New Book Details how to Break the Spells of Painful Emotions

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Author and clinical psychologist releases new book, “The Breakthrough”

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NEW YORK – In “The Breakthrough: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment” (published by iUniverse), Dr. Fredric C. Hartman presents a powerful guide in navigating the process of change.

In “The Breakthrough,” Hartman paints a compelling picture of emotional pain and its context within the human mind. Set in the dramatic backdrop of a therapy session as a stage play, featuring Hartman as the psychologist and Human Consciousness itself as “the patient,” this is ultimately a practical guide for anyone locked within the grip of troubling memories and painful feelings.

Hartman explains in the simplest terms how to decipher the disguised meaning of our painful emotions as they flare up through our minds. He sees these painful emotions as spells to be broken and has devised a way to work strength into consciousness to break these spells.

“The overall theme of the book,” states Hartman, “is learning to pause and appreciate the beauty and mysterious nature of our minds and the way the flaring of our painful emotions contains the dramatic story of our life long yearnings to be loved and our disappointments over not being loved enough, and learning a simple way to decipher and decode these painful emotions – as they’re flaring – so we can break their grip and experience the calm and richness of the present moment.”

An excerpt from the book’s introduction:

“Working on this book felt like I was preparing a gift. It contains the essence of the interaction—a kind of pheromone exchange that occurs – in a place called an office (that looks more like a living room) between someone who wants so much to give help and someone who wants so much to receive it. And most urgently of all, for these times we live in, I wanted to set down in words the simple chant of ideas that can ignite the wonder in us. And from the wonder, inspiration. And from the inspiration, the surging will to break the relentless grip of pain from the past and move more freely into the teeming and sacred immensity of the present moment – the only moment we ever really have in life.”

About the Author
Fredric C. Hartman is a clinical psychologist in private practice since 1988. He works and makes his home on Long Island, New York.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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