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Just a Thought: A No-Willpower Approach to Overcome Self-Doubt and Make Peace with Your Mind
Amy Johnson, PhD
New Harbinger / Softcover / 2021-10-01 / 1684038189
Self Esteem
price: $22.95
200 pages
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You are not your thoughts! Learn how to overcome negative thinking habits and self-doubt so you can experience more confidence, freedom, and peace of mind.

When you understand how your mind works, unhelpful and noisy thoughts move to the background, and your awareness shifts to something quieter and deeper. This is true peace of mind. And it’s not some unattainable goal reserved for the most enlightened among us. Anyone can experience it. This book will show you how!

From life coach and psychologist Amy Johnson, this user-friendly guide offers a no-willpower approach informed by ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience to help you change your negative thinking habits, make peace with your inner critic, and experience more self-confidence and freedom than you ever thought possible.

Our minds are hardwired to expect the worst. They love to replay the past and predict the future. They have strong opinions that feel solid and meaningful, but are always changing and contradicting themselves. When we think our thoughts define who we are, we suffer. But when we see the truth—and we glimpse the space that lies beyond those self-created stories—we suffer far less. This book will help you glimpse that truth, and use it to find lasting peace.


Just a Thought helps you see why you suffer, and it shows you how to wake up to your innate well-being.”
Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Total Meditation

Just a Thought is a must-read for anyone who feels broken or inadequate. Amy offers a radical approach to discovering peace of mind that is much simpler than conventional self-help. Follow her guidance, and you will discover the happiness, confidence, and well-being you never thought were possible. This book has the power to change your life!”
Gail Brenner, PhD, author of The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional

Just a Thought provides a road map to freedom of mind across a range of seemingly insurmountable issues. Discovering the way our mind works and learning how to react to it is a game changer for escaping anxiety, fear, and unnecessary harsh self-judgments. The book delivers on all fronts—a gentle, reassuring journey of discovering who we are by understanding what we’re not. True freedom from repetitive negative behaviors.”
John C. Dicey, global CEO, senior therapist, and coauthor at Allen Carr’s Easyway Worldwide

“This beautifully written and powerful book untangles so much of the confusion we feel every day, providing a simple and elegant alternative to the maddening cycles of the mind. This book distills some of the most complex concepts into usable, practical direction to find peace beyond your thoughts. A truly incredible, and life-changing read.”
Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind

“Amy Johnson knows exactly what minds do, and how they keep us stuck in harmful patterns. Just a Thought helps you look beyond your predictable, chattering thoughts and passing feelings—so that you can start to experience your true nature, which is filled with peace, resilience, and health. This book is profoundly insightful, yet simple and full of compassion for the struggles that we all share.”
Kathryn Hansen, binge eating recovery coach, and best-selling author of Brain over Binge and The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide

“To know who one is, is such a gift. To know what keeps us from knowing who we are is also a gift. Amy Johnson’s latest book, Just a Thought, clearly points us in this direction. So helpful! Thank you, Amy!”
Robert J. Solomon, MD, adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in San Diego, CA

“This is a gem of a book! It will awaken something beautiful that is found deep within your heart. It will help you recognize and remember the beauty of your essential core of well-being, your true self. Amy Johnson—with her characteristic down-to-earth, heart-to-heart style—will draw you in as if you were listening to a lifelong friend sharing her wisdom with you. Amy will guide you to become free of the thoughts and stories in your head that burden you and cover over your true self. As you become unburdened and your inner well-being is revealed, your life will effortlessly change and bring you a deep and fulfilling peace. I know that when you read this book you will want to pay it forward to all your family and friends!”
Dicken Bettinger, EdD, retired licensed psychologist, founder of 3 Principles Mentoring, and coauthor of Coming Home

“In a modern world of souls desperately seeking to calm their minds, Amy Johnson provides the invaluable insight needed to reconceptualize our experience for true peace (despite what our minds may tell us to the contrary!) Those brave enough to entertain just a few radically simple thoughts, may find a life-changing paradigm shift patiently waiting inside of them. Just a thought: your life may change with Just a Thought.”
Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine, and host of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast and The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast

“Amy Johnson has written a profound book pointing toward a paradigm shift of awareness that will transform your life. In easy-to-digest, bite-sized chapters, this book contains all you need to free your life from being terrorized by your mind. Amy offers a liberating shift in view to bring to any circumstances. Through connecting with perspective and kindness, you will learn to see everything with new, wise eyes.”
Vidyamala Burch, cofounder of, and coauthor of You are Not Your Pain and Mindfulness for Women

Just a Thought proves that we are not our ever-changing, psychological experience. We are the pure consciousness that lies beyond all experience, and that leads a LIT life.”
Shaman Durek, global leader; sixth-generation shaman; ambassador of Mandela Mile; and author of worldwide best seller, Spirit Hacking

About the Author:

Amy Johnson, PhD, is a coach, author, and speaker who shares a new paradigm for how our mind works that leads to lasting freedom from anxiety, depression, insecurity, and unwanted habits. She is author of Being Human and The Little Book of Big Change, and has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and in The Wall Street Journal.

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