Douglas McKee CRNA

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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 THINK.

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 emotions.

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 provides them.

In gaining an understanding of our thought processes, we can cease being the slave of our automatic ego and become its master.

Douglas McKee

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