"We waste time looking for the
perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love," Hold Me Tight, Tim
Emotionally Focused therapy is the most evidence-based and proven therapy model in
helping distressed relationships become more safe and secure. Often couples,
parent/teen, parent/child relationships can get stuck in negative reactive
patterns of anger/blame/defensiveness/withdrawal. Often what is under the
reactivity is hurt, sadness and fear. In therapy, when clients can begin to become
less hostile in their reactivity and share their hurts, sadness or fears with
one another; vulnerability grows. Understanding and empathy for each other
begins to happen which allows for relational healing and emotional safety and
security to deepen. This is the benefits of EFT and my goal for you.
I strongly believe that secure attachment bonds formed early in life is
essential for a healthy sense of self and well-being along with the ability to
maintain healthy relationships with others. However, I realize that for many of
us, this may not have been a reality. Often we can feel stressed, depressed and
anxious. Sometimes when our needs are not met through healthy, secure love, we
can turn away to other things such as drugs, alcohol, sex, work, food, etc. to
manage painful emotions of feeling inadequate, unworthy, rejected or abandoned.
For those who may not have received healthy love and nurturance, there is still
hope. Healthy love and secure connection can and often does happen later in
I work with many couples who desire to repair their relationship from
painful betrayals such as infidelity and/or sexual compulsivity. We work hard
on rebuilding trust to create a more solid and secure foundation and experience
relational restoration together. My clients are motivated to work hard to
courageously look at themselves and their relationships and commit to positive
change and relational transformation. There is hope after the pain of
longstanding relational distance and disconnection. There is hope after
betrayals of the heart. There is beauty from ashes.
I invite you to reach out to me if you are seeking therapeutic support or
would like to know more about the services I provide. I also offer Hold Me
Tight Couples Weekend Intensives throughout the year. The next one is Jan 17-19.
Please visit http://trieft.org/couples-workshop/sandiego for upcoming details. I look forward to connecting with
you! Wishing you loving, lasting connections with those who matter most to you!
Tami Chelew ReachesSan Diego CA