For those people who have succumbed to romantic ideals about relationships, the reality can be disappointing. Others may find it difficult to express their needs and wants effectively. Being Intimate explores how fulfilling relationships can be achieved. By knowing our true feelings and needs and communicating these clearly, we create a climate for love and intimacy to flourish. Introducing and explaining practical techniques, including a process called Focusing (described in detail), the authors show how we can develop trust with others and transform negative experiences into richly satisfying ones. For those entering new relationships or who seek ways of enriching their current relationships, this book will be of immense and lasting value.
"This book provides a useful grid through which the reader can both look at the vast array of human stumbling blocks to intimacy and the author's helpful directions/suggestions for change."
--Virginia Satir, author of Conjoint Family Therapy
* "This is a sane, sound, readable, and eminently useful book. It is a carefully guided sequence of exercises, guidelines, explanations, and case examples, all thoughtfully geared to facilitate the two-fold movement of befriending self and befriending others, particularly intimates."
-- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything.
* "Being Intimate is a practical and original approach for individuals and couples that could make all he difference between happiness and painful separation."
-- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
*Being Intimate is a clear and practical guide to the realization and communication or authentic feelings, and thus an excellent pathway toward lasting intimacy and love."
--George Leonard, author of Education and Ecstasy
* John and Kris's book is a fine blend of the tools of modern psychotherapy and spiritual understanding. It will be helpful to those who wish to learn about these paths of growth."
--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry