Bernice McDonald, Heartbreak to Happiness Coach, writer and relationship trainer, has found the secrets to true love after living through too many heartbreaks including divorce. She says no one should have be alone if they don’t want to be – and wants us to change what you know about love in order to find magic. Now married to her Knight in Shining Armor, she teaches others to hang in there. This is documented in her prescriptive book, “Never Give Up on True Love.”
This week we spoke with Collette Gee about unrealistic relationship expectations. Collette Gee is a world-renowned Holistic Love Coach, Author and Speaker who helps men and women overcome the relationship challenges they face in the 21st century. Collette is the creator of a relationship web series called “Finding Happily,” is a regular Huffington Post contributor and has been an active participant in organizations that help prevent violence against women. She uses an integrative method of holistic coaching to include clients nurturing and loving themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.
In this program, Anthony Santen talks about why marriages fail when both the men and women start the relationship in ‘perceived advantage’ over the other. This advantage often translates into a ‘mommy-ship’ rather than relationship. The man begins to view his partner as a mother – authoritarian figure, and the woman begins to view her partner as a son – inadequate. This is exacerbated when the couple has children and the parents ‘cheat’ on their marriage by directing their love energy towards their children instead of each other. The passion wanes and the intimacy disappears.
Anthony Santen provides marriage counseling, individual counseling, divorce prevention, life coaching and training from Toronto, Canada. His main focus is on Divorce Prevention through counseling with the couple and individually. He is the creator of the Path Within® Program and a faculty member with the National Guild of Hypnotists. He teaches in the methods of facilitating change and mind/body connection to audiences from all over the world.
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We experience ourselves, others and the world via communication. Yet most of us are far less conscious of what is coloring our perceptions in communication, and how what we say is interpreted. Transforming communication is the essence of what makes our personal and business relationships succeed. In realizing the full extent of this, we are inspired to continually improve such that our own relationships blossom, and we are empowered to coach others to be better communicators.
Join William Weil, an internationally recognized professional teacher, writer and relationship coach. In his writings and seminars he offers practical wisdom for self-discovery and transformation via interpersonal relationships. Bill is the author of New Earth Relationships: A Guide for Couples in the 21st Century, and From Intuition to Entrepreneurship. He also created LovePong.com, an interactive app supporting couples in elevating their consciousness and communicating more powerfully.
By participating in this presentation you will:
- Begin to own what you bring to communication
- Elevate your consciousness of your own communication and that of others
- Be in a better position to coach people on how their communication impacts others
- Open the door wider to enhancing all of your relationships
In this Conscious Couples Conversations podcast, Nicole McCance talks with Bill about your responsibility in a relationship. Which part of the upset is yours? Which is your partner’s? Listen and find out!
Nicole McCance is a Canadian psychologist and therapist and the author of the best-selling book 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally. She owns Nicole McCance Psychology, which has over 10 Counseling locations in the greater Toronto area. She’s provides counseling and assessment services in North America and in Russia. She is a frequent contributor to CTV News, CTV National, Global TV, CBC News, and others. She is also the Relationship Expert on Season 2 of the Cosmo TV show Love Trap.
Dr. Gail Brenner talks with us about shifting from blaming our partners to a more powerful context, one in which we take responsibility for our own urges and feelings that come up in the context of relationship. We talk about: What is the power of pausing and being curious about what is coming up inside before taking the action of speaking to the other, and how do we do that? How does this help in terms of harmonizing relationships and using relationship as a mirror and vehicle for freedom from the habits and patterns that limit us? And how does this manifest outside our relationships? How does it help when we investigate these needs and feelings first, before putting them out into the relationship? How do we make friends with our fears?
Dr. Brenner is a psychologist with 17 years of experience offering psychotherapy and an avid blogger for aflourishinglife.com. In addition to writing, she meets with people individually and in groups to support them in gaining the insights they need to release mental and emotional patterns that distract from happiness, inner peace, and full creative expression.
If you want to improve the quality of your relationship, this is a great place to start. We talk to Ashley Davis Bush about questions like: Are marriages simply hard work? What are the keys to a strong marriage? How can busy couples make time for their marriage? What are some effective ways in dealing with conflict? What are some simple, small habits that really make a big difference in the quality of our relationships?
Ashley Davis Bush is a psychotherapist specializing in couples therapy and grief counseling and the author of four books. Her latest, 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage, explores things couples can do to deepen their daily connection. Her work for the past 25 years – both as therapist and as a writer – is designed to inspire others toward whole-hearted living. She delivers keynote speeches around the country and leads workshops on grief and loss, relationships, parenting, personal empowerment, mindfulness, transitions, stress management and inner peace. Learn more about her work at www.ashleydavisbush.com.
Dr. Sheri Meyers is a Marriage & Family Therapist and the author of Chatting or Cheating: How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love, and Affair-Proof Your Relationship. She is among the nation’s most frequently quoted and interviewed relationship and infidelity specialists and regularly appears on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and FOX. Her compassionate, practical, methods have inspired and helped thousands of men and women overcome their most complex and daunting relationship and sexual challenges.
Dr. LeslieBeth Wish is a nationally honored psychologist and licensed clinical social worker, recognized for her pioneering work with women’s issues in career, love, life and family. The National Association of Social Workers has named her as One of the Fifty who has Contributed to the Field. She is the author of several books about women’s intimate relationships, including ”Smart Relationships: How Successful Women Can Find True Love,” published by New Horizon Press.
Join us for this exceptional discussion with Dr. Robert Augustus Masters. His deep work integrates the psychological, somatic, emotional, and spiritual. He is the author of Transformation Through Intimacy, Emotional Intimacy and a slew of other books and recordings. He is the co-founder of the Masters Center for Transformation School which offers unique teachings in the field of healing, awakening and relational work, bringing together all the dimensions of being human in an intuitive, deeply empowering integrative manner.