Read the article:
"Curiosity is Key During Moments of Conflict"
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Books, Websites, Podcasts, and General Helpful Information
I value the insight and knowledge that comes from reading and other avenues of education and believe that your therapeutic work is greatly supported by knowledge and wisdom of yourself and the world around you.
Relationships - Michael Sorensen
7 Principles to Making Marriage Work - John/Julie Gottman
Bring Yourself To Love - Mona Barbera
Eight Dates- John/Julie Gottman
The New Rules for Marriage - Terry Real
Fierce Intimacy - Terry Real **Audible book
More Than Words - John Howard
Hold Me Tight - Sue Johnson
Mindful Relationship Habits - S.J.Scott/Davenport
Compassion For Couples - Michelle Becker
Wired For Love - Stan Tatkin
Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendrix
Love Worth Making - Stephen Snyder
Questions For Couples - Marcus Kusi
Polysecure - Jessica Fern
More Than Two:A Practical Guide Polyamory - Franklin Veaux
How Can I Forgive You? - Janis A. Spring
After the Affair - Janis A. Spring
Mating in Captivity- Esther Perel
Attachment Theory Workbook for Couples - Elizabeth Gillette
The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman
Light on the Other Side of Divorce - Elizabeth Cohen
Conscious Uncoupling - Katherine Thomas
The Co-Parenting Handbook - Karen Bonnell
Self-Compassion For Parents - Susan Pollak
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting- Noel Janis-Norton
Motherwhelmed - Beth Berry
And Baby Makes Three - John Gottman
No Drama Discipline - Daniel Siegel
Parenting From the Inside - Daniel Siegel
8 Steps To Grow a Family That Thrives - Elly Taylor
Hunt, Gather, Parent - Michaeleen Doucleff
Gifts From a Challenging Childhood - Jan Bergstrom
The Body Keeps the Score- Bessel Van Der Kolk
Becoming Safely Embodied - Deirdre Fay
The Transformation - James Gordon
Recovering From Emotionally Immature Parents - Lindsay Gibson
Come As You Are- Emily Nagoski
Inner Harmony - Beth Rogerson
Self-Compassion Day by Day - Karen Locke
The Art of Holding Space - Heather Plett
The Highly Sensitive Person - Elaine Aron
Co-Dependent No More - Melody Beattie
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle - Emily Nagoski
The Dance of Anger - Harriet Lerner
The Mother-Daughter Puzzle - Rosjke Hasseldine
The Wild Edge of Sorrow- Francis Weller
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief - David Kessler
It's OK That You're Not OK - Megan Devine
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"Empathy and sympathy are often grouped together, but they are very different, as Brené Brown outlines in this video. Empathy is an skill that can bring people together and make people feel included, while sympathy creates an uneven power dynamic and can lead to more isolation and disconnection. It’s an unfortunate outcome given that sympathy is usually coming from a good place."