The Gift of Presence

As the holidays approach, we are all looking for that perfect gift for those on our list. Consider giving yourself by taking the time to really listen to someone. Of course, this is not always as easy as it sounds.  We might think we are good listeners but most of the time we are distracted … Continue reading The Gift of Presence

Resilience and the Reenactment Triangle

Can changing the way we think, keep us from being pulled into relationship drama? You might be familiar with the drama triangle (also known as the reenactment triangle) introduced by Dr. Stephen Karpman decades ago. The triangle identifies three roles we take in reenactment (victim, persecutor and rescuer) and is a useful tool for understanding … Continue reading Resilience and the Reenactment Triangle

Learning about the Brain

Learning the principles of brain science and neurodevelopment can inform how we cultivate resiliency. Here are four important things to remember about the brain. Patterned Response: The human brain is composed of over 80 billion neurons. This network of neurons relays messages from one part of the brain to the next. Each time our brain … Continue reading Learning about the Brain

Individuals, families, communities and even organizations are impacted by trauma and adversity. It effects the way we develop and how we respond to stressful situations. But this can be mitigated through resiliency.  Resiliency refers to the cognitive, emotional and relational skills needed to face challenges and achieve a growth outcome.  To support resiliency in children … Continue reading