Deep Human Connection
Deep Human Connection
In this groundbreaking new book, best-selling author Stephen Cope invites us to explore the most important questions in this domain: What is the nature of human connection? Why, precisely, is a capacity to connect deeply so important to the development of our minds, bodies, and spirits? What are the actual mechanisms of connection that we must master during the course of life? How can our lack of connection inhibit our happiness and satisfaction in life? Can we learn to connect more wisely than we do?
Cope is well known as a master storyteller, and in this new book he seamlessly blends science, scholarship, and storytelling, drawing on poignant stories from his own life as well as the lives of famous figures-from E. M. Forster to Sigmund Freud to Queen Victoria-whose formative relationships shed light on the nature of connection itself. In the process, he lays out in stunning detail the precise mechanisms of human connection, which he distills into five helpful categories: containment, twinship, adversity, mirroring, and conscious partnership. Then he invites us into a remarkably practical reflection on how these forms of connection appear in our own lives, helping us work toward a fuller understanding of deep human connection-and a more satisfying and fruitful life. Stephen Cope, MSW, Kripalu's Scholar Emeritus, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. Stephen is a best-selling author, well known for making the sometimes esoteric scriptures of yoga accessible to the mainstream reader. He has more than a quarter million books in print, translated into 14 languages, and has received international acclaim for his work.
Length: 9.00 inches
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