Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is based on scientific evidence that humans are biologically wired for connection. The security of feeling connected protects us from the slings and arrows of unpredictable and sometimes chaotic life events. Distress in a primary relationship results from feeling an unmet need for secure attachment.
Dr. Sue Johnson is responsible for developing a road map to restoring this primary bond between partners. Studies show a success rate of over 70% for couples using this therapy. With a typical turn around rate of 8 – 20 sessions, EFT offers a significantly quicker and higher success rate than other forms of couples’ therapy.
EFT addresses the deeper issues that create a perfect environment for all manner of surface issues to occur. It acknowledges how “you are not the problem” and neither is your partner. EFT demonstrates how “the cycle” of fighting, nagging, and distancing begins to take on a life of its own. Once this cycle revealed and understood for what it is, it can be dismantled and replaced with a new operating system. EFT effectively creates safe and lasting bonds that alter the structure of a relationship.