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Authentic Heart An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love

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ISBN-10: 0471387576

ISBN-13: 9780471387572

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Amodeo

List price: $22.00
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A practical and spiritual guide to achieving satisfying, mature love Finding a mature and authentic love takes time. As Dr. John Amodeo explains in this groundbreaking book, truly satisfying relationships are not merely a matter of love at first sight, then living happily ever after-those are the fantasies of immature love. Loving partnerships and friendships are created and nurtured through a commitment to being true to our authentic selves. Drawing on more than twenty years of working with clients in his psychotherapy practice, and including the dramatic stories of friends, clients, and his own life, Dr. Amodeo gives readers the practical know-how to develop the essential skills of…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

JOHN AMODEO, Ph.D., with over twenty years of experience counseling clients, is the author of Love & Betrayal and Being Intimate. A former contributing editor for Yoga Journal, he has taught workshops and classes at Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, the New York Open Center, and elsewhere. Dr. Amodeo has made appearances on CNN, CNBC, Donahue, and other national television and radio programs.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The First Step: Prepare Your Understanding: From Young Love To Mature Love
New Beginnings
Comparative Love 101
The Second Step: Identify The Shame That Keeps Love Away
The Nature of Shame
Your Inner Critic: The Voice of Shame
The Third Step: Summon The Courage To Affirm The Authentic You
Getting to Authenticity
Celebrate Your Authentic Self
The Fourth Step: Respect Yourself Through Boundaries
Boundaries as a Foundation for Intimacy
The Fifth Step: Practice Self-Soothing And Self-Connection
The Softening Ingredient
Focusing: A Path to Befriending Yourself
Spiritual Self-Soothing
The Six Step: Respect Others Through Kind Conversation
Gentle Honesty
Speak and Connect from Your Authentic Heart
The Seventh Step: Build Trust Through A Process Commitment
Being Committed to the Process
The Key Ingredients of Trust
The Eight Step: Deepen Your Understanding Of Love And Sexuality
The Ingredients of Love
A Deepening Sexuality
Conclusion: Toward a Mature Spirituality
References
A Guide to Resources
Index