Relationship Hygiene - To Live a Harmonious Life
Written by Oxana Pavlenko, Registered Professional Counsellor, Certified Gottman Educator, Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapist   
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Welcome to the Relationship Hygiene practice!

In my work as a family counsellor and educator I facilitate my clients’ transition to enhanced self-awareness and understanding of relationship dynamics. I draw my inspiration from the research in the field of Emotional Intelligence and the wisdom of 2600 years of the mindfulness meditation tradition. I offer well-paced and goal-oriented individual and family counselling sessions as well as informative and insightful educational workshops for couples, professionals and working teams.


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Bringing Baby Home TM
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07 July 2007
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Bringing Baby HomeTM is an educational program for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. It was designed and created by relationship experts Drs John and Julie Gottman at The Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, WA. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.



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Helping your relationship survive a new baby
Written by ParentMap   
14 September 2007
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We know all the right questions to ask when a baby is born: How much did she weigh? What time was he born? Who does she look like? Is he healthy?

But there is one important question that rarely gets asked when couples make the transition to parenthood: How is the relationship between the two of you? For many couples, the transition to parenthood is a time of great possibility and hope. For others, it is a time of anticipation, anxiety, and fear. Research done by the Bringing Baby Home Program shows that for 67 percent of new parents, becoming a parent causes decreased happiness and relationship satisfaction. Why? We know from research that becoming parents can increase stresses and strains, alter values and goals, shift roles, diminish communication, and increase hostility. All of these changes are perfectly normal — but if we are honest with ourselves (and with each other), we may admit that these aren’t the changes we expected parenthood to bring. Read the article
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