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Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the…

Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart

by Tara Bennett-Goleman

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down. I thought it was quite useful and made lots of sense. It was very inspirational. ( )
  Your_local_coyote | Dec 29, 2013 |
Interesting read, but highly repetitive. Found my self skipping around towards the end. Thich Nhat Hanh continues to be my guiding light for mindfulness. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
emotions, meditation, mindfulness, personal development, attention, awareness, Buddhism, contemplation, eastern philosophy, healing, Health, inspiration, inspirational, meditation, personal development, Philosophy, psychology, self improvement, self-help, spirituality, zen ( )
  codaa27 | Jun 1, 2008 |
This book introduced me to meditation. It's a great way to understand and take care of emotions. ( )
  Ponies | Aug 12, 2007 |
This is good pyschology AND good Buddhism. ( )
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According to ancient legends, alchemists use a magical philosopher's stone to transmute lead into gold. In Emotional Alchemy, Tara Bennett-Goleman shows readers how they can use this alchemist metaphor to transform emotional confusion (lead) into insightful clarity (gold). And what does the magic stone represent? "Mindfulness," a lifelong practice that can bring readers more joy and contentment than the gold, according to Bennett-Goleman. "Mindfulness means seeing things as they are without trying to change them," she writes. "The point is to dissolve our reactions to disturbing emotions, being careful not to reject the emotion itself."

Those who have never entered this practice will find a concise and articulate teacher in Bennett-Goleman, who leads national workshops with her husband, author Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence). What make this book such an exciting breakthrough is Bennett-Goleman's ability to apply Buddhist mindfulness to Western psychology. She shows how emotional alchemy can be used to address typical habits, such as mistrust, fear of rejection, feeling unlovable. Readers will also find fascinating scientific facts on how emotional alchemy affects brain chemistry and even cancer survival. --Gail Hudson

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