Connecting Beyond – Observing and Learning Relationships is a book about people. It is about the connection that we cannot see – but we can feel. The author writes about her childhood – growing up in a traditional family who emigrated from Yemen to Israel. She focuses on the relationships in her family as well as in her community.
As a child she looked curiously at what was happening, and her insightfulness and perceptions about relationships are dealt within her personal life journey. As an adult, she became a therapist, helping people to deal with different issues, but mainly with relationship challenges.
Following a crisis in her own personal relationship, she created a unique, original and tangible model. This model shows an analogy between the functions of the human body’s connective tissue and personal relationships.
The book provides practical tools and actual examples of how to improve and deepen personal relationships.
“A fascinating combination of the personal, the professional, the scientific and the narrative”.
Professor Vered Nevo Salonim, Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University, Israel.
“Gila Belfair’s book is impressive and credible. Its sensitivity and honesty result in vivid and accurate presentations of home situations and human conditions. The metaphor of the connective tissue is very appropriate to the model as presented in the book”.
Professor Itzhak Ben Mordechai, Department of Literature, Ben Gurion University, Israel.