Healthy relationships are central to human health and happiness.

Research consistently shows that secure attachment and emotionally satisfying bonds are essential elements of mental and physical well-being. Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is uniquely capable of establishing and restoring supportive bonds among individuals, partners and families. The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) is dedicated to educating health professionals and increasing public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationships.

We invite you to learn more about ICEEFT and EFT. If you’re a mental health professional, we encourage you to explore our many training events and to join our ever-growing global family of over 7000 members, spanning 80 regional communities and centers throughout 40 countries. Whatever your age, race, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background, you are welcome here.

ICEEFT

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

ICEEFT is a worldwide network of mental health professionals, united to promote the use and understanding of EFT. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

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Communities

If you are looking forward for trainings in your own language, or a training host in Europe, you can find all the information you need in the European EFT Communities websites:

Belgium
EFT Belgium
Britain
EFT Britain
Denmark
EFT Denmark
France
EFT France Association
Germany
EFT Community Deutschland
Germany
EFT Hanover Center
Greece
EFT Greece
Ireland
EFT Ireland
Italy
EFT Italia Community
Italy
EFT Nord Italia
Italy
EFT Roma Center
Netherlands
EFT Netherlands
Norway
EFT Norway
Poland
EFT Poland Association
Romania
EFT Romania
Russia
EFT Russia
Serbia
EFT Serbia
Spain
TFE Madrid
Sweden
EFT Sweden - Lund
Sweden
EFT Sweden - Stockholm
Switzerland
EFT Swiss Romande

EFT WORLD SUMMIT 2024

Maintaining hope in a world of uncertainty

Mark your calenders the 3nd and 4th of June 2024 and join us for this inspiring event with EFT-colleagues from all around the world. The theme of the Summit is: 'Maintaining hope in a world of uncertainty: the art and science of EFT'

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
  • Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Emily Nagoski
  • Siebrecht Vanhooren
  • Frans De Waal
  • Mark Solms
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Webinars

In anticipation of the EFT World Summit ’24 you can now join these series of 6 EFT-webinars, running from September to the end of the year. In these webinars you will meet several international Trainer Duos, one from Europe and one from US or Canada, and get a bit of a taste of the big event in 2024.

  • EFT & Anger/Aggression

    Sue Johnson and Jef Slootmaeckers
    September 12th 2023
    7.00 PM – 9.00 PM (CET)
    In these two hours, Dr. Sue Johnson and Jef Slootmaeckers team up to watch, review, and discuss a clinical session that focuses on Anger and Aggression. You will see EFIT in action, get insights into the therapeutic choices made by EFT trainer Jef Slootmaeckers, and hear process comments of the founder of EFT dr. Sue Johnson.
  • Hope and Secondary Emotions

    George Faller and Giulia Altera
    October 10th 2023
    7.00 PM – 9.00 PM (CET)
    Honor the function of secondary emotions it’s not always easy, especially when we are used to experience them as blocks towards connections between the partners and in the therapeutic process. Working with this kind of energy, or this lack of energy can be very challenging for a therapist, and most of the time we just would love to skip them and go straight to vulnerable emotions. But hidden in them there is something very special, do you know that? George Faller and Giulia Altera will walk you through exploration of working with secondary emotions. You will discover their functions, how to tune in, organize them, use them for change in search of hope through dialogues and clinical clips.
  • Working with Grief and Shame

    Karin Wagenaar and Rebecca Jorgensen
    October 24th 2023
    7.00 PM – 9.00 PM (CET)
    In this EFT pre-summit session, EFT trainers Karin Wagenaar and Rebecca Jorgensen will show and discuss a live session where grief and shame will be the main topic. In this powerful EFT session, you will see Karin’s work with an older couple that lost their children and grandchild in the attack on the MH17 airplane. Both trainers will reflect on the attachment affect, EFT interventions, key decision points and the influence of polyvagal theory on the movement across the session. Don’t miss out this enriching conversation with these two seasoned and warm EFT trainers.
  • EFT and clients who are one or more of LGBTQ+

    Sandra Taylor and Robert Allan
    November 14th 2023
    7.00 PM – 9.00 PM (CET)
    While our ethical codes require us to be respectful and aware of diversity issues in working with our clients many EFT therapists have little experience, knowledge and/or skills in working with LGBTQ+ clients and colleagues. Whether you are new or experienced with these populations, please join us. Your workshop leaders are Sandra Taylor and Robert Allan. We are EFT trainers who identify as LGBTQ+ and are running LGBTQ+ Centred Externships, Core Skills, and continuing professional development courses. Due to privacy reasons this webinar will not be recorded.
  • Using attachment longings to access primary emotion in Stage 1

    Marlene Best and Kyriaki Polychroni
    December 5th 2023
    7.00 PM – 10.oo PM (CET)
    Attachment longings are what bring couples into therapy and their unmet needs are what drive the negative cycle. The ability to leverage these longings and use them effectively in both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are powerful skills for EFT therapists to master. In this webinar, EFT Trainers Kyriaki Polychroni and Marlene Best will show and unpack a very moving live session with a Serbian couple (in English) where - early in the therapeutic process - the couple’s poignant memories of what first brought them together are used to access the withdrawer’s primary emotions underlying his anger and elicit a softer response from his partner. An interactive discussion and sharing of experiences with participants will be an integral part of the Webinar’s process.
  • Therapist Presence and the power of the present moment

    Jim Furrow and Simona Herb
    December 11th 2023
    7.00 PM – 9.00 PM (CET)
    EFT change events are guided by a therapist’s ability to transform experience through working with emotion in the present moment. More than skills and technique the therapist’s presence is a pivotal resource in moving clients toward deeper and more productive experience. A therapist’s responsiveness and self-awareness are critical resources for increasing a therapist’s presence in the here-and-now experience of core emotion. Simona Herb and Jim Furrow will guide you through interactive exercises and clinical examples that strengthen your EFT presence and its power to impact the present moment when it matters most.