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It’s not always about alienation: A look at parental rejection/absence

it is clear there are many other reasons why children may not have contact with a parent following parental separation.

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Warning Signs of Parental Alienation

It is important for parents to remember that a child’s developing identity is enriched if they are free to enjoy a positive relationship with both parents. Has your relationship with your child changed after separation? Time to examine whether you are inadvertently alienating your child from their other parent.

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14 Ways to Rebuild a Broken Relationship with your Child

Separation can strain and damage the parent-child relationship. Take steps to rebuild the relationship with your child and leave past conflicts behind.


Separation – Looking through the hourglass

Family Law is fraught with complexity, competing interests, suffering and potent, palpable anger. The process of separating undoubtedly qualifies as a high stress life event with many individuals experiencing significant anxiety, depression, increased substance abuse and difficulty regulating their emotions.

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Enough… Is Enough!

Current society is filled with hustle and bustle. It’s evidence-based, future-focused and embraces instant gratification like never before. There is pressure to excel and then some more, increase productivity, have more and sleep less. ‘Strive for more’ is seemingly the 21st century mantra. The underpinning message I fear is a resounding, ‘I don’t have enough, …

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Stress and the Mind Body Brain Connection

Overwhelmingly, a factor known to create illness and unwellness is stress. As a process of learned associations is developed from infancy we develop habits of knowing, feeling, thinking and responding and this is now known to impact very deeply even effecting our DNA. Elizabeth Blackburn, who I must add at this point is an Australian …

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The Mind Body Brain Connection

Mind Body Brain – What is this? We all know from experience that our mental and emotional state can affect our body. You only have to think about speaking in front of a large crowd to know what havoc nerves can have on the digestive system, well for me anyway! Recent research suggests that this …

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How to make supervised contact work for you and your child

There are few areas of the law that evoke a more passionate response than family law. This is because our children hold a special place in our heart and most of us want to enjoy a warm and loving relationship with our child. When the freedom to enjoy this relationship is threatened, we can feel …

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Finding love doesn’t always run smoothly

Real love is no easy path- readiness is everything. Sometimes people walk away from love because it is so beautiful that it terrifies them… Sometimes they leave because the connection shines a bright light on their dark places and they are not ready to work them through. Sometimes they run away because they are not …

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What can I expect from counselling?

You may be wondering if counselling is for you and we appreciate that making that first leap can be a difficult decision for some. Here we outline a little of what to expect from a counselling session at LifeCare. At LifeCare, seeing one of our counsellors can assist in easing distressing feelings such as anger, …

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