What Readers Say

“The Seventh System provides a deep and insightful exploration into the nature of our emotional life.  Stuart Cohen points to the importance of balancing the emotional system with an illuminating blend of theory and practice, combining rigorous analysis and heartfelt storytelling, self-focus and compassion toward others.  This book can change the way you understand your emotional system and the way you act in the world.” – Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and Being Happy: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life

“The Seventh System is thoughtful and comprehensive and will help all of us alleviate suffering.  Through insights, stories, clear prose and “Try This” suggestions, Stuart Cohen offers ideas and structures about feelings that many of us know intuitively but have trouble putting into words. The emotional system and this book are trustworthy, truthful and helpful.” – Dr. Kerry Bennett, MD, MPH

“Wonderful, clearly written, with a lovely reassuring voice…Helpful for many people, especially those who, as Aunt Lucy would say, ‘are awfully smart, and have the problems that go along with that.'” – Philip K. Howard, Chair of Common Good and author of Life without Lawyers

“Clear, practical insights and advice offered in a very inviting way. Cohen’s straightforward honoring of the human emotional system is a breath of fresh air—even a blessing on who we are and what we share in common. A great book for discussion groups interested in advancing our most humane gifts.”  –Martha Dolben, Executive Director, African Food and Peace Foundation

“Stuart Cohen provides an easy-to-digest primer on the full range of human emotions. He shows how to address the negative feelings so they don’t become heavy weights dragging us down, and shows us how to delight in the positive moments, find more of them, and let them carve our path toward love ad happiness. What a great gift for a newlywed, expectant parent, or anyone in life transition.”  -Shel Horowitz, award-winning author of eight books including Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green

“The Seventh System pulls together elements of philosophy, psychology, spiritual thought, and individual experiences into a guide toward emotional wholeness. Well written and accessible, the reader can easily find and relate to many of the topics that flow through the pages. Of particular help to me was the section on worry: ‘The world does not stop at some worried-about event, and neither should our thinking.’ Being reminded that it is possible to look beyond the worry and be open to whatever the future holds is liberating.” –Marie Paquet Nesson, former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater, author of Ballet to the Corps

“Your advice on feeling emotionally bruised was to recall the moment that triggered the feeling of hurt. I had recently experienced a very unpleasant situation and was feeling bruised and discouraged. I followed the directives in the chapter on Sorrowing, recalling the exact moment of the hurtful situation and addressed my feelings of that moment.  Magically it worked!  Not all the painful feelings have left, but they have diminished.  Thank you.  It’s a very insightful book and I keep it on my bedside table.”  –Barbara Harding, handwriting expert.

“Well written, lucid, and to the point in efficient prose. The idea of a Circle of Emotions particularly engaged me, with insights that are fresh and stimulating. I really loved the last chapter.” – Charles Conn, Management Consultant

“Let’s be honest, I set out to read The Seventh System, because Stuart Cohen is a friend.  I already loved his wisdom, and wanted to honor his creation.  However, after the first few pages, I read the book purely for myself.  It wasn’t just Stuart’s rythmic prose which carried me along, but the telling and integral viewpoint he presents.  It’s profoundly simple and imminently applicable in daily life.  I recommend this book to anyone looking for new view on emotional intelligence, yet who doesn’t want to get bogged down in theory.  -Nick Kettles, MA, CPCC, Author of The All Seeing Boy and the Blue Sky of Happiness


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