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Soar Above

How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain Under Any Kind of Stress
Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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Success in work, love, and life depends on developing habits that activate the powerful prefrontal cortex when we need it most. Unfortunately, under stress, the human brain tends to revert to emotional habits we forged in toddlerhood: blame, denial, avoidance, reacting to a jerk like a jerk, and turning our connections into cold shoulders - or worse.

In Soar Above, renowned relationship expert Dr. Steven Stosny offers a groundbreaking formula for building new, pressure-resistant habits. Based on research in psychology, neurobiology, and anthropology, Stosny will show anyone how to switch to the adult brain automatically when things get tough and to soar above the impulse to make things worse.

Filled with engaging examples from his lectures and therapeutic work with more than 6,000 clients, he explains how to use two potent laws of emotion interaction - reciprocity and contagion - to inspire those around you, creating collaboration and community instead of chaos and confusion. Most importantly, listeners will learn how, through practice, they can get off the treadmill of repeating past mistakes to become their best selves at home, at work, and in the world.

Stress is inevitable in life, but this illuminating book gives anyone the practical tools to rise above.

©2016 Steven Stosney (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ronald
  • 16-11-2016

Very relevant to the world we live in.

I found the information to be very useful and applicable for me. I've shared it with others who my think would also benefit. The lessons are so relevant to the political environment in America and how it has eroded our ability to empathize, sympathize and demonstrate compassion toward others in the workplace and home.

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  • rowing girl
  • 02-10-2016

Life changing/planet changing!

I believe this book has the power to change the course of human evolution. If we can all use the gift of our ability to think and act consciously, and therefore soar above, the ripple effect will create a global village that we all want for ourselves and for generations to come.

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  • I. M. Reading
  • 02-08-2016

Elevated Thinking

loved it, highly recommend it, a must read for everyone looking to improve and do better.

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  • Ian
  • 26-02-2020

Technical and repetitive

There were some good parts but overall it was mostly about the technical research conducted with lots of theory. Would have preferred more real word examples as applications.

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  • kristi
  • 20-03-2019

Absolutely spot on!!

As the person dealing with an in-law family with many toddler brain reactions I tried to read some chapters but it triggered to many incidents. But I was told to read the last couple chapters and all the way to the end. I have to say there was lots of help on picking my head up and ways to try be positive.

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  • Troy Martenson
  • 12-10-2018

Explains why we do what we do, and how to improve.

Absolutely loved it, must listen several more times and apply the lessons within. A must read for the person working on self improvement.

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  • Jenny Hansen Lane
  • 24-06-2018

Every Teenager needs to learn these principles

Stosyn knows how to teach and change behavior! Compassion and kindness are solution to all the worlds troubles.

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  • Winn
  • 26-09-2017

must listen,

There is a lot of practical wisdom here. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in real change.

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  • Johnny
  • 06-04-2017

Very Practical

This is one of the best book I've read about handling stress and life in general. I highly recommend the book

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  • DanaDeBard
  • 26-03-2017

Life changing

This is the best personal growth type book I believe I have ever read. Practicing the skills Dr. Stosny spells out can be life-changing for anyone if they allow it. Listening to this book took me a considerable amount of time because I kept going back to relisten in order to allow the points he made to really sink in. In my opinion, this book is extremely deep, and rich. That deepness and richness, IS the value. I'm not only listened to this book on audible, I purchased a physical copy to refer back to. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • KaeLaw
  • 07-12-2017

Slow down!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator obviously had somewhere to be, as he rattled through the text like he had an urgent appointment looming. Why can't the web site have the same option as the iPad app and allow the user to run the audio at different speeds? I can't review the rest of the book at this stage, as I have other books in my library much easier to listen to.