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Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown

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Author of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

From the multi-million bestselling author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway comes a powerful and healing book designed to offer a safety net in a world of never-ending change. It may be one of the most comforting and life-affirming books you will ever read.

With her invaluable insights and exercises, Susan Jeffers gives you the tools
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published March 1st 2003)
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فاطمة كرم
كتاب فوق الرائع بعد انتهائك منه تشعر أن روحك خفيفة تستطيع أن تقفز فوق أعتى الهموم بإبتسامة رضا , من نوعية الكتب التي تغير من نفوس قارئيها .. أنصح بقرائته بشدة
Kitty Baksh
Nov 20, 2014 Kitty Baksh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب ماهر في التشعب الى اقصى اعماق مخاوفك ! يحتضنك فعلا قبل ان تسقط في اصعب اوقاتك او اكثرها توترا وحيرة
يقفز بك لتحدي الصعاب وتحويل كل الامور الى نزهة تاخذك في رحلة حكيمة ..
قالب جميل مباشر .. وتغطية شمولية لجوانب الحياة بشكل يجعلك تدرك ان الحياة مغامرة جريئة لايمكنك تفويتها !!
مثال لكتاب رائع .. يمكنك حقا ان تصادقه !
Oct 13, 2010 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this because I have to do a talk on coping with uncertainty. It contains a mixture of cognitive strategies (such as focusing on all of the rough things one has coped with successfully in the past) and existential (such as coming to terms with the fact that we really can't control the future). The material covered is basically sound, and includes a number of exercises to work on. I just wish it wasn't quite so pop-psychology esque...just a little too rah rah you can do it for my taste, and ...more
Apr 06, 2013 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too simplistic and almost depressing for my tastes. "give up hoping and dreaming and you won't be disapointed,instead be in a state of wonder " As- I wonder what will happen ? .... what great achievements have we all experienced because we hope, dream and envision ? Yes, there is something wonderfulful about wonder (pun intended ) and I undertand taking action and letting go of the outcome.What other choice do we really have ?, as challenging as that can be.
Apr 05, 2010 Sawsan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*كيف تحافظ على صفاء ذهنك وأنت تواجه المجهول.

"أنا أرخي وعيي، وأحرر فؤادي، وارتدي العالم كثوب فضفاض، واتعلم الرقص برشاقة على سجادة دائمة الحركة"
شروق مباركي
نحتاج دوما لضمير ممتلئ بالحياة لتكرار اساسيات الاستمرار في الحياة بحياة
Mary Mackie
Oct 24, 2016 Mary Mackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. It really spoke to me as I read it, and it had a lot of very easy to use exercises to enable my handling of hard to handle situations, like dealing with death and how to remain productive in stressful and emotionally crippling situations. This is one of the few books I intend to buy instead of just borrowing from the library
Mar 07, 2017 Veronique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished reading Susan's book. Really enjoyed it an plan on reading it again
Hemlet Kiai
Feb 18, 2017 Hemlet Kiai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mylibrary
Great book! Can't stop reading it. The exercises are easy to follow. Will definitely apply the exercises in my daily life.
Sep 13, 2016 Rahaf rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب يدور حول كيفية النوم بشكل افضل في الليل و تخفيف الالم الذي نشعر به في رءوسنا والذي ينجم عن محاولة التحكم فيما لا يمكن التحكم فيه وجعل الحياة مغامرة لكثر غنى وقيمة وليس مجرد شعور مستمر بالقلق وان هذا الكتاب يحاول ان يوفر لك هذا الشي الثابت الذي تتمسك به والذي لم تجرفه امواج التغيير العاتيه بعيدا عنك

ان الشعور بعدم الامان قد ازداد كثيرا فلقد مررنا بالكثير من الاحداث التي ساعدت على مزيد من التقويض لشعورنا بالامان وما يزيد من صعوبة الامر اننا نعيش في مجتمع يعلمنا ان نحاول احكام قبضتنا على
Douglas Lord
Jeffers (Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway) emphasizes ad nauseum that humans have absolutely no control over the future. At times bleakly fatalistic, she exhorts readers to modify any "soul-destroying" negative points of view regarding uncertainty, change, and control and instead embrace possibilities and "love the uncertainty of it all." The "Hoping Life" ("I hope I lost weight") is eschewed in favor of the "Wondering Life" ("I wonder if I lost weight"). While reducing stress by lessening one's a ...more
Aug 30, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third of Susan Jeffers' books I have read, and they are all written in her warm and engaging voice, the concepts are clearly explained and accompanied by very easy and practical exercises to help change your mindset.

Embracing Uncertainty is particularly important in view of our modern lifestyles where rapid change is a fact of life, often creating anxiety and insecurity, both on an individual and collective level.

The author acknowledges that some of the concepts in the book, such as
Nov 20, 2016 Farrah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I get it, but I don't care for it. Jeffers has the right attitude, but I'm not her audience. As someone in a recovery program focusing on self-care and inner peace, a lot of the concepts were idealized. The concepts and practices she sets down are guides to progress but only if practiced, practiced, practiced. I have the ability to practice principles of self-care in all of my affairs because of my anchored presence in my program. Would readers of this book pick up these life lessons and re ...more
Rahma Alaßßasi
Nov 28, 2014 Rahma Alaßßasi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
وجدت أن كتاب احتضان المجهول مرحلة تالية لمابعد كتاب قوة عقلك الباطن ..
حيث أن في كتاب قوة عقلك الباطن يدربك كيف تقرر أو تفكر بأي شي دون قيود أو دون ضرب حساب لنتيجة تلك الفكرة محلقاً في السحب لا تخشى السقوط ..

أما في كتاب احتضان المجهول تتحدث د.سوزان عن نتيجة تلك الفكرة كيف نتقبلها إن صارت إلى غير ما نهوى ..
وكيف نتخطى التخبط والإحباط من الفشل ..
ويجب وضع الإعتبار أن د. سوزان تعالج وتتحدث عن مجتمع لا يحارب ليثبت إنسانيته أو وجوده كائنا بحد ذاته ..
فالإنسان عند د. سوزان موجود ويتمتع بحقوق وقوانين وتخا
May 08, 2008 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Susan Jeffers gives a good account of the reasons it is important for all of us to stop trying to control everything about our lives; instead things would flow much more easily if we could allow uncertainty to be a regular companion. In truth it already is, but we try to tell ourselves that we are the masters of our destinys. In small ways we may be, but overall, life really is uncertain, and when we can relax in that knowledge, things do go much better.
Nov 29, 2011 Tamara rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading Embracing Uncertainty by Dr. Susan Jeffers. I generally do not want to read books over again but this is one I will keep and plan to read over and over. There are so many tools in this book to help with the everyday stresses that life has to offer and they all make so much sense. I am going to loan this book to my Mother and then read it once I get it back. I can't recommend this highly enough!
Terrye Hunt
I read this one when I was going thru what I felt was intense fear of the unknown. Susan Jeffers did not let me down and I learned from this book so much more then the pen can express to paper!

Thank You Susan Jeffers!
Maria Ciletti
Jun 04, 2016 Maria Ciletti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a short, but very interesting book about dealing with uncertainty. Many of us want to always know what is next and it is difficult for us to deal with not knowing. This book helps people like us deal with the not knowing.
Feb 24, 2015 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal book with a lot of real-life examples to incorporate into any mindfulness practice. I've struggled with uncertainty for years, and even reading this book made me feel calmer.
Jun 15, 2011 Jeanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers is another 'must-read' for Solo Mamas. Her advice will help you develop courage, self-respect & joy - and release fears, doubts and worries. MUST READ.
Oct 27, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Susan Jeffers gives us many tools with which we can separate ourselves from needless worry.
Bridie Tulloch
Nov 29, 2015 Bridie Tulloch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really helpful book and follow up to 'Feel the Fear and do it anyway'.
Rashad Raoufi
a great read, real eye opener,practical and nourishing.will be defo helpful for all of us,sp in these uncertain times!
Jul 30, 2011 Cassandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recomend this book to everybody and anybody!

It is one of the most healing and comforting books ever.

Life changing!

Lisi Harrison
Oct 11, 2015 Lisi Harrison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a life saver. Great for anxious people (like me) who need help--dare I say...embracing uncertainty. I will return to it many many times.
Feb 01, 2008 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susan empowers us to take the next step knowing we can handle it! She addresses head on the angst surrounding uncertainties and disects fears through wisdom, personal stories and general advice.
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Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. has helped millions of people throughout the world overcome their fears, heal their relationships, and move forward in life with confidence and love.

She is the author of many internationally renowned books including Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Feel the Fear. . .and Beyond, Feel the Fear Power Planner, End the Struggle and Dance W
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“The sense of "having a goal in your life "will put you in the side of "giving" instead of "getting" ...... most of people focus "more" on what they want from their lives and that could lead to thinking in a (victim-of-life) way ... when you start to play the role of a person who's having a meaning and a goal for his/her life, you will get back the self-esteem you deserve.” 2 likes
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