Whether you are in a short or longterm relationship, in a relationship with one or several partners, with a man or a woman, sooner or later relational problems occur in almost every relationship and have a huge impact on our life and our sense of wellbeing.
When people think or ‘relational problems’ they often think of abusive relationships or couples who have lost all respect for each other. Luckily, most relational problems are of a more subtle nature.
People that go to relational therapy, say that their emotions during an argument often run higher than they find desirable, that they are not able to change certain interaction patterns, that they have difficulty to communicate well and solve problems together, that they find it hard to comfort each other or that they lack the feeling of a deep connection with one another.
At Move for Motion, we use Emotionally Focused Therapy, or EFT, to treat relational problems. EFT is an effective therapy that uses emotions as a way in to end negative interaction patterns and to improve your communication. This will lead to more understanding and a sense of connection in your relationship.
In the case of verbal, physical or sexual violence, EFT is not the right therapy for you. The violence will have to end first. This can happen with the help of a therapist that has experience in treating domestic violence and in EFT. Only when the violence has stopped, EFT can help to treat the underlying relational problems.
When you struggle with relational problems and are interested in Emotionally Focused Therapy, feel free to contact Move for Motion. Your Move for Motion therapist is a registered EFT therapist. For more information on EFT in English, see the website of dr. Sue Johnson or visit the website of The International Centre of Excelence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our life.”