How much touch do you have in your relationship? An interesting study from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Haifa found that when you hold hands with a loved one in pain, your breathing and heart rate synchronise with theirs and your brain wave patterns will couple. This study was recently published in the Proceedings of the … [Read more...] about STUDY: Holding Hands with Your Partner Syncs Brainwaves and Calms Pain
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Don't let your new love interest ruin the holiday of a lifetime Scenario: you’ve just met a wonderful new love interest and things are rolling along so well you decide to take a holiday abroad together. But how’s it going to go, when you’re thousands of kilometres away from home?There are certainly risks when traveling with a new … [Read more...] about Warning: How to Avoid a Nightmare Holiday with Your New Partner
New research says couples do poorly at knowing when their partner is sad or feeling down Reading your partner’s feelings and good communication is important to the health of your relationship—this should come as no surprise. A recent study found that couples can read each other’s feelings well when the emotion occurring is happiness, but not as … [Read more...] about Couples: Are You Failing to Know When Your Partner is Sad or Feeling Down?
It's time to put down your smartphone and connect Although smartphones can make you feel connected to the world at large, they interfere with real human exchanges. A new study from the University of British Columbia looked at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions and found that people who used their phones while out for … [Read more...] about Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Date Night?
Why do people cheat? There is no doubt that the highly publicised affair of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with his former staff member Vikki Campion, who is now pregnant with his baby, has put infidelity front and centre in a national conversation in Australia.The truth is, most of us don’t care or want to know about the sex lives of … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Infidelity
I was honoured to be recently featured in a 2-page feature in the Sunshine Coast Daily where I was named a relationship influencer and was interviewed about how I became a relationship therapist by another therapist, Joanne Wilson.You can see image of the lift out from the magazine below or read the transcript underneath the … [Read more...] about Clinton Power Named “Relationship Influencer” by Sunshine Coast Daily
Watch these world-leading sex and relationship experts share their best tips I just LOVE this video that contains a couple of my favourite sex and relationship experts answering the biggest questions people have about sex and relationships.Marisa Peer, Esther Perel, and Dan Savage were all on a panel at the A-Fest by Mindvalley event in Ibiza, … [Read more...] about Experts Comment: Love, Lust & Commitment In The Digital Age [Video]
How many difficult people are in your life? Unless you live alone in a mountain cave or on your own private island, you probably have at least one difficult person in your life, someone who causes anxiety and conflict for others. But is there a reason we keep these hard cases in our lives? New university research says yes.Two researchers, … [Read more...] about Is There a Reason Why We Keep Difficult People in Our Lives?
Therapists are reporting the phenomena of the "Year 12 divorce" is on the rise I was thrilled to be recently invited to write for the Mamamia blog on the topic of “Year 12 divorce”. This is the growing trend of marriages ending when the couples’ children finish school. A lot of therapists report that inquiries for relationship counselling have … [Read more...] about The “Year 12 Divorce”: Don’t Let Your Marriage Be a Statistic
The more competitive, the more passionate in romantic relationships, study finds. Modern human societies seem drastically different than ancient, tribal ones—but despite our technologies and physical evolution, some things are exactly the same. One major constant: competition for partners leads to more passion in romantic relationships. This … [Read more...] about Does Competition Lead to More Passion in Romantic Relationships?