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Turn Towards, Instead of Away – The Gottman’s Institute

Turn Towards, Instead of Away – The Gottman’s Institute

RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS I am pleased to have officially completed my Gottman’s Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Couples Therapy. Everyone stumbles through relationships, marriage and parenting with little or no research on how to navigate this complex path. Sometimes its worthwhile doing the research! Thank you to world renowned Drs John and Julie Gottman who have devoted…

Marriage and Relationships – are you Happy?

Marriage and Relationships – are you Happy?

Narmatha Thillainathan   At some point in your relationship as a couple, you will often find yourself struggling with anger and shock, despair and sadness. In my experience as a therapist, some are newlyweds, and can’t understand how they have plummeted from the heights of love and glory into a swamp of hopelessness and conflict. Others have been married for…

Why We Need to Have Compassion for Our Inner Critic

Why We Need to Have Compassion for Our Inner Critic

A great article exploring Self Compassion and our inner critic – by Dr Kristen Neff We know how much it hurts. “I’m an idiot!” “I’m disgusting.” “No one will ever love me.” So why do we do it? As soon as we ask ourselves this question, we often just pile on more self-criticism. “I’m so mean, even to myself.” “That’s…

What is Self Compassion?

What is Self Compassion?

A great article exploring self-compassion – By Dr Kristen Neff  Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how…

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

Encouraging research by the Black Dog Institute on how exercise can positively impact your mental health and mood – published October 2017 A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression – and just one hour can help. Published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results show…

Self-Compassion IT!!!

Self-Compassion IT!!!

Healing through self-compassion “Mindful Self-Compassion is the foundation of emotional healing – being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion and other forms of stress(mindfulness), and responding with kindness and understanding(self-compassion). It also means holding difficult emotions- fear, anger, sadness and shame, and self-doubt in loving awareness leading to greater ease and well-being…