Does overthinking leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and wanting to pull your hair out?

Want to know some simple steps you can take right away that will make a world of difference?

Written by an ex-monk, Kick The Thinking Habit is a practical, step-by-step guide that will show you how to pull the plug on your busy mind to experience more inner peace and happiness straight away.

“Kick The Thinking Habit is an absolute must-read if you are troubled by incessant thinking. It offers clear and concise guidance to help you get back to a place of  peace and serenity.” Sandy C Newbigging, No. 1 best-selling author of Mind Calm.

Dear friend,

Is an overactive mind  driving you nuts and robbing you of your peace?

Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed from listening to the same old broken records playing over and over in your head and wish there was a way to pull the plug?

Well, I know exactly where you are coming from. And I also know the answer to your problem.

For years, I felt trapped inside my own head with a neurotic chatterbox for company—a whiny voice that never shut up, even for a moment.  

And I had no idea what to do about it.

I read self-help books, spent a small fortune on therapy and workshops, stuck positive affirmation post-it notes all around the house and in my car. And although these approaches brought some relief, none of them addressed the REAL ISSUE, which was this: 

My peace, or lack of it, was entirely dependent on whatever random thoughts happened to be passing through my mind in any given moment. My peace was at the mercy of something I had no control over. 

And then one day, on a meditation retreat, I had a light bulb moment which changed everything. 

It happened from one moment to the next. All the usual troublemakers were still there—the fear thoughts, the worry thoughts, the doubt thoughts—but they were no longer affecting my peace in the same way.

I have written this book to share with you a simple shift in perception that can literally change your life—no matter how busy or ‘screwed-up’ you believe your mind to be. The beautiful truth is that ANYONE can experience more peace.  And it doesn’t require time.


“I stumbled across this book searching for something different, I have read a ton of books on the subject……literally, the best book I have EVER read. Loved every word! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.” — Ryan Ford, Salem, Utah. 😉

A Life Changing Discovery

For years, my mind was like an out-of-control Frankenstein monster with a life of its own. I believed I had no option but to listen to its incessant ramblings all day long. 

When the thoughts were pleasant, I was happy. When they were unpleasant, I was unhappy. I was like a marionette being dragged around by the puppeteer mind.

And here is the crux of the matter. 

In my efforts to break free of mind-created suffering, I had been focusing on trying to ‘fix’ the mind itself—on trying to change undesirable thoughts and thinking patterns into more acceptable, more palatable. ones. I equated peace with having pleasant thoughts.

But what if your thoughts weren’t the real problem? 

What if the mind itself wasn’t the problem but the way you relate to it?

All along, I had been barking up the wrong tree— looking for peace of mind rather than making peace WITH the mind. 

In this book, you will learn how you habitually give the mind power by: 

  •  giving it so much attention and importance 
  • believing everything it tells you
  • judging and resisting the thoughts that arise
  • taking the thoughts personally
  • believing the thoughts are who you are

In truth, the mind has only as much power as you give it

Learn to withdraw your attention from the mind (I will show you how) and it loses its power to affect your peace. Instead of trying to find peace of mind through the near-impossible approach of trying to “fix” all your thoughts, learn to enjoy peace with your mind straight away through changing how you relate to thoughts as they arise.


“Thank you so much Richard for this wonderful book. It all makes so much sense. My mind has been tormenting me for years and I feel much freer already. I woke up excited this morning, ready to apply this wisdom, especially the part about taking the mind’s stories with a large pinch of salt. I have recommended the book to all of my friends. Thank you.”— Angela Brown, Canberra.


This 157-page ebook is written in 5 parts, which loosely represent the stages of my own journey. Reading this book will hopefully enable you to quickly grasp what took me years to see.

It is important to realise that breaking free of mind-created suffering need not take any time at all, regardless of how stuck you believe yourself to be. Changing your relationship with thoughts can happen in an instant.

Setting The Scene

  • unconscious thinking is a habit we learn at a young age
  • it is the ‘mother of all addictions’
  • you suffer when you take the voices in our head seriously, believe what they tell you and think you have no choice but to listen
  • the mind only has as much power as you give it

Distraction And Self-Improvement

  • alcohol, television, gadgets, over-working, busi-ness
  • self-improvement does NOT address the issue of addictive thinking
  • there’s no need to fix the content of the mind to experience peace
  • changing the ideas you have about the mind


  • becoming the watcher of the mind rather than being lost in the mind
  • deeply questioning our false beliefs and unfounded assumptions
  • taking the mind’s version of reality with a large pinch of salt
  • examining the belief that “there is something wrong with me as I am”
  • dropping our resistance to the mind –  accepting it exactly as it is
  • being innocent –  letting go of our preconceived ideas and beliefs

The Mechanics Of Thinking

  • exercises for watching the mind
  • becoming the watcher rather than the thinker
  • thoughts appear by themselves and, if left alone, disappear again
  • suffering is created by our resistance to thoughts
  • thinking itself is a choice


  • the mind pulls us out of the moment and into the past and future
  • experiencing life second-hand through the mind’s complex filters
  • how to experience the simple joy of being here now
  • present moment awareness stops thinking dead in its tracks
  • powerful exercises for directing the attention inward
  • the benefits of mindfulness and meditation


“Thanks for sharing your book. I have been trapped in the iron grip of excessive thinking and analyzing for many years. It has and is making me miserable. I read your book and while I am not yet free of addictive thinking, it certainly helped me with insights about how to question all the mind’s assumptions.” — Bettina Holdsworth, Durban.


My name is Richard Paterson. I am originally from Edinburgh, Scotland.

I spent many years sitting cross-legged at the feet of  gurus ( mostly Indian) and spent 7 years living as a monk. I have been teaching mindfulness meditation for over 20 years.

When I first ‘got’ the ideas outlined in this book, I wanted to shout it out from the rooftops!

After all, if there was a simple way to eradicate most of our mind-created suffering, wouldn’t everyone want to know about it?

The simple ideas I share in “Kick The Thinking Habit” really work. They have transformed my own life and the lives of many of my students. And it can do the same for you.

Paradoxically, attempting to escape the mind by trying to fix or change it, is precisely what keeps us trapped.

Once you see the mind for what it really is and understand the true cause of mind-created suffering, the issue is resolved in the seeing itself. There is nothing else you need do.

For the past 20 years, it has been my privilege and joy  to share these teachings with others — through spiritual life coaching, mindfulness classes and through my books. 


“Thank you. thank you, thank you! I have just read the whole book from cover to cover and feel freer already. Exciting stuff! I love the bit about ‘leave the mind in peace to do its thing and it will leave you in peace to do yours.” I can’t believe it is so simple—Aine Davidson, Dublin. 

For the modest price of $12.75,  the cost of a meal, you will have the timeless secrets of eternal and ever-lasting peace delivered directly to your inbox! How’s that for value?

Immediately after your purchase, you can download your e-book and start applying these life-changing ideas within minutes.

This eBook is in the Adobe PDF file format. If your computer doesn’t have the Adobe Reader software, please click here to install it for free. 

“Kick The Thinking Habit” comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. 

If you’re not satisfied with this eBook, just email me within 6 weeks of your date of purchase and I will cheerfully issue your 100% refund immediately – and you can keep the book too!

Your eBook purchase is 100% safe, secure and risk-free.

Wishing you peace and success! Richard

p.s Implementing the strategies in this ebook will immediately make your life more peaceful and enjoyable, so why delay another day?