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How are You Wired For Love?

https://losangeleswestsidetherapy.com/couples-counseling/How are you wired for love? Wired for love – alternating power plays Cole, a 36 year-old painter and decorator adored his wife Mona, a 38-year-old city administrator had been through grueling breakups with their previous partners and come together to fill the holes and soothe each other. But as the wounds of loss [...]

By | July 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body

Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body Tracking relational trauma is essential, because it gets activated when you least expect it. Trauma survivors may not realize that they have been emotionally traumatized; and so are oblivious to their reactions to others during a bout of activation. Their reactions are prescribed and they are not [...]

By | June 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body

Trauma in the Body

 Trauma in the Body Trauma in the body shows up in a variety of ways, often combined with one another, for example insomnia and back pain. Trauma in the body is a sign that some parts of your natural development were disturbed and twisted, causing unbearable shock to the system.  You were helpless to respond [...]

By | May 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trauma in the Body

Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s” of Success

Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s of success Parenting an angry child who can be unpredictable, explosive and overwhelming is one of the toughest jobs ever. To be scared of your own child who seems threatening,  sets up a massive rush of adrenaline in you the parent – just as your child is [...]

By | April 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s” of Success

Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life

Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life A great deal of attention is being focused on adjusting to a post-pandemic world as vaccinations make it safer to do so. A bunch of recent articles talk about post-pandemic social anxiety of being in crowded places and having rusty social skills in general. [...]

By | March 24th, 2021|Anxiety Treatment, Separation and Loss, stress|Comments Off on Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life

Signs of Depression -Origins and Purpose

Feeling Depressed? What are the Signs of Depression? Signs of depression seem obvious at first, right? – you feel low, or down; lack energy and motivation, and also ‘don’t care.’ But are these actual signs of depression or just reactions to life not going your way? How do you know whether you are just feeling [...]

By | February 15th, 2021|Depression Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Insecurity Counseling|Comments Off on Signs of Depression -Origins and Purpose

Will Your New Year’s Resolution Last?

Ever wonder why you end up fired up with a new years resolution, only to feel defeated a few weeks later? It's usually because you are coming from a place of "should" rather than authentic desire. The 'should' has a built in failure mechanism, where as the natural desire makes it a breeze.

By | January 12th, 2021|Anger Stress and Health, stress|Comments Off on Will Your New Year’s Resolution Last?

Seven Ways to Say, “I love you,” and Six Ways That Fail

Seven Ways to Say, “I love you,” and Six Ways That Fail. “I love you!” says your partner as they go off to get on with their day. “Love you” says your mom as you end a phone conversation and you say it back. Do you feel loved in that moment? Are you experiencing loving [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|Communication Problems, Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, Intimacy, separation counseling|Comments Off on Seven Ways to Say, “I love you,” and Six Ways That Fail

Mindful Co-parenting During Marital Tensions – Five Ways to Ensure Success

Mindful Co-parenting During Marital Tensions - Five Ways to Ensure Success Mindful co-parenting involves thinking about how you want to bring up your children, putting it into words, sharing it with each other and planning a strategy of implementation based on nurturing the children - rather than about winning or losing points in the marital [...]

By | November 17th, 2020|Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Parenting Counseling|Comments Off on Mindful Co-parenting During Marital Tensions – Five Ways to Ensure Success

Good Feelings That Turn Bad Fast

 Good Feelings Can Scare you into the Familiar Arms of the Bad Feelings Good feelings turn bad so quick. Damn! You know only too well that pattern of feeling great one minute and then boom, you hear bad news, or your phone runs out of juice – those positive feelings get wiped out in a [...]

By | October 19th, 2020|Anxiety therapy, Fear and Pani, Separation and Loss, separation counseling, stress|Comments Off on Good Feelings That Turn Bad Fast