Friday, 21 September 2007

Mind, Body & Soul – Relationships

On Thursday 20th September, Real Coaching Radio devoted its shows to relationships. At 8am MST, 3pm GMT, the trans-Atlantic Mind, Body & Soul show was hosted by Coach Steve Toth and myself, Dr Venerina Conti. We were joined in the studio by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton, calling in from Scotland whilst we looked at the underlying theme of communication in relationships.

The questions we posed were: “Are current relationships the product of old habits dieing hard”?, “Is there a lack of sufficient connection between people, on a deeper level, which over time kills communication and the relationship itself”?, “How does our upbringing and our parent’s behaviour influence the way we are towards, and with, others”?, “Does the physical get in the way of the internal connection between people”?, “Has sex become the be all and end all in our society today”?,

My question to you, right now is: “How much of the mind, body and soul is in your relationship”?

I live in Portuguese territory and there is a wonderful Portuguese phrase that says: “Falando entende-se”, which essentially means that by “speaking” people can understand each other. This is what Coach Steve and I were trying to put across to our listeners the importance of conversation, dialogue, communication. Whether that dialogue be internal with one’s self or with another person, it is of the utmost importance if we wish to express ourselves clearly and concisely. It is an essential element for being understood, for making wrongs right and for more wholly integrated into a communicative world.

At 1pm MST, 8pm GMT, Coach Steve Toth was joined in the studio by Dr Ken and the topic of relationships took new heights. Coach Steve introduced us to the concept of the 9 levels of a relationship between potential lovers. Listen in and see how many items you can check off the list within your relationship. If you are thinking of starting a new relationship or if you are looking for a new partner maybe this would be beneficial in helping you to understand the differences there are between men and women.

As Dr John Gray quite rightfully pointed out to us with his famous book, “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”, each gender sees, hears, feels and views things in a different way. Just what is this way? Coach Steve and Dr Ken offered some fresh insights that everyone should pay attention to.

It does not matter where your relationship is right now. If you were in love with your partner once but the conversation has run dry it is not too late to make those little changes that could enhance your partnership and take it back to where it once was. If you feel you cannot find a new partner or get along with a companion then these two shows are a must for you.

Just remember this one important thing. Know yourself first because only when you achieve that can you truly begin to know others.



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