Book Review: Frock Off- Living Undisguised

Tessa Burns MartinTessa Burns, Trauma

I love to read! However, it is rare for me to read anything that is not a manual of some sort. I read mostly books on relationships, parenting, addiction, etc. But, these books are written by people discussing the most recent research or techniques in my area of choice. I cannot remember the last time I read a fiction book … Read More

Couples Communication

Tessa Burns MartinCouples Counselling, Relationship, Tessa Burns

I love working with couples! Mostly, because the healing that happens when your partner can hear you more effectively, is transformative. Regardless of the issue that brings a couple in for counselling and regardless of their level of distress, the very first step in their healing is to learn how to communicate more effectively. Though this sounds very obvious to … Read More

Attachment & Trust

Tessa Burns MartinParenting, Tessa Burns

After becoming a parent, it surprises me how often I hear criticisms about various parenting behaviors. When I first got married, I asked for suggestions on how to be most effective in a relationship and people gave very little feedback. Then I grew a child inside of me and I was invited into this world of constant opinions. Everyone has … Read More

The Power of Language

Tessa Burns MartinParenting, Tessa Burns

As I sit to write this post, I feel like I have to be careful about the language that I choose because as I will discuss in this post, it is the energy or meaning behind the words you are using that will affect you. I worry that my message may be controversial but I think I have to step … Read More