Reports about EFT Relieving Veterans with PTSD
In an article called: "Energy Psychology’s Magical Mystery Tour of the U.S. Congress," - David Feinstein, Ph.D., tells about a visit to the halls of Congress with Dawson Church to spread the word about the amazingly fast relief from PTSD that veterans get when using Emotional Freedom Techniques.
But while that report gives us hope this non-medical process will become more widely accepted, you can see how slowly professionals accept new methods when you read: "New Help for Troubled Vets" by Jeremy Hay originally published in the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California.
Among other things, it says about EFT:
"...It's a very useful and powerful technique ... and there are things that you can do with it that you can't do with other techniques," said Jerry Wesch, a clinical psychologist at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
"Private therapists began using EFT with veterans over the past 15 years, Church said." But so far, the VA hasn't embraced the technique.
"It's not used at the VA's National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, and no doctors knew enough about it to comment, a VA spokeswoman said. It's not used in either the Santa Rosa or San Francisco clinics.
"The VA "is pretty careful about not wanting to use treatments too soon before they've been thoroughly tested," said Patrick Reilly, director of mental health services at the Santa Rosa veterans clinic."
What disturbs me (Steve DeSanto) about this report is that while we all understand not wanting to harm people, Emotional Freedom Techniques has been around since the late 1990s and does NOT harm, and does not involve antidepressants, the pills that few doctors have a problem prescribing. And antidepressants can actually CAUSE depression - cause anxiety - cause irritability - and cause suicidal thoughts and violent behavior. So, why are VA doctors and psychs “waiting” to endorse EFT.
My guess is it’s just ignorance on their part.
Anybody who has experienced the EFT tapping procedure knows it can bring relief on certain issues very quickly, sometimes in minutes. And the only people doubting what EFT can achieve are psychologists and doctors seemingly unwilling to learn about it and try it out on themselves. But hey, doctors and psychologists have their own "issues" to work through. Pride and unwillingness to accept change and new things are not problems reserved for any single group.
Have you seen the videos of EFT in action on this page?
Operation-EmotionalFreedom.com is a website all about EFT and it’s success with veterans.
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