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Rituals for Couples

In my years of counselling couples it has become very clear to me that those couples with strong and meaningful rituals, also have the strongest bonds.

No matter what other problems present themselves in therapy, a lack of bonding through personal rituals, will inevitably cause tension and insecurity in the relationship.

What constitutes a ritual?

It can be something very simple such as dinner out together every Friday night or celebrating your anniversaries at the same place you first met. A kiss goodbye in the morning, a coffee and a debrief together in the evening, are all rituals too.

Why are rituals important?

They are an essential part of a loving and caring relationship. They help to make your partner feel special and make the relationship more vibrant and strong because you have spent the time and energy to perform them.

Examples of rituals you can implement into your relationship:

  • Kiss goodbye and hello
  • Regular date nights
  • Notes of love in unexpected places
  • Taking time to chat on a regular basis
  • Sharing hobbies or interests
  • Holding hands when you watch TV together
  • Candlelit dinner once a month
  • Celebrating anniversaries of important milestones in your relationship
  • Saying “I Love you” in a special way that belongs to just the two of you
  • Never letting the sun go down on your anger
  • Etc etc

There are no rules about rituals, but try them and see the difference it makes to you and your partner, by showing each other that choosing to have them in your life was the best decision you ever made.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Carole's workshops are Covid Safe
Carole’s workshops are Covid Safe

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video sessions are available for both individuals and couples, I have prepared a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online. Read about the ‘Living, Loving & Surviving in Lockdown’ online workshop here.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.