The “Energetics” of Couples Therapy


  • Garet Bedrosian



Bioenergetics, Imago Relationship Theory, Energy, Bodywork Techniques for Couples


This paper addresses the energetic communication between couples that sometimes derails their connection. Through the integration of Bioenergetic Analysis (BA) and various relationship modalities such as Imago Relationship Theory (IRT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) I offer insights and interventions, which may address these nonverbal, energetic disruptions between couples. Examples of sessions with two couples are given using a combination of theories. The paper concludes with themed bodywork techniques for couples addressing issues such as power struggles, negativity, cooperation, connecting/containing and supporting/receiving.

Author Biography

Garet Bedrosian

Garet Bedrosian is a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist and trainer in the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis. She is a Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist and presenter for Getting the Love you Want couples workshops, Keeping the Love you Find workshops for individuals and Recovering Our Connection workshops for couples with addictions. Garet also enjoys deepening energetic awareness through Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy, EMDR and Addictions Counseling.
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How to Cite

Bedrosian, G. (2015). The “Energetics” of Couples Therapy. Bioenergetic Analysis, 25(1), 73–93.