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Publisher's Summary

Work with your triggers to find peace in the painful moments and lasting emotional well-being.

Psychotherapist David Richo examines the science of triggers and our reactions of fear, anger, and sadness. He helps us understand why our bodies respond before our minds have a chance to make sense of a situation. By looking deeply at the roots of what provokes us - the words, actions, and even sensory elements like smell - we find opportunities to understand the origins of our triggers and train our bodies to remain calm in the face of painful memories.

The book offers in-the-moment exercises on how to process difficult emotions and physical manifestations in order to to cultivate the inner resources necessary to deal with recurring memories of trauma. When we are triggered, Richo writes, "we are being bullied by our own unfinished business." Explore what your body's knee-jerk reactions can teach you. Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing acts as a guide to your body's powerful responses, helping you to remain calm under pressure and discover the key to emotional healing.

©2019 David Richo (P)2020 Tantor

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Great book!!!

Degrees of anger and fear have hamstrung me in areas of my life for far too long. This book is a useful source that I will continue to go back to for mindfulness of my triggers and the strategies available to defeat them. The only negative I have is I wish there was a PFF outline that accompanied this audio book. There were terms, phrases, and memory aids that I will have to go back and look for in the audio version of this book which will most likely be cumbersome. Again, overall great book!!!

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Really nice surprise

Fantastic book and a very nice surprise . I read some reviews Ana wasn’t sure but Whoever is badmouthing clearly isn’t ready to receive the message . I purchased this book because I wanted to be less reactive to things and stop being so fear based . This book had not just topics of how to avoid triggers but how to have healthy relationships, what defines self sabotage , what defines healthy relationships and love , how childhood issues affect our adult hood decisions, our ability to choose , transcend , how to be more evolved , more awake and feel like creators of our reality so we can contribute to this world once we heal . Very thorough book with a great combination of psychology , spiritual and science based ways to help us interpret our triggers and find our life purpose .
If your trying to stop feeling wronged and just want to love and find more peace from within I recommend you read this .

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Excellent Advice, explaining how to cope with and

very valuable information, descriptive. How to handle our emotions and get to the root of the real issue.

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Listen on slower .07

Have paper it or something ready, for some mind blowing tid bits. I am starting this over for anything I missed.

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I enjoyed listening to this book. It was very relatable and applicable. I found the content quite helpful in understanding one'self .

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great

I love it there is good information in here to help you understand your triggers and how to properly confront them.im gonna read it again to get a full grip on the information.

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Well-researched, precise, and very helpful

Listening through this _was_ triggering as it pointed out aspects of my interactions with others that chafe in unexpected ways. I realized how much I operate from a series of triggers. Seeing them for what they are helps me manage them.

And Dr. David Richo nails these slippery definitions down immediate from the Foreword. I can see where my reactions are trigger-based and how I've managed them from an uninformed mindset. It's showing me where I can improve and has given me tools to take action in a variety of circumstances from a variety of uplifting resources.

Those resources come from every aspect of life, too. I heard many mention religion in other reviews—specifically Christianity. The prevalent thought was that these were "overly used" as a resource. Be mindful that they were sprinkled throughout along with many quotes from many other sources—including Buddha, Shakespeare, and Dostoyevsky.

The message is important, if not critical, to live in a world where we are constantly in each other's space. These quotes are there to establish that human context from history.

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Brilliant wisdom. Clear application for us to mature in how we think, handle our feelings, and take action that does no harm.

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Was expecting a lot

Hard to understand to much explanations not many solutions I had high expectations because of other reviews, unfortunately I can’t return this is just my opinion for you might be a good book we are all different.

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Thorough, insightful & very useful

Many chapters are super insightful
While the audio presenter wasn’t as entertaining it is still worth listening