Ep.019 How to Work Through Conflict and Lean into Vulnerability with MFTI, Silvy Khoucasian
Ever feel like you keep repeating the same pattern or having the same fight with your partner? Well, you're not alone. In this episode, MFTI, Silvy - gives us the language + the tools to build bridges of connection during & after conflict.
Notes from Show:
Silvy has had a long-running love affair with helping struggling couples create real connection. She has a Master’s Degree in Psychology (Marriage & Family Therapy). Growing up in the USA as a young immigrant from the Middle East, Silvy has always been fascinated by the critical role family cultures play in intimate relationships. She also has a background in theatrical arts, which allows her to use art and drama therapy in helping clients reclaim lost or suppressed parts of themselves.
We talk about…
The reality of having & holding boundaries
How to get to vulnerability in very distressed states.
What is a powerful way to express a boundary without pushing an intimate partner away?
How can someone in a relationship get vulnerable when they in a severely triggered state?
Can you talk a little bit about the importance of repair work after a conflict?
How does your work with drama therapy help you bridge connection for couples?
What do you find challenging from working with couples that come from very different cultural backgrounds and what do you think can help bridge the gap?
Silvy’s Boundaries + Communication Course, Boundaries