What is Emotional Transformation Therapy?
Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®) is an interpersonal therapy which utilizes attachment and brain entrainment to produce rapid transformation of emotions. By utilizing the powerful science of eye movement, peripheral eye stimulation, precise wavelength exposure and expressive processing, individuals achieve resolution from distressing emotions and experiences related to many mental health conditions. This therapy may be of particular interest to individuals looking for a non-invasive procedure.
Getting started with ETT
Your psychotherapist will talk to you about this approach and its possible benefits as well as contraindications. After understanding what the procedure looks like you will be provided with a consent form to complete. This consent form is specific to this procedure and highlights you have understood and agreed to engage with this therapy.
To receive ETT you will first go through an assessment which includes testing your sensitivity to light, any medical conditions, and medications you are taking which could influence any contraindications.
A spectral chart of colours made with a unique printing process are one of the tools used in ETT
The term “emotional transformation” is used because it frequently changes how people feel. People often feel emotional relief after a few minutes.
Conditions ETT can treat
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Negative Thoughts
- Personality Disorder
Benefits of Emotional Transformation Therapy
Conditions like trauma and addictions are not easily accessible by simply thinking of it and talking about it in therapy. Conditions that exist on a deeper neurological and psychological level can makes these conditions more difficult to treat. It can also be more distressing to access these parts of yourself, leading to dissociation. With the use of the ETT Spectral Resonance Technique, dissociation can be detected right away. We can then train you to stay with the emotion long enough to change it. ETT can help you access the material in your sub-conscious required for healing and does this in an experiential manner.
Contraindications of ETT
Some contraindications to utilizing the Light Emitting Device (LED), and perhaps other ETT tools could be:
- Risk of photosensitive seizure where there is a pre-existing seizure history
- Risk of photosensitive seizure in clients taking medications which result in or make you more susceptible to seizure
- Light sensitivity where there is a pre-existing condition
- Light sensitivity in clients taking medications which result in or make you more susceptible to light sensitivity
- Some individuals may find it overstimulating
In case of a contraindication post-session, follow your psychotherapists advise and education. In case of contraindications during the session your psychotherapist is trained to know how to support you and to seek medical attention where necessary.
ETT utilizes the following strategies and tools combined with interpersonal approach to psychotherapy to assess and treat clients in therapy.
Multidimensional Eye Movement (MDEM)
By using specific visual targets we can access brain mechanisms which house a particular emotion or physical sensation which is distressing.
Spectral Resonance Technique (SRT)
This chart uses saturated colours which can detect dissociation very quickly and saves time working on an issue in therapy when the client is unable to access the emotion. The SRT works very well to help the client gain the clarity needed to move forward and can remove emotional distress within minutes.
Peripheral Eye Stimulation (PES)
Reducing light exposure by means of these specialized goggles can reduce the overstimulation leading to the clients overwhelm in minutes. This technique is helpful with accessing “inner psychological parts” and works very well for light sensitive clients who become easily emotionally overwhelmed.
Light Emitting Device
Pairing interpersonal processing with this light emitting device can target a specific state of mind to change distress. This process offers clients with emotional, physical transformation as well as a means of achieving an emotional and psychological sense of wellbeing.
How Does Emotional Transformation Therapy Work?
Individuals who have developed attachment disorders lack optimal interpersonal response to their emotional distress. Personalization of one’s history leads to poor emotional regulation, and this can result in several disorders.
Emotional Transformation Therapy utilizes recognition, empathy, sensory connection, validation, and praise as therapeutic responses to the client’s lack of optimal interpersonal responses to their distress. Emotional Transformation Therapy draws on research from attachment theory, polyvagal theory, peripheral eye stimulation, interpersonal psychotherapy, neurobiology as well as process colour theory. Scientific research tells us that colour perception can affect and change our emotional state.
By emitting wavelength (colour) in the client’s visual field at different points, this therapy can quickly access the parts of the brain involved in the emotional distress. Emotional Transformation Therapy offers transformation of distressing emotional states and have been shown to treat mental health conditions in this way.
Accessing ETT in Canada
Work with a therapist trained in Emotional Transformation Therapy in Ontario, Canada.
Contact us Purposeful Change to learn more or to get started with ETT.
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