Meridian Tapping has come to Red Deer! Helena Green, at Counselling for the Health of It, stands behind tapping therapy, aka Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and meridian tapping. They all describe a dynamic energy psychology technique that works on trauma, anxiety, fears, addictions, body image, performance, self esteem, pain management and more. Tapping is one of a variety of quick and easy calming techniques to give you control of yourself in the moment; to get out of your head and into your body. Helena has created Anxiety Re-Petteraning Therapy (A.R.T.) - featuring Meridian Tapping - to help you deal with your anxiety.
Meridian Tapping is a type of Energy and Somatic Psychology and calming technique that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (Ch’i meridians) with modern Western Psychology (Neuro-plasticity and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). It works on the premise that people are integrated beings. The physical (body), emotional (feelings) and psychological (ideas/beliefs) dimensions are intertwined. At the same time, the body stores the energetic (electromagnetic) signature of an event whereby a negative belief may have been formed. So memory incorporates the body, feelings and ideas. Feelings buried alive never die, they just live on in the subconscious. Clinical Meridian Tapping is one of the few ways to access and reprogram the illusive subconscious.
In targetting these energy blocks, Clinical EFT uses the energy meridians in the body (those used in acupressure to influence the flow of energy/ch'i). Clients tap on a few of these energy points on their bodies at the same time as they talk about their event and/or repeat certain phrases. In this way, tapping becomes a three-way bridge between long-term memory (involving the limbic system of the brain), the body and current events.
The irony is that present problems often stem from the past; the learned problematic or negative versions of the self and/or the world. These deep and often hidden issues are actually stored in the body and released with this form of Energy Psychology.
Roger Callahan created the tapping process which was subsequently modified by one of Roger’s students - Gary Craig. Gary studied Neuro-plasticity and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and developed a single algorithm tapping method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). That was in the mid 1990s. Since then, the art of tapping has been developed under various ‘schools.’ While they vary in technique nuances, there are many aspects that they share.
Most importantly, all tapping is integrative and works somatically (body), cognitively (mind), emotionally (feelings) and energetically (chi). Clinical EFT has been explored and demonstrated to be an effective energy psychology technique in many studies and academic writings (Arenson 2001; Baker,Carrington, and Putlin, 2009; Callahan 1985; Rowe 2005).
Helena Green, BA EFTCP CCIP RPC MPCC
Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling
Registered Professional Counsellor
Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner
Certified Energy & Somatic Psychology
Counselling for the Health of It
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