What to do when you’re Triggered

By |2022-05-03T13:24:36+10:00May 16th, 2022|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

What to do when you're triggered Even the best of us get triggered. The first step is noticing that your triggered which for some can be the hardest part. Noticing that you're less open, contracted, or you’ve suddenly had a change of mood /emotion to the person or situation you’ve been interacting with. For some of us, it can be severe where you drastically change as you may shut right down and go into your shell or become vocal and attacking of your partner. If you are feeling triggered there is some part of your body that is holding on to an … Read More

The Day My World Changed

By |2022-05-03T10:28:15+10:00May 3rd, 2022|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

The Day My World Changed Dawn Parker-Jones, a mum's journey of loss and love, her adult child’s transition and her Empowered Marriage. What happens when, aged 52, your son informs you he’s entering the process of gender transition? This was the news that confronted Dawn, on Mother’s day 4 years ago. Meet Dawn Parker-Jones with many roles including a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and businesswoman from Its Personal Boutique Hair Lounge. A decision from her son upended her life and how she knew it to be. Dawn was forced to grapple with the knowledge that her son was transitioning into a … Read More

What’s an Empowered Marriage?

By |2022-04-03T13:04:32+10:00April 18th, 2022|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

What's an Empowered Marriage? Love brought you together, but how you work as individuals can tear you apart. Empowerment is the key to living a fulfilling life. So how do you heal adversity and challenges? What exactly is empowerment and how do you build more of it in your marriage? During Season 4 of the Empowered Marriage Podcast, I am interviewing empowered individuals. I have inspiring conversations with individuals who know their happiness is their responsibility and change starts with them first. They share the adversity’s they have overcome exploring topics including love, loss, fear, resilience, change, addiction, tragedy, healing, trust, manifestation, … Read More

Who Wants a Spring Clean?

By |2022-03-17T19:52:52+10:00March 21st, 2022|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem|

Who wants a Spring Clean? Marriages can get boring, stagnant and resentment can begin to emerge. Sometimes we need a reset, a spring clean like we do our houses.  Letting go of old ways of behaving and communicating can make such a big difference. Here are 5 important topics that are really beneficial to discuss as a couple to spring clean your relationship. Be a team A balance between positive and negative Being equal Letting go of the expectations Have your own identity Who wants a spring clean? 1. Be a team: A team around the parenting, around money around all the … Read More

All couples must have this for a healthy future

By |2022-03-03T17:17:24+10:00March 7th, 2022|General|

All Couples must have this for a Healthy Future All couples have disagreements, misunderstandings, and arguments. The quality of your relationship is in how well you resolve, let go and get back into living in the present moment. A couple’s ability to repair their conflict is so important, not in their ability to avoid it. Avoiding it is very unhealthy as problems build, patterns are formed, resentment builds, and a fracture occurs in a relationship. In time, this affects the level of love and intimacy, and damage can be irreparable. Successful conflict resolution sets aside the regrettable incident when its worked through and … Read More

The Number 1 difference between Men and Women

By |2022-03-03T17:14:09+10:00February 21st, 2022|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling|

  The Number 1 difference between Men and Women There is one thing men love to do, it’s to fix things. If there’s a problem, he has a solution. If you have a problem, he wants to fix it. In fact, “just listening” and not doing anything, makes a man feel mighty uncomfortable. Women if you’re feeling sad or you're emotional, your man will feel like it’s his problem and must fix it. He will feel very uncomfortable with your unhappiness. Know that him wanting to fix it, isn’t that he doesn’t understand (or isn’t trying to), it’s that he wants to do … Read More

Stop trying so hard to make your partner happy

By |2021-12-06T13:19:21+10:00January 17th, 2022|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Stop trying so hard to make your partner happy “I just want to make my partner happy” is a very common comment I hear in working in therapy with couples. Is it your responsibility to make your partner happy? What happens when you do everything you can, and your partner is still not happy? For example, make them dinner, earn a great income, be attentive and caring, mow the yard, take your partner on a holiday, do all the washing, plan the budget, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking drugs, play more with the children, ask less for sex and more and more … Read More

Top 5 Tips for women to be interested in sex again

By |2021-12-06T15:29:16+10:00December 20th, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Top 5 Tips for women to be interested in sex again I’ve discovered over the years of working with couples that women are often the first to pull away from intimacy and ultimately the sexual relationship. The unravelling often begins when children come into the picture. A lot of changes in your intimate relationship and the pressure that this puts on you both and your sexual relationship is enormous. Did you know that sex encourages intimacy? Orgasms release oxytocin which is a feel-good bonding hormone. Sex helps you feel closer to your partner. You must check in with each other and understand … Read More

Two Million Dollars and a New Partner

By |2021-10-25T12:11:53+10:00October 25th, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Two million dollars and a new partner - “I will be happy when I have the cash and the new man.  Let’s also add in the new career, new wardrobe and the flash car.” Is this you? You are highly charged, reactive and swing like a pendulum according to the outside triggers. This is a tough way to live life and a lot of us live like this.  Safety, security and worth is something outside of yourself.  So great is our thirst to be seen, validated, and approved of it that sets us up for living unauthentically, in a false way. It … Read More

Is Lockdown a shutdown in your relationship?

By |2021-09-21T15:42:38+10:00October 11th, 2021|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem|

Is Lockdown a shutdown in your relationship? Lockdown is a container that is a great test for whether a relationship can thrive or not.  All relationships take focus and priority, especially in covid times. If couples accept the reality of what there is and focus on building: Communication Connection Commitment Fun Growth Trust  Lockdown is a wonderful opportunity to build a great foundation for their relationship. If instead, they choose to be frustrated by the limitations, the restrictions and what is wrong that can cause the foundations to crumble, and the relationship beginning to break down. I believe we haven’t yet seen … Read More

Go to Top