Feelings…whoa whoa feelings!

Every human has feelings. As I often tell my clients, feelings aren’t right, wrong, good or bad. Feelings exist like they air, they have a purpose. We need air to breathe, to survive, to live. Feelings help us navigate our environment, help us choose behaviors and interact in our relationships. All feelings are necessary andContinue reading “Feelings…whoa whoa feelings!”

Emotional – Relationship Needs

Oftentimes we are dissatisfied in our relationships and we don’t know why exactly. We all have needs emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Do you know what your relational needs are? Below is an assessment and scoring sheet for relational needs. Whether you are an individual or in a romantic partnership, this assessment will help you realizeContinue reading “Emotional – Relationship Needs”

Anxiety, Stress, Difficulty

Some of the most difficult things we try to cope with are anxiety, stress, and difficult emotions. The majority of us never never learn that we are human and it’s okay to feel uncomfortable emotions. We often try to suppress those emotions because we don’t like the way they feel. We also often encourage othersContinue reading “Anxiety, Stress, Difficulty”

Communication

One of the biggest issues I see within couples and family dynamics is ineffective communication. Effective communication is one of the most essential skills that we need to master for healthy relationships. We often learn dysfunctional communication in our family of origin and we rarely learn to change those unhealthy behaviors. Below is a guidelineContinue reading “Communication”

Inner Child Healing

Introduction The majority of us did not grow up in functional homes with parents who knew how to give us the love and nurturing that we needed. When we don’t get what we need as children, especially during the first five years, we often grow up with struggling how to feel loved, valued, worthy, andContinue reading “Inner Child Healing”

Book Recommendations

I am often asked to recommend books for clients. Here is a list of books that I use in my practice and find very helpful to use with clients. When the Body Keeps the Score The Complex PTSD Workbook Codependent No More Codependent No More Workbook Boundaries (Religious based) Boundaries Workbook (Religious based) Intimate EncountersContinue reading “Book Recommendations”

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