The Impact of Silence

Ulrica Norberg


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Sweden: Bazar


The value of reducing noise

Everyday noise is six times louder today than a century ago. The greatly increased noise and light pollution causes unnecessary stress and emotional imbalance. In an increasingly noisy and reactive world, we must begin to recognize the importance of taking valuable breaks.

Researchers show that listening to silence makes us feel better. That it increases cell growth, strengthens the brain, increases emotional intelligence and reduces stress, tension and heart disease.

More of us seek out silent retreats to listen to our inner self, dispel distractions and get in touch with new ideas that we didn't have before.

Ulrica shares here her insightful experiences of silence and the value of reflection training, which provides increased mental sharpness, physical and spiritual balance and a richer life.

144 pages


Watch an interview in Swedish where Ulrica talks about the book in the TV4 News Morning sofa



"The Impact of Silence is a welcomed and important read for everyone in today's society. It is a book that inspires and motivates us to dare to stop and listen inwardly. Norberg goes deep into different aspects of silence, and explains why silence is so important to our mental and physical well-being. We need regular breaks for the brain to have the chance to recover from the noise that is constantly around us. Through silence and reflection we can also
find inspiration and insights, get to know ourselves and develop as people. Norberg starts from her own
experiences and blends them with knowledge from scientists as well as ancient wisdom." - BTJ library services