Neuroscience / Accessing the Emotional Brain

How do you stay focused when couples bring in new complaints every week?

couple that needs to keep focused Ask Ellyn #5: My angry, fighting couples dump so many issues on me. I want to keep them on track. How do you stay focused when couples bring in a new complaint every week?  … Read more...

Highlights from The Couples Conference 2011

The Couples Conference is always an exciting mix of experts presenting new ideas that stimulate thinking and discussion. This one was also  deeply satisfying. At one point I found myself reflecting on how much has happened in the last 27 years. When Pete and I started The Couples Institute in 1984, we were warned by several mentors that we could never be successful specializing in couples. The specialty was too narrow. Couples wouldn’t come together, especially if they were troubled. And they certainly wouldn’t take time off work for daytime appointments.  We persisted anyway and of course none of those dire predictions came true.… Read more...
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