The most important relationship is with yourself.
The common denominator in all of my clients' struggles and problems is the lack of relationship with Self. The over-riding theme in the work I do is, developing the relationship with Self. I consider the relationship with Self to be the “X-factor” empowers change through awareness and action and makes transformation of one’s life and relationships possible. Whether I’m working with individuals, couples or families, everything I do is to lead every single person involved in the process back to their Self, so they begin developing that relationship.
As an Addiction Specialist, I’ve developed a new paradigm for understanding and treating addiction - the Relationship Model of Addiction™(TRMA™). TRMA™is based on the premise that addiction is an (unhealthy) relationship with a means of relief of pain from unmet emotional need; the means may be a substance(s), sex, porn and love addictions, compulsive gambling or codependency; that recovery is a transitional journey – out of unhealthy, addictive relationships and into healthy, emotionally nourishing ones; that there are three stages of recovery: I “Breaking-up;” II Developing the Relationship with Self; III Creating Emotionally Nourishing Relationships.”
I also work extensively with those struggling with anxiety or depression, trauma, those going thorough major life changes, i.e. loss, relationship, work or health crises, as the same mindfulness-based principles would naturally apply to them as well.