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The Presence Process

A Journey into Present Moment Awareness
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You can dissect and analyze your issues for decades, but nothing will actually resolve them and change your life like The Presence Process.

Author Michael Brown shows us how it's possible to experience awareness of the present moment without having to take the long, challenging path most of us usually take as we attempt to live in the "now".

We all long to be free of our discomfort and experience inner peace. However, the attempt to get rid of our discomfort is misguided. We're not broken and don't need to be "healed". Our difficulty is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood distract us from an awareness of the present moment. Until this emotional charge from our past is integrated, our attempts to quiet our thoughts and access the peace, joy, and love that are bedrock to our being are of only limited success. Since presence is universal, it has the ability to manifest in our daily experience the very circumstances required for us to integrate the dysfunction that keeps us from experiencing the radiance of present moment awareness. We are each responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience, and The Presence Process guides us in taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It's a way to consciously "grow up".

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Life-changing

Highly recommended for anyone seeking transformational growth. I found the book fascinating and applying technique truly life-changing. Thank you.

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truly eye openner

it's easy to follow. the last chapter is a short guide to practice which is great. I can not wait to start practicing...

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  • J. Phillips
  • 04-11-16

Not very happy

What would have made The Presence Process better?

The audio book is missing week 5 of the process, in the chapter list it plays week 4 as chapter 8, it then goes to chapter 9, which should be week 5, but it actually plays week 6, it's missing week 5.

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See comments above, I'm not very happy, I've gotten to the critical part of the process and it's missing a whole week. I would like to have this situation fixed if possible.

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  • Jay
  • 15-12-16

Great work but narrated by someone on speed 😨

A great process by Michael brown but narrated by someone who should never give it a try again. Couldn't keep on listening, not relaxing at all, he just talks the book as quickly he can without a pause to let things sink in. Made me nervous at all times so really not what's meant to be doing. Read the book instead.

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  • L. Katayama
  • 17-10-16

Missing a chapter

This is a book that requires weekly practice but it's missing a chapter... week 5 is missing

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  • Michael
  • 20-12-16

Missing week number 5?

As of Dec 2016- this version still missing week 5. As a practice that is meant to be guided weekly, I find this disappointing that it was overlooked and then not corrected despite previous comments here.
Otherwise, a month in I find the process rewarding and am inspired by the promise of the benefits.
The idea of becoming more present, getting better at feeling, and integrating feeling rather than distracting or escaping is just the right timing in my life. I assume the premise to be correct: that uninterested feeling is the cause of disfunction in our lives. And that harmony arises as emotions become integrated through felt sense.
As a bodyworker, specifically watsu, this resonates with me and what I experience in my work, both as a therapist and receiver : integrating feeling results in freedom.

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  • Linda
  • 29-10-16

Powerful way to release buried emotions

The Presence Process works! I used it and taught it to my brother and both of use were able to release charged emotions that were holding us back. This is not to say we are finished as this process continues until all suppressed emotions are integrated. Is it easy? No. It can bring up uncomfortable memories and feelings. Is it worth it? YES! You will be more integrated and less triggered every time you do it.

If I had to choose one book with the most potential for improving your quality of life this is it. Get the book. Follow the instructions. Free yourself.

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  • MsTerry
  • 06-12-18

I wish this was read by Michael Brown!

I so appreciate this book, the truths in it, the integrity of the process. I have to admit at the time of writing this review I haven't actually tried the process yet, but I intend to. I have done similar work in other contexts - and it works. I highly recommend this book for anyone on the spiritual or personal growth journey, or anyone just starting to "wake up". But but but but but I do soooooooo wish that Michael had read this himself. I'm perplexed as to why they chose a different reader. I'm guessing it's for the fancy english accent? I'm not sure. I find it a constant distraction to 'translate' the reader's voice to Michael's voice. It's not a bad read, don't get me wrong; it's a voice I can listen to, and I appreciate that David - according to Michael's introduction - has deep familiarity with the work. But I feel that everything Michael is saying about making this process available to all, not training "presence process teachers" etc etc... would have been better supported by Michael also reading his own book. To me his voice is fine, and would have been great to hear his book in his voice. But at the end of the day, it's a minor haggle; I'm grateful for this book, and it's a book better experienced through audio imo. Thank you!

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  • Erik Eriksen
  • 21-09-18

life changing

the difficulty is relational to the reward. everything promised has been realized in my experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-18

Great book!!!!!

I originally purchased the Kindle book, noticed the reviews said that the audio book was missing a chapter and two were out of order, but it they must have fixed it recently, because I listened to those chapters while following the kindle (not as immersion reading inside the kindle) and they were all there!

Wish I had the audio version when I had first purchased the book! It would have helped with the resistance I had then.

Note: Changing the speed works best on Android devices vs Apple devices. Since I had already read the book more than once as a kindle the speed of this author didn't affect my experience with the book.

I must say this is the best book to integrate any childhood traumatic experiences!! It was recommended to me by someone who had done Ayahuasca and it was recommended to him where he did Ayahuasca for it's powerful integrative abilities.

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  • mever
  • 04-02-17

Missing a Chapter

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Be aware that the audible version of this book is missing a chapter. We have been informed by Audible that they are working on correcting this but it may be awhile.

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  • heather e.
  • 13-12-16

Life changing

I love the fact that you don't have to have a set of religious beliefs or a"guru" to follow. I did this with EMDR and found it very effective. The process changed my life. Finally something that broke thru my addiction to thought processes. What a difference. Thank you.

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