Emotional Alchemy

  • von Tara Bennett-Goleman
  • Sprecher: Anna Fields
  • 14 Std. 28 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


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.



"May this very important and enticing book find its way into the hearts of readers near and far so that it can perform its mysterious and healing alchemy for the benefit of all." (Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)


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A book not only for those who try to enhance...

...their own emotional lives but also for those who try to help others with their problems.

Wow! She really has it all figured out. Tara Bennett-Goleman has written a book that can really help us define ourselves more clearly and empower us to remodel ourselves. She helps us realize all the emotional patterns and schemas we have built our (not only emotional) lives on and helps us understand others better and accept them more easily. And she does so in such a universal way! She covers SO many topics. It's truly amazing...

What makes her so competent at this is the fact that she has like studied every single view on these things from Tibetan Buddhism over Japanese Tea Mind to contemporary western sciences.

Though I feel like she often repeats herself I still think this was the best way to write this book because like this we get reminded of things we have kept doing wrong before over and over and feel a greater need to recondition our emotional lives. This makes us listen/read more carefully and start to take care of ourselves more thoroughly.

After I had finished this audiobook I immediately bought some copies of the actual written one and gave them to some of my closest friends because it really can explain and define all that I have ever been trying to 'teach' them when they had asked me for advice. And that is equanimity and composure. I hope they'll enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed the audio version. And I hope you'll enjoy yours. It's really worth a look! ^_^
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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.03.2002
  • Verlag: Macmillan Audio