Human beings are neurologically wired for attachment, from the earliest stages of life until its end. The new field of interpersonal neurobiology has shed light upon the powerful links between early attachment experiences and the essential emotional resources that shape how we can experience relationship with others. We now recognize that the most significant component in the effectiveness of any style or technique of counseling and psychotherapy is the attuned relationship between the therapist and the client. One of the principal goals of therapy is to develop more effective emotional regulation. In this workshop we will explore the connections between attachment, the elements of an attuned relationship and the capacity to regulate emotional experience in the context of the psychotherapeutic alliance.
Robert Weisz, Ph.D., the developer of Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing, is a clinical psychologist and director of the Milton Erickson Institute of New Mexico and the Brainspotting and Hypnotherapy Clinic. Dr. Weisz has a private practice of psychotherapy, coaching, training and consultation in Santa Fe. www.robertweiszphd.com