VIDEO: In Search of the Therapeutic Breakthrough

Bruce Ecker on Finding the Underlying Reasons for Detrimental Behaviors

The therapeutic breakthrough—it’s a moment that leads to deep, lasting change for a client. But is there an identifiable process that leads to breakthrough? Bruce Ecker, co-director of the Coherence Psychology Institute, says “Yes.”

Using a process focused on understanding memory reconsolidation, Bruce has found a way to identify attachment-based issues, and help clients change dysfunctional behaviors with roots in the past.

Watch this clip to hear Bruce talk about a client unwilling to leave an abusive situation and the approach he uses to uncover the underlying reasons why.


Rich Simon

Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day. 

Bruce Ecker

Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, is codirector of the Coherence Psychology Institute, co-originator of Coherence Therapy, and coauthor of Unlocking Emotional Brain and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy.