Even the happiest families hit speed bumps along the way. Sometimes tension can build in the home, or you feel less like a family unit. Whether there is a crisis or you just feel like things are changing, you can start to question what has happened to your happy family. The family system continues to shift and develop as new dynamics and expectations grow. As you age, as your children age, and as the world around you changes, it’s important for the family system to adjust, and for communication patterns to shift.
Transitioning is part of life. If there is one thing you can always count on, it’s change. Nicola will look at relationship patterns, ones that have transcended through generations and ones that are created between members. Whether your family is newly combined or overcoming a transition, creating new ways of relating, communicating, and functioning is key to overcoming family struggles. You’ll be guided through that process and challenged to see how family patterns are being created and maintained, and how to create new and healthy patterns that serve your family.
What is expected of you
When participating in family coaching it is expected that all members of the family unit attend every session [is this true Nicola]. You will need to be open to learning, growing, and receiving feedback that will relate directly to your role in the family. We offer a space for families to come together despite their differences and share feelings, thoughts and concerns, without being judged. It’s expected that family members are open to sharing and receiving, are active participants in the process, and work on rather than avoid relationships outside of the sessions. When these conditions are met, you have an excellent chance of healing and growing as a family.
These matters are intensely private. But if you or anyone in your team, family or friends is facing increased mental health pressure from relationship issues, you owe it to yourself and them not to ignore it. We urge you to encourage them to reach out for help.