As part of my job as a celebrant, I am required to know about the resources and services in Victoria available to couples for pre-marriage counselling.
If you are looking for something that is a little different to the normal counseling sessions, a more holistic approach, I would highly recommend you get in contact with Maryanne Katsidis from Love. Life Inspirational Services.
Maryanne believes that great relationships are founded on the truth, with both parties being respected and accepted for who they are. She encourages her clients to treat themselves with love and respect so that they experience that in every area of their life. She helps you get your relationship right so in the long run both of you are truly just being you.
The techniques used in these sessions are based on Kinesiology however there are a number of other modalities used in these sessions tailored made to each individual need. The best part is that it clears fear and sabotage programs!
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is based on Chinese medicine and aims to resolve underlying causes rather than symptoms. The principles of Chinese philosophy are that health problems are the outcome of blocked energy flow.
What does a Kinesiology session involve?
The sessions are quite interactive. Using modern muscle monitoring techniques, predominantly the muscles in the arms, Maryanne can identify the underlying cause of imbalances within the physical and energetic bodies. Imbalances may present themselves as depression, stress, anxiety, learning difficulties, nervous or digestive disorders or physical pain to name a few.
What can Kinesiology help with?
Kinesiology can help with Anxiety, Depression, Self confidence/Self worth, Pain Management, Nutrition, Grief and Loss, Sports Performance, Addictions, Career and Work Issues and more.
Kinesiology is also beneficial for children who may be suffering from issues relating to bed wetting, learning difficulties, concentration, clumsiness, confidence, social isolation, depression, anxiety etc.
Maryanne has been helping individuals/couples for years and is definitely a great point of contact if you are feeling anxious about your special day.
If you feel great within yourself, it is only going to filter into all the things you do. I know she will make you feel more balanced and will probably help you on more levels than one, with things that you didn't even think that she could assist you with.
Couples may seek relationship counselling for a variety of different reasons, including but not limited to, issues of trust, infidelity, communication, loss of intimacy, parenting difficulties and life stage changes.Finding a safe place to explore these issues, along with understanding patterns of behaviour in the relationship system, can be life changing for couples in distress.
It is through one’s understanding of themself in the context of their relationship that repair and healing becomes possible. Nick and Kylie create and hold the space for this to occur, with outstanding expertise.
For some couples, the decision to separate has already been made by one or both parties. In this case, separation counselling can help make sense of the future and help both parties understand how the relationship reached this point. This can be particularly helpful where children are involved and to avoid repeating dysfunctional patterns of the past in future relationships.
Both Nick and Kylie are highly skilled and experienced couples therapists who are committed to creating a space whereby couples can explore and make sense together of painful relational dynamics. Where appropriate, Nick and Kylie also work together with a couple, creating a powerful, experiential, and intensive model of therapy.
'Relationship Education Programs are about relationships, not about religious education. They are an opportunity for you to think about what, in these times, goes into creating a healthy marriage. The programs are not intended to change your mind about your decision to marry but rather to enrich your relationship and provide you with skills that you can use in the future' (Life Works 2014).