For those who can read them, a tree’s growth rings tell a story. And as the tree lives, new rings are added; essentially the tree’s story is a work in progress . Similarly, truly knowing those we are in relationship with is also a work in progress. As registered counsellor Katrina Rose explains in her recent blog article, that’s a good thing! Katrina tells us, “One of my greatest lessons in relationship has been the acceptance that knowing someone, truly knowing someone, is a work in progress. A willingness to keep knowing my partner is the single most important element in our relationship…” .
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Repost from @psychoutside This was the view as I walked up the stairs away from the beautiful ocean... a change in perspective can be just as beautiful! #northbeach#wollongong @walkdifferentpsychology
Who else just started school holidays?
If you answered "ugh, me 😣" then you're not alone. Whether you have small kids or grown ones, school holidays can be rough. As parents we often feel like we nag more and our kids fight more.
It doesn't need to be like this. School holidays can be a time where we reconnect with each other and strengthen the bonds that the school terms put to the test.
If you would like to learn some strategies to help alleviate the anger cycle this holidays, or if you're worried about your teen, now is the time to kick start your family goals. Access counselling for yourself, your teen or your whole family unit this holiday from the comfort of your own home. Contact me for session times now - I have plenty of times available both inside and outside business hours for phone, video or chat sessions.
I will also be posting some strategies for keeping kids happy and healthy this holidays over on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sarahrobinsoncounsellor so head on over for some ideas or more information about the services I offer.
Sharing some of my thoughts in this article on the cusp today. Thank you @whatkatydidnextfw for including me. Check it out by heading to http://thecusp.com.au/5-reasons-millennials-struggle-commitment/18003
Marriage counselling is as important as personal efforts made by both the individuals. Most couples overlook the importance of expertise in the area. Talk to us today and channelise your approach in a better manner. Call us on 04 224 5736 or email email@example.com today.
So excited to be featured in Body + Soul! @bodyandsoul_au
THERAPY HAS DIFFERENT FORMS THAN CHATTING IN A ROOM
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This week is child protection week in Australia, a week dedicated to promoting the value of children and focusing attention on the issues of child abuse and neglect.
As a parent and a counsellor to young people, parents and families, it is a week I see as vitally important. The objectives of Child Protection Week are to:
- raise the profile of all issues connected with child protection, including child abuse prevention, treatment, research, education, service provision and support for children, young people and families
- create a statewide umbrella focus for child protection allowing government and non-government agencies to present a cooperative and coordinated community oriented campaign
- support and value professionals and volunteer child protection workers by providing 'best practice' training and a forum to exchange ideas and information
- offer a framework to recognise advances in the field, and thereby contribute to better outcomes for all children and young people, especially those who have been harmed or are at risk of harm.
If there are children and young people in your life, this week is a great incentive to take stock of what you are excelling at and what you'd like to find out more about, and seek out ways that you can help to enrich the lives of young people around you.
If you would like to discuss any concerns or questions you might have, please contact me to set up a session time.
Do you want to work on your relationship in a beatiful setting? I am excited to announce that I am hosting an intimate Couples Weekend Retreat at the exclusive @lilianfelsbluemountains in the Blue Mountains on 16 - 18 February 2018. For more information, please go to my website: melissaferrari.com.au/services
A lot of people think that a happy relationship is an end-goal, and that if their relationship is not happy all the time, they have somehow failed. But relationships - which span years and numerous significant life events - will have ups and downs, twists and turns, good times and bad. And that is normal and natural - all couples will go through it.
It's not always possible for couples to navigate these changes and circumstances themselves - and that's ok too. If you add guilt and frustration that you're not able to have the perfect relationship all the time on top of the problems you're already having, it makes the situations and your emotions even more difficult. Accept that your relationship may struggle at time, and make the time and financial investment to keep it strong.