Knowing how to elicit positive emotion even in couples steeped in intensely negative interactions is the key to providing the motivation for change. In this workshop, we’ll explore a variety of ways for creating “magical moments” in the therapy hour that offer a new template for couples, otherwise trapped in dysfunction, to allay repetitive cycles. You’ll learn how to use tools like focusing, sentence stems, doubling and directives to invite couples into new kinds of experience of connection. We’ll also examine the neurobiological principles that enable partners to expect and attract more positive experiences from each other.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Jette Simon is a Clinical Psychologist (graduate of Aarhus University, Den- mark) with more than 30 years experience in couples therapy. She is the Director of The Washington DC Training Institute for Couples Therapy and The Institute for Imago Therapy in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a Senior Clinical Instructor for Imago International. She currently works with students both in the United States and Europe. She is the author of Imago: The Therapy of Love.