EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY
Over 75 percent of couples utilizing EFT can effectively change their relationships from one of suffering and pain to one of recovery and healing. Explore this page to find out how we utilize the science behind EFT to transform your relationship.
Emotionally Focused Therapy has the power to improve more than just a marriage or a family. Much like a well-nurtured child can feel confident to succeed, with a new supported and safe feeling from their partner, an individual treated with an EFT approach is now able to feel safer in taking on new life challenges. This can spiral into opportunities at work, increase ability to handle conflict, form new, healthy friendships and become a more confident, happier person overall.
Strengths of Emotionally Focused Therapy
- EFT is based on clear, explicit conceptualizations of marital distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment.
- EFT is collaborative and respectful of clients combining experiential Rogerian techniques with structural systemic interventions.
- Change strategies and interventions are specified.
- Key moves and moments in the change process have been mapped into nine steps and three change events.
- EFT has been validated by over 20 years of empirical research. There is also research on the change processes and predictors of success.
- EFT has been applied to many different kinds of problems and populations.
Goals of Emotionally Focused Therapy
- To expand and re-organize key emotional responses – the music of the attachment dance.
- To create a shift in partners’ interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interaction.
- To foster the creation of a secure bond between partners