Stan Tatkin says that being a Couples Therapist is like being a good Jazz Musician. With a jazz performance, the musicians follow the flow and play in the moment. They’re not following a rehearsed piece. No concert is the same. With jazz, it’s the many years of practice and expertise, that give each performance its unique identity.
As Couples Therapists we bring our own experience and training to each couple we work with. The best Therapists have the ability to be present and trust their instincts to guide couples to what they need.
Stan Tatkin is the creator of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. He is the author of several books for couples which are listed below with links.
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Check out Stan’s website at thepactinstitute.com
Stan’s TED Talk called Relationships Are Hard, But Why?