The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 006091646X
Year 1990
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Goldhor Lerner
ISBN-10 0722538057
Year 1989
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher HarperThorsons
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This guide outlines the steps women, as well as men, can take to strengthen good relationships and heal difficult ones. It is also available on two 90-minute audio-cassettes from HarperAudio.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 0061741078
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

The Two Step

The Two Step Author Eileen McCann
ISBN-10 0802130321
Year 1994-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Grove Press
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Equating the struggle to achieve intimacy with the choreography of a simple dance, the author demonstrates how easy it can be to sidestep conflicts of power and distance and transform them into a meaningful closeness

The Dance of Anger

The Dance of Anger Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 9780062328526
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers.While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of our anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.

Dance with Me

Dance with Me Author Julia A. Ericksen
ISBN-10 9780814722855
Year 2011
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their partners. They slide their feet along the floor toes first, transferring their weight from leg to leg, and settling their hips after each move to produce the rolling hip action, which is particularly visible in this slow-paced dance. Amateur and professional ballroom dancers alike compete in a highly gendered display of intimacy, romance and sexual passion. In Dance With Me, Julia Ericksen, a competitive ballroom dancer herself, takes the reader onto the competition floor and into the lights and the glamour of a world of tanned bodies and glittering attire, exploring the allure of this hyper-competitive, difficult, and often expensive activity.In this vivid exploration of the world of ballroom dance, accompanied by beautiful photographs of all levels of dancers, from the world's top competitors to social dancers, Ericksen examines the ways emotional labour is used to create intimacy between professional partners and between professionals and their students, illustrating how dancers purchase intimacy. She shows that, while at first glance, ballroom dancing presents a highly gendered face with men leading and women following, dancing also transgresses gender. Dancers press their bodies against those of strangers in ways that would be outrageous in the outside world, and while masculinity and dancing are thought to be incompatible and men who dance find their gender and sexuality suspect, dancers tell a story of heterosexual intimacy and desire; they aim for a moment when they dance as one.

The Dance of Connection

The Dance of Connection Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 0061851833
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when: We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won't apologize or be accountable. We don't know how to take a conversation to the next level when we feel desperate. We feel worn down by the other person's criticism, negativity, or irresponsible behavior. We have been rejected or cut off, and the other person won't show up for the conversation. We are struggling with staying or leaving, and we don't know our "bottom line." We are convinced that we've tried everything -- and nothing changes. Filled with compelling personal stories and case examples, Lerner outlines bold new "voice lessons" that show us how to speak with honor and personal integrity, even when the other person behaves badly. Whether we're dealing with a partner, parent, sister, or best friend, The Dance of Connection teaches us how to navigate our most important relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.

Dance Hall Days

Dance Hall Days Author Randy McBee
ISBN-10 9780814761199
Year 2000-11-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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The rise of commercialized leisure coincided with the arrival of millions of immigrants to America's cities. Conflict was inevitable as older generations attempted to preserve their traditions, values, and ethnic identities, while the young sought out the cheap amusements and sexual freedom which the urban landscape offered. At immigrant picnics, social clubs, and urban dance halls, Randy McBee discovers distinct and highly contested gender lines, proving that the battle between the ages was also one between the sexes. Free from their parents and their strict rules governing sexual conduct, working women took advantage of their time in dance halls to challenge conventional gender norms. They routinely passed certain men over for dances, refused escorts home, and embraced the sensual and physical side of dance to further accentuate their superior skills and ability on the dance floor. Most men felt threatened by women's displays of empowerment and took steps to thwart the changes taking place. Accustomed to street corners, poolrooms, saloons, and other all-male get-togethers, working men tried to transform the dance hall into something that resembled these familiar hangouts. McBee also finds that men frequently abandoned the commercial dance hall for their own clubs, set up in the basements of tenement flats. In these hangouts, working men established rules governing intimacy and leisure that allowed them to regulate the behavior of the women who attended club events. The collective manner in which they behaved not only affected the organization of commercial leisure but also men and women's struggles with and against one another to define the meaning of leisure, sexuality, intimacy, and even masculinity.

The Dance of Sex

The Dance of Sex Author Gary N. Reiss
ISBN-10 1481907794
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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In The Dance of Sex - A Dreambody Approach to Love, Sex, and Ecstasy, author Dr. Gary Reiss addresses the need for a new sexual revolution based on awareness, connection, ecstasy, and love, which integrates the best of sex therapy, relationship work, and spiritual approaches to sexuality including Tantra. Reiss's approach offers simple non-threatening, powerful methods based on the Dreambody work of Process-oriented Psychology, which provides practical tools useful both at home and at the therapist's office. Reiss's methods have already helped hundreds of couples who had previously tried numerous other approaches to get their intimate and sex life flowing again. His approach has enabled them to move beyond problems and into healing and ecstasy. This book is filled with stories, tools, and exercises to help us explore the richness of our sexual potential.

Life Preservers

Life Preservers Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 0061748447
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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With wit, wisdom and uncommon sense, Dr. Harriet Lerner gives readers the tools to solve problems and create joy, meaning and integrity in their relationships. Women will find Life Preservers (more than 40,000 copies sold in hardcover) to be an invaluable motivational guide that covers the landscape of work and creativity, anger and intimacy, friendship and marriage, children and parents, loss and betrayal, sexuality and health and much more. With new insights and a results-oriented approach, Dr. Lerner answers women’s most frequently asked questions and offers the best advice for problems women face today: I always pick the wrong guys. Should I move in with him? I can’t stand my boss. Should I leave my marriage? How can I recover from his affair? Is my fantasy abnormal? Is my therapy working? I miss my mother. I can’t believe I was fired.

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Intimacy Author Linda Wall
ISBN-10 097322827X
Year 2007-04
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher
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A tantalizing collection of romantic poetry From the blush of new love to the hurt and heartbreak of betrayal and unrequited love, Linda Wall shares a small part of her collection of over 200 poems written over the last 25 years. This is her first published collection of poetry. Ms. Wall says, 'Writing poetry has been a cathartic process for me all my life. These words you read were never written with the intention of ever been shown to another human being. They are the words of one woman's perspective of the human condition in searching for love and intimacy.' Amazing Linda's work is beautiful. Powerful is a better description . . . I found her words so moving. WOW (Val Clemont, author of Angel Advice) It 'will touch everyone who has ever been lonely, ever longed for that special someone.' (Cara Beckett, Carajaz Coaching & Publishing)

The Dance of Fear

The Dance of Fear Author Harriet Lerner
ISBN-10 9780061983719
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Unhappiness, says bestselling author Harriet Lerner, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions. Anxiety can wash over us like a tidal wave or operate as a silent thrum under the surface of our daily lives. With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear lite" to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us. We learn: how a man was "cured in a day" of the fear of rejection -- and what we can learn from his story how the author overcame her dread of public speaking when her worst fears were realized how to deal with the fear of not being good enough, and with the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate how to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy workplace how to manage fear and despair when life sends a crash course in illness, vulnerability, and loss how "positive thinking" helps -- and harms how to be our best and bravest selves, even when we are terrified and have internalized the shaming messages of others No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can’t avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope. Fear and Other Uninvited Guests shows us how.

Sex Love and the Dangers of Intimacy

Sex  Love and the Dangers of Intimacy Author Helena Lovendale
ISBN-10 0007100892
Year 2002
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Lone Arrow Press
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Case studies offer insight into how to make relationships work. Each chapter contains such exercises as breathing exercises, making a timeline of the relationship, and thoughts to ponder.