Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist, the creator of EFT, and a recognized leader in the new science of close relationships. A therapist, academic, teacher, and researcher, she has also written and lectured extensively. She is quoted regularly in the press, including the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today. She has authored four professional books on EFT and has trained thousands of EFT therapists in North America.
Developed over 20 years ago and practiced all over the world, Emotionally Focused Therapy has been heralded by Time
magazine and the New York Times
as one of the only types of therapy to actually work. Couples who practice EFT see a 75% success rate (compared to 30% for other forms of relationship therapy). EFT focuses on the emotional connection of every relationship by de-escalating conflict, creating a safe emotional connection, and strengthening bonds between partners.
Now in paperback, HOLD ME TIGHT introduces readers to EFT and illustrates a program they can use in their own relationships. Part I introduces the view of love as an attachment bond and applies this view to relationship problems. Part II offers seven "conversations" that focus on key moments. Readers can use these to understand their responses and relationships better. Included are exercises to help couples work through the process.