Working on relationships as a pathway to health and wellbeing
The link between well-functioning relationships and Health
When we think about being healthy or well, we don’t often think about what our relationships have to do with it. But having solid and well-functioning relationships in our lives may just be the key to staving off our next flu or supporting proper digestion!
This is because our close relationships play an important role in how we interpret the stressful events that we all experience in our everyday lives. Having a great support system can give us a sense that we can cope with whatever comes our way. When that support system is missing, or conversely, when our relationships are generally overly intense – other aspects of life become more overwhelming. This can then impact on our stress levels, both in the short-term and the long-term, which over time can affect a wide variety of areas in the body, such as immune functioning and digestive health.
So what? You might ask.
What can I do if I don’t have the best relationships? Isn’t this just a fact of life?
Actually, there is a lot you can do. I work with clients to help them understand their relationships in a new light and take a look at their own role in handling their relationships. Together, we create strategies and goals by which they can transform their relationships and find new pathways to wellbeing. So what do relationships have to do with health? Everything!
For more information on the individual, couple and family therapy services I offer, please connect with me at Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic.
Catriona Remocker, MPH, PhD (Candidate), RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Individual, Couple and Family Therapist now taking clients at the Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic. Call to receive a free 15 minute phone consultation and see if counselling is a good fit for you.