What is EFT? A New Approach to Age-Old Problems
Emotionally focused therapy is an evidence-based, proven effective treatment for distressed couples and families. It is also effectively used now for individuals with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
There's no denying the data that has come from studying the effectiveness of EFT for couples. Overall, 75% of couples go from 'distressed' to 'resolution,' and the results are proven to hold (and even improve) for months and years after therapy has stopped.
For Couples Get to the Heart of the Matter
EFT is the most empirically validated, evidence-based and successful model today to help couples stop their negative patterns, find loving feelings again, create safety and security, and bond together for a lifetime of love.
Strengthen Attachment Bonds
Create Security in the Relationship
Communicate & Problem Solve More Effectively
Resolve Old Arguments
Improve Emotional & Physical Intimacy
Heal Old Wounds & Find Forgiveness
EFT for couples has become the “gold standard” of couples therapy according to the American Psychological Association, because of the rigorous process and outcome studies that show exactly how and why EFT works.
For Individuals Healing from the Inside Out
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) helps individuals identify, analyze, and regulate emotional responses, heal and improve interpersonal relationships (past, present and with self), and increase their ability to navigate the world more confidently.
Improve Emotional Expression & Regulation
Unblock Suppressed Emotions
Identify Negative Internal Patterns That Create Distress Inside
Validate & Express Needs & Wants
Create New Coping Strategies That are Effective in Getting What is Needed in Life
Find Disowned Parts of Yourself and Reconnect to be Whole
Resolve Relationship Issues with People You Can't Resolve with Directly
EFIT uses the same process with individuals that has been found to be so effective with couple’s therapy. Research studies are currently underway at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, founded by Sue Johnson, to show the efficacy of EFT with individuals. Early preliminary studies are showing similar or even better results for individuals as EFT for couples. We are just as devoted to supporting your individual work as your couple and family work at CFIT.
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For Families Create Lasting Bonds
EFFT helps families struggling with the dynamics between parents and children, parents and their adolescents, and parents and their adult children. EFFT helps remove the blocks to secure attachment between the parents and their children no matter what their age.
Improve Understanding and Communication Between Parents and Children
Identify Negative Patterns That Keep Families from Being Connected
Remove the Blocks to Creating a Secure Attachment
Restore the Bond Between Parent and Children by Understanding and Meeting Children's Emotional Needs
Frequently Asked Questions About Emotionally Focused Therapy
Starting a new type of therapy can be daunting. Let's answer some of the most common questions surrounding EFT.