EMDR is a powerful approach to therapy that promotes accelerated healing from emotional distress. It is helpful for people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, fears, disturbing memories, unrelenting grief, guilt and other emotional problems. EMDR is based on the assumption that specific experiences from the past continue to affect people in the present. Through a complex process that addresses the mind, body and emotions simultaneously, EMDR treatment facilitates the processing of disturbing information that was held in the nervous system. Excess negative emotions, distorted self-assessments and disturbing physical sensations are decreased. People learn what was useful from their past experiences, have more positive beliefs about themselves, and generally experience increased feelings of peace and psychological well-being.
EFT is a new treatment technique that is a form of “emotional acupressure”. EFT involves concentrating on disturbing experiences or feelings while tapping on acupuncture points. By addressing the body, mind and emotions simultaneously, emotional activation is rapidly decreased. Since it rarely evokes intense emotional releases, it can safely be used by people as a form of self-help, and is often useful to clients to manage symptoms, and increase self-regulation and coping skills. EFT assists people to reduce stress, fear and anxiety, while it increases feelings of resilience, confidence and peace. EFT can be easily learned and used in a simple form by anyone, while it can also be used in more complex ways by experienced practitioners to address more difficult past experiences, traumatic events, and limiting beliefs. EFT is considered the most popular technique of the new field of Energy Psychology.
Click to watch a video: Energy Psychology: Profound Breakthroughs in Healing on Larry King’s TV Talk Show.
Click to watch a video: Many Practitioners’ Journey into Energy Psychology.
This video features Dr. Carol Odsess as the first interviewee.