What is EFT?
Discover the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a humanistic approach to psychotherapy backed by extensive research. Formulated in the 1980s and informed by the science of adult attachment, EFT has transformed our understanding of individual dysfunction and health, as well as the nature of love relationships and family bonds. EFT recognizes that human beings are inherently social and wired for intimate bonding with others, and prioritizes emotions and emotional regulation as the key drivers of individual experience and relationship dynamics. Join the countless individuals and couples who have found healing and growth through EFT.
What can I expect with EFT?
At the heart of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) are three distinct stages, each tailored to meet your individual needs while adhering to a proven therapeutic model. While progress through these stages may be fluid and cyclical, they offer a roadmap to the healing and growth that is possible with EFT.
Stage 1: The first stage of EFT involves identifying the negative patterns or cycles that keep you and your partner from experiencing the closeness and connection you yearn for. With the guidance of your therapist, you will begin to respond and reach in new ways, creating a sense of connection that replaces the distance created by these negative patterns.
Stage 2: In the second stage of EFT, the focus is on healing and growing the bond between you and your partner. You will learn to see each other more clearly and empathize with each other's vulnerabilities. As your relationship dynamics shift, you will feel a newfound sense of security and connection.
Stage 3: With this newfound sense of security and connection, Stage 3 brings you back to the old issues that previously seemed insurmountable. Together, you and your partner will tackle practical challenges like finances, sex, and household responsibilities in a way that honors your intimacy and strengthens your bond.
What are the benefits of EFT?
At the core of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the goal of improving emotional functioning to promote better overall health and interpersonal relationships. Through EFT, individuals can gain insight into the root causes of their emotions, leading to healthier emotional regulation and identification.
One of the most significant benefits of EFT is improved interpersonal understanding. As individuals learn to understand and regulate their own emotions, they develop greater empathy and understanding of the emotions of those around them. This increased understanding can lead to more positive behaviors and ultimately minimize conflicts in relationships.
Ultimately, the combination of increased emotional awareness and interpersonal understanding can lead to stronger emotional bonds between individuals. By identifying and addressing emotional triggers and developing greater empathy, individuals can forge deeper connections with others, leading to more fulfilling and satisfying relationships.