Summary of J Alasdair Groves Winston T Smith s Untangling Emotions

#1 The middle part of the book is dedicated to helping you understand how to deal with your emotions well. It begins by exposing the unhealthy views of dealing with emotions that exist in our culture. Then it lays out a biblical ...

Summary of J  Alasdair Groves   Winston T  Smith s Untangling Emotions

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Bible takes a radically different view than the assumption that the most faithful people will be the most carefree and emotionally upbeat. It is full of aching, grieving saints who tear their clothes and sit in the ashes when their world gets upended. #2 We must understand that the Bible commands joy, gratitude, contentment, peace, and the like. But that is not the whole story. We must also understand what is good about our negative emotions if we are ever going to handle them well. #3 We need negative, unpleasant emotions because we live in a fallen world. We were created to respond to things as they actually are, but human beings should be distressed by what is distressing, horrified by violence and abuse, and deeply concerned about the possibility of injury to someone or something we love. #4 God is frequently jealous for the affection, loyalty, and worship of his people. Our negative emotions, like God’s, play a necessary role in our lives. They tell us that something is wrong. We need to understand that our darker feelings are not a curse but a gift.

Untangling Emotions

Written by two experienced counselors, this resource sets forth a holistic view of emotions rooted in the Bible, offering a practical approach to engaging with both positive and negative emotions in a God-honoring way.

Untangling Emotions

Christians often view their emotions in one of two ways: either they don't matter at all or they are the most important thing that defines a person. However, neither extreme is true to God's good purpose for emotions. Written by two faculty members at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, this book sets forth a holistic view of emotions rooted in the Bible, offering a practical approach to engaging with both positive and negative emotions in a God-honoring way. Readers will be encouraged to see their emotions as an opportunity to explore themselves, their values, and their affections, and to move toward deeper worship of God.

Untangling the Mind

What made Paul feel as if he had no control over these emotions? Was it something in his past or in his brain that kindled his aggressive thoughts? The questions captivated me, and notjust as a scientist. As a physician trained to treat ...

Untangling the Mind

Free yourself from emotional turmoileven when that turmoil is caused by others! We have a much greater understanding of human behavior now than we did just a few decades ago. Yet even with this greater understanding of the human mind, why we do what we do can sometimes seem like a mystery. People are often left with unsettling questions about their own (or others') behavior. We ask ourselves, Why did I make a spectacle of myself? Why am I so stressed? Why am I constantly so negative? In his years as a clinician, Dr. Ted George has been struck by how much easier it is for people to say they have a physical illness than it is to admit they feel out of control with an emotion—be it anger, fear, or depression. With a physical issue, you have the source of the problem in concrete terms, such as in a lab report, but with an emotional issue, it can be much harder to define what's gone wrong. Untangling the Mind helps make sense of what's happening—and why. With knowledge of how the brain translates sensory signals into emotions, you will increase your understanding of your own—and others'—behaviors. As you learn about your psychological and neurological makeup, you will begin to see new possibilities for optimism, motivation, and well-being. We can control our behavior and our feelings, no matter how much they may have ruled us in the past, and Dr. George helps us know how. Once you understand the deeply rooted instincts that activate your emotions, you can live more peacefully, behave in ways that are more in keeping with the person you'd like to be, and enjoy your life more fully. And you'll be better able to remain unaffected by the drama of other people's emotional storms.

Untangling Self

... discovering, 14, 16 emotional sukha, 82–83 formations and, 82–83 See also happiness what's harmful: knowing, 8 See also abandoning what's harmful; harmful acts; harmful emotions “Who can untangle this tangle?,” 1 wholesome states, ...

Untangling Self

Untangling Self invites us to see nonself, interdependence, and mindfulness as rational, real-world solutions to the human condition of suffering. In psychologically rich essays that equally probe traditional Buddhist thought and contemporary issues, Andrew Olendzki helps us to reconcile ancient Buddhist thought with our day-to-day life. His writing is sophisticated and engaged, filled with memorable imagery and insight drawn from decades of study, reflection, and meditation on Buddhist teachings. Seasoned Buddhist readers and anyone interested in the intellectual heart of Buddhism will find this collection of fascinating essays rewarding.

The Art of Untangling the Mind

Sometimes, it is actually a 30 percent problem that comes with 70 percent emotional charge. And so, it can feel like an insurmountable problem. When you reframe your mind, you can untangle your mind's pretzel, feel a little less ...

The Art of Untangling the Mind

Do you feel stuck or stressed, tangled in the web of your own mind? It’s time to expand your awareness and perception of your current reality in order to create space for new possibilities to arise. The brain is an anatomical feature, but the mind is shapeless and formless. If it is shapeless and formless, you can make it whatever you want, in a way that serves your best interests. Whatever you have got going on internally pours over into the external world and your experience of it. We can cultivate inner resiliency through expanded mental awareness and steadiness, riding the wave of life and not being beaten down by it. The way we experience life has to do with the lenses through which we see the world. The more you are aware of your own lenses, the more opportunities you have to uncover your blind spots. When you uncover your blind spots, you increase your awareness. Increased awareness yields increased possibilities. Therefore, instead of perfection, the goal here is to achieve as much congruency as you can in any area of your life. Take stock, reflect, recalibrate, take action, and up the game.

Embrace Your Life

For most, we can have a tendency to overemphasize or underemphasize our emotions. ... As J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith write in their book, Untangling Emotions, “ e driving theological idea here is that negative emotions are ...

Embrace Your Life

All of us live with some sort of longing in our hearts—a gap between the life we want and the life we actually have. As we try to navigate this sense of longing and the circumstances we desperately wish would change, we try to hang on to the belief that God will fulfill our desires, while waiting to see the answers to our prayers realized. For some, those prayers are answered. Yet for others, the longing persists, making us weary at best and debilitated at worst. Living this way leaves us asking the same questions: “How do I find God’s joy in this life when it isn’t the life I hoped for?” or “How do I deal with the gap between the life I want and the life I’ve been given?” In this powerful book, Bible teacher and fellow traveler down the well-worn road of unmet longings Elizabeth Woodson equips you for joyful living in that gap. As you walk with Elizabeth through some key biblical passages in the book of Joshua and beyond, you’ll learn to: Realize joy is possible Avoid emotional escapism and naïve blindness to reality Have your eyes opened to what “biblical contentment” really means Enjoy God’s unfailing presence Understand your divine calling Through biblical wisdom, personal stories, and practical advice, Elizabeth shares life-changing truth that has the heart-healing power you’ve been searching for, and helps you walk through your current life situations from a new perspective—one that embraces actual, real, deep joy in the midst of the inevitable longings of life.

Affective and Emotional Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

... University Institute, Florence in 2012–2013; see her research on affect and the Virgin Mary in devotional poetry “Between bhakti and pietà: Untangling Emotion in Marāṭhī Christian Poetry,” forthcoming, History of Religions, 2017.

Affective and Emotional Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

This book analyzes how acts of feeling at a discursive, somatic, and rhetorical level were theorized and practiced in multiple medieval and early-modern sources (literary, medical, theological, and archival). It covers a large chronological and geographical span from eleventh-century France, to fifteenth-century Iberia and England, and ending with seventeenth-century Jesuit meditative literature. Essays in this book explore how particular emotional norms belonging to different socio-cultural communities (courtly, academic, urban elites) were subverted or re-shaped; engage with the study of emotions as sudden, but impactful, bursts of sensory experience and feelings; and analyze how emotions are filtered and negotiated through the prism of literary texts and the socio-political status of their authors.

Expressive Therapies Continuum

The mood states/mind states experience was the first step toward untangling emotional confusion and developing an accurate emotional vocabulary. In a follow-up activity, clients can be asked to focus on four primary emotions and the ...

Expressive Therapies Continuum

Expressive Therapies Continuum is distinctive in its application as a foundational theory in the field of art therapy. This book demonstrates how the Expressive Therapies Continuum provides a framework for the organization of assessment information, the formulation of treatment goals, and the planning of art therapy interventions.

Transformed

J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith, Untangling Emotions (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2019), 125–26. 6. C. H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: Daily Readings by C. H. Spurgeon (Rossshire, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2008), 392.

Transformed

As Christians, most of us know we should be being transformed into the image of Christ by concentrating on things above. However, if we don’t know how to implement that practice in our daily lives, the biblical command can become frustrating and unattainable. Worse still, the media driven world in which we are immersed constantly focuses our minds on things below. Transformed investigates the process God uses to makes us more like Jesus through the renewing our minds. Discover how the Holy Spirit helps us think in obedience to God’s word so that more Christlike behavior follows - and our feelings and desires align more with God’s will. Table of Contents: The Mind Look and Listen Think Say and Do Feel and Desire The Mind of Christ

Conscious Feelings

en, with eyes open or closed, energetically extend your entwined fingers deep into your chest and start untangling your emotions one from the other. It may feel like untangling a plate of spaghetti noodles.

Conscious Feelings

"This book comprehensively details the path of feeling. Once one has a long drink of the experience of feeling that Callahan writes about, it will be difficult to quench one’s thirst for it with less." -Timothy S. Bennett, writer, artist and filmmaker "An owner’s manual for Sane Human Being! Pretty soon you’ll reclaim who you have always been, who you came here to be: deep and authentic feeling, conscious life, and a chance to play a part in the healing of our collective nightmare." -Malidoma Patrice Somé, PhD, author, healer, African Shaman "For modern seekers, responding to the call for initiation into relationship, here is an open invitation. As with all true rites of passage, there is no promise of safety along the way, and, the potential for transformation is boundless." -Sally Erickson, artist, psychotherapist, community organizer, and film producer. This book is about feelings, and the ways that we, as individuals and as a culture, have numbed ourselves against them. It is about unleashing the possibility of using your conscious feelings to re-shape your life around what really matters to you. Conscious Feelings introduces readers to the concept of the "personal numbness bar" –– a measure set high by modern culture as a way of keeping everything "cool," under control, and consequently out of touch. This book provides the insight and the means for lowering that numbness bar. "You can feel more wisely and effectively," the author asserts. You can regain the intelligence and energy of your feelings, so long denied and dressed up to appear acceptable. "Being cool," Callahan states, "allows you to look the other way about schooling, prescription drugs, corporate wrongdoing, corruption, pollution, injustice, your life purpose, your love life, and your job," and to accept the generic malaise that characterizes so many ordinary relationships. The central framework of the book is built with the Ten Distinctions for Consciously Feeling, including: Learning the potent difference between thoughts and feelings. Sorting out feelings (based in the present) from emotions (based in the past, on cultural or religious beliefs). Experiencing how feelings are absolutely-neutral energy and information, neither good nor bad, neither positive nor negative, yet extremely useful in your adult life. Each chapter is enriched with THOUGHTMAPS—clear diagrams of ways you presently think and ways you could possibly think—supported by an abundance of practical experiments t

Break Untangle

Carol Dweck, PhD, author and professor at Stanford, proposed a theoretical framework called BEAT, which is an acronym that represents the idea that Beliefs lead to Emotions that lead to Action Tendencies.1 Professor Dweck's work ...

Break   Untangle

We see the world through the lens of our beliefs. But where did those beliefs come from? Are they even ours? Did we choose them? Or were they passed on to us like an unfortunate inheritance? If you’re asking questions like: • Why can’t I seem to break through this depression and anxiety? • How do I reconcile my life experience with what I was taught growing up? • Why do I keep getting stuck in my progress toward career and relationship goals? Break & Untangle will teach you exactly how to: • Self-coach on your toughest days. Learn how to support instead of sabotage yourself. • Recognize conditional love. Learn to accept yourself, even if your family doesn't. • Manage your mind. Learn how to be more aware of yourself, how you approach the world, and your connection with other people. Chad brings you along as he shares his own inspiring story of learning to manage the consequences of an abusive upbringing in rural Arkansas. He delivers research-based strategies with compassion and relatability, to help you reveal and reprogram your own set of inherited beliefs. A life of personal freedom, purpose, and meaning is waiting for you once you make the decision to Break & Untangle.

How to Be You

hot-button emotion is tough for you) can be fully expressed in a safe way, you will see immediately that it's okay. ... As you work on expressing emotions in healthy ways, you can start to experiment with untangling emotion from action.

How to Be You

'Earth-shatteringly brilliant, Jeffrey will soothe your soul' Bustle Too short? Too weird? Too quiet? Not true. Let internet superstar Jeffrey Marsh help you end those negative thoughts and discover how wonderful you are. Lighting the path to self-acceptance and self-compassion, Jeffrey Marsh helps you discover patterns in your life that may be holding you back. In this interactive workbook, Jeffrey shares wisdom gleaned from their own experience 'growing up fabulous in a small farming town' before they knew they were queer and non-binary, and offers inspiring stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age and gender to help you discover that you are not alone. With workbook pages and colouring charts to help you on your journey, How to Be You speaks to everyone who feels like they don't belong. Jeffrey shows you how to deepen your relationship with yourself and find the courage to be the amazing person you already are.

Deep Healing and Transformation

9.5 Untangling emotional knots Treat emotional knots methodically. Identify the constituent charges and ... If that doesn't work immediately, let the client first experience and anchor each emotion at its particular place in the body.

Deep Healing and Transformation

This is a text book used in training programs around the world. It describes a methodical way of working that transcends ordinary psychotherapy while retaining a professional attitude. It avoids artificial hypnotic inductions and psychic interventions, but ties in directly with the experiences of the client.The style is down-to-earth, to-the-point, practical and fearless

Transformative Meditation

emotional aspects may go haywire . You may then resolve the psychological issues only to have the physical body resist in a new way . The untangling of your body issues and psyche trauma or karma may seem to be an endurance test at ...

Transformative Meditation

?The future of humanity requires adaptation to ensure its survival. We must change our destructive materialistic ways and protect the place that gives us life. Through enlightened groups, we must create a new world vision. A developing collective mind recognizes no borders, no political loyalties, or cultural prejudices. Transformative meditation groups serve as pathways to bring more people into awareness of the global mind.? -author Gayle Clayton Modern science and technology have given us longer, healthier lives, connected continents instantly via the Internet, and made us more aware that we all share the same planet. But along with technological progress has come an increase in stress-related physical and mental health problems, the development of nuclear and biological weapons, and the onset of global warming. As humanity grows ever more complex, we must learn to balance our technological advances with the evolution of higher consciousness. One way to do that is through group or collective meditation. This system of meditation creates a single identity capable of transforming individuals, groups, and the world as a whole. Author and group meditation facilitator Gayle Clayton provides advice and instructions for several varieties of both solitary and group meditation. Examine the nature of consciousness as you explore ways to increase moments of mystical awareness. Learn how to establish your own working meditation group, and explore exercises designed to foster both personal and planetary healing.

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith, Untangling Emotions, 2019. If you feel guilty for your negative emotions, Christian counselors Groves and Smith offer help. Using the Bible as a guide, they suggest practical ways to deal with ...

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.

The Whole Life

... thoughts on this statement: Christians should make an eort to become emotionally healthy, which includes being more aware of their emotions as they experience them. 7. J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith, Untangling Emotions:

The Whole Life

Many of us live at a pace that is impossible to keep. Unrelenting busyness might feel necessary, but it can lead to chronic stress and burnout that hinders our love for God and others. Instead of adding more to our long to-do list, counselors Eliza Huie and Esther Smith guide readers in how to think biblically about their whole life. They give Christians a framework for biblical self-care that will help them live for Christ by stewarding the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical aspects of life. The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self-Care outlines a balanced life of stewardship, offering practical strategies for Christians to grow in honoring God and caring for others. The authors focus on six key areas: faith, health, purpose, community, work, and rest. Each chapter addresses a specific topic and guides readers in thinking biblically about their whole life. Breaking down the misconceptions that self-care is not biblical, The Whole Life reveals that caring for yourself doesnt mean you are being selfish or lazy. Instead, its a way of stewarding every part of your life for Gods glory and the good of others. Contrary to what our culture might lead us to believe, exhaustion and burnout are not unavoidable pitfalls of a faithful Christian life. Instead, they are warning signs that we need to turn to God for daily help. This book will reorient readers to the core value of resting their heart, mind, and strength in Christ.

The Road to Somewhere

The actual act of writing can become a form of meditation, untangling emotions and cleansing the mind. Through writing, we can cultivate qualities of absorption and self-mastery, leading to spiritual and emotional growth, qualities of ...

The Road to Somewhere

This revised, updated and expanded new edition of The Road to Somewhere will help you to acquire the craft and disciplines needed to develop as a writer in today's world. It is ideal for anyone - student writers, writing teachers and seasoned authors - seeking practical guidance, new ideas and creative inspiration. The Road to Somewhere: A Creative Writing Companion, second edition offers: - New chapters on writing for digital media, flash fiction, memoir, style and taking your writing out into the world - updated chapters on fiction, scripts, poetry, and experimental forms - An examination of creative processes and advice on how to read as a writer - Many practical exercises and useable course materials - Extensive references and suggestions for further reading - Information on how to get work published or produced, in real and virtual worlds - Tips on how to set up and run writing workshops and groups - A complete Agony Aunt section to help with blocks and barriers - Guidance on the more technical aspects of writing such as layout and grammar And, to lighten your writing journey a little, we've tried to make this second edition even wittier and smarter than the first. So whether you see yourself as a published professional or a dedicated dabbler, this is the book to take along for the ride.

99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children

Resolve small issues rather than letting them buildup to the point that untangling emotions becomes more difficult. If a particular person continually causes feelings of anger that seem out of proportion to the offense, step back and ...

99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children

Bostrom, author of the popular books 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven and Making Space for the Spirit, offers fun, practical, and thought provoking ideas for nurturing the spiritual lives of children, parents, and families. Each of the 99 entries includes a Scripture passage, a theoretical or practical suggestion for weaving together faith and daily life, and a provocative challenge that encourages readers to spend some time contemplating the lessons learned.

The Great One

This dilemma will be resolved if “I” assumes a symmetrical state untangling emotions from primitive modules of behavior. Even then, no mortal can ascertain a definite path to its existence until “I” begins to liberate itself by a ...

The Great One

It is the dawning of a new world where a genderless Great One is assumed to know everything humanly possible. All that matters is its thoughts. It, however, carries a huge burden. It must engage an endless line of seekers, one at a time, on a mission to examine the nature of humanity. A man embraces his first new destiny that radiates compassionate thoughts and questions, such as Who do I want to be? As he does so, he is approached by a beautiful being who immediately envelops him in a complete state of surrender. Just as they discover their energetic fusion, a bright light appears who offers them a promise that will be fulfilledbut only by paying a price. As the man moves in time-space, he eventually joins several companions on a trail to meet the Great One. As he finally arrives in the Great Ones presence, the man engages in an unforgettable philosophical discussion about life. In this futuristic tale that offers a compelling illustration of what an active imagination can truly achieve, a man on a quest for the truth explores the vastness of humanity and all it encompasses as he moves through time and space.

Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling

J. Alasdair Groves, Executive Director, CCEF; coauthor of Untangling Emotions “Any church that is serious about the compassionate work of biblical counseling will eventually encounter the secular legal court system. e relationship ...

Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling

Is the church vulnerable to the pressures of governmental regulations regarding moral issues in counseling? How should biblical counselors navigate their responsibilities before God and government requirements? And what exactly are those requirements? In Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling, pastors and biblical counselors who are seeking to faithfully lead, mentor, and guide their flocks in a rapidly changing cultural landscape will find clear direction and guidance from a team of Christian lawyers. Dale Johnson Jr. and Edward Wilde, along with a host of experienced lawyers and biblical counselors, set out to encourage the church to engage responsibly in the ministry of biblical counseling while seeking to comply with governmental regulations. They explain the importance of involving legal counsel in creating ministry documents, setting up liability insurance, and counseling those involved in the legal system. Learn how to communicate about your counseling ministry with clarity, protect yourself and your counselees from litigation, and what to do in the face of a potential lawsuit. You will also find encouragement to press on in ministry with full trust in the Lord, knowing that he will care for his church and that the gospel will continue to move forward.