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The Everest Principle
How to Achieve the Summit of Your Life
by Stephen C. Brewer, Peggy Wagner
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The Everest Principle

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Publisher Hay House
Publication Date 1/14/10
ISBN 978-1-4019-2460-7

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This book is called The Everest Principle because Mt. Everest is the highest, and arguably, one of the most challenging mountains a person can climb. The metaphor of climbing Mt. Everest is woven throughout the book as a means to guide you through the trail markers for peak performance.

Everyone has, at some point in their life, an Everest to ascend. The Everest Principle becomes your “outfitter” to assess, prepare, train, guide, and equip you for the expedition to the top of your personal Everest. This Principle requires the use of an integrative approach that addresses your medical, nutritional, physical, and behavioral health.

Peak performance does not limit itself to the elite athlete or performer. It is for anyone who wants to improve his or her individual life. These treks may include real-life challenges such as achieving a higher level in your relationship with another, getting a promotion, running your first 5K fun run, or weight loss. The purpose of this book is to instill you with the belief that you can overcome barriers, attain high-level goals, and enhance your life in every way!

About the Author

 

Stephen C. Brewer, M.D., was raised in a small Midwestern town in Ohio, the son of a country veterinarian. He graduated from The Ohio State University and the Medical College of Ohio, and then completed a Family Medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He began his professional career as a small-town doctor and later moved to Cincinnati, where he started and developed a successful group family practice. During this time he became interested in alternative therapies. He studied a form of hypnosis called guided imagery, trained in medical acupuncture at UCLA, and completed a Fellowship of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.

Dr. Brewer became the first medical director of the TriHealth Hospital Integrative Medicine Department in Cincinnati. In 2004 he assumed the role as Medical Director at the Canyon Ranch Health Resorts in Tucson, Arizona. At Canyon Ranch, Dr. Brewer, along with his co-author Peggy Wagner, have organized and developed the Canyon Ranch Peak Performance Program.

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Peggy Wagner is a small-town farm girl who grew up with big dreams. From early on, she used mental rehearsal and guided imagery to drive and support her success. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Peggy currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. She has worked with those from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a range of settings, such as alternative schools, prisons, hospitals, and drug-and-alcohol treatment centers. She has been trained in hypnosis and EMDR and has spoken internationally on peak performance and other wellness-related topics.

Peggy spends most of her time outdoors with her horses and dogs. A long-time fitness advocate, she loves distance-running and swimming and uses the techniques described in The Everest Principle to achieve her own peak performance.