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An invitation to our Community, challenged by the Lock-down.

The past 7 weeks has confronted each one of us with challenges that we have not experienced before.  The Covit-19 pandemic has a devastating effect on many people in our community, -emotionally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually.  Emotionally people feel uncertain, insecure, scared, depressed, downhearted and in fear of the unknown.  Spiritually some may rationalise these […]

Questions are like the mountain climber’s hook-on-the-end-of-a-rope: we throw the hook into the unknown, and we pull ourselves into the future. But we need to learn how and where to throw, so that we pull ourselves into a better future (Schön,2002).

As we wrestle with each new challenge in life, we ask ourselves and others a continuous stream of questions. Question-asking is one of the main ways that we try to get a grip on whatever is going on. Asking questions can allow us to start thinking about the unknown, because questions focus our attention, and […]

Communication – a few hints.

We have all experiences the frustration of being misunderstood, not being listened to, emotio­nal moods, expectations not being met, different beliefs, etc.  To have a great relationship, both of you must be able to fearlessly express your beliefs, concerns and preferences authentically.  Escalation, invalidation, withdrawal and negative patterns make it unsafe to express your real […]

ADJUSTMENT, ACCOMMODATION AND NEGOTIATION: THE NEVER ENDING DINAMIC PROCESS…….

Carter and McGoldrick identified six stages of the family life cycle: 1) the unattached adult; 2) joining of families through marriage and the newly married couple without children; 3) the family with young children; 4) the family with adolescents; 5) launching children and moving on, and 6) the family in later life. Each one of […]