Sham Coaching or Therapy

Dick Schwartz, the extraordinary founder of IFS ( internal family systems), poses the situation of “As If” Therapy in his unsettling but brilliant book, The Mosaic Mind His premise is this: There are clients very detached from their feelings and issues,...

What Does Your Voice Say?

I remember when I first recognized the therapeutic power of Voice Reading. A friend of mine was telling me what her daughter said about some issue they were discussing. Unconsciously, she tightened her voice, raised it a few octaves, put her hand on her hip, and...

Drugs For Your Kids on a Flight?

In a recent session, there was a fairly intense dispute about how the couple should fly with their children. One parent was very concerned about the children’s restlessness and discomfort in flight and whether the passengers and crew would be upset and annoyed. This...

8 Tips For a Better Relationship

by Kaleel Sakakeny, Professional Relationship Coach We’re always looking for ways to better connect with the people in our lives, especially the people we deeply care about. But relationships are complex, sticky. They are also powerful, and studies have shown, they...