It's in our nature to relate and connect with others.
But in a world dominated by electronic communications, online identities and constant busyness, we are losing touch, and our relationships are lacking real meaning. Many of the problems we face today are directly related to our inability to connect emotionally with others. Rates of depression and anxiety, isolation and loneliness, relationship conflict and neighbourhood complaints are at an all-time high.
The seven principles of connectedness provide a practical framework for establishing a better relationship with yourself and strong, fulfilling relationships with others, by helping you uncover the emotional needs that underlie all interactions. The framework is easy to learn and can be implemented immediately for positive results. It's a highly effective way of significantly improving personal and professional relationships.
Written in a warm and empathetic style and tone, Closer helps reinforce the power of strong connections and their importance in all facets of life.
One of two experts on Channel 7's controversial Seven Year Switch relationship series, Peter Charleston has been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, and an organisational trainer and coaching psychologist for over 10 years. He has postgraduate qualifications in psychology and business and has worked with a variety of organisations including Alfred Health, Vanguard investments, KPMG and La Trobe University.
Peter is regularly invited to speak to organisations on wellness, mental fitness, leadership and teamwork. His expertise includes dealing with work/life issues, stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, conflict and addictions and he's known for his ability to simplify complex theories and research for the practical benefit of his clients.
Self-help & practical