The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice
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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...more
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Published April 4th 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published June 15th 2009)
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Simon
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
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.
Paul
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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