Togetherness: Creating and Deepening Sustainable Love

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Togetherness: Creating and Deepening Sustainable Love is a revelatory guidebook for discovering that the love you want is achievable. While love, in all its grandeur, can seem out of reach, togetherness is in your hands at every moment. It is the intimate expression of love's immensity, experienced each time you reach beyond the trivial to embrace the miraculous in yourself and others. Based on the four cornerstones of togetherness, renowned author Cyndi Dale and acclaimed psychotherapist Andrew Wald offer a ...

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Overview

Togetherness: Creating and Deepening Sustainable Love is a revelatory guidebook for discovering that the love you want is achievable. While love, in all its grandeur, can seem out of reach, togetherness is in your hands at every moment. It is the intimate expression of love's immensity, experienced each time you reach beyond the trivial to embrace the miraculous in yourself and others. Based on the four cornerstones of togetherness, renowned author Cyndi Dale and acclaimed psychotherapist Andrew Wald offer a blueprint for building a bridge to profound intimacy-a depth of closeness that can transform every relationship in your life.

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Editorial Reviews

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Moving upwards through a kind of metaphysical hierarchy of "togetherness," Dale (The Subtle Body) and Wald draw from their combined 80,000+ psychotherapy sessions to offer practical and spiritual advice for securing togetherness "within the Self," "with a Future Partner," "with a Current Partner," and finally, "with the Divine." The authors insist that these "cornerstones" are essential to establishing a "heart-to-heart connection," and they approach each through a series of chapters that combine their psychotherapeutic and personal experience with quotes from sources as diverse as Les Miserables and Lao Tzu-all in a conversational narrative made possible by their co-author, Evans, who interviewed them as a way to facilitate a dialogic approach to the topic. The result is a book that shirks traditional self-help labels, choosing instead to blend "Reflective Moments," practical self-assessments (e.g., "On a scale from 1 - 10...to what extent are you being honest with yourself about...") and sometimes heavy-handed New Age spirituality (one chapter is titled "The Flower of the Self: Inner Core to Outer Petals") to mend individuals, and then bring them together. While this mélange of methods could be seen as evidence of the authors' openness to myriad schools of thought, the mix can occasionally feel muddled or confused. Still, Dale and Wald haven't thrived as therapists for nothing-they have much to offer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937061852
  • Publisher: Deeper Well Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 1,430,624
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cyndi Dale is an internationally respected author and spiritual scholar whose 14 books include the award-winning The Subtle Body and The Intuition Guidebook. President of Essential Energy, Cyndi has conducted over 35,000 client sessions and led trainings across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Andrew Wald has been a psychotherapist (LCSW-C) since 1974, logging over 50,000 therapy hours with individuals, couples, families, and groups. With a master's in social work, Andy also holds advanced certifications in Imago Relationship Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

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Table of Contents

Note to the Reader 17

Prologue 19

Cornerstone I Togetherness within the Self 27

Chapter 1 Tile Search for a Soul Mate 28

Chapter 2 The Flower of the Self: Inner Core to Outer Petals 41

Chapter 3 Hide and Seek 56

Chapter 4 Claiming the Space You're In 69

Cornerstone II Togetherness with a Future Partner 89

Chapter 5 Separate and Connected 90

Chapter 6 Making Peace with Difficult Relationships 103

Chapter 7 Attracting the Dream 123

Cornerstone III Togetherness with a Current Partner 139

Chapter 8 The Together Couple 140

Chapter 9 Sex: From Power-Struggle to Passion 163

Cornerstone IV Togetherness with the Divine 177

Chapter 10 Relationship Prosperity 178

Chapter 11 Mirrors of Love: Community as a Path to Wholeness 191

Chapter 12 Dancing with the Divine 199

Epilogue 209

Acknowledgments 210

About The Authors 212

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    Highly Recommended- a wise, compassionate guide

    Andrew Wald and Cyndi Dale have woven together a beautiful book that is both profoundly spiritual and very practical.
    Having been a couple’s therapist for 35 years, I wasn’t sure there was one more “self-help” book I could read about love and relationships that would move me or teach me anything new. How wrong I was! Andy has deeply integrated the teachings of Imago therapy, and in combination with Cyndi, who is a spiritual healer, the two of them have co-created a work that describes the journey of the soul to express itself in many different kinds of relationships.
    Be forewarned, this is not a quick read! Each chapter begins with self reflection exercises that you’ll want to do, and each page is packed with wisdom that you will want to absorb. While reading it, you feel as if you’re engaged in a loving conversation with Andy and Cyndi as they offer teaching stories from their personal lives and the lives of their patients. If the idea of a loving relationship is to be a source of compassion and re-energizing, then this book has managed to create a sense of a loving relationship between the authors and their readers.
    This is a transformational, hopeful, wise and inspired book. I highly recommend it to all therapists of all kinds! Then, share it with your clients.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Cyndi Dale is one of my favorite autho

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Cyndi Dale is one of my favorite authors, and this partnership with co-author and psychotherapist Andrew Wald has produced a truly heartfelt and lovely book about the value of togetherness. Well-written and engaging, I really appreciated its rich content and the personal stories, I also really enjoyed the thoughtful "reflective moments' throughout the book. Though I am a bit bias, as I am a fan of Cyndi Dale's previous books,I really feel this is another winner from her. Highly recommended!

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