The Gottman Method

I am pleased to announce that as of May of this year I have successfully completed my certification as a recognized Gottman Therapist. I am the sixth Certified Gottman Therapist in Canada and the first in the Southern Interior. Now, you may be asking yourself, “What...

Getting Married

Everyone loves of good wedding. All the pomp and ceremony, the anticipation and grandeur. But mostly I think it’s about the joy ignited by the hope of a glorious future. Somehow, in the midst of unbridled celebration, dreadful marital statistics are forgotten, and a...

Perspective: What’s Your Perspective?

Earlier this week I was enjoying a cyber chat with my sister, who lives out of province. Our conversation wandered from work, to the economy, to politics. Finally we landed on relationships (It’s a bit of an occupational hazard for me). She asked “what’s the one thing...

Communication: Overcoming The Barriers

Everyone knows that in order for marriage to work, there has to be communication. And yet there seems to come a time in every relationship, when it all comes to a screeching halt. For some couples, the breakdown is a drama of intense emotion and slamming doors,...

Making a better marriage today

“If there were one thing you could do today that would result in immediately improving the health of your marriage would you do it?” I think it would be a fun to ask couples that question impromptu. I wonder how people would respond. How would you respond? Imagine...

Becoming Friends

Have you ever wondered what makes marriage work? I mean really work. About 40% of marriages end in divorce while another 20% report that while they have no plans to separate, they are not happy together. Do you ever wonder how the other 40% do it? Is it magic? Luck?...
Couples Workshop