REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection by Catherine O'KaneREAL: The Power of Authentic Connection by Catherine O'Kane

REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection

byCatherine O'Kane, Duane O'Kane

Paperback | November 17, 2016

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Stop pursuing happiness and discover the joy of being fully alive through authentic, vulnerable connection.

This inspirational, life-changing book reveals how most of our struggles in life are relationship struggles. Depression, anxiety, mental and physical illness, low self-esteem, high divorce rates, and all the myriad ways we explain our pain are more a result of lack of real relationships. We don’t know how to connect, and the ways we go about attempting to do so often contribute to the problem. We hide, pretend and defend instead of being real. Connection is the doorway to being fully alive, and it is only one vulnerable step away in any given moment.

In this book, Duane and Catherine take the reader through an intimate journey using exercises and examples from their personal and professional lives.  Practical tools are shared, including 5 skills of emotional responsibility, and the 4 step ‘getting real’ process to correct the self-limiting beliefs and feelings that are at the root of our relationship dilemmas. This book provides a road map back to a fully connected life for all of those who have suffered in isolation.

Title:REAL: The Power of Authentic ConnectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:Clearmind PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0995803501

ISBN - 13:9780995803503

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Year's Worth of Relationship Therapy Packed Into 1 Concise Book Anyone looking for a pathway through difficult conversations, relationship dilemmas and how to feel more deeply connected to the people you love in your life - this is the book for you. Comprehensive but not at all theoretical or boring. The personal stories really lay bare the basics of human relationships - how to really relate heart to heart, even in the middle of the difficult stuff. The exercises and applications are clear, easy to try out and very well conceived. It is really like getting to hear from 2 very experienced professional counsellors (which the authors are) about how to navigate relationships to squeeze the best bits out of them, and at the same time, learn from their own personal stories which they share quite candidly. Not a dry and cerebral read - more like a good deep and honest conversation from the heart. Highly recommend - wish I had found this stuff earlier in my life.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I loved this book, the tile is so perfect for the book, This book so crucial to any one in relationship! Finally an approach which doesn't place blame and encourages individuals to take responsibility for themselves without blaming others. Relationships can only get better if you become your own, whole person first.
Date published: 2016-12-19