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H W Haak

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  • Spiritual Bypassing

  • When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters
  • By: Robert Augustus Masters PhD
  • Narrated by: Robert Augustus Masters PhD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Spiritual bypassing - the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs - is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very important book

  • By MJ on 01-02-17

Deep insights, relentlessly narrated

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I can only listen to short sections of this book at a time - the narration has a pressure and relentlesness to it that requires full, focused attention, and leaves me tense and uneasy. It's a shame, as the content of the book offers deep insights and learnings, and brings about a level discussion on an important subject - how many forms of spritiuality are actually just forms of wishful thinking, blaming, and not wanting "to be with" the real issue at hand. A paper copy may be more appropriate for a topic that will resonate deeply with many listeners, and awaken uncomfortable yet neccessary realisations about their own practices. And it is that "truthful" nature of the book, why it may serve the reader better to abe able to ingest it in their own time as and when they are ready to open to learn more.

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great production, questionnaires missing

  • By H W Haak on 19-06-18

Great production, questionnaires missing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-18

The book productions is great, audio quality, narration, and the pacing, clarity and pronunciation is is excellent.

However, this is a book where you will need to fill out multiple questionnaires, and although considerable thought has gone in to translating these questionnaires (which would be presented as a simple multi-row set of questions) into a narrated audio format, the book needs to be accompanied by a downloadable set of questionnaires.
If you need more time to answer a question, or listen to the instructions again on how the questionnaires work as an audio version, you'll find yourself pausing and rewinding a lot. In addition, if you wanted to repeat the questionnaires later or compare yourself with a partner, etc, you have no way of knowing which answer belongs to which questions, because you'll only note down your score. This is a serious drawback of the audioversion, and I would recommend to buy the book in print as an accompaniment or solely as a print/ebook for this reason.

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