What is EFT(Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) ?
Answer: Marriage Counseling that Works!
Western culture views independence as a virtue. We’ve been taught that a truly strong person doesn’t need anybody to survive and thrive. But being attached to your partner is actually a good thing.
In fact, a secure attachment underlies the strongest relationships. And both partners in such relationships tend to feel calm, connected, centered and safe. As a matter of fact, a secure attachment helps partners as individuals, too. Good secure bonding will help you be more confident in the world and you will feel more empowered.
Founded by Dr. Sue Johnson, emotionally focused therapy or EFT draws on attachment theory, which asserts that humans are hardwired for strong emotional bonds with others. According to EFT, couples have relationship problems when they’ve “experienced emotional disconnection with their partner at key moments, which then leads to struggles” with negative cycles of criticism and anger (among other emotions and reactions). Therefore, the aim of EFT is to help couples overcome these negative cycles, re-establish their connection, and strengthen their emotional bond.
Research has shown that EFT is highly effective. Seven out of 10 distressed couples who seek EFT show marked improvement, move out of distress and stay there.(The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy website lists several noted research publications.)
While using EFT as my treatment approach I have successfully guided couples to regain trust, communication, and the love they thought they had lost in their relationship. Many of my clients are referrals from other clients and couples who have researched the most effective couples treatment and discovered EFT.