New book explains importance of embracing dark emotions rather than avoiding, controlling them

Psychologist Jerry D. Duvinsky, Ph.D., encourages readers to fully face their emotions in “How to Lose Control and Gain Emotional Freedom: Embracing the ‘Dark’ Emotions through Integrative Mindful Exposure”

(PR NewsChannel) / September 11, 2012 / BINGHAMTON, N.Y.  

How to Lose Control and Gain Emotional Freedom

"How to Lose Control and Gain Emotional Freedom" by Dr. Jerry Duvinsky, Ph. D.

In his book, “How to Lose Control and Gain Emotional Freedom: Embracing the ‘Dark’ Emotions through Integrative Mindful Exposure” (ISBN 147814498X), Jerry D. Duvinsky, Ph.D., assures his readers that it’s normal to have dark emotions and tells them to embrace them. Throughout his work Duvinsky shows emotions that everyone experiences like fear, anger and shame, can be used in an effective manner to shape us into more fluidly adaptive individuals.

Duvinsky explains how cultural factors and individual learning histories converge to teach us to avoid and otherwise control our difficult emotional experiences. He shows how many symptoms and personal issues are not the direct results of difficult emotions as is typically assumed, but rather by the various endeavors we employ to control and avoid them. Through different exercises, based on an integration of powerful behavioral exposure and Eastern mindfulness approaches, “How to Lose Control and Gain Emotional Freedom” seeks to help readers free themselves from the suffering of our control mechanisms.

“The reader is led in a variety of exercises to help them to face their fears, anger, shame and guilt so as to develop a more conscious relationship with these emotions,” Duvinsky says. “There are a number of elements in this book that separate it from others in its genre. While there are many popular books on the subject of mindfulness, none that I know examine it from a scientifically conceptualized perspective.”

Duvinsky hopes his self-described “anti-self-help” book will help readers with their personal growth and inspire them to take a deeper look into their emotions and fully accept and embrace them.

“How To Lose Control And Gain Emotional Freedom: Embracing the ‘Dark’ Emotions through Integrative Mindful Exposure” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Jerry D. Duvinsky, Ph.D., is a New York native, born and raised in the Bronx. Duvinsky received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University and has served at a private multidisciplinary behavioral health center for most of his career. He is a long time student of the Buddhist philosophy and Eastern meditation practices. Duvinsky provides clinical supervision for psychology graduate students at Binghamton and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is married and has four children.

Jerry D. Duvinsky, Ph.D.
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