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What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct

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"What’s Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct" by Martha Char Love and Robert W. Sterling explains what your gut feelings are actually capable of telling you about your inner instinctive needs, how to listen to the voice of your gut, and how to use both of your brains—head and gut—to work together for you ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Martha Love
Hope our book "What's Behind Your Belly Button?' is bringing some important meaning in your life about your own gut responses. We wanted to invite everyone to our blog site on our work and book with exploring instinctual gut feeling intelligence at http://instinctualgutfeelings.blogspo.... We have included excerpts from our book "What's Behind Your Belly Button?" in most of our blog posts along with new material. There are nearly three years of blog entries to explore gut feeling intelligence on ...more
Jun 21, 2014 Nicholas rated it really liked it
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The premise of this book is that by using our gut encoded instinctual memory to supplement our thinking brains,we can become less dominated by external influence and the false self that it can impose on us.To facilitate this process the authors outline the technique they developed called the Somatic Reflection Process,whereby attention to feelings of emptiness and fullness are used to gauge a persons unconscious response to situations helping them identify patterns of behavior that have become ...more
Micki Peluso
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Authors Love and Sterling point out in their dedication of this book to the youth of the 50s and 60s, that they were the first to realize the power love and peace offers in uniting the various differences within humanity. This was not explainable then — just a “gut feeling".

Since those times the authors have, through extensive research and counseling
Mar 05, 2013 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
At first when I saw this cover and read the Amazon introduction it was obvious it was not a book about a baby story but a book I just had to buy. Let's face it, babies are sweet and innocent and you learn with fascination of your baby the many aspects of life he or she is experiencing. But this book goes beyond the cute baby photo and allows us to see what is behind that belly button. The actual feeling of gut pain that alerts us to when something is wrong or simply uncomfortable. It is a great ...more
Carol Stewart
Some of the theory is deep and you do have to think about it as you read along because it is a new way of thinking about your feelings. At least it is for me. But I found the writing very clear on experiencing the inner self and gut feelings. This book had more to say about gut feelings and how they differ from emotions than anything I have ever read.
I found it to be a very useful book in my life. I took it serious as a self-help book and I set out to try to verify the use of their technique in
Teuta Rizaj
The Most Useful Book On The Second Brain…

Very illuminating… One of the most authoritative books on the subject of gut instinctual and feeling intelligence… A unique psychological exploration/approach validating that the true understanding of the authentic self and its concepts is clearly governed by the power of the gut instinct.

Through principles and practices, new and relevant, the book unlocks the origin of gut response center through which one gains access to the inner intuitive processes w
Carol St clare
Sep 29, 2013 Carol St clare rated it it was amazing
This book is valuable for professionals in Psychology or the Medical fields, and for the general reader. It is both deeply personal at times and yet very well researched. I think nearly everyone could benefit from reading "What's Behind your Belly Button?" It gives a hopeful new view of human kind and would make a good gift for anyone.
Andrea James
Sep 20, 2014 Andrea James rated it it was ok
I was really interested in the premise of this book - I found the title intriguing - and I was excited because the reviews of the book were great. I'm still interested in the concepts but sadly the writing style just didn't gel with me. I'm used to reading both academic papers as well as light popular science books so it's not that it was too dense or too casual/conversational.

Here's an example from the first page in chapter one:
"To suggest that a somatic inner instinctive accountability exists
Gail Avrill
I was looking for a book to help me understand what gut feelings and gut instincts really are and how to use them to increase intuition and success in making business decisions. While this book doesn't talk about the gut as it pertains to business per se, it is the clearest guide I have found so far in how to become aware of your gut feelings. They clearly explain exactly what these feelings are and how to use them to manage stress and make successful decisions in life, including career decision ...more
John Rosenman
A fascinating and enlightening read. Apparently people have two brains, not just one. The other is the gut or internal system which seldom forgets and carries its joys and miseries through life. I'm not totally surprised. We do have words like "psychosomatic" which suggest the brain-body connection. However, the authors explore this link in far more detail.
Millie Johnson
Jul 27, 2016 Millie Johnson rated it it was amazing
Captivating research by the authors on gut instincts, gut feelings and decision making. Highly recommend to parents and those interested in psychology.
I am so glad I read this book. It really spoke to me and helped me to clear some of my feelings about my past and feel less stressful in general. So, I used the Somatic Process on gut feelings that these authors outlined and it really worked. I never realized how much of my past I could remember through being aware of the gut feelings I have had throughout my life. I have to admit that I skipped some of the theory part in the book, but I do plan to read it too. I'm just more of a practical conte ...more
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Martha Char Love is the co-author of "What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct". She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up primarily in Georgia and Mississippi. She presently lives in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She received her BS in Elementary Education in 1968 and an MA in Educational Psychology i ...more
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“If your eyes can not cry, then your gut will."
The head and heart may be in denial of your human needs, but the gut will always carry the wisdom of your needs met and unmet, and thusly respond.”
“The presence of the inner feeling of emptiness directs our attention to a past experience of guilt and to our inner feeling awareness of the cause in the past. We must be sensitive to that feeling and accept it in order to chase down the cause, ferret it out, reassess the value of the experience to us in order not to further project the blame in anger outward to an external cause.” 13 likes
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