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The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice

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We are hardwired to connect with one another, and we connect through our emotions. Our brains, bodies, and minds are inseparable from the emotions that animate them.


Normal human development relies on the cultivation of relationships with others to form and nurture the self-regulatory circuits that enable emotion to enrich, rather than enslave, our lives. And just as emotio
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Published November 16th 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published June 15th 2009)
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Jeanette Raymond
Excellent set of chapters on the various levels of trauma that together offer a way of integrating mind-body-subjective experience.

Helps professionals understand the strata of trauma, giving them many ways to speak to and heal those suffering in ways that aren't always visible.

People suffering from trauma will also be able to understand their plight and have more compassion for themselves. Most of all they will be able to notice and recognize their somatic and emotional signs of past trauma eff
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Dec 04, 2013 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main title sounds like a self-help book, but the subtitle and contents reveal that it is not. The book is aimed mainly at therapists and students. The standard of the chapters is very high; though it is somewhat ironic that, true to the culture of scientific study, they have a left-brain slant and lack certain right-brain insights. Perhaps left-/right integration is difficult in scientific studies due to the entrenched left-brained culture? Nonetheless, it's still a great book on the neurosc ...more
Kim
Jan 29, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heavy-duty neuropsych test about the integration of psychology, neurology, and our developing understanding of emotion as both structural and phenomenological. Really interesting ideas to apply to reading/motivation as well as attachment issues and the role of storytelling in integration emotional messages.
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Nov 20, 2013 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really excellent anthology of writings on the application of cutting-edge research about the intersection of our emotional lives, self-regulation, affective neuroscience, psychodynamic psychotherapies, and attachment theory.
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“Emotions are at the nexus of thought and action, of self and other, of person and environment, of biology and culture. Emotion is a term that evokes many connotations, from the way we “feel” to the ways our lives are integrated across time.” 0 likes
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