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The Integration of the Mind and Body in Couples Counseling

somatic expeiencing

I’ll start by saying the reality that we (most people) often talk about the mind and body as separate entities is an issue. No one talks about their arm and their body as if they are two different things. The mind is part of the body and the body is of course heavily influenced by […]

Two Key Tasks in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Although somewhat competitors, John Gottman, the co-creator of the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, recommended that every counselor learn Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). He advises marriage counselors to learn Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). The Gottman Method is somewhat structured, while EFT is more of a way of interacting. The two complement each […]

Client Factors that Make Couples Therapy More Effective

Columbus Ohio Marriage Counseling

The amount of time couples therapy takes depends on many factors. Some of them depend on the clients’ traits, goals, and willingness to work. The following factors are broken down into characteristics that often make therapy faster and more effective (and factors that do the opposite). Positive Factors Negative Factors In a related note, read […]