Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
“We live in the shelter of each other.” — Celtic saying
Are you looking to enrich a vital relationship, breathe life into a tired one, or rescue a relationship that has become challenging, distressing, or unfulfilling? Enter the world of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families, a therapeutic approach that looks at the relationship through an attachment lens and provides a session-to-session roadmap towards creating a secure relationship bond. The message of EFT is simple and straightforward – feeling securely and safely attached to your primary person means to be attuned, open, and responsive with each other, and secure emotional connection is based in nurturing emotional attachment between you and your partner.
Study after empirical, peer-reviewed study connects that when we, as adults, feel generally secure in our relationships, we benefit from increased closeness, confidence and safety in both seeking and giving support; we are more flexible, less hostile; more understanding of ourselves, and of others, we feel less threatened and safer to reach out into the world, and sure that the world will find us more acceptable, lovable and valuable.