Hung Chung-Ching applies his professional expertise and years of counselling experience to some of the most common psychological problems that occur between parent and child, between partners, and within our own egos. I Am Here for You is divided into four main sections: “Being Present and Listening”; “Understanding and Forgiveness”; “The Quest for Freeing Relationships” and “Building a New Self”.
This book goes far beyond the recounting of case studies or the citing of general platitudes. Hung Chung-Ching provides detailed analysis of the psychological conditions that motivate our actions, revealing the mental circuits underpinning the emotions. Only when we learn to listen and truly understand one another, he argues, can we move beyond the confusion and misunderstandings that cause us such emotional turmoil.
Hung also tackles some of the specific problems that are most pertinent to Asian society, such as the traditional childrearing techniques that so often cause conflict between the generations. His solution is a particular style of communication that deters recriminations and over-defensiveness through clarity of self-explanation and the vocalization of emotions. I Am Here for You explores the challenges of modern relationships using plain language that will allow any reader to grasp the universal principles of healthy relationships.