Emotions in and of themselves aren’t bad or good, it’s the way they are expressed that can have negative impacts on your life and on those around you. Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) helps you identify emotions, their triggers and their impacts. EFT acknowledges that it is just as detrimental to avoid emotions as it is to express them negatively. It is a collaborative approach between the therapist and client to explore reasons why you avoid unpleasant emotions, why some emotions are stronger than others and how you release those emotions.
The way emotions play out in our lives impacts everything and learning how to express emotions in healthy ways can benefit you greatly. Learning how to channel rage at work or fear in the spotlight can help you remove patterns that are preventing you from achieving your goals and creating a positive, fulfilled life.
Benefits of Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Improved communication skills
- Improved relationships
- Improved self-esteem and self-awareness
- Decreased mood disorder symptoms