The high-tech slick brick of the self-help industry

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

I remember way back in 2013 when I was living in Thailand, I didn’t want an iPhone.. or hell, even a smart phone.

No thank you 🙅‍♂️

Thailand 2013

I was perfectly happy with my $20 brick of a phone.

It received calls and text messages and that was all I wanted.

I absolutely did NOT want to open myself up to the crack addiction that is Facebook and social media 🤮

My friends thought I was insane.

They complained that I was really hard to get in touch with. Instead of texting me on Facebook to see if I wanted to have lunch with them, they were forced to send me an SMS (the horror 😱).

I held out for a long time… but like most, eventually I caved.

I mean, it was pretty annoying to have to print out maps, carry a digital camera with me everywhere and you know, actually talk to people in real life 🤷‍♂️

So I bought a high-tech slick brick (aka. an iPhone).

There were pros and cons to this of course.. but one of the pros was the fact that instead of having to carry around a digital camera, a printed map and a beat up iPod shuffle (remember those?), I could just carry around my shiny new iPhone because it did all those things (and MORE).

That’s the great thing about iPhones:

They put a bunch of different devices into one sleek, sexy brick-shaped thing.

It makes life a hell of a lot easier, simpler and less annoying.

Rageheart works like this too.

Since getting into the nervous system way of healing, I’ve lost just about all interest in every other form of “self-help”:

Meditation. Gratitude lists. Breath work. Ice baths. Journaling. Stoicism. Yoga. Self-help books and courses. Life coaches. Talk therapy. Conferences. Rebirthing. IFS. CBT. ACT. And more.


Because like with my iPhone and the various devices it replaces, the nervous system approach takes the place of most (all?) of these other systems and strategies.

That’s why I say Rageheart is the iPhone of the self-help industry.

For example, I no longer feel the need to meditate because I know how to silence my mind via the nervous system.

I also don’t feel the need to journal because I work things out, again, via and through my nervous system.

Self-help books no longer appeal because 99% of them are entirely focused on the mind… but I can deal with the mind via, you guessed it, the nervous system.

This is coming from someone who used to be ADDICTED to thinking. I wasn’t always like this. It’s all come as a result of Rageheart and learning to work with my nervous system.

What’s more is the fact that it does these other things BETTER than the original tools… kind of like how the iPhone camera is better than the digital cameras it replaced.

This simplifies everything.

Instead of 27 different problems, I have just one problem: 

Nervous system dysregulation.

Solve that and most other “problems” dissolve on their own.

If you’re sick and tired of running between self-help strategies and you’d like to upgrade to the “iPhone of the self-help industry” (so you only have ONE thing to do instead of 187 things to do), come join me in Rageheart when it opens on Dec 15.

If you’re already a member and feeling the sweet, sexy impulse (Rage 9), hit the Sign In link on the page below and get raging:



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