A new way of handling emotional pain and hurts. Based on groundbreaking psychological research. 'It's as if the body has a second immune system, an emotional system, devoted not to physical protection, but to protection from emotional hurt and trauma.' Dr Roger Baker. Is there a way of harnessing our emotions, of living in harmony with them and finding meaning and fulfilment through them? In Emotional Processing, Dr Roger Baker offers a new psychological approach. Basing his writing on twenty years of experience in therapy and the groundbreaking research he has undertaken with his research team, he explains how emotional processing works. He begins by examining the meaning and purpose of emotions, affirming the crucially important role they play in a full and healthy life. They are, he says, an advanced information system, not an opponent of rational thought. He then goes on to show how we have a sort of second immune system, able to absorb and break down emotional hurts and stress just as our first immune system deals with viruses and bacteria. When we move with this system of emotional processing, instead of blocking or hindering it, life's troubles and traumas can be so much more easily absorbed. Illustrated throughout with examples from patients in psychological therapy and from everyday life, Emotional Processing offers all of us new and important insights into the path to emotional well-being.