Mon, 29 August 2022
It’s no secret that good communication is the key ingredient to a healthy relationship. But, as we all know, couples communication can be challenging — especially when you're under stress.
When you and your partner are under stress, communication gets hard. It’s so easy to forget everything you know about active listening and “I-statements” when you’re feeling emotionally elevated, and to slip into a communication style that’s heavy on criticism, blame, and defensiveness. This tendency is totally human — but it’s also a bad habit that we all must overcome for our relationships to truly thrive.
On this episode of the podcast, we’re discussing couples communication strategies that will not only help you manage feelings of stress without damaging your relationship, but that will tap into the power of your deep love and support for each other so you can get through stressful times while strengthening your connection.
My guest is Silas H., M.S., MFTC, a couples counselor and relationship coach on our team at Growing Self. Silas has helped many couples improve their communication patterns and overcome adversity as a team, and he’s sharing his original and highly actionable advice with you today.
All of this and more is here for you. I hope you’ll join us!
Dr. Lisa Marie bobby
Direct download: Couples_Communication_-_ReRun_-_First_Draft.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:10pm MDT
Mon, 22 August 2022
All couples have differences, and having “spirited conversations” (aka, “conflict”) as you work towards resolving them is a normal part of every healthy relationship.
That said, there are certain types of relationship conflict and emotional experiences that you should never minimize, or underestimate the importance of.
These are the warning signs your relationship may be in real trouble, and when those are happening it's vital to deal with them. Understanding what they are can help you take positive action to repair your relationship so that you can heal your bond.
Learn about the six signs your relationship is in trouble, and what to do if they’re present, on this episode of the podcast.
Your partner in growth,
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Six_Signs_Your_Relationship_is_In_Trouble_-_First_Draft.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT
Mon, 15 August 2022
Is it hard for you to trust your partner, or feel secure with them? If you've ever caught yourself double checking them (and then wondering to yourself, "Do I have trust issues?") this podcast is for you.
Ps: Access all the resources I mention in this podcast on the blog at GrowingSelf.com!
Direct download: How_to_Deal_With_Trust_Issues.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 11:59am MDT
Mon, 8 August 2022
Are you in a codependent relationship? If so you're probably feeling anxious, frustrated, and exhausted from trying to create positive change in your relationship single-handedly. (Or feeling like you're never quite good enough to meet the standards of your partner). Not fun for anyone!
On today's episode, we're taking a deep dive into codependent relationships. Listen, and learn:
- What codependent relationships are
- Why they happen
- The stages of codependency recovery
- How you can get un-fused from each other so that you can both grow and flourish.
How to stop being codependent: All for you!
Direct download: How_to_Stop_Being_Codependent.mp3
Category:How to, Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:02pm MDT
Mon, 1 August 2022
Managing Up for Career Success
Have you ever worked in a truly terrible environment? Think back to that job now. What made it so bad?
If you’re like most people, the difference between a great job and a horrible job doesn’t have all that much to do with the work itself. Instead, it usually comes down to your relationships with your coworkers — and especially your relationship with your boss.
Having a positive, healthy relationship with your boss, based on genuine trust and respect, makes your working life so much easier, and ultimately helps you both reach your career goals.
So how can you build that kind of relationship? And how can you repair your relationship with your boss if it’s not off to a great start?
On today's episode, we are talking about “managing up,” a professional development strategy that will help you build better working relationships, find more satisfaction on the job and remove the trickiest obstacles between you and your ultimate career goals.
In this episode, we discuss…
[00:58] What Is Managing Up?
[14:19] What Managing Up Is Not
[24:15] Why Managing Up Matters
[34:53] How to Manage Up at Work
My guest is Dr. Lisa S., PhD, LPC, CCC. She is a career coach and counselor at Growing Self, as well as the past president of both the National Career Development Association and the Colorado Career Development Association. Today, she shares her insight and wisdom with you.
I hope you’ll join the “Doctors Lisa” for this lively and useful conversation about building an empowered, satisfying career by learning how to manage up.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Managing_Up_for_Career_Success_-_First_Draft.mp3
Category:How to, Self Improvement, Mental Health, Career, Relationships -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT