Relaxation Revolution has garnered five-star reviews on Here is what other experts and media are saying about the work of Benson and Proctor:

“Nearly 35 years ago [Dr. Herbert Benson] became a kind of medical rock star with his bestselling book The Relaxation Response. It outlined a pioneering approach to relieving stress and a host of medical conditions related to it. Today…it is as relevant as ever.”

—Linda Matchan, Boston Globe


“Dr. Benson is truly one of the seminal thinkers bringing the integrated study of the mind and body to western medicine.”

—Dr. Mani Bhaumik, University of California Los Angeles


“Peaceful thoughts really can influence our bodies, right down to the instructions we receive from our DNA.”

ABC News

“Herbert Benson, MD, is the father of modern mind body medicine. Dr. Benson’s research has demonstrated that the relaxation response is the physiological counterpoint to the fight-or-flight response and serves as a natural antidote to stress.”

—Daniel Redwood, Health Insights Today


“Herbert Benson, M.D. and William Proctor have been enlightening pioneers in their studies…their work can be shared by everyone, not just health-care practitioners.”

—Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame


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Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Tyler Cooper and William Proctor. Start Strong, Finish Strong.


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Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. Controlling Cholesterol.
        Bantam, 1988; Paperback 1989.

  • International Best Seller in both hardback and paperback (18 weeks on New York Times hardcover best seller list).
  • Approximately 250,000 hardbacks and 1.5 million paperbacks sold in the U.S.
  • Sequel: Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way
      Bamtam, 1999. Perenniel back list best seller.


Dr. Kenneth Cooper. The Aerobics Program for Total Well Being.
        M. Evans 1982; Bantan, Paperback 1983.

  • Literary Guild Selection; Glamour, Runners World, Vogue; more than 40 foreign editions.
  • Publisher's Weekly Annual Trade Paperback Bestseller List

Dr. Kenneth Cooper. Fit Kids!
Broadman & Holdman, 1999. First Edition published as Kid Fitness.

  • Forward by Arnold Schwarzennegger (Arnold's piece ghostwritten by William Proctor.)
  • Book of the Year Award by Child's Magazine


Dr. Herbert Benson and William Proctor. Beyond the Relaxation Response.
        Tmes Books, 1984; Berkeley Paperback 1989.

  • Perenniel backlist seller, bestseller
  • Mulitlple foreign editions, international bestseller
  • Scientific support for the power of the "faith factor" to enhance health, by the Harvard Medical School cardiologist, stress expert and author of the No. 1national best-seller, The Relaxation Response.



Dr. Richard Podell and William Proctor. The G-Index Diet.
        Warner Books, 1993; Paperback 1994.

  • Family Circle Diet of the Year
  • Prevention Book Club Selection
  • Perenniel bestseller national and regional lists
  • First to use the "glycemic index" to control appetite and weight



Dr. Herbert Benson and William Proctor. The Breakout Principle: Activate the Natural Trigger that Maximizes Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being
        Scribner, 2003; Paperback 2004.

  • National Bestseller - Reached No. 16 on overall bestseller list and top 100 on list.
  • First serial rights sales to Family Circle and Prevention
  • Featured in "O" (Oprah's) Magazine; Reader's Digest cover story; Saturday Evening Post cover; New York Times science section feature.
  • Book of the Month Club; Quality Paperback Book Club.
  • Russian, Chinese, Japanese and other foreign rights sold.
  • Templeton Foundation "Book of Distinction" Award, 2004. official review of The Breakout Principle:

"[Dr. Herbert Benson] and skillful co-author William Proctor illustrate points with case studies and personal reflections, making complex medical and philosophical issues more easily accessible.


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