EFT Part 2 (Sessions 4-6)
by Rebecca Jorgensen
In sessions 4-6, Sandra and Carl begin to internalize and recognize their negative interaction cycles and, with Jorgensen's guidance, begin to soften considerably toward one another.
Carl and Sandra’s relationship begins to show important signs of progress. In their fourth session, the couple is slow to admit the primary emotions that underlie their complaints. By empathically validating the pain and confusion Sandra and Carl feel while reframing their experiences as part of their cycle, Jorgensen creates a space that enables Carl to come out of his withdrawn, defensive stance and admit that he does not express his care for Sandra. Carl’s emergence marks a turning point for the couple, and Jorgensen plants the seed for softening Sandra’s pursuer role by reflecting, “you don’t quite know how to run to Carl’s arms when you’re distressed.”

Over the next two sessions, the couple begins to assimilate the cycle as the root of their problem, and with Jorgensen’s guidance, they soften considerably toward one another. Sandra reflects that she is now able to look at Carl in session, though she still has difficulty revealing why that has been so painful. The moments of connection between Sandra and Carl increase, as they both acknowledge that they do not want to be without the other. In a heartening sign of the headway they have made, Sandra expresses her excitement about the adventure of creating a new relationship with Carl, even as the prospect is very frightening for her.


Length of video: 4:19:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-378-2

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-379-0

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-379-9

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD is Founder and Director of the Attachment Advancement Institute and Co-Director of The Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Supervisor and Trainer. Her focus is on promoting effective attachment for healthy relationships through virtual and in-person educational conferences and workshops as well as training and providing consultation on effective treatment of relational distress. She has developed several streaming conferences and seminars and has hosted and/or co-presented with attachment theorists and researchers such as Sue Johnson, Phil Shaver and Jim Coan. She continues to work to develop effective methods and platforms to transfer science-based treatments to clinicians and those who will utilize prevention services.

As a recognized expert on couple therapy couples and therapists travel to work with Dr. Jorgensen at Couple Workshops, Intensive Couples Therapy, Professional Trainings and Consultation. Her online educational programs and consultation groups are popular all around the globe. This “therapists’ therapist” is known for her presence, clarity and empathy. Dr. Jorgensen lives in Mexico where she maintains a small private practice.
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