Learning the movie technique at the EFT Hub

April 13 2011: Creator of the EFT Hub, Gary Williams, is building a free resource for those interested in meridian energy techniques, starting with a video interview on the movie technique with Seattle-based practitioner Alina Frank.

Alina explains the thinking behind the movie technique, and talks Gary through an example of how it could be used to identify and deal with a client‘s intense emotional responses to past trauma in their life.

“It can look like a complex approach on paper,” Alina says, “but it’s actually quite simple and provides a quick, easy and elegant way to address traumatic events.”

eft hub A simple story-telling process, the movie technique allows the practitioner to draw the story of a particular event from the client, and quickly identify specific scenes that evoke intense reactions in them, as measured by SUDS levels.

By focusing on these scenes, the practitioner can help the client modify their responses by repeated tapping, until there is little or no reaction at all.

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According to Alina, the technique is particularly effective when used on memories of traumatic events. “Trauma is encapsulated into our brain, but trapped and kept separate. It can include sights, smells, sounds and other minor details that we associate with trauma event.

“Often the mistake newcomers make is to take too global or general an approach to dealing with trauma. The movie technique enables us to correct for this.”

Alina adds that it’s important not to be too general or form associations, but instead take just a single event, or scene, from the client’s movie, give it a title to help identify it, and work on any strong emotional reactions to it. Particular care needs to be taken when working with clients remotely, such as by phone, as visual clues to identify points of intensity aren’t apparent as they are in face to face work.

“Working through a short movie of only 30 seconds can take as much as an hour,” Alina says. “But although this can seem tedious, it’s a more effective way of identifying areas on which to work than that offered by many other techniques.”

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