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  • The Presence Process

  • A Journey into Present Moment Awareness
  • By: Michael Brown
  • Narrated by: David Robert Ord
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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You can dissect and analyze your issues for decades, but nothing will actually resolve them and change your life like The Presence Process.

Author Michael Brown shows us how it's possible to experience awareness of the present moment without having to take the long, challenging path most of us usually take as we attempt to live in the "now".

We all long to be free of our discomfort and experience inner peace. However, the attempt to get rid of our discomfort is misguided. We're not broken and don't need to be "healed". Our difficulty is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood distract us from an awareness of the present moment. Until this emotional charge from our past is integrated, our attempts to quiet our thoughts and access the peace, joy, and love that are bedrock to our being are of only limited success. Since presence is universal, it has the ability to manifest in our daily experience the very circumstances required for us to integrate the dysfunction that keeps us from experiencing the radiance of present moment awareness. We are each responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience, and The Presence Process guides us in taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It's a way to consciously "grow up".

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best book I've ever read

I have read many self help/healing books, I feel now I no longer need any of them or any in the future, yes it is that good.

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Life changing

I’ve been “doing the work” for 20 years now.
THIS is a game changer.
I started with the physical book and quickly bought this audio to deepen & support my journey even further.
My life will never be the same and I now share the basic principle with all that I work with in my private holistic integration/spiritual embodiment services.
May all Beings be blessed with This. Here. Now.

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brilliant process

Very simple yet profound process 🙏❤️ a great personally expanding process bringing me back home to myself.

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The rest I have been seeking for.

Clearly explained and given so lovingly. Gentle explanation and feeling transformed by every chapter. Go through it all.

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Brilliant, Best ever intergration. Powerful

Best ever intergration. Highly recommend this for anybody willing to enhance their life. So deeply Powerful.

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One of the Best Books You'll Read

I loved this book so much - but the narration was so fast and the narrator's accent so curbed and strange that it was really distracting. After a few chapters, I had to buy the Kindle version - and then from there I bought the paperback version (edition 2 is updated).

I don't recommend the Audible at all, but I do recommend the book as a MUST READ for those who are called. Some books are for savouring, for really taking in - and this one is one of them. One that it experiential, one that you'll read and re-read many times and get something new each time. One where Michael's words awaken something that you know as the Truth inside you. As ACIM student, this is like ACIM accessible text (but makes no mention) - a book based in non-duality, on emotional integration, and takes you on the personal journey for the Truth of who we really are.

Also, Michael, if you're reading this - you have such a beautiful voice. Why would you not read your own book? Please re-record the Audible version because this really is abysmal. It made me want to narrate Audible books. :D Blessings. <3

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  • Jay
  • 15-12-2016

Great work but narrated by someone on speed 😨

A great process by Michael brown but narrated by someone who should never give it a try again. Couldn't keep on listening, not relaxing at all, he just talks the book as quickly he can without a pause to let things sink in. Made me nervous at all times so really not what's meant to be doing. Read the book instead.

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  • Linda
  • 29-10-2016

Powerful way to release buried emotions

The Presence Process works! I used it and taught it to my brother and both of use were able to release charged emotions that were holding us back. This is not to say we are finished as this process continues until all suppressed emotions are integrated. Is it easy? No. It can bring up uncomfortable memories and feelings. Is it worth it? YES! You will be more integrated and less triggered every time you do it.

If I had to choose one book with the most potential for improving your quality of life this is it. Get the book. Follow the instructions. Free yourself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-2018

Great book!!!!!

I originally purchased the Kindle book, noticed the reviews said that the audio book was missing a chapter and two were out of order, but it they must have fixed it recently, because I listened to those chapters while following the kindle (not as immersion reading inside the kindle) and they were all there!

Wish I had the audio version when I had first purchased the book! It would have helped with the resistance I had then.

Note: Changing the speed works best on Android devices vs Apple devices. Since I had already read the book more than once as a kindle the speed of this author didn't affect my experience with the book.

I must say this is the best book to integrate any childhood traumatic experiences!! It was recommended to me by someone who had done Ayahuasca and it was recommended to him where he did Ayahuasca for it's powerful integrative abilities.

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  • MsTerry
  • 06-12-2018

I wish this was read by Michael Brown!

I so appreciate this book, the truths in it, the integrity of the process. I have to admit at the time of writing this review I haven't actually tried the process yet, but I intend to. I have done similar work in other contexts - and it works. I highly recommend this book for anyone on the spiritual or personal growth journey, or anyone just starting to "wake up". But but but but but I do soooooooo wish that Michael had read this himself. I'm perplexed as to why they chose a different reader. I'm guessing it's for the fancy english accent? I'm not sure. I find it a constant distraction to 'translate' the reader's voice to Michael's voice. It's not a bad read, don't get me wrong; it's a voice I can listen to, and I appreciate that David - according to Michael's introduction - has deep familiarity with the work. But I feel that everything Michael is saying about making this process available to all, not training "presence process teachers" etc etc... would have been better supported by Michael also reading his own book. To me his voice is fine, and would have been great to hear his book in his voice. But at the end of the day, it's a minor haggle; I'm grateful for this book, and it's a book better experienced through audio imo. Thank you!

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  • Erik Eriksen
  • 21-09-2018

life changing

the difficulty is relational to the reward. everything promised has been realized in my experience.

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  • mever
  • 04-02-2017

Missing a Chapter

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Be aware that the audible version of this book is missing a chapter. We have been informed by Audible that they are working on correcting this but it may be awhile.

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  • heather e.
  • 13-12-2016

Life changing

I love the fact that you don't have to have a set of religious beliefs or a"guru" to follow. I did this with EMDR and found it very effective. The process changed my life. Finally something that broke thru my addiction to thought processes. What a difference. Thank you.

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  • Gawaine O'Gilvie
  • 19-09-2020

Very detailed and good and practical!

This book has a lot of practical exercises along with the supporting theory. Each time I listen and practice I learn more than previous time.

It may seem too dense on your first read, but persisting through is definitely worth it.

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  • Jen Estrada
  • 17-09-2020

Transformative.

This is the most brilliant book that I have ever read. Transformative and inspiring, I will read it again.

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  • amanda t.
  • 27-06-2020

My favorite book!!

Seriously, the best book ever! I normally don't like non authors reading the book but this one is the exception. I have the physical book as well and enjoying both. I recommend this to anyone willing to do the work and authentically show up for this practice.

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  • je7
  • 01-08-2020

Very poor recording

I very much wanted to listen to this book, having heard many positive things about it, so I really tried to stick with it, but found the recording just too obtrusive, and have been forced to give up. The reader takes it too fast, and has an urgent, hectoring tone which left me feeling anxious at the end of each listening session. The recording itself has been made in a room which echoes, which is also distracting and unpleasant. Sad to have to give up, but found I couldn't keep on trying.

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  • ines huskic
  • 05-04-2021

Lifechanging!

A roadmap to accepting your circumstance and accepting and recreating yourself. Puts the intangibles to words. Share book with others to help them help themself. Strongly recommend! Also recommend to get a copy in your native language as the level of language is very advanced even you are a fluent English speaker.

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  • C. G. Fletcher
  • 25-03-2021

Mind Numbing

I should start of by saying There’s a lot of valuable information in here, padded out by hours of waffle & relentless repetition....
An abridged version would be so much more useful, and less arduous to listen to.. the narrator will have you reaching for the bottle, he’s that bad.
The author really should have read the entire book, not just the foreword.
In a nutshell, the book was so bad it put me off the actual process itself.. But I did feel happier once I’d finally finished listening..🙏
Knowing I’d never hear that voice again

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  • Laklo
  • 13-03-2021

Lifechanging but actually genuinely lifechanging

I can't explain how much this has helped me improve the quality of my life.

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  • Esther Peacock
  • 02-02-2021

Life changing

It was an interesting approach to the narration - not undertaken by the author, or even a professional narrator, but by someone who felt that the book was worth sharing as an audio book. I am very grateful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-2019

Life-changing

Highly recommended for anyone seeking transformational growth. I found the book fascinating and applying technique truly life-changing. Thank you.

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  • Alev Haddadieh
  • 13-06-2019

truly eye openner

it's easy to follow. the last chapter is a short guide to practice which is great. I can not wait to start practicing...

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