One of the challenges in implementing Emotionally Focused Therapy in cases is the need to have the map at the point of care. In addition to attuning to self, the client, Dr. Wong’s bookmarks help professional helpers to attune to the model. These bookmarks are available in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
Bookmarks with descriptions of the EFT stages and steps provide crucial maps to the therapeutic process and help EFT learners to know where they are at and where they need to proceed.
Bookmarks with the tango and therapist tasks in each move help propel therapy forward by helping clients deescalate through recognizing the interactional and emotional processes creating and maintaining symptoms (move 1), making frightening, foreign, overwhelming and out of control experience normal, acceptable and manageable through affect assembly (move 2), restoring safe connection and reshaping a positive sense of self and other through encounters (move 3), processing the new corrective emotional experience (move 4) and integrating and validating (move 5).
Bookmarks with the interventions for working with emotions and restructuring interactions help professional helpers work at both the interactional, interpersonal level and experiential, intrapersonal level concurrently.
Bookmarks for working with emotions and using the Experiencing Scale help with emotional engagement, an essential ingredient in EFT effectiveness.
Bookmarks for EFIT and EFFT help apply EFT to working with individuals and families.
Bookmarks for Hold Me Tight and Hold Me Tight Let Me Go help apply EFT to working with couples and families in groups through the conversations for restoring connection.
Since most of our cases are complex that have failed to respond to other approaches and are complicated by trauma, the trauma bookmarks help integrate trauma psycho-education into EFT. Clients recognize how their brain is designed for survival by constantly monitoring their external and internal cues, responding to safety or danger with the three brain states, safety (green), fight/flight (yellow) and freeze/dissociation (red). The bookmarks help clients recognize each brain state and apply effective coping strategies.