If you answered yes to any of the above, I encourage you to explore Emotion-Focused Therapy or EFT.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and has been researched extensively beginning in the 1980s. Empirical research has shown that EFT is clinically effective in moving 70-75% of couples from distress to recovery and 90% of couples experience significant improvements. This is compared to 23% efficacy for other modes of couples therapy.
EFT is so successful and beloved by clients that it has been adapted to be used with families (EFFT) as well as individuals (EFIT).
EFT helps individuals, couples and families to:
- Become more aware of their emotions
- Welcome, allow and regulate emotions
- Describe emotions clearly and in detail
- Evaluate whether the emotions are helpful or hurtful
- Identify the source of unhelpful emotions
- Develop alternative, healthy ways of coping with situations that often elicit hurtful emotions
Unlike other therapeutic approaches, EFT assumes that emotion can be a source of healing and works with specific emotions to increase adaptation.
IF you are seeking support with identifying negative patterns you have become stuck in and moving into something healthier please contact me.
Contact me today. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help.