Usually, when we talk about our health and wellness, we focus on the body and how well it is functioning. We monitor diet and exercise. We assess our energy and pain levels. Would it surprise you to know that the greatest indicator of health is the quality of your relationships?
Study after study shows that good social relationships are the strongest, most consistent predictor of a healthy and happy life. This is a finding that cuts across race, age, gender, income and social class so overwhelmingly that it dwarfs any other factor.
What’s more, neglecting our social relationships is actually dangerous to our health. Research shows that a lack of social connection carries with it a risk of premature death comparable to that of smoking, and is roughly twice as dangerous to our health as obesity.
Relationship Coaching is not the same as couples counseling and is not limited to spousal relationships. In relationship coaching, we look at your health and happiness through the lens of all your relationships.
How does it work?
Because you the common denominator in all of your relationships, we focus on you first. Often we feel unsatisfied but we aren’t sure why—especially if everything is ‘good on paper.’ We start by getting clear about where you are now, what you want, and what needs to change to get there.
What you will learn:
- How to take ownership of your part in the relationship
- How boundaries help us maintain balance and protect ourselves from the behavior or demand of others
- How to reduce and manage conflicts in a productive way
- How to communicate your needs clearly without excessive emotional reactivity
- How to trust others and how to become trustworthy
Once we are clear on you, you may choose to invite your ‘counterpart’ to join the coaching sessions (e.g. spouse, parent, child, or friend.) Some romantic partners choose to start relationship coaching together and have individual sessions to work on themselves too.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please contact me at 908.372.0263 or send me an email.