At a time when it's more difficult than ever to silence the unending noise that surrounds us, along comes Emotional Agility, a practical, science-backed guide to looking inward and living intentionally. By urging us to work with - not against - our own emotions, Susan David gives us the tools we need to be more adaptable and more resilient, so that we may not only succeed but truly thrive (Arianna Huffington, New York Times-bestselling author of The Sleep Revolution)
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An accessible, reader-friendly voyage. Emotional Agility can be helpful to anyone. (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence)
In Emotional Agility, Susan David teaches us to understand - and to communicate in - the unspoken language of emotion to better align how we feel with what we do. Drawing on her work as one of our leading researchers on the science of emotions, David writes with authority, compassion and insight. Essential reading. (Susan Cain, author of Quiet)
It's one thing to feel an emotion - it's another to gain control over it. Susan David acknowledges the benefits of sadness, anger, guilt, and fear, and then shows us how to make sure they don't take over our lives. This is a self-help book that might actually help. (Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE)
One of the keys to a happy life is knowing yourself. In Emotional Agility, Susan David offers us a groundbreaking way to recognize our feelings and understand what they are really telling us. She also gives us the tools we need to avoid emotional ruts that keep us from reaching our bigger goals. This book is a revelation for anyone looking to make lasting change in their life. (Gretchen Rubin, Bestselling Author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project)
Susan David is a leading authority on how our thoughts, emotions and motives can empower or derail us. Her work combines compelling research, an engaging style and practical wisdom to show people how to create meaningful change in their lives in order to thrive (Peter Salovey, President of Yale University and originator of the concept of Emotional Intelligence)
The wisdom of the author's innovative insights is only made more impressive by its practicality. Her deep understanding of psychology is matched with clear, real-world steps to more effective leadership. (Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008))
In her well-researched and cutting-edge book, ?Susan David shows us the virtue of being both adaptive and decisive, of learning both ?to navigate? and stay the course. At its core, her work is a powerful and persuasive call to embrace change in our everyday lives, along with the very practical roadmap? to make it happen. Emotional Agility is basically the fast-track to fulfilment. (Claire Shipman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Confidence Code)
A compelling, inspirational, and original book about how to bring out the best in ourselves. Combining robust science, practical advice, and encouraging wisdom, Emotional Agility is a must-read (Pat Mitchell - Chair, Sundance Institute and Editorial Director, TEDWomen)
David proves here that no one trait is more indicative of success than the ability to collaborate gracefully with your own emotions. Learning how is the difference between a fight and a dance! (Marshall Goldsmith, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers)
"I'm not spending enough time with my kids." "This work presentation is going to be a disaster." "Why is my house always such a mess?"
We all have niggling doubts and worries of this kind: they are an inevitable party of a busy modern lifestyle. But many of us magnify these subjective negative thoughts into unshakeable facts. We feel that, far from being in control of our emotions, our emotions are entirely in control of us.
Over her career as a psychologist and consultant, Susan David has found that the happiest people have exactly the same stresses and setbacks as anyone else. The difference is that they have learned to unhook themselves from unhelpful patterns in thought and behaviour. They are emotionally agile.
Drawing on more than twenty years of academic and professional experience, Susan David has pioneered a new way of helping us to make peace with ourselves. Emotional Agility will help you to positively connect with your emotions, act according to your deepest values, and flourish.
Susan David has a PhD in psychology and a post-doctorate in emotions research from Yale. She is a psychologist at the Harvard Medical School and a founder and director at the Harvard/McLean-affiliated Institute of Coaching. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology.
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