Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen, a psychologist of over 30 years, joins Grace Jensen to complete this two part series on building a lasting connection. She shares some of her experiences in sharing the principles of attachment theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy across vastly different cultures. (3:55) Dr. Jorgensen co-founded Building a Lasting Connection, the couples’ workshop described in Episode 12 with Dr. Debi Gilmore. Today Grace and Dr. Jorgensen cover the last three modules in the workshop’s program.
After Attachment and Communication, the third module is about Managing Differences. (14:05) Grace brings up the sensitive topic of whether irreconcilable differences actually exist (20:30), and Dr. Jorgensen reflects on the body’s incredible sensitivity to danger, whether physical or emotional. (24:30)
Fourth is Physical Connection. (42:00) This is not just about sex; non-sexual affection is extremely important for optimum human health. (44:55) Dr. Jorgensen and Grace agree that gaining more biological and scientific education on sex can help each partner feel more secure and be more responsive to each other in the relationship. (47:05)
The last module is Goals, which is about creating a safe interdependency, supporting each other in development as individuals and as a couple, and balancing those three areas. (55:45) Dr. Jorgensen explains the importance and positive impact of relational rituals and traditions. (58:30) Lastly, she reviews how the Building a Lasting Connection program provides couples with a format for effectively discussing and creating goals. (64:05)
Attending a session of the Building a Lasting Connection workshop would be an incredibly meaningful and lasting gift to your spouse. Two are still left this year! (9:25) Visit buildingalastingconnection.com for more information. They also have a Facebook page Building a Lasting Connections and you can find them on Instagram @buildingalastingconnection .
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