EFT Part 3 (Sessions 7-10)
by Rebecca Jorgensen
In sessions 7-10, Carl and Sandra move more deeply into their attachment fears, exploring their longing, fear and rejection in the atmosphere of warmth created by Jorgensen. By the final session, the groundwork is in place for a new and more hopeful future.
By now Sandra and Carl have become much more comfortable acknowledging their attachment needs, but the powerful emotions driving their cycle still elude them. Jorgensen continues to probe with evocative questions, which guide the couple to explore intensely vulnerable feelings of longing, fear, and rejection. Sandra and Carl’s willingness to cover such painful territory is fortified by the visible warmth that has blossomed between them over the preceding weeks.

As the therapy progresses into the eighth and ninth sessions, Sandra’s deep attachment fear becomes more obvious. She struggles to feel Carl’s love for her, even as he explains, “I don’t want to be the next person in your life who lets you down.” These sessions exemplify the evolution into Stage 2 EFT, as Jorgensen works to soften Sandra’s pursuit and pull Carl out of his withdrawn position. When Carl tells her how difficult it is to say that he needs her love, Sandra finally lets her guard down and exclaims, “I feel like I’m rolling through the flowers with you!”

Jorgensen has helped the couple lay the groundwork for a new relationship, but the couple still has a lot of work ahead of them. As wanderlust calls them to pull up stakes and voyage on to greener pastures, the focus of their last session turns to how they can continue their work going forward. And while the therapy may not have reached an ideal stage for the couple, it has provided them with a new perspective, instilled them with hope, and set them on a trajectory toward a deeper connection with each other.

Length of video: 5:03:00

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-380-4

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-381-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-381-2

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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