Research shows that the best way to keep yourself and your family healthy is to prioritize supporting the well being of your relationship(s).
For parents, it’s stressful, navigating a flood of challenges, as Covid-19 promises to come in turn to each of our communities. For separated or divorced co-parents, the challenges of “social distancing” are compounded with different social-emotional layers than our partnered friends face. And we feel that difference.
Keeping the Faith: For Christian Couples Trying to Discern if Couples Counseling is the right choice
Couples seek marriage counseling for many reasons. Strained communication, unresolved conflict, breaches in trust, and dispassionate sex lives are just a sampling. Whatever the motivation, couples therapy is a courageous choice; one that could be the most eye-opening and life-changing journey yet.
Recovering From an Affair? A Rare Opportunity:
NCCT Director, Kerry Lusignan is offering a free, two-day private retreat at our center in Northampton, MA. To ensure quality of care, Kerry will also be offering a complimentary three-hour follow up intensive 4-8 weeks after the retreat.
As anxiety becomes heightened around the COVID-19 related illness and the implications for travel and being in public places intensify, we want to share some adjustments and recommendations we are making at the Northampton Center for Couples Therapy to support you.
It’s 9 am on Valentine’s morning, and I’m sipping tea and caught in a quandary. I’m feeling the pressure to say something meaningful or witty, wise, and kind, and on this day, it ought to be about love.
After a full year of training, studying, consultation, and implementation, I am thrilled to announce that I am officially a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF).
As for the impact of traditional gender roles on couples, on society—as for conversations about patriarchy and its effects—psychotherapists seemed largely to have lost interest.
As a Sex Therapist providing care to couples, you will deliver direct clinical services to clients and have the unique opportunity to offer trainings and workshops, supervision, and other rewarding services as an expert in the field. This role also has freedom to be a part or full-time position.
If you are struggling with knowing how to proceed in your marriage, there are beacons along the way to help you discern where your relationship falls in regards to hope, potential, or crisis.
We wanted to take a moment and share some exciting news with you. This week, The Gottman Institute featured NCCT’s own Kerry Lusignan in their Top 10 Gottman Relationship Blog Posts of 2019.
As we near the end of the holiday season and another year fades into a sea of memories, gratitude, regrets, and dismay, it’s understandable to reflect on our relationships. To ponder what has worked and what has not. To look back at previous years and experience a pang of nostalgia or longing.
Kerry Lusignan was the featured guest on The Couples Therapist Couch, a podcast by Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Shane Birkel, that has showcased the likes of Stan Tatkin, George Faller and Harville Hendrix.
Many couples and families are enduring forced separation because of complex and changing immigration and refugee policies.
Like most cherished things in life, marriages require commitment, effort, and sacrifice in order to glean positive outcomes―because happiness is not static, and divorce is not something that simply happens, it is the end result when you ignore that check engine light on your relationship dashboard.
If there is one relationship superpower that borders on being magic; that has an effect akin to sparks flying from your fingertips and bending metal, it’s cardiac manipulation–a relationship skill that does just that.
If I had to pick just one relationship superpower for the top of my list…a heavy hitter that would get you the most bang for your buck in the arena of love and life, it would be this: Emotional Fluency (a.k.a Omnilingualism of the heart).
Flexibility, when done well, is indicative of accepting influence. It demonstrates that you’re not stuck in a rigid and fixed perspective. One where you hold tightly to your own stories and refuse to stretch yourself and try on your partner’s viewpoint.
What happens if, from the very beginning, life slaps us down and turns us away, meeting us with desynchronization or silence?
Invisibility (aka disappearing, taking space, or getting quiet) is one of the most challenging relationship superpowers to master.