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Creating Safety with High-Conflict Couples: A Nonverbal Approach

High-conflict couples can stop even the most experienced therapist, turning the office into a verbal boxing ring, and us into referees or speechless bystan...
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Faculty:
Janina Fisher
Duration:
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 23, 2018

Description

High-conflict couples can stop even the most experienced therapist, turning the office into a verbal boxing ring, and us into referees or speechless bystanders. When our usual ways of working don’t slow the battle, much less transform it, nonverbal approaches can help volatile couples move beyond their habitual escalations.

Watch Janina Fisher as she provides simple interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that teach couples how to create safety and real intimacy in their relationships.

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Outline

What creates a ‘volatile’ couple?
  • Early attachment, trauma, and later relationships
  • Animal defense survival responses are activated by perceived threat
  • Inhibition of the prefrontal cortex deprives them of access to perspective
Reducing volatility by helping couples communicate without words
  • Tracking their bodily reactions to the other
  • Increasing awareness of the role of triggering
  • Regulating the nervous system and bodily tension
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Using gesture and movement to practice new alternatives to conflict and reactivity

Faculty

Creating Safety with High-Conflict Couples: A Nonverbal Approach

Janina Fisher, Ph.D Related seminars and products: 63


Janina Fisher, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at the Trauma Center, founded by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. A faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association consultant, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and former instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fisher lectures nationally and internationally on the integration of the neurobiological research and new trauma treatment paradigms into traditional psychotherapies. 

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Janina Fisher has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.