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A Simple Technique for Ending Disputes with Your Partner

Have you ever said something that came out wrong, or not the way you had intended? Has your partner ever said something to you that rubbed you the wrong way? Do you ever wish you could have a do-over? Rewind.

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Embracing Our Differences – Rethinking the Myth of When “Two-Become- One”

When starting couples marriage counselling with a new couple, one of the things I raise is the widely held belief that when we commit to living as a couple, “two-become-one” and live that way ever after. For many couples, however,


Helping Couples Separate with Dignity and Grace

Sometimes there is no “happily ever after” for the couples we work with. By the time they make it to our office, the “water under the bridge” is no longer flowing, leaving no way back to harmony and reconciliation. Only


Day 4: Strenghten your Good, Intelligent Habits

Day 4 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Addiction can be thought of as a destructive habit that continues despite the negative consequences it creates. It’s possible to change addictive habits but it requires commitment and ongoing effort to find


Emotional Sobriety: How to Work Effectively with Addicted Partners

I recently taught a class for Dr. Ellyn Bader in her online couples training program on working with alcoholic/addicts on developing their emotional sobriety. I want to share some of the highlights of that class with you here. Addicts by

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Retreat and Refocus

Focusing on Your Aim of Life East = Inward A few times a year, I exit from my busy life running a therapy centre to go on meditation retreat. I’m here now studying under Kriyayoga Master, Yogi Satyam and enjoying

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2 Key Tactics to Keep Couples Motivated 

Are you afraid of hard work? Not your own hard work. Your clients’. Did you know the only way partners can expect meaningful change in their relationship is if they commit to ongoing strenuous effort? If not, you are not

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What Most Therapists Don’t Know

Get Couples Therapy on Track and Moving: What most Therapists Don’t Know I love working with high distressed couples because it challenges me as a therapist to grow and learn. I’m not saying it’s easy – it’s anything but. A

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Confronting Angry Partners can lead to big shifts…

To confront or not confront – that is the question I’m sure you have had those tense moments with couples when you ask yourself “should I confront this or not?” They are difficult moments and we often have a split

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Do You Have the Roadmap for Becoming an Exceptional Couples Therapist?

[Part 3 in this 3-part Series] In my last 2 blogs, I have outlined a clear roadmap and template to help you be successful and reduce your stress when working with couples. There are many approaches to couples therapy, so

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The “High” of Symbiosis

[Part 2 in a 3-part Series] Last week I shared my passion for doing the Bader-Pearson model of couples therapy. I told you how it transformed my skills in a way that is making a big difference in helping couples

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Do You Have the Roadmap for Being an Exceptional Couples Therapist?

If not, I’d like to share some tips with you today. But first, let me tell you a little about my journey. I used to think that my many years in practice seeing individuals had provided me with the tools

The Good Life Therapy Centre offers trained therapists that provide marriage counselling, couples therapy, relationship intensives, addiction counselling, trauma counselling, and individual therapy services. Good Life Therapy offers specialized counselling services to many areas surrounding Vancouver, B.C., including Vancouver Lower Mainland, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, Kitsilano, White Rock, Surrey, and online throughout North America.