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The Language of Emotions [Format Kindle]

Karla McLaren
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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

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 434 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1591797691
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B003X27LCM
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A lire et mettre en pratique ABSOLUMENT 6 février 2014
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Karla Mclaren est un guide très expérimenté pour accompagner dans le dédale du monde des émotions. Vous en ressortirez clarifié et solide ! Sa vision est originale et ses propositions très efficaces. Elle vous aidera à assimiler que vos émotions sont TRÈS intelligentes et que leur intervention est un aide à tous moments... si vous comprenez ce qu'elles viennent vous dire.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Au-delà de mes espérances 24 octobre 2013
Par tb-one
Format:Broché
Je n'écris jamais de commentaire sur les produits que j'achète, mais bon, pour celui-là j'ai senti qu'il était mon devoir de le faire.
Ce livre est formidable. Ce livre nous apprend à distinguer nos émotions, et nous explique brillamment comment les canaliser (plutôt que de les refouler ou bien de les exprimer de manière inadéquate).
Je n'ai pas encore fini de le lire, mais les informations que j'ai déjà apprises dans ce livre ont changées ma façon de voir les choses et m'ont permis de résoudre ma colère refoulée et d'améliorer mes problèmes d'anxiété.
Ce livre explique le lien qui existe entre les différentes émotions, et leur dynamique.

Je dois avouer que j'ai trouvé le début du livre un peu long, mais c'est néanmoins nécessaire pour bien comprendre la suite (c'est aussi très instructif).
J'ai hâte de finir de le lire, et je pense que je m'y réfèrerai souvent.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Post Tenebras Lux 17 avril 2011
Par Zigloo
Format:Broché
Parfois on arrive à apporter un peu de lumière dans l'obscurité mais quand on arrive à éclairer à ce point l'ensemble du tableau, cela tient du génie !

Toutes les pièces du puzzle sont mises en place d'un coup, c'est vraiment époustouflant !

J'aurai voulu disposer de ce livre bien plus tôt.

Wouaaaouh, génial !
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Should be on the short list of MUST read self-help books 3 juillet 2010
Par TC - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book is tremendous and at times excruciatingly insightful. The author has a fantastic understanding of emotions and healing and is able to articulate it in an easy to read from with concrete examples. The truth just pours from the pages--gives me goosebumps.

Before I had read this book, I had the experience of "going into the emotion"--just feeling it for what it was--not analyzing, etc. It is absolutely true that when you do that, and leave out the story--that the emotion quickly dissipates. I had not thought of it as giving me energy and life force--but after reading this book--perhaps that is exactly what it is. My personal experience in dealing with transforming emotions has been very powerful--and this book gives the reader instructions to do that very easily. Of course, you have to be willing---sometimes when I am angry I don't necessarily want to give up the story or move on from the anger. But repressing that feeling--or any feeling leads to disease--so it is especially great for me to have a book that can kind of prod me to move on and deal with any feeling in a healthy way.

I thought the sections and breakdown of each emotion was insightful. The author lets you know what gifts that emotion can bring. She also articulates what power comes from that emotion. And lets you know what being stuck in that emotion can do to you. Her description of each one was exactly the same as my experiences. The difference is that she has been able to put it into a great teachable format and I have not.

There are many self-help books out there in the world. I find that a lot of books have some good and a lot not so good. Or that the book promises a lot but doesn't really have the substance to deliver. This book is absolutely fabulous--it has the substance and the entire book is excellent. I would have this on a short list--in the top 5 if not top 3 of self-help books to read.

I also have this audio series. It is great to have the audible version--however, i personally have found that I prefer the book to the audible version as it is easier for me to reference. I do love the audio version for on the go.

This book is not for the faint hearted or for someone who wishes that someone could raise a magic wand and fix them. It won't make the work easy--but it gives you a clear path and proper guidance on how to do the work.

The author is also very responsible in letting the reader know that not everyone is best suited to do the work alone--and directs readers to therapists/support groups to aid in their discovery. Being a mental health professional I appreciate that as it is acknowledging that this work can be very powerful and sometimes it is good to have a person to work with.

I anticipate that this will be a book I will turn to again and again--both for personal and professional reference.

BRAVO to the author!!!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Important Work on Emotions 11 juillet 2010
Par William Bagley - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I do processed oriented hypnosis with clients and was happy to get this book from the Amazon review program to check out. I have read a lot of books on hypnosis, on emotions, and self-help books in general. Suggestive hypnotic technique tends to only have an effect for about 3 months (for instance, a well placed suggestion to end cigarette smoking seems to stop working after about 3 months). Many methods simply do not go deep enough to shift a person in a relatively permanent way. This book is by an author who has discovered some methods very similar to what I have found to work for me and my clients. It is more based on meditation than trying to superficially fix something in a person. It looks to how we relate to our emotional life and how to heal our way of disassociating and distracting ourselves from how we feel. It helps a person form a healthy relationship with his or her emotional life. It affirms the validity of all our emotional feelings and how to be present to our emotional life. It gives a lot of examples about what each emotion means and what each emotion wants to give to us. Because it similar to what I have been doing, I found a lot of exercises and thoughts useful for refining my technique a little further. It requires the client to learn how to stay in touch with his or her emotions, to be present with them, and to be responsible to them (an important theme). One warning: This book is very thick and does not waste words. It could be a training manual, though it reads more poetically and personally than the usual kind. I consider this one to be the best book on emotions yet that I have read. It would be very useful for anyone, but seems ideal for someone working with others.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fabulous look at our emotions. 21 juillet 2010
Par Kathleen J Toney - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Very well written. No doubt you will see bits and pieces of your own psyche, as well as those of friends and loved ones. If you must learn more about emotions.....this is the most complete out there. Highly recommended. I purchased multiple copies of this for family members. Maybe will buy another for my best friend. There's nothing to dislike about this book. People don't know how to deal with emotions. The author tackles them head-on.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Original and thought-provoking 2 janvier 2012
Par Adam Khan - Publié sur Amazon.com
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When I saw the comment about this book by Gavin de Becker, I was intrigued. His book, The Gift of Fear, is one of the books I most recommend to others. He said, "This book changed the way I relate to others, and to myself, forever."

I've read a LOT of self-help books (and wrote one), and this is one of the most original I've ever come across. I usually prefer books by scientists like Martin Seligman or John Gottman, but there isn't much in the way of research or studies in The Language of Emotions. The author, Karla McLaren, is not anti-science, but this book is very personal and her expertise is personal. The material is refreshing and makes sense, but you won't get a lot of "proof" other than your own experience, which sometimes is enough.

In this book, McLaren is presenting a new way of understanding how the emotions you feel today can bring you wisdom and understanding (if approached in the right way). She asks you to see your emotions as "specific and brilliant messengers," and she shows you how to do it.

The way we normally think of emotions is wrong, says McLaren. There are no "good" emotions or "bad" emotions. All emotions are valueable and necessary and can help us, and she is not referring to any kind of positive thinking here or trying to transform "negative emotions" into "positive emotions." She's talking about something more authentic and profound. This is a very different way of thinking about emotions; considering that they have skills, functions, gifts. Each emotion has a different purpose.

The first part of the book explains all this and how McLaren came to her conclusions. The last part of the book gives you instructions and examples of applying these ideas to specific emotions, one emotion per chapter. If you'd like to raise your "emotional intelligence" or deal with your emotions more capably and responsibly, I recommend this book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Illuminating Work On Tuning In To Your Emotions 2 novembre 2010
Par MyBeesWax - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
Emotions - we hide them, dismiss them, and outright ignore them. Most cultures, in varying degrees, discourage an open display of emotions in favor of a more muted mode of expression. We've all been groomed starting from an early age to subdue our emotions both inwardly and outwardly. The socially imposed codes of conduct embodied in such clichés as "maintaining a stiff upper lip" and "keeping up appearances" seem to be celebrated the world over.

In The Language of Emotions, McLaren shows that instead of suppressing our emotions, we can honor them, consciously permit them to surface, and tap into their power to give us insights into ourselves and our problems. When we fail to honor our emotions, however, they often linger. The phenomenon is very much akin to dreams recurring until they have been resolved. McLaren says our emotions are actually a bridge and a messenger between the conscious and the subconscious mind. She teaches us to be more attuned to our emotions in order to understand the message it's trying to convey to us.

She also points out that people use all kinds of distractions and addictions as a means of masking underlying emotions that remain unresolved. Indeed, many people attempt to momentarily drown out their emotions through the use of the Internet, shopping, recreational drugs, and alcohol. Here's a little food for thought: Do some of the activities you engage in stem from the attempt to distract yourself from an emotion that you really need to tune in to?

The first part of the book lays the foundation for the rest of the book. The concepts that she revisits over and over are "building a village inside you," the honoring of your quarternity (AKA the "four elements" or "quarternal" model of earth, air, water, fire), and the seven forms of intelligences (linguistic, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, emotional)

The Quarternal Model:
earth = physical world and your body
air = mental and intellectual realm
water = emotional and artistic realm
fire = visionary and spiritual realm

In the second half of the book, she applies the groundwork she has laid in the first part of the book to the different types of emotions. She devotes a chapter to each of the following emotions : Anger, Apathy and Boredom, Guilt and Shame, Hatred, Fear, Confusion, Jealousy and Envy, Panic and Terror, Sadness, Grief, Depression, Suicidal Urges, Happiness, Contentment, Joy, Stress, and Resistance.

McLaren's writing is eloquent, her writing style is unassumingly poetic, and her words are deeply affecting. Read it, ponder on the wisdom and insights it provides, and be transformed by it. However, be forewarned that The Language of Emotions is not light reading; it is not a book you can curl up on a sofa with on a lazy Saturday afternoon. But if you would take the time and effort to work your way through it, you will be lavishly rewarded. I know it has helped me immeasurably and it is without doubt a book I will re-read over and over again.
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