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Polly Young-Eisendrath on VPR Vermont Edition Valentine's DayVPR’s Vermont Edition

Love can be a mystery. It can be confounding. But still we pursue it. With gusto. So on the holiday devoted to love, Jane Lindholm talks with psychologist and author Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. about modern love, understanding how to communicate with your partner and creating a relationship of equals.

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Shrink Rap Radio

Listen to Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. on the Shrink Rap Radio podcast with host Dr. David Van Nuys. Talking about the book, Love between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path, Jung, Zen Buddhism, relationships, families, and of course…love!

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Love between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path Dr. Polly Young-EisendrathWhy is love so hard to find and hold on to? Is there such a thing as “true love?”

Love has been idealized in music, art, literature and popular culture for centuries; yet eventually all intimate relationships encounter obstacles, including conflict and loss. Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path examines the demands of modern love relationships within the historical context of marriage, inviting us to reconsider our understanding of the nature of “true love” or “personal love.” Turning the notion of love as biological attachment bond or romance on its head, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path re-defines true love as mutual love between equals; requiring insight, mindfulness, equanimity, emotional maturity, open communication and honesty. In this sense, finding and sustaining true love can become a path to spiritual awakening.

Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path provides a framework for a bold and profound new understanding of enduring relationships so that we can ultimately embrace love, our beloved, and life in the spiritual practice of love. ORDER TODAY

Read the foreword by Dr. Dan Siegel, founder of the Mindsight Institute

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Dialogue TherapyTM Intensive for Couples

For Couples: NEW Dialogue TherapyTM Intensive: Join Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. in Vermont and complete an intensive weekend of Dialogue Therapy. If you want to change the course of your relationship in one shot, this weekend intensive will give you all the tools you need, instructions to take home and a solid set of skills to practice. Contact Polly to enroll in the Dialogue Therapy Intensive or learn more here.

Dialogue TherapyTM Training for Professionals

For Professionals: The Institute for Dialogue TherapyTM provides training for all clinical levels – to introduce its methods and practice in an experiential context. You can attend as an individual therapist or as a dyadic pair. We are actively looking for professionals to learn Dialogue TherapyTM. Join us for our Foundational Skills in Dialogue TherapyTM courses at VTCIT.


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ENEMIES: From War to WisdomPodcast: ENEMIES: From War to Wisdom

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Eleanor Johnson introduce the podcast ENEMIES: From War to Wisdom. Why do we need enemies? From intimate relationships to politics, tribalism, and community, we cannot seem to stop dehumanizing each other. Are chronic conflicts in our families, societies, and nations inevitable? Join Polly and Eleanor as they analyze human hostilities from the most mundane to the most sophisticated. They apply psychology, psychoanalysis, art, spirituality, and relational theory in conversations about belonging and othering in our relationships and ideologies. Each program will reach for a fresh wisdom that shows us how to step back from creating enemies in our lives. Listen to ENEMIES: From War to Wisdom.

Want Polly to Speak at Your Next Event?

Polly Young-Eisendrath SpeakingStart here and take a look at video excerpts of Polly speaking on a variety of topics. Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. is a dynamic and engaging speaker who draws on a wide range of personal and professional experiences. People respond to her insights because she is grounded in what she knows and relates directly and openly with her audiences. She speaks to both general and professional audiences. Her range of topics includes individual and couples psychotherapy, human relationships, parenting, women’s development, leadership development, Jungian psychology, Buddhism, bereavement and dying and mindfulness. TAKE A LOOK