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Social vs. Physical Distancing: Why It Matters

The importance of social connection in the pandemic.  Posted Apr 12, 2020 Source: used with permission Lisa Langhammer To protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the devastation of the coronavirus health experts are strongly encouraging everyone to “socially distance” — to stay 6-10 feet away from other people. I am concerned — not by the strategy …

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Maintaining Good Mental Health During the Pandemic of 2020

  Stress during this pandemic may include fear about our own health and the health of our loved ones. We might have financial concerns for ourselves or our family and friends as we watch the economy take a harsh beating as a consequence of shelter in place orders.  It’s likely that everyone will feel distress during …

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Consortium of Relational Cultural Theory Practitioners (CRCTP)

The Consortium of Relational Cultural Theory Practitioners (CRCTP) is an international group of mental health clinicians, educators and community leaders who study, teach and advance the application of Relational Cultural Theory (RCT).  The central tenet of RCT is that people develop through and toward relationship, which occurs within and is influenced by a cultural context. …

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10 Relationship Building Tips to Approach Your Partner With a Grievance or Complaint

Marriage researcher John Gottman has found that couples who get their tough conversations off to a gentle start up have greater success resolving conflicts.   Leading with anger, using a hostile tone in opening lines, a raised voice, disapproving looks, and body language that communicates disdain or contempt is likely to trigger hurt, fear and defensiveness.  …

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