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21. Practical Guide to Past-Life Memories:
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22. Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself
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23. Inspirational Companion From Marianne
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25. Weight Loss: A Subliminal Persuasion/Self-Hypnosis
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26. Develop Your Self Confidence
27. Develop Your Psychic Abilities:
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28. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting:
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29. Learn How To Think Positively
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21. Practical Guide to Past-Life Memories: Twelve Proven Methods
by Richard Webster
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Asin: 0738700770
Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Sales Rank: 255825
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book to discover some of your past lives
A long time ago, I read some books about past life regressions. Finally I got this book and read it. But when I discovered at the use of automatic writing, I thought it was too good to be true. Why did Alantis existed during king tut's time? And why I was a priestess that reincarnated into a Crusader inside the middle ages? Even though most of it is not foolproof, I finally got a hold of my past lives. So if you are looking to talk to your spirit guide, this is a book for you if you are looking into your past lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, An Easy Way To Uncover Your Past Lives!
I've been teaching past life classes for years. Occasionally, you run across a student that has a "block", they just can't get through to their past. I know it's frustrated me as well as others.

Finally, here's a book that gives you not one, but MANY ways to uncover your past lives. My personal favorite is the tick-tock method that is virtually foolproof and something I have never seen in print before.

Richard Webster's experience truly shines through in this book. If you've ever wondered about past lives and wanted to do it on your own, here's the book.

I highly recommend it. ... Read more

22. Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fear
by Claire Weekes
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Asin: 1565113209
Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
Sales Rank: 30108
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The reassuring voice of Dr. Claire Weekes.
Dr. Weekes' "Pass Through Panic" audio tapes provide a useful follow-up to her two exceptional books on panic and nervous suffering. I discovered the availability of the tapes years after I had read the books over and over again. I do recommend using Dr. Weekes' materials in that order: books first, and then the tapes. The tapes repeat, in a most personalized way, much of the material in the books. But, here you have the advantage of her strong, decisive but always reassuring, calm voice. Panic need not rule one's life. Dr. Weekes says as much with great authority and experience in the treatment of the problem. Always with warmth (much firmness, too), she builds the listener's confidence, urging every sufferer to heed her words and knowledge. A pioneer in what we now know as cognitive therapy, Dr. Weekes dispells the commonly held fears that assail the panic-stricken person. "Listen to me," she seems to command in a rich alto voice that delivers the messages of "acceptance," "floating," and "glimpsing" that will soon become familiar, helpful terms in coping with, and coming out of, states of nervous anxiety. Here are two wonderful tools to pack with a small tape player in one's purse or suitcase on that short or long trip...just in case.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank God for Claire Weekes
These tapes have helped me understand the anxiety and panic that I'm feeling. Dr. Weekes has a wonderful way of emphasizing her points and making you feel like you can conquer this illness. Her legacy is helping me and hundreds of others like me and for that I am grateful. Her methods and beliefs really do help to soothe the sensitized nerves of an anxious sufferer. These tapes are WELL worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than any current "pill" could do...
I have dealt with anxiety disorder for many years, most of those in an abject misery of non-living, until finally a counselor recommended Dr Weekes to me. Whereas a pill can help deaden the sensations, Dr Weekes has taught me how to turn off the panic button inside of myself. I still have moments of anxiety, but she has taught me how to stop the sudden rush of adrenalin from turning into blinding panic. This has given me my life, and she has my eternal gratitude. I recommend her techniques to everyone that i know who suffers from anxiety issues, I only hope that someday someone will listen to me, a person who's first recorded anxiety attack was at the age of 3; a person who knows that this is the real answer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Weekes understands how to cure panic
If anyone out there has panic attacks, and agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house, traveling, sitting through movies, restaurants, etc - feeling trapped), you must read all Dr. Weekes's books and listen to her tapes. She understands how to get over panic. I did using her books. Panic is just the "second" fear that people start adding to harmless adrenaline physical symptoms in your body. It develops into a habit that can be unlearned. I know personally at least 5 other people cured by her method of face and accept the strange feelings, because they are harmless adrenaline that you are adding your own fear to - then eventually you stop escalating it into a panic attack. It is hard but is takes practice. Her books REALLY help. I cannot promote them enough. They saved me from agoraphobia and being virtually housebound.

5-0 out of 5 stars If there is one thing better than reading her books... is listening to her audio cassettes! Dr. Weekes is such a great speaker, and she speaks very firmly, yet remains very comforting... it's like getting an audio tape from your mother (if your mother is a world-renouned doctor! lol). Hope and Help for Your Nerves is also a great book to read, by Dr. Weekes, but I would almost recommend the tapes over the book for starters, just because you can put it in and feel like she is right there with you, helping you through your anxiety. A must-hear! ... Read more

23. Inspirational Companion From Marianne Williamson,An
by Marianne Williamson
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Asin: 0694517674
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 951548
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Marianne Williamson's lectures on Hope, Happiness, Miracles, Meditation, Prayer and Spirituality.

A continuation of her lectures based on A Course in Miracles.

Marianne Williamson has 21 original lectures with HarperAudio. Run a search on her name to get a full listing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, I loved it
Marrianne Williamson's work is both real and honest. Rather than couch things in a concepts that are alien or extremely religious, she talks to you about the realities of existing. Of how things will not always be easy, about how you will lose your way, and honestly how to see people clearly. Growth is messy, it's not neat, maturity is not easy, nor is spirtiuality delicate work, but with assistance from a tape like this you can see yourself clearly and how to bridge yourself from concept to human to spiritual being.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Stellar Performance!
Marianne Williamson has a way of shaking the Universe upside down and letting all the stars fall out and into your heart. She quotes often from "A Course in Miracles," yet this work isn't "sermonious" or demanding. It is nourishing and easygoing. Miracles are to be expected, and forgiveness applies to oneself first.

If, according to Thoreau, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," then perhaps the mass would be canonized by listening to "An Inspirational Companion." I know I certainly felt better about myself, and life in general after learning how to coax meaning from the darkness of everyday life. Marianne says that we are all God's gift to the world. What a wonderful thought! If you are searching for enlightenment, then these lectures will show you where to look - the stars are flickering right there, as twinkles in your own eyes. . .all you 'gotta' do is look inside to realize that. I loved it!! ... Read more

24. Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: Relaxation/Healing Process
by Peggy Huddleston
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Asin: 0964575736
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Angel River Press
Sales Rank: 122159
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Peggy Huddleston’s Relaxation/Healing audio tape helps to calm pre-operative jitters and create the bio-chemistry that enhances healing. The tape never mentions surgery so that it can be used for deep relaxation to reduce stress.Many people who have insomnia use the tape at night as a comforting way to fall asleep.Although available separately, the audio tape is a companion to the book, Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster, by Peggy Huddleston. If you’re having surgery, you’ll want to use the Relaxation/Healing tape and read the book one or two weeks before your operation. But if you have only one day before surgery, you can still benefit from using this calming audio tape and easy to read book. The Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster program is offered by leading hospitals across the US including NYU Medical Center in New York and several Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in California. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you fear surgery, read this book and relax with the tape.
For over three years,I had severe hip pain and knew I needed a hip replacement. Being a nurse, and knowing all the risks, I put the inevitable off (out of fear). A friend gave me the book and audio tape "Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster" by Peggy Huddleston. After reading the book and listening to the tape one to two times a day, I had the courage to call an Orthopedic Surgeon and make an appointment. I was scheduled for surgery eight weeks later. During the eight weeks, I reread the book and listened to the relaxation/healing tape one to two times a day. On the day of surgery, I was completely relaxed and at peace. I went into the OR confident everything would turn out well, which it did. I have made a full recovery. I continue using the tape for relaxation. This book and tape has helped my friends and acquaintances prepare for their surgery with less fear. By reading this book and listening to the relaxation tape, you will be able to face your surgery without fear.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me face surgery
Peggy Huddleston's "Prepare for surgery, heal faster" book was extrememly helpful to me when I recently had surgery.I have been an operating room nurse for 20 plus years but had never been the patient in surgery. Reading this book and listening to the relaxation/healing tape that is its companion gave me the coping tools I needed to under go surgery. The book explains 5 steps to prepare yourself for surgery resulting in a more positive surgical outcome. Surgery is a very stressful event no matter how major or minor the procedure is. I recommend that every person facing surgery should read the book and listen to the companion tape. You will be amazed how calm, relaxed, and comfortable you will feel before during and after your surgery.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sine Qua Non
Peggy Huddleston's book was the single most important factor in helping me through surgery. My procedure, aortic valve replacement, was a complete success thanks largely to great doctors and the preparation I brought to the experience from reading Peggy's book and listening to her tape. The staff at New York Hospital were totally agreeable to the preparation steps divised by the author. Their response was that a motivated patient with a plan was more likely to have a successful recovery. I read the book, listened to the tape before, during, and after surgery and participated in her support group system. Thank you Peggy. Your advice enabled me to endure and recover.

5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful aid to recovery
I used this tape for 2 years to deal with chronic illness and surgery. I tried many other tapes but this one induced relaxation and sleep despite my anxieties.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worked For Me
I used the book and tape prior to having a kidney removed. I also visited Peggy Huddleston in her office and had a wonderful talk with her, which calmed my fears about the surgery and aftermath. I was off of pain medication the day I left the hospital, and anyone who has had a kidney removed knows that it is one of the most painful surgeries. I am sending this to a friend who is now preparing for surgery. ... Read more

25. Weight Loss: A Subliminal Persuasion/Self-Hypnosis
by Barrie Konicov
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Asin: 0870823817
Catlog: Book (1985-11-01)
Publisher: Potential Unlimited (FL)
Sales Rank: 167119
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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By now you're tired of diets that don't last. This program provides natural, lasting techniques to help you lose weight.

The self-hypnosis is on track 1 and the subliminal is on track 2. The easy-listening music of the subliminal, together with the self-hypnosis, is the original format which most people love and with which they are most familiar. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars It works even for procrastinators...
It turns out I'm not the most consistent and disciplined person in the world, still this audio book has surprised me in lots of ways. At first I was distrustful of the "subliminal" messages it might contain, but after I listened to it a couple of times wide awake, I allowed it to do its work while I was asleep.
I am Still fat, I haven't lost any wheight yet but I have noticed my eating habits have changed and most incredible of all: I ACTUALLY NOTICE WHEN I AM FULL and stop eating without feeling deprived. It did help and it is still helping even if I have failed to listen to it regularly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing results
I am amazed at the results I have had in the two weeks that I have been using this self-hypnosis/subliminal tape set. I have lost 8 pounds so far, and I also feel that my stress level has dropped significantly. I have tried every diet in the past that you can think of and I have even tried all kinds of prescription diet pills with little or no luck. This is great!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Many years ago my overweight cousin and I went cross-country in her van playing this tape from time to time. While it didn't seem to affect her, for the next couple of weeks I lost weight even though I wasn't concerned with weight at that time. I was absolutely amazed with the result but she then lost the tape and I've been looking for it ever since. Thanks,!

5-0 out of 5 stars It helped me! But not just to lose weight...
I was a sceptic until a fellow at a weight loss counselling group gave me this tape after I had complained that I couldn't control my eating binges. At first I noticed I slept much deeper and more restful. Then I started drinking mostly water and cut back on soft drinks and coffee. Pretty soon fast-food TV commercials didn't make me have cravings. I stopped binging. I started walking and exercising. I felt better about myself than I had in years! Not that I had lost so much weight, but mentally I was more positive. Throughout the years, whenever I felt I needed a deep sleep or a mental boost, I'd play the tape. Well, I moved out of the country and lost my tape! I just moved back and I'm so happy to see it available through AMAZON! I'm looking forward to hearing his soothing voice and seeing the "violet light" again! ... Read more

26. Develop Your Self Confidence
by Glenn Harrold
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Asin: 1901923223
Catlog: Book (2002-06-21)
Publisher: Diviniti Publishing
Sales Rank: 284323
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A superb high quality CD recording utilising skilled Hypnotherapy techniques to help the listener develop their self confidence. On side A you will be guided into a magical garden where the holophonic sound effects are so realistic you will really feel you are actually there. In this deeply relaxed and receptive state you can absorb the multiple suggestions for developing self confidence and empowering yourself. Track 2 includes 'Confidence in Company', which will help you develop much more confidence when you are in the company of other people. If you are due to go for an interview, make a speech, go on a new date, then this recording will get you prepared in the best way possible. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review in Creations magazine by Kennedy Hassett
When I find something extraordinarily produced, finely tuned and highly beneficial, I just have to pass it on to you all. A few issues back I reviewed his UNLEASH YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL hypnosis CD and was blown away. The engineer of such inner landscaping has a cornucopia of hypnotic treats for creating wholistic health and well-being that bear honorable mention.
This CD is safe, clear and effectve. We hear an English voice, original music and fade back affirmations to boost the hypnotic suggestions. At the end the listener is involved by repeating the affirmations with feeling and conviction. These are sessions I listen to over and over with increased effect and look forward to starting my day with them as a empowering undercurrent.
Glenn harrold is an accomplished Hypnotherapist and his titles have been on the best seller list in England and they are now catching fire in the US. ... Read more

27. Develop Your Psychic Abilities: A Subliminal/Self-Hypnosis Program (Subliminal Persuasion Self-Hypnosis)
by Barrie Konicov
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Asin: 0870829610
Catlog: Book (2003-04)
Publisher: I.M.P.A.C.T. Publishing Inc.
Sales Rank: 901491
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Each of us possesses some degree of ESP. True, some have developed it to a higher degree than others. Yet, I know from personal experience that you can develop far beyond your present capability. In doing so, you will enrich your life greatly. To me, ESP is the power that makes life run smoothly.

The self-hypnosis is on track 1 and the subliminal is on track 2. The easy-listening music on track 2, coupled with the self-hypnosis, is the original format which most people love and with which they are most familiar. ... Read more

28. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings
by Lynn Grabhorn
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Asin: 1574533924
Catlog: Book (2001-01-30)
Publisher: Audio Literature
Sales Rank: 105995
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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Is there a way to always have a fat bank account, or a better job, or a delightfully smooth relationship, or a better body? And if so, is it really possible to realize these dreams now, rather than at some unknown future time? Lynn Grabhorn answers these questions with a resounding "Yes!" In Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting, she says that what actually molds every moment of every day of one's life are feelings. Using a candid, witty approach to a genre riddled with self-important puffery, she shows how feelings - not positive thinking, or sweat and strain, or good or bad luck, or even smarts - set the tone for people's lives. She frames her theory as a four-part plan that covers all the big topics - money, relationships, health, and spirituality - without being pompous or preachy. Grabhorn's "Law of Attraction" lets the seeker find peace and pleasure in life by feeling rather than by thinking. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Oh Yes! It does WORK!
I am a self help book addict! I bought this book a year ago..browsed it and put it back on my bookshelf. 3 months ago as I was digging for a literally fell of the shelf and hit me on the head. Okay..I got the hint. I read it and could not put it down. I immediatly started practicing what Lynn writes..Instead of thinking positive have to "FEEL" the positive emotions behind the thoughts. Example : Thought : I want a new car. Feeling: Feel the feeling of driving the new car..the smell of the new car you are soaring in good vibes as you start your engine of your new car..I think you get my drift. It sounds so easy..but by Gosh it works and within 2 weeks of reading her book, I had changes of prosperity in my life. I actually loaned the book to my sister a few months ago and want it BACK..I want to re-read it again and again.
Great book, easy and fun reading.
I am giving it 5 stars because the concept was easy to understand, she explains a very hard concept "feelings" and gives you the map/directions on how to start practicing immediatly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excuse me, this is the best book ever!
I'm not usually compelled to write a review for a book I've read, but this one did it. Lynn Grabhorn takes the simple premise that "like attracts like" and beautifully demonstrates how it applies to our everyday experiences. Her theories behind positively and negatively projected energy are simple and make so much sense!! Composed in humorous, informal fashion, Ms. Grabhorn makes reading her book feel like a conversation with a good friend. I recommend it to anyone who is intersted in a refreshing new outlook on life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life changing
Lynn has passed. I just went to her website on a whim ( and found out. There was no mention of a date or how it happened... I was saddened, but she would not want anyone grieving for her. Our purpose here on Earth is JOY.... it's funny - I was never moved to review her book here until now. Now I want everyone to know how life-changing it can be. It is the Law of Attraction made simple. And if you truly listen, it can mean everything to your now, and your future. If you've somehow been lead to this entry on Amazon, chances are it's syncronistic for you, and the universe is telling you to order this book! If you feel at all led to do so, then go for it. The Law of Attraction is working in your life even if you are not consciously aware of it, so harnessing it consciously can totally change things for you for the better!

2-0 out of 5 stars spoiled by bad thinking
If the book (I listened to the cassette tapes) works for people, I can't argue with that, and I can understand why it is so compelling - it tries to return people to a belief in a richer life for themselves. But to me it seemed that the book added little to what's been around for ages. Instead of just visualizing what you want and where you want to be, *feel* what that will be like. Basically that's it. My bigger problem is that it contains some of the worst and most irresponsible thinking I have ever encountered. A woman who is raped has "magnetized" that rapist to her by her fear. A child who is harmed was carrying her parents' negative feelings, or it wouldn't have happened. Minority groups, when they complain of injustice, just create more unfair treatment. Better not to complain about inequality or injustice. Not a positive vibration. Ever wonder why a tornado skips some houses? Good vibrations in there. Want to help a starving child in another country? Send her some "warm fuzzy" vibrations. Economic depression, high unemployment, discrimination, poor school systems -- none of these conditions matter -- only our vibrations. Forget politics, forget any action to change the world. If a company is pouring poisons into the water, don't complain about it, don't take action, rather imagine the water as clean, for this will be more effective. I am not exaggerating her views. Respect your life and soul, reject this thinking.

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST I've ever read!!!!
This book, "Excuse me, your life is waiting" is the BEST book I have ever read on how to get the things in life that you want! Lynn takes what most people are taught, to think about what you want and be positive, one step further. Since I've been 'feeling' what I want, things are happening! I'm very pleased with my results!!!!! ... Read more

29. Learn How To Think Positively
by Glenn Harrold
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Asin: 1901923231
Catlog: Book (2002-06-21)
Publisher: Diviniti Publishing
Sales Rank: 365739
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A superb high quality CD recording utilising skilled Hypnotherapy techniques to help the listener develop a more positive outlook. Track 1 will guide you into a deeply relaxed state of mind and body where you can learn, under hypnosis, how to cultivate the habit of positive thinking and see the positive in every situation. Track 2 will help you create a more positive future by using the full power of your imagination! The guided tour on this side of the tape is very original and we receive a lot of very positive feedback from it, more so than any other title. Listen and enjoy. Includes : A pleasant voice guiding the listener into a completely relaxed state of mind & body.

Hypnotic echoed background vocals panning from left to right across the stereo range - a deeply relaxing and unique effect. 60 B.P.M digital sound effects & powerful subliminal suggestions - all compounding the overall effect. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the best tapes around.
I own several of Glenn Harrold's hypnosis tapes. They are professionally done and really work. Perhaps the best thing about
Mr. Harrold's tapes are the way they relax me. I will often lie down for twenty minutes in the afternoon and listen to one of his tapes, and it's amazing how refreshed and recharged I feel afterwards. I've tried many, many relaxation and hypnosis tapes, but these far exceed them all in their quality and effectiveness. ... Read more

30. Natural Perfection: Teachings, Meditations and Chants in the Dzogchen Tradition of Tibet
by Lama Surya Das
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Asin: 1564556808
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 178967
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Allowing our Natural Perfection to be here now!
I have the audio cassette version of the book in my car, and have listened to it five times so far. I am finding the book extremely useful, for many reasons, some of which follow below: Lama Surya Das is an authentic Tibetan Lama, born and raised in the West - he understands the complexities of one of Tibetan Buddhism profoundest teachings - Dzogchen, but is able to convey it in a contemporary and often humourous form. A number of guided meditations accompany the discussion, and some "non-meditations", such as the 'sky gazing' technique are well explained. I would recommend the book, and other books by the author such as "Awaken the Buddha Within" which I have also read with much benefit. A humble debt of gratitude to Surya Das from me.

2-0 out of 5 stars redundant, kept waiting for practical training, too "hip"
I found the speaker's voice quite irritating after awhile. I kept waiting to hear more than "wake up"-"enjoy". I was looking for more actual meditation instruction, rather than his pleas to enjoy life daily. I say instead buy the "Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche for a real, honest, wonderful look at Tibetan Buddhism and life in general. This selection strives to be a little too hip, too 90's for me, which is what I am tired of and want to get away from. I am interested in the serenity of the Tibetan people and Buddhist beliefs and how to apply it to my life, not American rhetoric over and over. I was disappounted by what the cover said and what was inside. ... Read more

31. From Panic to Power
by Lucinda Bassett
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Asin: 0694515957
Catlog: Book (1995-10-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 183117
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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Lucinda Bassett overcame crippling anxiety-panic disorder to create a highly successful Attacking Anxiety program. This audio is a combination of her personal story and her program. The tape contains techniques and skills that the program teaches, as well as case histories and testimonials from participants. This is an account of one woman's journey from fear, anxiety and panic to success, personal power and peace of mind, with direct, gritty, powerful advice on how anyone can change their life for the better.


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5-0 out of 5 stars This psychotherapist highly recommends this book
As a psychotherapist, I highly recommend this book to any person who is experiencing general stress to full-blown panic attacks or agoraphobia. I have truly found this book to be a success in treating patients. It is easy to read and comprehend, full of examples and real-life success stories. The book provides excellent, proven techniques to help conquer anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. One of the most beneficial aspects to the book is that the author herself shares her struggle with panic disorder and agoraphobia and how she won her battle back to a healthy, relaxing life. She is able to teach us how to look within ourselves to see what is creating our fears and anxiety and how we can change these behaviors and thoughts to create a balanced mind and life. This book is truly a life saver and gives readers the hope and confidence they seek.

5-0 out of 5 stars from panic to power
Lucinda's book has been a new found source of life for me . Its shown me in many ways what i was going through i was not alone . She is truely a blessing to all who ever get the chance to read about her and her growth past stress and anxiety . For years i fought with my own self concious thinking i was odd or out of place , and couldnt figure out why i was the only one this was happening too . Then one evening while just brouseing the book store i found her book . and all i can say is , if you ever had a panic attack , or spent hours in the emergency room and they couldnt find a thing wrong . Or on some medicine for depression you should read this book . Thank you very much Lucinda for helping not only me but everyone you have touched see that life is great and theres so much out there is we just take that step on the other side of the wall .

1-0 out of 5 stars Same Old Useless Rhetoric
If you have a serious anxiety problem, you won't find help in this book.

First of all, the author seems to be more interested in telling her own story than addressing ways of overcoming anxiety, and her anxiety was minimal. She fusses about being afraid of taking a plane trip to Mexico with a boyfriend (while working full time). Anyone with truly severe anxiety isn't working full time and couldn't consider a trip out of the country.

Second, the author repeats herself over and over again.

Third, the information in this book is old. If you've read a book about anxiety during the past thirty-five years or so, you already know everything found here. Everything. There is nothing new.

I've had anxiety disorder since I was a child, and I'm now fifty-five years old. Because of a series of family losses, heart disease, and other recent traumas, I now also have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This book just added to my anxiety by irritating me with its sophomoric rhetoric.

4-0 out of 5 stars Some strong, positive focus phrases
Professionally I'm a very effective teacher, administrator and facilitator so I wasn't looking for setting goals of what I want to accomplish in that segment of my life. Lucinda encourages that. However I am just climbing up out about 3 years of life's extremes and in recent months panic attacks, which I've experienced during times of extreme stresses over the years, had returned full force. This book gave me some hand-holds to grab and has meant a great deal.

Lucinda's quote by Shakespeare led me to be able to name what I really was seeking....."My crown is content". CONTENTMENT. That in itself is a goal. If what I'm doing doesn't lead to contentment then it needs to be reassessed and possibly eliminated.

She also reinforced for me that *I* am my own place of safety and that "everything is alright EXACTLY AS IT IS". She led me to check my foundation and then to act on it. I am very grateful for finding this book right at this time.

5-0 out of 5 stars NO meds?
I run a panic website and it's proven that panic is hereditary. I've been researching this for years. Meds are necessary in most cases. I didn't totally agree with book, but I gave you high reviews anyway. ... Read more

32. The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way
by Wayne W. Dyer
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Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed. However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This book explores intention—not as something you do—but as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention.

Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples on ways to make the connection. Dr. Dyer identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Dr. Dyer’s vision of a world in harmony with the universal mind of intention. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Praise for the Power of Intention
Another great book by Dr. Dyer. He is a very passionate persuader. I was watching Dr. Dyer on PBS and his message sounded so simple and sincere: determination as energy, not something you do, but something you are. Lots of platitudes but never vague, The Power of Intention has inspired me to get going with my life; To overcome negative thoughts and feelings, to let go of erroneous thinking and seeing.

This is also a feel good and warm book. After you read it, you will feel uplifted for a while and if you are like me, you will strive to be a nicer and more sincere person.

As the father of some very active young children, I found myself searching for a way to teach the Power of Intention to them. I knew that they could benefit greatly from Dr. Dyers material, and I was right. I read a book by Matt Pasquinilli called The Child Whisperer a couple of years ago and I got it off the shelf and reread it after reading The Power of Intention. Although the two books are very different in scope and style, I found that they compliment each other nicely. The Child Whisperer is a step by step guide to employing concepts like the Power of Intention with children.

4-0 out of 5 stars ┬┐Simple Concepts, Profound Effects┬┐
In his book, Dr. Dyer helps us identify how we can be in harmony at all times by merging our thoughts with the creative energy that he calls intention. He does this in a very graceful way, through stories and quotes as well as lists of suggestions. He urges us to examine our usual behaviors to life and describes how the power of intention "matches-up" directly with our thoughts (according to him it is in our thoughts that we produce reality, so we have to be aware of the energy our thoughts carry). His approach is indeed very useful and inspiring, with concepts that are so simple, one some times oversees them in this fast paced world. While enjoying this book, some of the concepts Dr. Dyer touches reminded me of another book that I hold very dear to my heart and that I would like to share with you, called "WORKING ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP DOESN'T WORK" written by Ariel and Shya Kane. Through their book, the Kanes present the three principles to create magic relationships in your life, including the one with yourself. I highly recommend both of these books which pearls of wisdom continue to light up my life.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Power of Intention
In The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer he does a goof job of describing a power he calls "The Source". However, the author doesn't do a good job of explaining how to obtain it. This book is filled with nice sounding platitudes, but it is a bit overly simplified.

I have however read a book recently gave me a lot of answers concerning the inner struggles I have been battling with for years. It is laid out in a question and answer format that helped make it a quick and easy read as well. It dealt with such subjects as different religions, the Christ Consciousness, DNA, reincarnation, and much more. It is called "The Book of Thomas," by Daniel Aber and Gabreael.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dyer Is Confused
As I have indicated before, I have read and enjoyed numerous Dr. Dyer titles. However, I do feel that in this book and the previous There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, Dr. Dyer has become increasingly vague and unsure of what he wants to say. When he attempts to talk about "higher energy", he never really comes to the point, or how it might be applied to our lives. I really think he is confused. And the sources he cites, such as Hawkins and Hunt, are spurious at best.

My advice is to stick with Your Sacred Self and You'll See It When You Believe It.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dr.Dyer Repeats Himself Again
Although I enjoyed listening to The Power Of Intention it is basically the same philosophy that Dr.Dyer has sold his followers for the past 20 years.What I dont get is how Dyer and other new-age gurus express that emotions such as jealousy and anger are "low energy" emotions when Christ and other spiritual leaders they quote from poseesed these energies also as documented in the Bible,etc.etc. ... Read more

33. Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
by Alice Domar, Henry Dreher
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Every woman has access to the most powerful health care in the world. It's not a pill or a hospital or a test. It's her own mind.

Dr. Alice Domar, director of women's health programs at Harvard Medical School's famous Division of Behavioral Medicine, is a national expert in the use of mind-body methods for improving health, and has proven the effectiveness of these techniques with her groundbreaking research. Writing with noted science and health writer Henry Dreher, Dr. Domar explains how these techniques can be used for reducing stress and enhancing wellness.

Dr. Alice Domar explains the solid scientific grounding behind mind-body methods, and then examines how they helped real women with common situations such as menopause, eating disorders, and PMS.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a must for any woman going through a crisis.
I first heard of Alice Domar and the Harvard Mind-Body Institute's Infertility Program in an article which highlighted a research study that found that infertile women who underwent a relaxation program had a higher rate of pregnancy than a control group. Living nowhere near Boston, I was very interested to discover that Dr. Domar had written a book. The book is wonderful and I recommend it to people going through infertility all of the time. I am not one to go for touchy-feely stuff, and this is not at all like that. Rather, it is a down to earth, medically-based, normal, and intelligent approach to getting our lives together. It is a very important companion to anyone undergoing infertility treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Infertility
This book was recommended to me last spring by members of my infertility support group. I love this book! It was the first book to acknowledge the amount of stress, pain and depression infertile women go through. I use the relaxation techniques not just for infertility, but for every crisis in my life. The advice is practical, simple, and easy to use throughout the day. And it does seem as if the book was written just for me! The audio tapes are helpful as well. The book is a true gift. I just donated a copy to a friend going through infertility, with the stern instruction that I wanted it back. Of the 5 books I gave her, this was the only one that's on loan!

5-0 out of 5 stars It helped me get pregnant and stay that way!
After 2 miscarriages (on Clomid) I was a wreck. A friend gave me this book and without Clomid I got pregnant and delivered a healty happy boy. We're now pregnant again with #2 (another boy!) and I have re-read 2 of her chapters at least 25 times each. I wish I could meet Alice and tell her what a life changing book this was for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Infertility
I read this book at a time in my life when I was faced with infertility problems. My husband and I had tried for two years to become pregnant and even sought the advise of a specialist. I found this book and started reading the section on inferility and the stresses related to it. I found myself totally imerged in it. At times I would sit there and cry because I felt that it was weritten for me. That was two years ago. We now have a beautiful 10 month old daughter and are so very thankful for the written advise. I have recommended this to many relatives and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars i believe i got pregnant because of this book!
i wrote the previous review. i would just like to add how valuable this book has been to me. when i read "healing mind, healthy woman", i was struggling with over 3 years of secondary infertility. as soon as i began the relaxation exercises, i noticed an improvement in my life immediately. i was more calm and more patient with my daughter and husband. the writing exercises allowed me to recognize how i had been blaming & punishing myself, until i finally forgave myself enough to get the treatment that i needed and deserved. my fertility treatment has less than 50% success rate, but i am now pregnant after just 1 cycle! and i didn't experience any side effects from the drugs involved, even though most women reported having them. i credit the skills i learned in this book for enabling me to be at my healthiest and therefore increasing the effectivity of my treatment. i would definitely recommend this book to all women, not just those with health problems. i will continue to use the skills i learned to ensure that i have a healthy & happy pregnancy. thank you very much, ms. alice domar & mr. henry dreher, for changing my life. i wish i could have written to you both directly. i hope you will get to read this review. ... Read more

34. Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy For Reconnecting with Your Partner
by Phillip C. McGraw
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With Life Strategies, Phil McGraw helped hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions and break free from self-destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his honest, unflinching eye toward relationships -- diagnosing them, repairing them, and maintaining them. This hands-on audiobook is for people who realize their relationship is in trouble, but who don't want to give up on it. Dr. McGraw helps get relationships back on track with clear action-oriented steps for reconnecting partners.

* Diagnose the relationship
* Take personal responsibility
* Escape wrong thinking
* Embrace relationship truths
* Learn the formula for success in a relationship
* Renegotiate the relationship
* Learn to live with love and harmony

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Note from a Villanova University Senior Thesis Group Review for Relationship Rescue
Author: Phillip C. McGraw

We are a group of five college seniors from Villanova University who have spent a semester researching and reviewing best selling self-help books on the subject of relationships. We evaluated five texts after reviewing academic literature specifically on the topics of: commitment, trust, conflict, verbal communication, & intimacy. In order to make you a more informed consumer, we hope to provide you with an educated insider view of Relationship Rescue by Dr Phillip C. McGraw.

McGraw's intent is to "rescue" relationships, and get partners to reconnect by first evaluating their individual selves. He challenges readers to address the truths about themselves, and get in touch with their core of consciousness. When the individual can recognize his or her inner strength, and eliminate "bad spirits," he or she has the power to lift the partner, and get the most out of the relationship. While there are partner exercises in the end, this book for the most part is geared toward the individual. McGraw provides a "7-step process for reconnecting with one's partner", which included a series of personal inventories, journal entries, and self-evaluation. By performing these activities, and engaging in a 14-day process of self-disclosure and relationship evaluation with one's partner, one will grow toward a better relationship.

In our evaluation of five major topics, we found the following in Relationship Rescue:

Commitment - In the chapter entitled, "Reconnecting with Your Partner," McGraw addresses the personal dedication component of commitment found in academic research. This basically says that commitment includes the individual's desire to improve the relationship. He also stressed the importance of physical activity in finding commitment.

Trust - While McGraw did not address trust directly, there are some connections to be made to ideas presented in academic research. It seems to be generally understood that the disposition of the individual greatly effects trust, and an overall personal deceptive nature will negatively affect the relationship. McGraw's goal is to get the individual to remove these negative feelings. Also, a great deal of the book revolves around self-disclosure, which is imperative to developing trust. However, this all depends on how the individual approaches the exercises in the book.

Conflict - In regards to this topic, McGraw touches on the idea that conflict is inevitable. We found this to be an overwhelming theme in research conducted on the topic. Conflict can be constructive if it is done properly, and partners remain in control. He gives rules for "fighting with your partner" which focused on the environment (physical and mental) that the disagreement is taking place in. He also focused on managing one's differences, because there are some that cannot be fixed, and therefore must be embraced.

Verbal Communication Skills- McGraw makes it clear that this is not a book that addresses communication theories. Therefore, it was not his intention to lay out specific communication skills. Instead, he focuses on inner attitudes. While a great deal of the exercises involve partner communication, McGraw does not address the verbal skills necessary for effective communication.

Intimacy - In this book, McGraw affirms the idea found in research that positive regard in the sense of acceptance and confirmation is necessary within a relationship. He also points out that the presence of affection does not make a difference in the relationship unless it is communicated to the partner. McGraw motivates the reader to do, and not just say what he or she feels to achieve intimacy. In regards to intimacy, the emphasis on self-disclosure throughout the book supported what we found in our research as well. In general, McGraw promotes individual behaviors that lead to love and increase intimacy.

Relationship Rescue is best for the topic of Intimacy.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Get ready to work, BUT results are worth it!
Do not buy this book unless you are serious about examining yourself closely and acheiving real improvement in your closest relationships. Dr. Phil is no nonsense! He comes on strong and won't let you get away with blaming all your problems on your spouse. As a result, people either seem to love him or hate him. If you are not ready to face up to your own mistakes then this is probably not the book for you. He makes you admit and take responsibility for your own bad behavior first. This approach is not for the faint of heart. It requires a lot of work, however I have found that it has helped me tremendously. I have faced my own actions that were causing most of the problems I was experiencing in my marriage. Previously, I had been blaming most of the problems on my wife. It seems simple, but Dr. Phil continually reminds the reader throughout this book that we can only change ourselves. This simple fact has forced me to get real and to look at my relationships in a new light. I highly suggest you buy this book, but don't do it unless you are ready to make a commitment to change!

5-0 out of 5 stars WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS - BUY THIS CD!!!
Me & my s/o have had problems from day one but we both tried to cover it up and work through them. After a year engagement we decided to set a date and plan the wedding. Something explosive happened in our relationship and we were at our end, the wedding was cancelled. It has caused us to basically give up and seperate. This is the last thing both of us wanted to do especially with 2 young children, but we didn't know what else to do but to take a break from one another, so I am setting to leave. After watching the relationship rescue episodes of Dr. Phil on television, I said I have to get this book - this is my only hope. I'm not even done with the book and I already feel confident that my relationship will work out just fine with time and dedication. Dr. Phil is down to earth, he doesn't play any games. I listen to the CD in my car on my way home from work since I never have time to read. Make sure you buy the Relationship Rescue workbook along with it! If your partner wants your relationship to be rescued he will go through this workbook with you. The CD will lift you up in ways you can't imagine...when everything else fails - you need to buy this cd!

1-0 out of 5 stars This just in: Dr. Phil has the intelligence of a Labrador.
If Karl Marx called religion the opiate for the masses, Dr. Phil has to be the crack of America.
Don't get me wrong; a lot of people need crack. In fact, they depend on it. The problem is: the proverbial crack starts doing the thinking for these people.

If you are into secular humanism, self-help, and basic atheist or agnostic, "I'll do it myself," philosophy, you will love this book.

Temporary fixes are not only fraudulent, they can be infinitely more dangerous when unsound psychological devices built on modern culture dupe one into believing in one's actual happiness (with oneself) with one's significant other; when the reality is: the relationship or one's identity could not be corroding any faster. Just look at Opera. I do not even need to explain myself. Those who want to see the truth, see it.

This book is exactly what I would expect from Opera's lap dog.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
.... am I contributing or contaminating Amazon???
I'll contribute this: Dr. Phil looks like a dork, but has the sense of a horse. Get the book! ... Read more

35. Emotional Intelligence : Why it can matter more than IQ
by Daniel Goleman
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Is IQ destiny?Not nearly as much as we think.This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well.These factors add up to a different way of being smart -- one he terms "emotional intelligence."This includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness.

These are the qualities that mark people who excel in life, whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace.Lack of emotional intelligence can sabotage the intellect and ruin careers.Perhaps the greatest toll is on children, for whom risks include depression, eating disorders, unwanted pregnancies, aggressiveness and crime.

But the news is hopeful.Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth, and the author shows how its vital qualities can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain's circuitry, he provides guidance as to how parents and schools can best use this window of opportunity in childhood.The message of this eye-opening program is one we must take to heart: the true "bell curve" for a democracy must measure emotional intelligence
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5-0 out of 5 stars How to understand emotions and make the most of them
I read this book in 1997 and was fascinated with the content, especially information about "flooding" ie. when we are emotionally overloaded and we can't respond effectively. I was also particularly interested in Dr. Goleman's research into the components of emotional intelligence -- self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. Dr. Goleman explains what happens to us neurologically when we experience emotions and why emotional intelligence is important. After reading his book, I was left with questions such as, "What do my emotions mean? How do I deal with my emotions when they occur?" These questions are specifically answered in Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self by Dr. Rosalene Glickman. Dr. Glickman explains why and how each emotion is experienced, the messages they bring, and questions to ask yourself and others to best resolve emotions and achieve emotional mastery. In my opinion, these books belong in every family and in every workplace.

4-0 out of 5 stars Why emotional intelligence wins out over basic intelligence
This ground-breaking book proposes that emotional intelligence is a learned ability that is as much or more important than basic intelligence and should be part of our schooling just as reading, writing and arithmetic. The author sets out new scientific evidence showing, step-by-step, how healthy emotions and destructive emotions control our lives. Feelings often count as much as logic, and we have gone too far, says Dr. Goleman, emphasizing the purely rational, when emotions are so powerful.

All emotions are an impulse to act; the creation of instant plans for handling a life situation. Now we know in detail how emotions prepare the body for differing responses. A human being is made up of two minds according to Goleman. One thinks, and one feels; two fundamentally different ways of knowing.

The author defines emotion as "a feeling and range of propensities to act." The principal emotions are: Anger: Fury, outrage, resentment. Sadness. Grief, sorrow, cheerlessness. Fear. Anxiety, apprehension, terror. Enjoyment. Happiness, joy, delight, amusement. Love: Trust, kindness, devotion, infatuation. Surprise: Shock, amazement, astonishment. Disgust: Contempt, scorn, abhorrence. Shame: Guilt, embarrassment, remorse, humiliation.

Various emotions have various physical effects on the body. Anger, for example, causes blood to flow to the hands; strong energy for vigorous action. Fear causes blood to flow to the legs making it easier to run. Happiness is a positive emotion that provides readiness and enthusiasm. Surprise makes it easier to figure out what's going on and create a plan of action. Sadness helps adjust to a significant loss and brings a drop in energy and enthusiasm.

When emotions are out of control, the emotional mind takes over and swamps the rational mind. Emotions have a mind of their own and can hold views independent of the rational mind. Goleman names five main domains of emotional intelligence: (1) Knowing one's emotion (2) Managing emotions (3) Motivating oneself (4) Recognizing emotions in others (5) Handling relationships.

A most important emotional lesson, of course, is anger management. As a culture, we have not bothered to make sure children are taught the essentials of handling anger or resolving conflict. These and other fundamentals of emotional competence have been left to chance, says Goleman.

Surprisingly, the emotional mind is far quicker than the rational mind and springs into action without considering consequences that may prove to be mistaken or misguided. Scientific findings indicate we often cannot control emotions. What's more, the emotional mind takes its beliefs to be true, discounting evidence to the contrary. That's why it's difficult to reason with someone who is emotionally upset.

A familiar husband-wife emotional story: Wives, it seems, are the emotional managers and as such, are more likely to criticize husbands. Men are more likely to be stonewallers. Wives try to bring up and resolve disagreements. Husbands, on the other hand, are reluctant to be drawn into arguments. As a wife sees her husband withdraw from a discussion. she increases the volume and intensity of her complaint white he becomes defensive or stonewalls in return. She becomes contemptful, frustrated and angry; the husband feels more and more an innocent victim. As husbands stonewall, the wife feels completely stymied. The author calls this psychological impasse "flooding~~ and points out that flooding escalates, often going out of control.

There is ample evidence of growing emotional recklessness in the wortd, the author points out, and makes a strong case that it is critical to teach emotional competence to children as part of their education.

4-0 out of 5 stars Significant topic, questionable presentation
The importance of emotional intelligence was proven to me early on in this book, especially with the author's neurological explanations of the brain. Daniel Coleman used a variety of approaches to prove the importance of emotional intelligence including: neuroscience, biology, and case studies. Yet, some of the directions the author chose to take lost my interest. The case studies could have been abbreviated and maybe the classification of emotions could have been expanded on. The book demonstrated the dire consequences of not learning emotional intelligence and sometimes used extreme examples which seemed unnecessary. However, this pioneering book (albeit somewhat outdated) deserves attention.

For me the book started well with references to Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," making a connection between the wisdom that Aristotle exalted and emotional intelligence. The book went on to explain how the physical components of the brain affect emotional behavior; here the amygdala is explained, which is the control center for emotional behavior, and is referred to throughout the book. This biology and neuroscience clarified how rudimentary emotional behavior is in the human brain.

In part three, the author showed progressive thinking in his belief that the medical profession must consider emotional factors. Since the book's publication, medical schools have agreed with him. On June 10, 2004, the Wall Street Journal reported that graduates from all 126 medical schools in the U.S. will take a standardized test that will rate "bedside manner." According to the article, this test will "gauge what multiple-choice questions cannot: a graduate's ability to communicate with patients..."

In parts Four and Five my interest waned as the author discussed how emotional training can save society. Although the author suggests key improvements to pedagogy, the case studies and extreme examples of what can go wrong with the emotional brain belabored the topic for me. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is closely analyzed, as is trauma, abuse, and bullies - all valid areas for discussion but beyond what is needed for demonstrating what emotional intelligence is and why it is important. Violence, social aggression, and certain neuroses resulting from emotional problems could have been explained in a shorter section. But the author deserves credit for offering solutions, and has an interesting theory that modernity is the cause for a worldwide trend of melancholy.

I would have liked more of the book devoted to the challenge of defining emotions. Of interest to me was Appendix A because it revealed the classification attempts made for emotions. The section considers a handful of "core" emotions with all other emotions being a blend of these; there also might be families of emotions with many nuances affecting moods and temperament.

This book reveals a big-picture outlook of the human brain and the emotional activity that is an intrinsic part of it. The thesis that emotional intelligence can be more important than IQ is well supported, but the author is not saying that it is necessarily better! (Previous reviewers of the book have created an EQ-versus-IQ contest.) Both are critical facets of intelligence that must work together and neither can be dismissed.

5-0 out of 5 stars You have to try the Emotional Intelligence PowerPoint!
I bought the book along with the recommended Emotional Intelligence PowerPoint, which is just a terrific resource! It's a complete presentation on emotional intelligence (which saved me a lot of work) but the great thing is it plays movie clips right from the presentation to illustrate each of the emotional intelligence skills. My audience really grasped the concept and was entertained enough to give me 100% of their attention for the full hour. Really great!

5-0 out of 5 stars Before it got crowded
Most of the great industrialists had one thing in common; they were able to give credit where credit was due. This is a lost art in the management of humans in today's concentrated environment that depends upon statistics and numbers.

No man or woman ever created a number that wasn't backed by the self discipline that enabled him or her to give the level of commitment that came with the desire to give that commitment. If they do, they fall upon deaf and dumb hearts, and are bound to be used for different uses than the ones intended.

Passionate commitment is the only thing that ever changed a life, or lives, and the main thing that determines success that might be predictable. Without commitment, marriage fail, even if they appear to work. Without commitment, incentives are little help to the people trying to use them to create wealth, for themselves or for others.

Negative commitment alway works worst to produce desirable outcomes because they never carry a reciprocal commitment to get the job done, and to do it well.

The pride of passion and success is the single most important component of a job well done, and a job well loved, by which great things are made possible because of the commitment brought to the job, that is felt within, and rarely without the internal commitment that defines and fuels the task to be done, often with a sense of vision for accomplishment as well as for the harmony that enables teamwork to exist that relies upon it, as opposed to the tyranny that sometimes fuels efficiency and completion of tasks that may be unpleasant but necessary to be done.

A positive outlook is essential to most quality jobs and often underestimated in its power to create powerful results. Among groups, failure to recognize credit where credit is due destroys more groups than not, and strains the ones where it is not present. Groups break down at varying levels, but almost always at the lower levels from the negligence of the upper levels to give that due credit, and to respect its presence as important to any organization. Failure is always a managerial negligence, and false rewards are immediately noticeable to the participants of any group because they deal daily with the results of performance that would be the criteria by which management determines successful performance to offer those rewards. Underlings usually know the score, and often better than management because of its isolation. Misplaced credit is as damaging to organizations as those where it is non-existent since it destroys not only faith but also integrity.

Emotional IQ is far more valuable to the organization for this reason. Maintaining the integrity of the group is crucial to its success, and sometimes, to its survival. Faith is as asset to integrity, but only a part of what makes any organization valuable since better times can be managed, or sustained, during times of hardship, but integrity forms the heart of commitment for most who are associated with, and determine the vitality of the entire organization through bad times or good. There is no replacement when destroyed, either intentionally or accidentally, and few apologies are effective to heal those deep wounds. Relationship or relational discrimination is the distinction that makes the different in any organization, and those which cultivate the image of equity generally do equity. Those that don't suffer the effects of their lack of commitment by revealing their flaws, not only to insiders but also to outsiders. Emotional intelligence often relies upon intuition to determine its presence or absence. ... Read more

36. Awaken the Giant Within
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5-0 out of 5 stars Tony Robbins Made The Difference!
Anybody who claims Tony Robbins's teachings contradict Christianity, or are only a temporary "high" are wrong. Tony's concepts changed my life, because I had the desire to do so. He showed my how to apply my desire to change and channel that energy. People who claim it didn't work for them, did not utilize the techniques fully, because they truely didn't want to change. Like physical excerise, mental exercise requires time, patients and a lot of work. Going to the gym once will not make you buff and trim, and reading a Tony Robbins' book once will not do the same for your mind. You have to apply the information over and over to get results. As for the contradiction to Christianity, well, I don't understand that claim. Tony's philososphies are rooted in the power of a supreme being wanting us to be happy and helping us. I am a strong Christian, and the instructions I recieved from Tony only helped me to serve my fellow man better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great ideas on how to set goals.
First off, and I can't stress this enough, you must read the book. The audio is a great modivator and a good introduction, but the book is must. keep the audio for your car just for as a reminder, but read the book. Robbins can sound silly at times, but he's brillant when it comes to modivating you and ideas of how to make the most out of your life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good role model and beliefs
Anthony Robbins is the first person that I modeled that really changed my life for the better. Before him, I have read other books on psychology and self-improvement, but all those just ended up with lots of theories about things, but very little practical application in real life.

Robbins is the person who walks his talk. He takes what he learned and modelled from other masters like Jim Rohn, Robert Shuller, Richard Bandler, Milton Erickson, Robert Cialdini and many others, but he does something different and achieve far greater results than his teachers. The reason is that he takes all the techniques seriously and apply them faithfully to the n-th degree. Few of his very powerful beliefs he lives by that I have used to achieve impossible achievements are "There is ALWAYS a way, If I am committed to find one", "It is in the moments of your decisions that your destiny is shaped", "Manage your emotional states and you master your behaviours".

If you read about his story, he was 17 years old, broke and living in his VW car outside 7-11, and he joined Jim Rohn's company to start selling Rohn's educational sets. And he sold to every single person he made a sales appointment with, just by applying what he learned from Jim Rohn and others. Even Jim Rohn couldn't believe it, since nobody in the company could sell more than this 17 year old kid. And when he was broke, he set such goals as owning a castle home, big cars, being successful etc, and in 1 year he achieved them all, just by rehearsing and staying committed to his goals every day. And over the years, he achieved amazing redults just by applying the skills, beliefs, and techniques he learned. He proved to me that, if you are committed to your goals, values, and committed to doing the things you MUST do each day to be at your best,- then you can do seemingly amazing things even with simple techniques and beliefs.

This cassette is an additional companion to his book Awaken The Giant Within. Although the publisher produced this tape, which is about 60 - 90 minutes, some of the information and techniques in the book are not included here. But I love this tape as his delivery is very powerful and infectious. Get this tape, I guarantee it will help you, IF you apply them in your life. Don't be like most people who reads good books, and then say it's not good, just because they don't apply what they read. Reading and merely listening won't change your life. Applying it does! The world is filled with educated derelicts- people who know a lot of knowledge, but didn't use what they know.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not how to get rich
Funny thing about all of these motivational speakers... they're all rich. And that's one of things that makes us buy their stuff. Though they preach motivation and personal growth, the unsaid implication is that if we follow their lessons, we'll be rich, too.

Tony is no exception; he talks on this tape about how one year he was living in a tiny bachelor apartment, and a few years later he was living in a castle and flying his jet helicopter to his seminars.

But what none of these people ever talk about--including Tony--is HOW they got so wealthy. That would be a problem, since they tend to downplay the importance of money, all the while being paid millions of dollars to do so.

My hunch is that Tony makes his money by having people come to his seminars and buy his stuff. It's the same with financial guru Suze Orman--she hasn't made her money through smart investing; she's made it by writing books and doing a TV show telling us how to invest.

One of the secrets of making money is to find a niche and fill it; if you can't find one, then you invent one and convince people they need it. Arnold Schwarzenegger did this back in the 80's; he convinced people they were out of shape and came up with the whole "I'm going to pump you up" campaign. Tony, Peter Lowe, Zig Ziglar and others have done this with our minds: convinced us that we need to get control of our lives, and to let them tell us how to do it.

That's not to say Tony's stuff is a scam; if you're feeling out of sorts with the world, this tape is indeed a valuable help in focusing on how to get back with it. But for people who have a normal level of intelligence and presence of mind, it may be somewhat unsatisfying.

One thing I've learned is that sometimes the best advice someone can give you is to stop asking for advice! I think a fair number of Personal Power converts probably spend too much time and money going to seminars and studying Tony's stuff, and not enough time simply living their lives and making their own decisions. This tape is not going to tell you how to earn enough money to buy a helicopter or live in a castle. It is not going to tell you how to end up with a beautiful spouse and kids. It will tell you to follow your dream, and offers a few basic guidelines on how to do that. But you have to do the work.

N.B. The tape ends by telling us that by following Tony's advice, you'll attract the "appropriate coaches and role models." Sounds like a plug for Tony's personal coaching services. In other words, even after you've awakened your inner giant, you'll still need help! (Hint: you still need to buy more stuff!)

5-0 out of 5 stars This Joe Robbins Guy Is Incredible
A month ago I was washing my dishes in the bathtub, reusing junk mail envelopes, and buying frozen pizzas in bulk. Now I have grown a moustache and stride around confidently, feeling like I own the world. This Joe Robbins guy helps me forget the overwhelming impermanence of life, and the tragedy of focussing on personal wealth and contentment. I used to be be a Buddhist monk, but Joe helped me realize what a load of bunk that is. I can't wait to give him more money for his next book or tape or whatever! ... Read more

37. Mother-Daughter Wisdom : Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emothional Health
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38. The Will to Live and Other Mysteries
by Rachel Naomi Remen
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As an honored physician and teacher, Rachel Naomi Remen has spent a lifetime immersed in the world of science. Yet today, after four decades of face-to-face experience with cancer patients, medical academia, and her own chronic illness, she has come to see that life is best defined not by science, but by mystery.

On The Will to Live and Other Mysteries, this bestselling author and beloved "healer of the heart" probes the universal experience of the unknown and reminds us that we all participate in life's mystery. "We have become a culture of control," Dr. Remen begins, "and have traded mystery for mastery." But "life is larger than science," she says. "Science is only one of the tools for healing. Real healing is always a work of mystery." A master storyteller, Dr. Remen shares compelling front-line stories of people who opened to mystery and found healing. She encourages us to pay attention and stay "awake," because the mystery at the heart of life can speak to any one of us at any time.

Complete with step-by-step exercises that Dr. Remen has taught to thousands of people, The Will to Live and Other Mysteries will touch and strengthen all who hear it, awakening us to our real power, and enabling us to live more fully and deeply, no matter what obstacles we face in life. ... Read more

39. Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential
by Caroline Myss
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On Sacred Contracts, Dr. Myss helps listeners take the next step in their personal evolutions, through the use of archetypes as tools for self-transformation. First identified by the legendary psychiatrist and author C.G. Jung, archetypes are symbols for unconscious energies and potentials held in common by all of humanity. Dr. Myss identifies a "tool box" of 12 major archetypal patterns, and explains their roles in the "alchemy of spirituality." Listeners join this respected medical intuitive as she explores how we can identify our personal archetypes, uncover their higher purpose, and then work with them for self-understanding and spiritual development.

Shared with her hallmark humor, honesty, and intelligence, Sacred Contracts is a welcome resource for fans of Dr. Myss everywhere. Original adaptation of the book by the author. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Multiple Mirrors to See Your Soul and Its Commitments!
Sacred Contracts engages you in an extensive, self-exploring expedition to unearth the core ingredients of your unique, spiritual identity. Because there are so many assignments to do in the book and it is so detailed, I suggest you get the hardcover version rather than one of the audio versions.

Of all the many books I have read about finding and following the dictates of your own true self, Sacred Contracts is by far the most unusual and detailed. The author calls upon major religious traditions, Eastern ideas about energy centers in the body, Jungian psychological archetypes, and astrology among other sources as context for seeing yourself as unique. Although few of these references are ones that I relate to very often, I was impressed by the way that they centered my focus by helping me see what life roles are not important in my life, as the contrast for seeing what is important. In my past experience with increasing self-understanding, the focus was on what was important. Cutting away the unimportant makes those important areas stand out much more clearly.

This is a book that can help you learn for the rest of your life. Unlike many books that are aimed at helping you find "the answer" and then getting you off working with "the answer," Sacred Contracts is designed to help with new challenges and issues in the future . . . as well as the ones you have today.

I found myself particularly enriched by reviewing the very long list of potential archetypes that are developed in the book. These are explained by stories of individuals, references to popular books and movies, and examples of how one archetype differs from other, similar ones. As a result, the archetypes and my own reactions to them came into much clearer focus in my mind. When I had read about these in Joseph Campbell's work, I often found them to be distant. Here, they are immediate.

Sacred Contracts focuses on "what is our mission in life?" This includes both "where am I going?" and "who will go with me?" The answer is unique for each person to each of these questions. A sacred contract is "your overall relationship to your personal . . . and spiritual power." The contract is "a plan to help you develop your divine potential." This is to fulfill "an agreement your soul makes before you are born." As I read these concepts, I found them to be most closely identified in my mind with the beliefs of Buddhism as they relate to the reincarnated soul. The author takes care to show that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam also contain these points of view.

The book contains a lot of material to help you absorb the context of these perspectives. In that sense, I felt a little like I was reading a condensed version of The Golden Bough.

After you understand the archetypes and their manifestations, you are directed how to engage in an extensive mental dialogue with and write about the positive and negative forms of each important archetype for you. These will include the four universal ones (child, victim, compromised person, and saboteur) as well as your selection from dozens of others for the ones that seem most important to you (such as addict, angel, bully, gambler, Midas, poet, and thief). For example, you will ask, "Why did I choose this archetype?" "In what way do I feel the archetype serves my Contracts with other people?"

The focus of all this remains on keeping "your attention on reaching your highest potential." To do this, you must "surrender to self."

Most people will find the list of what to think about and the exercises to do to be a bit intimidating. I certainly did. The work is based on a successful seminar that the author has been developing over many years. So it is intended to take quite a bit of time to do and implement. I suggest that you find blocks of time of at least two hours in length to work on these assignments when you will not be disturbed. If you are single, you might go someplace where you can be alone but see the splendor of nature. If you live with your family, early morning or late at night would probably be the best time . . . while others are at rest. Naturally, if you like what you read here, you could also consider doing a seminar with the author. I'm assuming that that is much more expensive than working with this book on your own. Some people might find it helpful to find someone to do this with, so that you share your results with one another. This could help provide the discipline to keep working on discovering your sacred contracts.

May you fulfill your highest purpose in ways that bring great joy and benefit to you and all whom you meet! God bless you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sacred Contracts is a brilliant!
Sacred Contracts is a brilliant synthesis of spiritual insight and psychology. Presumably based on the author's well known workshops of the same name. Sacred Contracts takes Jung's concept of archetypes beyond anything Jung himself might have imagined and brings the notion squarely into the 21st century.
The author developed an enjoyable and ingenious process for deciphering your own Contract using a new theory of archetypes that builds on the works of Jung, Plato, and contemporary thinkers. This book is genuinely transformative in understanding the why and what of your inner self.

I bought the audio version after reading the written version. Really use both. When I work I use Neurosync behavior modification software to make other improvements. I enjoy self improvement and self enlightenment and I highly recommend both the book and audio versions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Feeling at home with yourself.
I found Caroline Myss' "SACRED CONTRACTS" to be a warm and insightful guide to investigating one's purpose in life. Myss writes with a great generosity of heart. She describes her book as "a product of my wanting to share with people my insights about our individual and collective life purpose over nearly two decades of working with the energies of the human spirit." Myss explores the idea of archetypes, or energies, that are aspects of our personalities intricately involved in the fulfilling of our purposes.

The book functions as a guide to help you identify the key archetypes in your life, so that rather than getting lost in the drama of your life, you can step back and experience yourself as more centered in the big picture. The tone is light and often playful, and Myss sprinkles her discussions with many gems, such as: "real creativity is based on a solid foundation of knowledge and discipline." Her chapter on the "Wizard of Oz" as a symbol of personal transformation is moving and mesmerizing. I had never considered the difference Dorothy made to the lives of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion before I read this chapter. Myss repeatedly underlines the importance of living in the moment: "Fulfilling your highest potential actually means acting on your highest or deepest truth each moment of your life." As an excellent companion book on your road to personal growth, I strongly recommend "WORKING ON YOURSELF DOESN'T WORK" by Ariel and Shya Kane. (Their audio CD's and tapes are brilliant as well.) This simple and practical book is an indispensable guide to living fully in the moment and discovering joy and satisfaction with a consistency beyond your wildest imagination.

1-0 out of 5 stars dizzying
I have been on a spiritual path for 20 years, and agree that a certain amount of self-discovery is necessary. However, this convoluted,complicated book encourages a level of introspection that can not be healthy. I can't imagine anyone taking this book seriously as coming away anything but self-absorbed, with no real interest in other people, as they have found themselves so archetypically interesting.
A great investment for true narcissists!

5-0 out of 5 stars Life Altering
This is the first book I have ever read that even comes close to explaining what I believe the afterlife to be, or rather the beginning of life on earth. Except for a few minor differences this is right on. Have you ever heard things that you know the meaning of the words, but until someone enlightens you the meaning of the words is missed. This book turned on the light in my head about sooooo many things, that it is hard to believe. Enlightenment comes in slow subsets, and this book has connected many subsets for me. ... Read more

40. How to Love a Woman: On Intimacy and the Erotic Life of Women
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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How To Love a Woman Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Dr. Estés on Intimacy and the Erotic Lives of Women:For all men and women who thirst to love and be loved by a woman, these words and stories of guidance from Clarissa Pinkola Estés are aqua vitae, the "water of life" for the soul. Dr. Estés teaches that in love relationships, each partner challenges, nourishes, and transforms the other. To achieve this lifelong love requires an understanding of the mysterious internal cycles that fuel relationships. Through irresistible storytelling, How to Love a Woman shows how everyrelationship fades and expires, only to be reborn in a fresh and strengthened form. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pure magic! A must have! I wish there were more stars!!
Hearing this book was a life changing experience for me. It's not just for women, but it is for anyone who wants to really know the soul of a woman, or any woman looking to find her own. The stories are incredible and her interpretations are absolutely stunning! Buy it! You won't be sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for everyone who is interested in relationships . . .
One of the best sources of depth information about relationships and love and the cycles that we all endure/persue in being with the one we love.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quintessential text on what women feel, think, and expect
Dr. Estes' "How To Love A Woman" goes beyond typical "how to" material and delves into the essence of women. As an advisor, I have recommended this information to dozens of people, both men and woman; all have thanked me, many have recommended it to others, and most have sworn the information saved their relationships. Dr. Estes writes (and speaks) with unbiased compassion, and finds no need to "bridge a gap" between men and women . . . she simply, clearly, and insightfully explains, with her colorful candor, how women want and need to be treated, rather than how we expect to be treated. There is no accurate way to describe the content, other than "real." And the only way to describe the context is to compare Dr. Estes' work to finding that one perfect word, note, touch, scent or vision that simply says it all. ... Read more

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