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

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

Show yourself some loving

By |2021-11-21T19:30:27+10:00November 22nd, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Show yourself some loving In the first session with me I often ask, “so how much self-care do you do?” That’s always an indicator as to how much self-love you have for yourself. So many of us neglect ourselves, reject ourselves, put ourselves way down in the pecking order. I get it, it’s extremely challenging to balance all the moving parts of your life and having specific roles often takes first place. Too often we feel boxed into roles with expectations that continue to wear us down. The two large areas are Mums overworked juggling, children, career, households, and relationships. The other … Read More

How to find your Purpose without ending your marriage

By |2021-07-05T10:25:27+10:00August 2nd, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

How to find your Purpose without ending your marriage Have you lost your mojo and you unmotivated? Have you lost your identity and what inspires you? This is affecting the quality of your marriage and the connection. A common situation I see, and the ending of a marriage is sometimes not the answer. Each person is responsible for their own happiness and living on purpose is an important part of this. You can find your purpose without ending your marriage. Sometimes we need to take it back to foundational steps and what you need to get in touch with your purpose and why you … Read More

Get rid of that resentment once and for all

By |2021-07-05T10:24:58+10:00July 19th, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Get rid of that resentment once and for all Do you have lots of little resentments that have built up and built up and you feel that you've been wronged in some way. You’re not being heard, validated, perhaps you feel invisible and not important. They begin to multiply and if they haven't been dealt with at the time resentment begins to build. Feelings under resentment can include anger, sadness, doubt, grief and many more emotions. Getting to a place where you can learn to let go of the feelings and the resentment and instead feel gratitude, peacefulness and compassion is the pathway to … Read More

How to feel sexy and deserving of love

By |2021-07-05T08:55:15+10:00July 5th, 2021|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

How to feel sexy and deserving of love You have lost interest in sex with your partner, you're just not feeling it.  This is so common particularly for women with children. I have many couples coming in weekly where the woman has lost interest in sex and her libido is nonexistent. The man is tired of being rejected. Digging a little deeper women, it’s the body confidence that has disappeared since the children have sucked you dry, pardon the pun. Let's get your sexy happening so you feel deserving of love to give yourself and receive from your partner. The first place … Read More

You want more passion in your marriage

By |2020-11-10T07:31:45+10:00November 23rd, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

You want more passion in your marriage. Being grounded and centred enables you to live life in a way that flows with everything. Being uncentered causes you to struggle and fight against life, it’s a struggle. Being ungrounded makes you experience your emotions in a stronger and more negative way when you could be experiencing a much calmer way. Grounding is crucial for more passion in your marriage. How do you ground yourself to become more centred and calmer? First, recognise that you need to do this. Try an exercise that connects you energetically to the earth. It allows you to be more authentically in your body, in the present … Read More

Move your baggage for a happier marriage

By |2020-06-24T21:38:40+10:00August 3rd, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Move your baggage for a happier marriage. Many people live with baggage, events that have happened in their lives, and never come to peace with them.  Not had closure, healing, and acceptance.  You have not processed the emotional component of events that have occurred in your life, particularly when you were younger. This is life with not much baggage and a person who is thriving in their marriage. Your breathing is normal, and muscles are soft. You are present in the now You can and do enjoy pleasure and joy You can cope and enjoy change You are grounded and centred You … Read More

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