Polly Young-Eisendrath

Workshop Leader

Polly Young-Eisendrath

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, psychologist, and psychotherapist in private practice. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont and the founder and director of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy. She is past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and a founding member of the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies. Polly is also the chairperson of Enlightening Conversations, a series of conversational conferences which bring together participants from the front lines of Buddhism and psychoanalysis. She is the author or editor of eighteen books, ranging from parenting, adult development, intimate and parental love, Buddhist theory, Jungian psychology to women’s development, couple therapy, couple development, and various paths to awakening/enlightenment from meditation to personal love. These books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent works are "The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance" and "Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path". Dr. Young-Eisendrath is a lifelong Buddhist practitioner in Zen, Tibetan, and Vipassana lineages and brings decades of leadership in mindfulness practice within the Buddhist context as well as integrated into her clinical work.

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The Gathering Room


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Jul 01 2020


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Real Dialogue: Transforming Repetitive Conflict into Renewed Trust and Open Communication: At Home, At Work and In the World

Real Dialogue is a finely honed structure for dialogue and inquiry that is used for resolving conflicts between equals in relationships. Real Dialogue clears a path in order to transform chronic, repetitive hostilities into open communication and mutual discovery. Real Dialogue is being applied in business, in the home, in organizations, and cultural and social situations in which individuals or groups encounter conflict and hostilities. Real Dialogue is designed specifically to facilitate situations in which there is repetitive conflict as a result of emotionally triggering dynamics that fall outside our awareness. We hope you gain the insights and skills here to improve communication in all areas of your life.
Among the featured courses:
Living Together Without Falling Apart: Using Real Dialogue to Increase Trust and End Polarization During “Lockdown”
Making Deeper Contact: Expanding Your Awareness and Skills to Embrace What Life Brings