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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (September 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671733362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671733360
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Herbert L Calhoun on December 3, 2007
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For those on their maiden voyage into the complex realm of self-definition and self-awareness, there is no better companion written than this book by Dr. David Viscott. "The Language of Feelings," which is in reality, a primer of applied Freudian psychology, is short, sweet, to the point, and most importantly, is everywhere correct.

Viscott is a giant among the many "quick cure," "psycho-babble," and "feel good" pygmies and shysters. He provides what others of that ilk can only dream of: the true skinny about how we relate to ourselves through our feelings.

Without fanfare, ideologies or religion and without elaborate promises of magic cures, he guides us through each feeling, one-by-one: "hurt and loss," "anxiety," "anger," "guilt," "depression," and "getting out of emotional debt," telling us what to expect, what needs they serve, how they interact with our natural defenses and most of all how they go together to make us whole. And everything he says "rings true," because his descriptions -- both in principle and in practice -- are exactly how we do in fact relate to our feelings.

I advise reading "The Language of Feelings" to anyone who has considered religion, expensive psycho-therapy, expensive awareness training, mindless ideologies, or psycho-trophic drugs.

Viscott's considerable psychiatric experience has been boiled down to the "bare bone essentials." In my library of more than 10, 000 books there is none more valuable than this one. No amount of money spent on psychotherapy can match the content of this book.

Without the contents of this book providing the first steps, the journey into self-awareness, which is difficult even under normal circumstances, is likely to be even more difficult.

The book is a superstar among good books. It is clear, no nonsense, and correct. Ten Stars!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on March 8, 2008
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You Don't Owe an Emotional Debt to your Past! Let Your True Feelings Set You Free!

Step by Step - in words that go straight to the heart - Dr. Viscott encourages you to understand your feelings and stand behind them! He explains how you can:

* Feel your Hurt and Loss without the shame or fear - and keep growing.

* Get free of your anxiety about what other people think and want.

* Use your weaknesses and strengths

* Let your anger out as you feel it - and become healthier

* Seek out the sources of your guilt and deal with them

* Use a period of special vulnerability to get in touch with what is deeply important to you.

* Break the cycle of depression and start being open and direct.

Let David Viscott help you find new freedom and happiness.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By joanie on June 24, 2011
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David Viscott is one of two key leaders in the psychology space who changed my life. His explanations of how feelings work and how to get up to date with our emotions is excellent. I highly recommend this book - his tape "How To Be Your Own Therapist" is life changing - simple and easy to do steps - at the heart of it - talk about your feelings as they happen because when you don't they get stored as other things. He also wrote a book sold here called "The Viscott Method" that takes you through the exact process he used working with clients - it is excellent and people in the field of psychology and psychiatry should use this as a training guide.
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The best book i have even read. About getting to understand feelings. The process of shipment was very fast and the boom was perfectly fine when I got it
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This is a great book! If one is going through life not knowing about their feelings which most of us do -- this book is great to read and understand the energy in motion (emotion) that moves with your thought. Although Dr. V was not a proponent of his own advice -- his writing is deep, reflective and a good read. If you need help with feelings -- this is a good read.
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By Readerease on November 21, 2013
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A classic and wish it was readily available. Dr. Viscott has a profound grasp on how important it is to honor yet not dwell in feelings. Very well written, as I said a classic
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