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Utilizing Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Emotional Regulation

Mary NurrieStearns, LCSW, RYT

Summary:

Teach your clients how to lower intense emotions and cultivate emotional resiliency with EFT. An evidenced based intervention, EFT is easy to learn and to utilize clinically to help clients generally reduce emotional intensity and experience emotions within the window of tolerance. It is a protocol for clients to:
1) express emotions and/or physical sensations
2) while tapping on acupressure points that reduce cortisol
3) while expressing some agreed upon statement of self – acceptance

EFT is effective for teaching emotional resilience skills, lowering anxiety and PTSD, managing cravings and cultivating self-acceptance. It is an exposure therapy combined with somatic and cognitive components. It is effective in individual and group therapy settings.

Learning objectives:
Learn what EFT is, including the set up statement and tapping protocol.
Learn how to use in clinical settings for emotional regulation
Review the evidence based science behind EFT
Deepen your understanding of EFT with clinical examples of utilizing EFT
Practice EFT on yourself to learn it

Approvals pending for CEUs: Therapists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Case Managers and more.

2 CEUS: Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, Case Manager, LCSW, LMFT, PharmD. Nursing certificate of attendance provided. Pre-registration is required. Oklahoma LADC: 2.0 CEUs approved (2.0 Mental Health)

Out of state – Please verify with your licensing board:
Kansas LPC & LCPC, Psychologist, LAC & LCAC – meets continuing education requirements for CEUs as described in K.A.R. 102.
Missouri Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Chapter 337.050, 12.(1)
Missouri Social Worker – Application was not made for approval.
Missouri LPC – Verification of training hours and attendance will be provided for required Missouri LPC Continuing Education reporting.
Arkansas Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations 2009, 9.1.A(2)(a).
Arkansas LPC,LADAC – This CE offering is not offered as an NBCC approved seminar. Please check with your licensing board for approval.

About the Presenter

Mary NurrieStearns

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed clinical social worker with four decades of professional experience. She maintains a counseling practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a specialty in treating adults with histories of childhood trauma. She has thirty years of training in mindfulness, is a certified trauma-informed yoga therapist, and has trained extensively in clinical applications of Emotional Freedom Technique. Mary is author of numerous articles on psycho-spiritual growth, co-author of Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma, Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind and co-editor of Soulful Living. She is the author of the book, Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-changing Mindfulness and Yoga Practice (2018). Mary teaches seminars to mental health professionals across the USA and along with her husband, conducts retreats on the transformative, mind-body healing practices of yoga and meditation. She credits mindfulness-based practices for significant healing in her own life.

Friday, May 13, 2022
Pre-registration required. Noon to 2:15 p.m. instruction with scheduled break time.

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