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.
Karla McLaren is an empathic healer, teacher, and author who specializes in the field of physical and emotional trauma work. She has researched the emotional maps of the psyche which appear in many world traditions for over 30 years. Karla McLaren is the author of Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault and Further into the Garden, two respected reference books used in prisons, halfway houses, homeless shelters, and rape crisis centers across the country. Her most recent book is Emotional Genius.