How to Help Couples Become Better Than Ever
T. LEANNE CAMPBELL & DAVID FAIRWEATHER
Recent surveys suggest that almost half of all couples can expect to face challenges associated with extramarital affairs (sexual and emotional) at some point in their marriage. As all couples therapists know, these attachment injuries are difficult to overcome, especially when compounded by feelings of devastation, betrayal, and a profound sense of loss. But take heart! As part of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM) has been proven to be a powerful and accessible road map to guide repair, resolution, and a strengthening of relational bonds. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help couples recreate a safe haven and redefine a new narrative for their relationship. You’ll discover:
- When and how to work with couples in resolving attachment injuries using the AIRM model
- How to track and attend to the role of shame as a potential barrier to forgiveness in terms of both self and other
- The most effective ways to anchor the process of grief resolution in the context of EFT
T. Leanne Campbell, PhD, and David R. Fairweather, PhD, are psychologists, certified ICEEFT trainers, and codirectors of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group.