10 Tips for the Holiday Season: Practice Secure Couples Principles

Communication, Relationships
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As we approach the summer holiday season (in Australia at least) it’s worth remembering that even in the best of times, with few exceptions, we as couples need to practice the principles of couple security. And this for some even more so when on holiday, with the potentially added complexities of increased time together and […] Read More

An Adult Attachment Primer

Communication, Relationships, Therapeutic Method
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We’ve been wanting a simple primer for attachment theory for a while, and while there are several really good books around, not everyone wants to read a whole book on the subject to get an idea of what it’s about. We also wanted to give our view of this topic, after ten years of working […] Read More

The Large and the Small Cog Wheels

Neuroscience, Relationships, Therapeutic Method
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We're just back from the GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand) conference in Canberra where we gave a presentation on our eclectic approach to couples therapy, and on the co-therapy model we practice and talk about on this site. It was gratifying to receive such positive feedback on our way of working, and a great […] Read More

Depth Enquiry and The Memory Hole

Body Wisdom, Trauma
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We’re pleased to announce a new page on the Therapy Duo site that discusses Amanda’s Depth Enquiry technique. She’s been developing this technique for several years now, and has achieved some remarkable results with clients. Depth Enquiry (DE) is an extension to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). DE can take clients to a deep […] Read More

Looking for Living Waters

Existentialism
Clement’s Underwater Shrine Depicted at Chartres Cathedral

Living waters are a powerful symbol in ancient texts. Not just texts of language either: above is an image I took earlier this year of one of the pediments to the South Transept at Chartres Cathedral. It's a detail of the Porch of Martyrs with Saints Theodore, Stephen, Pope Clement and Saint Lawrence. After the […] Read More