Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy

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The author of the national bestsellers Why God Won’t Go Away and How God Changes Your Brain reveals groundbreaking research that will make difficult conversations a thing of the past

Sometimes it feels as if the more we talk, the less we are heard. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one.

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Overview


The author of the national bestsellers Why God Won’t Go Away and How God Changes Your Brain reveals groundbreaking research that will make difficult conversations a thing of the past

Sometimes it feels as if the more we talk, the less we are heard. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called Compassionate Communication that allows two brains to work together as one.

In twelve clear steps, Compassionate Communication actually changes the brain structure of both participants in a way that helps establish a mutual bond. Free from conflict and distrust, we can communicate more effectively, listen more deeply, and collaborate without effort. Outlining the science, the strategies, and the practical application of Compassionate Communication in a range of personal and professional settings, Newberg and Waldman prove that words can change your brain.

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Sometimes a single conversation can create or strengthen a relationship that can last a lifetime; at others, chance spoken words, facial expressions, or gestures can stymie our fondest attentions. In his latest effort, veteran therapist/author Andrew Newberg (The Art of Staying Together) delineates twelve strategies that have been proven to enhance interplay with others. Practices to improve conversations at the meal-table, the boardroom, the beach, or the bedroom.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781455875030
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Newberg, M.D., is the director of research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling Why God Won’t Go Away, and his research has been featured in Time; Newsweek; O, The Oprah Magazine; and on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the BBC, and NPR.

Mark Robert Waldman is adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, where he teaches Executive Communication in the EMBA program. He is a business and personal development coach and the author of twelve books, including the bestselling How God Changes Your Brain (coauthored with Newberg and named by Oprah as one of nine “must-read” books for 2012).

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Table of Contents

Authors Note vii

Part 1 The Evidence: The Neuroscience of Communication, Consciousness, Cooperation, and Trust

Chapter 1 A New Way to Converse 3

Chapter 2 The Power of Words 23

Chapter 3 The Many Languages of the Brain 39

Chapter 4 The Language of Consciousness 53

Chapter 5 The Language of Cooperation 77

Chapter 6 The Language of Trust 87

Part 2 The Strategies: Developing New Communication Skills

Chapter 7 Inner Values: The Foundation of Conscious Living 103

Chapter 8 Twelve Steps to Intimacy, Cooperation, and Trust 121

Chapter 9 Compassionate Communication: Retraining Your Social Brain 147

Part 3 The Application: Practicing Effective Communication with Others

Chapter 10 Compassionate Communication with Loved Ones 165

Chapter 11 Compassionate Communication in the Workplace 183

Chapter 12 Compassionate Communication with Kids 197

Acknowledgments 209

Appendix A Compassionate Communication Training: CDs, Mp3s, Workbooks, Webinars, and Workshops 211

Appendix B Compassionate Communication Training Protocol for Couples 213

Appendix C Compassionate Communication Research Study 217

Notes 219

Index 253

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Research-based outstanding tool for breaking through; goes to the heart.

    Pause 30 seconds after each sentence of this review... Research based mindfulness technique. I use it successfully with friends and my mentally ill clients. Two or three sentences and we both feel appreciated and cherished. This is because the extraordinarily simple method puts you in the heart of this moment with the other person. The rest of the books supports what you learned by providing analysis of research explaining why we need it; why it works. Use it and improve every area of your life...activate those frontal lobes.

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