What is EFT?
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to couples therapy, based on the science of adult attachment and bonding. Backed by more than 30 years of research, the approach has expanded to serve individuals and families.
Developed in the 1980s and refined over the years by creator Dr. Sue Johnson and other researchers, EFT helps uncover the dynamics of individual behavior and relationships with the lens of understanding a person’s underlying emotional needs.
The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) describes it as a humanistic approach to therapy, adding that:
“This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature of love relationships and family bonds. Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.”
The ICEEFT outlines key goals for emotionally focused therapy as it applies to couples, individuals and families. Those goals are paraphrased below:
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