Enduring, intimate relationships and friendships are among the most important aspects of our lives. Yet all too often they fail to live up to our hopes and expectations, causing instead much unhappiness and confusion. The reason for this disappointment lies sometimes in the unrealistic, romantic beliefs that we grew up with, and sometimes in the social conditioning that leads us to avoid and deny our real feelings. "Being Intimate" offers practical guidance for the creation of a climate in which intimacy and love can flourish. We are shown how to develop trust and how to uncover and communicate what we really feel, using a process called focusing, described here in detail. This provides a framework for the transformation of our relationships into rich and satisfying experiences that are a source of growth, joy and support for each person involved.
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This book in intended to help readers connect deeply with themselves as a foundation for connecting more deeply and authentically with others. Being intimate with ourselves is the necessary foundation for being intimate with others. The approach of Focusing, outlined in this book, is a practical, gentle, and helpful way to know ourselves so that we may know and connect with others.About the Author:
John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT, is the author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships (Quest Books, 2013), The Authentic Heart: An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love (John Wiley & Sons, 2001); Love & Betrayal (Ballantine Books: 1994); and co-author of Being Intimate (Penguin Books, 1986). Dr. Amodeo holds graduate degrees in both Clinical and Transpersonal Psychology. He has been a licensed marriage and family for over thirty years, and has offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, and Sonoma County. Dr. Amodeo was a writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal for ten years. He has spoken throughout the country and internationally on love and relationships, and has been featured on national television and radio programs that include CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. He has been interviewed or contributed articles to publications that include The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The San Jose Mercury News, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Toronto Sun. He has led workshops at centers such as Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and The New York Open Center. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of Meridian University, based in Petaluma, California.
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