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How to Attract Your Ideal Client as a Gottman Couples Therapist: An Interview with Joe Sanok, MA, LLP, LCC, Part II

A detailed knowledge of who you want to attract helps you decide where you dedicate your energy and time.

What is My Heart Saying?

Here is a simple exercise to get out of your head and back into your heart.

Under Stress, We All Regress

A story of how compassion helped a family find relief when stressful conditions activated trauma triggers and coping mechanisms.

How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationships

No matter how versed you are in the art of awareness, your sincere efforts to explore the present moment go a long way in bringing you and your partner closer.

How I Almost Quit Couples Therapy—and Love—Until Mindfulness Saved Me

Our ability to observe the workings of our mind, challenge our stories, and see what is really happening is a major predictor of happiness.

Holding Hands with Loved Ones Creates Interpersonal Synchronization

When the couple was sitting next to each other holding hands, the brainwave sync was the strongest. How incredible is that?

Building Your Marriage on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Putting these into practice will put you in touch with your body, feelings, and mind.

How S&M Can Strengthen Your Relationship

No, I am not referring to Fifty Shades of Grey sadism and masochism.

Manage Conflict – Part 4

Managing conflict isn’t simply about being aware of and intentional about your thoughts and your words.

The Four Horsemen: Stonewalling

The last, but certainly not least, of the Four Horsemen is stonewalling.

How to Heal from Past Relationships

What role did the Four Horsemen, relationship phases, flooding, and perpetual problems play in your past relationships?

Betrayal Trauma in Addiction

Betrayal trauma hits the foundation of the person and the relationship—trust.

Can Words Really Hurt Me?

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but can words really hurt me?

Teach Your Kids the Value of Self-Care by Creating Healthy Habits

Children, just like adults, benefit greatly from consistent and deliberate self-care activities.

Mindful Parenting: How to Respond Instead of React

Mindful parenting means that you bring your conscious attention to what’s happening, instead of getting hijacked by your emotions.

Understanding Must Precede Advice

Learn how to use conflict as an opportunity to understand and get to know each other better is a vital part of attunement.

How to Handle Anger in Your Relationship

Next time you get angry, stop and think about why you’re angry.