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EFT Couples Therapist: Personal & Professional Meet

Couple's Therapist

Here’s a bit of my journey to becoming an EFT couples therapist. September, 2006 saw me heading to Ottawa to attend a couple’s therapist training. I am a couple’s therapist so nothing unusual in that. I was distracted though, that

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On the Homefront: What is Love to Most of Us?

Love can flow like a fast flowing river or it can be like a dry creek bed. Whatever it looks like, we all crave it. Finding a relationship that encompasses mutual joy and shared responsibility for maintaining love is important

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Attachment and Adult Relationships

When children are born they develop an “attachment bond” with their primary caregiver/s. This bond shapes the brain of the infant, influencing self-esteem, expectations of others, and the general ability to participate in successful relationships. Because of the deep and

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Are Women More Emotionally Intelligent Than Men?

women smarter than men?

Emotional differences between men and women is the topic of fierce debate. Tests measuring emotional differences between men and women tend to show that women have an edge over men when it comes to empathy and social skills. But it’s

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Nonverbal Communication

While it may be common knowledge that communication is an essential component of a healthy relationship, the importance of nonverbal communication in particular may not be as commonly known. Nonverbal communication is a more natural method of communication that we

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Successful Relationships

Laughter can play an important part in cultivating a healthy and long-lasting relationship, with its ability to draw people together and form positive bonds. It can be used as a tool to broach sensitive subjects, add perspective, smooth over difficulties,

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Taming the Tiger: Finishing fights well

Think back to the last fight you had with your spouse. Put aside the “what” you were fighting about and zero in on how you felt.

Were you “flooded” with intense emotion? Did you feel physically overwhelmed? Were your […]

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Do You Chase or Do You Withdraw?

Jason hasn’t said much for the last few days. Sally, his wife, has talked quite a bit. Sally processes life by commenting on it verbally as it passes her by. Jason does his reflecting internally. He shares when asked, although sometimes Sally has to drag it out of him. Such is the normal ebb and flow of Jason and Sally’s marriage. It works quite well. Mostly […]

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Living Your Marriage Abroad: Conflict

Conflict is every marriage’s bedfellow. Unfortunately, conflict can become so intense that some couples eventually retreat behind walls of silence and isolation in the hope that this will resolve the conflict. It won’t […]

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Maintaining Marital Friendship

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, makes for a good marriage? John Gottman, a researcher and marital therapist from the University of Washington, has for many years been studying what he calls the “Masters and Disasters” of marriage. He describes three features that good marriages have in common. I’d like to describe …

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