Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.

Couples in Conflict = Clarifying the distinction between violence and frequent conflict *This is a version of a blog published by Jenny Brown on her site: www.jennybrown.info I’m sitting down to write about couple conflict.  With so much important publicity recently about the serious end of the spectrum of domestic violence I’ve thought it useful […]

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Blog post written by Lily Mailler. “Becoming a less anxious and more thoughtful parent goes beyond technique and changing others” In a recent talk I attended at a local school on ‘Anxiety and children’ the presenter, Associate Professor Jennifer Hudson, shared with the audience some interesting research findings and observations. Here are but a few […]

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Blog post by Jenny Brown I asked a group of community group leaders at a church the other night what they think makes for healthy disagreements. This is a question I frequently ask couples in counselling with people usually a bit taken aback that I think this is a more useful exploration than what makes […]

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“Are more of my energies going into reading and trying to manage relationships than going into my responsibilities?”   The topic of resilience has been getting lots of attention over the past years. It seems that many have realised that it is more helpful to aim for improved resilience than increased happiness. The core of […]

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Blog post by Jenny Brown.  —Murray Bowen MD Our upcoming workshop on a family systems understanding of loss and grief explores the variations in family reactions to death, the factors important to grieving and recovery, family of origin patterns of grieving and understanding the family emotional shock wave. The following excerpt from my book, “Growing […]

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By Lily Mailler I have been studying and applying Dr Bowen’s theory for the past 13 years and it took me a while to understand the idea of emotional sensitivity that is so central to the theory. Seeing emotional sensitivity in action in me was a big step in beginning to understand the impact it […]

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Guest presenter from FSI Certificate program Nicola Fortescue- introduced by Jenny Brown. A recent presentation as part of our certificate program explored the dynamics of a friendship in a community/church congregation context.  The presentation described the personal challenge of dealing with a relationship where, after pulling back to be less involved, the presenter experienced increased efforts […]

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