Putting a Price on Divorce?

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling It is pretty easy to determine the cost of a divorce add and subtract the dollars and cents and there you go right? Not at all! How do you put a price on the emotional drain or even the guilt and shame associated with divorce. Or grieving the… Read more »

“We” Are Made of People

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Offered by David Nak, Brighton Family Counseling There is an idea that Marriage and Family Counseling must involve couples or families. Sometimes it does. But we like to remember that these pairs and groups are made up of individual people. There is a truth to you that is beyond your spouse or your children. It… Read more »

Love Is…

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling How would you finish this statement? Love is… During this month of February, many of us will try to define love in one way or another. And upon reflection, we may think about some of the relationships in our past or present. It is difficult to pin down… Read more »

Make Your Marriage A Success In 2018

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling How often do you spend time investing in your marriage? Unfortunately most couples wait until the wheels fall off before they come in to work on their marriage. Sometimes the damage is so great it cannot be salvaged. Some of the areas to be aware of are communication,… Read more »

Holiday Blahs or Depression?

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling For some people, running the gauntlet from Halloween to New Years can be quite exhausting or overwhelming at the very least. This seemingly wonderful season filled with family, friends, food and gifts can be a recipe for feelings of frustration, discouragement and despair. Beating the blahs can be… Read more »

Mindfulness: Its Not Just Meditation

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Offered by Whitney Branch, Brighton Family Counseling Mindfulness has become such a buzz word in our culture these days, but what does it really mean? The term may conjure up images of yogis sitting on meditation cushions for hours chanting om, which likely feels like an impossible practice for many of us to implement into… Read more »

From Surviving to Thriving

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Offered by Whitney Branch, Brighton Family Counseling Women today are moving through life stressed-out and exhausted more often than not. So many of us struggle to find the time and energy to care for ourselves well. Busy-ness can even be seen as badge of honor for women these days, leaving us exhausted with a nagging… Read more »

When Your Marriage Is In Trouble

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling At Brighton Family Counseling we understand that your marriage can become muddled, frustrating, or sometimes seem beyond hope. When two lives are brought together, it is the joining of worlds. Each individual brings an intricate history of experiences, as well as unique dreams for the future. Trouble strikes… Read more »

Simple Steps to Resolving Conflict in Your Family

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling Use the KISS principle. Keep it simple stupid. In other words, narrow down what is going on. Don’t unnecessarily involve others. Focus by careful listening, validate that you hear what they are saying and remember it is not about winning the argument but resolving the conflict. Make sure… Read more »

How To Make Blended Families Successful

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling We have all heard of the challenges of blending a family. But it doesn’t just happen magically. It takes preparation and work. Don’t just move in and expect it to work. Here are some guidelines; Prepare for the transition. Discuss things like schedules, house rules, discipline, the calendar… Read more »