Dr. Johnson teaches--using Emotionally Focused Therapy--that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connections and preserve the attachment bond to ensure a lifetime of love.
...Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In HOLD ME TIGHT, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. 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.
Dr. Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist, the creator of EFT, and a recognized leader in the new science of close relationships. A therapist, academic, teacher, and researcher, she has also written and lectured extensively. She is quoted regularly in the press, including the "New York Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," and "USA Today," She has authored four professional books on EFT and has trained thousands of EFT therapists in North America.