The ABCs Of Emotional Mastery

Manage Moods, Lower Stress, Create What Matters 
— With Whatever You Have To Work With

The insights and exercises in The ABCS of Emotional mastery can help you create realistic yet optimistic and self-supporting thoughts, feelings and actions.

Stuck. Depressed. Anxious. Overwhelmed?

That’s how many clients feel when they contact me about Emotional Mastery.

Too often, we blame circumstancesother people, and external events for our negative feelings.

In The ABCs of Emotional Mastery, you will learn that reality is not your enemy. 

You’ll learn that you can improve how you feel and act by changing how you think and talk to yourself about reality.

“I’d almost given up hope before I reached out to Bruce and read the ABCs. He helped me see that my negative (usually false) judgments gave rise to negative feelings and my inability to act on what I wanted in life and work. The book helped immensely. I got a job I liked and this spring I’m getting married.”

Carol Medina, Victoria, BC

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“I was depressed and anxious when I started with Bruce. His approach is excellent. The ABCs of Emotional Mastery are now key to my mood management and results creating toolkit. When I use the EM tools regularly, I prevent the negative feelings that used to overwhelm me. If I do get flustered or feeling down, I go back to the ABCs to sort myself out.”

 C. L. Correndar, Victoria, BC
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Would You Like To Feel And Do More Like This?

  • Happy. Relaxed under pressure. Resilient in the face of adversity
  • Up, energized, focused on positive action and results.
  • Able to dissolve much of your stress, depression and anxiety
  • Embrace mistakes as feedback. See opportunities in trying times
  • Create what matters most—in spite problems and circumstances
  • Doing what you truly want to be doing.

Why Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life

Self-talk—the things we say to ourselves, and the stories we spin in our minds—can be damaging to our emotional health.

Sometimes called “monkey mind” or “roof brain chatter,” the stream of thoughts you experience every day can work for you or against you. They have major effects on your moods, actions and results.

Emotional Mastery is about developing the skills to recognize dysfunctional (self-sabotaging) thoughts, beliefs and stories—and change them to self-supporting ones.

As your thoughts and stories become more realistically positive, your mood will improve, mild to moderate depression and anxiety will dissolve, your actions will be more effective, and your results will be more rewarding.

“With your help, I got out of debt and into my own business that
thrives. My marriage improved, and my health. Instead of stressed, I’m relaxed. I feel great about myself and my ability to take on challenges, now. We also bought a half interest in a tiny beachside cottage in a quiet little town in Mexico. And spend time there, decompressing and energizing ourselves.

—Terinn Vaters, On-Line Business Owner, Vancouver, BC
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3-D image of the book, The ABCs of Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.


Introduction: Is This All There Is To Life?

Part One: Why?

Chapter 1: Emotional Mastery .
Chapter 2: The Challenge of Adversity
Chapter 3: The Problem(s) With Problem-Solving

Part Two: What?

Chapter 4: Explanatory Style
Chapter 5: The ABCs Part 1: How Your Beliefs Can Cause Misery—Or Joy
Chapter 6 : The ABCs Part 2: Change Your Story; Change Your Life

Part Three: How?

Chapter 7: The Power of Passion Driven Practice and Perseverance
Chapter 8: The Gift In Adversity

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