Over the last few months, I've gathered 17 luminaries in the area of intimacy and relationships—teachers, writers, researchers, and therapists—who have collectively worked with tens of thousands of couples of all types, to explore the potential of intimate relationship to serve as a crucible for transformation and awakening. As part of the series, these experts share their secrets with you, their breakthrough insights, and the fruits of their years of exploration.
In order to make the journey that intimacy offers, most agree that we must be willing take a risk, to dare to move into the unknown, and to be extraordinarily vulnerable; we must be willing to consciously turn toward all that is unresolved within us, and to cultivate new levels of kindness and courage. In this way, many consider the path of intimacy the greatest vehicle we have in the contemporary world for personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening.
I've invited my longtime friend and colleague, Tami Simon, to host the series and you can be sure she will be asking the tough questions as we join these visionaries to explore the further reaches of intimacy, and the true potential of a life devoted to the ever-deepening discoveries of love.
We had over 75,000 of you participate in our last two free programs—The Compassionate Brain and The Self-Acceptance Project—and look forward to sharing this new series with you.
I'm happy to announce the following confirmed presenters: John Welwood, PhD; Sue Johnson, PhD; Gay Hendricks, PhD and Katie Hendricks, PhD; Harriet Lerner, PhD; Bruce Tift, LMFT; Stan Tatkin, PsyD; Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen Hunt, PhD; Rick Hanson, PhD; Robert Augustus Masters, PhD; David Schnarch, PhD; John Gray, PhD; David Richo, PhD; Ellyn Bader, PhD and Peter Pearson, PhD; and Julie Colwell, PhD.
We look forward to seeing you online next year! All our love, Matt Licata, Series Editor