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Matthew Lindgren East Bay Oakland Couples Marriage Therapist https://twitter.com/NeilVenketramen

Matthew Matt Lindgren has a California license to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist,

4 Predictors of Divorce: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.    Good stuff from Dr. John Gottman

WATCH: What Are The Four Predictors Of Divorce?

Benefits of Taking Walks as a Couple: Talk more and build your friendship!

Wifey Wednesday: The Benefits of Walking Together

Benefits of Taking Walks as a Couple: Talk more and build your friendship! Awe Shane and I started walking every night together recently and I love our time together after our busy days.

John Gottman and "The Magic Ratio"  -- 5 to 1 meaning healthy relationships have 5 times as many positive things going on that work as negative relationships. If you do something negative to hurt your partner's feelings, you have to make up for it with 5 positive things. Why? Because negative has a lot more ability to inflict pain and damage than positive things have to heal and bring closer.

John Gottman and "The Magic Ratio" -- 5 to 1 meaning healthy relationships have 5 times more positive communication than negative. Make sure positive comments outnumber negative ones by a healthy ratio. Gottman's is an easy guideline to remember.

» 5 Ways to Maintain Boundaries with Difficult People - World of Psychology #boundaries #lifeskills

People with CPTSD are often challenged when trying to maintain boundaries. Usually they grew up where boundaries were not respected. The ability to maintain boundaries can help facilitate healthy relationship and safety.

neurosciencestuff:  Electro-shock therapy sees a resurgence The procedure is widely accepted by the medical community, although it lingers i...

neurosciencestuff: Electro-shock therapy sees a resurgence The procedure is widely accepted by the medical community, although it lingers i.

Matthew "Matt" Lindgren, LMFT in Oakland, Ca

Matthew "Matt" Lindgren, LMFT in Oakland, Ca

The Four Horsemen series takes a closer look at the first horseman. Criticizing your partner is different than offering a critique or voicing a complaint. Read more:     http://www.gottmanblog.com/2013/04/the-four-horsemen-criticism.html

The Four Horsemen: Criticism

A great article to help partners understand the difference between complaining. Constant criticism can create a great amount of tension in a relationship and often stems from ineffective communication styles.

thetrevorproject:  “Reaching out for help is the bravest thing a person can do.” -Daniel Radcliffe

thetrevorproject: “Reaching out for help is the bravest thing a person can do.

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