Relationships

I've ended with a few long-term therapy clients over the past few weeks, and it's left me in a reflective mode. It's a strange and powerful relationship we form in therapy. I spend months or years with these beautiful human beings--struggling, being, crying, growing, laughing, clashing,...

Complementing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Mindful Self-Compassion Training, A Three-Part Series Over the past several years, I have been focusing my growth as a psychologist on training in two areas: 1) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and 2) Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). At first glance, these two...

Complementing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Mindful Self-Compassion Training, A Three-Part Series As I wrote in the first part in this series, I believe that Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) are congruent approaches to healing, largely because they both work within and...

Complementing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Mindful Self-Compassion Training, A Three-Part Series I personally feel tremendous gratitude for what MSC has offered me as a couples therapist. Anyone who practices couples therapy knows that it isn’t for the faint of heart. It is rewarding, but challenging...