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Feelings Buried Alive Never Die

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  647 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Karol Truman provides a comprehensive and enlightening resource for getting in touch with unresolved feelings which, she explains, can distort not only happiness but also health and well-being. Leaving no emotion unnamed, and in fact listing around 750 labels for feelings, Truman helps identify problem areas, and offers a "script" to help process the feelings, replacing th ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Olympus Publishing Company (first published 1991)
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Nancy
I no longer have hardly any migraines because of this book! I had been through 10 medications, a couple of doctors, a chiropractor, and homopathic treatment all to no avail. This book is life-changing and will have a tremendous impact on your health if you read it with an open mind. It was a direct answer to prayer for me.
Michelle
Oh my, horrible book.

First of all, the lack of editing was horrendous. There were mix-ups between "its" and "it's," capitalizing of letters to stress a point, weird misspellings . . .

Secondly, the book seemed to claim one thing and then immediately jump to something else without realizing that the one refuted the other.

Third, once I got to the book's trick to unburying feelings, I just laughed out loud. It seemed so quacky, I wondered why anyone would do it. Basically, you pray to your body to
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deZengo
Nov 21, 2008 deZengo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone struggling with inner dialoge and conflict.
Recommended to deZengo by: My friend Ms. McCormick
The book begins literally "in the beginning." IN that instant that life is created, the single sperm that penetrates the egg and viola : life! One of the first ideas that really made sense for me was the realization that even at conception -- the developing embryo can feel & those "feelings" are recorded at a molecular level.

The author references the significance of a happy - balanced pregnancy and LOVE from the mother and father are absolutely necessary for the infant to grow and develop i
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Maryanne
I remember reading and re-reading the senseless words. By the end i could only grasp at the idea of actually discerning between a feeling and a thought, let alone process how emotion is the effect of them and not the cause. The book goes into a script meditation that I never got around to. It took me years just to make practical use of the foundational concepts but maybe I'm just that hard headed. This book was Heavenly Father throwing me a big meaty bone, I'm still chewing on it.
Lindsey Jackson
I do agree that suppressed feelings and emotions can cause ailments, but I don't believe that every physical problem is a result of this. I think there are plenty of exterior influences that can cause an illness that have nothing to do with ones feelings. I did appreciate the main sentiment though; one should never bury alive ones emotions, believing they will die if neglected.
Tracy
We are all spiritual beings searching to obtain a state of perfection that is already present in us but blocked by the fall of man. We live in a fallen world and we deal with a continual battle within. The battle exists between choosing to resist change and ignore the feelings that stem from our experiences or being mindful of the feelings and listening deeply to the thoughts that have produced the feelings in the first place. When we ignore our feelings, we live in a state of double-mindedness ...more
Craig
This is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read. It discusses the interplay of and the effect that feelings, thoughts and emotions have upon our beings; that we are what we feel and think; that our feelings, thoughts and words become self-fulfilling prophecies. The author suggests that in many cases, if not most, our unresolved feelings [negative feelings] lead to disease (dis-ease) in our bodies and often account for the ailments (however serious) which beset us. The author also sets ...more
Clair
Hmmm...I just really don't know what to make of this book.

I appreciate the overall concept of dealing with our feelings and in correcting erroneous negative thoughts by replacing them with positive affirmations. But, the wording of "The Script" (her outline for identifying negative thoughts and replacing them with an opposite thought) is very strange to me personally. I could not identify with it.

I can buy the fact that if we are not doing well spiritually/emotionally our immune system may not
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Sirpa Grierson
In the end, science is finally corroborating the fact that love for oneself and for others, as well as forgiveness and letting go create health. Truman's book is in its 13th printing--a classic in the field of awareness of how physical health and mental/emotional patterns that we hold interrelate. Not particularly well written, but chapter 4 is a good overview of Truman's thinking, and the the tables in chapter 17 on types of feelings and chapter 18 on the causes of illness are food for thought ...more
Monty
What I especially liked about this book is how the author covered the entire gamut of aspects of our feelings from generational, DNA, experiential, outside trauma, plus mind/body/spirit and more. She includes a "Script" on page page 95 for self-healing. I typed out a modified copy for myself and pasted it below. I just started using the "Script" and don't have any results to report at this time. I do think that this is a good book to scan to get a sense of the big picture and scope of what influ ...more
Jackie
An interesting book that takes the suggest that emotional issues are related to physical issues/manifestations. I appreciated the idea and insight that our first traumatic experience may have occurred at birth. The process of birth (if you think about it) is so huge for that little baby --- especially after being in a such a warm and protected place. Being exposed to light, cold, and detachment from mom can certainly be huge. I wasn't too comfortable with the script/affirmations. But there might ...more
Shireemartin
This book has been life-changing for me. I have truly loved it, though a lot of it is hard to take at first. The more I read, the more I loved it. a chapter or two later it all started to make sense.

The premise of the book is that negative feelings that we harbor can have detrimental effects on us physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. The book introduces an approach to help us resolve these negative feelings. These feelings often block us from achieving what we really want in life. As I ha
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Erin Webb
Book club choice for May. This is why I'm in book club because this is a book I wouldn't have picked up on my own. I thought there were some really good things about this book and I thought there were some things that were a little hard to swallow. I appreciate that this was chosen so I could read something about how positive thinking, feelings, words, and actions help our lives become better. I even tried "the script" out a couple of times and found value in it (especially with potty-training i ...more
Shawn Brady
I refer back to this book on a very regular basis. Truman point or purpose in this book is that every diss-ease has been created by a blocked or out of alignment emotion. Emotion is much like ego or addictive thinking. When the blockage is delt with and released the disease or pain in the body leaves. She breaks down several diseases and simple aches and pains and write the possible blockages. That is why I refer to the book so often is for friends and family to tell them the possible emotional ...more
Terri Shannon-Renfro
I discovered this book years ago through a cousin's chiropractor. I found it a little uncomfortable at first. I didn't want to admit the connection between feelings and health. As a chronic pain sufferer, I made an uncomfortable association with my doctors implying my pain was "all in my head" (translation: you're nuts or only imagining this pain). Over time, my naturopathy training and new understanding of the mind/body/spirit connectivity helped ease this association and put it in perspective. ...more
Matthew Lubecki
Good book for starting out understanding emotions and the subconscious self. Essential reading. Lot of good info and takeaways. I read in another review that they were turned off by "the script" or prayers to the body + affirmations. That part also didn't completely resonate with me either. If i would have read this years ago it may have been more helpful. I just thought it was taking a more psychologists'/ logical approach to something that goes beyond logic. In my experience emotions aren't th ...more
Alan
Karol Truman has written an excellent book for everyone! As she so clearly explains the trauma beginning with birth, that affects us all in ways we have no knowledge or memory of, to the negative slogans and beliefs we struggle with due to a lack of understanding how to allow spirit to change us.

It changed my life as it can yours.
Angie Libert
After the recommendation given by several friends on how good this book is, I finally read it. And now I am going to have to buy my own copy! I love how the author correlates health with feelings, and then offers a wonderful tool to process feelings. I expect to find a lot of empowerment from following her "Script".
Karen Early
I am deeply divided on this book. The title is true & I would like more books on this topic. However gems of insight & truth in this book are overshadowed by murky ideas & just plain weirdness.

I still think it is worth reading. The idea that emotions hidden away in our unconscious manifest themselves as physical pains or illness...well, it is weird in itself. But I have learned this year, to my amazement, that it is true. Migraines, herniated disc pain, & food allergies have dis
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Belcantomom
I haven't finished this yet, but it's full of things that are speaking to me now. It's taken me a long time to read it because I had to digest it a piece at a time. It's starting to come together for me. At least the pieces I need to worry about right now.

10/19/08

This was harder to read at the beginning than at the end. Of course, it was published by a small publisher, so the editing is less than stellar. I know people for whom I don't believe the only cause of their illness was emotional baggag
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Mary
I had very mixed feelings about this book. I understand why it has the following it does. The author has some interesting ideas, especially concerning the roots of anxiety and phobias. Some of her insights about the origin and treatment of such conditions were interesting to me. Though none of it was truly ground-breaking, she had sound advice to offer on the importance of "single-mindedness" and forgiveness for seeking out sources of peace, and I appreciated how she acknowledged the presence of ...more
Jaclyn
Yesterday I would have given this book 5 stars, now I'm pulling that back just a bit. I heard about this book a year ago, and was intrigued, but not enough to go out and buy it. Recently I've been having pain in my upper back that nothing will fix. I've done accupuncture, seen chiropractors, had massages, changed my diet, started taking vitamins/minerals, done a body cleanse, tried stretching, bought a new bed, and none of it has made the pain go away. So, in a last ditch effort I decided to giv ...more
Ruth
I'm a religious person, so I did not mind the religious overtones in this book about the psychology of feelings. The author's style does become a little cloying at times, and her odd habit of hyphenating such words as "Be-ing," "Act-ing" (and many other verbs she wants to stand apart from their gerund endings)is distracting (or should I say "distract-ing"?) Still--there's enough truth in the mix of information that it's worth the time to read and apply the ideas featured here. All of us can feel ...more
Carrie
****SPOILERS***
When I first picked this up, I was fascinated by it's premise...that we hold all the feelings we experience inside of us and they manifest themselves in different ways throughout our lives and in our bodies. When I got to some of her beliefs about our spirit remembering even from our birth our feelings. I thought she was a nut case and stop reading.
Then I had some personal experiences happen and decided to pick the book back up. I was ready for the message she delivered. I couldn
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Jill
I was uncomfortable with some of the concepts and theory until about the eighth chapter. Then it started to talk about putting the concept into practice and as I tried to change my thoughts and align them with my feelings I got positive results. I then became intrigued. The idea that negative thoughts and feelings feed disease and positive ones feed good health is something I have observed first hand for years! Try it. What have you got to lose?
Wendy
Nov 08, 2010 Wendy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people with low self-esteem, victims of abuse
Recommended to Wendy by: Lyn McGuire
Shelves: self-help
I'm going through a rough patch in my life, and a dear friend (who has been through MUCH worse & has thrived)lent me a copy of this book. It's a little bit new-age/deepak chopra-esque, which I'm not entirely comfortable with, but I tried to read it with a completely open mind and now I'm so glad I read it. The author takes you through a script, that helps you dig out negative feelings (anger, hate, guilt, resentment, rejection/abandonment/need for approval, overwhelmed burden) from the past/ ...more
Laurie
Interesting concepts were presented in this book...some I could go for and some not so much. It did make a good case for the mind/body connection, which I think is something we are just discovering the importance of.
Lindsay Fleming
I read it and agree with most of the things. I however didn't like chapter 3, I thought that was bizarre. Once I was past that chapter it wasn't that bad.
Denise
Book Club book for May-I learned a lot from this book. I already had a great deal of background knowledge about this subject from reading several other books that she actually lists at the back of her book as recommended reading. I have been using "I am" statements since reading Remembering Wholeness by Carol Tuttle. After reading Achieving the Balance I began creating a Life Creed which is a set of these statements specifically created to change my thinking and therefore my life. I am currently ...more
Nikki Noble
There is so much in this book that made sense and even turned on "light bulbs" while I read it. Very good read!
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Karol is a self-published author of three very successful books. Her best seller, Feelings Buried Alive Never Die... has been followed with Healing Feelings... From Your Heart. She is also a remedial counselor, therapist, and a true teacher who is dedicated to assisting others in achieving success in their chosen endeavors, as well as emotional and spiritual well-being.
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