Bellevue, WA, September 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Marlon Familton, marriage and family therapist at Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC in Bellevue Washington is now available for speaking engagements in the Puget Sound region. Topics include dealing with emotions in personal and professional relationships and handling highly emotional clients effectively.
Until recently psychologists and therapists believed that too much emotion was the basic problem in marriages and that our emotions should be controlled. A wave of cognitive skills for improved communication became the key solution preached by the therapy field. With the introduction of Emotionally Focused Therapy by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990’s, that belief began to change.
“We can all learn how to listen, paraphrase and be gentile when starting a conversation, but when our emotions begin to grow, tools and skills get tossed out the window.” Familton says. “The reason is that often times there is an underlying question or meaning that someone is dealing with inside. “Do I matter? Am I competent? Am I loveable? When these questions and the underlying emotions are driving someone reactions to a problem or situation, a person can feel as though they are fighting for their survival and that isn’t something most of us can stay calm about in the moment.”
Familton has created and offers a series of talks on understanding our own emotions and how to effectively handle or work with someone during a highly emotional moment. Versions are available for personal or professional environments.
“We all have personal relationships that can benefit from understanding how to handle highly emotional situations and people. Businesses that rely on professional and client relationships can benefit by understanding how our own emotions can affect those relationships. “Familton says. “My talk entitled ‘Handling highly emotional clients’ features techniques from therapy as well as other proven effective methods for de-escalating a situation and getting a problem or issue on track for resolution.”
Familton is available for speaking engagements in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Talks can be tailored to fit a time from of 30 minutes to two hours. Summary and outlines are available by contacting Familton directly.
Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC is a provider of counseling and therapy services specializing in relationships for couples, families and individuals.
Marlon Familton is a marriage and family therapist, trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is the most effective model of counseling for couples, validated by the American Psychological Association, and deals heavily with emotions, emotional reactivity and the underlying needs that emotions create in all of us.
“Research shows that 70 to 75% of couples who go through Emotionally Focused Therapy consider the therapy experience a success. 86% report being “significantly” happier in their relationship.” Familton says. “Working with couples to heal and strengthen their relationship using EFT as a model is such an amazing and rewarding process. Locating in Bellevue and offering access to EFT to as many couples and families as possible is very exciting.”