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Attachment Science in Practice
September 11-15, 2020 in Hanover

EFT-Tango on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 9:00 - 17:30  h

Deepening Emotion and Engagement in EFT - with Yolanda von Hockauf
Language: English with consecutive interpretation into German.

The heart of EFT interventions is what Sue Johnson has labelled the EFT Tango. Starting from the present process, clients are invited to deepen emotions and assemble affect elements, create new experiences by reaching out to their significant others, share and process these experiences, integrate and grow. The EFT Tango has been found to be effective across modalities: individual, couple and families.


EFT with individuals (EFIT) on Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13, 2020, daily 9:00 - 17:30 h

Working with Anxiety and Depression  - with Yolanda von Hockauf
Language: English with consecutive interpretation into German.

This experiential workshop will use a combination of short teaching segments, video demonstrations, and small group exercises. There may also be a live session (dependent on a suitable candidate). We will be using the EFT Tango throughout as the organizing framework. Come join us and discover the power of working with Individual clients using the attachment frame and emotion to shape security and resiliency!


Yolanda von Hockauf is a founding director of the Vancouver Couple & Family Institute. As a therapist in the original research study on EFT for Sue Johnson's doctoral dissertation at the University of British Columbia in 1983, Yolanda has been involved in EFT from the ground up. She is currently a member of the ICEEFT Education Committee as well as the International Committee.

EFT mit Familien (EFFT) on Monday & Tuesday, September 14-15, 2020, daily from 9:00 - 17:30 h

Healing Relationships and Promoting Resilience - with Gail Palmer
Language: English with consecutive interpretation into German.

This workshop will demonstrate how the EFT model of working with couples is extended and modified to fit the family context. EFFT therapists focus on the emotional experience within a family and the problem patterns that block family members from accessing the resources they would otherwise share. A primary goal of EFFT is to reduce problematic behavior by creating new patterns of emotional accessibility and responsiveness that offer a secure base for children to develop and families to thrive. EFFT provides a practical approach to engaging families at an emotional level. Accessing, processing, and connecting family members through the power of emotional experience promotes healing and fosters a family’s resilience to the everyday and unexpected challenges of life.


Gail Palmer ail Palmer is one of the Founding Members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and Co-Director of the ICEEFT. Over the past 30 years, Gail has worked closely with Dr. Sue Johnson, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and is an experienced supervisor and trainer in EFT. She currently offers workshops, externships and core skills trainings to mental health professionals in a variety of different settings across the world. She chairs the ICEEFT Education Committee and is responsible for mentoring and training EFT trainers internationally. Gail is an adjunct faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and a sessional lecturer at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Tango Dialog on Sunday, September 13, from 20 - 22h

What connects EFT and Argentine tango - with Hendrik & Christine Weiß
Language: German. Hendrik & Christine also speak English.

The heart of the EFT interventions has been called the EFT Tango by Sue Johnson. In this workshop, we look at what connects EFT and Tango. We use Argentine tango to track dyadic processes in motion! Next to the question "How does it feel to dance together?" we focus at other exciting questions like: What does one's body tell? What allows us to really be there? What is it like to feel with our dance partner? How do we give clear messages? How do we wait for the answer and how do we implement it? What happens to us if something goes wrong, e.g. getting out of balance or "kicking"? Are we getting into a negative pattern, and if so, how are we going to get out?


Hendrik & Christine Weiß have been dancing and teaching Argentine tango for over twenty years. More information on their EFT careers can be found here.

EFT-Tango with Yolanda von Hockauf on Friday, September 11: 245 €
EFIT with Yolanda von Hockauf on Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13: 475 €
EFFT with Gail Palmer on Monday & Tuesday, September 14-15: 475 €
The Tango Dialog is inclusive for participants.
All three trainings: 995 € (instead of 1.245 €)

The seminar venue is centrally located in the lively Nordstadt district of Hannover, 10-15 minutes walk from Hanover central station. After booking, we will send you the address and tips for arrival, accommodation, restaurants, evening program, etc.

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