I have received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach to couple counseling that emphasizes our innate needs to love and be loved. Sometimes the person we love the most is also the person who can hurt us the most. It is because of our intimacy that our partner can 'push our buttons.' We have a primordial need to feel connected to another person. EFT offers a scientifically validated approach to helping you and your partner find each other, to feel safe and secure in a lasting relationship, where both of you learn to be
- accessible (I can reach out to my partner and feel connected)
- responsive (I can count on my partner to feel and respond to me)
- engaged (I feel cherished and special).
We have a wired-in need to feel connected to another person, and when the connection is in doubt, it can feel like a life or death matter. In this YouTube video, Dr. Sue Johnson briefly summarizes Emotionally Focused Therapy.
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