While we love those deep, intimate conversations that bring us close together and join our spirits, what role does difference play in passion? Come explore this and other questions related to relational happiness. We will identify two empathic systems, and understand the role of dopamine in intimate relationships.
How to work with partners who are leaning in difference directions about staying together and trying therapy. Learn core techniques and see a video demonstration of how to work confidently with these challenging couples. You will learn the key pathways offered couples in Discernment Counseling.
Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever? Why doesn’t good intimacy guarantee good sex? When you love , how does it feel and when you Desire how is it different? Loss of Desire brings many people into our offices. It is the prime sexual complaint that leads relational unhappiness, infidelity and even divorce. For the most part, sexuality has been relegated to sex therapy and couple therapy has been a desexualized practice. Yet, love in our digital age puts sex at the center of couples’ lives.
People turn to friends and family long before they go to a couples therapist. Marital First Responders is a new training program for people who are natural confidants on relationship problems: people turn to them for support and perspective. Learn what the training involves, tune your skills in being a confidant in your own social world, and see if you’d like to teach this course in your community.
Using movie clips, this presentation will illustrate a simple five-step model for effective interventions with couples. Movie clips are condensed lessons that can quickly illustrate the complexities of couples issues and their solutions. Bring the popcorn and have fun while you learn. You will learn the five steps in this model of couples therapy, and methods of breaking unhelpful patterns in couples therapy.
Conventional approaches begin with: What brings you here? How can I help? What are your objectives? These are great questions for individuals but they are toxic for dysfunctional couples. Their responses will get you a truckload of cross complaints. After ten minutes nobody is feeling great.
Milton Erickson was one of the earliest people to work in Brief Therapy model with couples. This workshop will describe advanced advantages of using experiential methods with couples, including enactment technique and sculpting, lecture, demonstration, and small group practice.
Couples, because they come from different background and have different understandings, often use the same words to mean different things, leading to unnecessary conflict. This workshop will provide a simple, but powerful method to quickly resolve couples conflicts using action talk.