Relationship coaching focuses on helping people
find and maintain healthy, satisfying intimate relationships. A
person who is single can benefit by the development or improvement
of relationship skills as he or she looks forward to meeting a
person who could be the other half of a life-long partnership.
Individuals in relationship or couples working together can improve
their current relationship by the enhancement of those same skills.
As in all areas of our lives, we develop
patterns of behavior in relationships that are based on our
underlying beliefs and expectations. These automatic, almost
invisible beliefs and expectations are developed quite early in life
as we each try to make sense out of our experiences. Our beliefs are
strongly influenced by those patterns of behavior that were modeled
by our families and other significant people in our lives. Our automatic behaviors can be strongly influenced by past trauma as well as by mood disorders or other mental health issues. As adults
we can realize that some of our automatic behavior patterns create
roadblocks to the kind of relationship we would like to have.
I work with relationship coaching clients to
heighten their awareness of their own beliefs and automatic behavior
patterns. We enhance those practices that serve them well in an
intimate relationship, and work to change those patterns which cause
distress or problems in an intimate relationship. We address those influences which set each person up to interact in ineffective ways, including past trauma or mental health issues. As a coach, I give
you guidance, encouragement and support which create a safe arena
for honest self-exploration, heightened motivation to make changes,
and renewed commitment to yourself to live in ways that are more
effective and fulfilling.
In relationship coaching, I work with you to:
Develop sophisticated communication skills.
Manage anger and conflict in productive, non-hurtful ways.
Enhance the expression of your love in sexual and non-sexual
Increase the level of play and fun in your relationship.
Negotiate healthy boundaries, which allow for enough time
together as well as time apart.
Deepen the level of trust in your relationship.
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