Join me in a fascinating exploration of psychology and relationships with Jillian Turecki, a certified relationship coach, teacher and writer who for 20 years has taught others how to transform their relationships with themselves. Under the tutelage of Tony Robbins and world-renowned family therapist Cloe Madanes and fueled by an insatiable curiosity about what makes a relationship thrive, Jillian has helped thousands through her teaching and writing revolutionize their relationship with themselves so that they transform their relationships with others.
In this episode, we explore the fascinating experiences in relationships that are often overlooked or labeled with pop-psychology terms like anxious and avoidant. Listen in to hear Jillian’s perspective on what women and men need most, how to be more objective to understand your partner better, and more of her greatest learnings from being in a relationship.
00:54 Jillian’s journey from yoga to relationship coach
10:36 Yoga and the mind
14:15 Somatic awareness
18:03 The loneliness of not being with yourself
19:52 The toxic dance of push-pull
26:43 How much anxiety in a relationship is too much?
28:25 We over-pathologize others as anxious or avoidant
38:24 Asking for your needs to be met
40:28 Greatest learnings in relationship
44:13 Men and their needs in a relationship
49:31 The importance of being appreciated and understood
54:01 The complexity we hold due to familial dynamics