Hello, my name is Nogol, and as a registered therapist, I want to share with you my approach when it comes to couples and the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
EFT is a research-based approach that focuses on individual growth, health, and dysfunction, as well as relationship distress and adult love.
One of the strengths of EFT is its collaborative and respectful approach to clients. EFT combines experiential Rogerian techniques with structural systemic interventions. This means that clients can feel heard and understood while also receiving specific strategies and interventions to address their relationship issues.
Through EFT, couples learn to recognize their emotional patterns and needs, and to understand the rhythms of their romantic dance. The change process is well-mapped out, with key moves and moments identified in the three stages of therapy. This allows for specific change strategies and interventions to be tailored to the individual needs of the couple.
EFT has been validated by over 35 years of empirical research, and it has been applied to many different kinds of problems and populations. The goal of EFT is to create a secure bond between partners, which can lead to positive changes in the relationship and personal transformation for both individuals.
That's why I highly recommend the book "Hold Me Tight" by Sue Johnson. This book has been a game-changer for me when it comes to couples and couple therapy. It provides conversations and exercises designed to help partners become more accessible, emotionally responsive, and deeply engaged with each other. These conversations provide a platform for de-escalating conflict, repairing rifts in the relationship, and building emotional safety.
The astounding success rate of EFT is another reason why I highly recommend this book. Studies have shown that EFT has a success rate of 70-75%, and the results have been shown to last even in the face of significant stress.
In conclusion, if you're looking to improve your relationship or just want to learn more about emotional bonds in love, EFT and "Hold Me Tight" are the perfect places to start. I am committed to helping you create a secure bond in your relationship, and to take a whole new journey towards positive change and personal transformation.