The Second Circle: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 20, 2010 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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The world’s leading voice and acting coach provides a revolutionary program to focus your energy and connect with other people.

The world’s leading voice and acting coach provides a revolutionary program to focus your energy and connect with other people. Are you as successful as you could be? Are your good ideas appreciated? Could your sex life be more fulfilling? In this high-paced yet lonely world, Patsy Rodenburg teaches you how to communicate more effectively and intimately—at home, at work, at school, and, most importantly, with yourself. Her remarkable program transforms your negative patterns of energy into a positive presence that she calls “the second circle”—the optimal state between the first circle of introversion and self-negation and the third circle of aggression and narcissism. Containing a wealth of insights that will break the habits that constrict your real power, The Second Circle helps you deal with the debilitating and manipulative behaviors of your immediate family, friends, and colleagues while bringing out their best qualities. Filled with easy-to-apply exercises (breathing, voice, posture), The Second Circle, in dealing with such emotional issues as loss, violation, and self-esteem, will begin a journey that will revitalize your life.
  

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Review: The Second Circle: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Great concept. I feel as though it probably only needed to be half as long. Or perhaps the recent slough of self-help writers out there are saying very much the same thing in different words. Presence ... Read full review

Review: The Second Circle: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation

User Review  - Rachel Rizzo - Goodreads

Patsy's book compliments but is no substitute for her classes. It's great to see her how her philosophy applies to so many contexts and it makes me long even more to be in class with the author herself, in second circle no less. Read full review

Contents

Presence
3
How Is Presence Lost?
12
The Three Circles of Energy
15
How to Move into Second Circle
25
Body
35
Working on the Second Circle Body
45
Breath
56
Reaching Out
71
Threats
145
Witnessing the Damage
159
Technology
163
Events That Spoil
170
Heightened Emotional Release
177
Living with Full Presence
183
Families
187
Relationships Marriage and Sex
199

Voice
76
Words
89
Listening
101
Senses
110
Mind
113
The Truth Behind the Clichés
116
Heart
121
Rest
129
Working with Your Fear
132
Defending Your Presence
135
The Spoilers
143
Communities
206
Education
209
The Workplace
215
The Corporate World
220
Professions Reliant on Second Circle
228
Leisure
246
Cleansing Your Negative Energy
252
Daily Practice
255
New Beginnings
259
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About the author (2010)

Patsy Rodenburg has coached Judy Dench, Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Mike Nichols, and Ralph Fiennes, as well as politicians and business leaders. She conducts business workshops and corporate master classes for Fortune 500 companies. She lives in London.

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