PLAY IS THERAPY

I’m so excited about this month of social media. I’ve decided that for me, it’s going to be a month of play. It’s November, Halloween just got us in the mood and there are more holidays lined up for the…

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A GOOD COUPLES THERAPIST

How badly do you want to be a good couples therapist? Being a good couples therapist requires determining what you really believe about people and relationships, and then pouring yourself into the practice of a philosophy and theory. Getting to…

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It’s time to go to therapy! I’m predicting that most of us have either considered starting therapy, or we have been on the receiving end of someone telling us to go. It can be so hard to go to therapy….

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The Horse Whisperer Inspires Good Attunement I recently watched the movie “Buck”. It’s about the life of Buck Brannaman who was the inspiration for the novel and movie, “The Horse Whisperer”. This movie tells the story of Buck, who endured…

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When did you last look at your loved one really closely? When was the last time you looked at a situation you were struggling with, and really studied it closely?  We often hear in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) that slower…

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Want to do successful Couples Therapy? Here’s what we know: While looking at various therapists and models (factors of change), Lebow discovered that it’s not age, gender, race or even experience that determines success during couples therapy. What does make…

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1.  Ask for a volunteer couple. (It works best to have your helpers do this exercise and act like a pursuer/withdrawer). – Have them stand opposite one another, and instruct them not to move so that they stay in one…

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