Welcome to isEFT

Founded in 2011, isEFT is an international society for Emotion Focused Therapy (commonly abbreviated as "EFT") training centers. Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported psychotherapy approach that views emotions as centrally important in human functioning and therapeutic change. An emotion-focused approach promotes emotional awareness, expression, regulation, understanding and transformation of emotion and the development of empathy as a path to health and well-being in individuals and couples. It is an evidence-based approach to the treatment of problems in living and interpersonal problems and is dedicated to the scientific study of the process of human change in therapy.

Changing Emotions with Emotions

EFT in the News

  • PCEP Journal: We are very excited to announce that isEFT has become an organizational WAPCEPC (World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling) MEMBER. As such, we can now offer the Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies PCEP journal to our isEFT members at a reduced price (4 issues per year). If you want more information on the isEFT membership and the PCEP journal, please send an email to contact.iseft@gmail.com

  • Emotion Awareness Day! June 2nd 2021

We are proud and excited to celebrate the world's first Emotion Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 2nd!

The main event of the day is an interview with Dr. Les Greenberg, the Main Man of EFT: Why are Emotions Important?

Available live June 2nd, 2021, at 4:30 PM Los Angeles time on Emotion Awareness page: https://www.facebook.com/emotionawarenessday

(available to watch also afterwards)

  • isEFT Conference 2021: 

    Due to COVID-19 we are not able to organize a live isEFT Conference in 2021. We will have to postpone until later, probably in 2022 or 2023. New dates will be communicated as soon as possible. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

  • Vale Melissa Harte (1959-2021) 

    The members of the Board of isEFT wish to express their deep sadness on the death of Melissa Harte, an International Trainer with the Australian Institute for EFT in Melbourne, Australia.  Melissa was an esteemed and cherished colleague.  She will be remembered for her energy, dedication, and enthusiasm as she worked to build an EFT Institute in Australia, sharing the approach widely with colleagues and clients. EFT as an approach and the International Organisation grew stronger with her contributions. Her presence among us will be missed in the years to come but her legacy and memory will live on.  Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.  www.aieft.org

  • Debate "Transforming emotional memories: from science to clinical practice". Emotional Memory by David Sander and Changing emotion with emotion by Leslie Greenberg. video

  • How do you change emotions? Les Greenberg: video

  • Why are emotions important? Les Greenberg: video

  • What is the role of emotion in distressvideo 

  • New Therapist talks to Les Greenberg: video

  • Interview with Les Greenberg about EFT by Juliette Beckingvideo  

  • Talking about evolution and essence of EFT - Jeanne Watson, video

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for DepressionJeanne Watson:  video

More videos here

Alfred & Shadow -
A short story about Self-Criticism

Alfred & Shadow -
A short story about emotions


Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) has evolved in recent years to have a significant impact on the field of psychotherapy.  Its increasing popularity and the growing support for its efficacy with a wide variety of problems have made EFT an important approach to psychotherapy treatment. Please click here to view a list of books written by primary developers of EFT. 

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