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.
©2012 Sheri Van Dijk (P)2016 Wetware Media
I probably have very mild symptoms of the extreme cases spoken about in this book. I would guess almost anyone will benefit from it. For me it was peticularly useful for building skills relating to work management. Wish I could use Sheri in real life!
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.
Great book, wonderful & easy to follow information. I found it very helpful to use what I learned from this book in my everyday life. Gave me a great perspective on how to manage emotions and working through situations in a much more favorable way.
this is a great addition to the dbt book. I took the classes years ago and this is a great reminder of how to keep things in control that seem out of reach
Easy to learn.
She reads in a calm, pleasant manner.
Calming the emotional storm is a great introduction into learning skills to help if you suffer from borderline personality disorder or are simply a person easily overwhelmed by your emotions. This book has been life changing for me. I listened to it during a rough period in my life. By using the easy to learn skills in this book, I was able to get through this rough period and manage my life.
I will most definitely listen again because this book put the information in an easy to understand way and even those who have never gone through DBT can understand what is being said and suggested.
This is a fantastic self-help book for those looking to learn more about their emotional selves and how to find a happy medium between chaos and calm within ourselves.
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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