Some of the biggest rewards and challenges we face in life are within our intimate relationships. Longing for meaningful connection in our love relationships is a normal part of our humanity. When these relationships are struggling, we can feel in crisis or experience a sense of despair that these negative patterns are not changing.
Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), couples are supported in increasing connection and improving communication that has become stagnant. Couples therapy involves developing new communication patterns that create warmth, understanding and acceptance. Therapy enables couples to share their needs and discuss conflict in a way that draws their partner closer and changes long standing patterns of communication that no longer work.
Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT is an empirically validated type of therapy pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson. The therapy is based off of attachment theory to support marital distress and adult love relationships. Interventions are used to address underlining emotions that lead to recurring patterns of conflict. Through EFT, partners should develop a more responsive and intimate connection that increases bonding.