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More Safety At Last: A Demonstration Of How EFT Heals A Traumatized Family

January 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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This evening will be a wonderful introduction to some basic principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy and will also serve as an introduction to the purpose of the Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go Workshop (HMT/LMG) for Parents and Teens. Paul and Nancy Aikin’s full-day presentation on HMT/LMG begins the following morning on January 20th, 2018. (This Friday evening workshop will be offered as a webinar to help participants avoid Los Angeles traffic.)

During this evening, Certified EFT Trainers, Nancy Aikin, PhD. and Paul Aikin, PhD. will take you, with video clips to demonstrate, through the journey of a couple in Emotionally Focused Therapy. In the first video presentation, participants will be introduced to a couple in the middle of treatment. The couple discover a previously unrecognized trauma in the pursuer’s history (Rachael) that was driving the dys-regulated marriage and family environment. Uncontrollable rage destabilized the withdrawer (Richard) and rippled down to the three home-schooled children.

Participants will then watch the discussion with this couple that followed a live session, which offers a clear demonstration of Stage 3 EFT work. In their conversation, the couple explores how the trauma between them created insecurity for their children and then discusses their road to recovery not only as a couple but also as a family. Finally we get to watch a video-recording of family work where their eldest teenage son works a repair with his parents, and we see the father and son restructure their insecure attachment toward more security and healing.

This evening will be of value to EFT Therapists and to couple and family therapists who are interested in learning more about EFT. It will also be valuable to other helping professionals who seek a greater understanding of how families are able to heal, as well as those planning to attend the “How To Facilitate a Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go Teen Family Workshop” the following day.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the way childhood trauma can show up in an adult marriage.
  2. Explain how uncontrollable rage is driven by underlying panic.
  3. Identify a negative cycle between a parent and their teen influenced by an insecure co-parenting alliance.

Venue/Location Details

This program will be held by Webinar. Login detail for the Webinar will be provided in advance of this event.

CE Credit

Participants will earn 3 CE credits for attending the entire program. Partial credits will not be offered.

LACEFT is approved by the American Psychological Association (provider #41025550) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACEFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #131253) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s and LPC’s. LACEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Learn More About our Presenters

Nancy Tischler Aikin, PhD is a co-founder of Aikin Associates Seminars, and as such has been a practicing clinical psychologist in private practice working with families, couples and individuals for the last 35 years. Along with her husband Paul, she is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center. She is a certified EFT Trainer & Supervisor. Her most recent project in collaboration with her husband and Sue Johnson is the creation of the Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go Program for Families with Teens.

Paul A. Aikin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Davis, CA. Along with his wife Nancy, he is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center. Paul is a certified EFT Trainer & Supervisor. He has held positions at the University of California, Davis as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Clinical Psychologist and Director of Training at the Counseling Center; and Lecturer, Department of Psychology. He is coauthor of the Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go Program: A Workshop for Families with teens.

Registration Fees:

Webinar Ticket Prices:

  • Early Bird Registration (valid through 12/22/17) – $55
  • Regular Registration – $65
  • Fuller Faculty & Students may register for tickets at no cost

Participate in Both Days & Save

  • LACEFT Members & Friends – $205
  • Agencies, Schools, & Clergy – $180
  • Students – $155
For these two events only, LACEFT is happy to extend member-only pricing to the entire community to support our goal of introducing this valuable EFT family work to a cross-section of community members, including teachers, clergy, youth counselors, and all service providers who work with youth and their families.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:

LACEFT is available to make arrangements for individuals with particular needs. Anyone who requires special accommodation for a disability is requested to notify LACEFT at least two weeks in advance by contacting Betsy Walli at or (714) 584-4447.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, less a $25 administration fee, will be issued for requests made on or before January 12, 2018. We will not issue refunds that are requested after January 12, 2018.


LACEFT is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. LACEFT will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Program Chair in consultation with the members of the Program Committee.

While LACEFT goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to our attention which require intervention and/or action on the part of an officer of LACEFT. The Program Chair will receive and handle all complaints, coordinating with the President and Executive Director of LACEFT if necessary, to work out a fair resolution.

Please email any complaints to with subject heading “For Program Chair.”

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January 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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