US Veteran Uses EFT to Process the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

As a former Behavioral Health Officer in the U.S. Army, watching the US withdraw from Afghanistan this week is a painful, and emotionally devastating experience. I know I am not alone in this experience, as many veterans who served in Afghanistan and lost friends are going through their own deeply emotional experience.  Even though we […]

Beautiful questions with David Whyte

(by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP) What are beautiful questions and what do they have to do with our clients? According to David Whyte, beautiful questions enlarge the context in which we live. They’re often disturbing, because they shake the structures we’ve built, inviting us to engage with a larger, deeper part of our identity. Inviting our […]

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 […]