How Can the Energy Psychotherapies Help Me?


Behaviour change therapy doesn't derail the client and cause great distress. Quite the opposite!

Maybe the best way to start this discussion is to define what these new forms of psychotherapy such as EFT, are not Firstly, the purpose of behaviour change therapy is not to derail the client and cause great states of pain. Any behaviour modification therapy that does that is a dinosaur in this day and age. Great big abreactions that make it difficult for a person to drive home after a psychotherapy or hypnotherapy session are not the way to go. Today, the object of a therapy session is to reduce distress or disturbance levels to a comfortable place or better still remove them entirely. The Meridian Energy Techniques such as EFT and TFT do that. Although they are brief in duration they also for the most part remove the symptoms for good and always!
The second purpose of effective therapy is to bring about a change in behaviour. A prime way to achieve this desired result is to challenge and change existing beliefs. These belief systems keep recreating the negative emotion or limiting belief that lies at the root cause of the problem. It is really important to grasp that a belief is not a fact. It is difficult to argue that water boils at 100 degrees Celsius at sea level, because overall it is a truth. However, a belief such as women make bad drivers is open to serious challenge. Tony Robbins calls beliefs "opinions with legs ". I think we will all agree that we have often changed opinions, they are not facts and are not set in stone. Another useful challenge is that many of our beliefs are not ours anyway. They came from somebody else. In many cases we have inherited them from parents or family members. We need to examine these inherited beliefs very carefully, because by using another person's map of the world, our own interests are not necessarily being served as well as they might .
The third purpose of effective behaviour change therapy is to teach coping skills. In many instances clients see they need to make certain changes in their lives, but they simply do not know how to do this. It's the job of therapy to teach or at least show the client new resources. If for instance the individual goes into therapy to help overcome an addiction, it would be helpful for them to be introduced to the concept of a twelve-step treatment programme. They should be introduced to the concept and informed where and when meetings such as AA take place in their local area and how to go about attending such a meeting. Fortunately treatment techniques like EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) are simple. They are easy to perform and uncomplicated to learn. It is effortless to teach a client the EFT treatment set-up, and then they can use these steps to treat their own problem when and where it actually occurs. For instance if a person has a phobia about dogs he or she is unlikely to encounter one in the practitioner's office! The individual is much more likely to encounter this object of fear in their day to life, and once they have learned EFT they will have a self-help tool to deal with their problem in the real world. These three requirements are offered as part of treatment by competent practitioners and would be something a client would be reassured of receiving when going for any approach that results in behaviour change such as EFT or any one of the Meridian Psychotherapies.



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