When a couple is in trouble, it becomes difficult to see any way out. In couples therapy, each individual is encouraged and supported to risk opening up to their partner in new ways that they could not explore together before. Couples benefit from having a safe space to communicate at a deeper level, creating greater intimacy and understanding.
With Core Energetics, we practice, but go beyond basic communications skills. With support, we risk exploring resentments, withheld hostilities, and blame, in order to connect in a place of open, honest contentment and passion. We let go of the control that keeps us from finding deep intimacy within ourselves and with each other.
Couples generally make the choice to seek relationship help when they are weathering some sort of crisis or transition. Some crises are tangible, such as when couples find themselves continually fighting, affairs, internet sex, depression, or the impact of addictive behaviors, etc. Other crises are less transparent. These are the couples whose relationships have lost their spark or are stuck in the mundane routine of life. How can we get underneath what is causing the relationship to feel so unsatisfying?
Other couples, however, display none of the above. They come for support and tools. They want to open up, be more real, confide in and learn from one another, have more pleasure, deepen their sexual intimacy, and to mutually discover the higher purpose of their relationship.
For couples in crisis, or couples wanting to bring their relationship to a whole new level of intimacy, couples therapy could be for you. Married or partnered, gay or hetero, this is a place where you can heal old (or new) wounds with your partner, and find a new and grounded reality for your relationship.