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High Impact Couples Therapy: How to Produce Deep Change Quickly in Troubled Clients – Terry Real

High Impact Couples Therapy: How to Produce Deep Change Quickly in Troubled Clients – Terry Real

From: USD $748.00

The secret to helping couples with the Six Steps to High Impact Couples Therapy is to get them to deeply explore (while in each other’s presence) their own character structure and family-of-origin trauma.

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The secret to helping couples have a powerful, transformative experience in couples therapy is to get them to deeply explore — while in each other’s presence — their own character structure and family-of-origin trauma.

For the therapist, this couples therapy process involves six steps: (i) arriving at the couple’s relational diagnosis; (ii) helping them articulate their repeating loops; (iii) getting the backstory of their childhood adaptation; (iv) imaginatively reparenting each inner child; (v) loving confrontation; and (vi) helping each partner master new skills.

Six Steps of High Impact Couples Therapy

  1. Form a relational diagnosis: where are they stuck?
  2. Articulate and feedback to the couple the repeating loop they’re mired in.
  3. Join through the truth in couples therapy: Teaching the art of lovingly confronting in a way that leaves someone feeling more trusting of and closer to their partner.
  4. Move through stance into family of origin: Where did they learn this? How did their particular Adaptive Child come into being?
  5. How to imaginatively have the client’s younger Adaptive Child talk with their Functional Adult as a way of separating or “unblending” them. Relational health comes when we equip our clients to love their inner parts and not foist them off on their partner to look after.
  6. Rebuild and reconnect: How to use yourself to amplify progress, cut through both shame and grandiosity, and reconnect closed hearts in the face of great hurt, anger, or skepticism. This final step in couples therapy is about rebuilding the relationship, remembering who they are to each other, easing defenses and aggressive behaviors, and helping them learn to cherish one another.

What you will learn in this workshop

  • Quickly arrive at a clear map of the repeating loop the couple is mired in.
  • Use their relational diagnosis to wake them up to their patterns of dysfunction and wish to connect.
  • Smoothly transition from the dysfunctional family of origin backstory to a re-parenting dialogue.
  • Introduce relational skills like having good boundaries, speaking up for oneself with love, and responding to criticism non-defensively with a generous heart.
  • Dislodge partners from their accustomed positions through loving confrontation, reframing, inner child/trauma work, and skill-based education.
  • Explain how to effectively discover a couple’s vicious behavioral cycle and articulate each partner’s relational stance within it.
  • Zero in on a point of change and use it. Use issues of gender in particular, to move explicitly toward the reconstruction of masculinity and femininity in a therapy that is both post-patriarchal and at the same enormously practical and effective.
  • Shift to and facilitate inner child work.
  • Begin introducing both relational skills and a relational vision for life.
  • Equip your clients with specific sophisticated relational skills.
  • How to hold yourself in warm regard even when you mess up.
  • How to speak up for yourself with love and respond non-defensively, and with a generous heart.

US attendees: This workshop is approved for CE Credits (16.25 hours) by the Institute for Better Health. For information about CE Credits, click here.


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