As a counselor at Life Skills Resource Group I am continually looking for new tools to use in my practice. A colleague brought EFT to my attention and I have been using it in my practice ever since. You may be asking yourself “what is EFT”. That is exactly what I did the first time I heard about it. EFT is Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is an emotional, needle free version of acupuncture and is described on www.eftuniverse.com as “a powerful new method based on the discovery that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Scientific studies have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.”
I am a believer in EFT because I have seen it work with my clients when nothing else would and have used it myself. EFT was originally introduced to me while I was studying for my licensure exam to become a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I was studying a lot, asking colleagues for tips, and feeling nervous about passing the test. As the days got closer, my anxiety about the test started to increase. About 3 days before the test my colleague went through a few rounds of EFT with me. By the time we were done, my anxiety was completely gone, and I knew I was prepared and ready for the test. For the next three days I was able to relax without worry about the test. I walked into the testing center knowing I was not only prepared but that I would pass, and I did. Having this personal experience led me to take the trainings so that I could teach EFT to my clients.
The most amazing part about EFT is that it is a tool that your counselor can teach you. When you are feeling anxious, sad, stressed, or any negative emotions you will be able to use EFT to reduce these negative emotions on your own taking control of your emotional health and wellbeing. EFT often works when nothing else will. If you are interested in learning more about EFT, a tool that you can use in your daily life, please contact one of the EFT practitioners in my office.
The counselors and life coaches at Life Skills Resource Group want you to know we are able to help you meet your set goals and create the life you want. Please read about OUR TEAM here at Life Skills Resource Group in Orlando and find out how we can help you on your journey. AMY
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Amy Smith, MS, NCC, LMHC
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor-MH #10452
CIGNA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Provider