Thiis article is attributed to Malcolm Idoine
This article briefly explores therapeutic theory and practice concerning the treatment of adults with severe infant childhood trauma (premature birth, ongoing serious illness, ongoing abuse, etc.), particularly those clients that as adults suffer from dissociative symptoms. It draws on a range of literature from the trauma field as well as specific literature on depersonalisation. (more…)
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is the popular name for a therapeutic approach that combines the well proven techniques of exposure and cognitive restructuring with the addition of tapping with fingers on the upper part of the body. EFT is increasing in popularity as it can be self-applied to treat a wide range of physical, psychological and emotional issues. (more…)
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What does being a good therapist mean to you? For me it means taking care of myself so I am able to provide a good service to my clients and students. In other words it means.. ‘putting my own mask on before helping others’
Here are just some ways you can help yourself and there are others so just add them below…. (more…)
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EFT for Kids in Spanish School (You Tube)
By Helena Fone (past Chair of AAMET).
The history of EFT Training in the UK began in 1995 when Gary Craig launched his first training video set, titled ‘The EFT Course’ and the ‘EFT Manual’. In 1998, he released the next ‘Steps Towards Becoming the Ultimate Therapist’ that contained videos from his own live seminars. These videos/DVDs could be purchased from Gary’s website www.emofree.com for around $170 up to $295 for a set.The website began to gather information on EFT and from 2000 the EFT Manual could be downloaded for free which made this site a very popular one to visit. To become listed on the Emofree website, you had to confirm that EFT was your primary trade which was difficult for many at the time, especially as EFT was so new.
Do you remember the TV commercial where someone smacks themselves in the head and cries “I could have had a V8!” Maybe there is something to a tap on the head and making better food choices according to a new study from Griffith University’s School of Medicine in Australia.
Research by Dr. Peta Stapleton indicates that “emotional freedom technique” or EFT, can be successful in reducing food cravings for up to six months in people who are overweight or obese.
How you communicate with your client is very important and asking the right questions during the session can help open up new areas for discussion. They can assist to pinpoint an issue and they can assist to clarify information that at first may seem ambiguous. Questions that invite clients to think or recall information can aid in a client’s journey of self-exploration. There are a variety of questioning techniques, open, closed, rhetoric, socratic, probing, provocative, double bind and many more. In fact, it may be useful to study these different techniques that may have been forgotten or maybe we can add another post here or how about an article on ‘how do we know what questions to ask?” Watch this space….. Meanwhile here are some strategic questions that may help motivate change..