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Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported humanistic, process experiential treatment that views emotions as important in human functioning and working with emotions as central to therapeutic change.

EFT seeks to help people become aware of, make sense of, regulate, accept, express, and transform emotional experience. It is based on an evolutionary understanding of emotion as an innate and adaptive system which helped us survive and thrive. Emotions give us important information about the world and our wellbeing; they inform us of our needs and guide our actions to meet them.

EFT is provided by therapists trained to be empathically attuned to the experiences of their clients. Therapists rely on a therapeutic style which both follows and guides the client’s experiential process. Employing a range of detailed and thoroughly researched therapeutic ‘tasks’, EFT seeks to help individuals become more skillful in accessing important emotion information, the associated meanings about themselves and their world, and to use that information to live vitally and adaptively.

We are pleased to be the only location in England to offer a full range of training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 provides an introduction to EFT theory and EFT clinical 'tasks' to equip you with the basic skills to begin to incorporate EFT into your clinical practice. Once completed, Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 will further enhance your EFT skills and clinical formulation.

Additional EFT training courses are also available, adapted for the other client groups you may work with. These include EFT for couples, Clinician Training in Emotion-Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents and Caregivers and workshop in Emotion-Focused Skills Training aimed at parents and care-givers. These courses can be completed independently of EFT Levels 1 and 2.

2019 Training Programme

EFT Skills into Practice Workshops: Working with the Critical Voice with Dr Anna Oldershaw

Date
Friday 26 July 2019 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
1 Meadow Road Tunbridge Wells TN1 2YG
Description
Open to anyone who has completed EFT Level 1 or 2 training, this is the first in a series of EFT skills workshops led by Anna Oldershaw

Level 1 Emotion-Focused Therapy training with Les Greenberg

Date
Monday 2 (09:00) - Thursday 5 September 2019 (17:00)
Location:
1 Meadow Road Tunbridge Wells TN1 2YG
Description
Led by Les Greenberg this intensive four-day training provides therapists with the skills they need to work more directly with emotions in psychotherapy.
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Conveniently situated in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Salomons Institute has excellent transport links; less than a 10 minute walk to the railway station, central London is just an hour away by rail, Gatwick airport is 40 minutes away by road and the M25 within a 20 minute drive.

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