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Season 1, Episode 10 – From Perfection To Connection: Overcoming Barriers In Love and Intimacy with Michaela Thomas

Season 1, Episode 10 – From Perfection To Connection: Overcoming Barriers In Love and Intimacy with Michaela Thomas

In this episode of How to love successfully, Dr Mari Kovanen, a registered psychologist & conscious dating & relationship coach, has a conversation with Michaela Thomas about perfectionism and how it can be a barrier to a deeper love. 

Michaela Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist, couples therapist, coach and founder of the private practice The Thomas Connection. Michaela specialises in perfectionism and has authored the book The Lasting Connection – develop love and compassion for yourself and your partner.

 

Michaela helps high-striving women to let go of the pressure of perfection – and burn bright, without burning out. She has an online program Burn Bright.  https://thethomasconnection.co.uk/burn-bright/ 

Michaela can be found on her Pause Purpose Play podcast and on Instagram under @the_thomas_connection. Her course The Compassionate Couple has been described as ‘life changing’.

https://thethomasconnection.co.uk/podcast/ 

Take a seat and your favourite warm drink. I hope you enjoy this episode! 

 

1.54 How Michaela Thomas got interested in relationship work

 

02.38 Meeting her husband

 

05.25 What creates connection

 

06.06 What stops connection

 

07.26 Values

 

08.32 Compatibility

10.58 Pressure to be perfect

 

13.13 What creates disconnection in couples

 

14.19 How to get back to intimacy

 

15.29 When perfectionism may hinder dating

 

18.14 Hollywood love versus real relationships

 

19.57 What is behind perfectionism

 

24.26 What is the antidote to perfectionism?

 

30.10 Cultivating compassion 

 

34.04 Flows of compassion

 

36.01 What is love?

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Conscious Dating Coach

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