These are some resources I find myself recommending over and over to clients to help them gain insight into their situation. You may find them useful as well.
…for Marriage Couple Therapy
- The Gottman Relationship Institute Through research-based interventions and exercises, Gottman informed therapists
help couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Click Here to Explore the Gottman Institute.
- Helen Fisher, how your personality type shapes who you are, why you love, the biology and nature of love, the biology of infidelity, Click here to explore Helen Fisher’s exciting work.
- Dr. Sue Johnson, Ottawa’s Own Leading “Scientist” on Couples Therapy, Click here to explore Dr. Johnsons’ revolutionary work on Marital Health and Satisfaction.
- Dan Wile, How Relationships Both Solve and Create Problems, Click Here to explore Dan Wile’s work,
- Emotion Focused Therapy, New cycles of bonding interactions occur and replace negative cycles such as pursue-withdraw or criticize-defend. These positive cycles then become self-reinforcing and create permanent change. The relationship becomes a safe haven and a healing environment for both partners. Click Here to explore the benefits of Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples,
- Infidelity, Relationships Outside the Marriage, After The Affair, Not Just Friends, Anatomy of Love,
- Esther Perel, Marriage In A Rut, Confused about Roles, “It’s Like another kid”, Esther Perel explores why the Quest for Security Saps Erotic Vitality, Click here to explore Esther Perel’s work, Mating In Captivity
…for Individual Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals, “We’re Alive Because We Feel, Yes some of our emotions should be tempered. But many of our emotions, even those we’d rather not feel, can lead us towards greater well being, if only we’d allow them to do so”. Click Here to Further Explore EFT for Individuals.
- Dialectic Behavior Therapy, DBT focuses on helping patients modify their ways of thinking and behaving. The word “dialectical” simply means that two opposite things can be true at the same time—in this case, that patients need to accept themselves, warts and all, yet recognize that by changing their destructive coping methods and learning other skills, they could have a better life. Marsha Linehan, Phd. Click Here to Further Explore DBT.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) therapists suggest that depression is caused by a combination of an unhelpful dysfunctional thought process and by maladaptive behaviors motivated by that thought process. In CBT we seek to reorganize and reframe these “unhelpful dysfunctional” beliefs and behaviors. Click Here to further explore CBT for Depression.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Thinking, and Fears/Phobias, avoidance. Here we learn new methods and ways to change our old thinking patterns and habits. With anxiety we’re often/always thinking. experiencing and predicting the worst. As long as this continues we will continue to suffer. In CBT for anxiety, we recondition our minds to respond differently, than we have and to NOT think of and expect the worst case scenario. With anxiety we have been conditioned to feel, think and behave negatively and to take protective or avoidant measures. In CBT for anxiety we are reconditioned, to cope, not expect the worst, and to suffer less and enjoy rather than avoid risks. Click here to further explore CBT for anxiety.
…for Divorce and Separation
- Health Canada, 2000, Because Life Goes On…Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce: A Guide for Parents,
…for Mental Health
- Breakdown: A Mental Health Crisis, Globe and Mail Special Report
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Mental Health Canada
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Mood Disorders Society of Canada
…for Substance Use and Gambling My Motto For Addiction (Addiction is not Your Fault….It is your Responsibility)
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – www.camh.net
- Problem Gambling – http://www.problemgambling.ca
…for Military Families
- Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency http://www.cfpsa.com/
- Family Navigator http://www.familynavigator.ca/