Healthy Relationships

Why Setting Boundaries In A Relationship Is Essential

Boundary setting is one of the most challenging but important steps to take in any relationship. This blog post will explore and educate you on why boundaries are necessary to create healthy relationships, challenging to set, and how you can effectively implement them into your valued relationship.

Self Sabotaging Relationships: Why It Happens and How to Stop It

We know that people self sabotage relationships, but why? It is our unconscious programming that causes this to happen despite an individuals best conscious efforts. Learn how unconscious programming is developed, signs of a relationship being self sabotaged, and ways to prevent it from happening.

Signs of A Healthy Relationship and How to Improve Yours

As humans we are constantly evolving and theres a lot of change as a result. Due to this change it can become difficult to sort out what are signs of a healthy relationship and what are signs of a relationship that needs improving. Learn the signs here and professional strategies on how to improve your relationship.

By |2020-06-24T20:36:06+00:00June 10th, 2020|Counseling, Healthy Relationships|0 Comments

Couples Therapy: What to Expect

There are some issues in a relationship that are extremely difficult for the couple to work through on their own, this is where couples therapy comes in. Learn what to expect in a session and why it is so effective.

Finding Balance in Life: Starting Simple in Your Household

Having balance in life is something that most strive for, but also struggle to achieve and maintain. By starting simple at a household level you build a foundation to set yourself on a path to achieve it throughout other aspects of your life as well.

By |2020-05-06T15:49:27+00:00April 30th, 2020|Coaching, Healthy Relationships|0 Comments

Fostering a Stronger Relationship While Social Distancing [27 Activity Ideas]

So we're now a few weeks into social distancing, and many of you have family, roommates, or significant others with you. And there have probably been some really great moments where you've been able to connect and focus on each other. There have likely also been some challenges. Spending all day, every day, in the same space as someone else can be a challenge! Foster a productive and healthy relationship with your partner, roommate, or family while social distancing with these activities.

Staying Socially Connected while Social Distancing

Did you know that a lack of social connection creates a greater health risk than smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure? Now, with all that is going on in the world right now that does not mean that we should ignore social distancing to maintain connection. Instead, we need to adapt and find new ways to connect with people while we are socially distancing.

How to Express your Feelings and Needs in a Non-Threatening Way

We live in an era when many people use emojis and ALL CAPS to express their feelings. It can feel like no one communicates face to face anymore at times! While this varies from person to person, and from location to location, there are still some constants. For example, people still want to express their feelings and needs. But the settings can be varied. It could be while they're lying in bed next to the person, it could be a text message, or it could be over the phone. I hear this question quite often from my clients "How can I communicate my feelings in a non-threatening way?" The first thing to note is that every individual is different. One person will respond differently than another because they were socialized differently as a child, and throughout their life they've been influenced by different people and experiences. But there are some general themes that we can discuss as a starting point. [Book an appointment to discuss your individual habits and behaviours with Nicklas to help you communicate more effectively What makes your expression style appear threatening? There are obvious examples, of course. When you announce that you’ll commit bodily harm if you don’t get your way, well, the threat is clear. However, on purpose or not we can often change the dynamics of a conversation in far more subtle ways: Voice-related issues: How loud we speak is major. Also, keep in mind the balance of how much we speak and how much we listen, and whether or not we interrupt. Posture, gestures, etc: Body language can shift perception. Standing while everyone is sitting is a common example of body language that can appear threatening. In addition, [...]

By |2020-03-03T20:21:33+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Couples Counselling, Healthy Relationships|0 Comments