A Guide to Healing Attachment Injuries in Your Relationship with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT)
In the intricate dance of relationships, emotional wounds can sometimes leave lasting scars. I promise, there's hope. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) offers a pathway toward healing attachment injuries, fostering deeper connection, and restoring trust. Let me explain how EFCT can help you and your partner navigate the challenges of attachment injuries and build a stronger, more resilient relationship.
Attachment injuries occur when emotional bonds are ruptured, leaving partners feeling disconnected, hurt, or betrayed. These wounds often stem from experiences of neglect, rejection, or betrayal, triggering fears and insecurities. Left unaddressed, attachment injuries can erode the foundation of a relationship, leading to resentment, conflict, and distance. Over time, it gets harder for couples to find their way back to connection.
The Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) Approach-
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, offers a roadmap for repairing attachment injuries and fostering secure attachments. At its core, EFCT emphasizes the importance of emotional responsiveness, vulnerability, and empathy in cultivating intimacy and resilience within relationships.
Key Steps in EFCT for Healing Attachment Injuries:
Katharina Sandizell, LMFT