June 23, 2018

This week in the multi family therapy group I challenged families to work together in a race against other families to complete the Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Challenge. The challenge is based on TED talk by Tom Wujec “Build A Tower, Build A Team” which has been v...

June 20, 2018

In a report from the UK released in 2016, a staggering 71 percent of respondents in the music industry believed they had suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety, while a significantly high 69 percent reported they had suffered from depression. 

Th...

In todays multifamily group, we discussed active listening and used a couple of fun and interactive exercises to demonstrate why it's such an important tool in family therapy. 

Once we'd established and experienced active listening, we moved into the process section. I...

Even when your children, and particularly your teens, push you away, they still need the support and love from parents and care-givers.

In my experience as a family therapist, a commitment to family therapy from you is one of the most loving, supportive and transformati...

Many of the families I work with, have trouble communicating effectively.  If one member of the family is struggling with a mental health issue or an addiction, it’s common for communication to be further stunted.

Learning how to communicate more clearly and more...

June 12, 2018

Teenagers are often not rushing to open up to their parents which makes the adolescent years even harder. Most teens have questions they need answers to, or support in some areas of their life. As a family therapist, I stress the importance of parents learning to commu...

June 12, 2018

In the family therapy sessions I run, the feelings wheel has become a bit of a running joke, but it's a vital part of the work that I do. I'll often ask a question like, 'and what's the feeling behind that?' or 'What was your reaction when that happened?'. Most often p...

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