June 26, 2021 9:30 am-12:30 pm EST Description "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, demonstrations, and role-plays. 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
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, the learner should be able to:
Use EFT techniques such as evocative responses, heightening, etc. to deepen emotions
Access and stay with the primary emotions of the pursuers
Soften the typical blocks of pursuers
Do Stage 2 enactments
Recognize when they are ready to move towards Stage 3
Who should attend
Anyone who works with couples using EFT, e.g. psychotherapists, couple and family therapists, psychologists, pastors, etc.
Any novice EFT therapist who wants a step by step instruction of doing EFT Stage 1 work
Any seasoned EFT therapist who wants to solidify and clarify their understanding of EFT Stage 1 work
Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) has approved 3 hours of Continued Education Hours for this training. You can most likely use the 3 hours towards your Associations' Continued Education requirement (e.g. CAMFT, AAMFT) and Colleges (e.g. CRPO).
Fee The regular fee is $75 Cdn ($60 US) per person. The early bird fee is $65Cdn ($50 US) if you sign up and pay on or before May 26, 2021. Registration For registration, please complete the registration form on: https://hermanchow.com/therapists-registration
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