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3C’s for Healthy Relationships

Relationships that are 50/50 are flatlined. Relationship dynamics will go up and down based on communication, compromise and commitment, the 3C's. Spring 2019 Speaker Elder Little Brown Bear discusses how to use the 3C's to build healthy relationships within romantic relationships and non-romantic relationships alike. These can also be used in business and with clients.
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When old traditions become new innovations

How do you help someone in distress? In the world of psychotherapy we continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills to help people change distressing habits of emotion, behavior, thinking, spirit, and feeling. We will never stop asking how to best help others. Sometimes we act as if ideas about helping others were invented by [...]
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Changing The Ways Couples Respond to Threat and Pain

Arguments about taking out the trash or the dishes are rarely about the trash/dishes when they arise persistently between romantic partners who have fallen out of love or become disillusioned or are in just ongoing crisis and distress. How is it that someone who used to make you so happy not only is no longer […]

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The chicken and the egg

Which comes first? Good sex or good relationship? Traditionally, couples therapy goes for fixing the relationship first through talk therapy and assumes that once the relationship has improved, the sex will sort itself out. But upcoming Fall 2018 speaker Esther Perel observes: “I worked with so many couples that improved dramatically in the kitchen, and […]

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Not so happily ever after?

If online dating has left you feeling jaded, if married life is turning out to be not so happily ever after after all, come and spend an evening with Sue Johnson, relationship guru, best-selling author of Hold Me Tight, and the founder of one of the most empirically supported couples therapy method: Emotionally Focused Therapy. […]

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Why Do We Cheat? Esther Perel Answers!

Michael, Kim and I still vividly remember when Esther Perel joined us in Cuba 2009 for an international conference that brought Leading Edge Seminars speakers and mental health professionals from North America and Cuba together. After a long day at the conference, a bunch of us were unwinding with some Cuban rum when Esther rushed […]