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‘Communicating well and listening well are the basics of any relationship. Effective communication allows you to better understand a person or situation, resolve conflict and build trust.’

Good communication is the life blood of any relationship. Many couples tell me that they can’t communicate, but everyone communicates all the time. We can’t stop communicating even if we try whether it’s verbally, physically or both at the same time in a way which is incongruent e.g. telling your partner that you are not angry with them but with an aggressive body stance. Which message do you believe?

What couples really need, is how to learn clear, congruent communication that is assertive without being aggressive and enables them to deal with conflict respectfully and effectively. We all have different ways of communicating our needs and our love. Have a look at ‘love languages’ to see how YOU communicate your love.

To create the relationship that you desire with better communication, there will have to be some difficult decisions and trade-offs for each person. But remember, if you strive to always feel emotionally safe in your relationship and achieve this, you will pay the price by becoming dull and lose the ability to be a strong effective communicator.

Carole's consultations are Covid Safe
Carole's consultations are Covid Safe

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video and tele-consult sessions are available for both individuals and couples, including a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.