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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.

    Recognizing Reality & Dignity: The Human Experience of Ukrainian Therapists and People

    Recognizing Reality & Dignity: The Human Experience of Ukrainian Therapists and People

    If you would like to support Ukrainian EFT therapists through supervision, running support groups, or providing relevant training, please email the director of the Ukrainian EFT Association (UAEFT) Inna Garbuz at il-g@i.ua
     
    If you would like to contribute financially, UAEFT is creating a program to connect Ukrainian couples and families with Ukrainian EFT therapists to receive help, no matter where they are. While many of the therapists (who are either still in Ukraine or are themselves refugees, abroad) now are continuing to provide help to their clients or refugees, they receive no income. The fund would pay therapists for the work they are doing so they can support their families. 
     
    You could contribute in 2 ways:
     

    1) Directly to an account of the Ukrainian Association of Emotionally Focused Therapy at the link:
    https://secure.wayforpay.com/button/be20348685470
     
    2) Those of you who are having difficulties with the above transfer can donate to the Gofundme Fundraiser Zoya set up on their behalf. Money goes to her US account and then gets transferred to the association account.
     
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-ukrainian-eft-therapists

    • 42 min
    Vulnerability & Empathy: Are They Enough for a Secure Bond?

    Vulnerability & Empathy: Are They Enough for a Secure Bond?

    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 with each other.


     


    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@dochawklpc) or Cash App ($dochawklpc). 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 a 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 com.

    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website com.

    Check out our online training program com

    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.

    • 28 min
    Depth of Risk: Decision Making Process

    Depth of Risk: Decision Making Process

    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 with each other.


     


    You can financially contribute to this podcast on Venmo (@dochawklpc) or Cash App ($dochawklpc). 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 a 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 com.

    You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram @dochawklpc. You can also check out his website com.

    Check out our online training program com

    You can follow George @ https://www.georgefaller.com/.


    2 Lists to Assess Risk


     These two lists work together. The more positive variables you have from the first list, the more you can go down the vulnerability ladder with your clients, the second list. You build safety in list one to take more risks on list 2 to push your clients’ leading edge and help them succeed in vulnerability.


     List 1 – Risk Assessment: Variables to Consider


    Variables to consider when determining the level of Risk you go for. The more of these variables you have, the more Risk you can go for.


    Alliance with the therapist (trust).

    Alliance with the EFT process (trust).

    The number of sessions.

    The number of successful missions (Corrective Emotional Experiences, Bonding Events).

    Tolerance window of the person you are working with and prepping to share.

    Their safety level with their partner.

    Tolerance window of the listening partner.

     List 2 – Elements of Experience Risk Ladder


    This is just our way to describe the various elements of experience. The further you go down this ladder, the riskier it is. Going up the ladder is slicing it thinner.


    Protective Behaviors

    Secondary Emotion (Emotion that is used to create space vs. create connection)

    Story Construction About Distressed Relationship (Meaning)

    What They Think (What they say it means about them, others, the relationship)

    Recognition of Danger Cues/Triggers

    Primary Emotion (Emotion that is used to create connection vs. create space)

    Hang Out and Stay in Primary Emotion

    Individual Trauma

    Attachment Injuries

    Vulnerable View of Self

    Attachment Needs – When they are in distress


     


     


     

    • 27 min
    Special Guest Kathryn de Bruin: EFFT & Play Therapy

    Special Guest Kathryn de Bruin: EFFT & Play Therapy

    We are honored to have Dr. Kathryn de Bruin share with us about integrating EFFT and Play Therapy into her work with families.  Here is a link if you want to get more in-depth training with Kathryn on EFFT for Families with Young Children. 

    • 40 min
    Special Guest George Faller: Working w/ Clients’ Vulnerable View of Self

    Special Guest George Faller: Working w/ Clients’ Vulnerable View of Self

    Training Event with James & George: Working with Our Clients' Vulnerable View of Self. 


    In this focused online training, we will show you with precise in-session interventions how to skillfully and empathetically help clients shift their focus from a defensive view of others to a vulnerable view of self.


    Link to Register:  Working with Our Clients' Vulnerable View of Self. 


    Link to George's podcast with Dr. Laurie Watson (Foreplay Radio) 


    Link to our online training program Success in Vulnerability. 

    • 29 min
    Special Guest Dr.Leanne Campbell: EFT w/ Individuals:Helping Clients Find Their Voice

    Special Guest Dr.Leanne Campbell: EFT w/ Individuals:Helping Clients Find Their Voice

    Here is a link to Leanne's EFIT training with Sue Johnson. EFIT Training with Sue and Leanne. 


    Here is a link to the EFIT Primer book by Sue and Leanne. 


     

    • 30 min

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