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Book Review: Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Judith Orloff, M.D.

Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, explores various coping skills one can cultivate to deal with life’s difficult situations.

Author Judith Orloff calls herself an “energy psychiatrist.” Through addressing the mind, body, and spirit, she believes anyone can achieve a sense of well-being. Through positivity and self-compassion, you can change the way you react to people and circumstances. The key is self-knowledge and action.

In the first section of the book, Orloff tells readers that they should tune into their emotional life and consciousness. She stresses the importance of using the body to communicate feelings. Readers can also track dreams to access their inner life. Intuition, fears and hopes come alive at night. Through noting your dreams, you can gain valuable insight and guidance into your daily affairs.

Once you learn these techniques, you can discover your emotional type. If you process life through your mind, you are likely to be an intellectual. Gushers talk about their feelings with others. Empaths have a habit of processing everyone else’s emotions, along with their own. Rocks tend to detach from their own feelings. Understanding your type will help you capitalize on your assets.

In the second portion, Orloff details how to overcome disappointment, fear, frustration, worry, loneliness, depression, anger, and jealousy. She tells you how to manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of these issues. Readers can take quizzes to determine how each challenge affects them.

By the end of Emotional Freedom readers have the opportunity to develop coping skills that they may not have gotten elsewhere. These tips will help transform a potentially damaging situation into something far more positive. Orloff’s book is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to learn effective strategies for dealing with themselves and others.

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