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Podcast: Attachment and Sex with Dr. Brittany Woolford

Center for Shared Insight therapist Dr. Brittany Woolford, Ph.D recently talked with Dave Glaser from Believe Be Real Be Bold. Their discussion explored the relationship between attachment systems and sex. Throughout the podcast, Dr. Woolford shares her insights as a therapist as it relates to the way healthy attachment correlates to healthy sex. 

In this podcast, Dr. Woolford reminds us that sex can be used in a relationship as a way to connect or disconnect. It can be used to confirm or enhance the relationship. She explores the quadrants of attachment types, or the continuum of attachment styles, which are anxious, avoidant, fearful, and secure. ...

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Working with Difficult Emotions

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Difficult emotions are labeled that way because they are difficult to feel, difficult to experience, to name, to own, and to overcome. Some of the emotions that might come to mind as you think about the most difficult things you feel include shame, guilt, fear, rage, grief, regret, and unworthiness.

Since these emotions are so difficult to work through, it’s not uncommon for you to adopt behaviors to cope with feelings like these. Some of these coping behaviors may be more or less helpful or adaptive for you. In this post, we’ll examine ways that you might avoid working through difficult emotions and alternative ways to cope and ...

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The Rollercoaster of Grief

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Overcoming loss in your life, whether that be the death of a loved one or the end of a significant relationship, is full of ups and downs. The highs and lows of the grieving process can feel like a rollercoaster that you can’t get off. There will be days when you feel positive and optimistic about your healing only to spiral back into sadness and emotional pain within days or hours. These swings in your emotions are in fact, part of the process of grief. 

In this post, we’ll help normalize your experience of grief, provide insights as to why giving yourself time is essential, and help you ...

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New Year, New You: Letting Go of The Past

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Some milestones in life present a more natural time to let go. Those might be at a birthday when you are reflecting on the past year and what you’d like to manifest in the next year, or during major life shifts such as moving into a new home or changing jobs. The new year is another time where it’s powerful to reflect, identify the changes you want, let go, and move forward while embracing those changes.

In this post, we’ll guide you through identifying what you might want to let go of as we welcome in the new year, and ways to let go and move forward with ...

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Managing a Parenting Plan at the Holidays

Managing a Parenting Plan at the Holidays

Being separated from your kids at any major holiday or birthdays can be emotionally challenging. Your tendency might be to protest the agreement you and your former partner have already made about the parenting plan or try and re-negotiate the plans you confirmed prior to the holiday. 

Chances are, the parenting plan and custody arrangements are far more difficult for you as a parent than they are for your children. Here are some important things to keep in mind when managing a parenting plan at the holidays.

Follow the Parenting Plan

This might sound simple. Even if you feel the parenting plan isn’t fair or wasn’t your ideal ...

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Healthy Boundaries, Happy Holidays

Healthy Boundaries, Happy Holidays

The holidays are inevitably a time of year in which you’ll spend more time with friends and family. While that can be fun and celebratory, it’s often also stressful and triggering. If you know that you struggle to be around family during the holidays, and that time with parents, siblings, and other relatives makes you more emotional, here are some things to consider addressing in order to create healthy boundaries and more satisfying connections. 

Setting Expectations

When you are proactive and communicate about what you want and need before family gatherings, you can sometimes prevent conflicts and misunderstandings before they happen. Setting expectations and limits might ...

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Overcoming Holiday Grief

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Whether it’s due to the loss of a relationship, death of a loved one this year, your parenting plan results in less time with your kids, or other unwanted changes you’ve endured in the past year, the holidays aren’t a happy time for everyone. When you are surrounded by music suggesting that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” but you feel a little more like - “Can the holidays be over soon...” - that disconnect can make your grief and sadness even more intense. 

If your holidays are heavy with loss, pain, sadness, or even disappointment about an aspect of your life, recognize that you are not ...

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