Emotional Fitness Training Books

MissionAndGoalsCover4Why is it that even if a goal is achieved, life doesn’t seem … like the mission has been accomplished? Most goal setting advice misses the crucial ingredient necessary to make them truly meaningful and satisfying in the long term.

Attune your goals to a lifelong personal mission reflecting what matters.

This Emotional Fitness Training® eBook provides specific steps for defining your mission and then teaches you the SMART goal process so all your goals will keep you on the road to doing your life, your way.

Don’t just work on the goals, set your goals according to part of a grander plan – a mission statement – and achieve a deeper, long term satisfaction.

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This book is for all those people who find themselves on a seemingly perpetual roller coaster of emotions. Periods of coping with life seem to be always followed by times of stress, where feelings determine actions. Emotional Fitness Training® challenges you to accurately name and measure feelings so that you stay in control of them rather than having your feelings control you.

The exercises in this book turn you into a skilled Feeling Detective.

When you know what feelings are trying to boss you, you can measure their growing influence and act not as the feeling wants, but instead act wisely.

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Self-soothing – a key emotional fitness skill

Do you find yourself getting worked up with stress, anxiety, fear, anger or sadness? Sometimes you can pull yourself back from the brink – something will distract you or alter your viewpoint. You may not realize it but that is self-soothing. Self-soothing is one of Emotional Fitness Training’s Six Skills. Such skills are learned as we grow, but almost always need adding to, improving, or strengthening.

Katherine Gordy Levine’s accessible, easy but proven Emotional Fitness Training® exercises can help you take control your negative feelings before they control you.

This eBook, which is part of the ‘An Emotional Fitness Training® Program’ series, provides over twenty exercises that will keep you calm and in control.

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TwelveEasyEFT_coverKatherine’s seminal work on Emotional Fitness Training (see below) was aimed specifically at parents. Now, due to popular demand, she has begun a series of eBooks on Emotional Fitness Training® aimed at anyone and everyone.

Our society can seem obsessed with training at times – physical fitness training, abs training, dietary training, organizational training, management training, coaching and tutoring. They can make your body healthy and buffed, get you all As in school, or push you to the top of the heap at work. However, to lead a contented life you need more. You need Emotional Fitness.

These twelve quick and easy exercises will start taming your mad, bad and sad feelings.

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PAPTcover buy nowNot happy being a parent? Blame the experts, after all they’ve been blaming you for the past forty years. Not only blaming you, but leading you astray with the myth of happiness.

Raising children has moments of wonder and joy, but it is not a ride on the happiness train. Expecting to be happy or to keep your child happy is expecting to climb Mount Everest in sneakers and running shorts while carrying a gorilla on your back.

Don’t buy the happiness mantra. Don’t sell it to your child. Instead work to keep fear, pain, and anger from owning you or your child. Learning to own your feelings takes work and in the end neither you or your child will live happily every after.

I refuse to promise happiness. I do promise less fear, less guilt, less shame, less anger. I promise you will fare better when life is hard, you will have greater contentment when life is good. I promise your child will fare better in good and bad times.

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Just a sample of the many five-star reviews

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM  Buy the book, learn the exercises, practice them, and your life will improve.

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM  She is the new Spock. Reading her book was like having an experienced, learned grandmother (who just happens to be up on all the latest research in child development and psychology) help with the nitty-gritty of dealing with all the negative feelings and stress being a parent creates.

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM  The simple exercises she details helped me realize that the external stressors making me crazy could be dealt with calmly and rationally, but only after some real work was done on myself. I recommend this book to every parent I know.

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM  This is a genuine, heartwarming and practical book for all of us who find that we are not flawless parents. It is for all of us who have sometimes wished we could run away from all the responsibilities and problems—even for a week. Her book gives pragmatic simple calming “exercises” that really work.

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises is not a large book, but it is distilled from quite a number of years of experience and research. They are the basic exercises of the emotions, just as things like jumping jacks and situps used to be the basic exercises of physical fitness. The exercises do not take up much time, so you can try them several times a day, and when that becomes a habit, there really is an improvement in one’s quality of life. It has certainly helped me, and I’m very sloppy about practicing!

Screen Shot 2012-05-10 at 5.43.40 PM  Honest and open advice to parents who hear too much advice.  Refreshing and healing.  Insightful and practical.  Helpful even after parenting.


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