C11. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Welcome video message Is tapping a viable treatment approach nurses can implement?October 12, 2020 2022-03-31 21:27
C11. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Welcome video message Is tapping a viable treatment approach nurses can implement?
C11. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Welcome video message
Is tapping a viable treatment approach
nurses can implement?
- Beginning Level
- Novice Level
- Participants will be able to demonstrate the tapping
points used with the Emotional Freedom Technique
- Participants will be able to identify at least one
evidence-based rational for the use of EFT
Nurses have been at the forefront of patient care and healing
for centuries. The substance use crisis is presented in the news
in such a way that frightens most people and some healthcare
workers. This perpetuates the stigma relating to persons
with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Persons with SUD feels
trapped that they cannot escape this hopeless condition.
Treatment of SUD is patient centered and uses many
therapeutic methods. The most common include medication,
groups, and physical care resulting from years of self-abuse.
There are other options that are shown to have remarkable
success. Complementary and Alternative therapies are
beginning to be use throughout all areas of medical care.
One such technique EFT is being used successfully in Energy
Psychology and physical medicine. This presentation will
define EFT and provide scientific evidence that support its
use. One does not need extensive training to use EFT. The
participant will be shown the points used for tapping. They
will also be introduced to set up phrases. Nurses usually only
have a short period of time with patients. Teaching patients to
use this method can be effective in reducing stress ultimately
leading to relapse. In addition, those attending will be given
resources to develop and grow in this area of caring for the
SUD patient. Adding this technique to normal standard of care
can be remarkably effective. EFT can also be used as part of a
balanced self-care regimen.
Dennis Hagarty, RN, CARN-AP, LCAS, HTPA North Carolina, USA
Dennis Graduated in 1977 with a degree in BSW from Western
Carolina University. He went on to receive an AD in nursing from
Wake Technical CC in 1980. He received a Master’s in Nursing
from UOP Online in 2008. He worked for the VA for 35 years,
recently retiring. The past 15 years he worked as Buprenorphine
Coordinator for two VA outpatient SUD Clinics. Dennis became
a CARN in 2007 and CARN-AP in 2009. He served on the Board
of Directors for IntNSA from 2011 to 2015. While working with the
buprenorphine patients he began teaching Tai Chi in 2013 and
taught at VA Pain Clinic and the outpatient SUD program. He is
also a Level IV Healing Touch Apprentice pursuing Certification.
He has used Healing Touch on veterans with opiate addiction
with pain and post-surgical intervention. He is working to start a
business, offering Healing Touch, Tai Chi, and other energy healing
techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in his
hometown of Asheville, NC.