Calming the Emotional Storm

  • by Sheri Van Dijk MSW
  • Narrated by Rebecca Roberts
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When you have difficulties managing your emotions, it can feel like you're losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions - and most of us do - this book is for you.
Calming the Emotional Storm is your guide to coping with difficult emotions calmly and responsibly by using powerful skills from dialectical behavior therapy. This method combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to change the way you respond to stressful situations. By practicing these skills, you can stop needless emotional suffering and develop the inner resilience that will help you weather any emotional storm.

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Helpful ideas for self-awareness and self-control

I had thought mindfulness was just for relaxation, but in this book I found out it can also be used to increase self-awareness and lead to greater self-control. With lots of practice, of course. As you apply mindfulness to past experiences, present experiences, or just use it during various activities, it can help you to eventually gain more insight into your behavior and emotions and more objectivity in your personal interpretations of the world, thereby helping you to learn to choose how you act, instead of automatically reacting. This is exactly what I need and can be applied to those with a variety of issues - chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, anger management, eating disorders, etc. I haven't gotten too far with practicing yet, as I've only started to try, but this information made a lot of sense to me, so I plan on using it more and more. Just the hope that it's giving me is already improving my mood. I want to keep going with this momentum.
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- Watanabe Poemi

Don't let title throw you off

Although some might be attracted to the book by the title, others (that might REALLY benefit) might be turned off by it. It's an excellent book, promoting a far better understanding of self, needs and skills to improve effective emotional management AND communication with self and others! It bridges the gaps we have between words/language and a deep understanding of what things really mean and how to apply it all. Chapters end with summarized key points, exercises and tips! Extremely well thought out and written.
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- Allison R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2016
  • Publisher: Wetware Media