emotionEmotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings (second edition) by Professor Leslie S. Greenberg purported that accessing emotions can be a source of healing and wisdom. This book shows how it works with clients. With its extensive knowledge and wide coverage, it helps practitioners to deepen and transform emotional experiences, to facilitate healing for clients.

EFT helps clients increase their emotional intelligence and achieve greater well-being; in order to do so, practitioners must first understand emotions, and this is covered by the first three chapters of the book. The first section builds on that to introduce Emotion Coaching, as well as case formulation and marker-guided interventions (sometimes referred to as EFT Tasks). This is especially useful for students and practitioners who are new to EFT, as it builds a strong foundation and understanding of EFT, before they can move on to the next two sections.

Section two and three focus on working with emotions – section two being on how to work with emotions as a whole, and section three on working with specific emotions. This is then expanded on in the last section, on coaching emotional intelligence in different contexts, for different groups of people. For practitioners who are already familiar with EFT, this is still useful as it introduces various situations and circumstances in which EFT can take place, highlighting the flexibility of this approach in psychotherapy.

Sophisticated and humane, Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings allows readers to better understand EFT and provides a comprehensive review of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).