When we think about trauma, we tend to think about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) e.g. war, assault, family violence, natural disaster or motor vehicle accidents. Many clients who present with anxiety or depression (and other mental health issues) at our clinic have been affected by disturbing life experiences such as […]
Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Do you have a love/hate relationship with food or eating? Do you have an intense fear of putting on weight or getting fat (regardless of your body shape or appearance)? With so much social pressure on how we look, your self-worth may be […]
“Life is difficult” M. Scott Peck wrote in his book The path road travelled (1998). How true that is. Life is full of unwanted changes, losses and setbacks. And inevitably, some of these events can lead to depression and can affect any of us. Depression is one of the most […]
How often do you have a relationship tune-up to make sure it’s healthy? What about repairing or healing emotional injuries? We take our car in for a regular service to keep it running smoothly so it does not breakdown. What about the most important relationship in your life? Marriage counselling is about maintaining your relationship and keeping you connected.
Time-Out Using a “time-out”, just as a sports coach would – signalling a “T” with their hands and taking time out of the game to re-think and re-structure a game plan – can be an effective communication strategy to manage couple’s escalating communications. The 6 steps to taking a “time-out” 1. Recognise […]
Suggested communication “ground rules” for handling issues within your relationship: 1. When we are having trouble communicating, we will use the Speaker-Listener Technique (see my blog post “Speaker-Listener Technique” from last week). 2. When conflict is escalating, we will call a “time-out” or “pause” and either (1) try talking again using […]