Effective communication includes the following: Equal amounts of talking and listening Paying attention to what others are telling you Stays on track with your current feeling Remains open and accepting Expresses your thoughts honestly, leaving no hidden meanings Asks for what you want and why Clarifies for you and the other person exactly what you are feeling. Those are a few of the basic ground rules for successful communication. We will discuss more tips for successful communication in our upcoming blogs.
We all know the teen year are very tough years. Even more challenges face our teens today than ever before. Teens have it tough. Talk to your son or daughter. I know what you are thinkng…. “have you ever tried to talk with a teenager?” I know that talking to teens can be difficult, but I challenge you to sit down and talk with him/her. They might give you a rough time and act like they don’t appreciate your [...]
I get that question often and I think that most marriages can be saved if there are two people who are willing to work on it. I also believe that most marriages are worth saving simply because the problems are solvable. Research shows that the number one reason for divorce is lack of communication. Not physical abuse or addiction, but rather lack of communication. Surprising isn’t it? Why not consider marriage therapy or counseling before [...]
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It is easy to believe that we have no control over our lives. Life either treats us good or bad and we have no control over what happens. “It’s not fair!” “Life sucks!” “Poor me.” “Why did that happen to me?” Maybe the bigger question should be…. How am I treating “my” life? For some reason we all think that life is just supposed to treat us with respect and that we have no obligation [...]
I get this question a lot when someone thinks they may have an issue with anger. If you are asking the question, my first thought is there is probably something going on in your life that is making you question yourself and your behavior. A few quick questions to ask yourself: Are others in your life telling you that you have a problem with anger? Are co-workers asking you to look into your behavior? Do you feel okay about the way you represent [...]
Short Term Therapy with Long Term Results A Message from Kathy Garber, Founder of Center of Solutions As a practical, interactive and solution-focused therapist my approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, clients are helped to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges. My practice draws upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for you. Whether you are [...]