Healing Journey Counseling supports adults in individual, couples and family therapy. Our therapists specialize in a wide variety of interventions and therapy practices to support individualized healing. We have therapists who incorporate ACT therapy, Neuroscience and PACT interventions.
Psychobiologic Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
From a PACT perspective, bonding in relationship is conducive to survival meaning when we are connected in relationships we increase our chances for survival. Think about our early ancestors. As hunters and gatherers, if we were alone we were much more vulnerable to threat than if we were with our tribe. Our Central Nervous System is the part of our system that is responsible to help us survive a threat. It does this by acting very fast and instinctively to put us very quickly into a position to fight, flee or freeze in order to survive the threat. This system in very fast, is on the move before we're even aware of it and if there is true threat can be responsible for keeping us alive. In relationships, this system gets activated when we perceive threat relationally. Our system picks up on the eye roll, the hurtful word, the narrow eyes, the pursed lips and registers this as a threat. At this point, we very quickly move into instinct and respond in a way that may not be conducive to relationship health. Through the course of therapy, Couples bring awareness to these things, learn ways in which to regulate their central nervous systems relationally (integrative regulation) and thus supports couples in establishing a more connected, secure functioning relationship.
If you are interested in learning more about this approach, you can visit https://www.thepactinstitute.com/for-couples.