Hypnotherapist Reflection

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Over the last few months, I’ve been seeing a hypnotherapist at Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers on a weekly basis. I sought out this treatment to aid me in adopting a healthier lifestyle, both mentally and physically. I want to form habits that would lead to healthy eating, regular fitness, and most importantly, better management of my anxiety. In addition to 50-minute weekly sessions, my hypnotherapist gave me some techniques to help me alleviate anxiety and unhealthy food cravings on my own time. One of the most surprisingly effective methods for me has been the “Emotional Freedom Technique”, or “EFT”.

As described in the pamphlet that my hypnotherapist Caterina Romano gave me, EFT is considered to be a form of “psychological acupressure” that combines mind-body medicine with the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture. But instead of using needles, one has to tap their fingers upon the meridians found on their head and chest while voicing positive affirmations. Through this combination of tapping and vocalizing, one can
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These include the relatively small sample size, the single-session design, and the use of nonclinical samples. If these tests were conducted over a longer period of time with multiple sessions, it would have shown if EFT’s efficacy was stable and long lasting. Using a larger, clinical sample would have shown greater indication for EFT’s effect on the general public. In addition, human error could have affected the reliability of using salivary cortisol assays to measure cortisol levels. If there was a more accurate way to measure cortisol levels without the intervention of human error, this study could have benefited from it. In spite of this, I found the study to be well researched and executed in a manner that provided credible results to work upon. The results of this trial correlated with my own experience of the treatment, in that EFT can decrease

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