How To Show Up For Your Relationship
Relationship skills don’t always come naturally. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist, about relationships, intimacy, anxiety, building healthy boundaries, communicating effectively, bringing mindfulness into the moment and more.
Feeling intimately connected with yourself and others is an important part of feeling safe and secure in the world. Unfortunately, not everyone grows up being taught effective communication skills and how to build healthy boundaries—but it’s never too late to learn. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., and her guest Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist from New Paltz, N.Y., explore how anxiety affects intimate relationships, how it shows up and the tools and techniques you can use to start healing.
Listen and learn:
Why anxiety is hardwired into our brains—especially for new mothers
The two kinds of self-esteem: which is helpful and which may sabotage our happiness
The two kinds of boundaries and why we need to bring them into balance
How a “feedback loop” can be the key to reworking your relationship
What each step in a healthy feedback loop sounds like and what it achieves
The 8 basic emotions and how to talk about them with your partner
How our “relational lens” colors how we see the world — and our relationships
Why the practice of Relational Life Therapy can be incredibly healing
The 3 versions of your Self — and which one you want to show up
The important role that re-parenting yourself plays in improving your relationship
How the three qualities of good parenting can serve your adult Self
The range of support — from new tools to intensive exploration — that is available in couples therapy
Who needs to do the work in couples therapy
> Rebecca Wong’s Connectfulness® website
> Rebecca Wong’s bio
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