Emotionally Focused Therapy is meant for individuals, couples or families. It is completed in 8 to 20 sessions. It is based on the principle that human emotions have the tendency to adapt the changes. When the people are not able to cope up with changes and control their emotions, they face the problems.
The centre point of Emotionally Focused Therapy is emotions. It is true that various changes occur in human life because of arousal and emotional awareness. During Emotionally Focused Therapy, the effort is made to reach at the real life of experience related to maladaptive emotions like chronic fears, shame etc. Then, efforts are made to transform the maladaptive emotions.
The therapy is used to treat the couples and families in distress. They may be suffering from frustration, chronic illness, depression, distressed relationship or post-traumatic stress disorders. It is seen sometimes that due to lack of control on emotions the relations between the couple go sour and they fear to interact with each other. The same thing happens in the case of child parent relationship in families.
Usefulness of Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Emotionally Focused Therapy is based on more than 20 years of research. Is has been found to be respectful and collaborative of clients. It is the combination of human-centred therapy techniques and systemic therapy interventions. It involves intensive analysis of psychotherapy. This is the reason; the therapy is applied to many kinds of people for diverse problems.
Aim of Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Emotionally Focused Therapy has been intended for expanding and reorganising the key emotional responses. It creates new cycle of interaction between the partners and creates the strong emotional bonding.
Where it is practiced
The Emotionally Focused Therapy is used by private practitioners, hospitals, clinics and other training centres. The treatment media may be verbal talks, audio-video tapes, seminars and workshops.
Success of Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Emotionally Focused Therapy has shown exemplary success on couples, individuals and in families. It has marital and families ties has been found to be stronger among the couples/partners and families which existed before the problem. The changes in relationship with more respect, trust and honesty have been seen after the application of Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Techniques used in Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Emotionally Focused Therapy uses exploration of reactions, emotions, behaviours and inter-relations. The couple counselling is done in philosophical as well as spiritual way to study and identify their roles. The theory behind this is to know the effects on each other and understand the relationships.
The response about emotions and experiences of each participant is taken without any prejudice. Then, communication for the couples is done to witness the feelings as well as anxieties. So, they are able to know the each other. They gain the new insights as well perceptions about their emotional state of actions as well as experiences on the relationship.
The programs are made to express their conflicts as well as concerns without any fear of criticism and consequences. This leads to address their issues and develop their behaviours in collaborative and productive ways.