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81. Complete Relaxation
by Glenn Harrold
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Asin: 1901923215
Catlog: Book (2002-06-21)
Publisher: Diviniti Publishing
Sales Rank: 111917
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A superb high quality hypnotherapy CD combining powerful hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. From the Best selling Diviniti Publishing Hypnosis range which regularly features in the top 20 of the Whitaker Book track UK audio chart. The Complete Relaxation cassette version was the 8th best selling cassette in the UK in 2001. Includes : A pleasant English 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. Designed to guide the listener into a wonderful state of complete mental and physical relaxation. You will also learn valuable techniques to help you combat stress remain more relaxed at all times. ... Read more

82. Why People Don't Heal and How They Can
by Caroline Myss, Caroline, Ph.D. Myss
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Asin: 1564555860
Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 131615
Average Customer Review: 3.79 out of 5 stars
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Why do some people heal while others don’t? For over 20 years Caroline Myss has studied this question, working with thousands of patients as a "medical intuitive." Now this respected figure in the field of holistic medicine shares the startling truth about the hidden barriers to healing on Why People Don’t Heal.In association with Norman Shealy, M.D. (founder of the American Holistic Medical Association), Caroline Myss has developed a unique approach to the study of "energy anatomy" – the electromagnetic channels that connect mind and spirit; the "circuitry" that is crucial to the self-healing process. We do not heal because we use our illnesses (or "wounds") as a way of gaining intimacy and even personal power. This fascinating new look at the energetics of healing will teach you how to get out of the victim mentality that is the first obstacle to wellness. Covers the fundamentals of human energy anatomy, the links between personal power and illness, toxic connections to the past, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Power sources: spiritual, emotional, physical, etc.
Be sure to read the introduction! Myss parallels the symbolism of the sacraments of the Christian church, the Tree of Life of the Kabbalistic tradition and the Hindu chakras. The Tribal, Individual and Symbolic ages are explained. The archetypes, made widely known to us by Jung, are uplifted as a way to see the events of our lives in symbolic terms. The 3-page Epilogue "Snow White and the Seven Chakras" might be read first as another introduction to the scope of the messages of this book, then re-read as a review. Many personal stores are recounted, including Myss' own healing experience, as examples of the principles cited. This book is uplifting and informative. It ties together things we have read in many other books into a helpful whole.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for healers
I am a Chi Gung master and a Shaman with over 30 years experience in esoteric healing and energy work and I spend most of my time working with and healing plants, animals, and people around the clock and as an intuitive healer myself, I recognize Caroline's skill and methods as very beneficial for any healer. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to gain a deeper insight into who they are and how the healing process can work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Self Identification is the only way...
There has been millions of research to justify everything Caroline teaches. She's not critizing the wounded and neither is she arrogant. Facts are facts, and she delivers the facts in a way that people who are not serious about making some changes will easily get affended, because that's the easy thing to do other than looking at themself and saying, "Hey, I brought this on myself. And I could fix it myself." Carolyn is terrific! But if you are not serious about self improvement, don't bother.

2-0 out of 5 stars She is not a healer
Mind/body/spirit authors and healers are often accused of "blaming the victim." Good spiritual and mind/body healers do no such thing, but some do imply that if you're sick, it's your fault. And if you don't get better, it's because you don't want to, or don't try hard enough.

Caroline Myss doesn't just imply that illness is our fault, she wrote this whole book to tell us so. By downplaying or ignoring the social, economic, genetic, and environmental determinants of health, she turns what should be a hopeful message of empowerment into a club of guilt and blame.

Of course, our own behavior and attitudes play a large role in health. And yes, illness does bring some advantages that some people cling to. But people have good reasons for adopting the behaviors and attitudes they do. We adopted those behaviors before we knew better, because they seemed necessary at the time. And we maintain them because our lives are set up to maintain them.

Change is hard, especially if you don't believe you can do it, or that your life is not worth the effort. People need hope, support, and belief in themselves if they are to change. So when people need to change, to improve their health or their lives, you don't want to start by making them feel bad about themselves. That's why this book, far from helping people heal, is likely to add another layer of suffering to their lives.

My book, The Art of Getting Well, was partly written in response to Why People Don't Heal. (I have been called "the anti-Caroline Myss.") My book explains that illness is not our fault, but it is our responsibility to do the best we can to maximize our health and our lives.

It's often the conditions of our lives that make us sick, and many times the key to getting better is improving our quality of life. One element in this improvement is learning to value, love and forgive ourselves and our bodies. Myss takes the opposite approach; she blames. She is not a healer.

David Spero RN

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Completely Useless, But ...
We all know people with legitimate illnesses who seem to wallow in their misfortune. However, we all suffer from illnesses, and we all age -- some of us dwell on our ailments, others are stoic to the point of self-neglect. The author is obviously a charlatan, who has positioned herself as the Camille Paglia of New Age Healers.

As others have pointed out,she has no credentials, and isn't even a healer -- she is a professional busy body, telling others where to get off, and it is sad that people have actually gone to her in their desperation. There are plenty of New Age healers who aren't charlatans, who have a genuine gift of love and will to help others.

She basically says that some people need their illnesses for attention or whatever, and that others experience spiritual growth through their physical travails. None of this is exactly news. I just worry that people who come down with cancer or whatever will think it's their own fault if they don't heal, as she seems to think.

This book isn't really a waste of time -- but it is mean spirited, reduces a complex topic to a formula, and is completely lacking in a spiritual element. Which is ironic, because she is preaching spirituality. Scary. ... Read more

83. A Good Walk Spoiled : Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
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Asin: 1570422974
Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
Publisher: Time Warner Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 151522
Average Customer Review: 3.96 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Solid, insightful, inspiring
I'll begin by saying that I don't find Feinstein a particularly elegant writer. Like so many of the golfers he admires, Fienstein is a bit of a grinder. I prefer the golf essays of Herbert Warren Wind and John Updike. That said, I immensely enjoyed this book for its detailed and often inspiring look at the golfing and private lives of several players on the Tour. If the book had a central point, I thought it was that playing professional golf is just about as difficult a way to make a living as there is. The physical, mental, and emotional strain is almost unbearable and the lonelieness and self-reliance very fatiguing. Like another reviewer, I did not find the book too long, but too short: I wanted to read about more players and about more seasons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pressure that most people will never feel
For any of us out there who still harbor dreams of one day hitting the tour, this book is enough to scare those dreams right out of you. Focusing on everyone from top tier players to rookie scramblers, this is the most comprehensive look at the world of competitive golf I have seen in a long time. For some players, the PGA Tour is a goldmine, where private jets and Florida mansions are the norm, while for others, just winning enough to enter the next tournament is a victory in itself.

Feinstein does an excellent job of getting in the golfer's heads and really conveying what they're thinking as they experience pressure most ordinary people won't ever understand. He was given almost unheard of access to the players, and he makes the best of it. His ability to describe the courses makes you feel like you are right there with Davis Love III, with 148 yards to the pin, or with Tom Watson as he looks over one of the most important putts in his life.

This book is a real gem for any sports fan, and a must for any golfer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Loved it, a new perspective on the game...
If you are a golfer, read you a new appreciation for the game and people that play it. It looks so different on television....

4-0 out of 5 stars Inside The Bags And Heads Of The Pros
Golf is the cruelest sport, and "A Good Walk Spoiled" is a probing look at what beats inside the hearts of those who play it for a living. Author John Feinstein chronicles the 1994 PGA Tour season through the experiences of several pro golfers, stars like Tom Watson and Davis Love III as well as those trying to make the grade.

If you watch pro golf at all, even just occasionally tune in on the final round of a major, this is a book for you. It gives you a taste of why the Tour is so absorbing to those who follow it week-in, week-out. The first 100 pages pull you right in with scenes from two pressure-cooker events from opposite ends of the bell curve: The 1993 Ryder Cup at The Belfry resort in England, where America's best golfers compete with those from Europe for a much-coveted trophy; and Qualifying School, where the wanna-bes vie simply for the chance to compete on tour. Both are nervous narratives, and highly addicting.

Feinstein is no elegant prose stylist, but he's not a short-order cook, either. He writes in a deceptively easy-going way, not beating you over the head with all the words he knows or quoting from great works of literature to describe how John Cook felt about trying to make a certain putt. He just puts it all together and makes it gel, sometimes throwing in a clever metaphor. About the weather at the start of the 1994 British Open: "Turnberry had the feel of a schoolyard on the first warm day of spring, everyone excited and rejuvenated by the gorgeous weather." On the work ethic of the pros: "On any Tuesday and Wednesday on tour, the [driving] range looks like the exchange counter at Macy's on the day after Christmas."

Feinstein is even better as an interviewer. From normally taciturn guys he draws out some personal stories worth reading, like Paul Azinger's fight with cancer and how Curtis and Sarah Strange dealt with an unexplained medical condition she had that hobbled her for months. Some nice catty comments, too, like Davis Love's noting the demeanor of tour legends Watson and Jack Nicklaus: "I'm sure it's subconscious, but sometimes with those guys you feel as if they have to remind you how great they were because they can't show you anymore."

Watson was a revelation for me in this book. He always came off as prickly and distant, but he shared a lot with Feinstein and comes across the better for it. He was still trying to win majors in 1994 at age 44, and coming heartbreakingly close, but maintained a stoic demeanor and a sense of humor throughout.

Feinstein is a friendly-enough golfer's Boswell, but not everyone benefits from his pen. John Daly, working through his personal demons in 1994, comes in for some withering criticism, as does Greg Norman, who plans an elitist alternative to the PGA Tour that never gets off the ground. Tiger Woods is conspicuous by his absence, just a single mention near the end. He was barely on the radar screen in 1994, a teenage phenom noted for his skin color and not much else.

Some say "A Good Walk Spoiled" is the lesser for the lack of Tiger-time, but I enjoyed the opportunity to see what the tour was like before he changed everything. It's a worthy historical record for that alone. And though the book does drag a bit in the last 100 pages, with Feinstein not putting the same level of effort into his writing as he did detailing earlier tournaments, it makes for very pleasurable and edifying reading all the same. Even if you still can't make yourself care about who's squaring off in the last round of the Match Play Championship, you will finish "A Good Walk Spoiled" with a much deeper appreciation for those who live and die by how they play the game.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good storytelling, but disjointed
As I read this very enjoyable book, I felt more like I was listening to a conversation than reading a book. It almost feels like "Did I ever tell you about the time I was playing with Greg Norman, and he..." Feinstein has access to places and people that most golf fans never will, and as such, he has boatloads of great stories about the events and players of the PGA Tour (and the PGA wannabes). Feinstein is great at collecting and telling the stories, particularly the character-revealing ones. For that, the book is wonderful. Specifically, I felt I was in Davis Love's quaking shoes while he was "throwing up on himself" at the Ryder Cup. Feinstein tells the story so well, the reader feels part of the action.

At the same time, I couldn't help but think that the book was poorly organized. Feinstein makes some effort to put the contents into a unified semi-chronological tale, but he fails in that. Most of the events or people that he writes about require going back to cover background info on what set up that situation, or how that player got where he is now. The backgrounding leads to a lot of de-synchronization (? -- throwing off the timeline?) in the book. Many of the background information is also great and enjoyable storytelling, but given the chronological organization of the book, it was hard for me to keep the events straight -- which came first, which story had later impact on what, which ones overlap (two stories about two players at the same event, for example).

There's also a lot of jumping from discussions of one player to another. This works fine for the well known players, but not so well when the reader is trying to remember which of the Q-school players is which. Still, in thinking about it, I couldn't think of a better way to organize it.

Having felt self-imposed "pressure" on the golf course -- if I make par here, this will be my best round ever! -- reading anecdotes about the *real* pressure of Q-school was fascinating. Feinstein gives the reader the feel of needing to make a shot to be able to eke out a living by playing golf, and made me appreciate the difference between that than the pressure of making a shot to take pocket change from my foursome.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book. What's not to enjoy, really -- it's good stories about an interesting (to any golfer or golf fan) subject. I give only four stars because I just can't help feeling that the book could be much better organized for a more consistent read. ... Read more

84. Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life
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Asin: 0553525972
Catlog: Book (1999-04-20)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 1179511
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Dr. James Balch's book Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A to Z Guide to Supplements established him as one of the most trusted authorities in the fields of alternative and naturopathic medicine. Now, his potentially life-saving wisdom is made more accessible than ever in a groundbreaking new volume that will revolutionize the way Americans think about their health.

Throughout his career in medicine, Dr. Balch has committed himself to helping patients take charge of their own well-being. But how can people remain in control of their health if their doctors are unable (or unwilling) to teach them the basic principles of healthy living? Many health care providers are still woefully uninformed about preventive health measures and effective natural remedies, relying instead on conventional courses of medication and surgery-which are frequently more difficult, invasive, and expensive.

In Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life, Dr. Balch empowers readers to take action and protect their own health. He provides them with a better understanding of how the healthy mind and body funtion and suggests natural remedies for some of the most serious medical problems that face Americans today. Dr. Balch also offers a twenty-five-point exam that isolates the biological stresses in our everyday lives and helps us to eliminate them, so we can experience a higher standard of wellness than ever before.

With plainspoken common sense and examples from the case histories of Dr. Balch's own patients, Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life reveals the simple, proven remedies that really can save your life-naturally.
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5-0 out of 5 stars natural remedies that can save your life
This book is rather indept concerning just one of the remedies,
and I know that it would be a valuable asset to others as well
as myself.

Thank You.

5-0 out of 5 stars We are all in agreement here!
This book does the job of explaining WHAT our bodies need and WHY these Ten are the most important. Balch has helped us by picking the Ten Natural Remedies that are the most important ones. That way we can keep our focus a little better. Taking too many supplements throughout the day can get a little overwhelming. There are also combinations aimed at covering these areas of need. A site where my family has had great satisfaction in both service and product choices/quality is PapaNature. I feel the same way about praising them as I do about praising the work of the Balches. They also have additional documentation that exactly parallels Balch's topics in this great book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for every house
I couldn't put this book down once I started it. It is really wonderful, and I have already started taking a few of the supplements the author suggests. I say "a few" because I found that the author could have done a much better job expressing/analyzing his ideas (that's why the four stars). For example, I am under 25, and there are a few things which left me in question as to whether I should start using them or not. If you are not sure of something, like me, you should see the book with your doctor and then proceed. If the author could expand a little bit more on his ideas, it would make the perfect book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent - current and need to know information!
I have spent the last two years of my life changing from a drugs/medicine/surgery patient, to a take-hold-of-my-own-life "doctor", arming myself with more information than I learned in all my years of schooling. Dr. Balch is right on - need I say more?

5-0 out of 5 stars The title of the book says it all!
For anyone who is tired of having medical information doled out by a resistant medical hierarchy, here is some straightforward information to get you on the path to wellness. To reduce this book to a commentary about "grass clippings" (wheat barley grass), as a previous reviewer did, is a real injustice. Dr. Balch mentions the truly cutting edge information about numerous therapies unknown to most of us,including oxygen healing therapies like ozone treatments as one of the "10 Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life."

Very quietly, even conventional MD's are using hyperbaric oxygen chambers and other oxygen-related treatments to treat patients with the so-called "flesh eating bacteria." Why? Because ozone and many other oxygen therapies are the ONLY treatments known to "kill the bugs, not the body." In other words, where antibiotics fail to destroy these "killer bugs," and severely damage the immune system, ozone re-invigorates the body by giving oxygen on the cellular level. Don't take my word for it; do a search some time on PubMed or some other medical search engine and see what you come up with!

Medical quackery? HA! Within the next decade, the Mayo Clinic and the rest of the shrines we have built to the bloated medical bureacracy will ALL be using innovative natural cures like the ones Dr. Balch recommends in this very readable book.

His first book, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" has sold in excess of 4 million copies. "10 Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life," especially at the amazingly low price is a steal.

This is a great book, especially for those not familiar with the world of natural remedies. ... Read more

85. Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships
by Ken Blanchard
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Asin: 0743525906
Catlog: Book (2002-02-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Sales Rank: 332039
Average Customer Review: 3.82 out of 5 stars
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What do employees and coworkers have in common with a five-ton killer whale? A whole lot more than you think, according to the mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors from SeaWorld. Whales respond best to positive reinforcement. So do humans. In this moving and inspirational new audiobook, Blanchard explains how using the techniques of animal trainers -- specifically those responsible for the killer whales of SeaWorld -- can supercharge your effectiveness at work and at home.

When gruff business manager and family man Wes Kingsley visited SeaWorld, he marveled at the ability of the trainers to lead huge killer whales in performing acrobatic leaps and dives. Later, talking to the chief trainer, he learned their techniques of building trust, accentuating the positive, and redirecting negative behavior -- all of which make these extraordinary performances possible. Kingsley took a hard look at his own often accusatory management style and recognized how some of his shortcomings as a manager, spouse, and father actually diminish trust and damage relationships. He began to see the difference between "GOTcha" (catching people doing things wrong) and "Whale Done!" (catching people doing things right).

In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how positive reinforcement and redirection can help increase productivity. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing listeners to become better parents and more committed spouses and have happier personal lives. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read!
Ken Blanchard of One-Minute Manager fame draws on the positive training techniques that SeaWorld whale trainers use to get their whales to want to perform. Although using whale training as a teaching model is a unique twist on the literature about training and motivating employees, the material itself is not nearly as exotic. Much of it draws upon traditional principles for getting along with others, such as building trust, emphasizing the positive and redirecting undesired actions into more productive channels. If you've read Blanchard's previous book about being aware when people do something right so you can praise them, some of this content will seem familiar, though he says this is his "most important" book. The story line tracks mythical businessman Wes Kingley's discussions with whale trainers who reveal what they do to train their creatures, gradually, carefully and with real warmth. These conversations blow some very basic points up to whale-size, but Blanchard writes with charm. We recommend this splashy manual, the first course in Whale Psyc 101.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Blanchard
Whenever Ken Blanchard (one of my favorite authors) comes
out with a new book, I usually rush to read it . . . so when I
RELATIONSHIPS had just been released, I got hold of
a copy and devoured it in one sitting.

You'll be able to do so, too, in that it is real short . . . but
don't be fooled into thinking that there's not a lot of "meat"
contained in its 128 pages . . . Blanchard, along with
coauthors Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins and Jim

Ballard, takes a simple tale and uses it to get you
thinking about how both whales and people perform
better when you accentuate the positive . . . that information
may sound basic, but it is far too often never used.

The story revolves around a gruff manager who visits
SeaWorld and is impressed with how animal trainers
of killer whales can get them to perform amazing
acrobatic leaps and dives . . . he begins to see how
these same techniques could be applied to his
business life, as well as his situation at home . . . in
addition, he learns the difference between "GOTcha"
(catching people doing things wrong) and "Whale
Done!" (catching people doing things right).

I particularly liked the many examples that were used,
and the fact that these could be applied to countless
work and home situations.

There were many memorable passages; among them:
"The point here is that progress--doing something better--is
constantly being noticed, acknowledged, and rewarded.
We need to do the same thing with people--catch them
doing things better, if not exactly right, and praise
progress. That way, you set them up for success and
build from there."

"Killer whales can 'take out' any other animal in the
ocean. We sometimes use that information when we're
working with dog trainers. Some of them scold and yell
at their animals. They use choke chains and sometimes
hit them. When they talk about that kind of treatment, I
ask them, 'If your dog weighed eleven thousand pounds
like Shamu, the whale, how would you treat him? Would
you use a choke collar or smack him around?' I don't
think so."

If you don't hire people on a performance review curve,
why grade them on one?

My only criticism is that some of the material seems
recycled from Blanchard's first bestseller, THE
ONE MINUTE MANAGER . . . but maybe that's not
such a bad thing, in that I still consider this his best
work . . . and a "must" read for anybody who has not
yet had the pleasure of experiencing it.

3-0 out of 5 stars An okay read!
"Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships" by Ken Blanchard talks about the importance of building trust, accentuating the positive side of things and redirecting the energy when mistakes are made. According to Blanchard, it is crucial to provide recognition appropriately to either co-workers or family members. He uses the example of training the killer whale, Shamu at the SeaWorld. When it comes to training killer whales, trainers have to reward the whales when they do something right to reinforce the same behaviors and that it is basically useless to punish killer whales if they make mistakes.

I think this is an okay read because there are basically nothing new here. However, I do like the "training of killer whales" illustrations that help to reinforce what Blanchard is saying - rewarding animals/people appropriately. Like a few reviewers here, I do prefer "Who Moved My Cheese?" and "Fish!" better. I also agree that some of the lines in "Whale Done!" are sort of cheesy. It's basically an okay read.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read!
Ken Blanchard of One-Minute Manager fame draws on the positive training techniques that SeaWorld whale trainers use to get their whales to want to perform. Although using whale training as a teaching model is a unique twist on the literature about training and motivating employees, the material itself is not nearly as exotic. Much of it draws upon traditional principles for getting along with others, such as building trust, emphasizing the positive and redirecting undesired actions into more productive channels. If you've read Blanchard's previous book about being aware when people do something right so you can praise them, some of this content will seem familiar, though he says this is his "most important" book. The story line tracks mythical businessman Wes Kingley's discussions with whale trainers who reveal what they do to train their creatures, gradually, carefully and with real warmth. These conversations blow some very basic points up to whale-size, but Blanchard writes with charm. We recommend this splashy manual, the first course in Whale Psyc 101.

2-0 out of 5 stars Simplistic book that should be no more than an article
Written as a fictional story with unnatural dialogue, very simplistic message, does not even scratch the surface of human motivation. Nothing new here, this would not even be noticed as an article by a popular magazine. A typical example of low content book that is no more than a streched and pumped-up 4-page article. Nuff said. Leave on the shelves. ... Read more

86. Look into My Eyes: How to Use Hypnosis to Bring Out the Best in Your Sex Life
by Peter Masters
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Asin: 189015928X
Catlog: Book (2001-03)
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
Sales Rank: 76987
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A new "toy" for the bedroom
I was curious to read Master's book because I have been hypnotized several times myself - though in a therapeutic setting, not a sexual setting. I haven't yet tried the techniques outlined in Master's book (though I've passed my copy off to my partner and am curious to see where things go) but I can say, speaking from my own experience of being hypnotized many times, that Masters has written an excellent guide to hypnosis for the lay person. His instructions are clear and very detailed and he often explains the reasoning behind his instructions as well so that the reader will be able to confidently adapt the techniques for individual situations. Masters even covers many of the "glitches" I personally experienced as a hypnosis subject and explains ways to avoid or minimize those situations.

Masters spends a good amount of time explaining the ethics of hypnosis. This is very important since hypnosis requires a good amount of trust and is an activity that can be abused by the unscrupulous. Despite the possibility for abuse, however, Masters makes certain to point out that hypnosis cannot force someone to do things that they wouldn't otherwise be willing to do. This is not a book for someone who wants to trick people into going to bed with them or force people to do things against their will. This is not a book of techniques to save a failing marriage. Hypnosis is about enhancing what is already there, lowering inhibitions against following one's inherent desires, helping one to gain the courage to explore one's desires more closely and so on. The author does not come across as preachy when discussing ethics and his writing style makes it interesting to read what might otherwise be a dry topic.

The reader should expect to spend a lot of time and effort implementing the ideas in this book. This is not a book one just reads and then sets down and is done with -- to get the most out of this book, one has to be willing to work on the exercises. Progress is slow as Masters wisely advises couples to take their time getting into hypnosis. In fact, Masters strongly suggests that the first session consist only of hypnotizing one's partner, checking to see if they are in a trance, bringing them back out of the trance and talking about what happened. Don't expect to be able to read this book in the afternoon and then have fully hypnotized active sex that evening unless you are already an expert hypnotist and your partner is already a proven subject with whom you have worked before. If you want an instant sex toy, get a new vibrator. This book is for people who are willing and able to put a lot of effort and time into building creative and vibrant sex play.

For those interested in using the ideas in this book professionally (such as dominatrices and other sex workers), Masters offers sufficient information and advice that is readily adapted to a professional setting including a short section about the BDSM applications of hypnosis. He also covers what sort of people should most definitely not be hypnotized and workers can use this information for screening purposes to "risk out" those for whom hypnosis play would be more dangerous than erotic.

One of the most valuable aspects of this book, in my opinion, is the copious inclusion of scripts. When I think about hypnotizing a partner, my biggest fear is that I will not know what to say or not remember the best ways to phrase ideas. Masters includes scripts for inducing hypnosis, scripts for dealing with various hypnotic situations and even suggested scripts for sexual fantasy play. Of course many of these scripts should be modified so that they more accurately fit individual situations. A really dedicated reader could even type out the scripts with appropriate modifications and print out their own personal scripts for play sessions.

I found this to be an excellent book and clearly written. I am eager to begin working with the techniques to add a little extra spice to bedroom play between my partner and myself and recommend this book to anyone who wants to add some adventure and mystery to their sex life.

5-0 out of 5 stars The eyes have it
Ever since reading the once infamous novel Trilby, in which the evil Dr. Svengali hypnotizes the innocent but untalented Trilby into becoming a brilliant pianist, I've been fascinated by hypnotism. Also, my partner says I make love as if I'm in a hypnotic trance anyway, so I thought I'd see if this book could help. Having been trained in hypnosis at the famous Svengali and Trilby Institute myself, I can only say that this book is a fine contribution to the field, especially for those guys (like me) whose modus amore, as it were, is indistinguishable from a zombi-like stupor. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't personal say do it, but this book is a good intro
I won't be using hypnosis in my sex life or my mundane life but if you want to know a bit more about the topic and want to learn how to do it safely, Peter Masters has written an excellent introduction. He spends enough time on the safety issues to satisfy a safety freak like myself but in a way which isn't too frightening if you are already interested in the practice. Using scripts to demonstrate and re-enforce the procedure he has outline was a wonderful teaching method. He is also very realistic about what can and cannot be done using hypnosis though I think many of these activities and changes are likely to take more time than the average person is willing to spend. Another great non-fiction book from Greenery Press.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
This book takes a look at using hypnosis to "bring out the best" in your sex life. It shows you how to heighten arousal, add to roleplay, and enhance a connection with your partner, among other topics. While the topic of using hypnosis had in the past made me a bit nervous, Masters' approach to the topic is at times gentle and humorous and makes you comfortable with using it. As he points out, it is not about coercion or being forced to be hypnotized against your will. And the book's scenario examples are quite entertaining to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tremendous
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87. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
by Arthur Agatston
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For years, cardiologist Arthur Agaston, M.D. urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh. Some were downright dangerous. Nobody seemed to be able to stick with low-fat regimens for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.

So Dr. Agaston developed his own. The South Beach Diet isn't complicated, and it doesn't require that you go hungry. You'll enjoy normal-size helpings of meat, poultry, and fish. You'll also eat eggs, cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Snacks are required. You'll learn to avoid the bad carbs, like white flour, white sugar, and baked potatoes. Best of all, you'll lose that stubborn belly fat first!

Dr. Agaston's diet has produced consistently dramatic results (8 to 13 pounds lost in the first 2 weeks!) and has become a media sensation in South Florida. Now you, too, can join the ranks of the fit and fabulous with The South Beach Diet.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and I saw results immediately
I've always been intimidated or annoyed with diet books -they are sort of like reading manuals, which I also hate. But this book is concise and really easy to follow, and the fact that the diet is so restrictive and unambiguous in the first two weeks makes it easy to stay on track. They key is that you are allowed to each as much as you want as long as you stay away from the sugars and the refined-foods carbs. But, you still end up eating a lot less than you used to because you aren't hungry. I can't say that at first I wasn't finding it hard to resist a huge pile of pancakes, but I was losing about a pound a day and that is an amazing motivator. Also I found that my energy level for my cardio workouts was down at first. I'm a victim of the high tech world and I've gained 25 pounds in the last six years. I'm going to South Beach in a few months, which was a great motivator to loose weight, and I'm achieving amazing results with this book. All my pants were loose on my after the first four days - it's like after all this time my body is saying "thank you!" for eating right and is rewarding me with rapid weight loss. This is a healthy diet that encourages the consumption of food in a satisfying quantity in its most natural state - not overly processed or refined or sugary. It's the type of food we are meant to be eating.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just Finished Book - My Two Cents
I just finished this book last night, and wanted to share some of my thoughts. I have yet to start the diet (I'm waiting until after my birthday - who in their right mind starts a diet on their birthday?), but I am hopeful. As an extremely hypoglycemic individual, I've long held that fats and proteins go a long way towards preventing hunger - Dr. Agatston merely validates what I believe to be true about blood suger, carbs and hunger. Being a female over 40, I have found shedding excess pounds extremely difficult (I need to lose about 15+ lbs. - which is a lot when you are only 5' tall). I have read a slew of books about weight loss in women over 40, and they noted that women in perimenopause and menopause stages tend to store carbs as fat, and process proteins differently. Finally, my own Dr. reccomended the diet, as research has shown that perimenopausal and menopausal women have the best long term success on low carb diets (he had just returned from a conference when he told me this, and had just recieved the latest and greatest info on obesity and diets).

Yes, half the book is recipies and yes, the principles of the diet could have been stated in a much shorter book (in the early days, apparently the diet was explained on a sheet of paper or two). But don't let that sway you. I was impressed with the variety of the recipies, and feel that I got a good 2 for 1 deal: a diet book AND a decent cookbook. Many recipies are from the top chefs in South Beach. I don't understand the people that found this book confusing - I found it clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed the antedotes; I suspect those who did not were men. As a general rule, I think women enjoy "chit chat" and stories more than men, thus would appreciate that part of the book.


4-0 out of 5 stars SBD Working Well for Me. . .
Since I have a LOT of weight to lose, I found the quick start very encouraging. I probably lost close to a lb. a day. I do agree that the transition from week two to week three is misleading. I'm going to try and take a middle ground.

Another reviewer commented that they lost energy after about 4 days. That is common on Atkins too, since that is when the body starts having to burn fat because of the low carbohydrates.

The biggest problem with the book is that all the recipies are for four. That's great if you are putting your whole family on a diet, but not very practical for someone who lives alone. For example, if you make the Oven Roasted Vegetables, you have to eat it for four days. It doesn't appear back in the diet for several days, so do you let it go bad? No, you work it in. That eliminates a lot of the variety.

But, I am going to stick with it because I am seeing really good results. . .I have also learned that I can go out to dinner and order Salmon or Steak and Steamed or Grilled Vegetables and not go off the diet and still lose weight.

4-0 out of 5 stars My Friends Have Had Luck, as for me....
My friends recommended the diet so I've been giving it a go for a couple of days and so far like what I'm eating and feel good. I also purchased the Amazon recommended title the "Emotional Intelligence Quickbook" and I read it in the last couple of nights. It's really great and I can absolutely see the connection between my emotions and my eating. Good recommendation Amazon!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great diet, easy-to-read book
The reason why low-carb diets are so popular is that you get to lose weight without feeling hungry. And the South Beach diet seems a lot healthier and just more reasonable than the Atkins diet. My partner and I have both lost weight, and it fells like this diet has been a "secret weapon," because it has been so easy. This is definitely a diet that you can stay on indefinitely - especially since it starts out strict for the first two weeks, but then becomes a lot more "liveable."

The book is really easy to read and easy to understand. And the menus in the second half of the book, even if you don't follow them exactly (you don't have to) are really good for giving you an idea of how to eat, especially for the first two weeks. ... Read more

88. Simple Choices, Powerful Changes
by Dean Ornish
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On Simple Choices, Powerful Changes, bestselling author Dr. Dean Ornish takes you to the next level of healing: how to dramatically improve your health and happiness by adding the power of intimacy to your healing program. He reviews his pioneering dietary, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations, and shares his breakthrough research that shows how true intimacy and connection with your family and community can profoundly influence your total health. Includes an exclusive 60-minute Q&A session with Dr. Ornish available nowhere else. ... Read more

89. The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate
by Harriet Lerner
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In this profound new audio, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger teaches us how to "find our voice" with the people who matter the most. With wit and wisdom, Harriet Lerner shows us how to "set things right" and heal the most painful disconnections, tackling the most difficult problems we face with the people who hurt us.

Whether you're dealing with a partner, a parent or best friend, Lerner shows us how to speak with honor and personal integrity even when the other person behaves badly. This is a heartfelt audio full of useful anecdotes and wisdom that will change the way you feel about yourself and dramatically enhance all of your important relationships. Our capacity for creativity, wisdom, and joy depends on connecting well with the key people in our lives. Lerner teaches us how to navigate our most difficult relationships with integrity, courage, and joyous conviction.

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I'm a therapist, and like therapists around the country I recommend Lerner's books to my clients, especially THE DANCE OF ANGER. To be honest, I thought she had said it all. But to my surprise, she really outdid herself in this book. No one can afford to miss this one. Her writing is witty, engaging and her advice is solid and clear as a bell. She teaches us how to talk to the most difficult people in the most difficult situations, like when we are betrayed, rejected, insulted, or cut-off. This book offers help when we can't figure out whether to stay or leave a relationship, when we can't make ourselves heard, or when a partner or family member can't or won't apologize. It's a book to read slowly and savor, because it will change your life. Or you might just zip through it because you can't put it down.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST "DANCE" BOOK YET!
"I've read all of Harriet Lerner's books starting with The Dance of Anger which has been my relationship bible. But The Dance of Connection is her best book yet. Lerner is wise and helpful, funny and real. The chapters that meant the most to me was one on clarifying a bottom line and another about "voicing the ultimate" in marriage. I finally got the difference between complaining and being able to take a clear position with my husband--and stay with it. Together with the chapter on warming things up, this book has already made a huge difference in my marriage. I was also fascinated by the author's revealing story about her dad's silence and how it effected the family. There's terrific advice on how to "find your voice"--and what to do and say--when you are rejected and cut off by a family member.

3-0 out of 5 stars Cannot rate because...although "good idea"...
And of course I believe everyone can benefit by learning "emotional intellectualism" and how to "fight fair"--just for their own personal evolution, etc. --However, I also know from bitter personal experience, that one can reach out, send hugs, letters, gifts, cards, calls, not expect (nor even desire) an apology from someone who really is at fault, really has hurt and/or betrayed you in some way--and all you want to say is "ouch, please don't do "x" cause it hurts me"--only to find that no amount of logic, love, communication and/or caring can make that other human care and/or reciprocrate--or even listen to one for that matter--but the worst is when this even includes ones' closest and most intimate blood relatives. The deepest cut is when the person you're attempting to reach is your own supposedly superior, intellegent, PhD-educated, IBM veteran father and your three grown (all 30-50 year old) college educated, professional, so-called "successful" brothers.

But each and every effort on my part to communicate (so far anyway--5 years now--but "never say never" I guess--but let's face it--it's going to be "never"--My own mom died when I was 7 and there's no one to support or take my side now) has met with either NO response (best scenario), or else my letters/gifts returned by the PostMan, unopened and marked "refused by sender" (a little worse)--or (worst case scenario) you get horrible ranting hostile personal attacking email, or phone call which attacks you personally as being "unfit" or "bad" human deserving of nothing good--and completely failing to address the hurt one had originally mentioned, and attempted to resolve--just adding a myriad of new painful hostilie attacks on one instead. I never believed one's own father could choose his ego/pride over his only daughter's heart and soul--but I was wrong. I am a living example that sometimes..."sh-t happens." And you cannot stop it. Unfair "sh-t" happens and you're powerless to prevent and/or resolve it. A relationship involves 2 people. 1 person cannot fix it. No matter how hard she might try or desire it otherwise. And that is a pain I hope no one else (although I'm sure there must be some) has to share with me.

Just a word to the "wise..." (and/or "ignorant"--as the case may be)

Thanks! And don't stop trying anyway, ok? Shalom, to all my human brothers and sisters--all human siblings everywhere...

5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me a lot!
A wonderful book, which I just read over the weekend. I was looking for something which would help me deal with a relationship which was basically ending because of my "overreactions" to my partner's interractions with other women, which I perceived as too intimate (and I didn't believe he was honest in his motivations).
I wish I had read this book earlier - I may have approached the whole situation differently, and possibly even have saved the relationship (too late for that now). But at least it helped me feel that I wasn't crazy, possessive, or jealous - I've hated that I've been behaving that way, not me at all - but that my feeling of being threatened was perfectly valid.
I keep the book by my bed, and re-read certain parts when those thoughts that maybe I was the one that "destroyed" the relationship are trying to surface and keep me awake!
Thanks Harriet. I plan to read your other Dance of books!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful and user-friendly.
As a therapist, I am sensitive to the issue of my clients finding their voices and speaking their truths. Dr. Lerner has given an elegant little textbook that nicely illustrates my points. I have prescribed this book many times to clients, and also suggested it to friends and family. ... Read more

90. Anatomy of the Spirit: 7 Stages of Power and Healing
by Caroline Myss
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Encoded within your body, teaches Caroline Myss, is an energy system linking you directly to the world’s great spiritual traditions and the divine energy that seamlessly connects all life. On Anatomy of the Spirit, Myss surveys our most revered wisdom traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, and identifies seven specific levels of spiritual development – the stages of power in life. These seven great truths also grace the human body as an energetic system – a spiritual compass pointing the way to better health and spiritual guidance. With research, examples, and self-diagnostic guidelines. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, but complicated
I sought out Caroline Myss's work because of some lower back pain I've had over the past six months. I believe that physical problems can result from spiritual issues, and since I had not been in any kind of accident, I thought my problems might be the result of something not readily seen.

Anatomy of the Spirit teaches the energies of the seven chakras and compares that knowledge to Jewish and Christian traditions to illustrate their truth and universality.

While explaining the power of each chakra, as well as the physical problems that can result from improper energy flow, Myss also tells stories of friends and clients who have overcome ailments while working through spiritual conflict.

The information here can be difficult to follow and somewhat esoteric, but the personal stories really help the reader grasp the main concepts of each chakra. The book doesn't offer practical advice so much as it offers deeper insight into the spirit and how it works.

It's now up to me to use that insight and intuitively guide my way to healing my back pain. Myss is so convincing, I believe I can do it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Anatomy lessons.
Caroline Myss, Ph.D. is a medical intuitive and a specialist in energy medicine. Whenever she visits Boulder, she draws a big crowd, and her sold-out lecture last week promoting her current bestseller, SACRED CONTRACTS, was no exception. "According to energy medicine, we are all living history books," she writes in ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT. "Our bodies contain our histories--every chapter, line, and verse of every event and relationship in our lives" (p. 40). She maintains, in other words, that as our lives unfold, our biography becomes our biology (p. 40).

In ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, Myss attempts to connect the dots between body and spirit by integrating the wisdom of several spiritual traditions, the Hindu chakras, the Christian sacraments, and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. She draws from the ancient wisdom of these teachings to radically redefine spiritual and biological health, and to help us understand "what keeps us healthy, what makes us ill, and what helps us heal" (p. 67). The central premise of her book is that our past and present, personal and professional relationships, traumatic experiences and memories, beliefs and attitudes all become "encoded" in our biological anatomies, and then contribute to the formation of cell tissue, which generates energy reflecting our emotional strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears (p. 34). Dr. Myss teaches us how to move through our wounds, rather than living in them (p. 60). While in her book she says that disease is the result of our negative emotions (p. 43), during her more recent Boulder lecture, Myss acknowledged she no longer believes this, and that this incorrect assertion has caused many to needlessly suffer, while trying in vain to identify the nonexistent negativity in their lives.

In her truly fascinating book, Myss reveals how we are simultaneously matter and spirit, and she encourages us to think about how matter and spirit interact, "what draws the spirit and life force out of our bodies, and how we can retrieve our spirits from the false gods of fear, anger, and attachments of the past" (p. 77). To those readers like me, who may be a bit skeptical of the anatomy lessons Myss offers here, she encourages us take from her book only what feels right to our heart and spirit, leaving the rest behind (p. 94).

G. Merritt

1-0 out of 5 stars Listen and take what you can
Not very good at all. The whole lecture comes from a christian standpoint. Caroline searches for the basic truths that all older folk-based religions possess, but realizes the christian "religion" does not have these truths. Then she begins to relate the sacraments to the chakras, saying that the truths are hidden. This may be so, but through the finding of these truths she reccomends things like praying to god for help, admitting that your anger is your own fear and asking god to help you. I find this very weak, as I do the whole christian religion. It seems the "new age" thinkers are still trying to twist christianity into the spiritually uplifting religion that every other religion is. Its funny that it has never been taught by nuns or priests the way it is being "interpretted" now.
I don't advocate asking for help from god when things go wrong. I don't believe getting angry with someone shows that I am somehow afraid of something within me-and therefore must submit to god. The church and their bible do not advocate finding your own way through the path of spirituality yet the new age idea of christianity twists it to say it does. Just drop your bible and the whole christian influence as a whole and learn from your blood. A religion that never came from it's own people, but was forced upon them can NEVER lead us to a path of spirituality no matter what you "interpret" it to be.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Wonderful!
I recently survived a serious illness and I feel that owe a lot of this to Caroline Myss and this book that she wrote. As she says in this book, our body is a reflection of our state of mind in many ways. Because of this book, I have been focusing on bringing myself to a healthy state of mind which leads to a healthy body. In doing so, I am learning so much about my own personal, emotional, and spiritual development partially through this book but also from other incredible books like "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato (this one is also a wonderfully inspirational, enlightening, absolutely great book by the way!). I love how Myss puts together some of parallels in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity and tries to show us that these teachings are all trying to guide us in a similar, if not the same, direction. Wonderful, Wonderful book! Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars A bit lacking, but good
After reading many many books by several empowering authors such as Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dalai Lama, Marianne Williamson, and Tiffany Snow, that I am still reading, my life has opened up to me in such a compelling and wonderful way. There are great transforming authors, who shift the consciousness of humankind in a way never known before. The "Anatomy of the Spirit" tries to do this, but is lacking in some ways. It is a good book, but not great. ... Read more

91. Winning in the Game of Life : Self-Coaching Secrets for Success
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"Tom Gegax has a particular talent for making real what others can only imagine."
-Deepak Chopra

Hungry for a different kind of winning? According to entrepreneur Tom Gegax, in the game of life, effective self-coaching is the first step to success that encompasses every aspect of life. Gegax should know, he thought he had it all until a three-ring wake-up call of divorce, cancer, and a business in crisis changed his game forever. Through a self-designed program of personal and professional evolution, Gegax recovered and now enjoys a life rich with family, friends, peak health, and a thriving company.
        Winning in the Game of Life, Gegax's integrated plan, merges the lessons of home and work into lessons of life. This unified approach helps you identify your purpose in life--your guiding mission--and teaches you the strategies that put it in play, including the Seven Take-Action Steps. Strategies for effective communication, better organization, and time competency smooth the way. Self-coaching plans for real wellness of body, intellect, psyche, and spirit plus ten lessons to ensure lifetime learning help keep you on a winning track. Integrating the best of Western business models, mind-body techniques, and spiritual wisdom, Gegax's comprehensive game plan will awaken your true potential and dismantle barriers to a fuller life.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Charming self-help guide for personal improvement.
Tom Gegax has written an easy-to-read book that covers new ground for those of us in the business world. Ever had a series of events that made you believe life might not be worth living? Read about Tom's experiences and learn from the health-sustaining and life-giving techniques he discovered in turning things around for himself, his loved ones and for his company. I wonder what kind of world we'd live in if there were more executive "coaches" at the helms of America's corporations.

Mr. Gegax is hardly alone in dealing with these kinds of struggles. But his is a unique voice in discussing and transforming life's difficulties into opportunities. A "must read" for fast pacers whose lives have suddenly encountered what appear to be too many bumps in the road. Way to go, Tom!

Michael Wieland

5-0 out of 5 stars Life changing
I was drawn to Gegax' book by the glowing enticements of Publisher's Weekly, articles in the New York Times, Fast Company,and a piece that aired on CNBC. After having the pleasure of experiencing his book I was charmed by his ideas. He has a whole new way of looking at and integrating life and work in our modern society. It is beautiful that there is discussion in the book on "Determining Your Mission". Gegax has shared his own story. After determining his life's mission, he has turned his life into one filled with love,and joy. The timing of his book coming into my awareness is perfect for me with the coming of the year 2000. I plan to implement Gegax' "Seven Take Action Steps to Manifest Your Mission" for the new year. It is comforting to know that there is a formula that can act as a quide to help me make my life more fully enriched.

3-0 out of 5 stars Solid
This is an interesting book for someone who is just starting on a personal improvement plan. The best part about it is that Gegax's approach is holistic - he really has a strong understanding of the connection between the mind, body and spirit. The writing style is smooth and the book is easy to read. The concepts all make sense and he gives a clear plan for readers to follow in applying his steps. The parts I found most useful were the first two sections, on personal mission statements and action planning. After that, I found the book was at turns too simplistic and too far out there for me.

The caution I would give people in reading this book is two-fold. First, Gegax writes in a very autobiographical style. I learned more about him and his personal trials and tribulations than I wanted to; I'm the type of reader who prefers more theory and fewer examples. Secondly, as someone who has already read Stephen Covey and a host of other self-help/health authors, I found that alot of what Gegax had to say was old news to me.

This isn't a bad self help book to have. Some people will really value having a book that encompasses physical, emotional and mental health, and the connection between them, in one volume. If you don't mind the oversimplifications that can result in trying to bring such a range of material together, and you're interested in these sorts of issues, you may find the book of value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Planning your work, and working your plan
I heard Tom speak at a business conference in Santa Fe recently and found his ideas very compelling. The book focuses on how to put those ideas into action, and I view it to be an excellent guide for organizing how I think about work, family, friends, emotional & spritual health, etc. As a 48 year old CEO, I have discovered you can help an pld dog pick a new path.

4-0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read on the Mission Statement alone
I thought the core of the book for me was in the first 2 chapters, where the author expressed the importance of a personal mission statement, writing about his own example as well. After that, I found the book a bit repetitious.

Nevertheless, the mission statement section was a worthwhile read alone, if only to stress the importance of having one for your own personal life. Just like many corporations are starting to have a mission statement, individuals should have a life mission statement. Once this mission statement is determined and articulated, your actions and choices in life can be measured against it. Part of your journey though is to think about and determine your mission statement, a journey/process of self-determination which only you can undergo. ... Read more

92. The Tao of Fitness
by Jerry Lynch
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What does a 2,500-year-old Chinese spiritual tradition have to do with sports and fitness?On The Tao of Fitness, author and teacher Jerry Lynch takes Taoism's "natural wisdom" - an effortless philosophy for aligning with the flow of nature - and shows you how it can transform your favorite fitness activity or team sport into a real spiritual opportunity.For more than 20 years, this psychologist and authority on Eastern philosophy has helped athletes from the NBA, NFL, PGA, Olympics, and major universities succeed at their games, as well as the biggest game of all - "the game of life."Now you can explore his program for inner and outer achievement, beginning with your next workout.Any sport or physical exercise, Lynch teaches, can serve as a "moving meditation" that can help you explore core spiritual issues, such as ego, self-doubt, commitment, self-mastery, fear, and patience.Looking to the Tao Te Ching, as well as Zen and Western psychology, Lynch offe! rs gentle practices to enhance and complement your own fitness program.Complete with meditations, visualizations, and insights about the true nature of success, The Tao of Fitness is your inner guide to becoming a better athlete - and perhaps a better person in all of life. ... Read more

93. Life Reframing in Hypnosis (Seminars, Workshops, and Lectures of Milton H. Erickson, Vol 2)(Hardcover book and cassette)
by Milton H. Erickson, Ernest L. Rossi, Margaret O. Ryan
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Asin: 0829015817
Catlog: Book (1984-11-01)
Publisher: Irvington Publishers
Sales Rank: 535709
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94. The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop
by Elizabeth Ayers
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 143585
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Ultimate Creative Writing WorkshopElizabeth Ayres

Unleash Your Creative Writing Gifts with This Proven Workshop: For aspiring writers, few experiences offer the thrill of a well-taught creative writing workshop: imagine the surge of fresh ideas filling your mind, exercise by exercise, as you absorb the skills of the craft almost effortlessly. Nowyou can experience this unmatched way of learning—at your own convenience—with Elizabeth Ayres’ The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop. Distilled from her acclaimed courses at New York University and the Center for Creative Writing, this proven program has already helped hundreds of writers to break through their inner obstacles, unleash their imaginations, and master the skills they need to communicate those images and ideas powerfully through words. The key to success, teaches Ayres, is to use both yourcreative and analytical gifts in a fun and engaging way. The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop helps you do that through a series of methods so effective that nearly all of Ayres’ students find themselves writing nonstop—from the very first exercise.Join this celebrated writing teacher to learn: • How to generate a limitless source of ideas and inspiration • How to use your five senses to get unstuck and discover the stories, poems, and plays you’ve been wanting to write• How to stop worrying about structure and start writing to the "natural shape" of your works…plus dozens of other fast-paced tools to help you get going right away If you’ve been wanting to jumpstart your imagination and take your craft to the next level, here’s the perfect course— Elizabeth Ayres’ The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tape Series to Start a Writing Practice
A wonderful tape series on the act of writing. Elizabeth Ayres shares her stories and her poems. The exercises are concrete and original. A complete writing course on audio cassette. ... Read more

95. The Corporate Athlete : How to Achieve Maximal Performance in Business and Life
by Jack L. Groppel, Bob Andelman
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Asin: 0671784838
Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
Publisher: Sound Ideas
Sales Rank: 727467
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Today's corporate world is much like the world of professional sports -- fiercely competitive, mentally and physically demanding, and requiring constant, vigilant, training. More than ever, to maintain health, happiness, and career success, executives and employees must become Corporate Athletes.

Based on the latest scientific and medical studies, The Corporate Athlete tells corporate competitors how to achieve maximum performance levels. Drawing on the parallels between sports and business, Jack Groppel reveals the integral roles that nutrition, fitness, and self-improvement -- mental, physical and emotional-play in giving corporate athletes their winning edge. Learn to:

* Have as much energy for your family at 8 p.m. as you have at the office at 8 a.m.
* Respond to change, adversity and crisis more constructively
* Slow down the aging process

Whether or not you can hit a home run or run a marathon, this program will train you to perform at the highest possible levels in both your professional and family life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING!
This great book should be on the desk of every stressed out business executive.It brilliantly describes what it takes to be in a peak state of mind when you need to be.There is no question that business people as well as everyone should train their bodies to get their minds in top shape.This book illustrates that with great information about diet,exercise,and proper attitude.A wise investment.

2-0 out of 5 stars Lacking new Insight to an age-old problem
I waited in anticipation for this book to arrive. Much hype had been made about this new research and the 21 day plan. Business men and women stuggle to balance work and home-life, and the foundation of this book is right on. If we loose weight, drink more water and exercise we will have more energy for both. The problem with this book is that it says very little more. I found myself brousing through the book looking for new ideas to give me some boost. The book does have some excellent chapters on how to deal with stress in the work place. In fact, this book is worth buying just for these two chapters. However, for those of us who read self help books on a daily basis, you might be looking for more.

5-0 out of 5 stars At the Top of Your Game
Finally - a book that delivers on its promise to help you get to the top of your game, to help you achieve maximal performance levels in life - and does so using a common sense approach that integrates experience, study and science with focus and commitment. The key is training like an athlete whether its following an exercise or nutrition program or developing a positive attitude. What a refreshingly realistic concept in this "a pill a day takes the fat away" world! Through Dr. Groppel's convincing clarity, it all makes perfect sense. And you don't have to be in the business arena to benefit from the principles of THE CORPORATE ATHLETE. Maximizing performance can be a goal that crosses age, gender and occupational or vocational boundaries. But what makes this book stand out for me is Dr. Groppel's holistic approach - completing the palate of fitness by incorporating the physical, mental and emotional with the spiritual. It takes courage to take spirituality out of its politically correct closet and plop it onto the Board Room table, to make it a key component of performance enhancement. Could it be that the growth of courage, confidence, conviction and character is a natural end product of one's development into the ultimate corporate athlete? I am convinced, after reading the book, that this is the case. ... Read more

96. The Aladdin Factor: How to Ask for and Get Everything You Want
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
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Asin: 1559273658
Catlog: Book (1995-09-01)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Sales Rank: 175701
Average Customer Review: 4.95 out of 5 stars
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Personal happiness, creative fulfillment, professional success, freedom from fear, and a new promise of joy: they're yours for the asking.Anything is possible, if you dare to ask -- and The Aladdin Factor will show you how!

The Aladdin Factor is the magical wellspring of confidence, desire and the willingness to ask that allows us to make wishes come true.Blending candor and humor with philosophy, motivation and solid information, The Aladdin Factor explores every aspect of how and when to ask, including:
*The 8 reasons people won't ask for what they want
*The key points to getting what you want
*Who to ask, and what to ask for
*The 10 benefits of asking
*How to deal with rejection
*The secrets of power askers

With inspirational stories about people who have succeeded by asking for what they want, this program shows you how to turn your life around -- no matter what kind of obstacles you face.And with this knowledge, you can reap the riches of a truly well-lived life, a treasure that comes not from an enchanted lamp, but from the heart.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
Normally, I wouldn't recommend a 300 page book that is devoted to only one concept or one idea. But his book is different. In fact, I consider it one of the most important books of all time.

The authors' principle of asking for what you want is probably one of the most neglected and underated ideas there is, but its benefit it huge. Verily, there are tons of people who just never ask; either they discredit their needs, or they cannot bear rejection, or they expect other people to be mind readers and automatically know what they want, or they just don't think its that important to ask. But like the authors show us, it is that important.

The authors really put together an entertaining book illustrating just how beneficial it can be to ask, and numerous examples of people asking for what they want and getting it. This book really goes in at all angles showing us real life situtations that illustrate the theme, and most of these examples are interesting and worth reading.

I cannot say enough about how much I liked this book--and I am not even a fan of the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul series that the authors are known for. I definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars "There's ALWAYS room at the Top," Daniel Webster said, and
after reading the Alladin Factor you wonder how many times will I have to hear, "Ask and you shall receive," before it sinks in? Jack and Mark are like the postal service; They Deliver. Within the synergy only these two create, is the key to acquiring what you desire - ASK! Rub the lamp and ask the genie who lives inside us all for the Courage to open your mouth. We used to say nothing bad can happen when you ask at the end of the day - If it's been a good day and you receive by asking, it just got Better; if you ask and don't receive, who cares it's been a good day anyway. If it's been a Bad day and you don't receive, don't beat yourself up, it's been a bad day. BUT, if it has been a bad day and you Do Receive - Shazamm! - you just changed the WHOLE DAY. And not only that day but the next day and the next - You have the POWER to Ask. Desire without Action is a Wish - Read this book to begin making your wishes come True. Way to Go, guys, Another W! inner -- Keep Smilin' Mike Redding

5-0 out of 5 stars Asking is a good thing
I hate to ask for help, I have an aversion to it. And being a strong individual has helped me, but it has also hindered me. The Aladdin Factor changed my life in the first three chapters. I realized why I don't ask for help, how that is hindering me, and how to change it. In the first week I began putting the principles into action and wow, I asked and I received. It has been amazing.

If you want to begin to receive, you have to ask. This book will teach you how!

5-0 out of 5 stars Convincing Book.
Sometimes you want something but you hesitate to ask, you think that if you ask he or she will think that you are too gready or demanding or whatever it is that will present you in negative manner. So you will end up not asking at all, that means you didn't even get to know the other person's opinion. Maybe he or she would not have thought that way?

Well this book will try to convince you that people actually don't think that way. Even when you ask a stupid question they will answer it and won't think that you are a stupid person. Anyway it is a very good book if you want to get what you want, maybe you can get a pay raise from your boss after completing this book (There is a chapter in the book about "How to ask at work" too).

5-0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Jack Canfield and friends
The main idea of this book is that you must learn to ASK!

But it goes much more than that. Jack Canfield's story about himself (right in the begin of this book), shows you that even asking FROM YOUR OWN WIFE, needs to be done is a proactive manner.

Anyone who has any issue with asking, whether from your employer, your employees, your peers, your family and even yourself! Should read this book today! You don't have to live your life being afraid to ask. There is another way. This book shows you how.

Zev Saftlas, Author of Motivation That Works: How to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated ... Read more

97. Emotional Genius: How Emotions Can Save Your Life With Study Guide
by Karla McLaren
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Asin: 1564557456
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 75006
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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All of your emotions – even dark and difficult feelings – are carriers of energy and information that have the power to protect and heal us, teaches empath Karla McLaren. In this absorbing nine-hour training program, you will learn how to create a safe and centered inner foundation for working with your emotions ... release the patterns that block healthy emotional flow ... and retrieve the insights and healing energies encoded within each of your feeling states. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone should listen to the tape! (or read the book)
I've listened to 2 of the six tapes of Emotional Genius: How Emotions Can Save Your Life & it's wonderful.

She says we are made up of 4 "parts" that should all be equal: intelligence, feelings, body, spirit. (She calls them fire, water, earth & air which bothers me a little but not too much.) The four parts form a fifth, You. After the second tape, I kept trying to picture my four parts forming one. I now see me as a 4-headed, 4-bodied conjoined quad! But it loosened up my feelings a bunch. Had terrible nightmares, but they didn't make my heart pound & sweat. Just like she says, the other parts help process the feelings.

She's religious in that she believes in God, but doesn't preach. Also referred to other names.

If you don't think people can communicate with animals, the beginning might bother you.

She is a "survivor" (I prefer the word "Victor") of child sexual molestation. Makes me feel good as to how Whole she has become.

She compares what she believes with other "systems" and she says they are trying to make you just feel the "good" feelings, not the "bad" feelings, but both type can be and are healthy for you in some instances. And that contrary to some spiritual teachings, Judgment IS good. Not Judgment of others, but Judgment if something or someone or some belief is good for you, ie don't let someone else tell you to only believe what they say. Think & feel for yourself.

And that's only in two tapes! Actually, 1 1/2 since I haven't listened to the second part of the second tape.

I've read so many non-fiction books that this past year when I was searching for a fiction book, I had to ask a clerk what section they were in! (Literature, how was I to know?!)

I started out with the two tape series "Becoming an Empath", then bought these tapes along with every book Karla has written.

So did both of my friends!

This is THE best book and tapes series from every angle. It is sequenced just right, you feel like you're covering the material without feeling lost or bored. It's written in laymen's terms, like your best friend is describing the confusing world of emotions. I was so impressed with Karla's work that I flew to Colorado to attend her workshop, and no I've never done that before! (especially two months after 9-11)

Now I can't wait for Karla to come to the East Coast. Karla is just like your friend next door. She will not allow you to put her on a pedestal and she truly shares her 'emotional genius' like a best friend...

5-0 out of 5 stars Emotional Genius: How Your Emotions Can Save Your Life
We all have emotional genius...the question is: How do we access and use it to balance and center ourselves in our day to day life? Karla McLaren has an amazing gift for answering that question. Her answer...and ours...comes from her own experience of trauma and loss. These tapes clearly explain not only the importance of balancing our four elements of being--physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional--but also teach us to be the "essential fifth element" that sits in the middle of this "quaternity," ready to bring back health, logic, stability and faith in place of fear and anxiety.

Karla tells the story of her own she developed the tools from her own experience for deliverance from anxiety, fear, and even suicidal urges. She teaches us to use these tools to find wholeness through balance, centering, and groundedness.

Because we see emotional people as weaklings and almost useless, it's important to understand that these tapes take us through every emotion and show us how to gain strength and self-awareness from acknowledging each emotion as it appears in our lives. Each emotion has a purpose in expressing itself, and Karla gives us a way to find out its purpose and its saving property. Balanced with the other parts of our being, it's a guideline for finding and keeping our true selves alive.

Because I find these tapes the most powerful and the clearest in comparison to all the many tapes and books I've read over 30 years, I would like to follow the "Tape Contents" to give a rundown of the topics discussed. If I could buy only one set of tapes, I would definitely choose these, as they have given me a way to access my total self, and to check in each morning and throughout the day to see if I'm staying balanced and protected with my aura in place and my grounding cords attached.I can feel my energy being restored when I get grounded and centered. At the end of the day, there's a way to rid myself of stored up tension. I've probably made a simple process sound difficult, but whether you've had trauma in your life or just feel that something is missing, awaken your whole and true self by working with these tapes....

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful and evocative--PURE GENIUS!
This tape series is packed with powerful and evocative wisdom about the emotions and the healing energies they carry within them.

I used to hide from my dark emotions like anger and suicidal urges. But McLaren's words have given me the ability to work with those emotional states and to find their inherent healing power. Her process of "channeling" the emotions rather than relying on repressing or violently expressing them, has indeed changed my perspective on life and how I relate to those around me.

As always, I found the quality of Sounds True's production to be excellent. They always seem to showcase the most brilliant and dynamic speakers and topics. This series is a tremendous example of their craft. ... Read more

98. Sexual Magic Meditations: Cultivating Sexual Energy to Transform Your Life
by Margo Anand
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Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
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Sales Rank: 395535
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Sexual Magic Meditations Margo Anand

Of the paths to the divine, there is none more intriguing than the art of sacred sexuality. In India, where the ancient art of tantra was perfected, the spiritual-erotic dimension of sexuality remains an important part of sacred practice. On Sexual Magic Meditations, you will learn how to safely and creatively explore this sacred side of your sexuality, and how to bridge sexual union with an inner source of wisdom and power. Four step-by-step meditations for lovers show you both how to control and channel sexual energies, heal painful memories, and heighten awareness through many specific techniques, including breath control, practices for focusing your inner energies, and guided visualization exercises. "Anand is one of the most eloquent and intelligent teachers of how to approach sex in ways that can be healing."– Dean Ornish, M.D., President and Director, Preventative Medicine Research Institute ... Read more

99. AudioLearn : MCAT (Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics)- 2nd Edition
by Shahrad Yazdani
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Asin: 0970419902
Catlog: Book (2002-06)
Publisher: BDS Educational Innovations Inc.
Sales Rank: 530804
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Available on cassette tape or CD, MCAT AudioLearn covers more than 4 hours of material – or some 700 equivalent pages - including a comprehensive review of all the scientific principles that are a foundation for the MCAT syllabus. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the cash
Great tool for studying for the MCAT. I listened to the tapes over and over and I actually could recall all of it while I was taking the exam, (especially the physics). It is a little expensive but after taking the exam I realize it was money very well spent.

5-0 out of 5 stars MCAT Audiolearn is the best tool for getting into Med School
These tapes are the best way to really understand the information needed to excel on the MCAT. I was amazed with the amount of information I was able to retain and understand by just listening to these tapes. They are very well organized too. I think this is a great way to solidify the information needed to do really well on the MCAT.

5-0 out of 5 stars Way more useful than the other MCAT audio program!
I own this and another MCAT audio review and to be perfectly honest, you will learn and retain alot more useful information from this one. It highlights the things that actually appeared on the exam. It is more focused, to the point and without a lot of distracting noises and korny jokes that only aggitate an inquisitive mind. The disadvantage of this package is the fact that its on cassette tapes, but visitng their website I noticed that a CD version is on the way. My advice to all premeds is dont waist your money on an MCAT course, you'll get more than you bargained with this package.

2-0 out of 5 stars A pseudo-learning tool that is behind the modern technology.
For the amount of money you pay, it isn't really worth it. There is no booklet to go along with the tapes, and they cover very shallow level of the subjects. Plus, in this age of CD's and DVD's, these audio tapes are archaic, and if you want to focus your study on certain sections, you will spend most of your time fast forwarding or rewiding the tapes.

5-0 out of 5 stars You Get What You Pay For!!!!
Great product, especially if you don't have enough time to sit down and read. A little pricey but well worth a high score on the MCAT. My advice is listen to it a couple of times and you'll see the amazing results. BEST OF LUCK!! UCLA Class of 2002 ... Read more

100. After the Affair
by Janis A. Spring
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Asin: 069451652X
Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 145768
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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Featured in The New York Times

"After the Affair is the most comprehensive and balanced book I have ever read on the subject.  It is a 'must' for any couple who has experienced the violation of trust as a result of an affair." -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want

Infidelity can be the death blow of a relationship. But for those seeking guidance, sympathy and solutions to the ravaged feelings and broken trust triggered by an affair, help is now available for the first time on audio.

Dr. Janis Spring offers original and proven strategies that lay to rest blame and recrimination, and focus instead on realistic ways of coping with pain, restoring self-esteem, and rebuilding trust and intimacy.

The author reads on two cassettes.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This was the first book we read together. It helped.
What I never thought would happen, happened. I discovered my spouse was having an affair. It ended immediately. For my spouse, deep regret, shame, remorse, and humiliation set in. For me, anger, grief, disbelief, and an 'avalanche of losses', including the sweet memories of our marriage ceremony......gone.

We went through what I call 'post-affair hell' for some time. Five months into recovery and working with a wonderful marriage therapist, I came upon this book. We began reading it ever so slowly, one chapter at a time on weekend mornings. (We even bought a huge cushy chair-and-a-half with lots of pillows to sit and read together, cuddle, talk, connect, recover and heal in.)

This book made so much sense to us. It shed light on the truth of what happened and why. The affair was put in it's place......a big fat mistake. It became increasingly clear to my spouse what non-substance that illicit 'love' was based on. When you don't even know each other, it's basically a lot of hormones and self-suggestion.

"After the Affair" helped bring back into focus what true lasting love is, the gift of a lifetime, and the importance of work and commitment in order to maintain it. We are still recovering, but are so glad to have survived this crisis and kept our family together.

4-0 out of 5 stars After the Affair
I read "After the Affair" about three weeks after discovering my husband had been having an affair for a year. It was helpful for me, because I thought the feelings I was feeling were abnormal. I didn't care for the term the "lover". I don't view the other woman as that. The book did help me come to terms with my husband's behavior. I do wish it had more information about the "lover" as Dr.Springer referred to them. (personality type)etc. I would recommend it. It is soft reading at a time that you may feel angry!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Affairs not bad?Seriously lacks compassion/understanding
Perfect for making the betrayer feel better -- see 5 star reviews are often from betrayers not the betrayed.

This is rough reading from the start. In the intro chapter, the author makes the statement that she doesn't classify affairs as bad or good. She then proceeds to formally state that both partners are responsible for the affair occuring. Not responsible for issues in the relationship, but directly responsible for the affair. For many this is pure baloney!!! She has very little compassion for the betrayed and it is clear even in the intro. If you are the betrayer, you will love this book. If you are the betrayed, this book may actually be traumatic to read. You will feel no empathy from Spring. She talks about people who are essentially describing how they feel they have been disemboweled and their guts are everywhere as 'normal' and again w/o empathy. She practically says, see those intestines, that is normal, now step over the mess and lets proceed with how they helped cause the betrayal.

I continued reading until I really couldn't take it anymore. I think it is written so callously it is scary. It is perfect for the betrayer who doesn't want to feel too bad. So if you are the spouse who did not cheat, tread cautiously, you may actually find yourself feeling really betrayed by Spring as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to Heal and Restore Your Relationship After Infidelity
This is one FANTASTIC book to help each partner in the relationship take full responsibility for their part in the relationship breakdown that led to infidelity, and shows exactly what you can do to restore trust, intimacy, and a renewed sense of wholeness as well as a renewed commitment to continue with the one you love.

This wonderful book clearly shows how EACH partner reacts, and how those reactions feel, and it is a vital resource for both partners to read in order to heal, and move forward together in a healthy, positive manner. It is also important to remember that trust is built again over time, and through many small experiences.

You will learn how to stop negative reactions, and how to communicate with authenticity from the heart, rather than blame. This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is with someone that has been through the guilt, pain, and trauma of an affair, and how re-build again. Highly Recommended! Barbara Rose, author of, 'Individual Power' and 'If God Was Like Man'

1-0 out of 5 stars Psychologically horrifying
What Dr. Spring describes as "normal" is traumatic stress. And as a matter of hard, cold fact, a substantial proportion of victims of infidelity continue to suffer PTSD symptoms--emotional numbness, autonomic hyperarousal, nightmares and other sleep disturbances, consequent disruption of social functioning, and more -- for years. This is "normal" only in the sense that it is normal to suffer damage from trauma.

Telling you that your post-traumatic symptoms are "normal" strikes me as the crassest sort of pandering.

I am, BTW, a well-regarded scholar--not pop icon--on the history and ethics of mental health care, an experienced psychotherapist, and an expert on health care policy who consults with and writes for some of the most important figures in the field. I know whereof I speak. ... Read more

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