Changing The Ways Couples Respond to Threat and Pain

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Arguments about taking out the trash or the dishes are rarely about the trash/dishes when they arise persistently between romantic partners who have fallen out of love or become disillusioned or are in just ongoing crisis and distress. How is it that someone who used to make you so happy not only is no longer able to soothe you but an active source of pain? When things get this bad, you need to start looking at how each partner is processing pain, anxiety and danger and equally, how each partner affects the other in these threatened states.

In this video, Leading Edge Seminars speaker Sue Johnson reviews a fascinating MRI study about the impact of EFT counselling on the neurophysiological processes of threat and pain as they occur in response to romantic partners.

Interested in learning how to facilitate corrective emotional rewiring during couples therapy? Emotionally Focused Therapy co-founder Sue Johnson will spend a whole day walking you through the clinical impasses and dilemmas commonly faced during Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. Click here to find out more.