You Are the PLACEBO Making Your Mind MatterYou Are The Placebo Book Cover
by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo, best- selling author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs.

Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect. He asks the question: “Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person’s health and ultimately in his or her life?” Then he shares scientific evidence (including color brain scans) of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The book ends with a “how-to” meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back—the first step in healing.

You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect . . . and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.

About the Author:
Joseph Dispenza D.C.
Researcher, Chiropractor, Lecturer and Author

Helping You Break the Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza, D.C., first caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since that movie’s release in 2004, his work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions—all of which reflect his passion for exploring how people can use the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

As a teacher and lecturer, Dr. Joe has been invited to speak in more than 26 countries on six continents, educating thousands of people in his trademarked easy-to-understand, encouraging, compassionate style, detailing how they can re-wire their brains and re-condition their bodies to make lasting changes. In addition to offering a variety of online courses and tele-classes, he personally teaches three-day progressive workshops and five-day advanced workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Joe is also a faculty member at the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine in Honolulu; the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York; and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He’s also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe explores the science behind spontaneous remissions and how people heal themselves of chronic conditions and even terminal diseases. He’s more recently begun partnering with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation during his advanced workshops. He and his team do brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs) and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine, as well as measure both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDVSputnik sensor. Soon, he plans to include epigenetic testing in this research, as well.

As a corporate consultant, Dr. Joe gives on-site lectures and workshops for businesses and corporations interested in using neuroscientific principles to boost their employees’ creativity, innovation, productivity, and more. His corporate program also includes private coaching for upper management. He has personally trained a group of 40 corporate trainers who teach his model of transformation to companies around the world. He recently began certifying independent coaches in using his model of change with their own clients.

As an author, Dr. Joe has written Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (Health Communications, Inc., 2007), followed by Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (Hay House, 2012), both of which detail the neuroscience of change and epigenetics. You Are The Placebo (Hay House, 2014), his latest book, builds on his previous work.

Dr. Joe received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University, graduating with honors. His postgraduate training covered neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity. When not lecturing and writing, Dr. Joe sees patients at his chiropractic clinic near Olympia, Washington.

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  1. Hiya Dr Joe

    I’m a 69 years old male married aspie (person with asperger’s syndrome) very successfully diagnosed and treated at age 49 by hypno-regression therapy as I had a nervous breakdown due to (inter-alia) sporadic memory recovery from self-hypnotically induced amnesias at ages 15 and 38.

    Those two amnesias were caused by realising I needed to ‘break the habit of being myself’ in order to cope with events not in my control.

    Nowadays I coach and counsel other people with autism and aspergers and as I have successfully used your ‘body-part-space’ guided meditation and “Break the Habit of Being Yourself” to achieve better managed mind-shifts than those two ‘total wipeouts’ of personal memory and identity that were aimed at giving god a clean slate in my head to write a new plan on.

    I therefore advise all my clients who need a mindshift to acquire and use that guided meditation and books to attain them. Additionally I had put my name down in advance to purchase your “You Are The Placebo”, which I have now received, thankyou, because I have been a faith healer from age 7, and will advise all my clients who need healing to to acquire and use it also.

    My question is this, do you have an affiliate program I can join to hyperlink my website with yours for the convenience of my clients many of whom suffer with extreme confusion and would be unable to find their way to you without going through my website?


  2. I am thrilled with Dr. Dispenza’s new work, You Are the Placebo. This is not surprising given that I have greatly enjoyed his previous works as well. As a fellow student of neuroscience, of course not at his level, I am pleased whenever related information is provided to the public in a thought-provoking, accurate and understandable way. We are in charge of our brains-minds-bodies and with the advancements in technology and the excellence of researchers such as Dr. Dispenza, we are finally learning how to make the changes we desire!
    Dr. Simone Ravicz

  3. Dear Dr. Dispensa, Thanks for the very insightful info. I wonder if all this work for severer clinic depression? I have such patient at home and I have read through the entire book looking for cure. I saw most of cases are with life terminal diseases, but none for depression. My guess is depression itself is a disease with this mind body thought feeling system itself and so it would prevent you from using this method to treat itself?
    Do you have any example of healing depression?
    I am using this meditation for my own joint pain now.
    Anyway to contact you or you staff member?


  4. Sir want to know how can placebo be used to cure mentalnretardation. My son has been diagonised as mild retarded.. how can i use this to heal him.

    From a desparate mother