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How to train just about anybody!

How to train just about anybody! Do you ever have great ideas which seem wonderful at the time but take a lot longer to implement than you ever anticipated? That is the story with Phoenix, my 4 month old, hypo-allergenic Cavoodle puppy. You see Phoenix here looking angelic and so well behaved! What the photo […]

TEAM CBT Australia

Launching TEAM-CBT Training in Australia Testing, Empathy, Agenda Setting & Methods  Are you looking to take your CBT skills to the next level? Are you committed to evidence-based practice? Are you looking for more tools to engage your clients? Are you concerned about how to measure client progress? Then this 12 week on-line CBT training […]

Self-soothing or Taking a Break.

Self-soothing or Taking a Break. Don’t you just hate it when you are trying really hard to do the right thing and you still get blasted?  It is really upsetting to be misunderstood and seen as the bad guy when you are using all your discipline not to make things worse. That was the complaint […]

Replace Contempt With Appreciation

Replace Contempt With Appreciation How is your relationship is going with the extra time together during the lockdown?  Are you getting tired of avoiding certain topics for fear of starting one of those disagreements that could rage out of control, or more likely, just end in stony silence? Are you continuing to put on a […]

Effective Conflict the Gottman Way

Effective Conflict the Gottman Way It becomes so discouraging to have repeated arguments where nothing gets resolved.  It is no wonder that many people try to just shut up, keep the peace or avoid the issue.  But it has become more difficult to avoid issues during the enforced restrictions of COVID 19.  Those annoying habits […]

Manage Conflict like a Pro

Manage Conflict like a Pro Don’t you hate it when well-meaning professionals get on their soapbox and start preaching about what couples should do to fight fair or resolve conflict?  It all sounds so removed from the real world of nitty-gritty arguments when tempers run high and you definitely don’t feel like practising acts of […]

A Valentine’s Day to Remember!

A Valentine’s Day to Remember! There is so much commercialism around this day it is little wonder some become disillusioned. Maybe you are cynical when you see yet another image of romantic couples gazing into each other’s eyes. Or maybe you secretly wish your partner would just know what you want and surprise you with […]

Making it a Happy New Year!

Making it a Happy New Year! For many Australians caught up in bushfires or the devastating after-effects, it doesn’t seem appropriate to say Happy New Year.  It seems almost impossible to imagine a less happy start to 2020.   Even the traditional fireworks lighting up the night sky were controversial when brave firefighters were risking their […]