Unshakable Certainty Book

I wrote Unshakable Certainty to give you life-changing knowledge and tools, the knowledge and tools you need to become more awake—more aware, more present and more mindful.

The book stands on its own. Below you can take a look at the reviews posted on Amazon for the book as well as comments on the life-changing Method featured in the book.

If you put them to work, the knowledge and tools in Unshakable Certainty will change your life dramatically. No doubt.

Sample Book Reviews for Unshakable Certainty

“Unshakable Certainty is loaded with the kind of practical and timeless wisdom that can help anybody and everybody.”

By Dr. Christiane Northrup,
M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” and “The Wisdom of Menopause”

Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars The book I have been searching for

By John Stewart

Australian evolutionary thinker and author of the internationally acclaimed book “Evolution’s Arrow: The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity”.

For a long time I have been looking for a book that translates the great discoveries of the Eastern religious and contemplative traditions into tools and wisdom that can be easily understood and applied by Westerners. The Eastern traditions have accumulated a wealth of powerful knowledge and practices that can enable anyone to live a more creative, wise, peaceful and aware life. However this knowledge is buried in a multitude of confusing, contradictory spiritual traditions, each with their own jargon, myths and worldviews. In the past Westerners have had to spend decades wading through this material in order to understand it and adapt it to their needs and culture.

Dr. Manganiello’s book is the one I have been searching for. I will recommend it to any people I meet who are interested in a clear, simple and powerful approach to self-development. The book contains the key discoveries made over thousands of years by the Eastern traditions. But it presents them clearly, without jargon and unadorned by the cultural idiosyncrasies of their diverse origins. It extracts the principles underlying Eastern meditative practices and uses them to develop much simpler and straight-forward tools. It shows us how we can easily integrate these into our busy Western lives, to our great benefit.

Importantly, the book goes beyond the approaches developed by the Eastern traditions. It also incorporates the great discoveries made by Western Psychology. It produces approaches and tools that combine the wisdom of the East with the science and energy of the West. Too often the Eastern traditions have concentrated on transcending the world that we live and work in. In contrast Western psychology has often focused more on helping people to function more effectively in `real life’. Dr Manganiello’s book has synthesized these approaches. The result is a practical guide to living a more creative and wiser life free from fear, self-doubt and insecurity.

The book is also a great read. I found it simple, clear and well written. And it is also entertaining. Dr Manganiello has a great ability to develop and use illuminating metaphors as a way of communicating ideas that might otherwise be confusing and complex.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!

By Thomas C. Putnam, Ph.D.
Senior Jungian Analyst , Former President New England Society of Jungian Analysts

Dr. Manganiello’s book “Unshakable Certainty” is a ‘must read’ for psychologists and therapists of all persuasions. He takes the reader on a clear and concise journey to a deeper layer of consciousness from which to live a fuller and more meaningful life. He shows that we can break free from our conditioned states. Dr. Manganiello clearly has integrated knowledge and wisdom from the East and applied it to the contemplative sciences. He offers a truly grounded and remarkable path to live without fear. If you have someone you love dearly then give them this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Game-changing, Life-shaping 5 Step Process of Transformation

By Lewis (Spike) Humer,
Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Performance-enhancement Expert

“Unshakeable Certainty” will rattle your reality about what has held you back in the past and give you a pathway to creating more clarity in your life.

In an easy-to-understand and implement five-step method, Unshakeable Certainty will help you reconnect with your authentic self and your unique purpose and help you build a bridge from where you are to where you want to be.

The book leads you to finding deeper meaning in your life, career, and relationships. Unshakable Certainty is a concisely-crafted book that leaves a lasting impact.”

5.0 out of 5 stars A real key to unraveling inner obstacles

By Amazonite

“Unshakeable Certainty” provides a clear map for understanding the forces that shape us without being wrapped in the tribal jargon of psychology. It offers a simple and powerful method which becomes a lens through which to focus, see more clearly through the haze of personal history and to bring the power of that insight to bear on achieving the kind of life one wants to live. It is well organized and connects the insights of the eastern wisdom traditions and western depth psychology in a way that helps one to tease out the faded echoes of past cause from the present cacophony of effects we so often must endure. In doing so it reveals a path which is a synergistic approach to achieve a greater inner harmony and sense of fulfillment. I heartily recommend Dr. Manganiello’s work to anyone serious about self-development and personal growth.

5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Therapy and Meditation

By Joan Perry,
Longtime personal growth and “Inner Fitness” practitioner and teacher

“Unshakable Certainty” is the one book that stays on my desk to remind me that I can be more aware and more free – right now. It has been said that what we accept as waking life is really a form of sleep and if we could awaken from it we could transform our lives. Dr. Manganiello’s clearly presented and thoroughly explained method for “waking up” has helped me live with greater joy and conviction. It’s allowed me to connect with wisdom that’s inside of me.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Compass for Navigating Challenging Times

By James Levine,
Yoga Instructor, Master Body Worker and Inventor

This book is much more than yet another self-help book based on psychological concepts and general ideas on how to improve your life. It provides clear strategies and step by step instructions for personal transformation by distilling the best of Eastern and Western knowledge. And it puts that knowledge to work in a powerful, yet easy to use practice, that will make you more aware, more conscious, and more alive. Unshakable Certainty is a masterful book by a masterful teacher.

5.0 out of 5 stars Makes profound spiritual and psychological practices accessible

By Rita Heron, MS,
Nurse Practitioner, Therapist

In his book, “Unshakable Certainty”, Dr. Jim Manganiello provides us with a body of work that expedites profound psychological change and inner growth. His writing is elegant yet simple. It makes the theoretical framework in the book and the 5 Step “Awakened Mind” Method Jim developed accessible to a wide range of seekers – from individuals to seasoned clinicians. The Method has strong transformative power when practiced. I’ve used it in both my personal inner work and with patients in my clinical practice for many years.

As hopeful and inspiring as the book is, the actual experience of liberation from inner distress to peace and self-awareness is the gold to be mined through PRACTICE of Jim’s Method. The first 3 Steps are a powerful mindfulness practice ideally suited for westerners, that can be applied to our daily life circumstances. They deliver a calm, clear, free and self-assured state of Awareness. With practice, this state of “unshakably certain” awareness becomes stable, and then we live from it.

Steps 4 and 5 enable us to put our psychological house in order. They yield deep self-knowledge and create the inner conditions needed support a free, aware and confident experience of life. It is hard to comprehend the healing that is possible when one engages in sincere relationship with his or her wounds/pain/shadow, as experienced in Steps 4 and 5 of Jim’s Method.

As a psychiatric provider who continues to update her repertoire of therapeutic modalities and who prescribes medications, I wholeheartedly endorse Jim’s book Unshakable Certainty along with the profound knowledge base and dynamic 5 Step Method it presents.

Jim’s Method has withstood the test of time in my personal and professional practices. It remains my `go to’ technique. It is through my numerous experiences using this technique that I can corroborate Dr. Manganiello’s assertions regarding the results the Method delivers. I highly recommend Unshakable Certainty to anyone committed to a happier, healthier and more deeply satisfying life for themselves, their loved ones and/or their patients.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great synthesis of wisdom East and West

By Michael Dowd
Author of “Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World” Endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize winning scientists and religious leaders.

“Unshakable Certainty” is crystal clear and superbly practical. If you’re looking to deepen your awareness and improve the quality of your life and relationships, read this book! A better presentation of Eastern wisdom for Westerners would be hard to find.

5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful package of tools for real change, wisdom and clarity

By Jeff Drake, M.A. ,
Director: Successful Parenting

Having known Jim Manganiello and his work for over twenty years I can say unequivocally that no one I know has dedicated his life more to cut through all that gets in the way of happiness and real fulfillment. He works with objectivity, and integrity to gather the absolute best understanding of what makes us tick and what will make us happy. If you want a great ride into this wisdom and enjoy real compassion, eloquence and humor this is for you. Knowing Jim and his work has made my life totally different and I recommend you get your hands on his book “Unshakable Certainty”.

5.0 out of 5 stars Unshakable Certainty Lights up a Compelling Path

By David Riklan,
Internet thought leader and Founder of SelfGrowth.com

Dr. Jim Manganiello’s book “Unshakable Certainty “makes a brilliant and badly needed contribution to the personal growth and well-being literature. The book lights up a compelling path of personal growth and deep inner work. It’s written in a style that conveys complex ideas in clear and easy to understand language.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience as a depth psychologist and long-term meditator, Jim translates the wisdom of the depth psychotherapy tradition and the wisdom of the eastern contemplative tradition into an integrated knowledge base. He then empowers us to put that powerful knowledge base to work by giving us an ingenious Method to do so.

5.0 out of 5 stars Personal “Tools” for Meaningful Change

By Heather Edelman
Human Resources expert and writer

“Unshakable Certainty” is a book that not only addresses our primordial psychological, well-being and spiritual problems but it also offers the knowledge and tools to genuinely work on these problems with powerful results.

5.0 out of 5 stars Unshakable Certainty is an Unshakable Must-Read, October 27, 2010

By Brian Kelly ,
Founder of Global Fitness Club

“Unshakable Certainty” is a wonderful read. Jim Manganiello’s extensive experience shines through as he utilizes a very intelligent writing style to create a very easy to understand step-by-step roadmap to a more free, more creative and more self-assured life. This roadmap includes a clearly explained and illustrated method that allows one to be more mindful, more present and more relaxed in their daily life. I find that in stressful moments I can turn to Jim’s method to instantly pull the plug on stress and enter into a more relaxed state of mind.
Jim’s unique and illustrative approach transforms a potentially complex idiom into a delightfully engaging and thought-provoking journey. It’s obvious that Jim knows what he’s talking about and the book has opened my mind again to some of the deeper possibilities in my life and how to realize them.
“Unshakable Certainty” is an Inspirational and Liberating Must-Read.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read

By Mark123

“Unshakeable Certainty” is a clear, exciting read like Jim Manganiello himself whom I have personally known for many years through good and bad times. The book shows Jim’s wit and his amazingly deep understanding of the human condition. It’s filled with compassion. The book helps you travel through our everyday world to a more aware, more peaceful and a more healthy life and understanding.
The book shows that “Unshakable Certainty” is a state of calm, clear, self-assured awareness that one can discover and learn how to live from. The 5 step method featured in the book to do this is clearly explained and well illustrated with analogy, metaphor and many examples. I’ve found this method to be a powerful way to break free from the noise of my “patterns and programs” and to “wake up” at any moment. The book and Jim’s method will also help you to stay more connected to the deeper parts of yourself, to unplug from stress and to enjoy your life more.

5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Medical Certainty

By Ted A. Pappas,
(M.A. Cantab),Lic. Ac.

Dr. Manganiello has provided us with a straight-forward method to attain inner peace and direction. Using comfortable terms he has intertwined ancient medical wisdom with modern psychological insights. The result is a deep and personal pathway to contentment. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I found this book to be an exceptionally helpful expose on the first branch of East Asian Medicine: Meditation. His book explains how to integrate these meditative practices into a moment to moment existence. In this way one can realize a high degree of peacefulness and health in all aspects of life. I have recommended this book to many of my patients.

Sample Comments On The Method In Unshakable Certainty

“The MESICS Method™ in the Unshakable Certainty book is a 5 Step Process that turns even difficult moments into an adventure by enhancing self-knowledge. I welcome this deepening of my awareness. I marvel at just how good Jim is at what he does. His level of work is a rare find.”
—Joanna Stull, R.N., M.A., LMHC

“The book’s Method is a powerful resource for staying clear, calm and centered in pressured situations that require high levels of awareness and performance excellence.”
—Joseph Ragusa, Airline Pilot

“The Method clearly describes in the book has given me lifelong tools to use whenever I am stuck. I can trust myself and the Method to see anything through.”
—Judy Arisman, Art Director, Arisman Design Studio

“The MESICS Method described in the Unshakable Certainty book has become a way of life for me. It is a true, unfailing path from conditioned hell to authentic being. Like the welcome sight of my porch light after a long journey, the MESICS Method consistently guides me home to myself.”
—Rita Heron, R.N., M.S.


I suggest you purchase my book and my new Audio together because, from my own experience in developing and testing each, I know firsthand they can be powerful companions. And I intended them to be. Here’s why.


Although each can easily stand alone, together they complement each other in ways that will move you along more quickly and more deeply—while giving you access to a bigger picture view.

The book includes a powerful practice, the MESICS© Method, drawn from the best of both eastern meditative and contemplative traditions and western psychological “Inner Work” traditions.

Together, they will do these two things for you:

1. The Audio will introduce you to the Awakened State and train you to find it at will
2. The Book’s Method will show you how to further strengthen and stabilize your connection to this Awakened State—while you are in your daily life circumstances.

You do not need to limit your practice and training to listening to the Audio to reconnect with the Awakened State.

You can do it wherever you are. The book’s Method shows you how to bring the Presence and Mindfulness the Awakened State grants, into your everyday life.


Unshakable Certainty also shows you how to use your Creative Imagination to create the inner conditions you need to live from who you most deeply are.

The book shows you how to “renovate” your personality infrastructure so you can stay awake, mindful and present.

This renovation will empower you to avoid the problems so many western meditators have. Problems that emerge when they try to wax a dirty floor with spiritual practices for an hour or so a day.

During the rest of the day they avoid what they can’t see or don’t want to know about themselves. The Creative Imagination is a powerful resource for self-knowledge and life change. Book will show you how to use it and the Audio keep you soaked in the awareness of why you should

Here’s your no risk buying options. Please note, I guarantee your satisfaction 100%. If you’re not completely satisfied, I will refund your purchase price. Just let me know within 30 days.

The Awakened State Audio

Price: $19.99


Unshakable Certainty Book

Price: $9.99


The Awakened State Audio
& Unshakable Certainty Book (bundled)

Price: $24.69