August 18, 2017
Emotionally Focused Therapy / Hold Me Tight Workshops
What’s the deal about EFT and what are Hold Me Tight Workshops, and what can they do for my relationship with my partner?
So you’ve been hearing more and more about EFT and want to know more about it?
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a therapy model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, who has spent years observing couples and diving into the understanding of what keeps couples in love, and on the other side what goes into a couple’s negative “dance” that keeps them stuck in the same circle pattern over and over.
After these observations, she come to the conclusions that while often those around us complain of love being “mysterious”– that it all seems to come down to the same root issue. Of our innate want to feel protected and comforted in our relationships. Knowing our partner will be there when we most need them. Sound familiar? It’s tied with the same needs we have as infants and children needing “nurturing and soothing” from our parents. This gives us the freedom we need and the ability to navigate through the difficulties of life together and not get tangled up in the daily difficulties with our partner.
In fact, “Empirical research has supported the effectiveness of EFT, showing that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and about 90% show significant improvements (the best results of any couple therapy) and evidence shows that these positive effects last over time.”
Curious about the workshops and what’s involved?
“The Hold Me Tight® Workshop was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is designed around seven conversations based on the Hold Me Tight book, all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relations. You will learn how to understand and improve your relationship through presentations by the workshop leaders, private exercises and conversations with your partner and by watching video demonstrations of other couples.”
We consistently provide and love putting on Hold Me Tight Workshops locally in San Diego, and around the globe. We invite you to contact us with any other questions about the process- as we have seen this workshop provide visible and withstanding results for couples each one we hold. Maybe you’re already in a relationship that feels healthy and you just want more tools for when life hits hidden turns. Or maybe your relationship is already feeling rocky and you need some help regaining footing moving forward. Hold Me Tight Workshops can help establish a solid foundation no matter what season of life you and your partner are in!
Information adapted from: http://www.drsuejohnson.com/books/hold-me-tight/
Want to dive deeper into EFT? It’s been mentioned in the following articles: