Emotionally fulfilling relationships make us well

Relationships are at the core of human experience.  Research in neuroscience has unequivocally found that Emotionally fulfilling relationships make us well.  When we are connected and feeling safe in our relationship, then we have the confidence to venture out and test the world, and interact independently, knowing we have a secure base and a safe [...]

Separate the person from the problem

Most conflicts have two aspects to them that need to be attended to.  There is the person you are dealing with, their relationship with you and the feelings and emotions that are influenced by the relationship.  This is where we often get hooked by falling into the heat of an argument, losing our cool and succumbing [...]

How do you see into another’s world?

Dan Siegal talks about the neuropsycholgy of empathy. Mirror neurons simulate internal states. Your brain takes in another's emotional state through your "mirror neurons" that influences your brainstem and then the body. You resonate with what you see. You start feeling thirsty as you imagine I am feeling thirsty. You start feeling angry if you [...]

How to really hear one another

Tweet Why is Communication so darn difficult? What can I do right now to make it easier? George Bernard Shaw is one of my favourite playwrights. Not only does he have a "wicked" sense of humour, he shares a unique, and somewhat surprising quality with Mick Jagger. While Mick attended the London School of Economics, [...]

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