The developer of the most successful approach to building loving relationships - Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) - shares her groundbreaking programme, which any couple can use to create a stronger, more secure bond.
Developed by Dr Sue Johnson over 20 years ago and practised all over the world, EFT has been heralded by Time magazine and the New York Times as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success. Couples who use EFT see a 75 per cent success rate. The therapy programme focuses on the emotional connection of every relationship by de-escalating conflict, creating a safe emotional connection, and strengthening bonds between partners.
In HOLD ME TIGHT, EFT pioneer Dr Sue Johnson presents her highly effective therapy model to the general public for the first time. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.
A much needed message to all couples and therapists and I recommend it to all - Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT
The best couple therapist in the world...Dr Johnson's superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn't pick a smarter, warmer, and more real guide for this journey - John Gottman, Ph.D., bestselling author of THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK
A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book...the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century - Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years...An instant classic - William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of TAKE BACK YOUR MARRIAGE
Dr. Sue Johnson is an internationally recognized leader in the field of couple interventions. She is known for her breakthrough clinical research on using emotions in therapy and shaping secure lasting bonds that create resilience. She is a clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA and Professor at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a short-term, structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples and families. It includes elements take from experiential, person-centered therapy, and systems approaches, but is firmly rooted in attachment science, and the attachment view of close relationships.
Kenny Sanderfer is a Certified Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Director of the Nashville Center for EFT, Tennessee. He assisted Dr. Johnson in adapting this book for Christian couples.