EFCT Stage 2 – Pursuer Softening, 3 hours
"EFCT Stage 2: Pursuer softening" is the fifth instalment of the Online EFCT workshops series that will help you hone your EFT skills. This workshop is for participants who have some working knowledge of EFT. In this workshop, you will learn practical strategies in counselling couples in EFCT Stage 2. Stage 2 includes: Accessing disowned attachment emotions & needs, helping the client to accept their partner's experience, and facilitating each partner's expression of needs.
Stage 2 aims to help couples restructure their bond by assisting them to have new interactional responses. There are 2 major shifts in EFCT Stage 2 work: withdrawer re-engagement and pursuer softening. In this fifth instalment of the workshop, we will focus on the pursuer softening. We will focus on crucial Stage 2 techniques like evocative responses, heightening, enactments, etc. Special attention will be paid to softening the pursuers (who are traditionally more reactive) to deepen their emotions. Teaching methods will include short, concise teachings, video clips, and demonstrations. Emotionally Focused Therapy is a systemic model created by Dr. Sue Johnson. Research finds that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and approximately 90% shows significant improvement.
The workshop will:
- Focus on key techniques relevant to Stage 2, such as evocative responses, heightening, etc.
- Teach you how to access and deepen the emotions of pursuers
- Examine and softening the typical blocks of pursuers
- Show you how to do Stage 2 enactments for pursuers
- Examine the key indicators in moving to Stage 3
For 3 Continued Education Hours from Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, you can donate an additional $15, complete the attached short quiz, and email it to email@example.com. You will then receive a certificate of attendance.