Date & Time
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instinctive human behavior is to defend against feelings of attack by others. The greater the fear, the greater the response. Although every relationship provides an opportunity for learning, it’s in our most significant relationships that we grow and heal the most.
There is a correlation between the frustrations we experience in adult relationship with those we’ve experienced in early childhood. A compassionate exploration of the past is essential to understanding current reactions today. Accepting and sitting with these feelings, without getting trapped in them, is neither easy nor comfortable. However, it is a path to deep presence and loving connection.
In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of your personal protective styles and increased resiliency to face the discomfort. Using proven methods of Imago Relationship Therapy, you’ll be given practical tools to guide you out of destructive patterns and into more conscious ways of relating.
In this supportive learning group you will:
- Safely explore the connection between past relationship wounds and current relationship conflicts.
- Identify 1-2 ways you conform in order to protect yourself
An Evening Workshop
Friday, August 11, 7 – 10 pm
Members $40/ Nonmembers $45
New York Open Center
Christine Petrik, LCSW, along with her partner and husband David Green, are Co-Founders of The RAIS Relationship Center. She is a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY & NJ. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University; received certification is Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical Center; is an Advanced Imago Therapist and Workshop Presenter. She has private practices in Manhattan and Cape May NJ.