Myrna sees many couples who want to work on reconnecting or deepening their relationship and learning effective communication strategies that support both their connection in their relationship and their individuation. Myrna works jointly with Ken Martin, her husband of 35 years, as needed.
In a couples session Myrna will provide a safe environment in which to do the following:
- deepen the attachment bond between you
- create a resonance of love and safety that will enhance and nurture both people
- recommit to clear communication and clear boundaries
- learn to safely express feelings with each other
- learn to make requests effectively
- learn tools to work through conflict without blaming and shaming each other
- learn and practice the power of positive intention
- learn to co create agreements rather than running old unilateral patterns of control
- understand how each person’s early experiences are getting between you
- learn and practice the tools needed to stay in present time and in the adult self
- reconnect with or enhance feelings of love, appreciation and respect
- develop effective co parenting strategies that both parents can support
- learn to skillfully self-disclose in a way that your partner can take in your experience
Separation Counseling and Parenting Agreements
Myrna has successfully helped many families develop ways of co-parenting that promote the highest good for the children and the parents in families that are changing their form when the parents are uncoupling. She has a depth of experience working with parents who are co-parenting their children while living in separate households in a wide variety of new family structures.
Book Your Session
In person sessions take place in Nelson, British Columbia. Phone and Skype consultations are available for people around the world. To schedule a session, please call Myrna at (250) 509-1033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Attachment Therapy
Experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, sociology and education say the theory’s underlying assumption — that the quality of our early attachments profoundly influences how we behave as adults — has special resonance in an era when people seem more attached to their smartphones than to one another.
This Module delineates the dynamics of couples interaction and suggests effective tools for working with these issues.I am very excited about this module, as couple relationship and parenting is where, as adults, our own early attachment and adverse experiences most REVEAL themselves. It can also be a place where resiliency shines.
In this module, we will explore ancestral influences on individuation/connection, and merging dynamics (in pre and perinatal work we call this 'twin dynamics')...An extensive home project will be suggested for everyone. Treatment models will be explored.
As the twin and multiple birth rate is continuing to increase this module also looks at twin pregnancy, the impact of losing a twin during pregnancy, and growing up as a twin. I will delineate the difference between identical and fraternal twins, and because more twins mean more breech positions for babies about to be born we will also look briefly at breech birth.
This module marks a big transition in this video series. In Module One I included the Maternal Matrix, which outlines what we optimally would have received in an embodied way by the time we were three years old...Chemical and surgical interventions, or the presence of them in our early life strongly and effectively take us out of our bodies and beings. We will delve into the signature patterns of these interventions (in module 4) in our autonomic nervous systems.
Like conception and implantation, birth requires an intention to be born, and preparation – the baby actually initiates labour, and must move into an optimal position if a relativity easy birth is to occur. The action of the actual birth stages is dynamic, and the baby is actively involved in that movement.
This module starts with an exploration of our inner and outer resources. When we begin to reveal to ourselves all that babies and young children need and deserve to optimally grow and be themselves, it may bring up some of the experiences of what we didn’t get and wanted.
Resources and regulation is important so we are not overwhelmed. Just acknowledging what actually happened to us helps us to consciously repattern and make different choices….as we are soooooo much more than what happened to us.
This module of this video series is 12 hours long, and details the attachment process, from pre conception to age 2. You are invited into his family to observe his mother heal her disappointment from the C Section, and how he begins the healing process from the vacuum extraction AND forceps he experienced.