Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy (EFMT) is a group model of psychotherapy that integrates mindful experiencing with experiential and emotional processes that enhance how we make sense of our feelings and resolve inner conflicts. It helps us navigate our lives, and cultivate growth and fulfillment.
EFMT welcomes into meditation and therapeutic encounters the processes that deepen our experiencing. This includes perceptions, bodily and sensory experiences, feelings, imagery, thoughts, needs and action tendencies. Meditators cultivate gentleness and curiosity, exploring how to navigate their experiences oriented to their values and what they find works for them. While meditating, people are encouraged to feel, consider the future, remember, and reflect on their experiences. From an EFMT perspective, the only time we have to experience and reflect on planning and remembering is the present moment and to not include them in meditation and therapy would be to exclude central aspects of being human (Gayner, 2019 Mindful Feeling)
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