Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives.
We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that twenty-five percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection.
There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause.
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“In this amazingly accessible, profound book, you get an introduction to the new, science-based, radical concept that your brain is ‘relational,’ and you get a manual that shows you amazingly effective ways to use your relationships to optimize your brain’s natural inclination to connect. This book will help every joyful person understand the source of their joy, and every unhappy person understand how they can become joyful. This book should be used by every clinician and read by every person.”
Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, authors of Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple