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Emotion-Focused Therapy Module 1
(3 - 5 September 2024)

Workshop Leader : Neo Eng Chuan

Neo Eng Chuan is a certified EFT practitioner, approved trainer and supervisor by the International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is the founder of Caper Institute, the only institute in Singapore authorised to organise, conduct and deliver Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) training and has facilitated countless trainings and webinars alongside the co-founders of EFT. He is focused on growing the EFT community within Singapore and undertaking projects to further EFT research.

About Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is about changing emotion with emotion. It is founded on careful analysis of the meanings and contributions of emotions to human experience. More importantly, how emotion is the “mechanism of change” in psychotherapy. This focus leads both therapist and client toward strategies that promote the awareness, acceptance, expression, utilization, regulation, and transformation of emotion. The goals of EFT are strengthening the self, regulating affect, and creating new meaning.

Aim of Workshop

This 3-day training provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundation of EFT. It introduces key EFT interventions. Learners would be able to appreciate the workings of these interventions.

Details of Workshop

Date: 3, 4, 5 September 2024

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: NTU @ One North, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, Singapore 138664


This is the first of three Modules of EFT workshops. It offers a grand tour of this therapeutic approach that integrates person centered therapy, gestalt therapy, and experiential therapy. It provides an understanding of EFT Emotion Theory, and the role of emotion in human function and dysfunction.

The hallmark of EFT, in addition to providing an empathic relationship, is that the therapist guides clients’ emotional processing in a very active manner. EFT therapists would identify certain client in-session states, which are called“markers”. These markers point to underlying affective/cognitive processing problems. There would be different interventions best suited to work on that problem state.

Interventions, commonly referred to as “EFT Tasks”, will be covered. Examples of these tasks include painful self-criticism (referred to as “splits’) and emotional injuries from past relationships (referred to as “unfinished business”).

Participants will be trained in moment-by-moment attunement to emotion, and the use of methods for dialoguing with aspects of configurations of self and imagined significant others in an empty chair.

Learning Objectives

  • The principles of change in EFT
  • EFT emotion theory including emotion schemes
  • Introduction to building therapeutic relationship
  • Emotion response types
  • EFT tasks and their corresponding markers
  • Introduction to Focusing
  • Introduction to “Two Chair” dialogue for conflict splits
  • Introduction to “Unfinished Business”
  • Personal Development as a EFT Therapist



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[Before 31 July 2024]



[From 1 August 2024]

3 final slots remaining

Online Teaching 4 8 Tuesday 5pm 28 Hours (4 days) [less 30 min break]
Dedicated Skills Practice 2.5 2 Tuesday 5pm 5 Hours

Online Workshop Schedule

1 7 Sep Online Teaching 1 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
2 14 Sep Online Teaching 2 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
3 21 Sep Skills Practice 1 5pm - 7.30pm / 2.5 Hours
4 28 Sep Online Teaching 3 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
5 5 Oct Online Teaching 4 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
6 12 Oct Online Teaching 5 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
7 19 Oct Online Teaching 6 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
7 26 Oct Skills Practice 2 5pm - 7.30pm / 2.5 Hours
9 9 Now Online Teaching 7 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours
10 16 Nov Online Teaching 8 5pm-9pm / 4 Hours