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We are both experienced relational therapists and trainers in the Emotionally Focused Therapy model. Our mission is to create content to support and challenge therapists' growth in addressing relational distress from an attachment perspective.

The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy theleadingedgeineft

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We are both experienced relational therapists and trainers in the Emotionally Focused Therapy model. Our mission is to create content to support and challenge therapists' growth in addressing relational distress from an attachment perspective.

    90. The Differentiation & Enmeshment Discussion-1.0: What Scares Therapists

    90. The Differentiation & Enmeshment Discussion-1.0: What Scares Therapists

    Welcome to the Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Drs. James Hawkins, Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.






    In this installment of our series "What Scares Therapists," James and Ryan discuss the relationship between enmeshment and differentiation from an attachment perspective. 






    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 43 min
    89. What Scares Therapists: When the Client Demands A "Fix It" Solution

    89. What Scares Therapists: When the Client Demands A "Fix It" Solution

    Welcome to the Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Drs. James Hawkins, Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.






    In this installment of our series "What Scares Therapists," James and Ryan delve into their experiences with the pressure to fix things for their clients. They discuss the anxiety and responsibility that comes with this demand and share their strategies for responding to these moments during sessions. By exploring their own vulnerabilities and the lessons they've learned, James and Ryan provide valuable insights into maintaining process focus while offering effective support to their clients.






    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 27 min
    88: The Secret of Sue's Brilliance: Empathy, Empathy, Empathy

    88: The Secret of Sue's Brilliance: Empathy, Empathy, Empathy

    Welcome to the Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Drs. James Hawkins, Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.








    In this episode, James discusses a key takeaway from his time at the EFT World Summit 2024 in the Netherlands. He highlights Sue's stance on the power of empathy, emphasizing how it can promote deeper understanding and connection with our clients, even in moments of frustration. 








    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 17 min
    87. What Scares Therapists: Highly Distressed But Highly Avoidant Couple Presentation

    87. What Scares Therapists: Highly Distressed But Highly Avoidant Couple Presentation

    Welcome to the Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Drs. James Hawkins, Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.




     










    In this installment of our series "What Scares Therapists," we delve into the complex dynamics of couples who present with significant distress yet remain avoidant about sharing their emotional experiences. Join us as we explore the challenges and strategies for engaging with these couples, uncovering the underlying fears and barriers that prevent them from accessing and expressing their feelings. Through expert insights and real-life case studies, we aim to shed light on this common yet difficult clinical presentation, offering valuable perspectives for therapists working to support these couples in their journey toward healing and connection.






    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 34 min
    86. What Scares Therapists: Responding to Enactments (Red Lights)

    86. What Scares Therapists: Responding to Enactments (Red Lights)

    Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.
    This is the third episode of our series, "What Scares Therapists." In this episode, we follow up on the concept of the light system as a way to read the openness to proceed in enactments. We specifically covered "red light" responses. 
    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 40 min
    85. What Scares Therapists: Responding to Enactments (Green & Yellow Lights)

    85. What Scares Therapists: Responding to Enactments (Green & Yellow Lights)

    Welcome to the Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Drs. James Hawkins, Ph.D., LPC, and Ryan Rana, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, ICEEFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Thank you for listening. We hope this experience helps you push the leading edge in your work to help people connect with themselves and each other.
    This is the second episode of our series, "What Scars Therapists." In this episode, we introduce the concept of the light system as a way to read the openness to proceed in enactments. We specifically covered green and yellow lights, and in the next episode, we will look at red light levels of response. 
    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@leftpodcast). Type LEFT or Leading Edge in EFT in the comments or notes section. All financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us keep producing content to help you push your leading edge.
    We desire to use this podcast to help equip therapists with tools and encouragement to help them with relational distress. We are also part of a team that has created an online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV). Success In Vulnerability is your premier online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success in Vulnerability's exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.
    You can follow us on our Facebook page @pushtheleadingedge
    You can follow Ryan on Facebook @ryanranaprofessionaltraining and his website
    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website, dochawklpc.com
    Check out our online training program, Success in Vulnerability (SV)
    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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178 Ratings

178 Ratings

R bultman ,

Fantastic

I am kicking myself for not listening to this podcast years ago! I am about 6 years into practice of EFT but just completed core skills and started supervision this year, and this post has been SO helpful! I especially appreciate the breaking down of some of the foundational concepts such as TEMP and the attachment dilemmas (just to name two). Thank you so very much!

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