Bio

Tara Bennett-Goleman, M.A., is a teacher, author, and psychotherapist.

Tara’s book Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart (Harmony Books, 2001) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 25 languages. Her new book Mind Whispering, on sale April 23, 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.

Mind Whispering and Emotional Alchemy integrate insights from mindful awareness training with those from her post-graduate studies with Jeffrey Young in Schema Therapy, a branch of cognitive therapy. Aaron Beck, founder of cognitive therapy has called Tara “a pioneer in the field of cognitive therapy and mindfulness,” one of the fastest growing fields in psychotherapy.

Tara continues to offer workshops internationally based on Emotional Alchemy and Mind Whispering, and has given training seminars in this educational/therapeutic approach to mental health professionals for the New England Educational Institute’s Cape Cod Seminars, Cambridge Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and the Santa Barbara Family Therapy Institute.

She also focuses on multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary fusions, integrating awareness training with the arts, social action, and psychology. Tara sees inter-cultural fusion as a way to inspire appreciation and respect for ethnic diversity through an expression of the unique flavor of different cultural traditions. Her interest in fusion – in the arts, psychology, meditation, and social action continues to the present.

In her own words »