Authenticity in Relationships

Way back when I first moved to Portland and was re-starting my private practice, I watched Brene Brown's talk on authenticity and self-worth and it fundamentally shifted my life and my work with clients. 

I felt validated in my work and life's purpose like I had never experienced before.  Her speech talks about vulnerability, truth, and our deep longing for connection in relationships.  I'd been wrestling with all three in my own life- and had been helping others with those for years but had never heard them connected to shame before. 

I watched this video and dove headfirst into a new identity as a shameslayer- helping clients, friends, and myself show up and be seen in the world with authenticity and courage.  I trained with Brene that spring and have been bringing her work to retreats, groups, and clients ever since. 

If you're thinking about working with me, you're going to want to watch this video to help understand some of the foudnations of my work with clients.  

I have a few openings for new clients at the end of this month.  Let me know what you think of the video in a free consultation.  I'd love to chat with you!

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 relationship coach | portland healthy relationships | positive psychology and relationships | happy marriage

Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC is a retired couples counselor and sex therapist, now full-time retreat coach, workshop facilitator, and author.  Her twenty years working in communication and positive psychology she has transformed diverse relationships across the country. 

Her uniquely non-judgmental, inclusive approach to couples work puts even the most concerned participants at ease.  She's not your average sit-and-nod supporter- she'll hold hope even when it's hard and always help you grow.

Call for a consultation to see how she can help you deepen connection, communicate effectively, and passionately reignite your relationship.

50 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PARTNER INSTEAD OF "HOW WAS YOUR DAY?"

Allegedly it only takes 36 questions to fall in love with anyone, but once you’re in love, well, it takes maintenance to stay connected for the long-haul.

Couples who share deep connection long-term share one simple secret: curiosity.  Most of us start out with a strong sense of intrigue and are so invested in getting to know each other we'll stay up talking all night. 

You know those silly beginning conversations, "You like broccoli?!? I like broccoli too!  We were meant to be!"  Silly as that example might sound, there's plenty of research that shows just how important enthusiastically engaging in getting to know your partner is for your relationship's longevity.

But once we're together a little while we stop getting curious and start assuming we know everything about our honey.  In our culture, lots of stories tell us it's good to be able to read our partner's mind.  But in reality, assumptions are a total relationship buzzkill. 

Once we're assuming there's no room for growth and no element of surprise or mystery.  And those are two critical ingredients for connection and desire.

Instead of letting the initial curiosity and fascination wane, they keep asking questions and investing in getting to know their sweetheart even when time has passed.  

If you’d like to try this approach out for yourself, here are 50 questions you can try asking instead of “how was your day?” You’ll be able to think of plenty of your own once you get warmed up. 

And if you'd like to get a free set of thirty questions to get to know your partner every month you can sign up right here and I'll send them to you!

50 QUESTIONS TO ASK INSTEAD OF HOW WAS YOUR DAY

  1. What made you laugh today?

  2. Can you tell me about a time when you were kind to someone today?

  3. Were you or anyone you know unkind today? What happened?

  4. Who do you wish you knew better at work?

  5. Who inspires you at work?

  6. What did you read today?

  7. What did you daydream about today?

  8. If we were on vacation today, where would we be?

  9. What did you do that was creative today?

  10. What problems did you solve?

  11. What is the best thing that happened in your day?

  12. Did you help anyone today?

  13. Did you say “thank you” to anyone today?

  14. Who did you have lunch with?

  15. What was the high and the low point of your day?

  16. What was your least favorite part of the day?

  17. Was anyone away today?

  18. Did you feel unsafe at any time?

  19. Did you learn anything that surprised you today?

  20. What’s something that happened that made you think?

  21. What do you know today that you didn’t know yesterday?

  22. What did you find challenging today?

  23. How did someone fill your bucket today?

  24. How did you fill someone else’s bucket?

  25. What are you most proud of from your day?

  26. What are you hoping to accomplish tomorrow?

  27. How would you rate your day from 1 to 10?

  28. How were you brave today?

  29. Where would you like to be more authentic tomorrow?

  30. What questions did you ask in class today?

  31. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

  32. Teach me something I don’t already know.

  33. If you could change something about your day, what would it be?

  34. How would you describe the sort of person you were today?

  35. What made you feel happy?

  36. What made you feel loved?

  37. What made you feel confident?

  38. What made you feel worried?

  39. What would you like to achieve before the holidays?

  40. If you could swap desks with someone, who would you choose and why?

  41. If you could be the boss for a day, what would you teach everyone?

  42. If you were the boss for a day, what rules would you make?

  43. If you could have any job in the world other than yours where would you work? What would you do?

  44. When you were a kid what did you dream your day would be like?

  45. How do you hope your day will be different ten years from now?

  46. How is your day different than it would have been ten years ago?

  47. What is your five year professional development plan?

  48. What would you do with one more free hour in each working day?

  49. How could I be of support to you in your daily life?

  50. Is there anything I could do to make your day easier?


 relationships cpach | positive psychology and relationships | happy relationships

Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC is a retired couples counselor and sex therapist, now full-time retreat coach, workshop facilitator, and author.  Her twenty years working in communication and positive psychology she has transformed diverse relationships across the country. 

Her uniquely non-judgmental, inclusive approach to couples work puts even the most concerned participants at ease.  She's not your average sit-and-nod supporter- she'll hold hope even when it's hard and always help you grow.

Call for a consultation to see how she can help you deepen connection, communicate effectively, and passionately reignite your relationship.

End of Year Reflection for Relationships: Envision a Shared Future

The turn of the year is a beautiful time for reflection. 

Having an annual pause for reflection helps us identify where we want to grow and how we want to change in the coming year.  

We reflect on our year and set personal resolutions for a better year to come.

Yet few of us use this awareness review and renew with our partner.  Give your love the attention it deserves, start a new awareness practice this season.  

Download this totally free 4-Part Annual Relationship Renewal Series and you'll get my simple process to reconnect with meaning and transform your partnership with intention as the year turns. 

Click the image below to download your free copy.


"What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’ If you're taking a risk, what you're really saying is, ‘I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it'"

- LINDA ELLERBEE

One of the most critical differences in couples who move forward together and those who don't make it is their ability to cultivate and nourish a shared vision of the future.  

Those who tend their visions together like a garden- (diligently, gently, and frequently) are far more likely to move toward and fulfill shared aspirations.

Every great garden starts with a clear vision.  From that vision, we can create and follow a plan- together.

Today we cultivate that shared vision.  

Once again, give yourself time to sit on your own and reflect on these and write out your responses.  Use the power of your written words to cultivate new meaning together. Check in and share with your partner only after you've had time to really get clear on your own. 

Visioning is intended to be inspirational and aspirational only.  Let your creative dreams flow together.  

With each response, your sweetie shares notice your inner responses and try to ask for more information.  Often we feel pulled to critique and problem-solve when visioning.  If you feel pulled to either set those thoughts aside for a future conversation. 

Click the image below to download your free copy.

This shared visioning process is some of the most rewarding work I do with couples.  I'd love to share it with you!  Give me a call if you want to deepen this conversation.

End of year reflections for couples: transition seamlessly

The turn of the year is a beautiful time for reflection. 

Having an annual pause for reflection helps us identify where we want to grow and how we want to change in the coming year.  

We reflect on our year and set personal resolutions for a better year to come.

Yet few of us use this awareness review and renew with our partner.  Give your love the attention it deserves, start a new awareness practice this season.  

Download this totally free 4-Part Annual Relationship Renewal Series and you'll get my simple process to reconnect with meaning and transform your partnership with intention as the year turns. 

Click the image below to download the worksheet.


"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance."  

- ALAN WATTS

You're at a transition point together, looking forward to a new year, and looking back at the past.  

Over the last two days, we've reviewed many of the strengths you share and areas for growth in your partnership.  You're ready to grow.

But before we can move forward, like the leaves in fall, we must release and let go for a wintry transition.  Use today's guide to help you tie up loose ends and resolve necessary resentments as you move on to a bright and shiny new year.

Once again, give yourself time to sit on your own and reflect on these and write out your responses.  Use the power of your written words to cultivate new meaning together.

Check in and share with your partner only after you've had time to really get clear on your own.  Then for each response, they give notice your inner responses and try to ask for more information.  Notice what shows up for you, but try to stay open to what they have to share.  

Today's work requires openness and accountability of both of you.  But this is essential to moving forward into that bright new year.

Click the image below to download the worksheet.

END OF YEAR REFLECTION FOR COUPLES: ASSESS FOR GROWTH

The turn of the year is a beautiful time for reflection. 

Having an annual pause for reflection helps us identify where we want to grow and how we want to change in the coming year.  

We reflect on our year and set personal resolutions for a better year to come.

Yet few of us use this awareness review and renew with our partner.  Give your love the attention it deserves, start a new awareness practice this season.  

Download this totally free 4-Part Annual Relationship Renewal Series and you'll get my simple process to reconnect with meaning and transform your partnership with intention as the year turns. 

Click the image below to download the worksheet.


Assessment isn't about critique- it's about discernment.

In the past year, you've learned a lot about your strengths as a couple and can easily identify areas for growth.  Let's take a look at the tools of decision making and skills of communication that nourish your connection and deepen your commitment. 

This simple reflection is based on the science of trust and connection in relationships.  It's specifically designed to help you assess your strengths and grow in new directions with meaning and intention.

Today we'll get specific about decision making and communication as well as the roles and responsibilities you share as a couple.

Once again, give yourself time to sit on your own and reflect on these and write out your responses.  I mean it, write a full response.  Forcing yourself to put things into written words has incredible power, and your relationship deserves your full attention.  

After you've written out your own responses and feel complete, check-in and share with your partner.  For each response, they give notice your response and try to ask for more information.  This is a great opportunity to get to know this special person all over again. 

Click the image below to download the worksheet.

End of Year Reflection for Couples: Review Your Strengths

The turn of the year is a beautiful time for reflection. 

Having an annual pause for reflection helps us identify where we want to grow and how we want to change in the coming year.  

We reflect on our year and set personal resolutions for a better year to come.

Yet few of us use this awareness review and renew with our partner.  Give your love the attention it deserves, start a new awareness practice this season.  

Download this totally free 4-Part Annual Relationship Renewal Series and you'll get my simple process to reconnect with meaning and transform your partnership with intention as the year turns. 
 


PART 1: REFLECTION & RENEWAL

The end of the year is my favorite time for reflection and review.  We look back to help us move forward.  I'm honored you decided to download the reflection tools I've offered to help you and someone you love grow closer as the year draws to a close.

Click the image below to download Part 1 of the Annual Relationship Renewal Series and begin reflecting on your year's successes and growth together.

Getting the Love You Want in Relationships: Clear Requests & Meaningful Support

One of the biggest complaints new clients come to me with is a need for more support in their relationship.  Most folks tell me they've asked and asked (maybe a thousand times) for support but just don't feel like they're getting it.  

Usually, when we talk with their partner the other side of the story includes just as many attempts at support as requests.  And on their side, these attempts are as overlooked or missed as the initial requests.  

So how do you meet in the middle?  It can help to shift the conversation by getting specific right from the beginning. While you might think you're being clear in asking for more support or telling them you feel unsupported, getting more clear will help them learn to meet your needs.

In sessions, we work to identify what meaningful support looks like to each partner- and often in each situation.  For those of you who can't make it in, I've outlined key themes in support and given examples of each on this worksheet to help you in identifying your unique support needs.  

With greater awareness and specificity you can make clear requests and your partner can more easily work to meet you where you need them most.  

Start by asking yourself, what would meaningful support look like in this situation?  What specific behaviors would help before, during, and after the situation I'm working on?  If you need inspiration download this guide for help.  

I hope this framework can help you get clearer about what you need from your sweetie- and can help them better meet you.  Let me know if you'd like my support in this conversation, I'm here for you.  

 Support in Relationships | Supportive Partner | How to be supportive

A Month of Kindness for Couples

So many incredible couples reach out to me to help them reconnect with each other.  While there are lots of ways to get there, starting on the path of reconnection can be easier than you think.

The biggest challenge is shifting your patterns to take tiny daily actions that move you towards more meaningful connection in the smallest of ways.  Most long-term couples need a reminder and a serious commitment to change in order to re-establish these smallest connections.  

So I created a little calendar to help you two commit to daily action.  Click the image to download a copy to give it a try this month.  

As always, if you'd like help nurturing the connection between you, I'm happy to support you. Give me a call. 

How to Prepare for an Online Couples Session

There's not a lot you have to do to prepare for our first session together, but taking a couple minutes to get clear and set up will make things run much more smoothly.  

Before setting up an online session schedule a free call with me to see if I'm a good fit for the couples support you're looking for.

Use the checklist below to get ready for our first online meeting:

Mental Preparation 

The most important part of our work together is your mindset.  Consider the following:

  • What are you hoping to get out of this session?  Are there time-sensitive areas you'd like to focus on?
  • What are you willing to try?  What have you already tried?  
  • Where do you feel most stuck?
  • Where do you feel most resistant to change?  How are you standing in your own way?

Physical Preparation

It might sound simple but having a solid baseline of self-care will greatly improve the efficacy of our work.  Here are a couple things to do before we meet:

  • Get some rest
  • Take your vitamins
  • Eat a meal
  • Stretch your body
  • Drink some water

Space Preparation

Finally, one of the most challenging parts of meeting online is the space limitations clients can feel.  Often folks are distracted in their own homes.  Use the checklist below to prep your space:

  • Find a space without distractions (cleaning or organizing your space, pets or children)

  • Turn off your phone ringer or other distracting technology (as you might in an in-person session)

  • Find somewhere you can sit comfortably for the time we're meeting

  • Make sure your space has reliable internet or cell reception coverage so we can stay in contact

Try a test call on google hangouts before we meet so you can be sure you'll be able to talk with me.

31 Creative Ways to Say "I Love You"

All too often we forget to show the ones we love how important they are to us. So here are 31 creative ways to say “I love you” to get you through the start of 2017.

Hopefully these starters will get ideas rolling to last you the next 365!

Creative Ways to Say I Love You

  • Watch a sunset or sunrise together and bring a picnic or background music to set the mood.  Check for sunrise or sunset times in advance!

  • Make a love note scavenger hunt hiding sweet reminders and rewards in your home, office, or neighborhood.

  • Read bedtime stories. Pick a favorite book and read aloud together. Quality time together and the expansion of your individual/collective knowledge bases.
  • Send an e-greeting.  Someecards is my personal favorite for snarkiness, and you can personalize them!
  • Write it in the sand.  Or the fall leaves, or seashells, or shoes boxes, or rose petals….
  • Unplug.  Set up a media free night and focus 100% of your attention on your honey.
  • Write it in lipstick on the mirror.  Even if you aren’t the one who wears lipstick (or neither of you do).
  • Share five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. Try it and see what happens.
  • Throw a surprise appreciation party with close friends where everyone gives a short speech about why someone is loved.
  • Plan your sweetheart’s dream date. Do exactly what they love to do, with no strings attached.
  • Write it in the snow (no, not like that).  If you live somewhere cold, use food coloring and a spray bottle to write sweet words in your love’s yard. These folks did it with spray paint.
  • Make a calendar.  Use your google or iCal or Outlook or whatever, and make a note every day of one thing you appreciate about your special someone.  Make sure you share it so they can see!
  • Re-live your first date, or meeting.  Remember the details and try to line things up with meaning.  If it was awkward, stage a re-do.
  • Love all over.  Trace your sweetie’s body and fill in the outline with all the awesome things you appreciate about their body.
  • Make a homemade thank you card.  Get out your markers, glitter, and crayons!  What a sweet (and sparkly) way to say something kind to someone you love!
  • Write out an alphabet of appreciation. Make a list of something you appreciate about your sweetheart for every letter of the alphabet.
  • Be the Grocery Fairy.  For those of you who prefer “acts of service” as your love language- surprise a lover with a week’s worth of fresh groceries.  Don’t forget the note from Grocery Fairy!
  • Bake it.  Say it in cookies, frosting, cakes, or pie tops.  Make your sweeties favorite sugary treat and top it with your love.
  • Make a modern mixtape. Curate hand-picked tracks for your honey, to let them know you’re thinking of them!
  • Hand write a letter explaining why you love someone—and be specific.
  • Dedicate and perform a karaoke song to your beloved.  Dance moves always help.
  • Goodnight love note. Hide a love note under their pillow.  Better yet, make them alove note pillow.
  • Go international.  Surprise them with an “I love you” in another language.  Usegoogle translate to get your pronunciation right!
  • Host a personalized movie marathon. Arrange a marathon of your sweetheart’s favorite films from their childhood or college days.  Don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Home movies. Use iMovie to piece together a collection of reasons why you appreciate your sweetheart and upload to vimeo.
  • Breakfast in bed.  You can even make pancakes or toast that say it for you.
  • Written on the body.  Write a love note on your body and have a scavenger hunt for your lover to find it!
  • Make a love map.  Not the Gottman Love Map you hear me talking about all the time, instead this time get a map and stick a pin in it for each of your travels.  If you have yet to go far, stick another color in for your future travels!
  • Play it out.  Make a crossword or word search puzzle of your favorite inside jokes.
  • Send a panty-gram.  Yes.  That’s what it said.

Start loving more creatively today!  Pick something above, or submit your own creative way to say I love you in the comments.


 relationship coach | positive psychology | happy couples | couples retreat

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC has helped thousands of couples review their growth together, and renew their connection moving forward. 

For nearly 15 years she's specialized in strengths-focused, positive psychology-based relationship advice and coaching to nurture lasting joy and and resilience in her client's relationships.  

She will help you:

  • develop a shared vision and goals- and create actionable steps to move in that direction
  • overcome outdated patterns and establish new intentional, healthy ones
  • strengthen trust or repair it after infidelity or dishonesty
  • connect in meaningful ways during and well after life transitions
  • design rituals of connection that will keep you close for many years
  • break stale or unhealthy communication patterns and learn new skills 

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Know the Phases of Your Relationship

Within every long-term relationship lives multiple shorter relationships. Although we stay with the same person, different transformative phases of our time together shape our connection in meaningful ways.

For some, there are phases with children and without, others include dating, living together, and engagement. Changing jobs and locations impact our relationships in many significant ways.

Knowing and naming the phases you've been through and reviewing your learning together will help you move forward with clarity and purpose.  I've created a simple easy-download pdf to help you and your sweetheart walk through a little review of your relationship's phases and stages.  

Click here to download a copy of this free tool. 

If you'd like help diving deeper for this review give me a call, I'm happy to walk you through it.  


 relationship coach | couples coach | couples retreats

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC has helped thousands of couples review their growth together, and renew their connection moving forward. 

For nearly 15 years she's specialized in strengths-focused, positive psychology-based relationship advice and coaching to nurture lasting joy and and resilience in her client's relationships.  

She will help you:

  • develop a shared vision and goals- and create actionable steps to move in that direction
  • overcome outdated patterns and establish new intentional, healthy ones
  • strengthen trust or repair it after infidelity or dishonesty
  • connect in meaningful ways during and well after life transitions
  • design rituals of connection that will keep you close for many years
  • break stale or unhealthy communication patterns and learn new skills 

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Relationship Advice: Keep Your Conversation Fresh

One of the most important things we can do in a couple is continue to learn about one another.  When we stop being curious and start making assumptions about the people in our lives we start running into problems.  

Take some time over the weekend to get to know this person in a new way by asking these ten simple questions.

Even if you think you know their answer, ask and see if their response has changed or grown since you last checked in.  Try to accept their answers with warmth (the goal is to create openness for more sharing).  

It might be exciting to learn how your partner has changed over time.  These work well on a first date too!

Ask your sweetie:

1.  Do you look more like your mother or father?  How?

2.  Which of your parents are you closer to?

3.  Whats the most important lesson your parents taught you?

4.  What qualities make a good parent?

5.  Do you wish anything were different about your relationship with your parents?

6.  Who mentored you as a child?

7. Who was your hero growing up?

8. What influence should our families have in our relationship?

9.  What values have you held onto from your upbringing?

10.  If you could change anything about your childhood, would you?  What would you change?

(Check out previous conversation starters here)

I am so excited to hear from you about the conversations these ignite.  Leave a comment below and let me know!

Twenty Ways to Build Trust Today

 TRUST IN RELATIONSHIPS | RELATIONSHIP COACH | POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY | HAPPY COUPLES

"Trust is built in the smallest of moments." - John Gottman, one of the greatest relationship researchers has cracked the code on trust building in relationships.  And consistently his data shows that trust is built (and broken) not in the biggest incidents we share with others, but in the tiniest of day to day actions.  

Here are twenty quick examples of ways you can start building trust by being more trustworthy right now.  The trick is, trust takes courage.  If you need help building trust or courage give me a call.  I'm here to help.

  1. Call your friend who is struggling and just listen
  2. Write a thank you note and send it
  3. Apologize for a time you misunderstood someone
  4. Honor someone's courage
  5. Give someone the benefit of the doubt
  6. Stop yourself from gossiping
  7. Share specific gratitude with a colleague
  8. Use impeccable honesty
  9. Ask deeper questions of your coworkers
  10. Tell your partner why you love them (get specific)
  11. Show up when you say you will
  12. Send an encouraging text to a friend doing something hard
  13. Offer to help someone with a specific task
  14. Ask for help from someone 
  15. Apologize for a time you were late
  16. Suspend judgment and create a loving narrative
  17. Send a gratitude email
  18. Acknowledge the impact you have on another 
  19. Think of one way you can make your partner's life easier and do it
  20. Say no to anything you can't be absolutely certain you will complete

 


 trust in relationships  healthy relationships | relationship coach | communication help for couples

Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC is a retired couples counselor and sex therapist, now full-time retreat coach, workshop facilitator, and author.  Her twenty years working in communication and positive psychology she has transformed diverse relationships across the country. 

Her uniquely non-judgmental, inclusive approach to couples work puts even the most concerned participants at ease.  She's not your average sit-and-nod supporter- she'll hold hope even when it's hard and always help you grow.

Call for a consultation to see how she can help you deepen connection, communicate effectively, and passionately reignite your relationship.

Fall Relationship Bucket List

We all need new adventures to keep things lively- relationships are no different.  

Every couple I work with creates a relationship bucket list of their own, filled with ideas and dreams to share.  It helps you get to know one another, reconnect, and build a shared vision of your future. 

Plus it's fun.

[Check out the other seasonal lists right here]

If you need some ideas to get started writing your relationship bucket list here are a few from my winter-themed list to get you going.  

Just download the image below and use it to help you try something new together.


life coach | relationship coach | couples coach | couples retreats | positive psychology

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC has helped thousands of couples review their growth together, and renew their connection moving forward. 

For nearly 15 years she's specialized in strengths-focused, positive psychology-based relationship advice and coaching to nurture lasting joy and and resilience in her client's relationships.  

She will help you:

  • develop a shared vision and goals- and create actionable steps to move in that direction
  • overcome outdated patterns and establish new intentional, healthy ones
  • strengthen trust or repair it after infidelity or dishonesty
  • connect in meaningful ways during and well after life transitions
  • design rituals of connection that will keep you close for many years
  • break stale or unhealthy communication patterns and learn new skills 

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Seven Free Stress Relief Apps to Consider

This time of year everyone is thinking about change.  Either changing for the new year- or changing the holiday stress we're feeling.  

Either way, change is good.  

But implementing real change in our lives isn't always easy. Adopting new habits and creating lasting change takes focus and support. 

Without help many of us slip back into old patterns- or resist creating change altogether.  

The solution is to find a way to introduce change gently, incorporating it into our daily lives in a way that makes it as simple as possible, so by the time we realize we've made a significant change, it's already become comfortable.

Coaching help lots of us create change.  But if you're looking for support off the couch several apps can contribute to creating focus, stay mindful, meditate, and even reward you for meeting goals.  

I've listed some of my favorite stress relief apps here.  Use them to introduce some small changes into your day and let the momentum carry you on to bigger and better things.

Worry Box-Anxiety Self-Help App

This app lets you put your worries away for safe-keeping.  Use the worry cognitive diary to help you determine how to cope with the worry. If it's controllable, you can list the steps you can take to manage the worry. If it's not controllable, select from the list of coping statements to help you think about it differently.

SAM App

SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.  It helps you notice anxiety and manage it with several simple tools.  

Happier

This app includes a course for happiness, a gratitude journal and a large community of supporters ready to cheer you on to happiness.  Get it totally free on your phone or online.  

Coach.me

Coach.me helps you reach your goals through coaching, community, and data to help you make daily progress on things that matter. On the most basic level, you add habits to your Coach.me dashboard and check in on them daily when you complete them. This basic accountability provides a surprisingly powerful incentive to keep you on track. 

Track your progress toward goals with clarity using this coach-in-your-pocket style app.  

Headspace

If you're new to meditation or mindfulness this is a great app to help you start.  Using scientifically proven meditation and mindfulness techniques they'll show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.

Omvana

Omvana makes meditation fun, much easier, more effective, and powerful and puts you in particular states of mind to be more productive, focused, and creative.  Use this app to help you relax, meditate, and sleep better.

Calm

Guided meditations to help you sleep, relax, and enjoy life.  Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app featured in the New York Times and LifeHacker, that will bring more clarity, joy, and peace of mind into your life, at work or at home.

If you want more help relaxing this season schedule a consultation to see if working with me 1:1 might help.  


 relationship coach | couples coach | couples retreat |  

Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC is a retired couples counselor and sex therapist, now full-time retreat coach, workshop facilitator, and author.  Her twenty years working in communication and positive psychology she has transformed diverse relationships across the country. 

Her uniquely non-judgmental, inclusive approach to couples work puts even the most concerned participants at ease.  She's not your average sit-and-nod supporter- she'll hold hope even when it's hard and always help you grow.

Call for a consultation to see how she can help you deepen connection, communicate effectively, and passionately reignite your relationship.