PPSC is home to a 25-year tradition in discovering what works in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Founded in 1986, PPSC has a long history of commitment to the mental health community of New York City. Providing treatment and training founded in the principles of high-quality counseling and mental health offerings, PPSC is proud to be part of the evolving field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Coming Friday, October 24:
From Chaos to Connection: Calming Reactive Couples Using Body-Based Therapies
Cheryl Dolinger Brown, LCSW
Working with couples can be like walking into a battleground as childhood wounds re-emerge and clients experience their partners as dangerous and threatening. They can’t depend on each other to calm their anxieties and they turn to their own maladaptive strategies, inadvertently heightening the level of reactive stimulation. Body-based approaches such as Somatic Experiencing emphasize awareness of sensations in the body to help regulate intense arousal states in individuals, couples and within the therapist. In this workshop, we will work to help give clinicians tools to help their clients access the body states that are locked in their nervous system, provide resources that change the present experience of old triggers, increase empathy and compassion, and help couples reconnect to their bodies and to one another.
Cheryl Dolinger Brown, LCSW has thirty years experience providing individual and couples therapy. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Imago Advanced Clinician and Consultant, a Psychoanalyst, and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who is now studying PACT with Stan Tatkin.