Families on the edge: How can families end conflict?
March 17, 2020
When family conflict arises it can often feel impossible to find a resolution.
According to the Independent families can spend up to 49 minutes a day arguing.
For some conflict can turn into family estrangement, so what can we do to stop things reaching breaking point?
This month our CEO Sarah Niblock sat down with UKCP psychotherapist and CEO of Mind Mid Herts Sharn Tomlinson to find out how psychotherapy can help families heal wounds.
‘What we need to focus on is how are they communicating and how we can help them communicate in a more healthy way.’
In her feature for Psychologies Magazine, our CEO Professor Sarah Niblock writes: ‘The power of therapy is in helping family members concentrate on the process, rather than the content, equipping people to communicate in a more self-aware, skilful and healthier way.’
If you or someone you know is struggling with any of the issues discussed in this podcast you can find support by finding a UKCP psychotherapist near you, or by contacting:
The National Domestic Abuse 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Or in an emergency, call: 999
NHS (England), call: 111
NHS Direct (Wales), call: 0845 46 47
The Samaritans 24-hour helpline, call: 116 123