This workshop will summarize the key conceptual underpinnings of EFT; the attachment perspective on the nature of love, and the integration of experiential and systemic perspectives that constitute the EFT theory of change. The basics of EFT practice and the steps of change will be outlined. Interventions will be illustrated with video tapes and transcripts. Exercises will be offered for play and practice. This workshop also will present more recent developments in EFT, including the EFT model of forgiveness.
This workshop offers participants the wisdom gained from our new scientific understanding of love, and from 25 years of research and clinical practice in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). The first part of the workshop will present a clear picture of romantic love as the natural arena for personal health, resilience and growth. The second part of the workshop outlines and guides participants into four conversations to enhance your relationship: Recognizing Demon Dialogues, Finding Raw Spots, the pivotal Hold Me Tight conversation, and Forgiving Injuries. Better communication, more effective problem solving, more empathetic caring and improved sexual relationships are just some of the improvements associated with a more secure bond.
This presentation of a session from a recent EFT training DVD will demonstrate the key elements in a prototypical EFT session; the creation of secure base; unfolding primary emotion; and creating transforming enactments. This session also shows how EFT works with an escalated and in-crisis couple facing PTSD and the echoes of war.
This workshop will present recent developments in the application of a transdiagnostic unified, cognitive behavioral and emotion-focused approach to treating emotional disorders. Workshop participants will learn how to apply treatment components to a wide range of emotional disorders . Workshop participants will learn how to apply treatment components to a wide range of emotional disorders in adults through instruction, case examples, and video clinical vignettes.
The session shown is of an unedited live consultation where the previous withdrawn male partner is now accessible and the therapist works with the inability of the female partner to trust, reach and engage with her mate. The session explicitly shows how the therapist works with blocks to the creation of key new responses and shapes bonding moments. This is a classic illustration of Stage 2 EFT in action and shows the moment to moment creation of secure connection. Therapist interventions will be outlined and discussed.
This demonstration will show how activating a client’s creative process is the key factor in generative psychotherapy. This process follows four steps:
1) Identifying a goal (A positive change or transforming a negative pattern),
2) Developing a generative state,
3) Utilizing the generative state to creatively achieve the goal, and
4) Guiding the session changes into real life achievement.
Patsy and Josh are a volunteer couple, already in Emotionally Focused Therapy. They are further helped through an EFT session with Sue Johnson. Patsy, suffering from deep wounds of the past, is vulnerable and fearful, and often shuts down—even though she knows her actions prevent connection with Josh. Her husband tries to be caretaker and nurturer. Johnson helps them stay with emotion, expand their connection and shapes their interaction bringing both to a safer, more loving place.