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The PACT Institute

About PACT

What is PACT?

Developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PACT was developed out of cutting-edge research in three areas: developmental neuroscience, attachment theory and the biology of human arousal.


The study of the human brain. Understanding how the brain works provides a physiological basis for understanding how people act and react within relationships. In a nutshell, some areas of your brain are wired to reduce threat and danger and seek security, while others are geared to establish mutuality and loving connection.

Attachment Theory

The explanation for the biological need to bond with others. Experiences in early relationships create a blueprint that informs the sense of safety and security you bring to adult relationships. Insecurities that have been carried through life can wreak havoc for a couple if these issues are not resolved.

Biology of Human Arousal

The moment-to-moment ability to manage one’s energy, alertness, and readiness to engage.

PACT has a reputation for effectively treating some of the most conflicted couples. 

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