Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions

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Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions takes you along on the personal journeys of people like you seeking ways to be calmer, clearer, happier, and more effective in their lives. Ann Weiser Cornell s responses to real people s questions about their emotional struggles are warm-hearted, wise, and inspiring...and often funny.

Your most challenging emotions don't have to rule your life. Being with your emotions, rather than being your emotions, allows them to change. Your feelings even your most challenging feelings no longer have to be the enemy inside. The practical, compassionate insights in this book are roadmaps that can help you make that inner shift from emotion wars to a wider perspective that opens up your most empowered life possibilities.

Whimsical and beautifully designed, Presence is chock full of short, easy-to-read segments that you can enjoy as bite-sized bits of wisdom whenever you have a moment to indulge in some reading.

If you re ready to make change in your life, this book is a light-hearted and inspiring way to help you meet life s challenges with compassion and yes, Presence!

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Ann Weiser Cornell learned Focusing in 1972 from Eugene Gendlin, the originator of the process, and has been teaching it since 1980. Today, she is internationally known as one of the leading theoreticians, teachers, and innovators of Focusing, as well as the primary person combining linguistics and Focusing. Her previous book, The Power of Focusing, has been translated into six languages. Ann has taught Focusing and advanced Focusing topics in seventeen countries on five continents.


Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions is a scintillating selection of the tips that Ann Weiser Cornell, the foremost Focusing teacher in the English-speaking world today, has been sending weekly for years to her many online followers. Each tip responds to a real question from a particular individual, yet all of them touch on universal themes, ranging from depression and avoidance to relationship challenges, anger, and feelings of shame and self-criticism. The key to resolving all of these challenges lies in our ability to be truly, lovingly present to ourselves - "Self-in-Presence," Ann calls it - and this book shows us how to cultivate this invaluable inner skill.

Presence is a user-friendly book, beautifully designed and illustrated, and written with Ann's characteristic clarity, directness, and warmth. It is a true feast for the soul, full of wise and practical recipes for living a fuller and happier life. --David I. Rome, Certified Focusing Trainer, leading Buddhist teacher & author of Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity

Emotional health lies not with arguing against, overcoming or rising above our emotions, but with understanding what they are trying to tell us, and using their enormous power constructively. In this lovely, warm, and elegantly written book, Ann Weiser Cornell shows people how they can be with even the most difficult and challenging emotional states and life situations and come out the other side richer, wiser, stronger, and more able to go forward in their lives. Reading this book is like having Ann's warm, reassuring voice right next to you showing you the way to reach the nuggets of wisdom and transformation within. It should be every Focuser's Focusing companion! --Helene G. Brenner, PhD, Psychologist & author of I Know I'm in There Somewhere: A Woman s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity

Ann Weiser Cornell is a true pioneer in the field of Focusing, having taken the process to an entirely new and more integrated level. In this powerfully illustrated and even more powerfully written work she concisely outlines ways to deal with emotions. The processes she describes not only tame strong emotions but serve to transform them. By using precise pathways she and others have developed in Inner Relationship Focusing we learn how to get to the core of issues and unravel real-life emotional knots that keep us from achieving higher levels of development and integration of self. Though the concept is diffusing into other realms of knowledge, her work on Presence has been at the leading edge of a societal awakening to the embodied self in Western society. This book provides further depth of understanding what Presence is and how to bring it to every aspect of our lives. --Robert D. Sheeler, M.D.

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