Relationship Stories with Mary Steege – 12-17-16
November 9, 2016
The relationships with those we are most intimately linked can have some of the powerful highs and lows of emotions. When we experience these strong feelings, it can lead us to create stories that we think can explain, justify, or rationalize another’s thoughts or behaviors. But these stories we tell ourselves can also exaggerate untruths about another, and only make challenging circumstances and mis-communications worse! How can we learn to be more aware of our tendency to create untrue or misleading stories that harm our relationships? Our guest this week shares her best advice from her many years as a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Mary Steege is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified Internal Family Systems therapist, and a pastor in the Presbyterian Church, USA. Currently in private practice at the Therapy House in Racine, WI, she has also served as a parish pastor and a hospital and hospice chaplain. Mary is a member of the AAMFT and author of a book on psycho-spiritual healing called: “The Spirit-led Life: A Christian Encounter with Internal Family Systems.” She conducts her own workshops on healing and has been a presenter at the International Internal Family Systems conference.
You can learn more about Mary at http://www.thetherapyhouse.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=22554