George Faller, LMFT, is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT. He is the George Fallerfounder and president of the New York Center for EFT ( As an EFT Trainer, George teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in NYC, is a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. George also works as a marriage consultant and conference leader to the US Military, FDNY and many Wall Street executives in addition to training therapists across the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in trauma, Family EFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underserved populations and pushing the leading edge of EFT. George has been a featured guest on MSNBC Nightly News “People Making a Difference” with Brian Williams. He is co-author of Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life's Challenges for Positive Change (2016).

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Emotionally Focused Therapy: Cracking the Code of Love in Couples and Families
July 9-13, 2018

Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Susan Johnson over the past 25 years, is one of the most empirically validated models of couples therapy in the world.  Focusing on identifying repetitive negative patterns of interaction and replacing them with positive cycles of responsiveness, EFT provides a simple and powerful mechanism for change.

This course will expand the concepts of EFT to families and introduce exciting new ideas from George's book Sacred Stress. Participants will learn to apply the language of attachment to effect change with their most challenging relationships and stressful events. Making extensive use of videotapes, role plays, and experiential exercises, participants will both see and practice the skills of EFT, a model that is getting worldwide attention for its ability to create the safe haven and secure base that are emblematic of loving and durable relationships.

This course includes both didactic instruction and experiential approaches, mirroring the model itself, which help clients both understand their stuck places and have a new, corrective experience in the therapy room.

Seizing the Power of Attachment To Facilitate Change
Understanding the foundations of attachment theory and working with emotions. 

Understanding Cycles of Interdependency & the EFT Process
Learn to help each partner understand how their own feelings and behaviors unwittingly shape and are shaped by the feelings and behaviors of their partner, and learn ways to help the couple define the problem as the cycle, rather than each other.

Going Deeper–Helping Withdrawers & Pursuers Reach Out to Each Other through Enactments
Couples often only see the reactive behavior of the other (often angry outbursts or withdrawals) resulting in more distress and isolation, along with constricted beliefs about each other and sometimes themselves. Learn to help clients touch the underlying feelings that drive this reactivity, even when these feelings are outside their own awareness. Learn to help our clients share their deeper fears and needs with each other. Practice the skills that will help your clients learn to reach and respond.

Learn how to use the techniques and theoretical underpinning of EFFT to understand a family’s emotional dynamics, access attachment issues, and create new patterns of emotional healing.

Taking EFT Home Both Professionally and Personally
Integrate the concepts of EFT with Sacred Stress to learn how to befriend stress and use stress as a catalyst for positive change in all areas

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What our alumni are saying:

"George's course was excellent in content, leadership, teaching style, and interaction. "

"This instructor was amazing - clear, vulnerable, and knowledgeable."

"An interesting course on an important topic with a skillful presenter!"

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