We’ve written before about emotional focus therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on improving one’s emotional states.
According to the American Psychological Association, it can be used to help people cope with life’s stressors, including depression, anxiety and addiction.
However, while there is a lot of evidence that cognitive behavioral therapies can be helpful for treating mental health problems, there is also a growing body of research suggesting that they can be harmful.
In an article in the journal Psychotherapy, researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the emotional focus of psychotherapists in order to determine which were the most emotionally focused practitioners in America.
According the study, the research revealed that of the 12 psychotherapist groups, only four were able to meet the “essential criteria” for inclusion in the study.
The study was carried out by a team led by Dr. Stephanie A. Kupferski, who is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins.
The researchers also found that there was a correlation between the number of participants who reported experiencing “positive emotions” and their emotional focus.
The participants who experienced “positive feelings” were more likely to have higher levels of emotional focus than those who reported having “negative feelings.”
The researchers then conducted a comparison of emotional sensitivity and the amount of time that participants spent with their therapist each day, using data from a survey that was completed by 741 psychotherapeutic therapists across the United States.
The researchers found that those who experienced positive emotions more often were able the therapy to reach their “core” level of emotional engagement.
Dr. Kunstler said, “When we are in the moment, our emotions are the only thing that we can see.
This is why emotional focus is so important.
It helps us to see the bigger picture of the world, to see how our relationships are developing, how our friendships are growing, and it helps us in our daily lives to be more mindful.””
The research shows that our emotions help us to cope with difficult situations.
It also helps us make better decisions and it can even be therapeutic,” Dr. Kuntler added.
While the findings are promising, there are still many issues that remain unanswered.
For example, while the researchers looked at people’s overall emotional health, they did not examine whether the participants experienced more positive emotions or negative emotions.
Furthermore, it is not clear whether the more emotional therapists were able or unable to address their participants’ negative emotions and the researchers also did not consider whether their participants were satisfied with their emotional therapy.
Dr. Konstantinos V. Tzortzis, professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Emotional Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, also addressed this issue in an article for Psychology Today.
In the meantime, emotional focus therapists need to be careful to avoid over-emphasizing positive emotions in their therapy, he added.