Tara Bennett-Goleman, M.A., is a teacher, author, and psychotherapist.  She is the author of the New York Times best-seller Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart (Harmony Books, 2001) and most recently Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits (HarperOne, 2013).

Coming soon in paperback! Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits available May 2014.

The “Lotus Effect” in biology refers to the plant’s remarkable capacity to grow through the mud while remaining pristine. Micro-analysis reveals the lotus petals have tiny bumps, creating a non-stickquality that repels mud and other debris. In the same way, Mind Whispering creates a field of non-clinging in the mind and a lightness of being, allowing the lotus of wisdom to blossom through the mud of confusion.

— Mind Whispering - by Tara Bennett-Goleman


Mind Whispering navigates a new path to freedom from self-defeating emotional habits. This ground-breaking map of the emotional mind helps us transform our emotions, improve our relationships, and connect us to our inner wisdom.

Tara Bennett-Goleman combines principles and practices from horse whispering with mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, the neuroscience of habit change, and cognitive therapy. This gentle path of awakening offers a new lens on repatterning our emotional habits and everyday ways of being.

Peace starts with our own mind and radiates out to our relationships, communities, and our global family.

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Tara Bennett-Goleman’s Mind Whispering furthers the dialogue of psychology east and west. She is truly a pioneer in the integration of cognitive therapy and mindfulness. This book is not only useful for clinicians, but for people in their everyday lives.

Dr. Aaron Beck, founder of cognitive therapy

Warmth and wisdom we can completely trust.

Richard Gere, actor/activist

If you struggle with habits of mind that prevent you from being fully alive, this book can free you.

Mark Hyman, MD, author of New York Times bestsellers The Blood Sugar Solution and The Ultra Mind Solution

Breathtaking in scope, profound in its message and inspiring in its invitation, Mind Whispering has something for everyone. Tara Bennett-Goleman is a psychotherapist, meditator, student of horse whispering, science synthesizer, and arts practitioner who brings all of these extraordinary modes of knowing to understanding the subtle habits or our mind and how we can flourish. This book is brilliant and will be helpful to all!

Richard J. Davidson, neuroscientist, University of Wisconsin

Tara Bennett-Goleman has written a book of exquisite sensitivity and wisdom with a new map to guide. She invites us to cultivate a healing relationship to the deepest aspects of ourselves and the world…Brilliantly synthesizing the ancient wisdom of Asia with the findings of modern psychological science, she offers us a rich and lasting source of nourishment.

Mark Williams, University of Oxford