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Training the Brain: Cultivating Emotional Skills

Book Description

The neurological foundation of emotional intelligence. Understand the brain systems involved in: self-awareness, motivation, and emotional recovery Learn how childhood experience directs gene expression and neural development The brain can be trained for a happier, less stressful life Brains are highly variable, changing systems that shift in response to our experience. Contemplative neuroscience proves that we have the power to guide our brain’s ongoing development – to cultivate happiness and compassion. In this accessible dialogue, Goleman and Davidson explain the science behind our emotions. Detailing the neurological effects of contemplation, they show how we can activate our brains to recover from stress and anxiety, and conquer fear. Goleman and Davidson offer a new vision for emotional education at any age.