John Amodeo. PhD, LMFT, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for nearly forty years in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently practicing in San Rafael and the Sebastopol area. He holds graduate degrees in both clinical psychoiogy and transpersonal psychology and is the author of the award winning book, Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships. His other three books include The Authentic Heart; Love & Betrayal; and Being Intimate, which explores how Focusing creates a climate for intimacy. He contributed a chapter Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, edited by Greg Madison, on Integrating Focusing into couples therapy, and also co-authored a chapter with Dr. Sue Johnson on EFT and Buddhism in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. He was a writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal for ten years and has conducted workshops and lectured at universities internationally. He has made numerous radio and television appearances, including CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio, and has a popular blog column with Psychology Today, with over 2 million total views of his articles.