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About EFT

EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the early 80’s by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg.
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Learning EFT

Everything you need to know to help you further in learning the EFT model.
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The founding of EFT South Africa

EFT South Africa was founded in 2009 when Kathryn de Bruin and Elmien Lesch met for the first time, in a coffee shop in Stellenbosch, to discuss their common interest in initiating EFT in South Africa.
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Meet the South Africa EFT Trainer

Kathryn de Bruin
I am a marriage and family therapist in San Diego. As a South African and because of my love for my family and country, I travel to South Africa frequently.
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Elmien Lesch
I have always been interested in couple and family therapy and have worked with many couples and families over the last 30 years within a systemic and experiential therapeutic framework.
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Meet the Leadership and advising team

We are in the process of registering EFTSA as a non-profit organisation (NPO). It will be headed by three directors and an advising committee.

The three directors:

Elmien Lesch

Permanent Director

Colleen Sturrock


Robin Scott

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Renew Your Annual EFT Community Membership

Steps to join EFT South Africa:

Fill out the form.
Once received, we will then continue to register you for EFT South Africa, it is R400 to join us yearly.
You will receive details to join ICEEFT (including a coupon code for South Africans).
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Stance on Diversity

EFT South Africa’s Stance on Diversity:

We aim to cultivate a climate of inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. In all facets of our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world – a just, loving, humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully – where people can embrace their most basic universal human attachment needs without fear of persecution or marginalisation as a result of religion, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual/affectional orientation and preferences, gender expression, family structure, age, class, mental health, physical character or disability.

These values are inherent in the attachment science and humanistic approach to intervention that all our work is based on.

Visit South Africa

South Africa is a long flight. I urge you to be prepared for very long flights as well as jet lag. Once we have arrived I could share with you some techniques I have used in the past to get through the early mornings, but to be prepared pack some reading material to keep you busy when sleep eludes you.
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Join our EFT South Africa Community

Welcome to the South African Emotionally Focused Therapy Community. Our mission is to provide a forum for mental health professionals in South Africa who are working with couples and families providing relational therapy.
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