201, 301 – Harnessing the Power of Emotion

A Step-by-Step Approach to EFT
Susan Johnson

Parts 1 & 2

Even as advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings. This workshop will guide you through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation. Through exercises and viewing sessions of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), you’ll develop skills to:

  • Distinguish between primary and secondary emotions and use attachment theory as a road map for couples work
  • Encourage vulnerability by incorporating the “Soft, Slow, Simple” approach into your therapeutic style
  • Use focused empathic reflection to reconnect, repair, and rebuild clients’ bonds
  • Deepen emotion to build “Hold Me Tight” bonding conversations

Continued with workshop 301


Susan Johnson, EdD, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, is the director of The International Center for Excellence in EFT. Her latest book is Love Sense: The Revolutionary New science of Romantic Relationships.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa.  She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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