Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to Improve Your Relationships? A Free Online Course on Effective Communication

The Couple Connection ( http://thecoupleconnection.net/) is a great online resource designed for couples and parents who wish to improve their relationships.

The two free interactive online courses

  • How to Argue Better
  • Changes for Me & Us

are availabe at no charge to anyone who wishes to learn new relationship-building skills and work through some personal issues that stand in the way of healthy relationships.

The website also offers psychoeducation materials on communication skills, healthy relationship dynamics and much more. Continue reading How to Improve Your Relationships? A Free Online Course on Effective Communication

Relationships: The importance of being connected

After a traumatic experience many people find it hard to connect with other people and trust again, people may feel that others don’t understand them or that they are now changed and different from the people around them.

Experiencing a traumatic event deeply challenges a persons sense of safety and security in themselves and the world around them. Once they may have felt safe but now they may see danger around every corning, where a person could once walk into a room and breath they are now looking for the exits and having a plan in place in case something happens. These changes in the individual can have huge impacts on their relationships as the friends and families of that individual may have a harder time to make that connection and relate. The loved ones of the individual who experienced the trauma may also feel helpless and be unsure as to provide that individual with a sense of safety and security again. Continue reading Relationships: The importance of being connected

ADVOCACY: Paving the way to a better future

Advocacy is the art of communicating your needs or the needs of someone else in a way that other people can understand for the purpose of fulfilling the individuals needs. Advocacy is especially important when the individual is in a vulnerable position and their voice isn’t being heard by influential people in their life and community. Advocacy allows people to express their views and concerns, access information and services, defend and promote their rights and responsibilities, and explore their choices and options. Continue reading ADVOCACY: Paving the way to a better future