Choosing a professional to help in your life is one of the most important decisions you can make. If that person is helpful, life will be better. If not, it can actually be damaging. A good fit is crucial. A good fit is when you have a sense of looking forward to sessions. You should feel lighter afterwards. You should have a plan or a bit of homework. Your thoughts might drift to “I should call him/her” if you are struggling. You should see improvement, or at least more hope if your situation is more entrenched.
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Somatic Experiencing is a gentle, talk and movement method of guiding traumatic experiences to become less emotionally charged. The definition of traumatic experiences is widened in this theory, to include anything that overwhelms the nervous system. Some examples of trauma can include a divorce or sudden health issue, a difficult job loss, a fight w/ a friend, chronic criticism, medical treatment, or a car accident.
I’ve recently become more aware of the work of John and Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute, and find their ideas to be so important in the area of couples work.
Resilience is fundamentally a belief that all people possess a natural ability to better themselves and their situation. This capacity has been clearly shown in longitudinal research. But more importantly, how can I become resilient or help my children be survivors?