Over the course of time, many couples need assistance, guidance and sometimes therapy to help their marriage and relationships overcome problems and thrive towards success. Having a successful marriage is one of life’s greatest pleasures and yet nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. The statistics on divorce rate is alarming and says something about how challenging it is to be in a long term committed relationship. Emotionally Focused Therapy is one of the models of couple and family therapy that we offer at Mind Health Toronto . We want marriages to last a lifetime and we want to be part of the solution.
Dr. Sue Johnson is the lead developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy. In August 2016, Dr. Johnson received the Order of Canada Medal of Honour for her over 35 year contribution to the field of marriage and family therapy. EFT is recognized as a valid intervention by the American Psychological Association.
The message of her book “Hold Me Tight” is simple she say, “Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing and protection”.
Check out a short video by Dr. Sue Johnson Hold Me Tight Video