Harriet Lerner on Intimacy

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Practical ideas for building to authentic, enduring intimacy in friendships and love.
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Perhaps nothing is more important in our lives than enhancing relationships with our friends, lovers, and family. Yet at some point, it seems that even the healthiest relationships get stuck and resist our efforts to fix them.

In this revealing and provocative session, psychologist Harriet Lerner confronts cherished myths about women and intimacy, and breaks new ground for every listener seeking the deeper truth about intimate relationships. This heart-to-heart session takes a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged—by emotional distancing or by too much intensity—and offers practical ideas for overcoming these primary obstacles. Enriched with many real-life examples from Dr. Lerner's work with women and their families.

Course objectives:

  • Explore the basic human dilemma of staying connected in key relationships while maintaining individual differences
  • Identify the myths and truths of real intimacy in any type of relationship
  • Discover practical ways to overcome the common relationship obstacles of too much emotional distancing or too much intensity
  • Discuss the importance of self-focus rather than relationship focus

Learn More About:

  • Four myths about intimacy
  • The joy of friendships
  • Why intimacy flees from techniques
  • The truth of who you are
  • Self-focus and self-deception
  • Much more
Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Product Code AW00266W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-128-3

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Harriet Lerner

About Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., nationally renowned clinical psychologist, is the author of many books and audio tapes including the New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, and most recently, The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear and Shame to be Your Best and Bravest Self. A consultant, lecturer, and workshop leader who is internationally acclaimed for her contributions on women and families, Dr. Lerner served as a staff psychologist and psychotherapist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas for more than two decades.You can visit her website, www.harrietlerner.com.