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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain

What do you do with anxiety and trauma clients who do not improve?

The anxiety spectrum exemplifies the disorders where emotions override thought. Fragmented memories get stored in the body. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) collapse this uncomfortable emotional and physical reactivity, therefore freeing a path for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a comprehensive mind-body treatment that desensitizes three areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT combines physical interventions derived from restorative (self-applied) acupressure theory with cognitive interventions. 

EFT is an evidence-based practice with over 100 published studies. One published study demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) level in the EFT group ( EFT is an effective brief therapy and belongs in every therapist’s tool box. 

Transform your clinical excellence; bring EFT into your practice and treat resistant problems that other methods failed. 

This recording focuses on cutting-edge techniques of EFT to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders including:

  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • Acute Traumatic Stress Reactions

These mind-body methods are emerging into mainstream mental health, trauma treatment, coaching, employee assistance programs, and sport psychology arenas as rapid, effective, non-invasive, calming, desensitizing tools. Do not miss this opportunity to learn evidence-based techniques you can use immediately with your clients and improve treatment outcomes.


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Robin Bilazarian
6 Hours 23 Minutes
Jan 27, 2020
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Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET (Diplomate in Energy Psychology), and International Certified Master EFT Trainer, is a brief therapy expert, author, and speaker who uses passion and humor to share a wealth of knowledge and her twenty years of experience integrating EFT into mainstream mental health treatment. She is the author of the Amazon best-seller Tapping the Mighty Mind: Simple Solutions for Stress, Conflict, and Pain. Her passion is to bring these rapid, thorough and gentle meridian and cognitive-based techniques into mainstream clinical mental health treatment. 

EFT is a well-researched, comprehensive, mind-body treatment that rapidly desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions, and connected physical reactions. EFT goes beyond supportive counseling and is actual treatment. It’s surprising how quickly turmoil dissipates; clients are usually better in one session - even if the issue is long standing. 

Robin obtained her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill and interned at Duke Medical Outpatient Psychiatry. Her more than thirty years of clinical practice includes employment in all levels of mental health treatment, including private practice and using EFT in a community mental health center and with medical staff.  She was recruited and worked for fourteen years as an internal Employee Assistance Program counselor, bringing these highly effective, short-term techniques to medical staff and students in a regional trauma hospital. Her trainees also included police, fire fighters, first responders, educators, city workers, and others. She ran numerous internal and external EFT workshops, including psychiatric rounds and community conferences. She speaks nationally and internationally on this topic and presents frequently for NASW and Rutgers University. She is a sought-after expert in working with anxiety spectrum disorders.

Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Robin Bilazarian is in private practice. Ms. Bilazarian receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robin Bilazarian has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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  1. Explain the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.
  2. Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm and rebalance the body system while thinking about disturbing upsets to create a desensitized state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level.
  3. Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort.
  4. List exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat it in all manifestations in the past, present and future.
  5. Demonstrate EFT techniques for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, panic and traumatic events.
  6. Describe how EFT can greatly diminish frustrating OCD compulsions and unwanted habits.
  7. Utilize a two-prong approach to treating social anxiety: EFT and social skill building.
  8. Describe why EFT works in conjunction with and beyond talk therapy and how it often cuts quickly through resistant problems.
  9. Explore working with pain reduction using acupoints and psychological constructs of metaphors and emotions.
  10. State the ethical concerns of not working outside knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.


Origin and Research

  • The origin of EFT
  • The different nomenclature of EFT:
    • Energy Psychology
    • Thought Field Therapy
    • Tapping Solution
    • Meridian Therapies
  • Highlight significant cortisol reduction in peer-reviewed, published research
  • The EFT steps of activating acupoints in conjunction with descriptions of upsets
  • The profound relaxation response from EFT
  • EFT includes cognitive interventions
  • Going beyond talk therapy: Relaxation of activating meridian

EFT to Eliminate Phobias

  • Two categories of phobias: Instinct driven or driven from a past negative event
  • Demonstration of finding and treating with EFT the “first or the worst” time
  • Live example from the audience, case studies
  • The “borrowing benefits” for all to participate

EFT for Pain Reduction

  • Self-applied acupoints: A sister to acupuncture
  • Adding metaphors and emotions
  • A mobile tool

Using EFT for Stress, Generalized Anxiety and Panic

  • Personal peace procedure
  • Checking work and the value of persistence
  • Considerations for treating issues thoroughly in the past, present and future
  • Quieting the physiological arousal of panic

EFT treatment for Compulsions and Unwanted Habits

  • Finding a baseline
  • Treat the “urge” or “desire” to perform the unwanted behaviour
  • Greatly diminish hand washing, checking, biting nails or thumb sucking
  • Check your work via the SUDS intensity measure
  • Future performance enhancement protocol to reinforce gains for the future

EFT with Social Anxiety and Building a Social Skill Set

  • Social Anxiety: Fear of being scrutinized by others
  • EFT on social situations: Past, present and future
  • Establish layers of communication including ice breaker/small talk

EFT with Acute and Long-Standing Trauma

  • EFT movie on Veterans 4 Vignettes of War
  • Mind-body sweep: Gentle EFT approach via the associated physical discomfort

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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