Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy

Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy

by Ken Page


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ISBN-13: 9781611801224
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 132,983
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

KEN PAGE, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and author of the popular Psychology Today blog Finding Love. Ken has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute, Iona College, Rowe Conference Center, and the Garrison Institute. Ken founded Deeper Dating in 2004 as an event platform in which trained facilitators speak on sexuality, intimacy, and spirituality in the world of dating and then lead participants in a series of fun and enriching exercises. The live events he has led provide an alternative to the bar scene and superficial dating events. They have drawn thousands of men and women of all ages and sexual orientations and have received much media attention.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Map to Love 1

How to Speed Your Path to Love 7

Stage 1 Discover Your Unique Core Gifts 17

1 Your Gift Zone: The Birthplace of Intimacy 19

2 Your Core Gifts: A Key to Finding Your Beloved - and Yourself 37

3 How to Love Yourself First 61

Stage 2 Recognize Which Attractions Lead to Love and Which Lead to Pain 79

4 Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation: The Most Important Distinction of All 81

5 How Your Attractions Reveal Your Core Gifts 105

6 Tapping Your Deepest Roots: How Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life 121

Stage 3 Learn the Skills of Deeper Dating 133

7 The Seven Skills of Deeper Dating: How to Lead with Your Gifts 135

8 A Deeper Dating Guide to Finding Love: Where to Look-And What to Do When You Get There 151

9 Taming the Great Saboteurs of New Love 169

10 How to Find the Light in the Middle of the Tunnel 183

Stage 4 Cultivate Lasting Love 201

11 Cultivating Sexual and Romantic Attraction to People Who Are Good for You: Your Sexual Core Gifts 203

12 Being Loved into Fullness 227

Afterword: Beyond Deeper Dating 233

Acknowledgments 237

Deeper Dating Resources 241

Notes 244

Index 249

About the Author 256

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