Emotion Fitness Program (EFP)

Emotion Fitness Program (EFP) is an a-la-carte program available for clients that would benefit from improving their relationship with their emotions, ultimately improving their Emotion Quotient (EQ), the measure of emotional intelligence.

The skills group in the Emotion Fitness Program includes the curriculum created for a variety of treatments, as well as additional principles and sources. Some of these include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Conscious Leadership Group (CLG)
  • The Sedona Method
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Styles
  • Gottman Method
  • Daring Greatly

As well as the principles from Michael Bernard Beckwith, Tara Brach, Mark Manson, Gay Hendrix, Byron Katie, Jack Kornfeld, Jon Kabot-Zinn, and many others!

Learning skills can assist with relief from symptoms such as anxiety, feeling overwhelmed/stressed, feelings of depression, relational issues, difficulty with mood regulation, and more. However, Emotion Fitness Program (EFP) is NOT Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and does not require or include all of the components of DBT. EFP also includes a variety of tools and exercises that are not part of the DBT program.

EFP focuses on five core domains:

  1. Self-Awareness: Knowledge of one’s internal states, preferences, resources and intuitions.
  2. Self-Regulation: Management of one’s internal states, impulses, and resources.
  3. Motivation: Emotional tendencies that guide or facilitate reaching goals.
  4. Empathy: Awareness of others’ feelings, needs and concerns.
  5. Social Skills: Adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.

The competencies that EFP improves:

  • Increased achievement drive and high improvement standards
  • Increased ability to influence others
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Analytic ability
  • Initiative in taking on challenges
  • Increased self-confidence

Increased happiness is an unavoidable side effect of cultivating Emotional Intelligence. Other side effects may include resilience, optimism, improved work performance, leadership and kindness.

What are the components of the EFP?

Any of the below may be additionally included à-la-carte:

  • EFP Skills Group
  • Individual Therapy as needed
  • Advanced Skills Group
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parent Skills Group

Is the DBT Program or the Emotion Fitness Program a better fit for you?

We believe that everyone can benefit from DBT skills and principles. EFP clients do not meet the criteria requiring DBT and DO NOT have suicidal and/or self-harming behaviors. During an intake session, our therapists will determine whether our DBT or EFP is the right fit for you or your loved one. To learn more about our Emotion Fitness Program, click here. We offer both DBT and EFP for ages 8 through adulthood.

Note: EFP participating clients do not have suicidal and/or self-harming behaviors. Individuals who are experiencing suicidal and/or self-harming behaviors should seek comprehensive DBT instead.