Parenting has it's roller coaster experiences. The excitement, the joy, the deep loving connection warms your soul. Then there's the experiences and moments that you may never want to talk about, yet find find yourself searching Google, seeking professional help, and asking others parents how to resolve. Only to try things that help, and yet don't help at the same time. You feel helpless and fearful of what comes next.
All too often treatment for youth and even adult children focuses only on the person who is experiencing the mental health symptoms or the addiction behaviors. Where are these professionals at every other moment when find yourself in the throws of tensions running high, and patiences running thin, lost in a sea of emotions yourself, unsure how to "fix" the situation?
Maybe your child has. yelled the all to familiar words of "I hate you. You never understand me." It stings to your heart, and leaves you feeling like you have to try harder. You love them, and just want what is best for them. Maybe you've known that your child is cutting and you want to help them stop, and you haven't found a way to make that happen. Both of you know what is best, and probably desire a connection that is STRONG, & POSITIVE.
-EFFT works because it is:
-Empowering caregivers and parents to work through challenges with effective ways.
-Teaching you how to become an effective emotion and behavior coach.
- Mental health and addiction impacts the entire family.
-EFFT works regardless of your loved ones motivation level to change, engagement in treatment, and age.
Family members and caregivers are a vital part of providing the healing connections for their loved ones to work through strong emotions, challenging behaviors, addictions, and mental health challenges.
Emotion Focused Family Therapy focuses on what YOU CAN DO!
Parents and Caregivers can attend sessions on their own.
Emotions... Let's talk about the key to helping your loved one to understand their emotions. It starts with your own understanding of how you experience emotions and then when we can regulate our own emotions. Recognizing what pushes our own buttons, helps us to change the way we respond to others emotions shared.
2 Day Workshop on May 14 & 15, 2021
You can benefit if you:
*Have a loved one struggling with mental health or eating disorder symptoms.
*Struggle to help your loved one calm down effectively.
*Eager to prevent and reduce conflict in your relationships.
*Feel helpless, and overwhelmed with changing.
Historically mental health providers would focus on individual oriented services. However, we have learned that it's more effective to include parents and caregivers as part of the change process. This video credit goes to Adele LaFrance, co-creator of this EFFT model.
Supporting Caregivers and Parents to build confidence in supporting a loved one with with their mental health and eating disorder challenges. Check it out to learn more register today!