COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY
Couples therapy involves both people in the relationship coming in for
treatment. Techniques include:
Facilitating communication between key family members
Discovering how people unwittingly contribute to individuals' problems
Highlighting and strengthening certain bonds within the relationship.
Understanding how the family functions in the context of extended family
Clarifying and strengthening the parenting relationship
Helping family members differentiate; to "be move themselves" within the
context of the family.
Creating a safe space together to rebuild trust and commitment after a rupture/betrayal in the relationship.
Making clear decisions about the future of the relationship; either together or through separation.
Commitment: " Letting go of all possibilities but one and,
within that one, being open to all possibilities." Britten
The idea of“Letting go of all possibilities but one" brings about feelings of....
-Surrender, fear, vulnerability, security, confidence, sadness, loss. “
"…and within that one, being open to all possibilities:” brings about feelings of....
- fear, stubbornness, ego, pride, excitement, exploration, newness, curiosity, disgust, disappointment, hope, connection.
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