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The San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy Presents:
Sacred Stress – Using EFT to work with partners in high pressure positions.
One Day EFT Master Class with George Faller
WHEN: Sept 27, 2018
WHERE: San Diego, ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
COST: $200 | additional $30 for CEU
DESCRIPTION: Military, police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, first-line responders all have to shut down their emotions to be successful at their jobs. However, these skills often contribute to an emotional disconnection at home with their significant other. Emotionally Focused Therapy is a powerful tool to help couples when a partner in the couple experiences high demand on-the-job to help with high tension under regulation or emotional numbing and over regulation of emotion. Our attempts as therapists in understanding and being with either/both coping strategies can backfire resulting in a fragile alliance and difficulty getting a depth of experiencing necessary to obtain the strong outcomes associated with EFT. Learn skills to rely on as you face couples who are are under massive stress that is impacting their relationships, so you can help those couples utilized their relationship as a safe haven and secure base.
Through demonstration, videotape, and practice, therapists will learn how to openly engage withdrawers from a place of curiosity instead of it feeling like an inquisition. Integrating concepts from George’s book Sacred Stress, participants will learn how to lean into the withdrawer’s blocks to engagement and discover that blocks can be transformed into bridges.
Drawing on EFT and George Faller’s book, Sacred Stress, participants will:
- Learn how to help clients utilize stress as bonding moments in their relationship.
- Learn how to engage High Emotional Avoidant types who have high pressure positions.
- Learn how to support Highly Escalated Pursuers to regulate and soften their relational approaches.
ABOUT THE TRAINER: GEORGE FALLER, FORMER NY FIREFIGHTER AND CURRENT EFT TRAINER AND TRAUMA EXPERT. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Connecticut and New York, an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy) Supervisor, and a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer. Additionally, he is the founder and president of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Director of Training at the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal in Connecticut, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. George is also a board member for the Porter Cason Institute and a frequent presenter in our community. George was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as a “Person Making a Difference” in the world.
BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL HOME
At San Diego Center, we come together as a group of mental health professionals who practice and study Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, families and individuals. We improve our professional practice and skill through networking, participating in ongoing consultation, education and mutual support. We value the strength in vulnerability and believe in the healing properties of connection.
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MORE ABOUT EFT
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the leading approach to couples therapy based on years of research into bonding and attachment. EFT is present process, systemic and experiential which sets it apart from other approaches and makes it more effective in creating lasting shifts. Attachment and secure bonding gives us a target of change and corrective experiences provides a process of lasting change. EFT is not about negotiating about conflict but rather hones in on the deeper feelings and meaning within each partner and the development of seeing and understanding each other to develop safety, security and true intimacy. As human beings, we are all hard-wired for connection. EFT taps into our most basic human needs so each partner can feel more safe, connected and secure with both self and sweetheart. EFT is empirically validated and has been shown to be highly effective with even the most difficult relationships.
Past Community Events
February 26th, 2018
Dr. Sarah Nunnink, Certified EFT Therapist
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June 27, 6:00 pm
The Alliant Couple and Family Clinic, 10065 Old Grove Road, San Diego
Complete EFT Treatment with a Military Couple
Sarah presented about EFT with a military couple and showed video footage of an actual veteran couple undergoing Stages One and Two. We saw the couple engage in both de-escalation of the negative cycle (Stage One) and emotional bonding that lead to second order change (Stage Two). Also, we learned about how emotional restriction (which is common in military couples) affects the connection/bond between partners and how as a therapist, we can get underneath the restriction and amplify emotion in the room.
Cost for this event was: $25.
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