emotional training

Last week the school counselors and social workers finished part 2 of their EFT training.  EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as “tapping”, is a powerful therapy technique that has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and many others.  It involves tapping on certain points of the body to stimulate energy flow and increase wellness.  The training was provided by Michael DeMolina of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

In the time since our first training the counselors have been using EFT when working with our students.  We have found it to be effective at reducing their anxiety and helping them feel better as they navigate any difficulties in their lives.  While we have had extensive trauma training in the past, Mr. DeMolina taught us a new set of technical skills that we can use with our students to both reduce the symptoms of trauma, and to heal its effects.  We still have a lot of practicing to do in order to perfect our skill set, but the department has shown a lot of enthusiasm in applying them to our daily work with students.

Mr. DeMolina has been providing this training over several decades.  As an Alaskan he has extensive experience working with Native communities.  We were all excited to have him back in district.

If you would like to know more about EFT and how it works, ask a school counselor or social worker for a demonstration!