Mahatma Gandhi once said “”Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” It is not easy for anyone to control their thoughts, to take the anxiety and stress that comes with life and manage it. And for those who are struggling with the disease of alcohol and drug addiction, it can be nearly impossible to manage the amount of stress and anxiety that befalls them. It is like the weight of the world on your shoulders. And if there was only a way to lighten the load, then things might be better.
The Beachcomber understands the struggle of the recovering alcoholic or addict. We understand the difficulty of managing your thoughts and anxieties while going through recovery. That is why we now offer a new and exciting therapeutic method known as EFT, or emotional freedom techniques. It is a new and innovative method to help those in recovery live a little easier.
Emotional Freedom Techniques was originally created by Gary Craig, a Stanford Alumnus. Since its introduction EFT has been recognized by the American Psychological association, and has been used in a number of cases to help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, and improve the overall mental health of the patient.
EFT is similar to acupuncture in that it stimulates the same energy meridians in the body without the use of needles.
By tapping on certain locations of the human body the patient inputs kinetic energy onto specific electromagnetic meridians. While this is being done the patient visualizes the specific area of stress or anxiety. Along with voice affirmations this method helps to clear the psychological blockage of the individual and brings them to a more peaceful state of mind.
EFT has had very affluent results in recent years. A study was conducted in the Journal of Clinical Psychology that found that patients who underwent EFT had a significantly higher rate of overcoming phobias. Our own skilled therapists have undergone training for EFT and have witnessed the results.
Therapist Trey Crier stated after one session of EFT “we were going through the EFT therapy in the group session and a pack of cigarettes was tossed in the middle of the room. The session was so powerful that someone had decided to give up smoking while in the session”.
This new form of therapy is a safe and healthy alternative to drug therapy to deal with emotional stress and anxiety. It is closely tied to the Beachcombers Holistic approach and our belief that finding peace and serenity with oneself will help you on the path to sobriety.