THE MENTAL MECHANIC
Douglas McKee CRNA
Available for Interview
Hello, my name is Doug McKee. I am a Nurse Anesthetist. I have been
practicing anesthesia for 35 years and the one thing all my patients
have in common is they are really afraid of anesthesia, and so are
their families. Because I wanted to help my patients be more calm
before I anesthetize them, I started studying fear; what fear is,
its effects on the body, and how does it really work, and I discovered
that any fear we feel that is not associated with actual danger
is only imaginary. That means 99.9% of our fears aren't real.
They are the results of faulty thinking.
Danger is real and we feel fear when confronted with the threat
of actual harm. For example, stepping out in front of a car puts
us in danger and we take action to get out of the way. On the other
hand, if we are feeling stressed or worried and we look around,
we will see there isn't any real danger. The fear we feel at that
time is simply the product of some soap opera thinking that is going
on in our head, and we can easily learn to eliminate it.
I also discovered all of our thought processes are actually very
mechanical in nature, and easy to understand. My book, Mental Mechanics:
A Repair Manual, is the first book that really explains HOW HUMANS
How we think is actually more important than what we think. Mental
Mechanics describes the processes involved in emotions; how we use
what we know, and how our individual life experiences create our
emotions, and most importantly, how we can control our negative
Mental Mechanics also explains the thought processes involved
in "Needs" and "Wants" because they are so very
different. We need to be clear about the difference or we can end
up wasting a lot of time and money on stuff we think we wanted only
to find out it just puts us farther in debt and really makes our
life more difficult.
The last half of Mental Mechanics describes how we use our internal
thinking processes to relate to the rest of the world. Those processes
are called relationships, parenting and work. There are thought
processes we can all start using right now to help us become more
successful in each of them.
For example, there is even a new list of Wedding Vows in the chapter
on relationships that can help a couple stay focused on what is
important to keep their marriage successful. Mental Mechanics is
about learning to take control of our thinking processes so we can
eliminate about 99% of our negative emotions and start thinking
like successful people do, because successful people DO THINK DIFFERENTLY.
Mental Mechanics can teach your audience how to eliminate the
thinking habits that keep them from reaching their goals, and replace
them with thinking habits that assure success. Habits can be changed
much more easily if we have better alternatives and Mental Mechanics
In gaining an understanding of our thought processes, we can cease
being the slave of our automatic ego and become its master.