• The Anatomy of Loneliness

  • How to Find Your Way Back to Connection
  • By: Teal Swan
  • Narrated by: Teal Swan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (510 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Spiritual nonsense

This is too spiritually oriented. I would appreciate something more practical that I can apply in today's society.

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Horrible narration and beats around the bush

The narrator reads like she's depressed and constantly sounds like she's about to cry.

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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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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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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.
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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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Says the word Hate 10 times or more. Irritating

I was intrigued by this book until I purchased it. The narrator keeps assuming I hate something. She says the things you hate this. The things you hate that. If you hate what I said. You may have hate. Hate. Hate. Hate. News flash lady..... I don’t hate anything or anyone. The better term would have been dislike.

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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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I did not like the narrator voice, I tried and tried but the slowness I just couldn’t deal with.

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Pass on this one

Maybe the story and techniques are good but I can’t get past the narration. She is so... dry. Someone else likened her to a computer reading. Exactly. I got the book because I am lonely and depressed. No help hearing it read.

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  • Barbara Gratzer
  • 03-29-19

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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  • Anelia
  • 05-04-19

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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  • Kim H.
  • 02-21-19

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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  • Arthur mor
  • 02-01-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-20

Best relationship book I ever heard : )

Wonderful, I'm glad the universe met me here through Teal and this magnificent book, the poem in the end made me cry, if it would have been a physical book, it would have been one of those I'd hud for a while before putting it away.
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  • Love for all
  • 03-25-19

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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  • Athena
  • 08-01-19

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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  • Timea Bradley
  • 06-28-19

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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  • Edvardas
  • 03-05-19

good. I liked it

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-22

Had a lightbulb moment!

This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to on audible. I was on the train to Scotland and had the most amazing light bulb moments which explained so much of why I feel/felt towards a personal matter as a parent!
This book really makes you questions why you make the decisions you do and brings a profound awareness as to why! I am super passionate about loneliness and this book has really helped me to delve deep into my own and how I can help others with theirs! Thank you sooo much Teal Swan xxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-19

Simply enlightening

I found this book difficult to listen to. Not because it’s a bad book or the voice is irritating but simply because you cannot listen to it and not have it effect you and make you think. It makes you question things and allows you to slowly work through emotions you might have hidden from yourself.

Small increments is how to listen and work through this book. Simply life changing. Best thing I’ve ever bought.

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  • Abigail
  • 06-12-20

Thank you Teal

This as an amazing book that I think everyone could benefit from Teal is an amazing teacher and narrator look forward to seeing more on here from her library thank you audiobooks cheers Kay

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-20

The real work.

Teal has incredible insight into all manner of topics, but connection, and the process of integrating and healing from our pain, seems to be her most beautiful work. There are so many points in this title that I have to wonder if she's somehow seen into my own life to draw examples. It's a raw and desperately needed piece of guidance for the journey through our shadow, urging us to hold the fragments of our psyche with compassion, and to heal the connections between ourselves, our families, and our partners.
Thank you Teal.

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  • Mark
  • 02-26-22

Listen to this book!

This is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about connection. It's beautifully written, simple, deep, and comes from a loving place. I will be recommending to everyone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-20

Teal Swan is amazing

absolutely loved this book. Teals insights to living a full and healthy life is a map to our times. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to heal their souls

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  • Christa
  • 06-30-19

A jewel

Thanks Teal, this is such a helpful book, easy to grasp and written with great compassion so we have the opportunity to understand ourselves and others. It’s a great work book, to which I will listen again and again, while doing my homework.

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  • Silly Student
  • 04-06-19

Everything I wanted to hear

I find Teal Swan one if the most generous and profound teacher / guides in existence. Her writings are beautifully poetic with deep yet simple messages. Her narration is lovely and easy to listen to. Everything I wanted to hear.

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  • Peppy
  • 03-13-19

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loved it, a lot of points really hit a trigger for what I wanted or needed to work on.