Mental illness is used to refer to a group of disorders and illness which affect the mind. Mental illness can be broadly classified into two categories- depression and anxiety disorders and psychotic illness. Mental illness is very real and is becoming common due to a hectic and stress filled lifestyle. In Australia, almost 45% of the adults are affected by mental illness once in their lifetime. Over 20% of the Australian population has mental illness in any given year. 54% of the Australian population suffering from mental illness do not access proper healthcare or therapy for it.
The key symptoms of mental illness include anxiety, prolonged feelings of depression, sadness, tension, phobias, change in a person’s thinking, emotions, and behavior. Mental illness can impair a person’s abilities to cope with their day-to-day activities.
EFT therapy was invented in the 1990s by Gary Craig. It is commonly known as tapping and is similar to acupuncture and is becoming one of the most popular and accepted alternative treatment techniques for different ailments and disorders. EFT focuses on tapping on pressure points and talking about issues at the same time. Mental illness can occur as the result of built up emotions and key traumatic events that have occurred in your life. EFT seeks to find these issues and resolve them so that your mental illness improves.
Traumatic memories can also be stored in the subconscious mind and can sometimes only be accessed through EFT. When these memories surface, the body triggers a specific response which leads to mental disorders and illness. Using EFT therapy, these feelings and memories are identified and resolved. EFT therapy sessions also provide the patients with techniques to overcome those feelings when it feels they may reemerge due to a new stressor. Tapping restores a state of calmness and peace which helps to resolve any mental illness. EFT therapy can be practiced anytime and anywhere and are completely safe and without any side-effects for treatment of mental illness and disorders.
If you would like to find out more about how EFT can help with mental illness, you can view my website at www.mindfulhealingtoolkit.com.au or book in a session. I do face to face and online consultations. Book here. You can also view free videos to help resolve some of your emotions at my vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/mindfulhealingtoolkit
You can view research on EFT and mental illness here: https://www.innersource.net/ep/images/stories/downloads/Acupoint_Stimulation_Research_Review.pdf