What Is Positive Parenting? Positive Parenting Principles and Tips

  Positive parenting is fundamentally about developing a strong and deeply committed relationship between parent and child. The theory relies heavily on what we have learned about attachment and how we can use it beneficially. The more that we work against attachment in the relationship, the harder parenting becomes. There are some core positive parenting…

The Impact of Infertility Treatment on Couples and Relationships: How to Bear the Unbearable with Dr. Erica Berman

Why is there so much conflict between couples going through infertility?  Dr. Erica Berman is a Toronto-based psychotherapist who specializes in helping clients cope with infertility and pregnancy loss, and postpartum mental health, and she expounds on the reasons behind this conflict between couples. All of the connections between society, culture, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, and…

Affect Regulation: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?

  I’m in the middle of a series of podcasts on parenting. It is a strange topic to talk about from the standpoint of parenting being a very personal sphere and something that we generally let our friends, neighbours and family do the way they see fit. But there is a very technical aspect to…

Therapy Never Ends: Until It Ends

  It was my colleague’s graduation, the end of a roughly 8-year post-graduate journey training to be a Jungian psychoanalyst, a branch of psychology heavily weighted towards the writings of Carl Gustav Jung. A beautiful spread of cheeses, desserts, and floral arrangements graced the reception room. He would have loved it. The only problem was…

Intimacy: A Fleeting Feeling Versus a Way of Life

  I have heard a lot of chatter lately about healing, working through one’s baggage, and finding balance. Often this is spoken about in terms of being ready to enter a relationship or properly grieving and working through a past one. The interesting thing is that when I meet with couples, so often, the ways…