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

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

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062131317
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 532,966
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Part 1 Modes of Being

1 The Lotus Effect 3

2 The World of Modes and Why They Matter 13

3 Root Causes 25

4 Insecure Connections 37

5 An Evolutionary Arms Race 47

6 Traps, Triggers, and Core Beliefs 59

7 The Evolution of Emotion 69

Part 2 Mind Whispering

8 Shifting the Lens 87

9 The Art of Whispering 99

10 The Mindful Overseer 113

11 Mode Work 129

12 Priming Our Secure Base 149

13 Training the Mind 165

14 Wise Heart 179

15 The Physics of Emotion 195

Part 3 Tending to the Whispers of the World

16 Two of Me, Two of You 221

17 Joined at the Heart 235

18 A Shared Secure Base 245

19 The Transformative Power of the Arts 261

20 Collective Whispering 273

21 Connected at the Source 289

Acknowledgments 299

Resources 303

Notes 305

Index 317

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.”

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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!     
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