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Digital Seminar

Befriending Stress

George Faller, MS, LMFT
4 Hours 43 Minutes
Mar 22, 2018
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As a society, we often appear to be waging a war on stress, but we have a choice about whether to view stressful situations as being invariably toxic or as opportunities to face a healthy challenge. This experiential recording will present a therapeutic model that assumes that all too often it’s our confused relationship with stress that’s the problem, not the stress itself.


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Prior to a career in the field of mental health, George Faller, MS, LMFT spent 20 years as a NYC Firefighter and NYC Police Officer. His experience as a FDNY Peer Counselor, particularly following the events of 9/11, sparked his passion to help those impacted by trauma.

He is a certified trainer/supervisor/therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused therapy where he serves as president. He is a supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. He is a licensed marriage & family therapist currently practicing in Connecticut and New York. George is the director of training at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal in Connecticut and is on board of the Porter Cason Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans.

George brings a unique and varied experience to his practice. Whether he is providing marriage therapy to Wall Street executives, leading a conference for the United States Military or equipping therapists from around the globe, his ability to inspire is far-reaching. George is also committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.

George is the coauthor of the books True Connection, Sacred Stress, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and cohost of podcast Foreplay Radio. For more information go to and checkout

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: George Faller is the Director of Training for the Center For Hope & Renewal, and the President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He is the co-host of the ForePlay Radio Podcast, leader of Success in Vulnerability, and adjunct professor at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. George receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: George Faller has no relevant non-financial relationships.



  1. Focus on how to empathetically explore and reframe the stresses in clients’ lives to provide a pathway that allows important vulnerabilities to emerge
  2. Focus on how to turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth by learning how to use stress to increase energy, focus, performance, meaning, and resilience
  3. Focus on how to evoke the challenge response (instead of fight or flight) to help clients discover that regular experiences of stress can empower them
  4. Focus on how to integrate insights from cutting-edge science and spiritual traditions to transform clients’ responses to everyday stressors
  5. Focus on how to reframe society’s one-sided view of stress as negative in a way that inspires client resiliency
  6. Illustrate the role and function of emotions and how they can support healthy stress management


  • Defining Stress
  • Eustress
  • Distress
  • Reframing how we see Stress
  • Fight or Flight Response
  • Challenge Response
  • PTSD vs PTS growth
  • Embracing Emotions & Relationships
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Stage One

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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