Author: michele

Parenting a Sensitive Child

What does it mean when I say “Is your child sensitive?” Our first thought, because of the way this word “sensitive” is often used, is that we’re referring to a sweet and thoughtful, empathetic and kind child, tuned into other

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Power to Parent Course

The Vital Connection (Part 1 in 3-part Series) A Video Course and Discussion Group facilitated by Michele Maurer Dates: Times and dates to be announced. This video-course has been developed by internationally renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a best-selling

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Anxiety in Children

Check out this video – Dr. Gordon Neufeld provides answers to anxiety in children and youth. As the holidays approach, many children start to experience escalating anxiety. The school year is well under way, report cards are soon to be

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Evidence Supports Couple and Family Therapy

More than twenty years of research has led to an extensive body of evidence about the significant advantage of treating problems by working with relationships. This is the basis for the field of Couple and Family Therapy, and the learning

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Parenting Help for Young Children- Series Part 1

Parenting Help for Young Children The age between one and seven is one of rapid emotional and brain development accompanied by behavior that sometimes confuses, or dare I say, frustrates those of us who care for them. “They are impulsive,

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Parenting Course – Sign Up Today

Making Sense of Preschoolers – Parenting Course Thank You for your interest Registration for this course is now closed November 1st -December 13th, 2014 Alternate Saturdays, 10 am to Noon  SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE CLASSES Hi –

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Great news! Perinatal Depression – some new insights

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation published results of some new and enlightening research. (see link below) Perinatal Depression can be a frightening experience for women, as well as for those who are closest to them – it doesn’t feel

Posted in Evidence, Reproductive Health

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

As I talk with people in my office, I hear two dominant themes when it comes to the Fall weather. Some people love the return of the rain, ‘cus it means the fall leaves with their glorious reds and oranges

Posted in Mood / Anxiety

The Secret to Desire in a Long-term Relationship

I came across this excellent Ted Talk by Esther Perel – worth your 19 minutes to watch? You be the judge! You’ll find the link to the talk on my Facebook Page timeline, dated Sept 26th, 2013. While you’re there,

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Relationship Help – not such a mystery after all . . .

Insights from the Johnson-Gottman Summit, July 2013 I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference with 1200 other couple and family therapists, where the developers of the two leading  approaches for helping relationships, Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

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