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The Anatomy of Loneliness

How to Find Your Way Back to Connection
By: Teal Swan
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Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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Following in the footsteps of the success of The Completion Process, best-selling author and modern spiritual leader Teal Swan offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of loneliness. Drawing on her extraordinary healing technique, the Connection Process, Teal offers a way to experience connection once again.

Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever, we need to find a way to connect. Loneliness is a feeling of separation or isolation; it is not necessarily the same as the physical state of being alone. This book is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fueled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief, and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity. 

In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars or qualities of loneliness: separation, shame, and fear, and goes on to share her revolutionary technique, the Connection Process, a form of intuitive journeying, usually involving two people, a "receiver" and a "journeyer". Through a series of exercises, each person experiences "walls" and "blockages"; as they move through the process, both participants face their fears, learning from these to reach a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

©2018 Teal Swan (P)2019 Tantor

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This is literally the best book in this field!

Teal Swan is absolutely incredible at dissecting and understanding the pillars of loneliness. She is such a skilled teacher and has a way with words that I haven't experienced with anyone in this field. This is not a "feel-good" book, because awareness and truth require us to become conscious of the pain inside of us. However, it is THE BEST BOOK you could read, if you are trying to understand how to heal yourself from emotional neglect, abuse and trauma. If you want to receive the cutting-edge knowledge and techniques on how to align yourself with real intimacy, connection, health and abundance, you better pick a copy of Anatomy of Loneliness :)

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Must hear by every human.

Very profound and enlightening book. very needed, very well put together, and pleasurable to listen to

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Deep work and transformational if you do the work

Teal has an amazing ability to express the underlying reasons for loneliness, and the reality of the universe. It went deep, sometimes made me sad, confronted me with my shadows and the reasons for the deep loneliness i am facing at this time in my life and found lots of healing! Thank you!!!

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Amazing book

If you feel lonely or if you want to have deeper connections with people around, don't hesitate to read/ listten to this book

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great summation of teals teachings

it's a great book.....also as a long-term follower of teal Swans teachings I think it's a great summary of teals teachings.....but if you watch her videos on YouTube or attend her workshops then you don't really need to buy this book as she mostly talks in this book everything she teaches in her videos......
having said that I think it's good to have all these teachings in one place 💓💓💓

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Absolute breakthrough thank you Teal

I have been an avid follower of Teal on her YouTube channel for a long time and have learned so much from all the carefully constructed videos on single subjects and linking them onto other ones helping me follow breadcrumbs of self-development. My biggest struggle has been dealing with my fear of abandonment, fear of rejection and not feeling worthy of love due to childhood traumas. As a result I have been running from intimacy and true closeness with others. Well that's NO MORE! Thank you Teal for helping me to meet my wounded inner twins and connecting to my shadow selves with love, acceptance and compassion. Once I have made the connection my blockages have cleared and I can look at others with compassion also rather than projecting my wounds of shame and self-rejection. This book is a MUST and I will be revisiting it over and over.

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A great insight of our human psyche

A thought provoking book that makes you look at life in different perspectives. It drives the idea that the feeling of loneliness is due to many factors including our childhood and how we perceive things. I would highly recommend to read, even if you're not feeling lonely. As this book taps into many useful information to acknowledge in your own life that you can share with others. Beautifully read by Teal Swan herself too.

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transformational, like catharsis

Teal was reading it and her voice was touching me so deeply. It was like guiding me through a labyrinth of loneliness and understanding all perspectives, all my parts, factors and conditions of loneliness - bringing light to darkness that you feel when you're lonely. Audiobook recommended especially for those who don't believe there is exit from this and are not able to read a book cause would give up...here you can lay in the bed for 7 hours and listen.

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Very enjoyable

Very complete description of what it means to be connected and what it means to not know yourself

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good. I liked it

just as the title suggest. it dissects the subject of loneliness. plenty of real world examples.

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  • Susanna Bird
  • 22-04-19

insightful

There is so much amazing and relatable information packed in this book. I was engaged during the entire book which is rare and I plan to listen many more times!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-03-19

Every time I listen more expansion

Every time I listen I hear different words, I feel different things, I grow. There's so much knowledge packed in. Thank you, Teal, thank you for helping the universe expand. Because of the work you've done here I can also help the universe expand.

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  • Ahmed AlBreiki
  • 26-03-19

Tear-jerking good

A very emotional read for those who can relate. Most of the tools given are practical and easy to understand.

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  • Bianca Paris
  • 11-05-19

A Beautiful Guide for Learning to Love Yourself and Others

Loving and understanding your many selves and others is thoughtfully laid out in a step by step guide complete with homework and lessons. There is so much depth in the material that it could have been 3 books! Those familiar with Teal’s work will recognize the material covered on a deeper level in this awesome audible read by none other than its author Teal Swan. A must have for anyone wishing to alleviate loneliness. Bravo Teal! Yet another masterpiece in writing and poetry. Thanks for including it in the audible format.
Bianca Paris

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  • Mitch Manning
  • 03-05-19

fantastic!

Not many people delve wear teal swan goes. Everybody needs to read this book! I wish you could be spread to the masses! What a beautiful human being!!
Thank you for all you have done for humanity!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-19

Invaluable Information

Teal delivers Four Pillars of Loneliness and multiple ways you are rejecting connection in your life and the reasons that you may be doing that.

Teal is from UT, USA so she does not have any accent and she reads slow enough for you to process these heavy concepts.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-19

Its alright

Its a nice and unique concept, but a bit complicated to comprehend.
But i recommend to give it a shot if youre struggling with loneliness

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  • Sarah
  • 12-01-20

Truth delivered by wisdom

for the last five years I've been counting on you to help me through hard times and you've never let me down. thank you for sharing your gift with us freely here,. your devotion to posting here has changed me, my life. my heart to you.

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  • Aaron
  • 04-01-20

AMAZING!!!!

The best book I've ever experienced! A must read for every single person in this world! Stay open minded and curious while reading this and it will change your life!!

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  • Britt
  • 06-12-19

Must Read! Teal swan is a spiritual leader!

Teal Swan is a spiritual leader for the modern world. She doesn't claim to be, however, her knowledge and authenticity are felt through her words. Her words FEEL right, they are the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts and sometimes it feels amazing. Nothing is sugar-coated, this isn't a quick fix book but more so do the work so you can feel good infinitely... She is truly moving and this is a must-read for everyone. This book breaks the stereotypes and goes deep into the feelings of being alone.