There is no conversation worth having if the nervous system isn’t in a “settledenough” state.
The frustrations of working with couples can be often feel overwhelming. Couples who easily become angry and defensive toward each other, or emotionally shutdown in session can make therapy unrewarding – for clinician and client alike. If you spend too much time being devoted to dealing with those reactions – with little time left to address the concerns that brought them into therapy, then this seminar has a solution to your problems!
This seminar with couples’ therapist Deborah Fox, MSW, LISCW, will teach you how to use the natural workings of the autonomic nervous system to help couples engage more effectively in session.
And from then on, you can have enough time in session to address their concerns versus the reactivity.
Somatic Intervention skills are an essential addition to every couple’s and sex therapist’s toolbox. When couples become emotionally charged or shut down it’s because they’re feeling threatened. Their nervous system engages to protect. Skilled, body-based intervention enables the therapeutic process to move forward.
Become equipped to intervene effectively at the first sign that their nervous system is signaling danger is crucial. Body-based therapeutic strategies enable the therapist to help the couple delve more deeply into the sources of distress so that constructive solutions can emerge.