Understanding by Jane Nelson was first published in 1986, then republished in 1996 with the title Understanding: Eliminating Stress and Finding Serenity in Life and Relationships.  This book, although very simply written, triggered a major paradigm shift for me.  I became a cognitive psychologist.  That is, I realized that all thoughts arise from a belief system.  I understood that a thought is just a thought until infused with energy by giving the thought sustained attention.  I also understood from this book that no real and lasting psychotherapeutic change could occur unless there was a change in belief.  I still have this precious book which has survived many geographical moves. I highly recommend Understanding which is available through Amazon.

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  1. Kathy Lewis

    I’m ordering the book Understanding tonight. Loved being turned on to new books especially by you!

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