Due to social distancing requirements
online counselling is now available.  

HOW HAS BEING IN LOCKDOWN IMPACTED YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

DO YOU LOOK LIKE A HAPPY COUPLE OR UNHAPPY COUPLE?

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What was the impact of lockdown on your relationship?  Most couples experience moments of misattunement, or disconnection.  Lockdown may have put pressure on your relationship that lead to more frequent disagreements, due to not being able to move away and find a distraction.  When couples feel at odds with each other, then tension run high. 

 

Emotion comes from a Latin word emovere, meaning to move.  When we experience tender moments of closeness we may be moved by the experience.  However, when we become embroiled in a negative space, we can get stuck there, as our defenses are up.  If we take the time to slow ourselves down and access the sensations in our body, we would know the true meaning of our distress.  This isn’t something we usually do in the heat of the moment.  Awareness is the key.  Once aware of what happens to us when we get triggered and angry, we can take steps to change this negative pattern. Every time we say regretful words, it leaves a scar.  Over time we naturally wish to strengthen, rather than weaken, our bond. Obviously, unresolved disagreements, will negatively impact this process. 

 

Couples counselling creates a safe space where couples can gain an understanding of what happens to their brain when they don’t feel safe.  With awareness, more positive steps can be taken during disagreements, which will strengthen the relationship bond.  If you want to learn how to strengthen your connection rather than damage it, call June on 0431 483 017 for an appointment.

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