Jan 16 / Simcha

Finding the Raw Spots (S. Johnson)

holdThe following article is drawn from the guiding principles of Emotion Focused Therapy, developed by Susan Johnson.  EFT views the central problem in a distressed relationship as the loss of secure emotional connection, and the pattern of negative interactions that both reflects and perpetuates this loss.   

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Sep 15 / Simcha

Learning New Dance Steps

Marital therapists commonly speak of “relationship dances” when exploring the repetitive patterns of interaction that couples fall into, patterns that greatly limit their capacity to problem-solve. Some of the more common “dance steps” include the following:

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