Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic approach to relationship therapy that is grounded in attachment theory. Attachment theory views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.
EFT for couples is the gold standard for empirically validated intervention in the field of relationship and couple therapy. It is an organized, stage-based approach to de-escalating relational conflict, deepening trust between partners, and restructuring attachment bonds between partners so that the relationship becomes a safe, reliable source of comfort and love.