Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy at MBS Holistic Clinic: The Best for your Meaningful Connections

Couples Therapy is a psychological remedial method. It entails various well-meaning discussions & exercises along with the specification of couple-goals. Couples counseling aims to repair or improve a relationship’s quality, both emotionally and physically, between two people. At the MBS Holistic Clinic, the highly-trained therapists specifically design and monitor therapeutic practices to face every couple’s problems. Conflict resolution and growth of mutual support is the critical component of any couples therapy session. People can opt for couple’s therapy sessions to guarantee the maintenance of a healthy relationship.

Which is the ‘correct’ time to consider Couples Counseling?

Prevention is better than cure. The relationship shared by two people tends to be incredibly dynamic. A person who is part of a stable couple can approach a counselor before taking it to the next level. Couples counseling can also be a medium for strength-enhancement in a relationship. But, mostly, couples therapy is for couples who experience fractures in their relationship’s emotional, physical, and personal aspects. Couples should consider treatment at early signs of fragmentation. Counseling as a last resort often fails to be fruitful. A detailed description of rupture signs is discussed below:

Low Risk

  1. A lapse in Communication: Couples often find it challenging to convey their thoughts and feelings towards each other with ease. Generally, a person dominates the conversation, and the other fails to weigh in. A lapse in communication may be a sign that it is not working.
  2. Inability to have a Healthy Conflict: A couple involves two different people with different perspectives and interests. Equal say in matters concerning the couple as a whole is very crucial. Also, lack of maturity in a dispute or an unresolved quarrel may point towards deeper issues.
  3. Boredom in the shared Connection: Almost 46% of all failed relationships stem from the lack of something new. Continuous repetition of the same patterns and the inability to change tend to hamper the dynamic nature of a couple’s connections.

Moderate Risk

  1. The Feeling of Insecurity: People in a relationship often feel left out by their partner. They identify with the emotional vagueness and lack of intimacy from their other half. Usually, the time and emotional investment do not seem to be equally reciprocated.
  2. Reaction to Change: Couples often face hardship when adjusting to change. Lifestyle changes like shifting homes, moving from one occupation to another, or just taking the next big step in a relationship can be challenging to combat alone, let alone as a couple.
  3. Emotional transition related to Children:  Parenthood poses a colossal hike in responsibility that may become a causative factor for relation-fracture. Again, the children tend to occupy all the couple’s time and attention, which makes the period after their moving out susceptible to awkwardness and successive tension.
  4. Extreme Investment in the Relationship: A low degree of attention and proximity from a person towards his/her partner often stirs up insecurity and more profound problems. On the other hand, complete co-dependence and possessiveness may lead to growing distance and withdrawal from the couple.

High Risk- Immediate Need of Counsel

  1. Past Traumas: A person can have emotional baggage and trauma from previous experiences. The after-effects of such occurrences may be devastating and taxing for their partner. The very burden and tension can negatively impact the very core of the relationship.
  2. Infidelity: Past or current cheating hits hard at the trust around which a relation is founded. Almost 73% of divorces in 2019 occurred due to shows of unfaithfulness or side-affairs. This factor needs to be carefully addressed.
  3. Substance Abuse: Addiction to and abuse of various agents tend to bare the human mind’s raw emotions without restraint or focus. An addict can display extreme outbursts of different primal emotions, and it is tough to maintain a healthy relationship with them.
  4. Imminent Divorce: A divorce is a final nail in the coffin. It can have multiple causes, both directly related to the couple and indirect external factors. Couples therapy and meticulous exercises have benefited numerous severe cases and should be considered before taking the final step.

A Brief Walk through the concept of Couples Counseling

The couple will have to attend regular sessions meticulously. The sessions usually continue 7-8 weeks but can vary based on the issues presented and progress observed. Therapists use many techniques to bring the couples face-to-face with the underlying issues and help them resolve them. The average couples therapy session generally concentrate on the following methods:

  1. Individual Talk Sessions and Problem Detection: The counseling period begins when the therapist summons and talks to both the partners separately as individuals. Every accusation, grievance, or drawback is carefully documented. Then, the points are cross-checked with the other partner. Overall analysis reveals the underlying issues, and the therapist begins to work towards solving them.
  2. Rational Conflict Resolution & Couple Discussion Session: The sessions where both the partners are summoned probably constitute most of the time. The counselor lays out the problems and accusations in front of the couple. There may be outbursts or emotional releases that seem initially obstructive but are beneficial in the long run. She/he then teaches them to resolve the issues with reason, not emotion. Acknowledging the other person’s view is mostly upheld as this stabilizes the emotional dynamics. The counselor might act as an impartial trigger of a conflict to draw out hidden thoughts and insecurities.
  3. Homework: The therapist often orders the couple to follow specific procedures and rules to ensure that the progress is retained even after the sessions. Anger-management exercises are shared among the expressive partners. In contrast, the withdrawing type is generally asked to keep ‘Strike’ journals or outbursts’ records.
  4. Special Attention and Care: One of the two people in a relationship can require more attention. Substance abusers and people with emotional dead-weights are more likely to require special care than their partners. The other partner needs to accept this as quintessential for betterment.
  5. Observation Period: After the therapy session, the couple has to undergo a brief observation period. The counselor monitors them for signs of emotional growth and personal development. Their conflict resolution and criticism acceptance is tested.

MBS Holistic Clinic offers the services of some of the best counselors and psychoanalysts available. There are multiple schemes like:

  • Gottman Method: Positive communication is promoted. Criticism and conflict are avoided at all costs.
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT): An Emotional Safe space is created with the couples as the members. The emotional bond is strengthened and utilized to resolve issues.
  • Imago Relationship Therapy: It focuses on the partners’ similarities with other stable couples with whom they bear a connection. Acknowledgment receives fundamental importance where one partner is asked to repeat the same things the other person says back while resolving conflicts. The Imago Dialogue technique develops a sense of understanding and belief.

MBS Holistic Clinic offers state-of-the-art couples counseling packages to couples looking for help. Their robust infrastructure and able staff render them invaluable in solving relationship problems.

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