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Attuned Therapist: working with resistance and reactivity.

Jul 5 @ 8:00 am - Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

R5100

Attuned Therapist

Presented by Kobus van der Merwe and John Mortensohn

As therapists we expect a little chaos. However, there are couples who just seem to challenge us every step of the way. Using a growing understanding of the relational paradigm, we will explore how to use our centered, embodied and attuned presence to assist clients in making sense of the anxiety which motivates them into reactivity.

 

We will explore interventions to assist them to move toward each other, co-regulating affect and moving into safety and joy. Using safety, pacing and understanding of the dynamic cycle underlying the core struggles between maximizer and minimizer, we will use an attachment and developmental lens to understand the needs and emotions driving the power struggle and the defended self.

 

We will explore how to work with the negative cycles using dialogue, the relationship vision and the Imago workup. Even when resistance and reactivity center on the dialogue itself, we can track energy with skill, empathy and compassion, moving couples toward connection, replacing negativity with positivism and affirmation.

 

Through the use of video clips, role plays, demonstrations and didactic material we will create an interactive, fun and dynamic space to focus on our own inner attunement and ability to connect, thereby deepening our work.

Details

Start:
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
R5100
Website:
https://www.imago.joburg/attuned

Organizers

Kobus van der Merwe
El Marie Grove

Venue

102 Swaardlelie
102 Swaardlelie
Pretoria, Gauteng 0040 South Africa
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Phone:
0823314704
Website:
www.imago.joburg

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