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Emotional Fitness Program (EFP)
EFP is ideal for individuals struggling with anxiety, feelings of depression, relational issues, difficulty with emotional experiences, and more.
With a combination of psychotherapy and DBT skills work, the Emotion Fitness Program (EFP) is considered a lower-intensity alternative to DBT without the full commitment of the DBT program.
Where to begin
The Counseling Center’s EFP develops competencies designed to boost clients’ self-confidence, help them overcome obstacles,increase motivation, influence others actions, and increase their conceptual and analytical abilities. You can think of EFP as an opportunity to learn “The Greatest Hits of Effective Tools.”
Five Core Ideas
There are many different methods and exercises that are used in the EFP, such as DBT, Buddhist philosophies and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) that will help to develop these five core areas:
Emotional Fitness Program FAQ's:
- Being able to regulate emotions means being able to control emotions and not be controlled by them. This involves being aware of emotions and understanding how they affect thoughts and behavior. It also includes being able to manage reactions to emotions, managing impulses, and setting boundaries. Those who are emotionally fit are able to stay calm under pressure and make reasonable decisions.
- Responding effectively to emotions means feeling emotions without being overwhelmed by them. This involves being able to understand and express feelings in a healthy way. It also includes seeking help when needed and using coping skills in times of stress. Those who are emotionally fit are able to express their feelings in a way that is assertive, yet respectful of others. They are also able to seek help when needed without feeling ashamed or embarrassed.
- Having a positive outlook on life means looking at the glass half full instead of half empty. This involves having hope for the future, feeling gratitude for what one has, and thinking positively about oneself. Those who are emotionally fit are able to find silver linings in difficult situations and view setbacks as temporary instead of permanent. They are also able to see the positive side of people and events.
Mental and emotional fitness refers to our ability to manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in positive ways. When we’re mentally and emotionally fit, we’re better able to cope with life’s challenges, achieve our goals, and maintain healthy relationships.
“Emotional fitness” is a term that you may have heard before, but what does it really mean? And why is it so important? Simply put, emotional fitness is the ability to regulate your emotions, set boundaries, and manage stress in healthy ways.