It turns out that helping couples to communicate with one another is helpful training for helping business partners and team members to improve their communication with one another! If high-conflict couples can learn how to shift the way the speak and listen to one another, so can people who work together.
Often, clients believe (or have been told) that they need to improve their "listening skills" and ask for help on how to do that.
Recently, an article about the ethics of integrating coaching and psychotherapy I co-authored with Debra Jinks appeared in the e-journal of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals. If you are interested in issues related to integrating coaching and therapy / counseling, I suggest you join the AICTP as they are doing ground-breaking work in this area. You can find out more about the organization at the AICTP website.
You can download the article below. Please let me know what you think.
Most New Year's resolutions are, at best, valiant efforts doomed to fail. It's important to ask why so many efforts, repeated year after year, fail within months, if not weeks.
I believe that there are at least 4 reasons that most New Year's resolutions are ineffective and discarded long before achieving our goals:
Welcome to the first installment of a new series of articles on how to improve your relationship with someone you love.
How many times have you had a fight about something and thought “Why did we fight about that? Why was it such a big deal?” Often, we wonder why something makes our partner so upset. Sometimes, we wonder why something makes us so upset.
Whether you are an individual, a couple, a family, or an organization, and whether you are looking for a psychotherapist / counselor or a coach, if you are trying to create lasting change you need someone