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Articles

1. Generational Trauma

2. Inter-Partner Touch in Couple Counselling

3. Attachment: Family Ties That Bind

4. Couple Therapy with Severely Conflicted Partners

5. Towards a Better Appreciation of the “Intimacy” Gap between Men and Women

6. Grieving Processes for Men

7. Attachment in Family Therapy

Poems

We Each have a Wound or Two …

Sacred Wounds

Wounds Transformed

My Wound: (anonymous)

Life’s Wounds

I Remember

Recommended Reading

Books Recommended by Martin Rovers:

 

 

Books Recommended by Marlene and Bob Neufeld:

Comment by Marlene and Bob:

Lasting Love: The 5 Secrets of Growing a Vital, Conscious Relationship

“This easily read book highlights 5 secrets of lasting love and includes practices to follow this path. It highlights new ways of being committed, being with your emotions, letting go of blame, being creative in your way of living, and expanding your level of appreciation. Using examples from their own experience, which they have kitchen-tested, Drs. Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks offer a comprehensive program to generate passion and harmony in your primary relationships. We have used the activities in the book, to increase the love we express to each other.”

Comment by Marlene and Bob:

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

“This book explores the limit that most of us have on how much love, success and good time we can experience before we unconsciously create situations to bring us down to a more familiar and mediocre place in our lives. Gay Hendricks gives specific suggestions how to expand your capacity to feel positive and achieve your true potential. He uses real life examples to identify the hidden fears that are at the root of this Upper Limit Problem and help us break through these limitations. Learning about this concept, opened up a new way of being together for us. Finally, we understood those fights we used to have which seemed to come out of nowhere, just when we thought things were going well. Using the principles outlined in this book, we have greatly expanded our own limit of how much positive we are able to experience.”

Comment by Marlene and Bob:

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

“This book identifies the major obstacles to intimacy; the ways we have conditioned ourselves to defend against closeness. It also explores a new kind of intimacy that is available when our hearts are opened to the deeper possibilities of conscious relationship. It is helpful to lay readers as well as professionals. This book helped us identify our own identity cracks, those places where we were wounded in our childhood that we were expecting our partners to heal for us. We learned that we are the only ones who can heal our own identify cracks.”

Comment by Marlene and Bob:

Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

“In this book which is accessible to the lay reader, Dr. Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, leads readers through a simple program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The book outlines seven healing conversations which give you insight into the defining moments in your relationship and guide you in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond. We learned about our own built-in needs for attachment and the cycle of withdraw-pursue that we had engaged in, which helped us break the pattern and find ways to be closer.”

Mental Health Links

Canadian Psychological Association Fact Sheets

Ontario Kids Help Phone

Distress Centre Ottawa & Region

Ottawa Mental Health Crisis Line

Tel-Aide Outaouais

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

Serenity Renewal for Families

Alcoholics Anonymous

Canadian Mental Health Association

Links to Partner Referral Agencies

Marlene and Bob

Elizabeth Kwasniewski

Kathryn Guthrie

Jane Langmaid

Rene Vandenberg

SE Hobbs & Associates

Kathy Doornekamp

Amy Lupiano

Clara Panarella

Arthur Karp

Line Melanson

Jeannette Robert

Alyssa Bonneville