learn to apply these techniques at home on yourself! They are
effective for anger management, stress, confusion, anxiety,
phobias, depression, addictions, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress
Syndrome, guilt, physical pain and enhancing performance and
skills. All work equally well with anger issues.
Therapies are highly effective in treating and correcting negative
emotions and self-limiting beliefs reduce old hurts and create
a healthy life. They work with the body's energy system and
relieve emotional pain. They provide release, insight, changes
of negative beliefs and shifts in biochemistry. Many of them
are based on Chinese Acupuncture concepts and use acupressure,
which you apply to yourself. The research is coming in on these
techniques regarding their effectiveness with clients.
trained in all of the major traditional theories of psychology:
Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Hypnosis, Gestalt
Therapy, Family Systems, Brief Therapy and Transpersonal Psychology.
I use all of these techniques and they are very effective in
their way. But talking about your problems is only part of counseling.
I prefer the Energy Psychotherapies that move people along faster
by processing and releasing negative emotion.
who are trained in one of these innovative procedures are trained
in others. Cross training makes them more effective therapists.
Therapists who have invested the time and money to learn these
innovative approaches seem to be more open and caring than the
typical mental health worker who uses traditional talk therapy
methods. Energy Psychotherapy workers are therapists with a
plus! This is my bias! After twenty years in the field, I'm
entitled to having my opinions on what works well. If you are
a therapist and disagree with me on this, don't write me--get
some training in one or more of these techniques and you will
Do I Find Someone I will Really Click With?
Go to the
web sites listed below to check out the different Energy Psychotherapies.
Do your homework on line before calling for help. You can get
referrals for counselors in your area from the web sites.
shy about asking for information when you call to make an appointment.
When interviewing a prospective therapist, ask about their training
in the area for which you seek help. Ask how many clients they
have successfully worked with on the same issue. Ask them what
their approach would be to a problem like yours. Ask them how
they help the client process and release difficult emotions.
Get a sense of their warmth and interest in your specific concern.
money is never the major issue to prevent getting professional
help, although some people use it as an excuse. When people
say, 'I don't have the money.' I've noticed it is more a low
self- esteem issue or a lack of motivation issue. People who
are serious about getting help make it happen.
plans of the 80/20 agreement and the HMO plans will pay for
your sessions with your co-pay being under $20. If your insurance
plan is 50/50, you might expect to pay out of pocket $40 or
$50 per session. Call your insurance company to determine what
benefits you have. You can also get a list of referrals for
your area from them, but they will not have information about
who does Energy therapies.
want to see a clinician who is not in your insurance plan because
you hear good things about him or her, go ahead and pay for
their services. Talk to the person you chose about your financial
situation. Some therapists have a sliding fee scale and are
willing to give you a good deal.
are not created equal! If you are merely telling stories in
session or spending time blaming others in your life, you are
not getting full value for your time and money. I prefer a clinician
who makes you do something about your upsets, processes negative
emotion and challenges you about ways of erroneous thinking
that keep you stuck. A clinician who teaches you stress management
skills is also a plus.
know that you have the right therapist if you feel comfortable
in their presence and they start getting down to the business
of helping you change right away. You should start to feel better
and learn some skills to make your life easier within one or
two sessions. If you have had three sessions and you are not
making changes, consider changing therapists. If your therapist
seems bored, anxious or helpless in your presence, try someone
else. You are the consumer of the services and want to get the
best you can for your dollar.
just give up on your counseling after a few sessions and say,
'Well I tried counseling and it didn't work for me.' Try someone
else to see if his or her approach works better for you.
your own motivation. Are you willing to give your counseling
the best that you have? Are you there half-heatedly and just
show up hoping something will change. Take your sessions seriously.
Really consider what the counselor is telling you. Do your homework
as if you really want to get an A+ in this course. This is your
life we are talking about! Give the therapy process a hundred
Own Success Story
to be an angry, depressed person and became physically ill.
Then I started looking at the childhood traumas and the areas
of my life that were out of balance. Today I'm a positive, productive,
highly creative person working to make change in people like
you who are looking for help. I had forty-four years of the
unhappy life before I woke up and decided that my future depended
on my getting straight with my thinking. With help from talented
clinicians, I shucked off my old negative persona and started
to soar. Now I give back to the Universe for all the abundance
I've been given.
thousands of dollars on my getting healthier and what a pay
off! The time and money that I spent on working on my mental
health are the most important investments that I've ever made.
Would I be any happier if I had used that money on a newer car,
a bigger house or more vacations? I would probably still be
the same miserable person with a negative errors of thinking
that kept me caught in unhappiness. The benefits of my investment
keep on growing and affect the happiness of my children and
make your life a success too. With these new techniques that
are available, there is no reason for you to go through life
angry and miserable. Check them out and then make a decision
to give yourself a great gift. Get some help for yourself. Don't
wait. Make the investment in yourself today. Think of yourself
as a great project that you can pour information and learning
into that pays off with high returns. You can work through your
anger and feelings of injustice for what was done to you. Get
someone to help you do this. You are certainly worth it.
we are as happy as we learn to be responsible for our own thoughts,
Field Therapy and the Emotional Freedom Technique
Carson once asked a feisty, 104 year old woman what the secret
was to her longevity. She replied, 'I didn't smoke or drink;
I went to church and raised my family. And when something hurt,
I just poked it!'
quick way to release stress, fears, anxiety, grief and addictive
cravings? Sometimes our body just wants poking. Thought Field
Therapy (TFT) and The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) are
innovative procedures you can learn to use on yourself to release
stress and quickly bring yourself in emotional balance. These
tapping procedures break into the body's energy system to eliminate
emotional distress and unresolved issues. TFT and EFT demonstrate
the power of the mind and the use of acupressure in releasing
the negative emotions and beliefs that cause disturbances in
your body's energy system.
tapping technique was originally discovered to release phobias
in a few minutes. It has been expanded to eliminate stress,
anger, anxiety, jealously, rejection, guilt, addictions, grief
and pain over love gone wrong. Acupressure on certain key spots
helps clear the disruption in the energy meridians. Often the
thought or belief about the issue spontaneously changes after
doing the tapping. Most people are amazed at how fast these
techniques work to break into energetic emotional blocks. This
is speed therapy at it's best!
love to tap away their bad feelings and they do not have to
do much talking about what upsets them. Every child in the world
should learn this method of dealing with stress and problems.
Every angry child needs to learn how to take his anger down
by using EFT or TFT.
techniques can be done via phone long distance with a trained
therapist. You can also learn to do the Emotional Freedom Technique
on yourself at home via videotapes, which Craig sells.
website on The Emotional Freedom Technique provides in-depth
information on incorporating EFT into one's life. He gives numerous
case histories of using EFT to release just about anything you
can come up with. He features the "Palace of Possibilities,"
which are articles on living well and using EFT as a part of
eliminating unconscious obstacles to success.
I use EFT
more than any other technique to help people resolve their stuff
quickly! Remember, when it hurts, just poke it! Tap often on
any and all problems and troublesome emotions. Go the web site
of The Emotional Freedom Techniques at http://www.emofree.com
is the originator of the first energy technique originally called
Thought Field Therapy now called the Callahan Techniques. Check
this fast clearing technique out at http://www.tftrx.com
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a revolutionary process,
which releases stress and uncomfortable emotions stored away
in the body and mind through the use of eye movements. EMDR
has been used with many different types of problems including
Vietnam combat problems, trauma due to natural disaster and
sexual and physical abuse. EMDR is also helpful in releasing
uncomfortable memories of being criticized, embarrassed and
shamed by others as well as being unmotivated or stuck on emotional
issues. It works with any type of disturbance or habit including
anger as old repressed feelings come to the surface and are
released. After a while, the negative feelings begin to shift
and start to disappear. The reprocessing part of the technique
allows for quiet time for positive messages to come from the
unconscious mind. Clients often report that what they were concerned
about no longer seems to be an issue.
for the right and left side of the brain to connect giving more
energy and brain power to see a negative situation differently.
It works with brain neurology to help gently cut through the
psychological defenses that have been built up. New pathways
in the brain open up which allows for greater understanding
of the issue.
are intrigued to simply follow the movement of body states and
emotions as they process an issue and follow the gentle rhythm
of the eye movements. EMDR has been used with children to show
them how their negative internal body states and negative self-statements
set up avoidance of doing homework.
been well documented by numerous research studies. Many clients
report that they get release from things that have bothered
them for a long time and are able to move on in their lives.
You can learn to do it on your own for mild issues. I teach
this technique to every client to use as a quick stress reduction
method. Contact the EMDR web site at http://www.emdr.com
Tapas Acupressure Technique
Acupressure Technique (TAT) is a simple method that helps people
release information about what is bothering them by holding
certain acupressure points on the forehead and back of the neck
with their fingers. By holding points, focusing on an issue
and requesting information and a positive outcome, the energies
release. The front and back of the brain is connected and brain
rhythms become balanced. The former problem is no longer a concern.
an accelerated information processing technique, useful in the
treatment of trauma, anger, stress, allergic reactions, and
fixed negative emotional states. TAT is the sweetest technique.
I use it daily and see people change.
about The Tapas Acupressure Technique can be accessed at http://www.tat-intl.com
Set Free Fast
Free Fast (BSFFtm) is a highly focused Energy Therapy method
for eliminating the negative emotional roots and self-limiting
belief systems which are embedded in the subconscious mind,
and which are "locked" together by specific energy circuits.
These unresolved negative emotions and beliefs create and maintain
psychological and physical symptoms, which can result in life
adjustment, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual problems,
including medical, and health problems. Larry Nims developed
Free Fast is a descriptive acronym for "Behavioral & Emotional
Symptom Elimination Training For Resolving Excess Emotion: Fear,
Anger, Sadness & Trauma." The web site is at http://www.besetfreefast.com/
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
Psychology is a family of novel mind/body interventions that
have been consistently clinically observed to help with a wide
range of psychological concerns. This includes the biofield
that envelops the body, the energy centers (chakras), and the
energy pathways (meridians and related acupressure points).
The Energy Psychotherapies:
stuck clients (those who are unresponsive to usual treatments);
psychospiritual & mind-body distress (traumas, anxiety, phobias,
stress, limiting beliefs, addictions, compulsions, allergies,
personality disorders, etc)
high-level psychospiritual/ mind-body health & peak performance
(physical, mental and creative).
for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), which has 500 worldwide
members) is an international non-profit organization to promote
professionally responsible Energy Psychology treatments, and
facilitate collaboration among practitioners, researchers and
licensing bodies. The ACEP web site: http://www.energypsych.org