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If you tend to suppress your emotions to the point that it harms your health, emotion-focused therapy may help. Learn more about what it is and how it can improve your health.
Understanding Emotion-Focused Therapy
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) approaches healing from the belief that emotions are strongly linked to identity. Emotions guide us in defining preferences and making decisions on a daily basis. EFT assumes that:
Lack of emotional awareness is harmful
Avoiding your emotions can lead to negative outcomes in your life
Over time, ignoring or avoiding your emotional response may alter your ability to process emotions later on
A therapist trained in emotion-focused therapy can help you to gain awareness of your emotions and understand them. These professionals can offer you coping strategies for facing and managing your emotions.
Techniques used during emotion-focused therapy. During an EFT session, you and your therapist have an equal share in the therapy outcome. Your collaboration is an active process that develops over time. Your therapist guides you in interpreting your emotions instead of telling you what they perceive from your experiences. Your therapist will:
Listen with compassion
Not pass judgment on your feelings
Use a reflective approach for asking questions
Emotion-focused therapy in action. There are two foundational skills that are important for EFT therapy outcomes:
You can arrive at your emotions by increasing your awareness and acceptance of your feelings.
You can translate your emotions into helpful information as a way of preventing negative outcomes.
Each person moves at their own pace through emotion-focused therapy. In your sessions, your therapist will try to help you:
Gain awareness of your emotions
Be open to welcoming your emotions, no matter what they are
Allow your emotions to flow freely without restriction
Regulate your emotions so they don’t overwhelm you
Describe how you’re feeling in detail
Understand the “why” behind your emotions
Once you achieve these outcomes, your next steps in therapy include:
Identifying emotions as helpful or unhelpful
Use your emotions to guide your actions
Understanding where unhelpful emotions come from and changing them
Develop healthy coping strategies
Establish an internal monologue that helps you overcome negative thoughts
Measuring success. Emotion-focused therapy is considered a success once you achieve the goals of:
Increasing awareness of your emotional experience as a whole
Improving your emotional regulation and coping strategies