The Conscious Heart: Seven Soul-Choices That Create Your Relationship Destiny

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Bantam Books, Feb 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 293 pages
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Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks are two of today's foremost relationship experts. Their bestselling book Conscious Loving has already become essential reading for tens of thousands of couples. Now, in The Conscious Heart, they identify the seven commitments that can transform from the inside out.

These seven simple--but powerful--choices enable couples to:

Use conflict to create greater understanding
Overcome the fears and defenses that block intimacy
Resolve struggles for control
Increase generosity and appreciation
Deepen passion, commitment, and aliveness
Release the creativity of each partner


Filled with numerous true-life stories--including how the authors survived and grew from their own midlife marital crisis--The Conscious Heart is an inspiring and instructive affirmation of the ultimate power of love.
 

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Contents

In troduction
3
On e
9
Two
37
Three
45
Four
61
PART
123
Seven
155
PART THREE
175
Finding Stillness in the Midst of Busyness
234
Dealing with Illness and Aging
239
Removing Projections
244
Making Friends with the Universe
247
Healing Old Traumas
251
Moving from PersonaSex to EssenceSex
254
THE ESSENTIAL PRACTICES
257
n troduction
259

Cultivating Curiosity
181
Respect
214
When Roles and Rhythms Change
217
Menopause
221
Sexual Energy as an Evolutionary Force
224
Stretching Your Relationship
227
Dealing with a Betrayal
231
Conscious Listening
261
Making SoulCommitments
273
The EssenceMeditations
276
Balancing Power
280
Ending Control Struggles
284
Developing Appreciation
291
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Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., and Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., are nationally known psychotherapists, teachers and workshop leaders.  They have been partners in life and work for twenty years, and direct the Hendricks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

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