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078: Stan Tatkin on Understanding Your Partner’s Brain

After years of studying couples, neuroscience, and attachment, Dr. Stan Tatkin knows what is necessary for a deep, enduring relationship. In this episode we talk all about those factors and also where couples get off track. Stan is the founder ...
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077: EFT and Trauma with Kathryn Rheem

It is becoming more and more evident over time that incorporating aspects of trauma work into couples therapy is incredibly beneficial. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (one of the leading couples therapy models) is a great way to be able to ...
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076: Couples Retreats with Rachel Zamore

Couples retreats and intensives are getting more and more popular and for good reason. It is a very good way of making a lot of progress in a short amount of time. In this episode, Rachel Zamore and I talk ...
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075: Using Mindfulness in Couples Therapy with Rob Fisher

When working with couples in therapy, it can be easy to get lost in their story and stay focused on the content of what they are talking about. This often feels like a tennis match, watching the ball go back ...
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074: Lisa Ferentz on How Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships

In this episode Shane interview Lisa Ferentz, who is an expert on trauma and has trained and educated hundreds of therapists on how to work with trauma. She talks about how necessary coping strategies evolve in childhood in response to ...
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073: Navigating Stepfamily Situations with Karen Bonnell

Bringing two families together can be one of the most difficult things for couples to deal with. Whether both partners have children, or one partner has children and the other doesn’t, it is a very challenging situation. Most people go ...
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