Emotional Intimacy Audiobook

A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions

A cutting-edge exploration and illumination of emotion, with an emphasis on cultivating intimacy with each of our emotions.

A key theme is emotional literacy. Another is emotional healing and integration.

Throughout the audiobook there are experiential practices designed to help us learn to make as wise use as possible of each of our emotions.

The audiobook has three parts: The first helps orient us, describing what it means to become intimate with our emotions, as well as clarifying the nature of emotion and how to optimally express it. The second part is all about individual emotions, and the third part helps deepen our understanding of emotion.


Emotional Intimacy is one of the finest books that is now available on the market dealing with emotions and, for lack of a better term, ‘emotional intelligence’ — you take your choice. It is the comprehensiveness, care, and genuine inclusiveness of this book that makes it so original, and that makes it an absolute must reading for therapists, teachers, parents, those in relationships, educators, psychiatrists, and you. Emotional Intimacy doesn’t confuse its maps and guidelines with the territory of emotions that it covers, but sets out a perfectly clear and beautifully understandable and accurate map of these all-too-often completely confused dimensions—our emotional territory (complex, often confusing, bewildering, and even occasionally staggeringly complex)—and the maps, guidelines, and suggestive maps that therapists use to bring clarity to this otherwise overwhelmingly complex territory.

The result is everything you could ever want: clear and concise, useful and beautifully succinct, exquisitely simple and well executed, beautifully well-written and a deeply joyful book to read, covering all the bases yet in a wonderfully simple and easy way to grasp, beginning to end.  I highly recommend this book for professional and laypeople alike—it has something deeply important to offer each—and you won’t regret it!

— Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision

From the moment I opened Emotional Intimacy and treated myself to a long look at — better to say “drink of” —its contents, something in my heart and whole being relaxed and released. I knew I was in the presence of one of the most precise analyses and deeply comforting (which means, strength-giving) contemplations of human emotion ever written, any time, anywhere, by anyone.

Over half a million books are now published every year. Very few deserve reading by many of us. Hardly any should be read, imbibed, deeply absorbed and used by just about every adult and most teenagers on the planet. This is one of them. I'm a fairly well respected teacher of such things myself, and I'm marveling at it. I intend to go to school in this masterwork by Robert Augustus Masters for a very long time to come. I can hardly praise it, and thank Robert, enough.

— Saniel Bonder, co-founder, Waking Down, author of Ultimaya 1.0: The Trouble with the Wishes of Leopold Stokes

Understanding our emotions and working with them and through them has never been more important. Personally, relationally, globally, the maturing of emotion is the first step toward peace. In Emotional Intimacy, Robert Masters creates a thorough geography of the heart, offering detailed understandings and extensive ways to practice being human. A true resource for individuals and those in the helping professions.

— Mark Nepo, author of Seven Thousand Ways To Listen and The Book of Awakening

This remarkably helpful, lucidly written book provides an exceptional road map on how to work creativity and constructively with all of our emotions. I was particularly impressed by Masters' emphasis on intimacy throughout the book, including the art of developing intimacy with each of our emotions. For those of us who wish to deepen our capacity for emotional intimacy with another human being, Masters offering is a beautiful place to begin.

—   Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in “The One”

In Emotional Intimacy Robert Masters offers a primer on emotions — from the most primary to the most subtle. Whether you are currently in a relationship or wish to be in one, this is a very worthwhile book to pick up and select a chapter from which to taste, digest, transform, and heal. As a couples therapist, I will definitely recommend this book to my clients.

—   Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, author of Wired for Love

With a poet’s facility with language, a psychospiritual guide’s skill in teaching us how to work practically with our most challenging emotions, and a scholar-practitioner’s light but firm grounding in the current literature on emotions, Robert Masters brings together in one volume a wonderful combination of wise perspectives, great depth and breadth, exercises and practices to help us explore our emotional lives, and a deep care and compassion for the reader, for all of us.

— Donald Rothberg, PhD, author of The Engaged Spiritual Life