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Collaborative Communication: A Powerful Tool for Couples

In this Webinar: 

In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explore collaborative communication as a powerful tool for couples to gain a deeper understanding of the other and achieve more balance and closeness in their relationship.

Many of our relationship problems come down to the way we communicate. In order for two people with two completely different minds and two complex personal histories to live harmoniously, there needs to be a certain amount of balance and understanding. Collaborative communication offers a pathway to achieve just that.

Collaborative communication focuses on all the ways we give off information to another person, many of which we aren’t even aware. It outlines a series of steps you can take to draw your partner out, understand from their perspective, and align your state with theirs. It also provides you with methods to express your perspective in a manner where you are more likely to be heard.

By enhancing the ability to communicate with more vulnerability, openness, and empathy, couples can form much stronger relationships where each person feels known and understood by the other.

The presentation will focus on techniques to:

• Become a better, more attuned, and less defensive listener
• Express ourselves in ways that allow our partner to know and feel for us
• Understand how what we hear and how we react during conflict is influenced by the lens of our past
• Recognize our triggers and why they get set off in our communication
• Repair after ruptures in communication
• Communicate feedback in ways that lead to closeness rather than distance
• Find pathways to calm down and communicate from a more effective place
• Tune in to our partner and align our state with theirs
• Gain insight and empathy into a partner’s perspective, while inviting the same from them


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe techniques of collaborative communication between couples.
  2. Discuss strategies to help clients recognize and name their emotional triggers in order to lessen their reactivity toward their partner.
  3. List tools to help couples calm down and enhance emotional regulation when feeling triggered.
  4. Describe methods to repair after a rupture in communication.

Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

CEs Pending


About the Presenter

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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Craig Cushman

I have recently “evolved” through trials to finally confront real and limiting emotional scars. I am a self aware Anxious Attachment from Atlanta, in love with a Dismissive Avoidant from Los Angeles, going through a divorce. My emotional ride of the last year has been beyond vexing. I need help. What course of action would be my best first steps?

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