Understanding Energetic Stress Styles –A Key to Greater Intimacy
Born with the biology to attach and bond with others, feeling disconnect from our partners can cause us to feel anxious, angry, unloved, and misunderstood. Our history, our psychology, our attachment styles all contribute to how we perceive one another. Beyond those forces are energetic patterns we are born with – patterns that, when not understood, can be perceived as threatening our bonds and interfering with true communication and intimacy.
Psychotherapist and counselor Susan Wasserman will lead us through an exploration and discussion about four energetic stress styles. These styles are present from birth and are activated at times of conflict and perceived threat in situations typically involving a partner. Each style has a connection to a sensory mode (hearing, seeing, thinking, and feeling). Also, each stress style has a motto, a particular way of perceiving and processing, and an energetic response pattern.
We will present an overview of these styles to help you identify your own style and the style of others in your life. Recognizing the challenges and strengths of each style and how the styles interact can foster greater compassion, understanding, and respect. We will also experience ways to balance and stabilize the energetic system to help with communication.
Susan has been in private practice since 1990, and sees individuals and couples seeking help for a wide range of issues including depression, stress management, anxiety disorders, PTSD, grief, and relationship conflict. Her practice, Inner Journeys, is based in Shorewood. Susan blends innovative strategies into a traditional framework, and has seen and experienced the benefits of integrating energy psychology, resource brainspotting, meditation, sound, dream interpretation, guided imagery, and even psychological astrology into her work with clients when appropriate. She is deeply aware that healing takes place when one feels heard, seen, and understood.
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