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"No Drama Discipline" by Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel Siegel

I highly recommend this terrific book, written by the pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child—Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the author of Brainstorm—who now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

 

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How can discrepancies in sexual desire be resolved?

An all-too-common cause of relational distress happens because one partner wants sex more often than the other. Both feel guilty for different reasons. 

The person with a higher level of sexual desire may wonder "What's wrong with me?" "What's wrong with our relationship that I want sex so much more than my partner?" Or even "What's wrong with my partner - why can s/he meet my needs for more sex?"

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What makes change so hard in intimate relationships?

Many of us are in situations where we know change is needed in our relationship - either I need to change, and/or I feel my partner needs to change.

We may have tried all sorts of ways to make changes - perhaps even managed to achieve change for a while, before things fell back to how they used to be. Very discouraging!

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How may unresolved trauma affect my responses to my partner?

We all know what it's like to have our buttons pushed by our partner - s/he says something designed to get a reaction, I let it rip... If we're honest, we know just how to push our partner's buttons too when we feel so inclined. After all, we know them so well! 

Most of the time this is fairly harmless - part of what is normally an harmonious relationship. We may feel a little hurt or upset, but are able to let our partner know in a reasonably calm way and to accept their apology.

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