Top 25 issues which damage relationships

Relationships are hard.  We come into them with a lifetime of emotional baggage and often unhelpful relational habits and conflict styles.  Sometimes we are unaware of how damaging our patterns may be to relationships or, we know but feel helpless to stop it.  It is a...

Freedom from shame: The three keys

The tell-tale signs of shame According to leading shame researcher, Brene Brown, shame is an “intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” Feelings of shame have been around since human beings first...

Hello shame (a personal letter)

As a Psychotherapist it is really important that I do the therapeutic work myself.  I wouldn't want to see a financial adviser who hadn't tried the strategies and made themselves some money.  Equally, I wouldn't expect my clients to come and see me if I didn't...
How your mind is like a puppy

How your mind is like a puppy

Meet Charlie.  Charlie is our 8 month old feisty, little West highland Terrier.  He was built to be active and cannot contain himself when he's allowed to go for a walk.  He pulls and strains on that lead, zig zagging around, sniffing at things, crossing this way and...

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How to move from stress to empowerment

How to move from stress to empowerment

Not all stress is bad.  What??!!!, I hear you say - no way.  It's common knowledge that stress has lots of negative impacts on both physical and mental health.  But wait... Studies have found that the way we perceive stress determines the impact on our health.  Seeing...

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How to get more space for you

How to get more space for you

Life will always be busy.  There is no end to our inbox!  And, no one is going to give you permission to stop.  The only person who can do that is you, but first of all we need to shift perspective.  We can sometimes feel like we are the centre of the universe and it...

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How to be more courageous

How to be more courageous

We tend to think of courage as some grand emotion that we need before we can make a start on something...or end something. But what is more courageous on a far greater scale, is something else. It is the most profound courage of all.  It is the courage borne from...

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Hold on or let go?

Hold on or let go?

A funny thing happened as I fought with myself, tensing in such an awkward position. There I was breathing deeply, left leg outstretched behind me, right foot curled uncomfortably underneath my hip, upper body folded to the floor. Pain shot along the length of a...

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6 steps to addressing inner conflict

6 steps to addressing inner conflict

6 steps to addressing inner conflict Often when we say "I don't know what I want," it is actually untrue.  Often we know in our heart what we want but are too fearful to admit it because of the potential consequences. We get stuck while our mind goes over several...

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