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

Drugs and alcohol have been used by human beings for millennia. Today, the ‘drug war’ receives near constant media attention even though most modern drugs were discovered and consumed many millennia ago. The prevalent view of addiction these days is that it is a disease which is genetically transmitted residing within the afflicted individual (the […]

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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 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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