Creating Connections 2016 Online - When Intimacy Feels Unsafe
Download Available by December 1, 2016
$49.00 per person
1.5 CE Hours (available for $20 after the event through R. Cassidy)
When Intimacy Feels Unsafe: Healing the Trauma Legacy in Couples Therapy
Recent developments in neuroscience research, a renewed and more sophisticated understanding of the implications of attachment failure, and the development of neurobiologically-informed treatment techniques offer some hopeful answers to the puzzling and frustrating challenges of treating traumatized couples. This workshop will address the neurobiological legacy of trauma and its impact upon the experience of relationship in couples with histories of neglect, attachment failure, and trauma. Using interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatically-oriented talking therapy for trauma, we will explore how to address the intense responses and impulsive reactions that undermine any sense of safety and hope in each partner and re-create the experience of threat in the body.
Discuss the neurobiological effects of traumatic experience on individuals and couples
Describe interaction of traumatic activation and couples conflict
Identify patterns that increase/decrease activation of animal defense survival responses
Increase couples’ ability to observe their somatic communication
Integrate somatic interventions into couples treatment
For the first time in the United States, Creating Connections 2016 brought together the world's most-renowned and followed neuroscience and psychotherapy experts as they focused on the continuing impact of cutting-edge science. All previous Creating Connections conferences have been held in Efteling, the Netherlands, since their inception in 2011.
The practice of psychotherapy is undergoing a revolution because of the latest research showing the ways people are wired for relationships and how they can employ innate tools for managing those relationships. The researchers and scientists at Creating Connections 2016 helped attendees and viewers develop their own framework and techniques for applying this science in their work with adults, couples, children, and families.
Learn from the best in the world as they elucidated the therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness in peer-reviewed clinical research.