Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits

Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits

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by Tara Bennett-Goleman
     
 

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With her book Mind Whispering, Tara Bennett-Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Alchemy, draws on the the fields of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and Eastern traditions to present a workable means to overcome the negative patterns in our lives.

Mind Whispering is a new map of the emotional mind. This

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With her book Mind Whispering, Tara Bennett-Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Alchemy, draws on the the fields of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and Eastern traditions to present a workable means to overcome the negative patterns in our lives.

Mind Whispering is a new map of the emotional mind. This groundbreaking approach shows us that we have a choice of our moods, emotions, actions, and reactions. Mind Whispering teaches how to manage our brains, and incorporate the timeless wisdom of mindfulness into everyday situations.

Ultimately, Mind Whispering exposes the modes of being that act as obstacles in our lives and relationships, and shows us how we can choose to improve our relationships and free ourselves, living with a lasting sense of happiness. With a foreword by the Dalai Lama, Bennett-Goleman's Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits gives you the keys to lasting emotional freedom.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Aaron Beck
“Tara Bennett-Goleman’s Mind Whispering furthers the dialogue of psychology east and west. She is truly a pioneer in the integration of Cognitive Therapy and mindfulness. This book is not only useful for clinicians, but for people in their everyday lives.”
Mark Williams
“Bennett-Goleman has written a book of exquisite sensitivity and wisdom, in which she invites us to cultivate a healing relationship to the deepest aspects of ourselves and the world, through ‘mind whispering’. Brilliantly synthesising the ancient wisdom of Asia, with modern psychology, she offers a lasting source of nourishment.”
Joseph Goldstein
“In weaving together so many different strands of wisdom and compassionate response, Mind Whispering creates a striking and inspiring tapestry of engaged understanding. Tara Bennett-Goleman draws on an amazingly rich and varied life and in so doing illuminates our path of love and freedom.”
Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne
Mind Whispering is the connection between thought and action, leading to a paradigm shift in consciousness. Tara Bennett- Goleman’s poetic story telling is addictive, mesmerizingly beautiful and meditatively calm. Mind Whispering is a little gem, a story of conscious evolution.”
Publishers Weekly
Blending cognitive psychology, Eastern philosophy, neuroscience, and lessons from the animal kingdom, psychotherapist Bennett-Goleman (Emotional Alchemy) outlines the destructive thought patterns that beget emotional instability, and offers solutions for changing them. After defining the most common negative core beliefs—e.g., subjugation, or the sense that “my wishes and feelings don’t count”; unlovability, the belief that one is essentially defective; and fear of abandonment—the author teaches readers to pinpoint their triggers, recognize damaging mental habits, counteract knee-jerk reactions, decide upon a healthier response, and assert oneself in a productive way. “Sometimes a perspective shift is all it takes to change your reaction,” she opines. As is the case with most self-help books of this sort, that’s easier said than done. But Bennett-Goleman is nevertheless a clear and capable guide. In addition to her treatment of the individual, she also turns a lens on the world at large, advising readers on how to apply these principles to intimate relationships as well as everyday encounters with coworkers, friends, and strangers, and provides suggestions for how to feel empathy for others struggling with their own self-defeating behaviors. A thought-provoking and practical way to reassess one’s emotional life. Agent: Linda Loewenthal, David Black Agency. (May)
Doctor - Aaron Beck
"Tara Bennett-Goleman’s Mind Whispering furthers the dialogue of psychology east and west. She is truly a pioneer in the integration of Cognitive Therapy and mindfulness. This book is not only useful for clinicians, but for people in their everyday lives."
Library Journal
Psychotherapist Bennett-Goleman (The Horse Whisperer, LJ 7/95) synthesizes a variety of disciplines, such as Buddhism, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience, to describe her method of changing negative habits into healthy ones. As one might expect, she draws parallels to working with horses and recommends being aware of one's environment. In order to overcome unhealthy habits, the author advocates mindfulness, loving kindness, and meditation. VERDICT Will appeal to devotees of Eastern philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062131317
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
514,938
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Joseph Goldstein

“In weaving together so many different strands of wisdom and compassionate response, Mind Whispering creates a striking and inspiring tapestry of engaged understanding. Tara Bennett-Goleman draws on an amazingly rich and varied life and in so doing illuminates our path of love and freedom.”

Aaron Beck

“Tara Bennett-Goleman’s Mind Whispering furthers the dialogue of psychology east and west. She is truly a pioneer in the integration of Cognitive Therapy and mindfulness. This book is not only useful for clinicians, but for people in their everyday lives.”

Mark Williams

“Bennett-Goleman has written a book of exquisite sensitivity and wisdom, in which she invites us to cultivate a healing relationship to the deepest aspects of ourselves and the world, through ‘mind whispering’. Brilliantly synthesising the ancient wisdom of Asia, with modern psychology, she offers a lasting source of nourishment.”

Meet the Author

Tara Bennett-Goleman, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Alchemy, is a longtime psychotherapist and international workshop leader who has offered seminars on the synthesis of mindfulness and cognitive therapy for many years with her husband, Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.

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Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in this book. I thougth it would help me out but it didn't. A lot of talk about horses. It just went on and on that I got so bored I started skipping through pages. No where did it help the reader deal with their own self defeating habits like it says on the cover of the book.
MawarMerah More than 1 year ago
This is book is wonderful! A refreshing, engaging and very helpful approach to understanding one's mind and emotions in so many contexts. I found Bennett-Goleman's use of the metaphor of horse whispering to be brilliant, inspiring AND accessible-- a unique approach to how we can find more ease in both our inner lives and in our connection with others through the kind of mindful collaboration used in horse-whispering. Elegant, clear prose and great anecdotes! I highly recommend this beautiful book-- it's a unique gem that shouldn't be missed!     
Anonymous More than 1 year ago