Erla Marx Newhouse

Staying Connected to Your Child

Staying Connected to Your Child

“The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between the two of you.” John Gottman I’ve been thinking a great deal this week about how to maintain connection with my children, 11 and twins who are 8… The morning starts with...

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Growing Relationships

Growing Relationships

Over the last few weeks I seem to have heard similar stories of the balance between growing up and growing adult relationships … There are so many pressures that compound this already challenging situation. We are often up against much –...

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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

It is not uncommon for anxiety and depression to occur together. Anxiety What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal emotional and physiological response to feeling threatened. People differ as to how vulnerable they feel in different situations: this...

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Understanding Relationships

Understanding Relationships

Erla’s client centered and collaborative approach ensures that clients feel empowered, validated and supported in the therapeutic relationship. November 2, 2015 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change...

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Young Adults

Young Adults

Life can often present us with challenges, at times we may feel overwhelmed and stuck. Here are some thoughts about ways to maintain a healthy ‘headspace’ and manage these challenges. Inner strength • We all have coping strategies – some better...

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Understanding parenthood

Understanding parenthood

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ” Benjamin Franklin Common issues in parenthood Taking care of yourself The importance of time out for yourself Validating losses and changes – staying connected to 
your...

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Adjustment to parenthood

Adjustment to parenthood

“Being a parent is dirty and scary and beautiful and hard and miraculous and exhausting and thankless and joyful and frustrating all at once. It’s everything.” Jill Smokler Understanding pregnancy, birth, motherhood and beyond… Pregnancy...

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Parenting and strategies

Parenting and strategies

“Children are seedlings in the garden of life. They need sunshine and warmth
When they are cold and sad;
They need water and nourishment when they are thirsty and hungry.
They need attention and care,
When they are challenged by life.
And they...

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Parenting skills and strategies

"Children are seedlings in the garden of life. They need sunshine and warmth when they are cold and sad; they need water and nourishment when they are thirsty and hungry. They need attention and care, when they are challenged by life. And they...

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