About John Amodeo, PhD
John Amodeo, PhD, MFT, is the author of the award-winning book, Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships. His other books include The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He has been a marriage and family therapist in the San Francisco area for over thirty-five years, has conducted workshops internationally on relationships and couples therapy, and has appeared on CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. For more information, articles, and free videos, visit his website at: www.johnamodeo.com.
Articles by John Amodeo, PhD:
The Vital Importance of Emotional Safety in Relationships
What It Means to Be Emotionally Safe in a Relationship
The Gift of Self-Compassion
The Generosity of Listening
5 Tips Toward More Generous Listening
The Power of Pausing Before Speaking
Living with Regrets and How to Deal with Them
Do Relationships Require Compromise or Something More Fundamental?
How Much News Should We Expose Ourselves To?
Reclaiming Your Life After Breaking Up
What It Means to Not Take Things Personally
4 Perils of Perfectionism
Flexible Boundaries: Affirming Ourselves While Staying Connected
Smiling Improves Your Emotional and Spiritual Health
Why Seeking Reassurance Is a Good Thing
3 More Things That Keep Us Lonely
Some Reassuring Thoughts About Needing Reassurance
Intimacy as a Spiritual Path
3 Things that Keep Us Lonely
How to Become a More Interesting Person
What’s More Important: Speaking Your Truth or Maintaining Safe Relationships?
Revisiting Unconditional Love: What Works and What Doesn’t
How to Metabolize a Compliment
Are You Codependent or Just Caring?
2 Things We Say that Dilute Contact
Two Essential Factors for Effective Communication
6 Ways to Tune Up Your Listening
How Healing Shame Can Save Our World
On the Destructive Belief That No One Can Make Us Feel Anything
How Meditation Helps Our Relationships
What Drives Our Criticisms?
What a Real Apology Looks Like
The Transpersonal Nature of Intimacy
When an Apology Is Not an Apology
How Mindful Living Creates Lasting Intimacy
4 Hidden Ways Shame Operates
Differentiating Shame from Guilt: It’s Not So Easy
The Commitment Conundrum: What It Takes to Create Lasting Love
Surprising Ways that Shame Can Serve Us
The Power of Healthy Shame: How Shame Can Be Our Friend
Differentiating the Pursuit of Excellence from Perfectionism
5 Ways to Make Love Thrive
5 Ways that Being Appreciated Nourishes Us
The Quandary of Being Falsely Accused and How to Deal with It
Re-Visioning Strength: What It Really Means to Be Strong and Why It’s Important
Signs of a Dysfunctional Religion: Toward a Healthy Spirituality
Tis the Season of Giving But Are We Forgetting the Other Half of the Equation?
How Seeking Perfection Reveals Our Imperfection
Surprising Ways that Shame Shows Up
How Shame Contaminates Our Lives — and a Path Toward Healing