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About Sue Johnson
Dr. Sue Johnson is a leading innovator in the fields of couple therapy and adult attachment. She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. She has received numerous awards acknowledging her development of EFT, including the APA’s “Family Psychologist of the Year” in 2016 and the Order of Canada in 2017.
Her best-selling book Hold Me Tight (2008) has taught countless couples how to enhance and repair their love relationships. The book since has been developed into a relationship enhancement program, Hold Me Tight Online.
As the founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Dr. Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and provides guidance to 65 affiliated centers. She consults for the U.S. and Canadian militaries, and is a popular presenter and speaker for the general public.
You can find out more about Dr. Sue and her work at drsuejohnson.com.
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Strengthen and deepen your relationships with revelatory practical exercises, seven profound conversations, and sage advice from “the best couple’s therapist in the world” (John Gottman, PhD, bestselling author)
Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help.
Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and “the most original contributor to couple’s therapy to come along in the last thirty years,” according to Dr. William J. Doherty, PhD. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships.
The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: 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. Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations, including:
- Recognizing the Demon Dialogues
- Finding the Raw Spots
- Revisiting a Rocky Moment
- Forgiving Injuries
- Keeping Your Love Alive
Through stories from Dr. Johnson’s practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, you will learn how to nurture, protect, and grow your relationship, ensuring a lifetime of love.
Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" -- our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.
Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.
From best-selling author, Susan M. Johnson, with over 1 million books sold worldwide!
This essential text from the leading authority on Emotionally Focused Therapy, Susan M. Johnson, and colleague, T. Leanne Campbell, applies the key interventions of EFT to work with individuals, providing an overview and clinical guide to treating clients with depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress.
Designed for therapists at all levels of expertise, Johnson and Campbell focus on introducing clinicians to EFIT interventions, techniques, and change processes in a highly accessible and practical format. The book begins by summarizing attachment theory and science – the theoretical basis of this model – together with the experiential approach to change in psychotherapy. Chapters describe the three stages of EFIT, macro-interventions, such as the EFIT Tango, and various micro-interventions through clinical exercises, case studies, and transcripts to demonstrate this model in practice with individuals, highlighting the unique benefits of EFT as a cross-modality approach for treating emotional disorders. With exercises interwoven throughout the text, this book is built to accompany in-person and online training, helping the practicing clinician offer targeted and empirically tested interventions that not only alleviate symptoms of distress but expand the client’s emotional balance, agency, and sense of self.
As the next major extension of the EFT approach, this book will appeal to therapists already working with couples and families as well as those just beginning their professional journey. Psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and mental health workers will also find this book invaluable.
Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help.
Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In Created For Connection, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God.
The message of Created For Connection is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, Created For Connection will ensure a lifetime of love.
Since its original publication in 1996, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy has been the definitive guide for couple therapists, supervisors, and students wishing to practice emotionally focused therapy.
This cutting-edge third edition addresses recent changes in the field of couple therapy, including updated research results relating to clinical interventions, expanded understandings of emotion regulation, adult attachment and neuroscience, and dynamic EFT applications for a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, sexual disorders, and PTSD. Chapters introduce micro-interventions for use in EFT couple sessions, as well as a systematic presentation of a macro set of interventions called the EFT Tango. Clinical examples are included throughout, bringing the in-session process of change alive, and two case chapters offer in-depth commentaries of Stage 1 and Stage 2 EFT sessions.
Written by the leading authority on emotionally focused therapy, this third edition is an essential reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals in the field of couple and marital therapy.
«El amor no es la fuerza mística y misteriosa que sugieren las canciones. Es nuestro mismísimo código de supervivencia y contiene una lógica impecable que por fin somos capaces de comprender. Por eso, una relación de amor duradera y satisfactoria no es un sueño, sino una realidad al alcance de todos.» Sue Johnson
¿Por qué es tan difícil sacar adelante una relación? ¿A qué se debe que algunas personas cambien a menudo de pareja? ¿Por qué los enamorados suelen hablar de sus problemas de relación en términos de vida o muerte?
A diferencia de lo que siempre ha defendido la Psicología, la doctora Sue Johnson ha demostrado en sus investigaciones que los adultos, lejos de ser autosuficientes, también forjan relaciones de apego: «necesitamos a nuestro ser amado tanto como el pequeño necesita el cuidado, el cariño y la protección de la madre para crecer y desarrollarse.» A partir de este enfoque, la autora ha desarrollado la Terapia Focalizada en las Emociones, definida por The New York Times y la revista Times como «la terapia de pareja con mayor porcentaje de éxitos». La propuesta es muy sencilla: olvídate de aprender técnicas de negociación, de analizar tu infancia o de experimentar nuevas posturas en la cama, y admite que dependes emocionalmente de tu pareja. Con reveladores ejemplos, ejercicios y propuestas prácticas, Abrázame fuerte no sólo enseña a amar y a amar bien. También constituye un apasionante viaje al encuentro de nuestros más profundos anhelos y nuestros miedos más arraigados.
An invaluable tool for clinicians and students, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook takes the reader on an adventure – the quest to become a competent, confident, and passionate couple and family therapist. In an accessible resource for training and supervision, seven expert therapists lead the reader through the nine essential steps of EFT with explicit intervention strategies. Suitable as a companion volume to The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, 2nd Ed. or as a stand-alone learning tool, the workbook provides an easy road-map to mastering the art of EFT with exercises, review sheets and practice models. Unprecedented in its novel and interactive approach, this is a must-have for all therapists searching for lasting and efficient results in couple therapy.
N'ayez plus peur de l'attachement !
Non, il ne faut pas forcément être fort et indépendant de sa moitié lorsqu'on veut vivre heureux en couple. Oui, l'amour est fait de liens, qu'il faut comprendre, identifier et chouchouter.
À l'encontre du discours ambiant sur la nécessaire indépendance émotionnelle et affective qui serait la base de l'équilibre d'un couple, Sue Johnson s'inspire dans son livre de la théorie de l'attachement de John Bowlby : l'être humain, y compris adulte, est non seulement par essence un être de relations et d'attachements mais, surtout, il a besoin de ces liens pour être heureux, et notamment en amour. Les nier ne peut conduire qu'à des frustrations à l'image de l'enfant qui, privé de sa mère un moment, s'accroche à elle de façon excessive par la suite, se renferme ou feint l'indifférence.
Elle développe donc dans ce qui constitue ici en quelque sorte un plaidoyer pour la dépendance : le concept original de Thérapie de Couple Centrée sur les Émotions (TCE ou EFT pour Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy). Thérapie qu'elle a construite et mise en pratique depuis plus de 25 ans, auprès des couples qui l'ont consultée, avec des résultats étonnants...
Bonne route vers l'épanouissement amoureux !