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The "Oh Shit" Factor Waste Management for Our Minds

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The “Oh Shit” Factor
Waste Management for Our Minds

Edgy, humorous, informative, and life changing, this book challenges what we know about what we put into our minds and what comes out of our mouths. The word ‘shit’ is used as a metaphor for the toxic thoughts we put into our heads. Dr. Jampolsky states that this can result in constipation of the mind which can cause verbal diarrhea. What we put into our minds can be as important as what we put into our mouths. Cleaning out our minds can be just as important as cleaning our teeth.

The “Oh Shit” Factor is easy to understand with cartoons worth a thousand words. This short but powerful book can transform your life to improve your relationships and increase your happiness quotient if you choose to do so. Included is a case history that helps you understand SIMS SYNDROME (Shit In Mind Syndrome) and gives easy to follow guidelines on how to use forgiveness as a laxative for the constipated mind.

Just as many women as men say “Oh Shit” or variations on the theme, often as an expression of visceral feelings as opposed to profanity. The Glossary of “Oh Shit” terms is a must read along with the guidelines for waste management of the mind and ways of getting rid of the blocks that interfere with our experiencing a great life.


Jerry Jampolsky, M.D., is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and a former faculty member of the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco.
He is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of child and adult psychiatry, health, and education.

In 1975 Jerry established the original International Center for Attitudinal Healing pioneering the peer support group model for children, adolescents, and adults facing catastrophic illnesses, loss and grief, as well as the multi-faceted challenges in everyday life. A very popular program is the
“Person to Person” which consists of support groups for those who want to learn how to incorporate The Principles of Attitudinal Healing into their own lives. Today, there are independent Attitudinal Healing Centers and Groups offering free support throughout the world including North, Central, and South America; Western and Eastern Europe; the Near, Middle, and Far East; Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Over the last 30 years, Jerry and his wife, Diane Cirincione, Ph.D., have lectured and consulted throughout the United States and in 54 countries, on psychology, psychiatry, mental health, interpersonal relationships, the power of change,
attitudinal healing, loss, grief, and death and other life transitions as they affect both our personal and professional lives.

While working with and learning from people worldwide, Jerry has authored numerous books in over thirty languages. He has been the recipient of many international awards,including the 2005 American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award: Pride in the Profession Award.