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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach for Anxiety, Trauma & More

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Origin and Research

EFT to Eliminate Phobias

Using EFT for Stress, Generalized Anxiety and Panic

EFT treatment for Compulsions and Unwanted Habits

EFT with Social Anxiety and Building a Social Skill Set

EFT with Acute and Long-Standing Trauma


  1. Analyze the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.
  2. Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm and rebalance the body system while thinking about disturbing upsets to create a desensitized state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level.
  3. Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort.
  4. Use exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat in all manifestation in the past, present and future.
  5. Demonstrate EFT techniques for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and panic and traumatic events.
  6. Investigate how EFT can greatly diminish OCD-frustrating compulsions and unwanted habits.
  7. Utilize a two-prong approach to treating social anxiety: EFT and social skill building.
  8. Justify why EFT works in conjunction with and beyond talk therapy and how it often cuts quickly through resistant problems.
  9. Practice working with pain reduction using acupoints and psychological constructs of metaphors and emotions.
  10. Determine the ethical concerns of not working outside the knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.

Copyright : 08/10/2017

Using Energy Psychology to Treat Overwhelming Affect: A Rapid Transformative Approach

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  1. Demonstrate how to use EP with PTSD and anxiety-based issues
  2. Determine how to integrate acupoint tapping or energy-focused therapy with your current methods to regulate escalating patterns of reactivity
  3. Discover methods to increase your ability to stay fully present and grounded, even when working with intense trauma or affect
  4. Employ specific EP tools to use to rapidly facilitate the processing of negative events
  5. Demonstrate how Energy Psychology methods can help regulate client as well as therapist emotions during the administration of Energy Psychology tools and techniques.


Energy Psychology Exercises

Mind-Body Connection

The Eco-Systemic Model of PTSD

Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment

Defining Energy Psychology

Trauma Based Problem Development

Energy Flow

Basics of EFT

Role of Meridians

Major Psychological Reversal

Neuroscience Mechanisms of Energy Psychology

Memory Reconsolidation

Evidence-Based Support for EFT

Copyright : 03/22/2017

Module 8 – Potential Neuroscience Mechanisms of Energy Psychology for Trauma and Anxiety

Copyright : 03/23/2017

Energy Psychology Enters the Mainstream: A Power Tool for Your Practice

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  1. Create a basic tapping routine you can use with clients and apply in your own life
  2. Adapt EFT interventions to presenting symptoms of PTSD, anxiety issues and relationship conflict
  3. Integrate EFT with your current methods to regulate emotional over-arousal and escalating patterns of reactivity while creating greater personal empowerment
  4. Analyze varied models of “energy psychology” and understand the common aspects of the approach
  5. Administer physical interventions used in energy psychology protocols
  6. Practice tapping procedures in to facilitate implementation in clinical practice and for personal use
  7. Appraise current EFT research and contrast with the efficacy of standard trauma approaches


Origins of Energy Psychology and Initial Research

Stages of Reality Construction and Development of Personal Mythology

Case Example - Tapping Therapy and Systematic Desensitization

Case Examples – Emotional Field Technique Demonstrations

Neurology Underlying Emotional Memories and Triggers

Memory Reconsolidation – Steps to Change Through Conflicting Cognitive Inputs

Resistance to Acceptance of EFT into Existing Trauma Treatment Systems

Application to Couples Work – Take Home Skills

Integration of EFT Interventions into Larger Treatment Frameworks

Evolution of Cultural Mythology in South Africa

Case Demonstration – Phobia, Factors Related to Treatment Outcome

Use of Stress Release Points in Group Work – “Borrowing Benefits”

Solidifying Gains with The Positive Projection Procedure – Moving into The Future

Commonalities Shared by Varied Energy Psychology Approaches

Sequential Structure of Intervention Procedure

Addressing Psychological Reversals – Assessment and Intervention

Overview of Research Findings

Copyright : 03/19/2016