Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Does it seem that you and your partner are stuck in the same arguments, same patterns, same issues?
Does your partner often check-out or withdraw when you try to start a conversation or otherwise connect?
Does your partner seem to always want to talk about the relationship or solve an issue, and you don’t know the best way to respond?
Has there been a significant relationship trauma that you need help moving on from, so your relationship can heal?
Every relationship goes through a set of predicable patterns that cause problems and prevent repair—you are not alone. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) has been proven to be so successful in resolving couple distress. EFT restructures the interactional pattern between partners and increases clarity, heals relational wounds, and deepens intimacy for years to come.
What is EFT?
EFT is a short-term, systematic, and tested intervention to reduce distress in adult love relationships and create more secure attachment bonds. The most-heavily researched and proven method of couple therapy, EFT has been shown to help 70-75% of couples recover from marital distress and 90% of couples significantly improve, according to outcome studies.
Often, one feels it’s just too late—please reconsider this! With the help of the EFT processes, we can re-create connection that has been lost over the years and circumstances. Your relationship can get free from the rut you feel you are in, and it can heal.
What if "emotions" don't come naturally to me?
One does not have to be completely emotionally aware or adept for EFT to work—the processes help raise the level of emotional awareness to create new emotional experiences and bonds in a relationship. And, one will not walk away with a complete change of personality, with emotions spewing out uncontrollably! EFT will help you and your partner restructure your interactions so you feel safe, and know when to emotionally engage to keep your relationship strong!
Event though EFT was originally created for couple therapy, the principles can also apply to families (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, EFFT) and individuals (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, EFIT).
For more information about EFT, visit www.iceeft.com, and consider the Hold Me Tight book and other resources.