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  • The Science of Mindfulness

  • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even more worthwhile with these study aids

  • By Cluelass on 07-19-15

Well done!

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

I like the way Dr. Siegel interweaves research, Buddhist concepts, anecdotes, and most especially practical applications throughout his lectures.

Dr. Siegel takes the listener from the most elementary form of presence and lecture by lecture culminating with a practice teaching a form of focusing on body sensations that can be very helpful in facing the disturbing experiences.

He builds from the ground floor up and advises the listener to practice and feel comfortable with specific applications before moving on.

  • Lost at School

  • Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
  • By: Ross W. Greene PhD
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students - and their parents, teachers, and administrators - are frustrated and desperate for answers. Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book!

  • By Bryan Thornhill on 02-27-16

I thoroughly appreciate it this book.

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Reviewed: 09-08-17

Having mostly worked with adults in my 15 year career, because of a situation out of my control I'm working with troubled youth. I needed one book, one place, one good methodology and modality to catch on fast. This book did the trick for me. I listened to it several times because there are a lot of one sentence gems that summarize whole worldviews but more importantly the book outlines a rigorous and logical sequence of communicating even with the most difficult children (I.e. if they can be reached at all). If you find yourself in the same spot I was in or if you want a new modality with fresh insights and empathetic techniques please read this book.

  • How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything - Yes, Anything!

  • By: Albert Ellis Ph.D., Kristene A. Doyle - foreword
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 66
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    4 out of 5 stars 52

Repackaged with a stunning new cover and an insightful new foreword, this book is one of six Dr. Albert Ellis "How To" titles to be reissued by Citadel in 2016-2017. Widely recognized as a pioneer of 20th century psychotherapy, Albert Ellis's works have stood the test of time, and continue to serve as the cornerstone of the Albert Ellis Institute, which has centers in 6 American cities and 20 countries abroad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secondary thoughts and feelings about primary thoughts and feelings

  • By Anonymous on 11-19-16

Refreshing

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Reviewed: 07-09-17

Be very careful. Dr. Ellis wrote so clearly and freshly that one may be tempted to skim parts of this book. Read this book several times because it is so crammed with common sense answers to some of the most baffling frustrations of life it could be easy to think "I already know this stuff it's common sense". That's where Dr. Ellis excels making very sophisticated understanding of the human predicament and to just plain common sense.

This book addresses maladies of people with only moderate issues but shouldn't be used for highly disordered people because they wouldn't have the ability in most cases or the motivation to be as disciplined as required by Dr. Ellis.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts
  • By: Lawrence Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rob Drex
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
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    4 out of 5 stars 178
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    4 out of 5 stars 174

A practical guide to mental and emotional freedom! Feeling lost about how to effectively treat disturbing intrusive thoughts? You're not alone! This book contains the best advice from a former sufferer of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. Inspired by compassion, this book is a gift to fellow casualties of negative thought patterns, destructive behaviors, self-loathers, and those wishing freedom from persistent demons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have this book

  • By Henry on 05-15-17

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

I have found this to be the best primer about cognitive behavioral techniques and underlying philosophy on audible. Well it's written and spoken in simple to understand language, it really is a very sophisticated approach to depression, anxiety and other moderate mood disorders. The narration was also very well done.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Enlightened

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 132
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    4 out of 5 stars 82
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened is a remarkable and empowering work that can be enjoyed by seekers of all faiths, at every stage of spiritual development.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Spiritual Guide

  • By deborah on 07-30-12

As always excellent material from His Holiness the Dali Llama

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Reviewed: 03-21-16

Great book for anyone wanting a concise understanding of the essentials of Buddhism. An easy read but should not be neglected and one would be wise to review the material.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,338
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,038
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,031

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This has bugged me for a while...

  • By mike on 06-23-16

Enchanting Horror

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Reviewed: 03-13-16

HP Lovecraft was seriously committed to writing horror stories. I find them engaging, fun, and charming. The style of writing sets the standard for post-Darwinian creative writing in the horror genre. In this volume volume, I was able to see the scope of Lovecraft's work and found that I only had e passing awareness with the expanse and breath of what he created. Read the book if you want to read a master of his craft.

  • Practice of Lojong

  • Cultivating Compassion Through Training the Mind
  • By: Traleg Kyabgon, Ken Wilber (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In this volume, Traleg Kyabgon offers a fresh translation of the slogans as well as in-depth new commentary of each. After living among and teaching Westerners for over 20 years, his approach is uniquely insightful into the ways that the slogans could be misunderstood or misinterpreted within our culture. Here, he presents a refreshing and clarifying view, which seeks to correct points of confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By scott on 03-09-16

Wonderful book

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Reviewed: 03-09-16

Accessible, widespread, knowledgeable, and practical. Traleg Rinpoche reviews 64 slogans with clarity and generosity. I listened to the book twice and obviously don't remember all 64 slogans.

In a few years I'll pick the book up again and know that I'll hear things I didn't hear during my first listen. This is a keeper-- a book to go back to from time to time to refresh and rejuvenate methods, measures, and actions.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • How to See Yourself as You Really Are

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
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    4 out of 5 stars 200
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In How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddist leader teaches listeners how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In Defense of the Narrator

  • By Rita on 05-23-07

Great Book

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Reviewed: 02-18-16

I have heard it said by s scholar that His Holiness the Dali Lama thinks that a Western audience would benefit most by understanding emptiness. This book indeed beautifully fulfills his belief.

There really is no technical discussion of the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, rebirth, the Wheel of Samsara, the five aggregates, etc. which can be found it other of his work's. The achievement of this book is to explain a nuanced and technically full expose of emptiness in a brilliantly plain spoken manner.

I enjoyed Mr. Hopkins lively translation and the short chapters regarding a.that at times is torture to read and mind bending to understand. I also found his voice soothing and authorities.

A few extra treats is that the Dali Lama talks a bit about himself in a revealing way. There is no doubt that he wrote this book with in a passionate and truly heartfelt manner. I also found his meditation suggestions after each major topic to be rich and instructive.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Karma

  • What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters
  • By: Traleg Kyabgon
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The Buddha's teaching on karma (literally, "action") is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken seriously.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little over my head

  • By girlie4zuz on 02-11-17

Wonderfully insightful meditative treatise.

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Reviewed: 02-16-16

This is my first encounter with Traleg Rinpoche. I thoroughly enjoyed his approach, the content explained pragmatically, while at the same time walking the middle path by sticking to the basic fundamentals of Buddhist beliefs.

I look forward to reading the book regarding medication.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,798
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,205

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was desensitized

  • By Parola138 on 02-19-11

Way to long

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Reviewed: 01-31-16

I think King would have done better to have broken up this novel into two separate novels. First novel dealing with their childhood experience and laying the foundation of killing It as adults.