The pioneering research done by today’s guest on the Thriving Relationships Show has deeply impacted our own marriage and has influenced our work here at the Center for Thriving Relationship as much as anyone.
In fact, she is a hero among our staff team, required reading for all of the students in our Thriving Relationship Coach Certification training, and is the most commonly recommended resource to clients who are coupled.
She is a legend in the field of marriage therapy and couples counseling, has revolutionized the entire field, and will truly be written about in Psychology textbooks for decades to come.
Those are big things to say — but her research has been that impactful — all around the globe.
Dr. Sue Johnson is a researcher, clinical Psychologist, and developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a tested, proven, and evidence-based intervention for couples.
She has received many awards for her research and was named “Psychologist of the Year” by the American Psychological Association. She is the bestselling author of Hold Me Tight and Love Sense: the Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.
❤️ In this episode on the Science of Creating Secure Attachment (& why it matters), you will learn…
2:25 What Dr. Sue witnessed wasn’t working in people’s relationships and how that inspired her to dive into more research around attachment and develop Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
11:42 Why it’s not enough to be a great communicator and why emotional connection is paramount
21:05 The impact of feeling safe and secure with your partner
23:51 Dr. Sue’s favorite part of couples counseling
25:25 How we are not wired to be emotionally alone and need community and the science that backs it up
32:39 The #1 indicator of resilience and happiness
34:55 How to be there for your partner by talking to their amygdala (emotional part of the brain) vs their prefrontal cortex
40:36 What not to do when someone has experienced trauma
44:27 How to crack the code of love so you can heal and build a loving and passionate relationship that lasts
50:10 Dr. Sue’s take on the role of boundaries and the dance between closeness and space
56:02 What a Thriving Relationship is to Dr. Sue Johnson
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Dr. Sue Johnson is a renowned and pioneering researcher, clinical Psychologist, and developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a tested, proven, and evidence-based intervention for couples. She has received many awards for her research and was named “Psychologist of the Year” by the American Psychological Association. She is the bestselling author of Hold Me Tight and Love Sense: the Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.
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