The MIND in the BODY and how EFT was born ?
Behavioural psychology was displaced from its position in the 1960s by the cognitive school, which recognised that human beings are more than the sum of their conditioned behaviours. They have minds, and those minds can change. The cognitive frame through which a behaviour is viewed can be altered, and the behaviour changed through conscious mental processes.
At the same time, some researchers were discovering the value of body-centred treatments. Joseph Wolpe used Diaphragmatic Breathing or DB to counter-condition traumatic emotional memories. DB became part of other successful psychological methods such as Prolonged Exposure therapy or PE.
Conversely, practitioners using purely physical techniques such as massage and chiropractic sometimes reported that their clients experienced emotional shifts through physical manipulation. This showed that emotional memories weren’t stored just in the brain; the body clearly had a role as well.
Psychologist Roger Callahan discovered that tapping on acupuncture points with the fingertips could alleviate fear.
He called his technique Thought Field Therapy or TFT; the method of EFT (Tapping) is a simplification of Callahan’s TFT. Like Wolpe, Callahan discovered that keeping clients centred in their bodies during the recall of traumatic events could alleviate psychological trauma. Some schools used breathing, others used tapping, others used stroking or holding, but the common factor was some form of soothing physical stimulation.
Psychologist Fred Gallo dubbed this new field “energy psychology.”
When used with techniques from cognitive therapy, physical stimulation seems to facilitate the processing of traumatic memories. Research shows that symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety, rapidly diminish after treatment with energy psychology.
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