Most of us relate to our emotions by either running from the difficult ones or clinging to the pleasant ones. Karla McLaren suggests a radical new perspective: that all of our emotions are equally important messengers, ready to assist us in acting with full awareness and integrity. With The Language of Emotions, this empathic counselor and researcher gives us a breakthrough guide toward a new and empowering relationship with our feeling states. As a practical lexicon for working with a full spectrum of emotions, The Language of Emotions explores:
- The latest insights about emotion from psychology and neurology and how to apply them in real life
- Discovering your "internal compass" to utilize your emotions responsibly--instead of over-reacting to or repressing them
- Emotions as the gateway to personal healing and fulfillment
When we learn to speak their language, every emotion becomes a powerhouse of energy and information that reveals the perfect solution to the situation in which it arose. For anyone seeking a wiser approach to their emotions, here is a much needed resource for self-understanding and inner freedom. Revised and updated edition previously released as Emotional Genius: Discovering the Deepest Language of the Soul (LaughingTree, 2001).