All relationships go through rough patches...
when is it time to seek outside help?
We need to feel connected
We are born to bond. This is the way our brains are wired. We don't grow out of our need for this bonding, it lasts from the cradle to the grave.
Secure bonds happen in our relationships when there is emotional openness and responsiveness. They make us more resilient, less depressed and anxious and even more physically healthy!
If we don't, we send distorted emotional signals
Disconnection is an attachment threat which feels like life or death due to how we're wired. our fight / flight/ freeze system kicks in, and when kicks in we behave in ways that lead to more disconnection.
We get caught in a negative cycle
The cycle is the enemy, not our partner. All couples get caught in this cycle from time to time. The key is working out that you're in the cycle quickly and knowing how to get out of it
HELP FOR COUPLES
Emotion Focused Therapy
EFT FOR COUPLES CAN HELP
EFT for couples has been extensively researched. About 90% of couples report significant improvements. About 3 in 4 couples successfully recover. This recovery is stable and long-lasting, with little evidence of relapse.
THIS IS HOW
1. Contain negativity and create feelings of safety between you and your partner.
2. Understand what drives the cycle and how it plays out in your relationship.
Develop emotional openness and responsiveness which creates secure connection.
4. Learn to express needs without triggering the cycle.
5. Solve current surface problems relating to things such as money, sex, parenting and in-laws.
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