Wish we could sometimes just ignore that difficult person but relationship problems aren’t that easy.  As humans our brains function more effectively when we are positively connected.

Transform relationship problems

Transform relationship problems

Check out the podcast of interview with Dr Amy Banks whose work reinforces the importance of positive relationships to our mental health and well being.

Amy Banks, psychiatrist, confirms that good relationships will positively affect our brain function. Conversely negative past experiences create pathways that can make it harder to achieve positive relationships in the future.

Banks treats people who have relationship difficulties engaging the cognitive brain – helping them to understand what is happening and what old patterns they need to turn around to develop strong positive relationships.

Coaching around conflict and communication is helpful here too. The focus is the same, generating understanding and insight around patterns that do not serve us well and then developing and practising other more successful approaches. Coaching works to move us forward.

While you can try tuning out, learning new ways to develop positive relationships, even with difficult people, can make a difference to your life!

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