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John Gottman: I think John Gottman is “the expert” when it comes to understanding relationships. His writing and books are based on sound award winning research- that is a winner for me! His research is second to none. Dr Gottman is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential therapists and psychologists of the last 25 years. Check out these great links which are divided into information and check lists that you can use for your own self assessment of yourself in your relationship.
The Four Horseman of the Apocalyptic Marriage Click here to go to the website.
Predicting Divorce. Click here to go to the website.
For general Information about the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy click here
If you prefer watching a video to reading have a listen to Dr Gottman summarise what the research says about "What makes a Great Relationship.
Weiss Cerretto Relationship Status Inventory. Click here to go to the test.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Gary Craig
This is by far one of the most effective technique I have ever learnt. Gary Craig, the founder and developer of EFT, has an amazing website with loads of useful information and tutorials about how to use EFT effectively. I have been using it for over 19 years and it is truly remarkable and it has helped my clients get some remarkable results. Click here to go to the website.
How to Really End Your Stress! – Change your thinking with "ActivInsight"
This is a must if you want to end your stress. It is a tool that I use regularly in my practice and when it is embraced used regularly (daily) it has the power to transform your life. It is simple and very effective.
It is a worksheet that you fill out in your own time and examine your beliefs. Any belief can be examined and Andrew Bernstein, the developer of ActivInsight, says that insight is what changes us. From my own experience I call this Thinking in Reality. Click here it is very easy to do and it is self explanatory.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Great article from Medical News Today. NPD is a complex disorder, but this article covers all the basic information thoroughly without making it confusing.
I have several clients a month who describe a partner or boss/manager that fits the personality characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
This is a must read if you have some concerns about your partner’s or boss’ grandiose, selfish and abusive type behaviours.
It describes what is narcissistic personality disorder and has a detailed list of the characteristics to look out for. Click here to go to the site.
Being assertive is an important skill. As a skill it lies between aggression and passivity. Assertive is neither of these. This is a great resource on tips and good advice on a number of things that are really helpful. Assert Yourself is an Assertiveness mini course on how to be more assertive in your communication and overcome the barriers which stop you from doing this. It has ten modules which you can download and study at your own leisure. It is very good information and the course is well designed. Click here to go to the site.
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