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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tara Bennett-Goleman Narrator: Anna Fields, with a forward by the Dalai Lama Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just as alchemists sought to transform lead into gold, we all have the natural ability to transform moments of confusion and emotional pain into insightful clarity.

Lovingly, clearly, Tara Bennett-Goleman shows how most of what troubles us falls into 10 basic emotional patterns or schemas, including perfectionism, vulnerability, mistrust, and the fear of abandonment. Through schema therapy, she teaches us how to break free from such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others, and gives us the freedom to be more creative and alive.

Emotional Alchemy explores the latest research in cognitive therapy and neuroscience, including the magic quarter-second: the moment in which it is possible for a thought to be caught before it turns into an emotional reaction; the moment in which we can reject a self-defeating emotional impulse. The program then powerfully combines this science with ancient Buddhist wisdom that guides us to end our self-destructive habits. These teachings include the meditative awareness of mindfulness: an awareness that lets us see things as they truly are without distortion or judgment, enabling us to change not only our lives, but the very structure of our brains.

Wise and pragmatic, gentle and inspiring, this is a liberating journey for those who wish to free themselves from suffering or help others on the way. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Monjamckay | 2/18/2014

    " I'm not really into "self help" books but picked this one up because it uses Buddhist techniques to help conquer negative emotion... I personally get more out of Buddhist texts and did not get into the psychology work. But for someone else it may be the exact opposite experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gloriavirtutisumbra | 2/12/2014

    " This was good. I often forget there is a tradition of psychology in Buddhism, that approaches everything sideways, very calmly, like a snake whisperer. Or a horse whisperer. Or maybe just a whisperer. Which is a nice change of tactics. I liked this, I liked the ideas in it, i had a little bit of a struggle with vocabulary. (the word schema was used many many times and it constantly made me think of the diabolical penguins in the Madagascar films, just a personal thing, probably wouldn't affect anyone else that way. obviously i need to be taking more psychology courses to iron that glitch out.) All in all, nicely done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deborah | 1/31/2014

    " A book which I would recommend to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Luc Reid | 12/30/2013

    " Initially I was concerned that this book might be more gentle reassurance than useful ideas, but I'm glad to say I was flat wrong. A serene and clear introduction to schema therapy, which can offer a lot of insight into our emotional habits, and mindfulness as applied to improving our daily lives. "

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