Ironically, for a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, we psychotherapists are often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings. All too frequently, we try to bypass or contain emotion, rather than actively using it for change. This recording will teach you how to utilize clients’ deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation. You’ll learn to identify and differentiate between primary emotions (deep feelings that expose our vulnerability, leading us to conceal them for self-protection) and secondary emotions (the defensive emotional wall we create around ourselves, precisely so others won’t detect the easily triggered emotions within). We’ll then explore specific techniques and strategies to help clients begin to break down those defensive walls and become less fearful of displaying vulnerability and gaining access to primary emotions. Through case histories and discussion, you’ll gather insights into how this corrective emotional process works, step by step.
- Outline the key concepts of EFT and attachment theory
- List specific techniques to help clients’ breakdown defensive walls
- Identify and differentiate between primary and secondary emotions
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Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She is director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counsellors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.
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Individual Training Pack 3 CPD Hours – £53.00