Regulate, Relate and Reason

bear with trauma

I just got done rereading Dr Perry’s thoughts on working with traumatized children using the “regulate, relate, and reason” sequence from his Neurosequential model of therapeutics and I thought it would be good to review this month. Step 1: Regulate. Since it is basically impossible to do any work with traumatized children when they are…

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Gottman Therapy and 7 days

Happy couple

I just read a New York Times article on the book from the Gottman institute titled “The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy”.  I thought- “really 7 days” -but as I read I realized the purpose of the article was to share some very helpful information to encourage couples in their…

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Quotes about Grandparents

trauma attachment parenting

I just got to share some time with my grandson last weekend and we had a fantastic time.  It made me think of my favorite quotes and I thought I would share some with you about grandparents this week. “God couldn’t be everywhere so he created grandparents!” “The only thing better than having you as…

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When to seek Marriage Therapy

marriage argument

I just read a good article titled “When is it a good time to seek couples counseling?” and I thought I would summarize some of the great points the author made. If you would like to read the entire article please click on the link. Red Flags The article started with what it calls the…

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My Favorite Marriage Quotes

married therapy

I have always enjoyed short quotes that capture the essence of a subject, I thought today I would share with you some of my favorite quotes about marriage: “A good marriage is where each one secretly suspects they got the better deal” – Unknown “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with…

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