When I first went to a psychotherapist for “talk therapy,” many years ago, I often left the session in great emotional pain. We would open up subjects that were difficult to face, and when the hour was up, I had to leave, no matter where we were. Sometimes I could barely see as I drove home, because of the tears pouring from my eyes. I often asked myself, “How am I going to get through the week until my next appointment?”
At that time I had no notion that I would ever become a psychotherapist. I trusted my counselor. She was well trained and very experienced. I knew that she meant well, but she could only work with the tools at her disposal. Looking back now I understand that those tools were often primitive by today’s standards.
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In the last twenty years great strides have been made in the field of neuroscience that have led to innovative emotional healing techniques. We have greater understanding about how the brain works. We even know that some of our problems as adults may stem from the earliest experiences we had before or at birth; experiences we can’t possibly remember! Some of the newer psychotherapy approaches are based on the awareness that we are a body/mind. EFT tapping is one of these amazing modalities.
Acupuncture treatment began in China over 5,000 years ago and is still used as a major healing approach all over the world. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a procedure based on stimulating energy meridians in the body by gently tapping on a few specific acupressure points. You can learn EFT tapping in minutes and use it to eliminate a lifetime of fear, anxiety, grief, guilt, shame, cravings, traumatic memories, and more. You can learn how to do EFT and apply it to your life experiences in my eBook book, EFT Tapping: 64 Quick & Easy Tips.
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When you hear the word psychotherapy you most likely think of “talk therapy” in which you attempt to dig out the roots of your problem and try to find a way to heal it without leaving an open wound. This may require more than 1 session each week and cost a great deal of money! EFT works much faster than previous psychotherapies and accomplishes more without causing pain. “But,” you may exclaim, “I have to really, truly, deeply, understand what created this problem. I have to take time to talk about it over and over until I feel better. I may even have to work through this by reliving some of my most awful memories.”
“Talk therapy” is like going fishing. The client and therapist sit in a room together like fishermen in a boat on a lake. We know that there are fish in the depths, but we can’t see them. We spend the therapy session casting our lines into the waters of the mind. The fish we seek are understandings and memories that may lead to healing moments. Sometimes we get a nibble but come up empty. Other times, we catch a big one. We win some and we lose some. We keep trying, week in and week out.