Trauma update: On the Tipping Point For Tapping therapy

“Energy Psychology,” “Emotional Freedom Technique” or simply “tapping,” the practice uses exposure and desensitization to “defuse” painful emotions associated with trauma. By tapping a series of acupuncture points on the body, and repeating certain phrases related to the negative event in an accepting way, the emotional intensity of the bad memory deflates, the theory goes, and the grip of trauma melts away. Rick Leskowitz, HMS clinical instructor in psychiatry at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

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