Do you recall that feeling of falling in love? The excitement, the positive ways in which you see your would-be partner and even the world? When you fall in love, your energy is high, your libido is high, and even your overall health benefits. The opposite is also true: relationship challenges can seem to knock your feet out from under you. You may feel exhausted, preoccupied, and even ill. You may feel that your future is not worth living, and no hope exists to pull you out of this abyss.
I would respectfully like to challenge those feelings of helplessness. Many brilliant clinicians have dedicated their careers to learning more about relationship health, challenges, and recovery. I have attended training with some of the very best. For instance, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have been engaged in high-quality research and education for families and professional for decades. Their studies have lit clear paths to couple communication, reconciliation, and security for families and their support systems. I have attended several Gottman training events over the past two decades, and have found great success utilizing their methods.
Just as in other types of counselling, no one size fits all for couples and families. For this reason, colleagues and I offer a variety of workshops for couples to learn tricks for effective communication techniques, skills for navigating the period after a baby is added to the family, and ways to keep love alive as your relationship goes through the twists and turns that life unfolds. Be sure to watch this website for future dates and offerings.