Join Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath for a reading, talk and interview with psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author, and partner Robert Caper, M.D. to celebrate the launch of her new book, "Love between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path."
With a book signing and refreshments. Free! Come be part of this special launch event!
Book description for Love between Equals:
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, united by love and dedicated to each other’s growth. This contemporary model for coupledom requires real intention and work, and, more often than not, the traditional archetypes of relationships 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 dialogue can help us identify and honor differences with our partners and strengthen our bonds. These practical, time-tested guidelines are rooted in sound understanding of modern psychology and offer the necessary tools to reinforce and reinvigorate our deepest relationships.
“Imagine the wisdom of a long-term contemplative practitioner woven together with the insights and compassion of a psychoanalytically trained and deeply experienced couples therapist, tie these together with the broad knowledge of a caring and curious educator, and you’ll get a sense of the tapestry that is the colorful collage of Love between Equals.”—from the Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, founder of the Mindsight Institute
"Intimate relationships are the householder’s monastery: a place to learn about oneness and connectivity with a special other. In the most successful relationships, that oneness and connectivity extends out to encompass all of creation. But for a relationship to be successful at that level, one must be willing to be affirmed and negated, expanded and contracted, allowed and limited over and over again. Young-Eisendrath is both a seasoned psychotherapist and a veteran contemplative adept. As such, she is ideally qualified to provide the information and inspiration you’ll need in order to achieve that noble goal." —Shinzen Young, author of The Science of Enlightenment
"With razor-sharp clarity, depth, and compassion, Young-Eisendrath takes the reader on an illuminating journey into romantic love. Weaving together the insights of depth psychology, psychoanalysis, and Buddhist spirituality, she outlines a truly clarifying reflection on the nuts and bolts of sustainable partnership. Read this alone or with your partner. It is a gift to anyone who wants to live into the experience of mature love." —Pilar Jennings, PhD, author of To Heal a Wounded Heart
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.
Robert Caper, MD is a psychoanalyst and author of three books, Immaterial Facts, A Mind of One’s Own and Building Out into the Dark, and numerous papers on psychoanalysis. He maintains a private practice in Vermont and supervises widely. He is a former member of the editorial boards of The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has lectured and taught in The U.S., Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile.