Conflict is an inevitable part of any relationship, be it a new relationship or a long-standing partnership. How couples navigate these conflicts plays a pivotal role in determining the health and longevity of the relationship. Gottman couples therapy is a groundbreaking approach to couples therapy that focuses on effective conflict resolution and is distinguished by its holistic “body-mind” approach to helping couples turn conflict into connection.
In a world that expects us to conform to standards and meet the expectations of others, daring to disappoint can be a revolutionary act of self-discovery and authenticity. The journey of embracing your true self and defying societal, familial and social pressures is not only empowering but also liberating.
Somatic therapy is a treatment approach that recognizes the mind-body connection and focuses on the experiences of the body, sensations, and movement to promote emotional healing and overall well-being. In the context of trauma, somatic therapy can be particularly effective because trauma often manifests not only as psychological symptoms but also as physical sensations and tensions in the body. Here’s how somatic therapy helps trauma survivors:
The fawn response is a term used in the context of responses to trauma, particularly in the model known as the “four Fs” – fight, flight, freeze, and fawn. These responses describe different ways individuals react when faced with a threat. The fawn response specifically refers to a person’s tendency to seek safety and avoid conflict by complying with the wishes and demands of others. It involves an extreme focus on pleasing others and maintaining harmony, even at the expense of one’s own needs, boundaries, and well-being.
If you have ever suffered from anxiety, you know that it can feel like an uninvited guest that can hijack your thoughts, emotions, and even your physical sensations. It can feel like being trapped in a never-ending loop of fear and doubt, where the world feels like a threatening place, and your own mind becomes your worst enemy. While the mind is racing, anxiety also manifests in physical sensations. Common symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweaty palms, trembling, dizziness, and a churning or queasy feeling in the stomach.
In every relationship, disagreements and conflicts are inevitable. It’s completely natural for individuals with different perspectives, needs, and personalities to occasionally clash. However, the way we express our dissatisfaction or concerns can make all the difference between constructive communication and destructive arguments. Criticism, when not handled with care, can easily erode the foundations of a relationship. This is where the principles of Gottman Couples Therapy come into play, offering guidance on how to complain to your partner in a healthy and productive way.
When your marriage or romantic partnership is strained, distant, or full of conflict, it’s common to feel anxious and alone. Even when physically together, partners in troubled relationships may feel emotionally disconnected or isolated from each other.
Arguments with your significant other can become repetitive and cyclical — and it’s hard to know how to break out of unhealthy patterns, even when you want to. Ongoing unresolved issues usually lead to feelings of frustration and a sense of helplessness with more and more unresolved complaints building up into a pile of resentments.
We all have a level of intellect, logical reasoning and comprehension which we call IQ. More people are developing an understanding of the importance of EQ – emotional intelligence – which is the ability to understand and communicate about our own feelings as well as the feelings of others. But are you aware of a third level of awareness – RQ – relationship intelligence?
Rooted in ancient indigenous traditions, Soul Retrieval is based on the belief that a person’s soul essence can become fragmented or lost due to traumatic experiences, emotional wounds, or challenging life circumstances. Learn about its significance in healing, and how it can aid individuals in reclaiming their wholeness and restoring balance in their lives.
In the realm of holistic therapies, there are a vast array of approaches designed to facilitate profound healing and transformation. One such modality that delves into the depths of the human psyche is Depth Hypnosis. Developed by psychologist and shamanic practitioner Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., Depth Hypnosis offers a unique blend of traditional hypnotherapy, shamanic techniques, energy medicine, and Buddhist psychology.