The Story Behind Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts by Dr. John & Elizabeth McIntosh

As a medical practitioner (John) and counselor and therapist (Elizabeth), we have seen repeated instances of illness and suffering arising directly from negative thinking.

Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts 3While there are many books about positive thinking, there has been nothing published on defining and recognising negative thoughts and our work led us to realise that many people will say that they are positive, while their actual thought processes are dramatically negative.

This was confirmed by our research and found that people were on average 15% less positive than they thought and this fell by a further 40% when facing life challenges.

As a result, we formulated this brand new concept to make it simple and easy to recognise negative thoughts within yourself and from others. This is done using the “Three Magic Questions” and then our 3 Steps Process will eliminate the negative thoughts and replace them with a positive alternatives! It really works!

Negative thoughts occur impulsively and therefore we call them “Negative Impulsive Thoughts” or NITs for short. NITs is also a term for head lice and interestingly both are irritating, hard to recognise and treat, and spread from person to person in epidemic proportions! Be warned, they occur in everyone every day – and that includes you!

These strategies have been used now for several years in our clinical practice and with our businesses, families, and our personal lives. The great thing is that they work amazingly well and when you start to listen and notice the negative thoughts inside your head, from others and from the media, you start to understand that we are all facing a “NITs Epidemic”!

This book shares with you many real life experiences of our own and people that have been around us. From lightning storms at sea while covered in petrol, to delivering a baby in a South Pacific island and many more exciting experiences, this book will hold you attention while you absorb many life skills.

Elizabeth and I know the power of positive thinking and live that every day. However to achieve positive thinking, everyone needs to master their NITs and this book will give you A-ha moments as the lights turn on and you see life through a different and better perspective!

This is a philosophy that needs to be understood in every home around the world! It is a way of life and has the power to dramatically improve your life, your children’s lives and all those around you, as the ripples of positivity spread outwards around the globe!


John McIntoshDoctor H. John McIntosh is known as the “Medical Guru” through his columns and media presence.  He was educated as a medical doctor in Scotland. He received a general medical degree from Dundee University Medical School in 1984 and moved to Australia in 1993. He received his Specialist Physician qualification in 1988 from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and specialist Family Physician qualifications in 1990 from the Royal College of General Practitioners. Other certifications include: Approved Trainer of medical students, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; James Cook University Medical School, Central Queensland University; Trainer of Cognitive Institute programs, Cognitive Institute of Australia; Approved Trainer of sports medicine first aid courses, Sports Medicine, Australia; and Approved Allergan Cosmetic Injector training and trainer of injectors (doctors and nurses). Dr. McIntosh was the driving force in the building of the Mackay GP Superclinic. In 2013, his medical clinics were awarded the national AGPAL Community Engagement Award for outstanding level of commitment and involvement of the community and won a finalist award in the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards.

Elizabeth McIntoshRev. Elizabeth McIntosh is known as the “Positivity Expert” from her life’s work and research in the field. She trained as a life and wellness coach; certified personal fitness trainer under Ken Ware, Mr. Universe of 1994; counselor, hypnotherapist, meditation and yoga teacher; and spa trainer. She is a Reiki master Levels 1, 2 and 3, and a Reiki Master Trainer. She holds a BMSc in Metaphysics from the University of Sedona and the University of Metaphysics, and is an ordained minister through the University of Metaphysics. She runs retreats at her resort in Bali and has produced a series of CDs on health, relaxation, and success, and a TV documentary series, as well as being a magazine columnist and radio talkback presenter.

Their latest book is the nonfiction/self-help, Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts.


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