The Yoga of Intimacy: Deepening Our Connections
John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT, author of Love & Betrayal and The Authentic Heart
Original Date: Thursday, July 19, 7:30 pm
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This talk will discuss how we can create a climate for the deeper intimacy with others by learning what it means to be intimate with ourselves. We can't control the course of love or resolve impasses in relationships through good intentions alone. But we can create a climate where others feel safe to come toward us. Through discussion, a scripted role play, and Focusing, we'll see how the key to deeper connections is to bring mindfulness to our felt experience. Being mindful of our authentic feelings and longings, just as they are, without judging ourselves, allows us to feel less split within ourselves, while creating a foundation for authentic connection with others.
John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT is author of The Authentic Heart, and Love & Betrayal. He was a contributing editor for Yoga Journal for 10 years and has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years. He is an adjunct faculty member of Meridian University and has given lectures and conducted workshops internationally, including Argentina, Chile, China, Spain, and Thailand. He co-authored a chapter with Susan Johnson on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Buddhism in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. He has appeared as a featured media guest on programs that included CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. He lives in Graton.
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