03 Sep

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples – Treating Relational Trauma

Trudy Jacobsen At the foundation of every healthy relationship lies an infrastructure of security. The bricks that make up the core of this base include trust, attachment, love, and the confidence that your partner has your back. Knowing you can count on someone to be in your corner is an irreplaceable feeling. But what happens when that person fails you? For instance, maybe you take an emotional fall only to find that...

29 Aug

7 Practical Ways to Balance the Emotional Effects of Debt

Trudy Jacobsen The impact of a financial debt goes far beyond your wallet. Your debt can carry an emotional burden that can weigh just as heavily on your psyche. What if the debt will take a long time to pay off? Will you ever be debt-free again? How will this debt impact your financial future? Do you earn enough money to make your payments? It’s no wonder that debt can have a tremendous emotional impact...

22 Aug

Can Exercise Help Improve Your Sleep? – What to Keep in Mind

Trudy Jacobsen Have you been feeling overly stressed lately? Do you find yourself staying awake at night and unable to get any real rest? In our busy world that demands so much of our time and focus, it is not hard to see why our sleep often suffers. When we spend our waking hours in a constant state of “on-the-go,” it can be hard to shut our bodies and...

26 Apr

Perfectionism: Excessive Worries About What Others Think vs Healthy Striving for Excellence

Trudy Jacobsen | Perfectionism It’s only natural to feel a bit of worry about what others think of you. Especially when you’ve possibly got a snag of broccoli sticking out of your teeth or you forgot to wash your jeans before casual Friday at work. Yet, aside from mouth-invading vegetation and dirty pants, this sort of worry should be few and far between. Except that, for many people,...

21 Mar

Fighting to Control Your Emotions? 4 Practical Tips to Deal with Depression

Trudy Jacobsen | Depression Some emotions such as joy or inspiration are wonderful to experience. We usually welcome them with open arms. Conversely, we often meet emotions such as sadness or frustration with a large “please leave now” sign. These feelings can quickly drag us down into the pits of despair, impacting our bodies and outlook on life. When these intense depression symptoms take hold, overcoming them...

15 Mar

How to Make a Conscious Effort to Understand and Meet your Partner’s Needs

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationships Being in a successful relationship takes purposeful work. Sometimes connecting with each other comes more naturally. Other days, it may be very hard to find a path to your partner. For this reason, it’s important to make a conscious effort to understand your partner’s needs. Doing so makes connecting possible. But first, it’s important to understand what “connecting” really is. Most people assume it simply means...

27 Feb

Relationship Counselling: Is it for you? 5 Benefits

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationship Relationship counselling can benefit any couple, no matter if you’re dealing with seismic issues or not. In fact, you really don’t have to be experiencing any problems to participate in relationship counselling. Though many couples tend to wait until bad gets to worse before making the call. Because we each are unique individuals with our own set of experiences influencing us, coming together in...

27 Jan

How to stop swinging from sad and depressed to angry and annoyed

Trudy Jacobsen | Depression Do you swing from feeling sad and depressed to angry and annoyed? Is your relationship suffering? Are you tired of this cycle and looking for a way out? If you are feeling stuck in an unwanted pattern of behaviour, this Blog was written for you! The information provided here is life changing. It will help you to break old patterns, and create...