Conflict

Articles

Fighting Dogs

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Ever grab a stray dog by the ear? The likelihood of the dog turning to take a bite out of you is high. The same is...

Hints for Survival as the Holidays and Family are Before Us...

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Before a family gathering: ***Make up your mind and prepare your heart ahead of time to bless and encourage your...

Salt and Light

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

We all know people that are difficult to get along with; whether it is in our family, church or place of work. This...

Self-Soothing Skills

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Mastering self-soothing, along with developing your own identity and healing from past wounds, are the keys to...

The Healing Cycle and The Wounding Cycle

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC, Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW, Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T, Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

The wounding process in relationships can be cyclical. If repeated enough times, our responses become second nature...

Knowing IF and WHEN to Have Difficult Conversations

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Difficult conversations can easily go awry. Learn some strategies to determine IF and WHEN to have a difficult...

When in Conflict

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

There are distinct behavioral principles we need to incorporate when faced with conflict. Look at yourself in the...

The Stories We Tell

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when...

Past, Present and Future

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Are you fearful of the future? Do you agonize over past mistakes? We all have a natural bent toward thinking about...

Mary’s Labor of Peace

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

In the midst of a troubled time, we can find peace. It is easy for us to see impossibility of a situation and to...

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Broadcasts

Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One! #2 of 2, #3352

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many of us find the stress of...

Family Conflict and the Holidays: God Bless Us, Every One! #1 of 2, #3351

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Christmas is supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration, isn’t it? Yet, many of us find the stress of...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #4 of 4, #3350

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #3 of 4, #3349

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #2 of 4, #3348

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #1 of 4, #3347

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #5 of 5, #3338

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

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