As a contemplative therapist, I utilize a combination of traditional psychotherapy techniques, buddhist psychology and meditation. Mindfulness meditation, compassion training and self compassion cultivation are some examples of the methods [...]
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It’s happened again. The kind of fight with a partner that we dread-the kind that start off seemingly with a simple request or discussion and somehow we’re in a knock [...]
Contempt: Contempt is the most detrimental of the four horsemen to a relationship. In Gottman language we talk about “negative sentiment override”, which means that there is a time when [...]
Stonewalling: Stonewalling is the fourth but not the least of the four horsemen. Stonewalling is occurring when a person in a conflict is so flooded with feelings that they become [...]
Defensiveness: The next negative pattern that predicts divorce is defensiveness. A good definition of defensiveness is innocent victimhood or righteous indignation, usually to ward off a perceived attack. It’s also [...]
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Dr. Gottman uses this metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament as a way of describing the serious impact that these [...]