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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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Anne and Barry

Discover A New Way To Love

Hello! Let me introduce myself: I am Anne Contee. Together with my husband Barry Contee, we invite you to join us on a lighted-hearted journey of healing and deep connection. I am a storyteller and enthusiastic facilitator. My optimistic, self-confident view of the world is not merely one in which the glass is half full, but overflowing with awe and wonder. Details are important to me. Creating comfort and hospitality are my second nature. These traits stem in part from my cultural roots in India. I was born and […]

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A New Way to Love Workshop

A New Way to Love Workshop

Invest in your marriage! Make an investment in your marriage or relationship. Building on a spiritual foundation, you and your partner will acquire tools to deepen your communication, build a bridge to each other’s world, and repair ruptures in your relationship. Whether married for one year or for ten years, this workshop will focus on renewing what brought you together in the beginning. “Discovering a new way to love” is the theme for the Couplehood workshop.  This affordable six-week session is aimed at transforming the world one relationship at […]

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Imago Relationship Therapy Represented In Scholarly Journals

After accepting a graduate counselor internship at The Imago Center of Washington DC, I became aware that Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) as an intervention was not well represented in scholarly journals.   However, my concern quickly diminished when conducting research on this subject. I came across an academic journal article published in July of 2016*.  The article identified a unique study surveying 273 couples’ therapists on their theoretical orientation with IRT and if their beliefs, values, and intervention strategies are aligned with IRT.   Of those surveyed one hundred participants held […]

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