WHAT IS EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY?
Are you longing for love and connection? Instead, are you…
Engaging in repeated cyclical arguments without resolution?
Feeling disrespected, lonely, and abandoned?
Deprived of affection, intimacy, or sex?
Feeling un-trusted, un-trusting or betrayed?
If so, Emotionally Focused Therapy may be exactly the help you need. With EFT you can…
Re-establish safety and trust
Give and receive more compassion and respect
Resolve conflicts with love, respect, and kindness
EFT looks directly at the heart of the matter, identifying the issues that hinder relationships from feeling deeply satisfying. It is designed to change the negative and stuck patterns in marriages and other primary relationships, transforming them into the loving, caring connection and understanding you desire. It addresses communication blockages and helps you to be truly heard and understood, in a way that brings your loved one closer to you.
EFT has been utilized in many settings—university clinical training centers, private practice and hospital clinics.
An extensive body of research conducted over the course of two decades and published in leading journals demonstrates that EFT is effective, with lasting treatment results, and that ICEEFT-approved training gives EFT therapists the skills to heal wounded relationships. Further, the results of rigorous studies shows that the positive effects from EFT are greater than any other couple intervention method has achieved to date.
EFT has proven to be successful in helping many types of couples dealing with relationship conflict. In addition to decreasing relationship distress, EFT has also been effective in helping couples and families dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic illness. EFT goes directly to the source and helps couples and family members create more connected and secure relationships.
STANCE ON DIVERSITY
As a member of the Emotionally Focused Therapy community, our objective is to cultivate a climate of inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to create meaningful connections with one another. In all areas of our work, we seek to embody what we hope to see in the world – a just, loving humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves whole-heatedly – where people can embrace their most basic universal human attachment needs without fear of persecution or marginalization as a result of religion, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, class, mental health, physical character or disability. These values are innate in the attachment science and humanistic approach to intervention from which our work has developed and grown. Specifically, humanistic approaches such as EFT are collaborative and respectful. We cultivate safety for people and treat them as persons not problems, types, or diagnoses. Our approach is non-pathologizing in practice. Our values are inclusive and egalitarian while viewing human connection as sacred – something to be honored, nourished, and reciprocated. Our scientific and theoretical base outlines key universals, emotion and attachment, while respecting individual differences.