The Stage Two Video Package is based solely on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT; Johnson, 2004). It includes a complete Withdrawer Re-engagement and Pursuer Softening of a couple being seen in private practice with Dr. Kathryn Rheem, LMFT. The series is approximately eight hours long.
Throughout the video series Kathryn weaves in the goal of interdependency, frames tears as beautiful, and encourages both partners to risk and respond. In real time the viewer witnesses the couple’s core paradigm shift. The Withdrawer’s emotional needs are recognized as legitimate; the Pursuer begins to see himself as worthy of love. Kathryn supports and guides each person to explore their inner world and share it, while also providing the necessary scaffolding for the partner to respond.
With Kathryn at the helm this couple transforms their relationship and creates a new legacy for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. This video is instructive, moving, and will clarify any confusion you have about Stage Two.