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

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Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.


Origin and Research

  • The origin of EFT
  • The different nomenclature of EFT:
    • Energy Psychology
    • Thought Field Therapy
    • Tapping Solution
    • Meridian Therapies
  • Highlight significant cortisol reduction in peer-reviewed published research
  • The EFT steps of activating acupoints in conjunction with descriptions of upsets
  • The profound relaxation response from EFT
  • EFT includes cognitive interventions
  • Going beyond talk therapy: relaxation of activating meridian

EFT to Eliminate Phobias

  • Two categories of phobias – instinct driven or driven from a past negative event
  • Demonstration of finding and treating with EFT the “first or the worst” time
  • Live example from the audience, case studies
  • The “borrowing benefits” for all to participate

Using EFT for Stress, Generalized Anxiety and Panic

  • Personal peace procedure
  • Checking work and the value of persistence
  • Considerations for treating issues thoroughly -- in the past, present and future
  • Quieting the physiological arousal of panic

EFT treatment for Compulsions and Unwanted Habits

  • Finding a baseline
  • Treat the “urge” or “desire” to perform the unwanted behavior
  • Greatly diminish hand washing, checking, biting nails or thumb sucking
  • Check your work via the SUDS intensity measure
  • Future performance enhancement protocol to reinforce gains for the future

EFT with Social Anxiety and Building a Social Skill Set

  • Social Anxiety –fear of being scrutinized by others (and yourself)
  • EFT on social situations; past, present and future
  • Establish layers of communication including ice breaker/small talk

EFT with Acute and Long-Standing Trauma

  • EFT movie on Veterans 4 Vignettes of War
  • Mind-body sweep - Gentle EFT approach via the associated physical discomfort


  1. Analyze the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.
  2. Utilize exposure techniques and tapping to reduce client distress.
  3. Demonstrate 3 ways to release pain using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  4. Utilize a two-prong approach to treating social anxiety: EFT and social skill building.
  5. Modify treatment plans to deliver EFT to a range of disorders.
  6. Describe modifications to EFT for various client populations.

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

  • Cross Crawl
  • Tapping

Mind-Body Connection

  • Multiple Level Patterns
  • Two Way Communication
  • Function of the Mind
  • Role of Information & Energy

The Eco-Systemic Model of PTSD

  • Contributing Factors to Positive or Negative Resolution
  • Affective Regulation vs. Dysregulation

Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment

  • Developing Safety
  • Reconstruction of Memories
  • Reintegration of Social Connections

Defining Energy Psychology

Trauma Based Problem Development

  • Deconstructing Trauma Cycle

Energy Flow

  • Collagen
  • Meridian Treatment
  • Acupuncture

Basics of EFT

  • Problem Focus
  • Set-Up Statement
  • Tapping Points
  • Constricted Breathing Technique
  • The Personal Peace Procedure
  • Psychoenergetic Reversal
  • Nine Gamut Procedure
  • Chasing the Pain
  • Unzipping
  • Tell the Story Technique

Role of Meridians

  • Support from Acupuncture
  • Use with Anger, Guilt & Shame
  • Use with Temper Tantrums

Major Psychological Reversal

Neuroscience Mechanisms of Energy Psychology

Memory Reconsolidation

  • Reactivate
  • Mismatch
  • Revise
Evidence-Based Support for EFT

Target Audience

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

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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Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and other Behavioral Health Professionals


  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

  • Identification, counter-myth, dialectic, synthesis and translation
  • Varied efficacy of interventions across stages

Case Example - Tapping Therapy and Systematic Desensitization

Case Examples – Emotional Field Technique Demonstrations

  • War veterans and EFT resolution of PTSD symptoms

Neurology Underlying Emotional Memories and Triggers

  • Effect of tapping on brain structures associated with threat and arousal

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

  • Methods of enhancing efficacy and addressing multiple symptoms
  • Limits of efficacy and contraindications – research findings and limitations

Evolution of Cultural Mythology in South Africa

Case Demonstration – Phobia, Factors Related to Treatment Outcome

  • Movie technique, use of ongoing SUDS assessment, modulation of intensity
  • Physical discharge of negative energy and distress
  • Energy Testing assessment procedure – use of pressure points
  • Adjusting procedures for children, clients with self-esteem or underlying issues

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

  • Energy Balancing
  • Selection of reminder phrase
  • Setup and tapping
  • Sandwich and rerate the problem
  • Acceptance statement paired with statement of the problem
  • Integration sequence and repeat tapping procedure

Addressing Psychological Reversals – Assessment and Intervention

Overview of Research Findings

  • Carolyn Sakai and single session orphanage intervention
  • Adult interventions administered by lay individuals in Rwanda
  • PTSD veterans work – TFT positively compared to CBT

Copyright : 03/19/2016