The therapist will illustrate steps 2-4 of EFT, that is delineating the negative cycle, and unpacking underlying emotions to create a coherent picture of the couples problems as seen through an attachment lens.
This workshop will present effective clinical applications of HeartMathTM tools and heart coherence feedback training. Participants will learn positive emotion-focused techniques for self-regulation and emotional stabilization demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes when working with stress, anxiety, panic, grief, anger, and other toxic emotions as well as applications with mindbody symptoms such as insomnia, chronic pain, asthma, and hypertension. Participants will also receive “hands on” training in the use of individual heart rhythm monitors and review ways of using them effectively with a wide variety of clients.
This workshop focuses on four categories of emotion—fear, anger, sadness, and joy, and illustrates their potential negative impacts. Problems arise when we respond to the impacts ineffectively—typically through some form of avoidance—instead of discovering our potential to transform the emotion. The key to transformation lies in responding with the emotional super strength hidden within each emotion. With anger the strength is self-mastery; with fear/ personal power; with sadness/ acceptance; with joy/ gratefulness. The workshop concludes with the Emotional Plan for Daily Living—a set of four principles that help integrate their super strengths into an overall approach to life.
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients’ feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.
A session at an EFT Externship shows how the EFT therapist helps a distressed couple grasp and distill both their negative interactive cycle that generates distance and the female partners depression and their underlying attachment emotions and needs. At the end of the session, the couple has begun to create a secure base from which to deepen and restore their emotional bond. Dr. Johnson will comment on the process of therapy and interventions as they are viewed.
Attachment injuries are a specific type of betrayal in romantic relationships that traumatize and fundamentally change basic relation-ship assumptions for injured partners and often create impasses in therapy. This workshop will present seven processes to restore love after an attachment injury and demonstrate elements of the healing process using video.
Most couples have at least one partner who withdraws. To bring about lasting change, withdrawers have to engage in the process of therapy and most importantly they must reengage in the relationship. Using video examples, this workshop focuses on how to engage withdrawers and help them reengage with their partners.
Engaging withdrawn men in therapy is often challenging, particularly when the man is engaged in compulsive sexual behaviors such as affairs and pornography. Therapists will learn to how to engage withdrawers both with their own internal experience and disowned aspects of the self and with their partner. Therapy video will be used to demonstrate the process.
Affairs can have a devastating impact on couple relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy provides a powerful way to intervene when there has been an affair. This workshop provides a typology of different types of affairs and treatment strategies for each type. Using video and case demonstration, participants will learn how to identify, manage, and bring healing and safety to couple relationships when there has been an affair.