I coach couples and individuals in the art of ‘genuine relating’. Genuine relating explores the hidden ‘stuff’ we each bring to our relationships. It is this hidden stuff that affects the quality of our interactions, distorting our sense of connection, trust and belonging. We are often unaware of what triggers us into negative interactions, and feeling hurt, rejected or frustrated by things others might unknowingly do or say. Likewise, others may be easily offended by our comments or actions that were not intended to create harm our hurt.
It is within these murky waters of relating that difficulties, heartache and longing arise.
However, when our interactions are flowing optimally these murky waters clear, allowing genuine connection, trust and belonging to be present.
Through the practice of genuine relating comes a deeper understanding of what we bring to our relationships: our past hurts, the how and why other’s impact on us the way they do and how we impact others. This understanding allows us to take responsibility for our words and actions. The art of genuine relating promotes emotional freedom, deep connection, trust and belonging.