Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion
Author: Dalai Lama,Paul Ekman, Ph.D.
Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature and quality of our emotional lives. In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman prod and push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? Should a person extend her compassion to a torturer—and would that even be biologically possible? What does science reveal about the benefits of Buddhist meditation, and can Buddhism improve through engagement with the scientific method? As they come to grips with these issues, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds. Accompanied by commentaries on the findings of emotion research and the teachings of Buddhism, their interplay—amusing, challenging, eye-opening, and moving—guides us on a transformative journey in the understanding of emotions.
In THE SEAT OF THE SOUL, Gary Zukav brilliantly set forth his concepts, explaining how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of 'authentic power'. Then, in SOUL STORIES, he revealed how such concepts as intuition, harmony, sharing and forgiveness actually express themselves in other people's lives. And now, in THE HEART OF THE SOUL, Zukav, together with his coauthor and spiritual partner, Linda Francis, takes the next important step in showing us how to actually apply these crucial concepts in our daily lives. Zukav reveals how true emotional awareness can transform the human experience. Although it is challenging and difficult, because it means becoming aware of suppressed pain, it is also enormously rewarding. But first the determination to explore every aspect of consciousness, and to cultivate those that contribute the most to life, must replace the desire to bury painful emotions. Ultimately emotional awareness can free us from the compulsions, fixations, obsessions and addictions that block our spiritual development - among them anger, workaholism, perfectionism, obsessive eating, alcohol, drugs, sex - and allow us to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. THE HEART OF THE SOUL will be a revelation for readers - a soul tool with which we can forge a greater emotional awareness to enable us to use our emotions in the creation of authentic power. It is a book to read not once, but several times, for it is a life-changing work that can transform our lives for the better.
7 Steps to Learn the Language of Your Emotions. Change Your Perspective. Change Your Life
Author: Jenny Florence
"Thoughtful. Articulate. Essential! This book will teach you how to establish a healthy communication between your reason and your emotions" - Alicia Heraz, Eng. PhD. Founder and CEO Emotions Matter Using her unique talent in talking about the complexities of our mind and our emotions in a language that is accessible and without jargon, in this exciting new book, internationally acclaimed expert in emotional and mental wellness Jenny Florence returns to her accessible and pragmatic formula: 7 Days. 20 Minutes Reading a Day. Bite Sized Chapters. Minimal Time Commitment. Maximum Results. Anyone who has ever struggled with intense and overwhelming emotions at times of stress, duress and challenge will know how extraordinarily difficult it is to remain grounded in these moments, and what a challenge it is to remain confident, not only in our interactions with others but also in our belief in ourselves and in our feelings of self-worth, self-value and self-esteem. Mindfulness meets Emotional Awareness offers a pathway of insight and understanding into our most challenging emotional states, demonstrating that every emotion we have has a role to play in the development of a vibrant and thriving life. "A step by step, low technology, high impact, guide to emotional awareness - a significant resource that really does create genuine opportunity for self-development and growth! The steps are clear and the processes simple." - Libby Alderson Chartered Fellow FCIPD. Organisational Coach and Supervisor. Learning Excellence Manager Each chapter contains an additional section of pragmatic invitations and exercises that are designed to integrate and expand emotional knowledge and awareness into everyday real-life situations. Self-awareness is often likened to the layers of an onion. Each time we apply a chapter to a particular situation, either for the first time or in returning again, the daily invitations are designed to enable another layer of emotional awareness to unfold. As we expand our awareness, we transform conceptual knowledge and information into a useable and practical emotional toolkit of personal empowerment. In changing our relationship with our most challenging emotions we create real and significant change in the immediacy of our own lives. "It has been my privilege to walk alongside literally hundreds of people as they have journeyed from the chaos of living from an emotionally reactive position to a place of integrated living where their emotions fuel and feed their capacity to navigate their lives from a position of conscious, reflective and empowered choice. Indeed the journey of my life has shown me time and again that our emotions play an absolutely integral role in our ability to heal, to grow and to thrive." The collaboration of Mindfulness and Emotional Awareness creates a pathway of opportunity that transforms our perspective of previously challenging emotions into an experience of positive and insightful learning that supports us in navigating our lives successfully and in becoming the very best that we can be. "I know that my deepening ability to listen to my emotions and to consider every emotional state that I feel as 'valuable information' has created a way of living that has been radically life changing." - Jenny Florence
Synthesizing the latest research and theory with compelling narratives and case vignettes, this book explores the development of emotional competence in school-age children and young adolescents. Saarni examines the formation of eight key emotional skills in relation to processes of self-understanding, socialization, and cognitive growth. The cultural and gender context of emotional experience is emphasized, and the role of moral disposition and other individual differences is considered. Tracing the connections between emotional competence, interpersonal relationships, and resilience in the face of stress, the book also explores why and what happens when development is delayed.
A psychological workbook to boost emotional awareness and transform relationships
Author: Christine Wilding
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Change Your Life with Emotional Intelligence takes Daniel Goleman's revolutionary psychological theory and transforms it into practical self-help for you to boost emotional awareness in any part of your life. It introduces you to the principles of EI, explaining why the qualities of assertiveness, perception, motivation etc really matter if you want to live a fulfilled and successful life. The book takes an applied approach, encouraging you first to understand your own emotional identity, then to develop life skills like developing a sense of responsibility, overcoming anger and being more assertive. It will help you to use these skills to transform relationships with those around you, either in the workplace or in personal relationships and will even offer insight into how to help your children develop emotional intelligence. It is full of interactive exercises, top tips and and motivational quotes and offers plenty of further resources. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of emotional intelligence. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Understand Your Emotions and Create Profound Relationships: Discover How to Develop Emotional Awareness, EQ, and Social Intelligence, Even If You're a Clueless Beginner
Author: Frank Steven
Do you often feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Are the relationships in your life empty, unfulfilling, or perhaps even painful? Then you need to keep reading...There's no way to sugarcoat it: your emotional intelligence is a major signifier of your future happiness and success - far more important than your IQ, according to renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman. Not only do emotionally intelligent people have more satisfying relationships, but they also make better leaders and tend to advance faster than others. A high IQ may be more likely to earn you a particular job, but how long will you keep that job? How far up the ladder will you climb? This is where EI plays a vital role.In Emotional Intelligence, you'll discover: Tests designed by experts to build life-altering self-awareness and inspire powerful self-reflection. (Learn facts about yourself that you never knew before and NEVER lose control of your emotional responses again!) Genius exercises to improve self-management and learn INSTANTLY how to deal with stress, even during extremely intense situations. How to identify people with these four major communication styles and the best strategies for winning them over to your side. Little-known tips for analyzing and greatly improving any romantic, familial, or professional relationship in your life. Secrets behind conflict resolution and how to fix any disagreement at once. How to develop social awareness and IMMEDIATELY gain someone's trust through an emotional connection. (You'll wield more power in every social interaction AND develop more fulfilling relationships!) And much, much more...As a FREE bonus, you'll also receive a chapter from The Power of Mindfulness: Clear Your Mind and Become Stress-Free because we truly believe that mindfulness skills are all you need for unrivaled emotional and mental finesse.Even if you have absolutely zero control over your emotions and constantly find yourself in conflict with other people, the extensive research behind this guide will ensure you gain full mastery over your emotional state, develop greater persuasion abilities, and gain all the skills necessary for more soul-enriching relationships.By relying on the expert research in Emotional Intelligence, you'll identify all the mistakes you're making in your emotional upkeep and social life - and you'll discover the most effective ways of fixing them immediately.If you want to access the expert tools that change lives, and finally develop the emotional satisfaction that everyone else only dreams about, then you should listen to this audiobook!