On Family Emotional Systems

On Family Emotional Systems

Nuclear Family Emotional Process, Projection Process and Multigenerational Transmission Process “ …the problem a patient or couple or family walks in with is less important than the relationship obstacles that keep them from working to resolve it”. — Guerin & Fogarty What is it about family gatherings, holidays and life…

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(What is) The Best Gift Money Can’t Buy?

(What is) The Best Gift Money Can’t Buy?

In response to blogs I wrote about Thanksgiving and the December holidays, multiple colleagues noted that attending to relationships in the family one grew up in is “something to work on the whole year as well.” While it is certainly true that the process of differentiation is a year-round, lifelong, never-completed one, large family gatherings at times of holidays and significant life cycle events provide an exceptional real life opportunity to become observers and researchers, allowing us to explore and understand the rules of our family of origin, our roles in them, the influence of these experiences on our current behavior, and how they impact our current relationships.

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The Power and Value of Rituals

The Power and Value of Rituals

Well it’s that time of year again, home for the holidays with all of its attendant joys and sorrows, only this time with the added opportunity to celebrate a once in 70,000-year occurrence (the first day of Hanukah is on Thanksgiving Day!) . Holiday rituals and traditions are potent communicators of family rules, roles and relationship hierarchies. They can be used to enhance fusion and stuck-togetherness, encourage distance and cut-offs, or provide a safe haven and secure base from which to develop a solid self.

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You Can Go Home Again and Enjoy It!! But How?

You Can Go Home Again and Enjoy It!! But How?

Thinking about the December Holidays and the New Year Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. –Robert Frost The Death of the Hired Man In Thinking about Thanksgiving!! You CAN Go Home Again and Enjoy It!, I addressed multiple reasons…

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Thinking about Thanksgiving!!

Thinking about Thanksgiving!!

You CAN Go Home Again and Enjoy It! “I cannot have a future
 ’til I embrace my past.”   — Debbie Friedman Thanksgiving, the quintessential Norman Rockwell all American Family holiday will soon be upon us, which means just about everybody will either be with family or struggling with the fact that…

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