“In The 3 Dimensions of Emotion, Dr Alibrando unfolds an elegant and simple way of understanding human emotion and our true potential in life. He offers a powerful psychological model that comes alive through stories told from real life. His years of experience, self-awareness, and clarity shine through these pages. A fresh take on a familiar subject from a wise guide.”
— Shane Hipps, executive coach, speaker, and author of Cats Don’t Bark: A Guide To Knowing Who You Are, Accepting Who You Are Not, and Living Your Unique Purpose (Hachette, 2015)
Dr. Alibrando has crafted an unusually perceptive and inspirational book that relies on wisdom acquired over three decades of practice, teaching and learning. Sam is a gifted author and scientist who takes concepts and constructs with which we may already be familiar (such as emotional intelligence) and adds dimensionality we had not envisioned or anticipated. The model he presents is insightful and creative. Take your time and enjoy what it has to offer in your own life. This is a very readable book that is compelling and entertaining and useful for a wide variety of readers. You will not be disappointed!
— Jay Finkelman, PhD, MBA, MLS, ABPP, Professor & Chair, I-O Business Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
This is the second book that I’ve read by Dr. Sam Alibrando. Just like the first, I couldn’t put it down. I feel we all need help navigating and understanding our complicated lives. As an actor always searching for deeper understanding of the characters I play, this book has been uniquely helpful. The 3 dimensions are just fascinating. Truly an awesome read. Thanks Doc.
— Actor Kim Coates, star of the hit tv series Sons of Anarchy and over 60 movies
“Reacting to emotion is no way to live. Alibrando’s insightful revelations based on study and over thirty years of experience helps you discover a more positive, stable and dynamic response-ability. His insights can be used in the here and now to balance your personal Power, Heart and Mindfulness to achieve a better life starting today. This practical book will grab you and won’t let you go. Blues, reds and yellows take on new meanings, and you’ll be confronted with a truth that both challenges and frees you–life works best when you manage yourself first. Oh, the insights and examples that await you. Don’t buy this and put it on a shelf. Devour it to help make your life work!”
— Terry Paulson, PhD, www.terrypaulson.com, PhD psychologist, award-winning speaker on leveraging optimism to make change work and author of The Optimism Advantage
“Sam has done a brilliant job of weaving diverse thinking about complex human behavior into his 3D model with practical insights and suggestions to enhance our ability to positively respond to life challenges, crisis and change. Practitioners will find his useful stories, exercises, tips and suggestions invaluable for their clients. I highly recommend Dr. Alibrando’s book to all coaches and consultants.”
— Kenneth M. Nowack, Chief Research Officer, Envisia Learning and co-author of Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It
“What an impressive integration, distillation, and application of a rich body of psychological theory about the emotional dynamics of interaction! Dr. Alibrando has provided a proven path for anyone interested in strengthening the relationships at the foundation of their work, love, families, passions, and life overall.”
— Robert B. Kaiser, Editor-in-Chief | Consulting Psychology Journal, President | Kaiser Leadership Solutions
In The 3 Dimensions of Emotions, Dr. Sam Alibrando masterfully lays out a framework for understanding an all-too-common problem these days: how an oversupply of emotional reactivity, and an under-supply of true emotional composure, undermine our interpersonal effectiveness. This can be the case whether that relationship involves spouses, parents and children, partners, co-workers, or co-leaders. Dr. Alibrando’s model has applicability regardless of the relation the reader seeks insight on and desires to turn around. He provides every-day examples to get his ideas across that are both emotionally compelling and instructive. Potentially dense philosophical and psychological ideas that have timeless appeal to we humans are laid out in layman’s terms. This book is must read for people whose habitual ways of handling emotions undermines the people they want to be, at home, in the office, and in the world.
— Enrico Gnaulati, Ph.D.; Author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and sought-after public speaker whose work appears regularly in the national press and media outlets such as Al Jazeera America, KPCC Los Angeles, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and Salon.