The Language of Emotions

The Language of Emotions Author Karla McLaren
ISBN-10 1591798973
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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Your emotions contain brilliant information. When you learn to welcome them as your allies, they can reveal creative solutions to any situation. For 35 years, empathic counselor and researcher Karla McLaren has developed a set of practical tools for the real-world stresses of family, career, and the quest for personal fulfillment. In The Language of Emotions, she presents her breakthrough teachings for a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states. Your emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy. We’ve all seen what happens when we repress or blindly express them. However, there is a powerful alternative. In The Language of Emotions, you’ll learn to meet your emotions and engage with them to safely move toward resolution and equilibrium. Through experiential exercises covering a full spectrum of feelings from anger, fear, and shame to jealousy, grief, joy, and more, you will discover how to work with your own and others’ emotions with fluency and expertise. When we relate to our emotions with respect and authenticity, we can directly access our innermost wisdom, unfold the deepest parts of ourselves, and heal our most painful wounds. The Language of Emotions gives us a much-needed resource for self-understanding and freedom: How to overcome addictions, distractions, and unresolved trauma—the three primary impediments to emotional ease Using the energy of anger to protect and restore personal boundaries Step-by-step guidance in the five skills of the empath (someone skilled in reading emotions) How to balance your “quaternity,” a metaphor for the interplay of mind, body, spirit, and emotions Honoring sadness as a source of release and rejuvenation Joy, the natural response to beauty and communion Praise “In my graduate education in counseling psychology, I found very little information about our emotions. Yet in my work as a therapist and educator, I’ve seen that emotions are key to healing. Karla McLaren’s book offers an outstanding guide to the signals and messages emotions send us, along with clear instructions for intelligent and emotion-supporting actions we can take in response. Karla has made a huge contribution to the well-being of us all; The Language of Emotions will become required reading in all of my courses.”—Nancy —Feehan, MFT, adjunct professor of counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco “Karla McLaren’s unique, empathic view of emotions surprisingly revalues even the most ‘negative’ emotions and opens pathways to understanding the depths of the human soul.” —Michael Meade, author of The World Behind the World and The Water of Life “This book changed the way I relate to others, and to myself, forever.” —Gavin De Becker, author of The Gift of Fear

The Language of Emotions

The Language of Emotions Author Karla McLaren
ISBN-10 1591797691
Year 2010
Pages 415
Language en
Publisher
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"Karla McLaren's unique, empathic view of emotions surprisingly revalues even the most `negative' emotions and opens pathways to understanding the depths of the human soul."---Michael Meade, author of The World Behind the World and The Water of Life --

The Art of Empathy

The Art of Empathy Author Karla McLaren
ISBN-10 9781622030675
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With The Art of Empathy, she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity—to connect with them more deeply and effectively. Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions, this book explores: Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon but a natural, innate ability that we can strengthen and develop How to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries The process of shifting into the perspective of others How to provide support in a sensitive and healthy way Insights for navigating our hyper-connected social landscape Targeted chapters for improving family, workplace, and intimate relationships Ways to expand our empathy to our community, global levels of society, and the natural world More than ever, reflects Karla McLaren, the time for empathy has come. The Art of Empathy brings welcome, practical guidance for mastering this essential life skill.

The Book of Human Emotions

The Book of Human Emotions Author Tiffany Watt Smith
ISBN-10 9780316265393
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world. How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpok or filled with nakhes? Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions. But if that makes you feel uneasy, suspicious, and maybe even a little bereft, THE BOOK OF HUMAN EMOTIONS is for you. In this unique book, you'll get to travel across the world and through time, learning how different cultures have articulated the human experience and picking up some fascinating new knowledge about yourself along the way. From the familiar (anger) to the foreign (zal), each entertaining and informative alphabetical entry reveals the surprising connections and fascinating facts behind our emotional lives. Whether you're in search of the perfect word to sum up that cozy feeling you get from being inside on a cold winter's night, surrounded by friends and good food (what the Dutch call gezelligheid), or wondering how nostalgia evolved from a fatal illness to enjoyable self-indulgence, Tiffany Watt Smith draws on history, anthropology, science, art, literature, music, and popular culture to find the answers. In reading THE BOOK OF HUMAN EMOTIONS, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone) and gain unexpected insights into why you feel the way you do. Besides, aren't you curious what nginyiwarrarringu means?

The Secret Language of Feelings

The Secret Language of Feelings Author Calvin D. Banyan
ISBN-10 9780971229051
Year 2003
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Hypnosis.org
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This book reveals what people have wanted to know about the human condition from the very beginning of time: What are feelings for? Within its pages, you will discover the secret language of feelings. That language is a voice within us. Sometimes it is as soft as a whisper; sometimes it is as loud as a roar. It is an important voice, which, when fully understood, gives you a kind of guidance that no other voice can. The information in The Secret Language of Feelings was revealed during thousands of hours of working with hypnotherapy clients at the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services. It came from clients who spoke to us both in the normal waking state and in the state of hypnosis. You do not need to undergo hypnotherapy in order to benefit from this book; however, it would make a perfect companion book for anyone involved in any therapy process or working on self-improvement. The Secret Language of Feelings gives you a rational and reliable approach to understanding and responding to your feelings and emotions. It shows you how to create a more satisfying life right now! You will learn how to overcome anger, guilt, frustration, sadness, loneliness and even "everyday" depression. You will better understand yourself, your family and the people you interact with on a daily basis. In short, The Secret Language of Feelings offers the key to emotional rescue and beyond to happiness and success in life.

Wise Mind Living

Wise Mind Living Author Erin Olivo
ISBN-10 9781622033836
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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Are you easily overwhelmed by your emotions? Is stress hurting your relationships and getting in the way of reaching your goals? With Wise Mind Living, esteemed psychotherapist and Columbia University professor Dr. Erin Olivo presents an in-depth resource that empowers us to stop struggling with emotions like fear, anger, shame, and sadness—and discover the doorway to better health and increased fulfillment in every area of our lives. “When you’re living in balance between your emotions and logic, you’re experiencing Wise Mind Living,” explains Dr. Olivo. “It’s when you have the confidence to deal with difficult decisions or situations because you’re in charge—not your emotions.” The teachings and practices in this book give you a new understanding of the physiology of emotions and the debilitating effects of stress. Dr. Olivo provides mindfulness-based exercises and lifestyle skills to help us change the way we think, feel, and behave in situations where stress and anxiety arise, and gives practical instruction in putting it all together to manage your emotions for health and well-being. Wise Mind Living invites you to explore: Mindfulness—what it is and how to practice it Combining the strategies of change and acceptance The universal structure of all emotional experience Becoming fluent with the eight core categories of emotion Why there is no such thing as a “negative” emotion The Wise Mind Review to objectively observe your experiences Overcoming conditioned responses and knee-jerk reactions Relinquishing struggle as the pathway to change Plus, step-by-step instruction in Dr. Olivo’s six-week Wise Mind Living program For anyone looking to get a handle on stress and anxiety once and for all, Wise Mind Living gives you a practical resource to help you navigate life’s difficulties with balance, confidence, and inner peace.

F ck Feelings

F ck Feelings Author Michael Bennett, MD
ISBN-10 9781476789996
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice—problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more—and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter,F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for.

Emotions

Emotions Author Mary C. Lamia
ISBN-10 1433811936
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher
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Discusses emotions from anxiety and fear to sadness and anger, revealing their value to inform, affect decisions, and motivate someone.

Nothing s Wrong

Nothing s Wrong Author David Kundtz
ISBN-10 9781609251925
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Conari Press
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Too many guys of all ages have only about half the information they need to live successful professional and personal lives. Most men are terrific with their thinking half--the part that deals with facts, figures, and information. Nothing's Wrong helps men find the half that's missing--the emotional half. Men have long been conditioned to conceal a full range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and worry. Author David Kundtz shows men how to identify and express whatever they're feeling in a healthy way and to learn to be comfortable with the feelings of others. He provides the tools and language with which men can access and express deep, vibrant, emotional lives. Written for males, from teenagers to grandfathers, Nothing's Wrong liberates men so that their jobs and relationships can flourish and they can find new, lasting success in life, in the ways that really count. Kundtz helps men become skilled and confident with the emotional part of life with a variety of stories, simple-to-do exercises, and a three-step, daily practice for emotional fitness: Notice the feeling and stay with it.Name the feeling.Express the feeling to the outside world. Written in a matter-of-fact, non-touchy-feely style, Nothing's Wrong helps men manage their feelings to build rich, emotional lives and find more satisfying relationships, improved health, and successful careers. Try it--the results can be amazing! Here's a book that truly acknowledges the bewildering effects strong emotions have on men and how men can learn to deal with them. Its plain language and examples are far from the touchy-feely tone of so many other titles in this category.

The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages Author Gary Chapman
ISBN-10 8186775099
Year 2009-06
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Northfield Press
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Explores the all-important languages of love, helping each partner discover which actions are interpreted by the other as loving and affirming, and which as indifferent and demeaning. With study guide.

Setting Your Heart on Fire

Setting Your Heart on Fire Author Raphael Cushnir
ISBN-10 9780307419248
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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“To live in accord with love is to set your heart on fire. In the crucible of such an inferno all convention burns away. What’s left is an entirely new kind of existence, one full of passion, presence, and infinite possibility.” This book is a wake-up call from your own heart. It is a roadmap to love--not the romantic, familial or platonic kind, but a love that most of us have rarely tasted. This love exists prior to and apart from any specific type of expression. It is a dynamic, primal force that connects us with the surrounding universe, and provides the key to our deepest and most lasting fulfillment if we can learn to tap into its awesome power. Raphael Cushnir’s own experience has taught him that we often close ourselves to love–that life’s challenges, losses, and disappointments can shut us down emotionally and physically, leaving us stagnant in our work and relationships, and feeling empty and alone. Setting Your Heart on Fire presents his invigorating, step-by-step process for reopening and reawakening your heart and spirit, and for learning to use this ever-present love to blaze through any obstacle you may face. The Seven Invitations in this book will guide you through a courageous assessment of your choices, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs, revolutionizing your approach to stress and adversity, and revealing a brand new way of thinking and being. In accepting the Invitations, you will learn how to let go of harmful thoughts and heal deeply rooted emotional wounds. You will begin to open yourself to love’s creativity and wisdom, struggling less yet achieving more. You will discover how to infuse everyday experiences with a breathtaking sense of joy and wonder. And your relationships - with family, friends, co-workers and romantic partners - will become a vehicle for profound and thrilling change. Each Invitation provides practical, easy-to-grasp examples that allow you to put its teachings immediately into practice. Over time, you will learn to access love in even the most difficult situations, unlocking the door to a fearless, authentic life. When your heart is on fire, the whole world is transformed by its light.

Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am

Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am Author John Powell
ISBN-10 9780006281054
Year 1999-01
Pages 105
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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This book by the author of Why Am I Afraid to Love? contains insights on self-awareness, personal growth and communication with others. Why do people continually hide their real selves from the people around them? Why are so many so insecure and afraid to open up? The answer, explains John Powell, is that maturity is reached by communicating and interacting with others. This book considers the consequences our real self faces if no one else ever finds out what we are like. In this enduring classic, the companion to Why Am I Afraid to Love?, John Powell explains how to be more emotionally open, and shows how people adopt roles and play psychological games to protect their inner selves. The courage to be our real selves can be developed, and then we can begin to grow. Now newly designed for a fresh audience, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? is as relevant as it has been for twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.

Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions Author Dacher Keltner
ISBN-10 111814743X
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher Wiley
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Keith Oatley's 3rd edition of Understanding Emotions emphasizes the value of emotions and explores the latest research with practical concerns for clinical problems, education and everyday understanding. The text extends across a broad range of disciplines and covers the entire lifespan from infancy to adulthood. It includes sections on the study of emotion, the different elements of emotion, evidence of how emotions govern and organize social life, and emotion and individual functioning, including psychological disorders and well being. Furthermore, the text offers combined chapters on evolutionary and cultural approaches, studies of new expressions (love, desire) as well as new systems of communication (touch, music), findings on emotion and the central nervous systems, and studies on the role of emotion in moral judgment. Discussions of how popular and classical movies emphasize emotions show how to keep an emotion diary to track one’s emotions and interactions. The book Includes boxes on emotional intelligence and how to improve it as well as scales of assessing the self. Boxes on emotions in art and literature and positive psychology boxes are also new editions to this issue.

Practically Shameless

Practically Shameless Author Alyce Barry
ISBN-10 0979832616
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 213
Language en
Publisher
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A Jungian facilitator uses an uplifting personal story of her awakening from depression to explain the human shadow and the archetypes through our daily experiences of them and the pivotal role played by our resistance to change, the hidden player that seeks to save us from behavior it considers dangerous and, when honored for its protective role, stands down and becomes a wise ally.

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell Author Neel Burton
ISBN-10 0992912725
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher
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Many people go through life without giving full consideration to their emotions. This book proposes to do just that, examining over 30 emotions ranging from lust to love and humility to humiliation, and drawing some useful and surprising conclusions along the way.