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New Book coming June 2016!
The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience
Contemporary life has come to include 1. working too much, 2. sleeping too little, and 3. feeling disconnected from partners and family (largely because of 1 and 2.) Our health and relationships suffer (as does our work.) As author Ciaramicoli shows, this state of affairs can be changed — while maintaining high performance success. His simple and realistic, yet powerful and profound techniques show readers how to use empathy to perceive accurately, use CBT to correct distorted thinking, and trigger our own neurochemistry to produce calm, focused energy. He developed this unique, three-pronged approach over 35 years working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and addictions. Over and over again, he has helped sufferers overcome old hurts and combat performance anxiety, fears, and hypervigiliance. Ciaramicoli’s is a truly pioneering approach, and one that offers new promise to readers facing a variety of stress-based concerns.
Prejudice, Stress and the Role of Empathy
The Power of Empathy
The Power of Empathy shows how people can use empathy as an assessment tool in all their relationships. Empathy can signal when people are well-intentioned and when they are deceitful. It gives us the skill to read people accurately and negotiate with insight and wisdom. It can shield people from manipulative strangers and strengthen the bonds between loved ones. It is a capacity that has been overlooked, underused, and misunderstood for too long. Both prescriptive and narrative, The Power of Empathy provides a practical framework for anyone to use empathy to better his or her life.
Why do so many of the most accomplished, successful, and admired people in the world remain unhappy and unfulfilled in spite of their achievements? If you feel that way, according to Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, former Harvard Medical School instructor, you may suffer from performance addiction--the belief that perfecting appearance and achieving status will secure the love and respect of others.
Performance Addiction on CNN
Two New Wordbooks on Anxiety, Depression and Balancing Success
Transforming Anxiety into Joy:
A Practical Workbook to Gain Emotional Freedom
Our anxiety increases or decreases depending on our typical way of perceiving. Our characteristic way of perceiving determines how much tension and anxiety we live with moment to moment. We are hardwired early in life to see the world in certain ways; most of us have learned biased ways of interpreting what we see and what we experience. We need to change our conditioning so that we are oriented to perceiving the truth. When we become better at deciphering the facts before us we are less likely to allow our minds to run wild and accentuate circumstances. This workbook will help you discover the formula to retrain your mind and begin the process of disciplining yourself to react to the truth before you, thus lessening the conditioned anxiety response
The Goodness Renaissance ProjectThe Goodness Renaissance Project was founded by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli. The Project is an international effort to help individuals experience a re-birth of the goodness we were all born with and to realize the spiritual, health and societal benefits of doing good for others. Goodness withers due to life circumstances and the project is designed to help people experience goodness breakthroughs through practical steps that will enhance each person’s quality of life. We are additionally conducting a national survey on goodness and will reveal the results in the near future.
Changing Your Inner Voice:
A Journey through Depression to Truth and Love
Your self voice is a critical factor in beating depression. In my 30-plus years of clinical practice I have learned that the way we talk to ourselves, whether we have an understanding or punitive internal voice, determines our mood. I will share several diverse stories of my clients who have suffered from depression and now live depression free. If you do the work I recommend in each chapter, you will likely begin the very important process of seeing yourself in a more positive light. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression and 1 in 10 Americans say they suffer from depression as well. Fifty years ago, the average age of a depressive episode was close to 30 years of age; today it is 14.5 years of age. Depression is a global problem affecting virtually every nation. As you read through these chapters, I hope you will be able to slowly begin to change the way you talk to yourself. Together, we will take part in a journey to defeat depression by making a commitment to change the course of your life.
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The Dr. Molly Barrow Show
January 25, 2011
"Bravo! Dr. Ciaramicoli has written his best book. The Curse of the Capable is a wonderful find in the toolshed of happiness. If you are alive, this book is for you. Dr. Ciaramicoli tackles the problems capable people face with impeccable psychological competence and the genuine compassion you can expect from an authority on empathy."
~ P.M. Forni, Professor, Johns Hopkins University and author of The Civility Solution: What to Do when People are Rude.Read More…
- Anger Makes Love Invisible
TweetOne of my patients is a divorced dad with a 17year daughter. He loves his daughter dearly and often worries about her-self care and the level of supervision his ex-wife provides. Recently his ex-wife and daughter went to Disneyland for a school vacation. He was called one evening when his daughter let him know she [...]Read More...
- The Performance Addicted Professional: How a lack of Empathy can deteriorate Work, Love and Self-Care Effectiveness
TweetRead my latest article “The Performance Addicted Professional: How a lack of Empathy can deteriorate Work, Love, and Self Care Effectiveness” at http://www.soundmindz.org/expert-articles/ document.getElementById(“post-661-blankimage”).onload();Read More...
- A Crisis of Goodness in America
TweetNo society could survive—let alone thrive—without maintaining a minimum level of goodness. Unfortunately, there is evidence of a crisis of goodness, at least in the heavily industrialized and digitized West. We live in an egotistic moment in history where we seem unable to effectively train our children in restraint; where narcissism and entitlement are rampant [...]Read More...