Unleash the Power of Sexuality in EFT

Integrating the Sexual and Emotional Cycles in Therapy – Online therapist training using EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Unleashing the Power of Sexuality in EFT Therapy helps therapists leverage the energy in the sexual cycle to create change.

Date: March 3rd & 4th, 2023, Friday and Saturday

Time: 9am to 4:30pm EST

Where: Online by Zoom, Link will be sent just prior to event

Cost: $400

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trainer and couples therapy expert, George Faller, LMFT and certified sex and EFT therapist, Laurie Watson, PhD join forces to teach therapists the importance of helping their couple clients reach sexual and emotional security. Without comfort around talking about sex, therapists often avoid resolving this critical part of their couple’s lives.

Our goal is to help couple therapists understand how the emotional and sexual attachment cycles are integrated, help therapist become comfortable with talking about sex, learn a thorough sexual assessment, and work through blocks in the sexual cycle.


  • What is Great Sex?
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Integrate the Sexual and Emotional Cycles in Practice
  • Sexual Assessment
  • When/How/Why to Bring Up Sex
  • Stage 1 &2 Change Events
  • Working with SAC (Sexual Attachment Cycle) Blocks

The workshop will include lectures and interactive break-out sessions.



George Faller

MS, LMFT, EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

George Faller is EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist.  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well.

George is the founder and President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  As an EFT Trainer, George teaches several classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (the oldest family institute in the United States) in NYC, is a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University in New Orleans and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, Ct. Specializing in trauma, Family EFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.  George is the co-author of three books: True Connection: Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships (Living With Hope), Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience.

He has an online training series called Success In Vulnerability.

Laurie Watson

Phd, MA, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor (in Training)

Laurie has been a licensed couple’s counselor for over two decades and is certified in EFT and sex therapy. In clinical therapy, she has helped thousands of couples recover sexual passion and make love again in joyful, intimate, creative and exciting ways, sometimes even after years of sexless marriage. Due to her many years of counseling experience, Laurie remains incredibly hopeful that committed love and monogamous sex can fulfill a couple, heal deep wounds from childhood, restore each spouse to a sense of hope, and offer stability from which to face the world together.

She is the author of Wanting Sex Again – How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage. She is a blogger for WebMD and Psychology Today with over 15 M reads. She is the owner/ director for Awakenings Counseling & Counseling Near Me throughout North Carolina.

Laurie and George are the co-hosts of the podcast FOREPLAY – Couples and Sex Therapy with over 9 M downloads.

Success In Vulnerability – Online therapist training  – because focus is what makes a good therapist great! 

Success In Vulnerability is George Faller’s tailor-made website designed by ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trainers and Supervisors to facilitate your “deliberate practice” in line with common factor research showing what separates ‘good enough’ therapists from excellent clinicians. Common factor research suggests that clinicians can improve their outcomes by 50% via deliberate practice. “Top performers don’t wing it, they push themselves to the edge and they consciously and deliberately plan for what they’re going to do next. They plan, rehearse, and reflect on their work” (Miller, 2013). SV is designed to provide the most targeted and efficient use of your out-of-session practice time, focusing on the most difficult and most essential points of psychotherapy. Success In Vulnerability is your premier, online education experience that leads with innovative instruction to advance your therapeutic effectiveness through Success In Vulnerability’s exclusive Modules and full-length Clinical Examples.

Wanting Sex Again: How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage Paperback – December 4, 2012

If you feel like sex just isn’t worth the effort, you’re not alone. Forty million American women are frustrated by their lack of sexual passion. They know something’s missing—and their husbands know it, too—but the emotional, physical, and mental obstacles to healthy desire can be a knot that seems too tangled to unravel.

Drawing on twenty years of clinical experience, Laurie Watson shows that it really is possible to restore the thrill of sex, using proven psychological methods and personal accounts from actual therapy sessions. Her strategies will:

•Offer a glimpse into the reality of other people’s bedrooms
•Address the sexual problems that can develop with life changes—from marriage to motherhood to menopause
•Uncover the hidden factors that impact desire—stress, cultural messages, emotional connection, chemical and hormonal challenges, physical appearance issues, and more
•Show how joyful, meaningful, satisfying sex can be yours again

Candid, practical, and much needed, this book can help you rediscover your sexual self or discover it for the first time. Instead of dreading bedtime, you can look forward to it again.

Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change Paperback – April 22, 2016

Stress is a part of modern life―discover how to use it to grow spiritually, emotionally and psychologically.

“Stress takes life and gives life…. It can propel us forward into new opportunities but can also hold us back in fear and exhaustion. It is our mission to help you learn how to adopt [new] strategies and turn stress into a positive force in your life.”
―from the Introduction

Stress can limit our perspective, leaving us feeling trapped and out of control. But stress can also be a force for good: It is our challenges that most compel us to reach out for relationship.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy 1st Edition

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is the definitive manual for applying the effectiveness of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to the complexities of family life.

The book sets out a theoretical framework for mental health professionals to enhance their conceptualization of family dynamics, considering a broad range of presenting problems and family groups. The first section applies EFT theory and principles to the practice of family therapy. The second section explicates the process of EFT and examines the interventions associated with the EFT approach to families. In the final section, the authors provide case examples of emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT) practice, with chapters on traumatic loss, stepfamilies, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders.

True Connection: Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships (Living With Hope) Paperback – August 1, 2018

ow growing in self-awareness deepens relationships

From their years of counseling individuals, couples, and families, George Faller and Heather Wright show how to repair conflict, move from disconnection to reconnection, and discover God’s movement in our life and relationships.

They call their model NAME IT (Notice, Acknowledge, Merge, Embrace, Integrate, and Thank).