Healing Emotions

Daniel Goleman


In Circulation

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics include: compassion as medicine; the nature of consciousness; self-esteem; and the meeting points of mind, body, and spirit.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Emotional Intelligence: Goleman emphasizes the importance of emotional intelligence, which involves recognizing, understanding, and managing emotions effectively. Cultivating emotional intelligence is essential for mental health and resilience.

  2. Emotional Balance: The book explores techniques for achieving emotional balance, such as mindfulness meditation and cognitive-behavioral strategies. These practices help individuals regulate their emotions and respond to challenging situations with greater calmness and clarity.

  3. Mind-Body Connection: Goleman discusses the intricate connection between the mind and body, highlighting how emotions can influence physical health and vice versa. Understanding this connection is crucial for holistic healing and well-being.

  4. Emotional Resilience: Building emotional resilience is essential for coping with adversity and stress. Goleman explores resilience-building techniques, such as fostering optimism, developing problem-solving skills, and building social support networks.

  5. Trauma and Healing: The book examines the impact of trauma on emotional well-being and the process of healing from traumatic experiences. Goleman discusses therapeutic approaches, such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), for addressing trauma-related symptoms.

  6. Compassion and Empathy: Goleman emphasizes the importance of compassion and empathy in promoting emotional healing. Cultivating empathy for oneself and others fosters connection, understanding, and healing in interpersonal relationships.

  7. Self-Compassion: Practicing self-compassion is essential for nurturing emotional well-being and self-acceptance. Goleman discusses strategies for cultivating self-compassion, such as self-kindness, mindfulness, and recognizing common humanity.

  8. Emotional Awareness: Developing emotional awareness involves tuning into one's feelings and understanding their underlying causes. Goleman explores techniques for enhancing emotional awareness, such as journaling, meditation, and reflective practices.

  9. Relationships and Social Support: Positive relationships and social support play a vital role in emotional healing and well-being. Goleman discusses the importance of nurturing supportive relationships and seeking help when needed to cope with emotional challenges.

  10. Personal Growth and Transformation: "Healing Emotions" offers insights into personal growth and transformation through emotional healing. Goleman highlights the potential for growth and resilience that can arise from navigating and overcoming emotional struggles.

Language English
ISBN-10 1569571244
ISBN-13 9781569571248
No of pages 269
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Shambhala
Published Date 14 Jan 2003

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Author : Daniel Goleman

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