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 audio 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.
This audiobook will teach you how to:
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The content was excellent. Good scenarios and lots of Tools and Exercises.
Mary reads like a kindergarten teacher. I wanted to find a book for my adult children but they will never listen to this.
Upset that the reader was not more adult sounding. Appreciation for the content. Desire to buy the paper book.
I think DBT is great and the author probably does a pretty good job of explaining the basics, but the narrator is awful! She has a very condescending way of reading, emphasizing in exactly the right places to make the reader cringe. One of worst narrations I've heard.
I think it would be a good book in print.
If narrator had kept in mind she was reading to adults.
Make sure I don't purchase another audiobook narrated by this person.
This is a awesome book. Trying to learn more and help others but I learnt a lot for myself. It's so practical and engaging. You would love it if you really need to balance your life from emotional struggles.
The chapters are reasonably short and helpful, with exercises you can use. The sentences are not hard to parse or overflowing but are simple to understand.
I think comments about the narrator are misplaced. Her narration is diction perfect and upbeat. Doubtless the author listened to samples of her narration before picking her, so she is imparting the sort of experience the author intended. The important thing is how well the narrator conveys the author's intent. You will learn a lot!
Dating Coach and author of MANifesting Mr. Right
helpful, empowering, hopeful
She adds energy to the content and makes it lively
Very helpful exercises I'll listen to again. The section I found most useful was "Don't Just React - Choose How to Act." The information on how to access your "wise self" was very empowering.
Loved this book! The tips and helpful hints to combat emotional disregulation can be applied to daily life if you're willing to change.
The narration was horrendous. I thought previous reviews mentioning her style were just fastidious but I was mistaken. She reads as though the audience is filled with 4 year olds. No need to be patronizing. I almost stopped listening because of it.
Yes - well organized, and written in a validating and normalizing way. As a psychologist, so many of the clients I see have emotional regulation difficulties underlying their current problems, so an important topic - not just for practitioners but for everyone.
The reading is animated and vibrant enough to bring even the more didactic parts of the book to life. Clearly articulated and a comfortable pace for listening. Perhaps the best thing about Dominiak's narration is the clear interest she conveys for the material, which helped to sustain my own interest throughout.
No, but it felt like important material, which I think was the point.
For anyone wanting to approach their life from a new perspective, they should give Calming the Emotional Storm a listen. It'll give them tips, pointers, insights, and fresh ideas on how to approach their life. It'll make them pause and reconsider things they might not have otherwise. If you're looking for a way to change your view and how you go through your life, then this is the book for you.
Being shown new ways to approach my daily life with new perspective and understanding of my emotions that allows me to become mindful and well rounded as a person.
Mary Dominiak's performance was clear and an easy listen. She captured the text with precision and made it easy to follow. Rather than simply listening to the text, I found myself absorbing it and thinking about it on another level as she read it. It became a richer text through her performance, giving it a depth I might not have had reading it silently. Dominiak made Calming the Emotional Storm a stronger text through her performance that not only made it easier to understand, but also made it connect on a human level. The manner in which she delivered it allowed it to become more like a conversation about our emotions rather than just a text being read. I felt as if she was sitting in the room with me conveying the information Calming the Emotional Storm provides---making me feel much more comfortable with the subject matter as a whole. I recommend Dominiak's performance of Calming the Emotional Storm and would love to hear more audio books from her.
Remembering to bring mindfulness to my daily life. It'll help me bring some sense and calm to the chaotic situations that we all find ourselves in during the work day.
The reading was very nicely done, easy to understand and very appropriate expression, I felt. The author does not mince words and addresses many common, self defeating behaviors and how to become more aware of them for positive change.
GREAT FOR DBT
ECKART TOLLE WRITINGS ABOUT PRESENT MOMENT LIVING, BECAUSE IT ALSO TEACHES THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH.
MAYBE BECAUSE OF HER WISDOM, MAYBE NOT BECAUSE SHE READS TOO FAST AND IS NOT SOOTHING. SHE MUST PRACTICE MINDFULNESS HERSELF.
I DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING NEW ABOUT DBT, BUT SHE MAKES DBT SO SIMPLE AND NON TECHNICAL. SHE EXPLAINS HOW TO INTEGRATE THE SKILLS IN REAL LIFE.
AUTHORS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NARRATORS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS THE INFORMATION IN THE BOOK. MAKE SURE TO HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE!!!!! YOU CAN GET MORE STARS. SOMETIMES I DON'T BUY A BOOK I LIKE BECAUSE THE VOICES ARE REALLY ANOYING, LIKE AN INFORMACIAL
"Helpful source for emotional recovery"
I a m glad I picked up this book. I find it a good source for personal emotional recovery. Backed up with a number of meaningful examples.
"I am not able to stop the waves but I can learn surfing" and enjoy a serene life in the middle of difficulties. I may accept the difficulties a an opportunity for growth.
For me the narrator is fine - in fact quite good.
"A friendly appointment with myself"
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