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Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
Talk Money With Your Honey by Manisha Thakor
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1. Talk Money With Your Honey
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When you meet that someone special people will often ask you if you are emotionally, spiritually, intellectually or physically compatible. But rarely will they ask if you are financially compatible. Alas, money is one of the top causes of fights and divorce. So making sure you and your sweetie are on the same page financially is essential to the long-term health of your relationship. In this video, Manisha will cover how to bring the topic up, how to discuss money effectively, and provide you with a helpful worksheet to use when you’re ready to talk money with your honey.
2. Confident Communication
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Not feeling properly heard and understood by other is a common trigger for stress, and can leave us resentful and unhappy. This session will focus on improving communication skills through developing assertiveness. Dr. Catherine will introduce you a script that you can try out using to help you to communicate more assertively and express your feelings effectively.
3. Peaceful Mind Visualization
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Visualization is an effective technique for managing both stress and anxiety. With practice, this technique can enable you to achieve a sense of relaxation in just a few minutes - perfect for when you’ve had a busy stressful day. In this session, Dr. Catherine will guide you through a visualization where you can imagine yourself in a peaceful and safe environment, somewhere that makes you feel calm, happy and relaxed. The more you practice this exercise, the more naturally you will be able to imagine yourself in your peaceful place, and the greater the relaxation effect will be.
4. Deep Breathing For Relaxation
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To effectively combat stress, we need to elicit the relaxation response. This is a physical state of deep rest which involves a number of physical changes in the body - your blood pressure decreases, your breathing slows down, your metabolism decreases, your heart rate slows down and your muscles relax. In this session Dr. Catherine will guide you through a simple deep breathing technique.
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