Category: Series

Trauma is a Landmine

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST When working with couples, I often find myself trying to explain the importance of doing some sort of trauma work when there is trauma present for one or both individuals. Trauma is like a landmine. Imagine this: You buy a

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Betrayal Trauma: Why Can’t I Get Over This?

By Rob Jensen FNP-C Have you ever heard of Pavlov’s Dogs? Ivan Pavlov was a Russian practicing in the late 1800’s. He conducted an experiment where he taught dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. That experiment led to an expansive understanding of

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How Trauma Affects The Elements Of A Healthy Relationship

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW To understand how trauma affects the way we relate to our loved ones, we must first understand the components of a sound relationship. The Gottman Sound Relationship House Theory The Sound Relationship House is a useful framework for understanding the

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Signs Of Trauma In A Relationship

Trauma & Intimacy Series: Part 1 of 2 By Caralee Frederic, LCSW You may not know it, but even the small traumas may be impacting your relationship. Here’s what you need to know about trauma – both the small and big traumas – and how

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Emotion Coaching Style

The 4 Parenting Styles

By Amanda Linan LCSW, CST What Style Are You? Research indicates that there are four parenting styles into which most people would fall. Parents can be good, loving parents no matter what style they use! The research does show that children who are parented using

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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?

EQ and Your Children​ Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is not commonly discussed, yet it affects every facet of our lives. By definition, it means being able to identify and understand your own emotions, understand and empathize with another person’s feelings, and respond to emotions with appropriate

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Emotion Coaching for Couples: Part 3 | When Your Lover is Upset

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Applying Parenting Emotion Coaching to Couples Part three of a five-part series on shifting your mindset to become a more capable Emotion Coach, and more Emotion Coachable.Emotionally intelligent couples are more likely to feel

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