10 Sep

Find Joy in Life! – How You Can Overcome Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Trudy Jacobsen When depression takes hold of you, it can feel crushing. Depressive and suicidal thoughts can be extremely overwhelming, and you may be left feeling as though you are powerless to fight back. Depression often makes even simple tasks feel impossible. When you are depressed, it may be difficult to get out of bed, shower, go to work, or even leave the house. Unsurprisingly, self-care is so important in the fight...

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...

29 Apr

Why Self-Awareness and Emotional Maturity Are So Important in Relationships

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationships Circulating in today’s society is a term known as emotional intelligence. This concept has not only proven to improve all sorts of relationships—friendships, professional, romantic—but it helps people find true joy as well. For this reason, many of us strive for it without really pegging a title on our pursuit. Although the idea of emotional intelligence may sound incredibly sophisticated and complex (and possibly...

29 Apr

Creating a Great Relationship: How to Identify the Results You want to Create

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationship Counselling Romantic relationships tend to be a bit scattershot—going with the flow. Yet, creating a successful relationship requires more deliberate action than most people assume. Rather than to simply rely on love or passion to lead the way, couples who set relationship goals often find the most long-term success. To begin, it’s vital to know the results you want to create in the relationship....

29 Apr

9 Ways to Improve Communication Skills in Your Relationship

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationship Counselling Have you ever noticed that it’s often the most important people in our lives that we tend to treat the worst? There are hundreds of things we could blame for this. Yet, most of the time it’s simply that we fall in a rut of familiarity. Plus, in the midst of our daily routines, we can easily get stuck in a pattern...

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...

06 Mar

How Emotion Focused Therapy Can Improve Your Family Relationships

Trudy Jacobsen | Relationships | Family Being a part of a family unit can be both rewarding and challenging, all at the same time. On one hand, your family consists of irreplaceable bonds you’ll keep throughout your lifetime. On the other hand, there are days when the very same people drive you up the wall. Such is family life. It’s sometimes beautiful and sometimes messy. To improve your family...

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...