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When Intimacy Feels Unsafe: Healing the Trauma Legacy

September 15, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 am

Contemporary new research has now shown that feeling unsafe in intimate relationships ultimately stems from an unacknowledged legacy of childhood trauma and/or neglect. Childhood trauma has long-lasting and dramatic effects on attachment formation and on the later capacity for intimacy and mutuality. Instead of experiencing a relationship as a haven of safety, traumatized couples are driven by powerful implicit and/or bodily memories and fears of closeness. To survive, they have inherently built defensive strategies against trust – often presenting as ‘high conflict’ couples in therapy.

5 CPD/CE’s available

This event is in-person only


September 15, 2023
5:00 am - 11:00 am
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