Online Psychotherapy Training Course

Introduction to Emotion-Focused Therapy

This introductory course on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) gives you a detailed understanding of the therapy. It also explains how EFT was developed, its strategies, how it can help people, and what are its perks, effectiveness, and limitations.



1 CE


Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a Mind-Body Therapy. The most recent neuroscience studies and trauma-informed treatment emphasize the significance of using nonverbal, body-oriented, bottom-up systems to address most emotional issues successfully. Stressful and traumatic situations cause or exacerbate the large bulk of emotional and psychological issues. As a result, holistic techniques are becoming increasingly popular with patients. Everyone wants an evidence-based, mind-body therapy that can quickly address stressful or traumatic experiences and memories with long-lasting outcomes. Because mind-body techniques enable you to work on numerous levels at once, it is critical to use an evidence-based method that has been proven to be beneficial in addressing anxiety, trauma, depression, and other conditions. In addition, it is essential to have a professional-level grasp of energy psychology that can integrate with our existing framework and abilities. This short course is an excellent opportunity for you because it will provide you with a thorough understanding of EFT. This course:
  • offers a rudimentary review of EFT, a therapeutic approach centred on the idea that emotions are central to one’s identity. This short-term therapy is meant to help adults strengthen their attachment and bonding.
  • explains the origins and evolution of EFT. EFT theory was established mainly by Leslie Greenberg and is centred on scientific research into the individual emotional experience. It’s a humanistic treatment method that aims to help individuals accept, manage, comprehend, and express their feelings more effectively.
  • describes the strategies that are employed in EFT. The formation of two fundamental abilities is usually the focus of EFT sessions. These are increasing recognition and acceptance of one’s emotions, learning to convert emotions, and better using the details they provide to prevent harmful or detrimental behaviours and other consequences of some emotions.
  • discusses how therapists who use this method listen and question with empathy, non-judgment, and reflection to assist the individuals in therapy gain a more profound knowledge of their feelings. In addition, couples experiencing conflict, distress, or poor communication may benefit from EFT.
  • explains the perks and efficacy of EFT. It is helpful in a wide variety of situations. It can unwind instinctive, counterproductive impulses that put relationships in jeopardy. As a therapeutic model, it has a lot of advantages.
  • covers the limitations of EFT. It clarifies that EFT is unable to address all issues. EFT will only go so far if you have particular psychological difficulties like anxiety or impulse control. Anxiety and impulse control affect your ideas, feelings, sensations, and emotions.

Learning Goal

Learners will explore how EFT can help to boost self-esteem, control emotions, and create new meaning. They will also recognize that EFT is a neo-humanistic, experience-based treatment approach that has been reconstructed according to modern emotion theory and affective neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the main concepts and application fields of EFT,
  • Understand the importance of emotions inside a therapeutic process,
  • Understand how to deal with feelings in psychotherapy,
  • Understand the fundamentals of two therapeutic activities:
    • knowing the key therapeutic duties and mastering the main concepts of EFT
    • being ready to recognize the critical indicators of emotional processing issues in EFT and being willing to explore personal concerns empathically.

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