Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life, Karen H. Sherman
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   Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life - Price: $15.95    

by Karen H. Sherman, ISBN: 978-1-932690-51-4
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Do You Have the Life You Want? Everyone deserves "the good life." Most don't experience this because of getting caught up in reacting, continually recycling old patterns that keep you stuck and emotionally frozen. The simple tools taught in “Mindfulness and the Art of Choice” help you learn to live mindfully and create the great life you want. It will help you:

Understand why you have not been able to achieve the life you desire

Become aware of the signals that indicate you are responding in old reactive patterns

Notice and turn off old negative thought patterns

Learn ways to heal old leftover emotional wounds

Deal with specific everyday issues that get in the way of a satisfying, joyous life
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Biography :

Finally, a psychologist who goes that extra mile and cares about the people with whom she works. Whether Karen Sherman, Ph.D. is giving a speech, offering a teleseminar, or doing a workshop – she’s helping people connect to their potential and becoming aware of their choices. Let Karen help you learn to make life choices both personally and in your relationships by signing up for her free newsletter at http://www.drkarensherman.com/newsletter.htm.

Book Review :

Dr. Sherman, in practice as a relationship expert for over 20 years, has written a book to help readers create a better life for themselves. Taking excerpts of her own life and experience, she explains how to live mindfully. The book consists of two parts, the first part "How the Art of Choice Works" and the second part is "The Art of Choice Exercises." Both sections include a thorough explanation plus exercises.

Dr. Sherman stresses that experiences in the past encode our mental and physical memory. These are called core issues or "baggage." She believes the feeling attained during a negative experience remains in our being, and often the same feeling comes up in other similar situations. This in turn creates an emotional response. The experiences could be traumatic, yet on the other hand, something perceived to be very menial could also create an emotional reaction Dr. Sherman addresses how to embrace the feelings, yet react differently. She also addresses patterns caused by the situation and how to change them.

There are many books on the market that cover the same issues as Dr. Sherman, however, there isn't one that is as concise and to the point as "Mindfulness and the Art of Choice" is. She helps the reader become aware of personal issues/reactions embedded in the memory. Within a few simple exercises, we can change the feelings associated with the situation and also move away from recreating those same feelings in another situation. It may sound difficult. However, Dr. Sherman simplifies everything for us through her explanations and exercises - to a point where "Mindfulness and the Art of Choice" becomes truly a self-help book. This book is highly recommended for anyone that is considering choosing to have "the good life."

(Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views)

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