Dr. Joe Dispenza holds a bachelor of science degree, with an emphasis on neuroscience. He has received postgraduate training and continuing education in neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, aging, and longevity.
In his book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself,” Dr. Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics, and gives a step by step plan where a person canteach themselves how to overcome the devastating symptoms of the “flight or fight” survival emotions that have plagued them since they were a child.
In his latest book: “You Are the Placebo”, he 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.
He is currently involved as a speaker, author, and researcher. He says, there was a moment, that changed his life, and started him on a whole new journey.
He was 23 at the time, with a relatively new chiropractic practice in California, and had trained hard for a triathlon for months.
He said, “I had finished the swimming segment and was into the biking portion of the race when it happened. I was coming up to a tricky turn where I knew we’d be merging with traffic. A police officer, with his back to oncoming cars, waving me on to a right turn. As I passed two cyclists on the corner, I was hit from behind by a bronco going 55 mph."
“I would soon learn that I had broken six vertebrae: I had compression fractures in the thoracic 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and lumbar one...”
Dr. Dispenza was told he needed surgery to implant Harrington rods 12 inches long along both sides of his spinal column.
He said,“Maybe I was just young and bold at that time in my life, but I decided against the medical model and the expert recommendations. I believed that there’s an intelligence, an invisible consciousness, within each of us that’s the giver of life. It supports, maintains, and protects us every moment."
"I reasoned at the time that if this intelligence was real and if willfully, mindfully, and lovingly demonstrated such amazing abilities, maybe I could take my attention from my external world and begin to go within and connect with it..."
So for 2 to 3 hours, sometimes twice a day he went within and began creating a picture of his intended result: a totally healed spine.
Of course, he became aware of how unconscious and unfocused he was. But he realized that when a crisis or trauma occurs, we spend too much of our attention and energy thinking about what we don’t want instead of what we do want.
He said,“In the middle of my meditations on creating the life I wanted with a fully healed spine, I would all of a sudden become aware that I’d been unconsciously thinking about what the surgeons had told me a few weeks prior: that I’d probably never walk again. I would be in the midst of inwardly reconstructing my spine, next thing I knew I was stressing over whether I should sell my practice. While I was step by step mentally rehearsing walking again, I would catch myself imagining what it would be like to live the rest of my life sitting in a wheelchair."
"So every time I lost my attention and my mind wandered to extraneous thoughts, I was definitely going to do the whole scheme of imagery over again. It was tedious, frustrating, and quite frankly, the most difficult things I’ve ever done."
"Finally, after six weeks of arguing with myself and making the effort to be present with this consciousness, I was able to make it through my inward reconstruction process without having to stop and start over from the beginning."
"At 9 ½ weeks after the accident, I got up and walked back into my life not having a body cast or any surgeries. I had reached full recovery. I started seeing patients again at 10 weeks and moved back to training and lifting weights again, while starting my rehabilitation, at 12 weeks."
"And now, 30 years after the accident, I can honestly say that I hardly ever have back pain."
"In time, I also became interested in spontaneous remissions: people healed from a serious disease or conditions deemed terminal or permanent, without traditional medical interventions...”
He traveled to several different countries, seeking out many people who had been diagnosed with incurable illnesses, and treated with conventional or unconventional ways, either staying the same, were getting worse, until all of a sudden, they got better. What he found was each of these miraculous cases relied on a strong element of mind control.