• Brian Lynch,M.D.

    19.95 Twelve Steps To Emotional Health (see below)

    KNOWING YOUR EMOTIONS-- ON AMAZON

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  • Dear Brian, ......... many thanks for your book. Almost every page is a joy to read! Presently I am at Ch. 17. It is beautiful, playful at times, insightful all over. It must have been a joy to write, too, emotionally and intellectually!... Above all, your book convinced me totally of the primacy of feeling that I "discovered" quite a while ago by thinking about values. I will be in a much better position to further discuss this subject. What is more, my life, which has been reasonably well most of the time, probably will change for the better ......................... I think I now understand myself and others much better. I hope to become a better teacher also, ................................................. Reimon Bachika, Professor of sociology, Bukkyo University; President, ISA (International Sociological Association) RC 07 Futures Research, Kyoto, Japan,


    12 STEPS TO BETTER LEARNING

     

    We came to realize that we are profoundly emotional beings and that unless we understand our emotions we are unable to learn at our full potential and are often powerless over our own actions and are powerless over the world.

     

    We came to believe that by coming to know our own powerful emotions we may maximize our use of reason to the end of learning at our potential, thus helping maximize peace and joy in our lives.

     

    We made a decision to start on a path of understanding how our thinking and actions and our ability to learn are often profoundly determined by our emotions past and present.

     

    We came to an understanding that by taking a detailed emotional inventory, an inventory of our anger, fear, distress, disgust, and shame and by assessing what we are really interested in and what really makes us happy, that only by doing this, will we truly be able to change our thinking and actions and perform at our highest level no matter what the endeavor.


     

    That we have expressed to others, when appropriate, and ourselves the exact nature of our feelings thereby gaining some power over them and thus be able to achieve our academic potential.

     

    By doing the above we naturally became ready to be accepting of the world and others as it is and as they are.

     

    By the above we came to accept ourselves as we are and understand that when we have hurt ourselves or others we have done what we have done due to our own hurt that was unmanageable, and thus it is counterproductive and damaging to blame ourselves and others. That when such issues are unresolved we will be less able to achieve our own intellectual goals.

     

    Made a list of all the times we failed to achieve our personal intellectual goals and made an inventory of how we felt at the time we failed and made amends to ourselves when appropriate if possible. While doing such we have been careful not to blame or scold ourselves for not doing better.

     

    We have tried to understand why we felt the way we did, thus understanding why we did what we did. We have come to understand that we feel before we think. We have worked towards understanding that others, like ourselves, have trouble controlling emotion and thus, often, what they do and how well they perform.

     

    We have continued to think about our basic emotions and we have come to know each emotion in our own personal way. We have monitored ourselves for feelings of guilt, which we have come to see as counterproductive. When we do things that hurt others ,or ourselves, we look to what we were feeling at the time, thereby understanding ourselves better, as well as making amends to those we have hurt, thereby not experiencing guilt but joy.

     

    Sought, through the practice of a daily emotional inventory and meditation on that inventory, control over our actions and lives and our academic performance without ever expecting perfection of others or myself in these regards.

     

    Having come to know our emotional lives we have gained the ability to employ our interest and experience in a new type of interaction with others. One of mutual interest that will lead us to maximize joy in ourselves and see learning as an enjoyable activity that is to be shared.



  • DISCUSSION

    BRIAN LYNCH,MD

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  • COMMENTS ON DR. LYNCH'S WORK.

    "Dr. Brian Lynch clarifies and explains how we human beings might better understand ourselves with more patient acceptance of our basic emotions. I have found Dr. Lynch�s approach helpful personally, and have shared his insights with others who also find his ideas helpful. Dr. Lynch is most proficient in the art of communication that conveys a compassionate understanding of how we might go about having more positive than negative affective (emotional) experiences,an imbalance we all seek! His original and crisp methods of presentation also provide a delightful medium to learn about the many practical insights he shares with readers about what it means to be a more (rather than less) positively affective human being." Jim Duffy, Ph.D., Psychologist

    "Brian Lynch represents a tradition as old as medicine itself - the physician who takes care to learn how to treat some of the most difficult patients in his community. He's working on a book that can make available to a wider audience much of what he teaches his patients, thus allowing a greater number of people to profit from what he has learned and developed. If Dr. Lynch has his way, more and more medical clinicians will be able to handle cases now thought untreatable, and that will be good for everybody."

    Dr. Nathanson, M.D., Psychiatrist. Author: (1992), Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self, New York: W. W. Norton & Co.Shame and Pride: Affect,

    "But all in all your steps to emotional health strike me as very helpful. We surely should make every effort to know ourselves, as emotional and thinking beings. You make a wonderful effort at getting people to try."

    Eva Brann Tutor Emeritus St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. National Medal of Arts recipient 2005.

    "Thanks for sharing your book with me Brian. I have enjoyed reading it immensely. It's a book to be read thoroughly and several times. It has made me think of so many things about my own life."

    Gabriela Ortiz-Monasterio, Mother & puppeteer

    "Dr Lynch has the gift of clear, uncomplicated communication. He presents the hugely important work of Silvan Tomkins in a way that anyone can comprehend. He provides an access key to understanding the complexity of our emotions, so crucial to those in need of change and personal development. Compulsive reading."

    Brian J. Nuttall MSc. PG. Dip. Psychotherapy British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited Counsellor United Kingdom Registered Counsellor

    "Dr. Lynch has a unique grasp of the pith of Tomkin�s work. He weaves his interactions with clients into Tomkins' ideas in a way that makes the work very accessible and meaningful."

    Lauren Abramson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

    Dear Brian,

    ......... many thanks for your book. Almost every page is a joy to read! Presently I am at Ch. 17. It is beautiful, playful at times, insightful all over.

    It must have been a joy to write, too, emotionally and intellectually! The humor, the graphics, differential letter types, paradoxes, blurred letters, shadows of shadows!!! The many sides of human feelings and occasionally wrong-headed rationality!

    Above all, your book convinced me totally of the primacy of feeling that I "discovered" quite a while ago by thinking about values. I will be in a much better position to further discuss this subject.

    What is more, my life, which has been reasonably well most of the time, probably will change for the better ......................... I think I now understand myself and others much better. I hope to become a better teacher also, ................................................. I will read and "study" the 12 steps a second time, because they cover quite a distance that one cannot be taken in just one stride................

    Reimon Bachika, Professor of sociology, Bukkyo University; President, ISA (International Sociological Association) RC 07 Futures Research, Kyoto, Japan,



    Dear Brian,

    We met in December at the humiliation studies Conference at Columbia......... I find it quite wonderful, clearly unique in the twelve-step movement, and a real treasure- waiting-to-be-found within that movement. How helpful, and horizon- expanding for the world-view among twelve-steppers! I wish for it much success, which means that many people would enrich their lives through the path you chart, and have felt like a bit of a dud at thinking of ways to help this to happen! I think perhaps promotion/ marketing is not one of my strengths, and I think that connecting with someone who is strong in this area would help your book become as well-read as I think it should be! .............................

    Mike Britton

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  • DISCUSSION
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP
    (BASED ON THE WORK OF SILVAN S. TOMKINS AND DONALD NATHANSON)

    Tomkins, Silvan S.: Affect Imagery Consciousness NY: SPringer Publishing Company, 1963.

    Shame and Pride : Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self by Donald L. Nathanson Paperback (March 1994)

    W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393311090

    Knowing Your Emotions Brian Lynch, M.D. 2010.

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