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

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

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by Andrew Newberg
     
 

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Sometimes it feels as if the more we talk, the less we are heard. But in groundbreaking research, 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 our brain structure—as well

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Overview

Sometimes it feels as if the more we talk, the less we are heard. But in groundbreaking research, 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 our brain structure—as well as the brain of the person we are talking to—in a way that helps establish a bond between people. In this unique state—free from conflict and distrust — we can communicate more effectively, listen more deeply, collaborate without effort, and succeed more quickly at any task. Using data collected from MBA students, couples in therapy, caregivers, and brain scans, Newberg and Waldman have seen again and again that Compassionate Communication can transform a difficult conversation into a deeply satisfying one, literally in a matter of a few minutes.

Whether you are negotiating with your boss or your employees, arguing with your spouse, or coping with your kids, Compassionate Communication is a simple and unbeatable way to achieve a win-win dialogue to help you reach your goals. With its clear prescription and proven results, Words Can Change Your Brain will change how you think and speak to virtually everyone.

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Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455875030
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Herbert Benson
In their noteworthy new book, Newberg and Waldman show you how to listen and speak more effectively in a fashion that will actually change your brain. As a result, you will communicate and get along better with others. Thank you! (Herbert Benson, M.D, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Author of The Relaxation Response)
Chris Manning
Every business person in America should read this book. The bottom line: profitability and loyalty increases as the quality of your relationships improve. (Chris Manning, PhD, Professor of Finance and Real Estate, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)
Stephen E. Roulac
When the principles of Compassionate Communication are applied to business management, hiring, recruiting, or selling, superior results are invariably realized. (Stephen E. Roulac, Ph.D., Professor of Global Property Strategy, University of Ulster)
Daniel G. Amen
A rare book! It teaches the reader, in a matter of minutes, how to speak well and listen well. The authors show why everyday communication doesn't work, and how to change the unconscious inner dialogues that stop us from honestly interacting with others. Best of all, it's supported by the most recent advances in brain-and-communication research. (Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Use Your Brain to Change Your Age)
John Assaraf
One of the best personal development books of the decade! (John Assaraf, author of The Answer)
Michael Bernard Beckwith
Combines years of neuroscientific research on the power of our spoken word, facial expressions and body language with twelve real-world practices. Equally applicable in the boardroom and the bedroom, it is a must-read for those who want to better understand and communicate who they are in all forms and aspects of relationship. (Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning)
Srinivasan Pillay
Bringing together insights from neuroscience, psychology, and spiritual development, Waldman and Newberg offer a profoundly simple and effective way to turn ordinary conversations into extraordinary events.. (Srinivasan Pillay, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)

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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, 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, (co-authored with Newberg and named by Oprah as one of nine “must read” books for 2012).

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