October 7, 2008
Upcoming ‘Energy Psychology’ Event – New Breakthrough ‘Do It Yourself’ Healing
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned psychologists are moving beyond classic "talk therapy" with a dynamic new set of natural treatment techniques that are providing stunning results -- especially with chronic health conditions such as pain, stress, anxiety, phobias, weight loss, and even deep trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Known as "Energy Psychology" (and crossing over into "Energy Medicine"), published studies are validating the dramatic patient experience. In a study currently underway at the University of Virginia working with veterans of the Iraq war suffering from PTSD, researchers found that the use of Energy Psychology methods, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), has dramatically lowered levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. The results were so surprising that the independent lab conducting the measurement actually checked the results three times because they thought the remarkable findings had to be a mistake. An article published in the journal Traumatology reported EP approaches have been highly effective (over 90%) in eliminating the effects of trauma in disasters in hundreds of cases in 12 countries. The article reported EP techniques were equally effective in dealing with the negative effects of war and torture.
Nancy Schaub of Pittsburgh, PA reports, "After 5 back surgeries, I was on pain medication at home for 7 months and was able to get off all meds in 3 to 4 weeks using the TFT (Thought Field Therapy) technique. I look at my life now like a person who has a second chance -- going from eight to ten narcotic pills a day down to none; allowing me to live a normal life, not controlled by pain 24 hours a day. TFT literally saved my life."Dr. David Gruder, founding president of the leading instructional and certifying organization in the new field, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), explains the underlying principle of EP by quoting Nobel Prize winner (Chemistry 1993) Rod MacKinnon, a biophysicist at Rockefeller University, "All of life is electrical." Explains Gruder, "Just as we have a circulatory system, a nervous system, etc., we also appear to have an additional system that helps regulate all of these. This additional system has been well-known to practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and appears to be primarily electromagnetic." Commonly known as "tapping," some of the EP techniques stem from Eastern principles of acupuncture and acupressure. The simple-to-learn routines vary depending on the condition and, once mastered, may be done by patients on their own.
ACEP is hosting a free introductory seminar on Energy Psychology which will be held on Friday, October 31st at the Sheraton Hotel, Chapel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. The next day, an all-day workshop will delve into more in-depth techniques for applying the healing benefits of this new, accessible treatment option designed for at-home use. The public as well as healing professionals are invited to attend one or both sessions. For registration of more information, visit http://www.epheals.com/ or contact ACEP at 619.861.2237.
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