Wellness Wednesdays: Mental health tips – emotional freedom technique (EFT)
If the stress of the end of the semester is getting to you, Counseling Services has another tip that might help you treat stress, physical pain and emotional turmoil.
The video below is by Meghan DeCarvalho, director of Counseling Services at Salve Regina. In this video, DeCarvalho walks you through emotional freedom technique (EFT), which was first introduced in the early 1990s. EFT draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine and Thought Field Therapy.
EFT combines physical movement, which helps a person ground themselves in their body to be present-focused, and a mantra used while tapping on one’s body to lends yourself to awareness, acknowledgement and compassion towards your own feelings and emotions. It is believed that tapping on your own body can create a balance in your energy system and treat physical and emotional pain.
Feel free to do a search on EFT and find other videos and information on its history and application. Watch the video below as DeCarvalho walks you through EFT.
Wellness Wednesdays: Mental Health – Emotional Freedom Technique
Meghan DeCarvalho is a social worker and director of Counseling Services at Salve Regina. She has been working in college mental health for over thirteen years and has been at Salve Regina for almost four years. She is so pleased to be part of the University community and is amazed by the resilience of the students.
If you as an undergraduate student are looking for support or mental health tips during this time, please visit the Counseling Services website, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. They also have a new Instagram account where they will be offering various mental health tips, so follow along!
Each Wednesday, SALVEtoday will provide wellness tips to encourage and uplift the University community during this time of remote living and learning. #salvesgotthis #wellnesswednesdays