With all the new cutting edge technology that is out right now in the field of holistic health it shouldn’t surprise anyone there is self help for depression. What most people are not aware of is there are different levels of cutting edge awareness. As an example, something that is just now coming into mainstream acceptance and is being touted as the newest cutting edge technology was the newest cutting edge technology back in the early 1990′s.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (photo from wikipedia) or what many are simply calling Tapping was developed by Gary Craig in the early 1990′s. It is a fantastic self help tool and it is a perfect to apply as self help for depression.
Here is something from the Huffington Post written by Nick Ortner…
Yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies; these are just some of Eastern medicine’s contributions to our decades-long search for ways to live well with fewer pills and less-invasive health care. Toward that end, I’m excited to report that there are promising new findings in the field of energy psychology, specifically about a practice called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, that is taking our search for holistic solutions to an exciting new level.
What’s unique about EFT is how it combines Eastern wisdom about acupressure, or “meridian points,” in our bodies, with traditional Western psychotherapy. The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions. “Acupoint tapping sends signals directly to the stress centers of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy),” explains Dr. Church, Ph.D., who has been researching and using EFT since 2002. Because EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels, he adds, “EFT gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.”
The nice thing about these energy psychology modalities is the address both the physical and the non-physical aspects of the person. And the pleasant discovery that the amount of time it used to take to move from an unwanted state of depression or any unwanted feeling can be a matter of minutes verse weeks or months or years.
The article goes on to say…
In fact, it’s EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the “fight or flight” response, that makes it so powerful. “By reducing stress,” adds Church, “EFT helps with many problems. There’s a stress component to sports performance, business and financial pressure, and most disease. When you reduce stress in one area of your life, there’s often a beneficial effect in other areas.”
In his study findings, Church asserts that EFT, which he refers to as “acupoint treatments” produces “a neutral emotional state,” which, biologically speaking, is the gold standard of health and wellness. It’s also the state of well-being people have sought to achieve for millennia through meditation, prayer, yoga, and other mindfulness practices.
Dr. Feinstein, a clinical psychologist who uses EFT in his own practice, adds that EFT is an “unusually precise, rapid, and direct for shifting the neurological underpinnings of a range of psychological problems.” In fact, he adds, “the number of therapists using EFT has been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and now peer-reviewed research is showing that their instincts have been right. Surprisingly rapid outcomes with a variety of disorders are being documented.”
As you can see the cutting edge technologies do more than address one or two things such as depression or anxiety. They can be used in multiple situations to improve your life. And the beauty of it all is, these technologies that are being introduced to the general public as new cutting edge technology are simply new cutting edge to the person who has not heard of it before. At present there is cutting edge technology that gets results faster and deeper than EFT and EFT gets pretty fast results .
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