Trauma, connection and stress in the home

Connection is the foundation of a thriving, respectful and productive relationship with your baby. Without connection, you dive into dark and murky waters feeling your way into uncharted territory. Your relationship with your child starts before birth when they start… Continue Reading >

5 New Ways to Avoid Parent-Teen Conflict at Christmas Time…

…and create a Family celebration that’s full of meaning, connection, and happy memories! Christmas can be a uniquely challenging time of year for parents and teens. It only comes around once, so the occasion is loaded with cultural meaning, heightened… Continue Reading >

How to Avoid Family Conflict this Christmas

  We have all seen the images – the unified, smiling, perfect families in Christmas advertisements. But this ideal is often just a fantasy, and holiday gatherings with family can actually be fraught with conflict and disagreement, not to mention the guilt… Continue Reading >

How to Resolve Conflict During the Festive Season

The festive season is just around the corner and it is a wonderful time of the year. You are surrounded by family, there is a scrumptious meal on the table, wine in your hands and cheerful conversation. It is a… Continue Reading >

How to Best Deal with Conflict with Your Partner When You have a New Baby

Bringing a child into the world can be one of the most magical times in a couple’s life. While the joy and euphoria of expanding your family can be intoxicating, the harsh realities of raising a child can hit as… Continue Reading >

Surviving Family COVID Christmas

By LifestyleDr Karen Phillip, Counselling Psychotherapist   A COVID Christmas may be very different. Many of us will be able to get together in person while others will be estranged, missing those family members in other states of lockdown or… Continue Reading >

How To Resolve Conflict This Holiday Season!

It has been shown that 75% of us will come in contact with someone who will cause conflict during the holiday season. This can be a family member, a coworker, or even a stranger. The holiday season can heighten tension… Continue Reading >

Resolving Conflict Around The Festive Season

The festive season is marketed as a time of joy, family, light heartedness, gratitude and love, yet for many it is a season of expectations, angst and potential suffering. There is no way to get around it; spending more –… Continue Reading >

How To Resolve Conflict During The Festive Season

The festive season seems to be one of those times of year where family conflict has the potential to intensify quicker than usual. There’s gift-giving to plan, food to prepare, shopping to do, presents to wrap, cards to send, and… Continue Reading >

Conflict resolution amongst families during the festive season

The festive season represents many good things for most people. Family time, laughter, celebration, gifts and generally hanging with close friends and family. It also represents tough times for others – people who are alone and don’t have families or… Continue Reading >