The Highly Sensitive Person

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.  Broadway Books New York, 1996. Pg 38:  Once settled, you need to create a safe space within your imagination where anything at all is welcome.  Invite any feeling to enter awareness there.  It might be a bodily feeling—an … Continue reading “The Highly Sensitive Person”

The Infant/Body Self

I’ve finished reading The Highly Sensitive Person, and can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone–especially people who have felt overly sensitive at times.  I’m pasting in something of particular interest to me below, but for a more in-depth set of gleanings, go to The Highly Sensitive Person, or  read the book for yourself! Pg 43:  … Continue reading “The Infant/Body Self”

What I’m Reading

Below I’ve listed books I’ve read in the last couple years that continue to mold and nurture me.  For some of them I have included a link where you can read my favorite excerpts from these amazing  resources.  As has become my tradition, I glean the words of others in order to process and retain … Continue reading “What I’m Reading”

Timing Is Everything – A Book Review

Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg is one of those books you see on the shelves of people who are serious about effective communication.  Everywhere.  I kept seeing it.  But when I picked it up it didn’t speak to me.  Now I know why.  What broke the ice, I think, was reading the NVC Workbook, by … Continue reading “Timing Is Everything – A Book Review”

Becoming Attached Book Excerpts

Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love, by Robert Karen, PhD.  Oxford University Press, 1998 Pg 6:  Secure attachment was seen as a source of emotional health, giving a child the confidence that someone will be there for him and thus the capacity to form satisfying relationships with others.  Insecure … Continue reading “Becoming Attached Book Excerpts”

The Language of Emotions

The following is taken from: McLaren, K. (2010). The Language of emotions: What your feelings are trying to tell you. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. Also visit U-TUBE for an 8-minute video of McLaren talking about the function of anger, fear, sadness at Page 33:  Three Empathic Exercises I’d like you to have a tangible … Continue reading “The Language of Emotions”