All the rage in couples therapy is something called Emotion-Focused Therapy. It’s a new approach to traditional couples counseling that seems to be causing an impact. While most therapy has focused on communication rather than self awareness, and mind over matter when dealing with emotional issues. EFT is about in ways that are appropriate to context and is a highly complex skill that is rarely taught. There are some simple new steps to understanding and controlling your feelings.
Sometimes called The Science of Love is about dealing with real emotions, rather than yelling, going silent, or binging on a carton of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.

I’ve attended a couple of workshops on EFT and will be doing a “train the trainer” one coming up in September with EFT author and professor Dr. Martin Rovers. If you are in Ottawa, check out Dr. Rovers in his monthly Relationships Matters seminars.
Here’s the details for your own relationships, with an emphasis on EFT, you can make a real difference with a monthly date night.

Capital Choice Counselling Group CCCG
and Saint Paul
University
present
Relationships Matter

Topics for Fall 2012
September 21, 2012: Vivre la Différence!
– Appreciating Your Partner’s Ways of Loving
(Dr. Martin Rovers)
October 26, 2012: “50 Shades” of Change
– Steps Towards Personal Growth and Fulfilment
(Debra-Lynn Menard, CCC, M.Ed.)
November 30, 2012: Growing Pains:
– Must Growth be Painful?
(Dr. Mark Slatter)
December 21, 2012: Conversations of the Joys and Sorrows
of Christmas: An Open Forum
(Dr. Martin Rovers)
Coordinates:
Place: St. Paul University: 223 Main Street, Auditorium: Room 203
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Cost: $20.00 per person at the door: no registration required
(psychologist receipts available for counselling services)
Parking: Pay parking available at the University; free parking available nearby
For more information visit:
www.relationshipsmatter.