December 2, 2020

602 - The Neurobiology of Healing Relationships

Trauma Work Meets Couples Therapy

Our ability to navigate hard conversations and find the courage to risk deep intimacy depends on our ability to access the brain states that foster emotional connection. But when a brain has experienced serious trauma, it can easily be triggered into dysregulation, limiting our capacity for intimate relationship. Fortunately, when we heal our trauma, we also get better at relationship; and when we get better at relationship, we heal our trauma—the two processes are inextricably intertwined. This workshop will explore the neurobiology of how Relational Life Therapy works to help couples heal both their minds and hearts. You’ll discover how to: 

  • Identify which brain states will stop your clients from engaging in relational health and using the tools you are trying to give them  
  • Create a working relationship with your client’s brain to promote trauma recovery and healthy relationships simultaneously 
  • See how applying memory reconsolidation in couples therapy can undo emotional schemas that make relationships feel scary and painful 

Terry Real, LICSW, is a bestselling author and the founder of The Relational Life Institute. 

Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC, is a teacher of interpersonal neurobiology. 

Note: This workshop is live.

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