The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You

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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. WithThe Language of Emotions, empathic counselor Karla McLaren shows you how to meet your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom 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...

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Overview

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. WithThe Language of Emotions, empathic counselor Karla McLaren shows you how to meet your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom 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.

Here is a much-needed resource filled with revolutionary teachings and breakthrough skills for cultivating a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states throughThe Language of Emotions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591797692
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 126,727
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Empath Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma, into a healing career, and now into the study of sociology, anthropology, neurology, cognitive psychology, and education. She is the author of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You (Sounds True, 2010), the online course Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions (Sounds True, 2012) and The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill (October, 2013).

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Restoring Your Native Language

1 Introduction 3

Creating a Conscious Life

2 My Empathic Journey 9

The Difficult Beginnings of Empathy

3 Troubled Waters 25

How We Got So Confused

4 It Takes A Village 39

Surrounding Your Emotions with Support

5 Reviving Your Essential Nature 57

Making Room for Your Central Self

6 Avoidance, Addiction, and Awakening 77

Understanding the Need for Distractions

7 Unintentional Shamans 91

The Role of Trauma in Soul-Making and Culture-Building

8 The Role of Emotions in The Resolution of Trauma 113

Water Will Carry You Home

9 The Steadfast Promise 123

Why Love Is Not an Emotion

10 Building Your Raft 125

The Five Empathic Skills

Part II Embracing Your Emotions

11 Wading Into The Water 161

Awakening All of Your Emotions

12 Anger: Protection and Restoration 167

Includes Rage, Fury, and the Healing of Trauma

13 Apathy And Boredom: The Mask for Anger 191

14 Guilt And Shame: Restoring Integrity 197

15 Hatred: The Profound Mirror 215

Includes Resentment, Contempt, Disgust, and Shadow Work

16 Fear: Intuition and Action 235

Includes Anxiety, Worry, and the Healing of Trauma

17 Confusion: The Mask for Fear 257

18 Jealousy And Envy: Relational Radar 263

Includes Greed

19 Panic and Terror: Frozen Fire 281

Includes Healing from Trauma

20 Sadness: Release and Rejuvenation 295

Includes Despair and Despondency

21 Grief: The Deep River of the Soul 311

22 Depression: Ingenious Stagnation 327

Focusing on Situational Depression

23 Suicidal Urges: The Darkness Before Dawn 345

24 Happiness: Amusement and Anticipation 359

25 Contentment: Appreciation and Recognition 365

26 Joy: Affinity and Communion 369

Includes Exhilaration and Honoring Happiness in Others

27 Stress And Resistance 377

Understanding Emotional Physics

28 Emotions Are Your Native Language 387

The Fine Art of a Life Well Lived

Acknowledgments 393

Notes 395

Further Resources 399

Index 405

About The Author 415

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Must read, profoundly impacted my life

    Over the past year I have been making personal changes to get through a lifetime of depression, low self-esteem, and poor physical, mental, and emotional health. This book has played and intergal role in my recovery process. I now have a level of insight into myself and others that was missing before. Plain and simple, reading this book has made me a better human being.

    For anyone that is fighting to make changes within themselves or is working with a loved one to make changes this book should, without a doubt, be included in your arsenal. Good Luck.

    Thanks Ms. McLaren.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    Well worth plowing through the repetitive explanations

    If one can get past the long winded and continually repeated explanations; the poorly chosen, overused put down phrases like...'it's about the chip on our shoulder...'in a book that purports to be about healing childhood traumas and wounds, there is excellent information and useful exercises that can be put to good use in untangling and transforming the chaos and confusion of crazy, hurtful childhoods. Freeing one from the ways these wounds may warp our sense of self and what we attract to ourselves in our adult lives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2010

    What Are Your Emotions Trying To Tell You?

    When it comes to our emotions, we often try to deny them, until they overwhelm us. What Karla McLaren does is provide a powerful insight into dealing with them once and for all. This book is a good read. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score." an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. Given the chance, it too will change your life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2010

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    Awesome! A must read for anyone who is trying to find emotional balance or searching for answers.

    This book takes a complex subject and relays comprehensive information in an interesting and entertaining manner. I found myself highlighting keypoints that I could reference in the future. Some self help books assume a parental tone and sound like a lecture of "shoulds" and "should nots". This book does not. It felt as though the writer was talking to me and teaching rather than lecturing.

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