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Welcome to "Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond!"

Welcome to "Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond!" | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it

Thanks for checking out my online magazine. It is my intent here to assemble informative and useful web content regarding alternative or holistic mental health treatments. This may include news, clinical studies, theories on mechanisms of action, or creative examples of how these techniques are being applied.

 

Early in my career as a professional psychologist, I became aware of the limitations of conventional "talking therapy."  Although standard techniques will always have their place,  often the underlying causes of symptoms are never determined, inadequate relief is provided, or quite simply - it takes way too long to get there!  I've always been fascinated with the mind/body connection. I've also marveled at how little we still know about the way the human brain works and the true nature of the universe.  Working with these tools may give us better insight into all of the above!

 

I discovered that such techniques as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and hypnosis (I have a whole separate online magazine dedicated to it: http://www.scoop.it/t/cutting-edge-hypnotherapy) have truly led to profound, fast acting, and lasting transformations for my clients. Hope you enjoy learning about these tools and much more here!

 

-Dan Galant, Ph.D.

http://www.therapybydrdan.com

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics...
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Using EMDR to Discover the Roots of My C-PTSD, Part II

Using EMDR to Discover the Roots of My C-PTSD, Part II | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
As I have researched EMDR on the Internet, I have read comments regarding the efficacy of the treatment. Some folks claim that EMDR is a sham, that it does not do a bit of good in reducing the emotional load of trauma ...
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Alternative techniques

Alternative techniques | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Psychologists are integrating complementary and alternative medicine techniques into their work with clients.
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12 Lessons From Doing EFT With A Total Stranger On A Flight | EFT ...

12 Lessons From Doing EFT With A Total Stranger On A Flight | EFT ... | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
I was recently on a flight from LA to Chicago. For the last 45 minutes of the flight I ended up tapping with the woman seated next to me. I think there are a number of lessons that can be learned from this session.
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Relationships and EFT with Alina Frank

Relationships and EFT with Alina Frank | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Join EFT relationship and intimacy expert Alina Frank as she walks you through how EFT and Matrix Reimprinting EFT can help you heal the top 5 challenges within romantic relationships.
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The Efficacy of EMDR in Patients With PTSD in Multiple Sclerosis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

The Efficacy of EMDR in Patients With PTSD in Multiple Sclerosis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
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Tapping therapy helps heart attack victims - KSN-TV

Tapping therapy helps heart attack victims - KSN-TV | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Tapping therapy helps heart attack victimsKSN-TVALBANY, New York (WNYT) -- Licensed social worker Mary Sise is trained in emotional freedom therapy (EFT) also referred to as tapping therapy.
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A Professional use of Official EFT on a smoking addiction

Editor's note:  EFT's founder, Gary Craig makes the point that scripted EFT sessions deviate from his original protocol in non-productive ways typically.  This is a video demonstrating the proper application of EFT toward addictive behavior.                    -Dan Galant, Ph.D.

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Stop Overeating with EFT and Related Techniques

Stop Overeating with EFT and Related Techniques | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it

Editor's note:  Interview with Bill Cahell, author of the "Emotional Diet."  Does a nice job of showing how multiple tools (e.g. hypnosis, EFT, CBT, and NLP) can be combined for optimal results, even with such a challenging issue as overeating.

 

-Dan Galant, Ph.D.

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EFT, Discover its many Benefits for your Health | How To Relieve ...

EFT, Discover its many Benefits for your Health | How To Relieve ... | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Discover why you should learn EFT to have handy whenever you are stressed or anxious or having difficulty achieving your life's goals.
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What is a Root Cause in Connection with EFT Tapping? How to Find ...

What is a Root Cause in Connection with EFT Tapping? How to Find ... | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Accessing the root cause of a problem and tapping on the events related to that can bring profound results with EFT tapping. A root cause, when it comes to EFT tapping, is a negative belief acquired at some point in time, that ...
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EFT Tapping for Weight Loss: The Mirror Exercise

EFT Tapping for Weight Loss: The Mirror Exercise | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Plan of action for weekly weight loss tapping circle #1. It teaches you how to do the mirror exercise to improve your body image using EFT tapping.
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Tapping World Summit 2014

Tapping World Summit 2014 | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
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Although EFT founder Gary Craig dissuades this kind of departure from his protocol, I thought I'd present this to anyone who is interested.

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All You Really Need to Know about Meditation

All You Really Need to Know about Meditation | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Dan Galant, Ph.D. provides therapy, hypnotherapy, and addiction treatment for adults, adolescents, and couples in San Diego, CA and the surrounding communities.
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After analyzing the major meditation traditions, Herbert Benson discovered that there are only a couple of key elements necessary to obtain the best results!Check out the piece I wrote about here...

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Two secrets to relaxing...made simple by Dr Herbert Benson and explained by Dr. Dan Galant. 

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The Past, Present and Future of EFT with founder, Gary Craig

The Past, Present and Future of EFT with founder, Gary Craig | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Gary Craig is the founder of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). In this rare audio interview, he is joined by Change Your Mind! Transformational Dialogue Radio host, Dr Craig Weiner.
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Do Eye Movements Really Matter in EMDR?

Do Eye Movements Really Matter in EMDR? | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Dan Galant, Ph.D. provides therapy, hypnotherapy, and addiction treatment for adults, adolescents, and couples in San Diego, CA and the surrounding communities.
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Review of the literature re-examing the role of eye movements in EMDR.

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Could This App Treat Depression?

Could This App Treat Depression? | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Diego Pizzagalli spent a good chunk of 10 years at Harvard doing what most professors at elite institutions
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Swedish Bus Stops Now Offer Light Therapy to Commuters ...

Swedish Bus Stops Now Offer Light Therapy to Commuters ... | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
So an energy company in the town of Umeå placed light panels in bus stops to help commuters combat seasonal effective disorder:The snow has not yet settled, and as a result the city is even darker than usual, something the ...
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8 Alternative Mental Health Therapies Explained | Conscious Life ...

A variety of alternative therapies are shifting the ways we approach mental wellness. Here are 8 alternative mental health therapies explained.
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Swimming Sports Motivation EFT — EFT for Chronic Disease

Swimming Sports Motivation EFT — EFT for Chronic Disease | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Swimming Sports Motivation EFT was posted on December 12th, 2012 at 3.37pm and is filed under cape town, EFT. ... EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our ...
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Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT Instructions, EFT Tutorials

Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT Instructions, EFT Tutorials | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
Get free EFT instructions & online free EFT tutorials which help you to achieve new approach towards life. Download free tutorials about emotional freedom techniques.

 

Editor's note:  Gary Craig, the founder of EFT has standardized and streamlined the technique based on the latest research.  This is the new official site for EFT.  A fantastic, comprehensive tutorial including written and video info in presented for training purposes (for both layperson and professional).    Dan Galant, Ph.D.

 

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Can You Benefit from EMDR Therapy? | Psych Central

Can You Benefit from EMDR Therapy? | Psych Central | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy has been declared an effective form of trauma treatment by a wide range of organizations. In the.
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Meditation linked to better wellbeing and health: Mental Silence

Meditation linked to better wellbeing and health: Mental Silence | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it

Editor's note: University of Sydney study examines Sahaja Yoga meditation. Suggests that its emphasis on "mental silence" initiates demonstrable beneficial brain changes not observed with other meditation techniques.  Although interesting, it remains true that one can benefit from the meditation technique of their choosing.  I like to teach my clients Herbert Benson's, "Relaxation Response" meditation, due to it's ease of practice (see post below).  -Dan Galant, Ph.D.

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Silence is Golden – Tapping Without Words « Devon EFT

Silence is Golden – Tapping Without Words « Devon EFT | Alternative Mental Health: EMDR, EFT and Beyond | Scoop.it
One of the most common things clients struggle with EFT is how to find the “right” words to use. Well there are no “right” words as I have written about in the past. In fact, we can tap without using any words at all.
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Tapping When You're Feeling Fine – EFT Magazine

Much is written about the healing qualities of EFT. Tapping can soothe negative feelings, change stinking thinking, and make physical pain disappear. But EFT is underutilized for the non-painful times in our lives.
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