According to Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages Series, we all speak with one of five love languages: quality time, physical touch, gift giving, acts of service, and words of affirmation.
For example, your partner may reflect his love through physical touch when you’re craving quality time. Or, you may shower your significant other with gifts while he or she is in need of words of affirmation.
In my practice, I see couples that are struggling in a variety of ways to connect and communicate. This can range from feeling disconnected, not spending enough creative… Continue reading
What can you expect from therapy? People are looking for change. I have abandoned rigid techniques for a much more successful approach. Listening is so important as the world has become so fast and distractable. As I listen to people’s concerns and perspectives, I believe that being heard and understood is paramount to success in therapy and in life.
In my office I am honored to have people open up and expose their fears, abuse, desires and conflicts. They want to be happy and more content. People are intrinsically motivated to change,the motivation is sometimes hidden.
As I… Continue reading
Do You Feel Stuck? What is EMDR Therapy and How Can It Help You?
Many times we get into a rut, a repetitive cycle that occurs unconsciously. We find ourselves repeating the same behavior or thought that brings us unhappiness. Although these repetitive cycles serve to protect us in some way, in time they prevent movement toward growth and healthy living. In order to let go of this dysfunctional cycle you may need more than talk therapy.
EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a very creative and powerful method of reprocessing the repetitive cycles that make you… Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the ICS series showcasing life coaches from www.hireaprofessionallifecoach.com, this week’s feature is Paula Quinsee‘s blog post on Imago Therapy. Paula is a Life, Health, and Relationship Coach who is passionate about being a catalyst for change and touching people’s lives. You can find and follow her on www.ati2ud.com, FaceBook, and Twitter.
Is your relationship strong enough to survive an affair?
Every so often, I get a client that comes to me faced with the dilemma of how to deal with and/or pick up the pieces after an affair. I myself have… Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s contributor is Tamea Burd of Shine and Rise Life Coaching. Tamea is a certified Life Coach, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With a personal, kind, practical approach, she specializes in motivational, relationship, communication and career coaching.
Although it sounds counterproductive, often the best way to move forward in your life is to take a step back. When plans, goals, and dreams all seem to be a jumble of uncertainty, and we feel stressed, disappointed or fear that we “do not enough time” – that’s exactly when we need to take one solid… Continue reading