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Proceso de La Presencia, El

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  491 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
In this extraordinary book, Michael Brown shares his profound personal experiences, insights, and transformation into present-moment awareness to help others become fully present in their own lives. After suffering for years from a painful neurological condition, and finding no cure through traditional and non-traditional healing practices, Brown began his own self-healing ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Obelisco (first published October 1st 2005)
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Dulcinea Contreras
"The Presence Process" has captured a man's spiritual evolution from awakening to current moment, allowing the reader to relate to the triumphs and challenges along the journey. He takes the reader through his highly integrative spiritual practices as he faced deep physical pain and offers practical steps of energetic pathways that can foster a powerful relationship to oneself and others, creating a strong foundation to one's very own experience of life in a state of awareness. This book goes ab ...more
Odai Alsaeed
خط الزمن الفاصل بين عثرات الماضي غير المكتمل وهاجس المستقبل المخيف كمحاولة لعيش اللحظة بكل ما تعنيها الكلمة من تركيز حواسنا عن الأشياء التي من حولنا التي كان قد تبلد منها الحس , فلسفة تأملية في إدراك الحالي والسيطرة على الجسد للتخلص من ألامه النفسية هو ما يبحث به الكتاب , جيد
The Goon
I've read 'The Presence Process' three times now, and each time I did the ten week program. I even joined a group that discussed this book once a week. I've met people who have read, 'The Presence Process' upwards of 15 times. They've got their copies of the book underlined, highlighted, book marked, annotated and adumbrated.
'The Presence Process' is a clear and easy to understand guidebook for a person looking to heal their emotional body and move more into the present moment. I have found the
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Fadia Almarzooq
Nov 28, 2012 Fadia Almarzooq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I have ever red, it really guided me to the way to peaceful mind and spirit.
I red this book twice
and planning to read it a third time soon.
I found the answer of many things I experience and why I face the same situation every time and why i fall in the same problem every time.
Brian Carman
Sep 16, 2014 Brian Carman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must-read for everyone seeking emotional maturity so that you no longer end up in emotionally-distraught states. If you suffer from illnesses (curable or incurable), addictions, you feel like your life's stuck, or you feel awful or hopeless, this is what you're looking for.

Everyone can benefit greatly from this book. And yet 99.9999999999999% of people on the planet don't know how to do what this book teaches. It's the most important thing anyone could ever learn in life: how to l
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Lauren
Jul 16, 2012 Lauren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: put-down
So my therapist (who I really adore) brought this to my attention. I simply don't have the dedication this "process" insists upon. I'm all for finding time for myself, and I think that integration of trauma is indeed important, however the demands of this work require way too much time, effort, and non-variance. I would start to think, "Sure yeah, I can do a variation of this step, and perhaps find it useful", but then I'd read that unless you do EXACTLY what is written, (which again, asks a LOT ...more
Nely
Jul 06, 2015 Nely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the best 25 bucks I have ever spent. It’s a miraculous process for anyone who wants real change. It does take a whole lot of guts to enter the process and it’s a book that’ll find you when you are ripe for the work. The process itself is very simple. Once you recognize the causal point of your distress, it’s simple enough to change. However, your fear, anger, and grief will be brought the surface to be integrated. Staying conscious through the storms these emotions are going to stir is ...more
Sheila
Jan 16, 2013 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in my second reading and so appreciate the insight and the work. It takes courage, and faith. I read another review from a Christian perspective; I too am a Christian, and Browne's language doesn't offend me or put me off in any other way. A rose by any other name is still a rose. I highly suspect that Presence is not offended by being referred to as Presence instead of God or Holy Spirit. It is what it is. Thank you Michael Brown.
Chris
Feb 09, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This got me into a simple form of meditation involving breathing without pausing -- it's amazing how quickly that quiets thoughts.
Carole
May 06, 2015 Carole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, religion
After a conversation about how hard it is know what stories were are telling ourselves that keep us mired in the same tired habits of behavior, an acquaintance recommended The Presence Process to me. One can approach this at many levels, but after doing a little exploration about Michael Brown and listening to his overall philosophy and a couple of hours of YouTube.com audio files by him, I decided that I liked his approach and that it was worth my while to read the book and work through the pre ...more
Diane de Simone
Nov 02, 2014 Diane de Simone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many of us have no clue that we're walking around with a layer of pretense; that our hearts are defended; that we're not meeting life as it comes to us, openly, now, in the moment.
We have little clue that we don't have a clue, that we don't have a life, or make a life, but rather we ARE life itself: we're life, we're consciousness expressing and experiencing itself always anew.
You can read books. You can visit favorite gurus. You can meditate twice daily, You can walk the walk for months on en
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Mo
Jul 26, 2011 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this twice and benefited from the central message in ways that are still proving to be powerful for me a year later. If you're not ready to be accountable for your life and choices, buy it and dip into maybe just the first chapter for now. When the time is right, revisit it. You will learn about yourself, what holds you back, what keeps you stuck (and all the origins of this behavior) as well as how to move toward and through the drama and trauma to be your best self now!
Sheila
Oct 21, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the ONLY book you will ever need to become the person you were meant to be! Michael's Presence Portal website has tons of free downloads to use as companion books for the process. In 10 weeks you will be a new person.
Samara
Jul 12, 2008 Samara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most transformative book I've ever read. It is like doing twenty years of thearpy in ten weeks.
Anoud
Nov 06, 2015 Anoud rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ليس كتاب فحسب بل تجربة عملية لمدة أسابيع على الأقل للتكامل والتشافي.. هو الهامات روحية كما يُزعم كاتبه مايكل براون حيث كتبه بعد تجارب روحية متعددة بنية التشافي من مرض عضال ألم به.. يُنصح باستحضار نية قبل قرائته للوصول الى هدف ما او التشافي من ألم ما.. من الكتب التي أحدثت نقلة نوعية في حياتي عن طريق عيش تجربة الحضور وللاستفادة منه يتوجب الالتزام بالتمارين وبالمدة المحددة لقراءة واستيعاب كل فصل ...more
Karen
Jul 02, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-list
This book has been life changing for me. My journey started with several amazing recommendations to read the Presence Process. My sister and I have taken the journey together and will never be the same. It is hard to describe the emotions and changes with words, but I feel different and am different. If you are seeking self discovery pick up a copy of this book.
Ella Gray
Feb 07, 2008 Ella Gray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
The only book that has ever actually gotten me to meditate on a regular basis. The book has been very good at helping me realize how and why I interact the way I do. Highly recommended if you'd like to do some internal work.
Debra
Jul 05, 2015 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gets five stars for actually getting me to meditate daily, and to keep meditating daily even though it's now been several weeks since I finished it. Indeed, I've realized that by meditating, I'm happier, healthier and better able to deal with the foibles and complexities of life - exactly the reasons I wanted to start meditating, but didn't for years. So, even though it's got some crazy, age of aquarius bullshit language in places, if you suspend your disbelief and get on with it, it's ...more
Mariola
Jul 01, 2008 Mariola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: human" species"warning requires courage!
Recommended to Mariola by: mentor
Feeling everything is a real joy.THE emotional cleansing has nothing to do with new age spirituality or world religions.
Jenn Petzold
Nov 11, 2008 Jenn Petzold rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The book is teaching me how to use my breath and stay in the moment, it is pretty powerful and does take discipline.
Cheryl Loveless
Oct 27, 2015 Cheryl Loveless rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is kind of "out there" and the author almost scared me off at the beginning of the book with all of the experiences that he shared. Even so, I wanted to learn what it means to meditate, and I heard that this was a great place to start. Though the author doesn't share my religion, I discovered that meditation is a valuable tool when paired with my own routines of scripture and prayer. I really think that anyone, regardless of their background, could benefit from 15 minutes in the mornin ...more
Lindy
Jan 24, 2009 Lindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing emotional cleansing process when a trigger is activated!
Nada
Dec 28, 2014 Nada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me understand my emotional body like nobody else. Great insights on why our lives might be dark, sad and full of grief and how to finally validate emotions ( especially the not so comfortable ) or simply recognize where do they come from and how they project. The awareness you receive is impactful. I did read the book like 5 times though...the last time I read it, I did the 10 week "journey" with the help of Galali Star, a great medicine woman from Canada that has mastered the b ...more
Renee Legris
Apr 19, 2015 Renee Legris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual-path
If you are following a spiritual path at all, you have no doubt heard about the importance of being in the present moment. Of all the books I've read, this one is the most helpful for teaching you HOW to do this magical thing! About a third of the book is introductory, explanatory material, and the rest is a 10-week process to work through. I went through the book with a small group of friends, and I highly recommend this approach, as everyone's experience is different.

Michael Brown is not tied
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Chérie Headley
My first introduction to the term “mindfulness” came while attending a local therapy institute. In fact, my first research paper at this institute regarded mindfulness and the Christian spirituality and how the two can mesh appropriately. This process had such an impact upon me, that I began immediately utilizing it within my recovery progress of transformation and restoration.

My cousin mentioned Brown’s book in passing, and then sent me her copy at my curious request. Immediately, I knew I was
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Johanna
Love the author, love the insights, not a fan of the process. I went through the experience (which took ever ounce of commitment I had) and wouldn't repeat it. I probably would re-read it later in life but I'd skip process work next time.
Josh Lynch
Jan 15, 2015 Josh Lynch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are ready to take on all of your demons, sit with them and then emerge as a person who can handle anything; then this book is for you.
Simone Pedroso
Feb 14, 2014 Simone Pedroso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was life changing. You need to be ready for it, and yet you only know it when you "do" the book.
Raymond Witvoet
Aug 11, 2014 Raymond Witvoet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, great book. Written down from a point of view I feel in all my vessels as spot on.
John Hawkins
Apr 08, 2016 John Hawkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is chocked full of stuff. recommend it highly.
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Until 1989, South African-born Michael Brown was living what he had called a blissfully unconscious life as a music journalist. He then developed an acutely painful neurological condition for which conventional medicine had neither cure nor relief. This caused him to set out on what became an odyssey of self-hea
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“Though we are addicted to instant gratification, we are seldom gratified because, although we are making everything possible now, we are seldom present to enjoy it now. The moment we attain our desire, our attention jumps out of the present and into planning our next acquisition. This creates a world that’s comfortable with living in debt, on borrowed time, and on somebody else’s energy. We no longer own our houses, cars, and clothes – the bank does. We have robbed ourselves of the satisfaction of organic accomplishment. There’s no more “rite of passage,” only the fast lane. Young children want to be teenagers, teenagers want to be adults, and adults want to accomplish a lifetime’s work before turning thirty. We spend each moment running ahead of ourselves, believing there’s a destination we are supposed to arrive at that’s saturated with endless happiness, acknowledgement, ease, and luxury. We are forever running away from something and toward something – and because everyone is behaving in this manner, we accept it as normal. We mentally leapfrog over the eternal present moment in everything we do, ignoring the flow of life. The Presence Process – including the consequences inherent in completing it – moves at a different pace. This journey isn’t about getting something done “as quickly as possible.” It’s about process, not instant gratification. The consequences we activate by completing this journey are made possible because of its gently unfolding integrative approach. By following the instructions carefully, taking one step at a time, being consistent and committed to completing the task at hand no matter what, we experience a rite of passage that reminds us of what “process” means. Realizing what “process” involves isn’t just a mental realization, but requires an integrated emotional, mental, and physical experience. Awakening to the value of process work is rare in a world of instant gratification. It powerfully impacts the quality of our experience because life in the present is an ongoing organic process. Realizing the power within the rhythm of process work may not necessarily impact our ability to earn a living, but it enhances our ability to open ourselves to the heartbeat of life.” 6 likes
“This level of emotional integration is only possible when we decrease our pain and discomfort to a point where we view all emotion as “energy in motion,” instead of deeming some emotions as threatening and to be avoided, while we find others so seductive that we are driven uncontrollably into activity because of them.” 2 likes
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