Oct 25 2009
I have been Mental Health Counselor now for 7 years with my primary focus on Marriage and Relationship Counseling and Life Coaching here in Orlando, Florida. For a long time I have felt I didn’t have an effective tool to work with my clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, pain, anger, and panic. I have tried many things, I got certified in Hypnotherapy but did not find that as effective as I had hoped. I attended a week long workshop on Cognitive Behavioral methods for overcoming these symptoms with David Burns, MD the well know psychiatrist who wrote such best selling books as “The Feeling Good Handbook” and “When Panic Attacks”. His techniques are great and I did have some success using them but I still felt there must be something better, more rapid, and which my clients could effectively use at home to reinforce our work in session. So I continued my search.
Over the last 2 years I kept hearing about the method called “EFT-The Emotional Freedom Technique” but when I researched it my natural skepticism kicked in-this method involved “tapping” on your body while making specific statements and this just sounded too weird and far fetched for me. But EFT kept coming into my life in various forms. A client would ask about it, a colleague would share their positive results with it, and I would read articles about it in professional journals.