Emotional Freedom Techniques reduce stress: Another study makes the point, and an APA journal publishes it

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  The journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy published a special issue on complementary and integrative approaches to trauma therapy a few months ago. The issue includes a study by Peta Stapleton and colleagues showing that EFT reduces physiological stress as demonstrated by significant decreases in the stress hormone cortisol.  Study methods This randomized controlled […]

Feeling Dark Inside? It’s Your Time to Shine!

(by Tapas Fleming, LAc) Here’s how to get there. Have you heard or felt yourself or clients feeling lonely, attacked by dark, gripping thoughts and contemplating “What’s the point of my life?  What difference would it make if I wasn’t here?”  Not exactly suicidal thoughts, but facing in that direction.  And on top of it all, not wanting […]

Need An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up? If You Can’t Nap, Try This.

If you’re groggy and want to learn how to revive, you’re in the right place. This blog teaches you an easy tool you can use right now to help you wake up. (by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  One of the fastest and most effective ways to become awake and alert is to use the Thymus Thump, a simple body-based […]