Humans are designed to love. We believe that intimate engagement between partners is the golden road to personal growth and development. We are committed to helping you achieve peace and life satisfaction in your relationships
FOSTERING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.
Paul Standal bases his work fostering healthy relationships on every human being’s need for positive regard. Positive regard is the glue that holds relationships together. Reciprocal transactions of positive regard are to relationship as gravity is to physics. It is like psycho magnetic energy holding a relationship in a tapestry of love. Empowering clients to understand and use this principle allows them to create a positive emotional environment to sustain a loving relationship.
In his practice, Dr. Standal helps couples in understanding the foundation of enjoying equality in relationships and helps them integrate rules for effective communication between partners. He facilitates skills of commitment, communication, collaboration and coordination necessary in any thriving, healthy relationship.
Because compatibility is based on what makes you you and what makes your spouse your spouse, the only way for relationships to survive major incompatibilities is to find ways of coping with and tolerating their irreconcilable differences. Dr. Standal helps couples cope with compatibility issues by fostering long term success in managing differing compatibility in three areas:
AREA OF COMPATIBILITY
Tastes, Personal Habits, Priorities, Approach to Day-to-Day Life, Interests
A satisfying, nurturing, physical intimacy free from anxiety or stress
Attitudes, Being “on the same page” for most of the big issues (ex. what is and what is not important in life)
Communication, problem solving and conflict resolution are skills central to helping couples revitalize their relationship and fostering a loving relationship. Dr. Standal concentrates on teaching patients tools to heal wounds that each of them may have inflicted on each other. In his work with his patients, he concentrates on helping them learn active listening along with assertive communication. Learning to solve problems together in a manner that assures that each person is respected is essential to fostering a loving relationship.