The Thought Exchange

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The Thought Exchange: Overcoming Our Resistance To Living A Sensational Life is a self-help book written by David Friedman, published in 2011. A response to the law of attraction,[1] it claims that positive thinking techniques and self-help books cannot work unless the person becomes aware of his/her physical sensations and is willing to experience them.[2] The book also suggests that we are invisible 'avatars' who experience the world by noticing sensations and thoughts.[3] The book was promoted on the Today Show on April, 2011.[4][5] The methods mentioned in the Thought Exchange are also taught by Friedman in New Thought Churches across the United States.[6]

Documentary Film[edit]

The book became the influence for the 2012 film by the same title. The film was directed by Usher Morgan and starred Friedman, Lucie Arnaz, Arje Shaw and others.[7][8] The film received a few positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes [9] and was widely reviewed by various self-help and spiritual bloggers [1][10][11][12][13] The film was released Straight-to-DVD on May, 2012.


  1. ^ a b "The Thought Exchange: David Friedman Reveals The Secret's Missing Link". Here Women Talk. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ Skipper, Richard (2012-01-24). "Richard Skipper Celebrates...: David Friedman!". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  3. ^ The Thought Exchange, ISBN 9780578077901. Published by Library Tales Publishing
  4. ^ "Kathie Lee, Hoda and Sara talk Favorite Things - allDAY". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  5. ^ Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "The Thought Exchange At Unity Center - Fair Calendar". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
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  8. ^ "The Thought Exchange - Practical Method of Moving Beyond Positive Thinking: David Friedman, Lucie Arnaz, Michelle Spiro, Usher Morgan: Amazon Video". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  9. ^ "The Thought Exchange". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  10. ^ "The Thought Exchange". Film Threat. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  11. ^ Alysia (2012-05-04). "MichiGal: Review of The Thought Exchange". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  12. ^ "The Thought Exchange". Spoiler Free Movie Sleuth. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  13. ^ "Why Did "The Secret" Not Work ? a New Breakthrough Film, "The Thought Exchange", Tells All - Yahoo! Voices". 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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