The creative non-directive approach and self-love

The creative non-directive approach was developed by Colette Portelance. A specialist in communication and human relationships, Ms. Portelance is a therapist and trainer, a highly skilled educator and international speaker. She is also an author of several published works1 in the domain of psychology and education. Ms Portelance created an approach recognised in the field …

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Listening: a superpower

In my first article, ‘The Creative Non-Directive Approach (CNDA) and Self-love’, I discussed the importance of love and acceptance in the therapeutic approach of a TRA (relationship therapist) trained in Colette Portelance’s non-directive creative approach. This is the second article in a series based on my advanced graduate studies research work, ‘The Quest for Self-worth’. …

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The importance of acknowledgement in valorization

A TRA (relationship therapist) specialising in the creative non-directive  approach developed by Colette Portelance, develops the necessary qualities required to help an individual find well-being. My second article discussed the importance of listening in therapeutic accompaniment. This article will focus on how a therapist’s ability to guide an individual to self-acknowledgement is significant to the …

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Understanding how relationships work, a powerful tool!

When considering creating satisfying relationships with oneself and others, I find the knowledge of how relationships work to be of the utmost importance. During my training to become a certified relationship therapist for couples and dyads at the Centre de Relation d’Aide de Montréal, I truly came to understand to what extent this knowledge is …

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