Heart : Mind - Warmth and Light in Your Relationships
The authors, Robert Broenen PsyD and Mari Broenen PhD, explore the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and create the Heart : Mind model--a simple and effective system for identifying, evaluating, understanding and optimizing your interactions with others.
The book is a practical guidebook with exercises for making the most of your relationships--from the casual to the intimate. More
WE HUMANS are social animals. We spend most of our time relating to other people.
Relationships are one of the most important things in our lives. And yet we rarely take the time to examine our relationships objectively and determine what they add to our lives. Do they enhance or detract? What makes the good relationships work? How can we ensure they continue to do so? Why do others detract? And, what can we do about it?
Dr. Robert Broenen, a psychologist, and his daughter, Dr. Mari Broenen, a university professor, explored the dynamics of interpersonal relating and created the Heart : Mind model--a simple and effective system for identifying, evaluating, understanding and optimizing your interactions with others. Additional free articles by Drs. Broenen are available at www.RealPsychSolutions.com.
Heart : Mind—Warmth and Light in Your Relationships is a practical guidebook for making the most of all your relationships--from the casual to the intimate.
This concise and easy-to-use book takes you through all the steps you need to create rewarding relationships throughout your life.
This eBook provides:
* Guided exercises in which you identify about a dozen of your most important relationships and then rank each for their importance and satisfaction.
* An analysis of how relationships are formed by engaging your heart and mind.
* An explanation of the authors’ unique Heart : Mind model, which identifies four fundamentally different kinds of sustainable, and potentially rewarding relationship types ranging from the casual to the intimate.
* An outline of five uniquely different approaches which you can apply in artfully and skillfully managing your relationships while maximizing effectiveness and satisfaction.
* A summary of the rewards which you can derive from the Heart : Mind approach throughout your life.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
With Whom Do You Have Relationships?
Who Gets on Your List?
PART TWO: THE Heart : Mind WAY
How Relationships Start and Grow
How Heart and Mind Team Up to Create Engaging
How Heart : Mind Blends Give You Options For Engaging
The Heart : Mind Model
PART THREE: YOUR WAYS OF RELATING
What Types Are Your Relationships?
How Are Your Relationships Doing?
PART FOUR: YOUR APPROACHES
What Ways Work
How You Can Refresh A Healthy Relationship Using Heart : Mind
How You Can Relocate A Healthy Relationship Using Heart : Mind
How You Can Revive An Ailing Relationship Using Heart : Mind
When You Choose to Reframe Your Relating, Heart : Mind Can Help
How You Can Retire a Failed Relationship Using Heart : Mind
Your “Portfolio” of Relationship Approaches
PART FIVE: YOUR REWARDS
How Heart : Mind Relating Can Enrich Your Life
Why You Should Try Heart : Mind Relating
"Your book was a godsend for me. I was troubled by a couple of relationships for some time this year. Your tools for examination of these friendships were very helpful. The work you have done is worthwhile, practical and accessible…You presented the contact process so well with transact vs engage. I had become somewhat wary about engaging in the past but am becoming more open to it. Also on making my own choices rather than being 'chosen'." Judith Strupp Green, Anthropologist
"A terrific book. It’s action-oriented, short enough that people will read it and has a light tone. I… am beginning to think maybe I’m not really too old for another self-help book… I’ve thought of several relationships that could use a tune-up and have acted on one so far." Warren Gibson, Professor
"The book addresses many important issues in the process of establishing relationships in a hands-on, approachable way." Dale Novina, Executive Coach
"I liked it…I think it’s easy to read, well written and infinitely applicable." Linda Haines, Consultant