The DNA of Mindful Relationships

17 EpisodesProduced by Dilek Yucel & Alex Kain

Dilek (Di) is an experienced Psychologist and Couples Therapist and Alex is...not. They are a couple who are building a consciously mindful relationship and who love to discuss the ups and downs of relationships with episodes about effective communication, having a fair fight and how to reduce the d… read more

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Ep. 16 Family Feud

December 17th, 2018

27:04

In this episode Di interviews Alex about that time of the year where there are family events and gatherings and what can you do if there is bad blood or tension between you and a family member.
We also reflect on our 1st …

Ep. 15 Let's Talk About Sex Baby

December 3rd, 2018

35:58

What is sexual intimacy? Sex is an act shared between you and your spouse that feels great and brings you closer. Intimacy is a close emotional bond between you and a partner. Bring the two together and you have a deep …

Ep. 14: Desperately Seeking Intimacy

November 19th, 2018

35:22

What is intimacy?
The concept of intimacy involves a mutually consensual relationship where two individuals reciprocate feelings of trust, emotional …

Ep. 13: Relationship Ready

November 5th, 2018

32:59

Let's talk about getting relationship fit. We get fit and healthy for summer or we get a service or tune up for our cars. Why don't we place as much effort and care into getting ready for a relationship as we do with …

Ep. 12: Lost In Translation

October 22nd, 2018

30:17

Dr Gary Chapman wrote The Five Love Languages in 1995. Chapman suggests that to discover another person's love language, one must observe the way they express love to others, and analyze what they complain about most …

Ep. 11: Assert Thy Self

October 8th, 2018

34:01

In this episode, Di and Alex explore the difference between different styles of communication including Assertiveness, Passiveness and Aggressive behaviour and how some people confuse aggression for assertion. Di states …

Ep. 10: Unravelling Travellings

September 24th, 2018

28:23

Holidays are meant to be a time of fun and unwinding but sometimes travelling with your partner can cause stress from being out of your normal …

Ep. 09: The Gender Agenda

September 10th, 2018

35:17

Di and Alex explore the two worlds of Mars and Venus and men and women. They discuss how females are great multi-taskers, while men excel in highly …

Ep. 08: Mindfulness Matters

August 27th, 2018

29:39

Di and Alex discuss what Mindfulness is and how it can help us in our relationships. When we practice mindfulness on a daily basis, we develop an …

Ep. 07: Attachments Included

August 13th, 2018

33:16

Attachment styles are patterns of intimacy developed in our formative years that may have an impact on future relationships. Di shares with Alex the model developed by Stan Tatkin to simplify attachment theory using the …

Ep. 06: Help Me If You Can

July 30th, 2018

33:24

How do you know when it's time to seek outside help for your relationship? Di and Alex explore the triggers to identify when to look outside of your relationship for advice, how to find that professional help and how to …

Ep. 05: Fight Club

July 23rd, 2018

39:39

The first rule of fight club is...don't talk about fight club. Well, Di & Alex discuss the importance of actually talking about how you both …

Ep. 04: Same Same But Different

July 16th, 2018

40:18

Di and Alex explore whether it is necessary to have a lot of things in common to have a successful loving relationship.
Di compares interests in …

Ep. 03: Drama Queens & Villains

July 9th, 2018

41:53

In this episode, Di introduces Transactional Analysis, a model of social interaction from the 1950's and the Drama Triangle created by Stephen …

Ep. 02: Shut Up & Talk To Me

June 24th, 2018

43:46

Ep. 02: Shut Up & Talk To Me
Di & Alex talk about the importance of communication is in a relationship. Di starts with going over the 4 …

Ep. 01: To Be or Not To Be...Perfect

June 24th, 2018

42:53

Ep. 01: To Be or Not To Be...Perfect
Di and Alex discuss the possibility of creating the perfect relationship. Is it possible? Perfection is difficult …

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