"The cause of all negative emotion
is a distruption of the body's energy system".
- Gary Graig
In this section:
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Eye Movement Therapies
(EMT / EMDR)
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Chantal and Markus offer individual EFT sessions as well as group sessions. EFT may also be offered within a course of either Hypnotherapy or Psychotherapy sessions, according to specific needs.
Please note that EmoTrance and Eye Movement Therapies are not offered as stand-alone therapies, but only as part of Hypnotherapy sessions. Sessions are always taylored to specific needs and techniques are used as and when appropriate to deal with a particular issue and a client's specific needs.
What is Energy Psychology?
Energy psychology consists of meridian based treatments for rapid resolution of psychological issues such as grief, fears, stress, trauma, pain and panic.
From the point of view of Energy Psychology, painful physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms are the result of a disruption in the energy system. When the disruption is corrected, symptoms will be replaced by healthy functioning. By correcting a disruption in the energy system, these techniques can bring complete balance within a disturbed internal pattern and virtually “re-wire” the inner world.
These treatments gently access inner feelings allowing for their healing.
Did you know negative emotions in your daily life, such as fear, doubt, anger, judgment, criticism, blame, etc., can also be stored in your body and lead to symptoms of physical distress?
Restriction in the body's natural flow of energy is often the cause of dis-ease -- the feeling that all is not well in your body.
It has been demonstrated time and again that once these disruptive energies are unlocked and allowed to flow freely, wonderful things happen!
- Physical pain is alleviated and, many times, completely disappears.
- Deep emotional wounds are healed.
- You experience freedom from aches and pains, stiffness, and inflammations.
- You feel an increased sense of self.
- You enjoy a deeper spiritual connection.
- You feel better all over!
After correcting problems energetically, people report common experiences. They say things like:
- It doesn't bother me anymore - I can't feel it
- I can't quite find it - it seems very distant now.
- It's gone.
- I feel calm.
- I don't care about it anymore - it's not important.
- I'm not afraid anymore; I feel fine.
- I don't feel that way now.
These changes often happen within only minutes of treatment, and yet the inner transformation is often profound and enduring. There is a large generalisation effect of treatment - meaning that the treatment of one issue often causes resolution in many other issues (a real bonus!). EP techniques can be used to treat a large array of distressing symptoms including the following types of problems and more:
- worries, fears, anxieties and phobias
- painful memories, grief and traumatic experiences
- stress, burnout, exhaustion
- anger, rage, resentment, irritability
- moodiness, sadness, depression
- insecurity, low self-worth
- relationship difficulties
- performance issues
- limiting beliefs
Did you know that a car accident, a bad fall, or a stiff neck can disrupt this flow?
Did you know that injuries from your past may be restricting your present energy flow? Although the wound is healed, the vital energy in your body may still be out of balance, causing chronic pain and discomfort.
Energy healing is all about restoring the natural flow of energy within your body.
Emotional Freedom Techniques
EFT was developed by Gary Craig from the 'Thought Field Therapy' system of Dr Callahan. www.emofree.com
EFT is a simple and effective approach in resolving the emotional blocks and barriers that hold us back from achieving the life we want. This revolutionary energy technique is simple to use, easy to learn for self-help and powerfully effective. It relieves the anxiety which causes the symptoms.
This therapy works by tapping on the end points of the body's main acupuncture meridians. This is known as the 'Basic Recipe'. Each of the points is tapped in turn, while at the same time the patient repeats a trigger word or phrase that evokes the negative emotion or target problem in order to regulate the energy levels of the whole system.
Each round of the process takes a few minutes, and can be learnt quickly and easily so you can use it independantly. Between each round you will be asked to review how you feel about your problem.
You will be shown how to tap the end points of the major energy meridians in order to restore the sense of balance in the body. The more you do it, the better you feel and it is possible to feel very good indeed! Once you are confident about your tapping ability, there is really no end to the improvements in emotional well-being that can be achieved.
The procedure is designed to change and release memories and thoughts connected with certain issues in order to re-balance the energy system. Resoring the balance the energy system allows the body and mind to resume their natural healing abilities.
EFT is easy to apply and non-invasive.
The process is rapid and painless, it can be applied to any problem, emotional, mental or physical, from phobias to long-standing effects of trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks. It has also been successfully used in the treatment of addictions, pain relief and headaches.
- Eliminate fear, anxiety, guilt, anger, hurt, sadness and other negative emotions which create stress.
- Overcome self-destructive behaviour patterns
- Gain relief from painful symptoms
- Dissolve emotional charges from past trauma and painful events
- and much more...
There are many websites describing in details how to use and apply EFT. Gary Craig's website is very informative and you can even download a free beginners EFT manual!
Eye Movement Therapies
EMI, EMT, EMDR, WHEE are psychological treatments using bi-lateral stimulation to clear trauma and other emotional blockages.
The principle on which all the eye movement therapies work is that we have a left brain and a right brain joined by the corpus callosum. Sometimes, our mental processing of an event or feeling is not completed in the usual way; by encouraging movement between the left and right brains while the mind focuses on the troublesome event (or an aspect of it) we can trigger the porcessing which was previously left incomplete.
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - is the most widely known eye movement therapy and it was discovered by Francine Shapiro in 1989.
EMI - Eye Movement Integration Therapy - is much less widely know. It has been developed by Danie Beaulieu, a psychologiest practising in Quebec, and based on the works of Connirae and Steve Andreas, well known for their books and training in NLP.
EMT - Eye Movement Technique - is the simplest of all forms and has been developed by Fred Friedberg, a psychologist practising in New York. EMT often uses tapping on the backs of hands, rather than eye movements, can be used for a wide range of stress and anxiety related problems, including phobias. It can also be taught to clients to use on their own.
WHEE - Wholistic Hybrid derived from EMDR and EFT - was developed by David Benor MD
Example of the benefits of Eye Movement Therapies
a phobic response to spiders would be replaced by a calm response to spiders. All aspects of the phobic response would be normalized. Therefore, physical sensations of distress (such as tense muscles, racing heart, lumps in the throat or sensations in the pit of the stomach) are alleviated. Disturbed thought processes (such distorted perceptions and catastrophic expectations) are normalized. Negative emotions (fear, panic, anger, helplessness, confusion, etc.) are replaced by inner peace. Unhelpful behavioural tendencies (flight or fight or freeze responses, for example) are corrected. All of this can be achieved using the natural resources of the body’s energetic system.