Synopses & Reviews
Theres a wide spectrum of emotional sensitivity, and it varies from one person to another. Some people oscillate between over-control and over-expression. Others stuff or hide their emotions for months before they finally blow their stack and stand up for them selves” through overly aggressive behaviors.
People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for example, are are often emotionally sensitive, and may have problems with emotion dysregulation, but they arent the only ones who have trouble with managing emotionswe all do. There have probably been times in each of our lives when we can remember not being in our right mind.”
When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups.
This book develops proven dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments that show you how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. Learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment and become less judgmental about yourself when you do experience a surge. Avoid or reduce the distress that strong emotions cause you. This workbook teaches you to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions.
As an emotionally sensitive person, I love this book! Karyn does an outstanding job of addressing this delicate topic with both empathy and compassion. The Emotionally Sensitive Person
provides a practical guide for successful coping that also serves to inspire. Highly recommended.”
Amanda L. Smith, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapist and treatment consultant
The Emotionally Sensitive Person
is exceptional. This unique manual, compassionately written by Karyn D. Hall, will appeal to and serve the needs of those who live with highly sensitive emotions. She highlights proven methods to consciously and skillfully manage unhelpful thoughts and behaviors by following and practicing personalized exercises. Read, practice, experience, and enjoy The Emotionally Sensitive Person
as you learn new ways to enhance your life.”
Diane and Jim Hall, educators for National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family and NEA.BPD's Family Connections programs
Emotionally sensitive people will want to keep this compassionate, instructional guidebook on their nightstands. Halls clinical wisdom shines through as she offers numerous helpful tools, informed by dialectical behavior therapy, to be used immediately to better cope with one's emotional states. I will recommend this self-help book to my own clients to complement and enhance the psychotherapy.”
Alec L. Miller, PsyD, professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and cofounder, Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, LLP
This book takes readers by the hand and gently introduces them to the struggle, suffering, and hidden potential of the emotionally sensitive person. Drawing from her wealth of clinical experience, Hall presents essential strategies to support the development of emotional sensitivity into a strength. The chapters are well organized and concisely written. Therapeutic exercises are practical with clear and concise instructions. Anyone who has been accused of being too sensitive can benefit from this book!”
Elizabeth W. Newlin, MD, assistant professor in the Menninger department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the adolescent treatment program at the Menninger Clinic
For anyone whos ever thought of themselves as emotionally sensitiveor someone whos lived with someone who isthis book is an invaluable gem. Using proven therapeutic techniques, Hall delivers on helping people keep their emotional sensitivity, but honing it so that it is more beneficial than hurtful. I cant imagine a better resource for those who are grappling with this issue in their lives.”
John M. Grohol, PsyD, founder and CEO of psychcentral.com, the Internets leading mental health site
Karyn D. Hall brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to the pages of her new book, The Emotionally Sensitive Person
. With practical advice and useful exercises, she teaches us how to dismantle an emotional roller coaster style and to replace it with just the right amount of sensitivity and feeling. Highly recommended!”
John M. Oldham, MD, chief of staff at the Menninger Clinic and professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine
An eclectic mix of cognitive-behavioral techniques, skills training, Zen, and existentialism, Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps readers pay attention to their emotions, assess their blocks to controlling them, and become less judgmental of themselves when they lose control. Worksheets and assessment exercises round out this breakthrough program.
A guide to reigning in out-of-control emotions combines a series of relaxation techniques and stress-relief prescriptions to help readers prevent anger, depression, and anxiety from destroying their lives. Original.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -204).
This workbook ultimately equips us to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that we may tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm co-existence with our emotions.
Its a commonly heard phrase: Stop being so sensitive. These words can be frustrating to hear, and for emotionally sensitive people, they often have the opposite of the desired effect. In The Emotionally Sensitive Person, a psychologist provides proven-effective cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help people who struggle with intense emotions. Readers will learn powerful tools for staying in the present moment, identifying emotional triggers, developing a strong and healthy identity, and experiencing overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions without acting out in an unhealthy way.
Its a commonly heard phrase: Stop being so sensitive. These words can be frustrating to hear, and if you are an emotionally sensitive person, they often have the opposite of the desired effect. You cannot simply switch off your emotions like you would a TV show or a radio station playing an annoying song. But there are effective techniques that can help you manage these emotions before they take over your life. In The Emotionally Sensitive Person, a psychologist provides proven-effective cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help people like you who struggle with intense emotions. In the book, you will learn powerful tools for staying in the present moment, identifying emotional triggers, developing a strong and healthy identity, and experiencing overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions without becoming upset. Youll also learn how to be more relaxed in your relationships, how your personal values can affect your thoughts and actions, and how to recognize negative thought patterns before you start acting on them. If you are tired of feeling hurt and helpless when it comes to your feelings, this book will provide you with evidence-based strategies for taking charge of your emotionswhether its at home, at work, or in your relationships.
Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world, and studies now show a direct link between emotion regulation and anxiety. Based in the latest research from a Yale University psychologist and professor, The Logic of Emotion provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the emotions that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. The simple yet powerful tips in this book will help readers stay calm, collected, and make significant improvements in their everyday lives, whether at work, at home, or in relationships.
Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. The Logic of Emotion provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic.
Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial—they help us communicate with others, and are deeply connected to special and important memories in our lives. But sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety.
Studies now show a direct link between emotion regulation and anxiety. Based in the latest research from a Yale University psychologist and professor, the simple yet powerful mindfulness tips in this book will help you stay calm, collected, and make significant improvements in your everyday life, whether at work, at home, or in your relationships.
This is the first book to present an integrated model of mindfulness and emotion regulation—both clinically proven for reducing anxiety symptoms. Using these easy mindfulness practices, you’ll learn to manage your emotions and lessen your anxiety, leading to improvements in your social life, work obligations, and family responsibilities.
About the Author
David H. Klemanski, PsyD, is a psychologist and professor at Yale University and Director of the Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders and Yale Anxiety and Emotion Lab. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and his research is focused on mindfulness and emotion regulation in anxiety and depression.Joshua E. Curtiss, MA, is a doctoral researcher at Boston University and conducts psychology research at Yale University as a statistician. His interests include the use of innovative statistical modeling to address issues pertaining to the nosology of emotional disorders. Specifically, his research delineates emotion regulation deficits underlying anxiety disorders.
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