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* Are you are eager to use your EFT skills with individual clients?
* Do presenting problems of depression and anxiety sometimes derail you from the non-pathologizing tenor of EFT?
* Do you skip over the path of de-escalating negative cycles and seek shortcuts into meadows were the grass is greener and the client will feel better for a moment?
This Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy workshop will focus upon the relevance, which Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) model has for individual therapy. Notwithstanding the widespread benefits of creating secure attachment through couple or family therapy, this individual approach is for situations where joint therapy is not possible.
The Four Principles of Attachment to be explored:
1. Effective dependency is an essential part of being human:
Bowlby emphasized that it is a primary human need throughout the lifespan to have a felt sense of relational safety and security that comes from having one or two others upon whom one can depend.
2. Attachment theory is a theory of emotion regulation: The value of interpersonal safety and connection is considered to be the most influential conceptualization of emotion regulation in the past 30 years. When the brain is infused with a sense of safe connection and love, an individual is less overwhelmed by distress and threat. You will learn to recognize the two basic attachment strategies for emotion regulation that take over when others are not trustworthy and responsive, and how to help clients track and change these patterns.
3. Internal and interpersonal processes mirror each other: We will explore how internal processes and interpersonal relationship interactions shape and mirror each other, and the implications for therapeutic change.
4. Attachment theory offers a positive reframe for presenting problems:
Negative emotion regulation patterns and internal working models that define self as unlovable or others as unreliable are seen as perfectly reasonable constructions that were once adaptive in a particular context, but can be opened to revision to fit the present context. We will explore this positive reframe of individual presenting problems and how to use EFT, an attachment-based experiential-systemic model of therapy to create change with individuals.
Two core change processes we will discuss, observe and practice are: 1) identifying patterns of emotion regulation and deepening the underlying emotion and 2) creating corrective emotional experiences that can transform these patterns into secure bonds interpersonally and internally.
After this workshop, participants will be able to follow the attachment map to:
1. Describe an individual's presenting problem in an attachment frame.
2. Track cycles (attachment strategies for emotion regulation) that maintain individual's presenting problems.
3. Create corrective emotional experiences that reprocess primary emotion and shape new, positive patterns of engagement.