Dr. Crawford's Products & Services

Bill Crawford Informal Head Shot

Welcome to My Store!

I am proud to say that over the last 3 decades, I have created many products designed to help you bring more clarity, confidence, and creativity to all aspects of your life. Below you will find books, DVD's, CD's and digital downloads on subjects such as parenting, food & weight, dealing with stress and difficult people, and life, in general.

In fact, many of my products reflect a new framework, or new way of thinking about achieving success that I call, "Life from the Top of the Mind." In order to help you identify which products incorporate this powerful philosophy, I have given them a similar look that reflects the graphics on my home page (the sunset over the lake, the blue brain, etc.). Of course, given that all of my products reflect my thinking, I'm sure you will see a common thread running through each. If you have any questions about what a product contains, or which one is best for you, please feel free to contact me via the contact page.

If you have any questions at all about how to apply the information in each product to a specific aspect of your life, feel free to ask. I enjoy giving those committed to becoming more influential in their lives my best thoughts on how to accomplish their goals in as short a time as possible.

Plus, you should know that all of my products and services come with a 100% unconditional, money-back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, just let me know, and you will receive a full refund.

Hopefully this guarantee, and my commitment to helping you bring more clarity, confidence, and creativity into all aspects of your life will allow you to shop worry-free. Enjoy! ~ Dr. Bill

Note to Buyer: The paperback books, "Freeing the Artistic Mind" and "Parenting The Young Artist" are sold by Amazon. Therefore, if you would like to purchase additional products such as the workbook, an ebook, or the MP3 audio, simply come back to this site after you have finished your Amazon purchases.

Life from the Top of the Mind
- Online Video Training System -


The truth is that life is complicated. That's why my "Life from the Top of the Mind" system isn't simply a set of catchy sayings or magic bullets, but a comprehensive program designed to support you in accessing your clarity, confidence, and creativity, regardless of the situation. It draws on the latest brain science, as well as, mindfulness techniques and cognitive psychology to help you understand why we react to difficult people and situations the way we do, and how we can become more influential in our lives and in the lives of others.

Most people like the comprehensive nature of the system, but they can feel a bit overwhelmed after hearing it all at once over the course of a few hours. Therefore, I have always wanted to create an online training that allows participants to understand the system one step at a time, and apply this understanding to their lives gradually so that they can take full advantage of the process.

I'm happy to report that this is now possible through a partnership with an organization in the UK that has developed an online learning platform called Compaso. As you can see from the graphic, this is a series of 20 modules, each with its own short video and "to do," or specific action that is designed to walk you through the system and support you in applying what you learn along the way. You will have the ability to go back and review any concept you like, plus, you also get access to my coaching via email should questions or concerns come up.

My sincere hope is that you find this new program to be just what you need in order to fully understand and implement this powerful system. Again, if I can be of help, all you have to do is ask.

To your happiness and success ~ Dr. Bill
$97.00 USD

Speaking, Consulting, and Special Purchases
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Life from the Top of the Mind-10 Disc Audio Series + Transcript (Audio CDs)
More than just an audio book, this 10-disc series is more like 10 sessions with Dr. Bill (a $1,000 to $1,200 value) in which he takes you step by step through his unique system, and teaches you how to access your clarity, confidence, and creativity, regardless of the situation.

Plus, this is new information that incorporates the latest research on the brain, and is only available here on Dr. Bill's Store.

Finally, there is no risk, because you have a 30-day, unconditional, Money Back Guarantee! That means that if after listening to this 10 session series, you don't believe that this is one of the best audio systems you have ever heard for bringing more clarity, confidence, and creativity to your life, just send it back, and you will receive a full refund...no guilt, no questions, no problem!

Haven't You Waited Long Enough To Take Charge Of Your life?

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

10 Audio CDs$97.00 USD

Life from the Top of the Mind-10 Disc Audio Series - JUST THE FILES (Audio Digital Download)
This is for those of you who only need the files. You save $ on the discs, the packaging, and the shipping. You will receive a link for each of the 10 sessions, and you can download them into your computer, iPad other other tablet, smart phone, or any MP3 Player.

Downloadable Version$47.00 USD

Life from the Top of the Mind (Hardcover Book)
Everyone has heard the statistics... 75% of Americans describe their lives as “very stressful”... anxiety, frustration, and burnout are rampant and with the pace of change, almost everyone predicts it’s just going to get worse! Plus, even though everyone is experiencing more stress than ever, they are also tired of traditional “stress management” and people giving them simplistic answers to life’s complex problems.

In his fourth book, Dr. Crawford addresses this problem by first explaining why this level of stress and frustration is so prevalent, and why so much of the advice about how to deal with these problems will never work! Next, using a conversational style that is free of psychobabble, this groundbreaking, 312 page hardcover gives its readers a concrete, comprehensive system for shifting to the upper 80% of their brain (the ”Top of the Mind”) and accessing the clarity, confidence, and creativity necessary for success in today’s world.
Hardcover Book$19.97 USD

Life from the Top of the Mind - eBook (Digital Download)
This PDF contains all of the information in the hardcover above, but you save the cost of printing and shipping. Plus, you get it immediately, which means you can begin applying the information immediately as well.

As with all of my products, feel free to contact me via the contact page if you have questions about anything that needs clarifying, or how to apply what you have learned to a specific situation.

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

From Chaos to Calm: Dealing with Difficult People (Paperback Book)
Would You Like To Know:

• The underlying causes of conflict, or how a simple disagreement can so quickly turn into a vicious cycle?
• When we are dealing with these "difficult people", how can we tap into their internal motivation to hear what we have to say as valuable information?
• How can we deal with conflict more proactively? Or, how can we interact with people in a way that defuses conflict before it starts, without ignoring the problem, or sweeping it under the rug?

Would you like to be able to apply this knowledge to employers, employees, coworkers, customers, friends, family, and even strangers? If so, this book is for you!
Paperback Book$12.97 USD

From Chaos to Calm: Dealing with Difficult People (Audio CD)
This is the audio CD taken from Dr. Crawford's second PBS special which allows you to learn how to deal with those customers and/or co-workers you encounter on a daily basis on the way to work, and then how to deal with any difficult family members you may be living with on the way home! The digital download version is perfect for listening on your iPad, iPhone or any tablet or smartphone.
Audio CD$17.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

From Chaos to Calm: Dealing with Difficult People (DVD)
For those of you who are visual learners and don't have time to read the book, you will enjoy this hour long DVD of Dr. Crawford's second PBS special entitled, "From Chaos to Calm: Dealing with Difficult People Versus Them Dealing With You."

Filmed in the studios of KUHT in Houston, TX, and then shown around the country on the PBS network, this DVD walks you through a step by step model for dealing with conflict, as well as, those difficult people who may be resistant to hearing what you are wanting them to know.

If you would like to use this as an inservice or training (complete with handouts and instructor's manual), see below.
DVD$24.97 USD

Downloadable Version$14.97 USD

Advanced Information on Dealing with Difficult People (DVD)
For those of you who have viewed Dr. Crawford's second PBS Special entitled, "From Chaos to Calm: Dealing with Difficult People Versus Them Dealing with You!" (or those who are just looking for new information on how to become more influential with others), you will enjoy this new DVD on difficult people and the brain. Taken from a recent keynote, this hour-long presentation incorporates all of the new information in Dr. Crawford's, "Life from the Top of the Mind" system, and applies it to dealing with difficult people.

You will learn:
• How to determine what part of the brain a difficult person is coming from, and why giving them information doesn't work.
• What part of our brain becomes engaged when dealing with a difficult person, and what we can do about this.
• How to engage the difficult person so that they shift from the resistant brain to the receptive brain where they can hear and understand what we are wanting them to know.

Bottom line, if you are tired of difficult people stressing you out, jerking your chain, or rattling your cage, and you want new information on how to become more influential with these people, this DVD is for you!

P.S. If you are wanting to use this DVD as an inservice or training, complete with handouts and instructor's manual, see below.
DVD$24.97 USD

Downloadable Version$14.97 USD

From Chaos To Calm: Dealing with Difficult People Inservice (DVD Package)
For those of you who may not have the budget to bring Dr. Crawford to your organization to speak, but still want to share his information with those within your organization, Dr. Crawford offers his level one training on "Dealing with Difficult People." Here, participants will view his DVD from his second PBS special, and learn how and why we become trapped in a cycle of conflict with these people and what we can do about it. This is an excellent foundational training that helps participants learn more about the problem, and gives them concrete steps to defusing conflict and dealing with people in general.

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$197.00 USD

Downloadable Version$147.00 USD

includes Handout, Instructor's Manual (PDF) & Video (MP4)


Advanced Information on Dealing with Difficult People Inservice (DVD Package)
This second inservice package incorporates Dr. Crawford's advanced training on difficult people and the brain. As with the level one package, this comes with handouts, permission to reproduce (the handouts, that is:-), and a detailed instructor's manual. The manual describes how to use this in formats from an hour to a half-day, and how to present the material in such a way that the participants are engaged and learn new information for dealing successfully with others.

In this inservice, participants will learn:
• How to determine what part of the brain a difficult person is coming from, and why giving them information doesn't work.
• What part of our brain becomes engaged when dealing with a difficult person, and what we can do about this.
• How to engage the difficult person so that they shift from the resistant brain to the receptive brain where they can hear and understand what we are wanting them to know.

As with all of Dr. Crawford's inservice trainings, you are invited to email him using the contact page of this website and ask him any questions about the material, or how to present it in the most effective manner.

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$197.00 USD

Downloadable Version$147.00 USD

includes Handout, Instructor's Manual (PDF) & Video (MP4)


Combined Basic and Advanced Information on Dealing with Difficult People Inservice
For those of you who want the best of both worlds, Dr. Crawford has put everything together in a two DVD package that includes handouts and an instructor's manual that describes how to present both DVD's and all the material enclosed in a half-day or multi-day format.

Here, your colleagues will learn the foundational tips and techniques on dealing with difficult people (listening, paraphrasing, clarifying before problem-solving, etc.) and then progress to learning advanced information on difficult people and the brain. Participants will benefit from the following combined learning objectives from both DVDs:

• The underlying cause of conflict, or how a simple discussion can so quickly turn into a vicious cycle.
• How to tap into the internal motivation of the difficult person to hear what we have to say as valuable information.
• How we can deal with conflict proactively, or interact with others in a way that defuses conflict before it starts without ignoring the problem or sweeping it under the rug.

As well as...
• How to determine what part of the brain a difficult person is coming from, and why giving them information doesn't work.
• What part of our brain becomes engaged when dealing with a difficult person, and what we can do about this.
• How to engage the difficult person so that they shift from the resistant brain to the receptive brain where they can hear and understand what we are wanting them to know.
Clearly the best value, this package also comes with complimentary consultation with Dr. Crawford on how to present the material in a way that engages the participants and ensures their learning. All this for only $347.00!

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$347.00 USD

Downloadable Version$297.00 USD

includes Handouts, Instructor's Manual (PDF) & Videos (MP4)


Anyone In Your Organization Dealing With Stress?

Dr. Bill Has Similar Basic & Advanced Inservices On
This Important Subject As Well!

"All Stressed Up & Nowhere To Go" - Stress Inservice (DVD Package)
This DVD, handout, and instructor's manual will give you everything you need to equip those in your organization with a new way to deal with stress. In fact, even in this basic package, participants will learn how to shift from the "Stressed Brain" to the clear, confident, and creative brain, change the chemical make up of their body, and bring their best to life!

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$197.00 USD

Downloadable Version$147.00 USD

includes Handout, Instructor's Manual (PDF) & Video (MP4)


Advanced Information on Dealing with Stress Inservice (DVD Package)
For those wanting advanced information on this subject, Dr. Bill offers this Level Two inservice package. Here participants will learn what actually causes stress, as well as four questions which will allow them to access the upper 80% of the brain, and stay in this "Top of the Mind" regardless of the situation!

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$197.00 USD

Downloadable Version$147.00 USD

includes Handout, Instructor's Manual (PDF) & Video (MP4)


Combined Basic and Advanced Information on Stress Inservice (DVD Package)
If you want the most complete package, and all the latest information on dealing with stress, frustration, and even resentment, Dr. Crawford offers this combined Level One and Level Two inservice package on stress. Suitable for a 2hr., half-day, or multi day training, this material will give participants all the information they need to bring their best to life.

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$347.00 USD

Downloadable Version$297.00 USD

includes Handouts, Instructor's Manuals (PDF) & Videos (MP4)


Combined Basic and Advanced Inservices on Dealing with Stress and Difficult People (DVD Package)
Since most people find that their stressors come in the form of both situations and people, the most complete solution is giving your people Dr. Bill's most complete system. In addition to the four DVDs , handouts, and instructor's manuals, this package includes an extra piece from Dr. Bill in which he gives you his suggestions for how to sequence this material for the maximum effect.

Free shipping within the Continental U.S.!

DVD Package$747.00 USD

Downloadable Version$577.00 USD

includes Handouts, Instructor's Manuals (PDF) & Videos (MP4)


All Stressed Up and Nowhere To Go! (Paperback Book)
Would You Like To Know:

• How stress is similar to diarrhea?
• How to deal more effectively with stressful situations in your life?
• How to create your life so that you find yourself in fewer stressful situations in the first place?

If so, then this book is for you. Not your typical stress management book, All Stressed Up & Nowhere To Go! (based upon Dr. Crawford's PBS special), is written to give you a practical, down-to-earth guide to dealing with all those situations and people that seem to drive you crazy! In addition, you will learn a model for becoming more influential in creating your experience.
Paperback Book$12.97 USD

All Stressed Up & Nowhere To Go! (DVD)
Here Dr. Bill invites you into his office and introduces new information on dealing with stress. Designed to lay a solid foundation and help you understand the true nature of stress (hint, it's not what you think), this DVD will also explain how to change stress from the problem to part of the solution, change the chemical makeup of your body when stressed, and shift to the clear, confident, creative part of the brain!
DVD$24.97 USD

Downloadable Version$14.97 USD

Advanced Information on Dealing with Stress (DVD)
After a quick review of the basics, this advanced DVD will teach viewers a second model designed to help them stay in the "Top of the Mind" and access the interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and sense of purpose that we all need to succeed.

In addition, viewers will learn a short cut… four questions that will allow them to shift to this clear, confident, creative part of the brain before the stress becomes so intense that blocks the ability to think straight. Further, this DVD will identify what actually causes our stress (hint, it's not what you think) and gives viewers a step-by-step model for success that can be applied to any aspect of life.
DVD$24.97 USD

Downloadable Version$14.97 USD

Dealing with Stress vs. Stress Dealing With You (Audio CD)
For those of you interested in an audio CD of Dr. Crawford discussing his unique perspective on stress, this should be just what you are looking for.

In this hour long keynote, Dr. Bill shows participants how to change the chemical makeup of their body, shift to the most purposeful, powerful part of the brain, and access their clarity, confidence, and creativity when stressed. All of this delivered with the humor and energy that has participants across the nation calling him the "Steve Martin of Psychologists!"

Not a bad way to start the day or refocus as you are driving home, don't you think?
Audio CD$17.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

How to Get Kids to do What You Want! (Paperback Book)
Would You Like To Know:

• How to avoid the “power struggle” that has kids becoming more resistant, and parents more stressed?
• How to tap into your kid’s motivation to cooperate?
• What to do when “we lose” it?
• How to regain control and respond more purposefully while teaching your kids what you want them to learn?

In our attempt to be good parents and/or teachers and raise “good kids”, one area most people consistently find frustrating is the problem of getting kids to listen, cooperate, and follow instructions. This often turns into a power struggle where even if the child is forced to obey, the result is rarely satisfying. This book is designed to address this problem by helping parents and teachers become more influential in the lives of their children.
Paperback Book$12.97 USD

How to Get Kids to do What You Want! - eBook (Digital Download)
Just like the paperback but cheaper, and you can begin reading as soon as it is downloaded.

As with all of Dr. Crawford's eBooks, this is a pdf which allows it to be ready on almost any eReader.

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

How to Get Kids to Do What You Want! - Unabridged Audio Book (Audio CDs)
For those of you who are too busy raising your kids and living your life to read, Dr. Crawford has recorded an unabridged version of his popular book "How to Get Kids To Do What You Want!" Not only will this have your children paying more attention to you and following your instructions but it will also allow you to teach them the qualities and characteristics you want them to have as adults!

Topics addressed include:

• Breaking the Power Struggle
• Dealing with Bedtime
• Sibling Rivalry and Fighting
• Homework
• Back Talk
• Teenagers
• And Even "Grown Children" (which Dr. Bill calls an oxymoron)

Therefore, if you don't have time to read a book because you are too busy trying to get your kids to do what you want, you can now listen to Dr. Bill give you all his tips and secrets.
4 Audio CDs$29.97 USD

Downloadable Version$19.97 USD

How to Eat Anything You Want and Never Gain Weight (Audio CD)
Everyone knows the problem... the vast majority of Americans are uncomfortable with their weight, and even though we spend $33 BILLION a year on weight loss programs, the situation seems to be going from bad to worse.

Therefore, what we don't need is another fad diet or magic weight loss system. What we do need, however, is a new, common sense approach to how we deal with food and weight... one that allows us to return to a natural way of eating and find our natural weight without counting calories or carbohydrates.

On this audio CD, Dr. Bill will discuss:
• How to enjoy your favorite foods AND EVEN DESSERTS without weight gain.
• Why finding versus losing is a better approach to weight control.
• How to shift from our body being the problem to making it a part of the solution.
Audio CD$17.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

How to Eat Anything You Want and Never Gain Weight (eBook)
For those wanting to know how to become more influential with respect to food and weight (or "How to Eat Anything Without Gaining Weight"), here you have an ebook that will give you new information and specific steps to follow.

What you won't get is a diet, or suggestions to just exercise more or count calories, or any of the other more traditional advice that has you needing to fear the problem to create a solution.

Instead, you will read and hear how to shift from external measures to internal signals, and create a new relationship with food that will allow your body to find its natural, normal, healthy weight, and stay there for the rest of your life!

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

Freeing the Artistic Mind (Paperback Book)
"Freeing the Artistic Mind" is just that...new information that frees students in the arts to be who they are and do what they love. Going way beyond "stress management," this book uncovers the science of becoming more influential in all aspects of your life, and dealing with auditions, difficult people, coursework, relationships, self-worth, time management, and "the future," with more clarity, confidence, and creativity.

The paperback version of this book is sold by Amazon. If you wish to purchase additional items, please return to this site after completing your Amazon purchase.
Paperback Book$19.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

Freeing the Artistic Mind (Workbook)
For those interested in having more influence in your college experience and your career, this workbook is designed to take all the material presented in my book, "Freeing the Artistic Mind," and support you in implementing it into your daily life. Many students and faculty have requested something like this after attending my master class on dealing with stress, people, and life. They spoke about their enthusiasm for the material, but also their concern about their ability to remember everything and put it into practice.

Therefore, Kaitlin Hopkins (Head of Musical Theater at Texas State University), Jim Price (Head of Dramatic Writing), and I have broken the material down into twenty lessons that can be presented over a semester or an academic year. In addition, we have come up with exercises that are designed to help you take the material, make it your own, and apply it to all aspects of your life.
Workbook$12.97 USD

Downloadable Version$12.97 USD

Freeing the Artistic Mind (eBook)
"Freeing the Artistic Mind" is just that...new information that frees students in the arts to be who they are and do what they love. Going way beyond "stress management," this book uncovers the science of becoming more influential in all aspects of your life, and dealing with auditions, difficult people, coursework, relationships, self-worth, time management, and "the future," with more clarity, confidence, and creativity.

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

Parenting the Young Artist (Paperback Book)
"Parenting The Young Artist" is designed to give parents who are helping those they love follow their dreams, and do so in a way that not only prepares them for the challenges of a career in the arts, but also creates a foundation for a loving, adult-to-adult relationship that can last forever.

In my role as Head of Musical Theater at Texas State University, I have the pleasure of working closely with the parents of young artists. I am thrilled that Dr. Bill Crawford has created a book for this population. Dr. Crawford has had a tremendous impact on the emotional/mental health of our students with his masterclass and book, "Freeing The Artistic Mind," and now he has adapted his philosophy to address the special challenges faced by parents with children in the arts. This is a must read for families who love and support young artists following their dreams. ~ Kaitlin Hopkins - Head of Musical Theater - Texas State University

The paperback version of this book is sold by Amazon. If you wish to purchase additional items, please return to this site after completing your Amazon purchase.
Paperback Book$12.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD

College from the Top of the Mind (Paperback Book)
“College From The Top Of The Mind” is designed to give college students new information about the neuropsychology of success. Going way beyond “stress management,” this book uncovers the science of becoming more influential in all aspects of your life, and dealing with exams, difficult people, coursework, relationships, self-worth, time management, and “the future,” with more clarity, confidence, and creativity.

The paperback version of this book is sold by Amazon. If you wish to purchase additional items, please return to this site after completing your Amazon purchase.
Paperback Book$19.97 USD

Downloadable Version$9.97 USD