What you’ll learn
- How experiences in early childhood can determine how safe we feel in adult relationships
- techniques to strengthen intimacy in relationships by helping couples understand their partners insecurities.
- Techniques to managing conflict: How to address security-seeking parts of the brain when one or two of the couple are triggered.
- How to help avoid conflict by learning to identify and manage partners’ negative emotions.
- Practical morning and evening rituals to maintain to thrive in relationships
- How to encourage mutual practical commitments to availability for one another in a sustainable way.
This course aims to summarise the work of notable psychologists and neurobiologists such as Stan Tatkin, John Bowlby, Stephen Porges and Jeffrey Larsson.
The lectures are angled to help give an understanding of relational brain and attachment styles in order to defuse conflict and build secure relationships in and out of the therapy room.
It is is a guide to counselling others for helping maintaining closeness and emotional security within romantic partnerships and offers practical tips on how to use knowledge about brain functions to promote peace and mutual security in your relationship and that of your clients.
It’s for those looking to improve their skills as a counsellor, qualify in relationship counselling or work on their personal relationships.
I touch on research from my counselling training as well as neurobiology and psychology to show ways we can teach clients why long-term couples come into conflict, and offer practical tips on how to use knowledge about brain functions to promote peace and mutual security in your counselling sessions within couples.
A lot of these lessons take a “psychobiological” approach first developed by Stan Tatkin, a clinician and researcher, meaning the course takes a scientific, psychological form straddling different fields to insure comprehensive, in-depth understanding.