Successful couples therapy pivots around deepening awareness of emotions between partners: Deepened emotions, disclosed in a new way, creates new contact experiences of positive reaching and responding between partners. Although often a stalwart of individual therapy, many couples therapists can struggle with knowing how to support partners and the relationship into deeper primary emotional states. Where working phenomenologically and within field orientated approaches can become lost in the conflict and negative interactions of the couple. This presentation will provide a snapshot and overview that will add insight to your work with couples from a Gestalt psychotherapeutic and emotionally focused approach. It will be of benefit to practitioners working with individuals, couples or families. It will offer opportunities for group discussions. Sharing techniques and interventions that attendees use, in their work towards supporting relationship repair and healing.
This presentation will benefit you in:
• Understanding the significance of primary and secondary emotions within the context of couples dynamics
• Discuss tracking & focusing on the cues, the meanings and the action tendency of emotions within relationships
• Explore working with experiment to deepen emotions within couples dynamics
• Support working with heightened emotions and conflict in couples therapy
• Resourcing the relationship dynamics through distilled emotional interactions.
About your Presenter:
Sean Tonnet (MGest) has been working with people for over 30 years and as a full time clinical psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and international facilitator for the past 17 years. His reputed and respected practice reflects his comprehensive training and clinical excellence in therapy and facilitation. Specialising in relationships, Sean has over 16,000 case hours working with couples and exceptional experience in workshop development and delivery. He melds creative, relational Gestalt methods and contemporary psychotherapy, neurobiology and mindfulness practices within a safe and learning environment. His work has been reviewed in radio, television and in print. Recently, Sean’s work with international band Parkway Drive, was a feature of the ABC Australia Story “Getting Heavy”. Sean is a highly sought after therapist and facilitator across Australia.
GANZ Members: $45. Non-GANZ Members: $95.
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