What is Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy or EFIT

By Jim Squire Psychotherapy |

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy or EFIT is a variation of the highly successful Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFIT was developed by Dr Sue Johnson who received the order of Canada for her ground breaking work in psychology and research on bonding and love. EFIT is influenced by attachment theory and the premise we are all hard wired to connect and the quality of those connections dramatically influences our well being. EFIT focuses on understanding the underlying emotions that drive behaviour and therefore helps us understand why we get stuck in certain patterns or repeat patterns that interfere with having the life we want. For example, the ability to be vulnerable with people is a key aspect of how well we connect with others and helps them to know us which creates a deeper more satisfying connection, therefore if we struggle to be vulnerable all our relationships suffer. EFIT works well with anxiety, depression, trauma, improves your ability to connect with others and provides a framework to increase your self awareness.