Clearing emotional clutter Mindfulness practices for letting go of what's blocking your fulfillment and transformation

Don Altman, 1950-

eBook - 2016

Is emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You've likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter - the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, inte...rnational mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily. Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman's lifestyle tools, you'll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.

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[United States] : New World Library 2016.
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9781608683659
1608683656
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Review by Library Journal Reviews

At a time of year when many people are making resolutions to rid their homes of needless "stuff," Altman (One-Minute Mindfulness) proposes cleaning out the "junk" that's hindering mental clarity. To do that, he guides readers through six clutter-clearing mindfulness skills: present-moment participation, attuned acceptance, intentionality, reflection, and purposeful partnership. In a useful chapter on acceptance, the author focuses on being present, loving oneself, and forgiving others, all actions for healthy living. VERDICT Though the extensive text requires dedication to the task, the advice will be most helpful for those impacted adversely by past events. [Page 65]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Many have pointed out the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in our surroundings. But what do we do with our emotional clutter - the psychological versions of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? As we shut away and try to hide old pains and traumas we create toxic patterns. Author Donald Altman uses modern neuroscience to outline how habits and patterns can be modified with only a few minutes of attention daily. Altman first helps readers realize what their baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid accumulating new emotional clutter. With these practices, readers address their pasts, learn to deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible futures for themselves"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Clearing Emotional Clutter helps you shed old baggage and get off the roller coaster of reliving past hurts and repeating destructive patterns.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A Fresh Start to a Healthy Emotional LifeIs emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You’ve likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter — the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily.Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman’s lifestyle tools, you’ll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A Fresh Start to a Healthy Emotional LifeIs emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You've likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter — the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily.Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman's lifestyle tools, you'll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.