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User Topic: Emotional Freedom Technique
InnerLight
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Question  Posted: 10:40 AM, September 30th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wondering if you anyone on SI has heard of it and used it and if you found it helpful.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, September 30th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

bump

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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, September 30th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've tried it without much success, but I think repetition is necessary, and I keep forgetting to repeat and repeat. In fact, it sometimes helps me sleep, if I remember to do it.

IIRC, there are some attempts at doing tests that show it to be a pretty promising method for making changes. IIRC, I know some therapist-trainers in Halifax (Nova Scotia) who use it very successfully with their clients.


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StillGoing
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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, September 30th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

There is no science behind it at all. You'd do better going to an accredited psychologist. One with an actual doctorate.


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caregiver9000
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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, September 30th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I don't know anything about your question.

I am beginning Cognitive Processing Therapy. I am jumpy about the first assignment.

Of course, I read about the process and what is coming up and on the surface, it looks "too simple." But it has had a lot of good results.

I have no idea if this is something you could use or not.

(((hugs))) no one should be trapped by emotions.


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I do find it useful. My last IC used it with me and it helped get me out of habitual thinking patterns. I can do it on my own and it sometimes helps, but it works better when an IC guides me through. I do appreciate the fact that you can use it on your own.

I'm considering some formal training in it to help my nutrition clients change their emotional eating patterns. I wondered how well known it was. I do think it would be a good tool for infidelity related issues.


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D-day 6-2-08
D after 20 years
The journey from Armageddon to Amazing Life happens one step at a time. Don't ever give up!

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DixieD
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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had a friend who felt it really helped her deal with anxiety issues.

I went the EMDR route myself, and that helped me a lot too.


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