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John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT


John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT, is the author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships, which won the Spirituality and Practice Award as one of the best spiritual books of 2013, as well as the 2014 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in the relationship category. The book discusses relationships as a spiritual path. His other books include The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson a chapter on EFT and Buddhism in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. He contributed a chapter to The Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. He is a coach and has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 40 years in the San Francisco Bay area. He has lectured and led workshops internationally, including at universities in Hong Kong, Chile, and Ukraine. He was a writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal for ten years and has appeared as a media guest on CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio. You can follow him on Facebook or visit his website at

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