When we make a shift in our views and our approaches, everything and everyone around us will be touched by that shift and have a new experience or opportunity as a result. These weekly affirmations and tips provide you with a chance to try on a new idea or approach. They are invitations for you and those in your life to experience more profound respect and caring in your relationships. Enjoy!

 

 

Affection

I freely convey my love in my close relationships through affection.  

I use affection to convey my love for those closest to me and create a feeling of predictability and security in my relationships. I stay grounded in my love for my family and friends through terms of endearment and affectionate touch. Whether it is a hug or a pat on the back, each time we separate and each time we reunite, I seek to convey my love. Despite any issues or concerns within my relationships, I affirm the importance of those I love with daily expressions of affection. The nature of the issues we are currently sorting out does not change the love I have for them. I keep the relationships feeling secure through the consistency of my affection.

 

Tip:  Create routines of fondly separating and reuniting from and with your family and friends. When you leave in the morning or say goodnight at the end of the day, extend the extra effort to wish them a relaxed and happy day or a night of sweet dreams. When you come home in the evening, make it a priority to directly connect with those in your household by exchanging a smile, hug, kiss, or inquiry about their day. It is these little moments that help both our loved ones and us to feel connected and supported as we face the numerous stressors of daily life.  

©2019 Laura Aube

  

 

Imago Couples or Family Therapy: If you are interested in a private couples or family Imago Therapy session, where clients experience and practice the skills that create happy, connected relationships, call (816) 359-1885 or email laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com. I would be honored to help you on your journey of living from your true self and creating relaxed, joyful relationships.

 

 

Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
creativegrowthandhealing.com
Email: laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com
Phone:  816-359-1885
Address:  207 South Washington Street, Raymore, MO 64083

Laura Aube is a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has advanced training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, as well as a fully-credentialed Art Therapist. Laura has twenty-five years of experience as a therapist and specialized expertise in grief, trauma, couples, and family therapy.