Creating Relationship Wellness
An Introduction to the Techniques of Mindfulness for Healthy Relationships
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AbstractCreating Relationship Wellness is a tool book to be used by couples who want to gain the skill of relationship wellness. Each chapter offers evidence-based, and therapist verified techniques to gain insight into yourself and your partners world. Creating Relationship Wellness offers skills-based interventions that draw upon the fields of mindfulness and behavioral psychology, both recognized as pathways to enrichment. Each segment of this text builds upon the previous in an effort to lead the reader toward a mastery of relationship wellness.
Divorce, separation, or disconnection do not always need to be the solution, a new approach to your problems will empower your path to reconnection. Prepare to break down specific methods of mindfulness and apply them during each chapter’s exercises as you practice to enhance your relationship. Each segment ends with practical exercises to do together or independently. In this unique text, you are offered thoughtful meditations that make relationship improvement understandable and easy.
The writer houses an intimate understanding of human emotions and connections that she intersects in a meaningful way. It is not necessary to wait to improve your love until it is ailing, but here and now, relationship enhancement is offered as a preventative strategy in the attainment of interconnected wellbeing.
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Simply put, mindfulness is living in the moment. It focuses on what is going on around you at any point in time. Stephanie Wijkstrom applies this principle to relationships in Creating Relationship Wellness: An Introduction to the Techniques of Mindfulness for Healthy Relationships. Just imagine what your relationship would be like if you focused on the positive and gave up negative judgments. When people learn to live a mindful life, they can develop proper and prosperous interpersonal relationships. This book covers almost a score of components relating to mindfulness. Each chapter covers a component and gives skill-building exercises. This helps the reader learn how to apply living in the now to the object of their love. Don’t read this book to fix your mate; read this book to change your life. Too often, we forget that staying in love takes work. Read this book to learn how to work smarter, not harder, in your relationship.
--Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite
In her book Creating Relationship Wellness, Stephanie Wijkstrom calls upon her over twelve years of experience as a psychotherapist/marriage counselor. Stephanie gives examples from her practice and teaches various mindfulness techniques to improve interpersonal relationships in her book. Stephanie learned both the easy way (college) about building relationships and the hard way (school of life). As you read her words, remember to work through the questions and exercises in each chapter. This way, you allow Stephanie to use her years of experience to guide you into a more mindful person. This book is easy to read and understand. Stephanie’s style is easy to relate to and learn from. Stephanie does not lecture as the expert but comes alongside you to gently guide you into a better relationship. I have done marriage counseling for over 40 years, and I highly recommend this book.
--Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
Stephanie is a dynamic and skilled marriage counselor and relationship expert. From teaching seminars, to offering strategic and impactful care, her couples therapy interventions are accessible and effective in healing love. This text is truly the culmination of her best relationship work!
--Corretta Doctor, International Coach and Author
Stephanie is an advocate for change through her work with couples and her application of multiple couples therapy and wellness methods. Stephanie has the unique ability to balance her clinical expertise with an empathetic and wise heart. The combination of these attributes makes Stephanie not just a clinician to learn from but also as a soulful human being.
--Tess Inman, LPC, NCC Couples Therapist
I have been a first-hand witness to the remarkable work Stephanie does with so many couples who many would have considered beyond hope for reconciling and healing their marriages. Stephanie truly has a special talent to empower these individuals to heal from their traumas and begin to communicate in ways that enable their continued healing and growth as a couple.
--Nicole Monteleone, LPC, NCC Trauma therapist and expert in Mindfulness Based Therapy.
About the AuthorStephanie Wijkstrom, MS, LPC is a licensed counselor who for the last decade, has specialized in providing marriage counseling that aids couples in recovery from complex and common relationship issues. She has worked with countless couples in various phases of distress by using targeted interventions which blend together mindfulness-based strategies with behavioral psychology and communication techniques.
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