What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

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What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured therapeutic approach primarily used in couples therapy. It focuses on understanding and reshaping emotional responses and patterns within relationships.

EFT is primarily used to treat relationship issues, especially in couples and families, but it can also be very effective in helping individuals that wish to understand and address challenging childhood experiences or overcome childhood wounds.

EFT can be effective in addressing communication problems, conflicts, intimacy issues, and emotional distance between partners or family members. It can help partners or family members identify and express their emotions, fostering empathy and understanding between them. Through this process, couples and families learn to reestablish emotional bonds and create secure, lasting connections leading to healthier relationships.

Therapists work collaboratively with clients, guiding them through emotional experiences within the session. Sessions often involve open dialogues, exploring emotions, and practicing new communication patterns. EFT emphasizes creating secure emotional bonds, with therapists acting as facilitators to help clients express their feelings and needs openly, helping to make sense of and resolve childhood wounds leading to healthier coping and relationships with others.

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