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

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Introducing a new strategy that changes the brain to enhance any conversation

In their groundbreaking research, prominent neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, M.D., working with Mark Robert Waldman, has discovered a valuable strategy called Compassionate Communication. In twelve clear steps it allows us to create a special bond with whomever we are speaking, a bond that aligns our brains to work together as one. In this unique state—free from conflict and distrust—we can communicate ...

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Overview

Introducing a new strategy that changes the brain to enhance any conversation

In their groundbreaking research, prominent neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, M.D., working with Mark Robert Waldman, has discovered a valuable strategy called Compassionate Communication. In twelve clear steps it allows us to create a special bond with whomever we are speaking, a bond that aligns our brains to work together as one. 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, and caregivers, Newberg and Waldman have seen again and again that Compassionate Communication repositions a difficult conversation for a satisfying conclusion. 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 winwin dialogue to help you reach your goals.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594630903
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/14/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 740,483
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Robert Waldman is a therapist in Woodland Hills, California, and the author/editor of The Art of Staying Together. Founding editor of Transpersonal Review, he lectures frequently on the topics of psychology, religion, spirituality, and love.

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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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