Unlocking the Power of Emotions with EFT - Empowering you to connect, heal, and thrive.
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) teaches skills to accept and resolve negative emotions so people can accept themselves and make choices that support health, well-being and joy.
If you struggle with a mental health condition that affects emotion regulation, you could benefit from the emotion-focused therapy program at Transformations Mending Fences in Morriston, FL.
The EFT model uses a structured approach to helping clients develop emotional intelligence and manage emotional responses. It views our emotional experiences as central to our lives.
Initially designed for couples therapy, emotionally focused family therapy has evolved into an approach that uses individual therapy to treat mood disorders and other mental health concerns.
Emotion-focused therapy increases effectiveness when you have a strong, trusting relationship with a practitioner who has experience in this therapy focus. This person will guide you through the three-phase, nine-step EFT process.
Some of the treatment goals of individual emotion-focused therapy include:
People who undergo EFT individually or as a couple report improved understanding within relationships, emotional intelligence and functioning, and stronger attachments to their loved ones.
Awareness and De-Escalation of Distress, your therapist will begin the active process of emotion coaching with these four steps:
Here is when a person-centered approach is taken by helping you Reconnect and Restructure. Steps in this stage include:
Finally, you’ll enter Stage 3 of emotion-focused therapy: Change Consolidation. This change process consists of two steps:
Emotion-focused therapy is not the same as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). However, both types of treatment focus on how your feelings, perceptions and thoughts shape your behavior and actions.
While EFT is primarily an experiential approach, CBT also focuses on helping you find solutions to symptoms like anxiety. You do exercises that help you pay attention to problematic thought patterns so you can replace them with helpful ways of thinking. This mirrors the focused therapy on emotional awareness cycles you’ll receive if you engage in EFT.
You may benefit from this mental health treatment if you have trouble regulating or expressing your emotions. For example, you may have notions from childhood that showing your feelings makes you weak or results in punishment.
It can also effectively treat emotional issues such as a lack of secure attachment and fear of abandonment stemming from early experiences.
However, it’s important to note that emotion-focused therapy can bring up intense feelings and memories.
Some studies also illustrate the efficacy of EFT as a treatment for anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, substance use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
To learn if this evidence-based therapy is right for you, call our mental health facility in Florida today at (866) 305-7134. Our team can help you verify your insurance to see if it covers emotion-focused therapy.