“We”

Ever been to the doctor, surgery, or hospital where the staff comes in and asks, “How are ‘we’ this morning?” Ever had your practitioner/therapist etc. say something like, “Well, ‘we’ need to work on…”? As a practitioner have you ever made such a comment to your client like, “Let’s see […] Read more »

Using Reframes at the Beginning of a Session

Reframes can be used early on in a session to simply reinforce the fact that they have taken a step toward resolution as a way that gives them hope, a feeling of control, a feeling they are not alone – to add in just a chink of a more positive […] Read more »

Guidelines for Using EFT with Serious Mental Disorders

We were fortunate to have a few experienced practitioners who have contributed to parts of the EFT Level 3 Comprehensive Training Resource.  One of those is Tracey Middleton, LCSW-C (TappingForPeace.com), who has been working in Baltimore, MD with people who have psychotic disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formally known as […] Read more »

Don’t Just Say It

As a clinical Social Worker I am all about empowerment and EFT is all about acceptance of self – a great therapeutic combination.  Clients can often come to us feeling they have no power, little or no control in their lives and have been spending lots of time in negative […] Read more »

The Dichotomy of SUDS

Getting a baseline for someone’s discomfort and checking for any movement in the intensity is – like getting to a specific – a key practice in EFT.  Most often used is a 0 to 10 scale often referred to as “SUDS” or “SUDs” i.e., Subjective Unit of Distress Scale, developed […] Read more »

Stretching to Fit – Procrustes Style!

We talk a lot about our ideas about what makes us humans tick. We also tend to get ideas, hunches, or intuitions as to what is going on with our clients – even ourselves! Without getting into a debate about where all this comes from – or whether we are […] Read more »

What do VETs really want in therapy?

How Veterans Perceive Therapy and Therapists Only 50% of veterans with distress ever come for services. Of the half that do walk into the “Behavioral Health” services door, you have only about 20 minutes to show them you “get them” before 60% decide to drop out after the first visit. […] Read more »

Difference in Movie Technique and Tell the Story

While initially Gary often used the terms the Movie Technique and Tell the Story interchangeably he now clarifies them separately. The main difference? Privacy. The movie is done silently in their head, Tell the Story, as the terms indicates, is told out loud. In Tell the Story the person does […] Read more »

Thoughts about Tapping Scripts

Scripts abound on the internet. Scripts have enabled many more people to be introduced to EFT and experience some of the benefits. Some of the people doing these scripts are very fluent – sometimes it’s almost like hearing poetry! Impressive. And, scripts are effective often enough for people to begin […] Read more »

Working in the Dark

Sometimes in working with children – or adults – they may not want to share what they are really upset about. They want to feel better – yes – but they don’t want to talk about it.  When I was at the residential program for children I often didn’t have […] Read more »