Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

EFT is normally a short-term (8-20 sessions), organised approach devised by Drs to couples therapy. Les Greenberg and Sue Johnson. There is now a large body of research detailing the EFT ‘s efficacy. Research studies have shown that 70-75% of couples switch from depression to recovery and about 90% display substantial changes. Visit us on Therapist Overland Park.

The quality of the interpersonal bond between two partners is the subject of Emotionally Focused Counseling. At the beginning of any relationship, the nature of the link is always strong. We start out deeply linked to and receptive to our partners in the first stage, what I call “Stage 1-You Are the Answer.” Biology, hormones of affection, idealisation, emphasis on sameness, and conflict suppression are the five attributes that make a new relationship feel like BLISS.

“But because of many factors, the problem for couples will grow by Stage 2-” You Are the Problem, A less powerful magic is produced by the love hormones from Stage 1. Our attentiveness level continues to drop off. And, our ability to reveal our individuality creates discrepancies between two partners (rather than just our sameness) … Conflict, and. The quality of the relationship relation can go from feeling comfortable to feeling pretty insecure.

One of the brilliant minds who created Emotionally Focused Counseling for Couples, Susan Johnson, says that “losing the bond with a loved one endangers our sense of security and we experience a primary feeling of panic. It sets off an alarm in the amygdala of the brain, our centre of terror. We are conditioned to combat or flee in a state of distress.” This theory of relationship has been proven.

In terms of the science of love, knowing the issue is just the beginning of navigating the bumpy terrain of conflict between couples. Emotionally Oriented Couples Counseling can provide a map for couples to get from issues to solutions. Emotionally Oriented Counseling can offer a nifty range of emotional resources for couples to handle their problems more skillfully.

In moments of disconnection, in those moments of distance, what two partners do next will have a significant effect on the form of our relationship. The partnership will be better if two partners will learn to turn around and reconnect, and both partners can begin to feel that the “we,” the bond, will be a stable base that each partner needs in order to be their best.

If couples do not know how to transform and reconnect with each other, they will continue to indulge in what I call “dumb battles,” which follow a simple and circular pattern. John Gottman, the acclaimed marriage research specialist, calls these battles “sliding door moments.” Susan Johnson called these claims “ghost dialogues.”