We prioritise the activities in our lives, but do we do the same for our relationships.
How much time do you actually invest in this relationship? No one needs to explain to anyone these days how busy life has gotten, and I get that. But what are we actually filling our days with? How many instances in your day to day life, has someone you desperately care for, asked for your attention, where you “had your hands full”?
Groups are set up to address a specific problem, such as depression, panic disorders, social anxiety, substance abuse or eating disorders. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills in order to help people who are struggling with issues such as anger, shame, loneliness and low self-esteem. Group therapy is an excellent form of therapy that focuses mainly on support and acquire new knowledge and techniques in order to positively influence the quality of your life.
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Groepe word saamgestel om 'n spesifieke probleem, soos depressie, paniekversteurings, sosiale angs, dwelmmisbruik of eetversteurings aan te spreek. Ander groepe fokus meer algemeen op die verbetering van sosiale vaardighede soos om mense te help wat sukkel met kwessies soos woede, skaamte, eensaamheid en 'n lae selfbeeld.
Groepterapie is ‘n uistekende vorm van terapie wat hoofsaaklik op ondersteuning fokus, so wel as om nuwe kennis en tegnieke aan te leer om sodoende die kwaliteit van jou lewe positief te beinvloed.
Remember, parents are basically always going to be parental. This means that when a parent in some way gets involved in his or her adult child’s personal problems, the parental instincts will kick in. Years of powerful emotional connection simply cannot make way for clear and objective analysis, support and feedback. And when we have a third person or more involved (such as a spouse or grandchild), good intentions can lead to relational conflict no one hoped for.
We all have emotional, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs. Because all of us were uniquely and wonderfully made, our needs will differ. This difference in needs can make some relationships more difficult.
Healthy and effective communication between parent and child is a great way of ensuring that communication channels remain open. So really focus on your side of the conversation; model healthy and effective communication whenever you are talking or listening to someone and try and engage your child in conversational topics as often as possible.
If it is a secret that has a direct impact on your partner, I feel it is your responsibility to come clean; regardless of what you fear your partner’s reaction might be.
If it is something that happened somewhere long ago in your past and has absolutely no influence on your current relationship, make sure of your motivations and the outcome that you hope to achieve by sharing your secret. Will the reveal of this secret make you as a couple stronger, or help your partner to understand you better, or is it something that might do more harm than good.
The definitions for "heard" given by Thefreedictionary.com include; "to learn by hearing" and "to listen attentively" and I think this about sums it up. We as human beings have the need to share our lives with one another and with that, the need for someone who wants to share our lives, who wants to learn more about who we are by listening attentively to us...
Marriage counselling is not a magic wand that can be waved over your relationship, fixing everything on the spot. Marriage counselling is a tool you can use if you choose to do so. It requires a willingness from the parties involved, it requires you to put in the effort, to go and actively apply what you learn during the sessions to make it a success.
So; how effective is marriage counselling? How effective do you want it to be?
Here's the thing about communication; it's inevitable. Whether you are the life of the party or the biggest introvert on this planet; at any given stage of your daily life, you are communicating. Even if you are not saying a word to anybody, you are still communicating...