You've been through something horrifying. You try to forget it but you are struggling. You avoid things that remind you of it. But it keeps coming back. The quiet moments are the hardest. So you stay busy. You wish for rest. You hope for sleep. But you can't let your guard down.
Arguments can escalate pretty quickly in romantic relationships, as many couples know. In part 1 of this blog post I discuss being aware of when your arousal level is increasing past the point that you can have a productive discussion. Couples who are experts on themselves and each other understand how to set up their discussions for success, rather than failure.
Navigating the Holiday Season The lights, decorations, music and media at this time of year flood some people with pictures of everyone but them having a joyful holiday season. Many people come to see me who aren’t looking forward to family functions, or loneliness, the pressure of giving presents to others who might not like the gifts, the extra temptation for those who are watching their weight or battling addiction.
A Gentle Path To Change is Accept Where You Are and who you are. Do you look for your strengths? Or only criticize your “faults”? “Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.” Sophocles
This interview was conducted with Dr. Sue Johnson. It provides an overview of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and information about her book, "Hold Me Tight". Dr. Johnson has received numerous honours for her work, including the Outstanding Contributor to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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