General Psychology

With our books on psychology, we aim to honor the ancient traditions of studying the self while applying modern methods and perspectives to the work of liberating the mind from suffering and living with clarity and purpose, compassion and connection.

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"We're always finding out how to love better—love more," explains David Richo, PhD, a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth.

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Say What You Mean

Where Are You Coming From? | A Mindful Approach to Communication

Intention is the single most powerful and transformative ingredient in dialogue. It shapes our verbal and nonverbal communication, directing the course of a conversation. If you take nothing else from this whole book, I hope you will take with you the importance the intention to understand, to come from curiosity and care, has in your interactions.

Hidden Treasure

A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung by Robert Hopcke

When people get their heads rearranged by Jung–sometimes after reading his Man and His Symbols—it often instills in them a craving for more writings of the founder of analytical psychology. But they hit a roadblock: Jung’s Collected Works run to more than eighteen volumes! Do you need a PhD in Jungian studies just to know where to start? Not if you have this little book. Rob Hopcke breaks the Collected Works down by key concept—from archetypes to dreams to UFOS—providing a brief summary of Jung’s thinking on each topic, then showing you first where to get started in the Works, then where to proceed to go deeper. He then provides a list of secondary sources for further exploration.

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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Best-selling Shambhala Publications author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics.

Taught by: Eline Snel


Waking the Wilting Mind

Energy and Balance An excerpt from The Five Hurdles to Happiness I was once driving in semi-rural Ohio a few years back. After a state trooper’s flashing lights in my rear-view mirror snapped...

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Things Do Not Always Go According to Plan

The Unruly Givens of Life Excerpt from Five True Things...

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Relationship Triggers

Exploring Healthy Communication An excerpt from Triggers Building Trust Partners in romantic relationships naturally trigger one another. This follows from the fact that our choice of a partn...

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How You Breathe Is How You Feel

The Breath as a Resource An Excerpt from The Monkey Is the Messenger "There is no need to struggle to be free; the absence of struggle is in itself freedom." —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche The...

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