If you are interested in finding out more about techniques and therapies in the domain called Energy Psychology – where Trauma Tapping Technique is one of them – there are international conferences each year. These conferences are great meeting places for learning about new approaches, research being done and getting connected to people with different experiences of using Energy Psychology. The two most known are the one arranged by ACEP (Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology) in San Diego, in the US (www.energypsych.org) and by CAIET (Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies) in Toronto, Canada.(www.caiet.org). In Europe the Energy Psychology Congress takes place in Heidelberg, Germany.
Robert Ntabwoba demonstrates TTT at the CAIET conference in Canada.
Last October me and my Rwandese colleague Robert Ntabwoba were invited to the CAIET conference to hold a session about our work of healing trauma in post conflict areas in Africa. Apart from the pleasure of sharing ideas and experiences the conference gave us perspectives and insights about our work. We realized that quite few work in “the field” on community level with Energy Psychology methods like we do. Our simplified tapping protocol without so called “set up phrases” also surprised the seminar participants: “Aha, that might be a way I should use with my client who does not want to tell her story....” “So it works without words?! I have to try...!” were some of the comments we got. Our results of healing traumatized survivors of war and other kind of violence also made many interested. They found it encouraging that people can heal from such severe traumas in such a gentle and empowering way.
We didn´t know we had such a different approach. We learnt a lot. Life is a fascinating learning process. More to come!
Thanks to our participation in the CAIET conference we have now been invited to another conference: EFT Gathering/Canada that will be held in Toronto 21- 22 of April 2012 (www.eftgatheringcanada.com) Join the exploration of Energy Psychology! There is a lot still to be discovered. And like the Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine Albert Szent-Györgyi’s states:
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”