The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

by Fredric C Hartman Ph.D.

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This is a story about time, and the time travel that goes on inside our minds. It’s the story about the way our consciousness lives its life, the way it falls through the time inside our minds back into the past, helplessly, and sometimes dangerously. And it’s about the way it undertakes the heroic journey back again into this present moment, where it does its greatest work and experiences its most profound wisdom and peace.

I’ve dreamed of creating a kind of experience which might help bring a reader, an audience, to see what’s at the flash point of a major personal transformation. I don’t mean just a feeling of hope or inspiration. I want for people to see—to really see—what I believe the mind looks like inside: what astounding things it’s made of, how the past lives right there inside it, and how to decipher and break that spell we call emotional pain, which comes from that past. And I also want to convey some things I’ve learned about the nature of this present moment we’re in, and how to mobilize new strength in order to feel steady, serene, resilient, and newly alive to it. And by doing this, I wanted to create something that might shorten how long it would take to reach a lasting breakthrough.

—From the Introduction

“Fredric Hartman’s psychotherapy guide is, quite literally, a life-changer...you’ll probably become as mesmerized by the power and the light

that shines through this book as I was. I was profoundly

impacted by what I read...This is a special book...”

—READERS’ FAVORITE

“Fredric Hartman’s psychotherapy guide is, quite literally, a life-changer...you’ll probably become as mesmerized by the power and the light

that shines through this book as I was. I was profoundly

impacted by what I read...This is a special book...”

—READERS’ FAVORITE

In The Breakthrough, Dr. Fredric C. Hartman paints a compelling picture of emotional pain and its context within the human mind. Set in the dramatic backdrop of a therapy session as a stage play, featuring Dr. Hartman as the psychologist and Human Consciousness itself as “the patient,” this is a practical guide for anyone locked within the grip of troubling memories and pain.

In his play, Dr. Hartman tells the story about our vulnerability to painful emotions, which flare up from the depths of our minds, casting spells over us. As the play unfolds, he develops two powerful ways to strengthen our consciousness enough to break these spells: one, by recognizing and grappling with the two surprisingly simple thoughts that lie at the heart—and generate the pain—in each of our negative emotions, and two, by learning to stay focused on the present moment—the single moment we spend our entire lives in—whose mysterious, unexpected nature he describes in vivid detail.

The Breakthrough is a complete, entertaining, practical plan for how to overcome emotional distress and embrace a calmer and more fulfilling way to experience life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595686971
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/14/2007
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Breakthrough: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment is a self-help book written by Dr. Fredric Hartman, who is a practicing psychotherapist. It's presented as a dramatic piece, in acts and scenes, with Doctor Hartman and Human Consciousness as the actors. Hartman's interaction with Human Consciousness takes place on several levels as he discusses the human mind and the memories it contains of things past. The setting of the drama is a therapist's office, and the reader experiences much of what is going on through the eyes and mental responses of the patient, Human Consciousness. There's the somewhat dreamy sense of time passing as daylight filters in through the windows, and the doctor becomes involved in his story, his eyes glinting sometimes and his voice rising and falling with the power of his tale. Fredric Hartman's psychotherapy guide is, quite literally, a life-changer. If you've wondered, as I often have, if a psychotherapist might help you come to terms with painful memories and a past that dominates your present, you'll probably become as mesmerized by the power and the light that shines through this book as I was. Hartman speaks directly to the reader and often seems to be there in the room with you. He explains so much about how the mind can be affected by the pain and yearning of the past, and presents a means by which one can escape that hold and live more fully in the present. I was profoundly impacted by what I read within this book. It's something I've been waiting to hear for so long, and I plan to follow the guidelines of The Breakthrough: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment as I continue my journey, for it has, indeed, already started. This is a special book, and it may change your life as well.