by Dr. Sue Johnson
Thanks to pioneers in research, like Dr. Sue Johnson, we now know more than ever before about the science of love and romantic bonding. The practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy allows clinicians to bring the knowledge of shaping and restoring secure bonds to couples, and provides a practical map for those seeking to understand adult love. Now you can share this article, which offers a simple take on the most recent EFT and attachment study, with your couples!
“In this study we took 32 couples, who reported that they were distressed, distant, and insecure in their relationship or felt they couldn’t count on each other, didn’t trust each other, or often felt rejected and alone. In only 20 or so hours, we were able to show them how to move into the kind of secure bonds we all dream about and long for – the special, deep connection that our brain codes as crucial to survival.
No one has ever shown that it was possible to deliberately shape key elements in love relationships – like emotional responsiveness – or to teach lovers how to change the security of their attachment. This study showed that we can do it.”