Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain

ID: 5124WEB

This How-to Do-IT, neurologically informed workshop focuses on learning self-applied, meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders that includes GAD, Social Anxiety, Phobias, unwanted compulsions and habits, Acute Stress Disorders and Trauma. These disorders overwhelmingly report a somatic component often not addressed in traditional therapies. EFT is a comprehensive cognitive somatic approach that desensitizes 3 areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT/tapping quickly restores the emotional and physical dysregulation caused by negative experiences. A bonus is these methods also treat pain. Four ways to release pain is included in this workshop. These methods are emerging into both mental health and coaching arena for fast, lasting results. Add these methods to your practice to go beyond talk therapies, to reach those resistant, hard to treat problems. This workshop is fast moving and highly interactive, didactic and experiential. This is a full day 5 hour webinar.

Fee: $100.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.0 Clinical


Instructor: Robin Bilazarian, LCS, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.
  • Apply desensitization and exposure techniques and tapping to reduce client distress
  • Identify that EFT is a mind-body treatment method that has the capacity to desensitize 3 entwined reactions of thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort
  • Use EFT is tool to counter and treat emotional dysregulation
  • Show 4 ways to release pain
  • Apply language variations for maximum benefit in targeting stress, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, panic, compulsive and unwanted behaviors and traumatic events

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am Understand the origin of EFT as it applies to meridians throughout the body

    9:50 am Discuss how stress is experienced physically and mentally in us.
    Interactive: Have participants point to stress manifestation in their body and note those around them

    10:05 am Learn Emotional Freedom Techniques aka tapping didactic & experiential
    � Group breathing demo
    � Group issue demo
    � Set-up and reminder phrase
    � Wording -active listening to formulate the emotion about the issue
    � Aspects �important to stay on one �clear one part before moving to another
    � Value of SUDS rating of intensity
    � Table metaphor to address deeper work

    11:20 am Live demo drawn from the participants on a current phobia and finding the early trigger of its origin

    11:50 am Working four ways to release pain didactic and experiential
    � Group Demos
    � Live participant demo

    12:30 pm Discuss anxiety spectrum � for common understanding

    12:40 pm Review peer reviewed, published research
    � Adaptations for special populations (Children, couples)

    12:50 pm Movie from the on working with PTSD and trauma

    1:00 pm Dismantling social anxiety and rebuilding lacking social
    � Discussion of how to use EFT for social anxiety
    � Add didactic teaching of a social skills model

    1:20 pm EFT with OCD compulsions and unwanted habits, tuning to the urge to do these.

    1:40 pm Teach Mind-Body Sweep, a gentle way to treat the body first for acute stress reactions and trauma

    1:50 pm Review gentle trauma approaches including warning to not go where you don�t belong

    2:10 pm Breakouts: Semi-supervised practice in pairs alternating between being the therapist and being the client

    3:00 pm Summary and Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Robin Bilazarian, LCSW is a 40 year seasoned therapist who has incorporated several mind-body technique into her practice for the past 25 years. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Tapping the Mighty Mind-Simple Solutions for Stress, Conflict and Pain. She worked extensively in Mental health including community mental health, private practice and as an Employee Assistance Counselor for 14 years at a NJ regional trauma Hospital integrating mind-body and traditional therapies.

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