Almost no other topic I have ever publicly written about or taught about has elicited more interest and engagement than the topic of relationships.
The most obvious reason for this is that although our sense of joy and fulfillment depends almost entirely on developing and maintaining working relationships with the people and things around us (not to mention with all aspects of ourselves) working relationships remain for many people an illusive dream. The fantastical Unicorn; the stuff of girlish daydreams.
Instead, our relationships seem to cause us profound pain and frustration, and no matter what we try, how many YouTube videos we click on or Elephant Journal articles we read, we can’t seem to find the answers.
From my perspective as an inner child/shadow worker, developmental expert, and trauma survivor, I will share with you in this webinar the tools and awareness required in order for you to manifest the types of relationships that are ultimately fulfilling, uplifting and supportive for all parties involved.
I want you to know that not only is it possible for you to enjoy functional, loving relationships in your life, but it is entirely possible to experience this even if you have had minor or severe developmental trauma. In fact, if you’ve suffered trauma which has caused pain and dysfunction in your life, relationships are the landscape in which you can experience the deep healing that is needed in order for you to feel more secure, safe, nourished, happy, integrated and whole.
I hear quite frequently that it is “impossible” when you have a certain trauma history to line up with partnerships that are functional and healthy. That being with someone who has a lot of developmental trauma is antithetical to being in a secure and happy relationship. Self help experts and counselors in many fields like to say that we have to learn to fully love and accept ourselves and come to a place of complete wholeness within ourselves before we can be in a healthy, lasting partnership.
If this were the case, I simply would not have the loving, enriching, incredibly fulfilling relationship with my partner I have today, nor would I be able to maintain the supportive friendships I enjoy.
What I have found throughout my tumultuous personal journey in relationships is how to bring a conscious awareness of my needs, clear communication skills, deep commitment, and plenty of trauma awareness to all my relational interactions, so that I can actually use relationship with “other” as a way to heal myself and offer healing for them.
After all, relational trauma is healed within the context of relationships; it simply cannot happen any other way.
In this third webinar of my Phoenix Reborn Transformational Program, we will discuss:
-Attachment and attachment styles
-Understanding and assessing compatibility
-Understanding Developmental Trauma and how to work with it within the context of adult relationships
-Awareness of needs and boundaries
-Empowered and effective communication strategies