…THE ONES THAT GIVE SURE ANSWERS… I was wandering around the Web. At one point, while strolling around a social media site that was created to link people in the professional sphere, I wondered what content was the most clicked on, the most viewed posts, and the ones that receive the most praise. Staying in… Read more »
The tendency to procrastinate, as well as a diagnosis of ADHD are not “evil.”
We all procrastinate something sooner or later. The question is how we feel about doing it!
Not only can conscious procrastination be good, but a soft approach to the myriad commitments of each day can even help us achieve our goals.
The therapeutic model that made us fall in love is like a door separating two times: YESTERDAY… “Yesterday” is the legacy of an approach rooted in human history: for millennia, everything we could not explain to ourselves was seen as the child of something supernatural, mystical – either divine or demonic – and later pathological.… Read more »
The amazing forest of the human soul, with the Emotionally Focused Therapy “compass”
“I came to the conclusion that the only disease I didn’t have was washerwoman’s knee.”Jerome K. Jerome In the spring of 1889, Jerome K. Jerome suspected that he was suffering from hay fever. Since he didn’t feel like standing in line in the waiting room of his attending physician, he popped into the library of… Read more »
How to distinguish between the two different psychotherapy approaches that share the same acronym “EFT”?
To learn the details of: Emotionally Focused Therapy versus Emotion-Focused Therapy: the differences, let’s start … yes, from the points of contact.
The acronym is the same: EFT for both, as is the Italian translation, Emotionally Focused Therapy.
The focus is the same: “emotions.”
The two models after a common beginning, however, grow following different paths.
It is unfortunate that the common beginning of these two approaches and the experiential and acronym similarities often leave therapists and patients confused and disoriented. To become aware of either approach, and thus understand their particularities and differences, let us try to get to know them better
Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it helps people-and not just couples-accept something that our world puts on the back burner, namely our need for love and secure connections.
Christmas is an ancient holiday that celebrates the end of darkness and the return of Light. It’s a celebration that makes ALMOST everyone happy, not everyone. For some, it’s a difficult and very painful time. The darkest time of the year! People who hate Christmas may be reminiscent of the Grinch or Dickens’ old Scrooge, but they are never monsters; they are often BROKEN HEARTS.
Love is a medicine, in the literal sense of the word: for the body and for the soul, it is both a cure, remedy, and magic capable of repairing the wounds of the heart, and a poison that can make us suffer to the point of illness.
When there is love in our lives, our bodies produce substances such as oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins that make us stronger, happier, and much healthier. Conversely, when love is lacking, precisely because it is a “drug,” it can become a drug that intoxicates our organism. Even a poison that prevents us from healing, or makes us sick.
Discover the world of mythical creatures in Jorge Luis Borges’ “Manual of Fantastic Zoology.” As a therapist, learn to create a safe and accepting space for clients, trusting their emotions to help them grow. Explore how in this insightful article.
What is love? How much does it matter in our lives? How and to what extent can it change them?
The first workshop – Milan November 4 and 5, 2023 “Emotion is the music of attachment dance. To create change in a relationship, the fastest and mostdirect way is to change its music and actively evoke the emotions that elicit caring, compassion andconnection.” So says Sue Johnson, the extraordinary person who as an author, clinical… Read more »
A workshop with George Faller entitled “Keep the Focus in Emotionally Focused Therapy” was held on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The topics covered: maintaining focus, emotional attunement, energy dosage and choices needed to guide even the most escalated couples
The first international EFT conference “Healing Relationships in Emotionally Focused Therapy” took place in Poznań. Trainer Giulia Altera brought a moving talk on the Pursuer Softening Change Event in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
In July we held the first Hold Me Tight Workshop for Therapists and their partners completely in Italian. It was a wonderful, moving and enriching experience. These that we publish are the words of one of our colleagues who participated in the course, Maria Luisa Gargiulo, and whom we thank so much! “This past weekend… Read more »