This was a great workshop and added another tool to my therapy box. I enjoyed being able to practice and experience EFT during the practicums, and the practice added to my comfort of using it immediately with clients.Workshop Participant 2023
As a therapist, harness the transformative power of EFT to guide your clients toward profound emotional healing and growth
The Emotional Freedom Technique changed my life in 2009. I used it for myself and for clients and was amazed at the results. Since that time, EFT has been accepted as an evidence-based technique. It is used by many coaches around the world, but isn’t well known within the field of behavioral health. I created UpLifting EFT to train social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists and other behavioral health professionals on how to use EFT with their clients.
What is EFT?
The basic idea behind EFT is that emotional problems and physical symptoms are caused by disruptions in the body’s energy system. By tapping on specific points on the body’s meridian system (meridians and points used in acupuncture), EFT aims to correct these energy disruptions and restore balance to the body. This somatic engagement of touch and auditory stimuli has been shown in neural imaging brain studies to activate the amygdala, the part of the brain which stores emotions and memories.
EFT can be used for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, chronic pain, weight loss, and addiction. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy. EFT training can help your clients.
Why train in EFT?
Many medical professionals are always looking for new and effective techniques to help their clients, and EFT can be a valuable addition to their toolbox. The evidence-based nature of EFT, along with its ability to quickly reduce the intensity of emotions and physical pain, can make it a powerful tool for improving the overall well-being of clients.
In addition to its benefits for clients, EFT can also provide a number of benefits for the medical professionals who use it. For example, by reducing the intensity of their clients’ emotional experiences, EFT can help professionals to reduce their own levels of vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress. This can be especially important for those working in high-stress environments, such as trauma centers or emergency rooms.
Overall, EFT can be a valuable tool for medical professionals who are looking to expand their skill sets and improve the outcomes for their clients. With its evidence-based approach and rapid results, EFT can help professionals to more effectively treat a wide range of conditions and provide better care for their clients.
EFT bridges the gap between talk therapy and somatic healing, offering your clients a holistic path to inner wellness
EFT is Evidence-Based
There is a growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of EFT for a range of mental and physical health issues. Some studies have shown that EFT can be as effective or even more effective than traditional talk therapies, and can lead to significant improvements in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
For example, a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease found that EFT was significantly more effective than cognitive-behavioral therapy for reducing symptoms of PTSD in veterans. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that EFT was effective in reducing symptoms of depression in a group of college students.
While more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms behind EFT and to determine its effectiveness for different populations and conditions, the existing evidence suggests that it is a promising and evidence-based technique for improving emotional and physical well-being.
EFT can be Fast
One of the advantages of EFT is that it can produce rapid results for many individuals. This is because the technique works by tapping into the body’s natural healing processes, which can lead to rapid and profound changes in emotions and physical sensations.
However, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of EFT can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the issue being addressed and the skill level of the practitioner using the method. While some people may experience rapid relief from symptoms after just one or two rounds of tapping, others may require more extensive treatment.
EFT can be a powerful tool for managing emotions and reducing physical pain, it is not a panacea and may not be effective for everyone or every condition. As with any therapy, it’s important to work with a trained and licensed professional to ensure that you are using the technique safely and effectively.
Why train with UpLifting EFT?
While EFT can be a powerful tool for improving emotional and physical wellbeing, it’s important to approach it with a proper level of training and expertise. In many cases, EFT is used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, and should not be used as a standalone treatment for diagnosable medical conditions.
UpLifting EFT’s focus on providing training to licensed professionals in the fields of behavioral health, medicine, nursing, chiropractic care, and audiology/speech language pathology is a responsible approach to ensuring that the technique is used safely and effectively. By building on the existing training and experience of professionals in these fields, UpLifting EFT can help them incorporate EFT into their existing practices in a responsible and effective way.