Polly Young-Eisendrath Talks about Her New Book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path

January 31, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.  |  Phoenix Books | Rutland, VT
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Join Polly Young-Eisendrath for a talk on her new book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path.

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Learn how to successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships in this practical and thoughtful guide by an experienced Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and couples counselor. A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a partnership of equals who share values and goals, a team united by love and dedicated to each other’s growth on every level. This contemporary model for coupledom requires real intention and work, and, more often than not, the traditional archetypes of relationships experienced by our parents and grandparents fail us or seem irrelevant. Utilizing the wisdom of her years of personal and professional practice, Young-Eisendrath dismantles our idealized projections about love, while revealing how mindfulness and communication can help us identify and honor the differences with our partners and strengthen our bonds. These practical and time-tested guidelines are rooted in sound understanding of modern psychology and offer concrete ideas and the necessary tools to reinforce and reinvigorate our deepest relationships.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist in private practice. She is the clinical supervisor at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington. She is the chairperson of the Enlightening Conversations conferences, which bring together participants from the front lines of the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy. She is the author of numerous books including The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance (Little, Brown: 2008).

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