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Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), a therapeutic method incorporating the use of light, color wavelengths, and eye movements, aims to rapidly transform emotional distress and related physical pain into a positive emotional state.Professionals trained in ETT work to help those in therapy address trauma and other pain and achieve lasting, healing change.The Development of ETTEmotional Transformative Therapy, developed by contemporary psychologist Dr. Stephen Vazquez in 1991, is a relatively

Rebirthing Therapy: Safety, Technique, Bans, and More

What is rebirthing? Rebirthing is an alternative therapy technique used to treat reactive attachment disorder. This therapy uses a specific kind of breathing (breathwork) meant to help you release emotions. Supporters of rebirthing claim that by participating in a “rebirth” as a child or adult, you can resolve negative experiences from birth and infancy that may be preventing you from forming healthy relationships. Some even claim to have memories of their birth during rebirthing. In other
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Thought Field Therapy

Thought Field Therapy™ (TFT) is an energy-based form of psychotherapy designed to reduce symptoms of psychological distress by manipulating how energy flows in the body. TFT is based on the premise that bodies consist of energy fields and that imbalances in this system cause physical and emotional issues. It is thought imbalances can be corrected by finger tapping specific energy points in certain sequences in order to restore an individual's health and wellness. Some claim TFT produces rapid
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Movie Therapy: Using Movies for Mental Health

Can watching a film like The Departed help you cope with your own betrayals? Does The Queen make you think about your place in class and society? And can a movie like Letters From Iwo Jima teach you anything about war and conflict?Proponents of cinema therapy say that, in addition to getting award nods, these and other movies can and will change the way we think, feel, and ultimately deal with life's ups and downs.An increasing number of therapists prescribe movies to help their patients
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Movie Therapy

Movie therapy, also known as cinema therapy, involves the therapist-directed viewing of movies for therapeutic purposes. The combination of thematic elements—music, dialogue, lighting, and images—can often evoke deep feelings in viewers, both allowing for personal reflection and providing new perspective on external events.Movies might be used as part of individual therapy, group therapy, or family therapy, but movie therapy has been shown to be particularly beneficial as part of couples
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Does Dolphin Therapy Work?

Recently, a "clinical " named Judith Simon Prager published an article in the Huffington Post entitled " Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Something Magical in the Waters ." It was a classic mix of psycho-babble and bad science.A former soap opera writer, Prager's therapeutic techniques include "regression to the womb and beyond." In her Huff Post piece, Prager describes her recent visit to the Curacao Dolphin Therapy and Research Center. Prager is convinced that dolphins have magical abilities to cure
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What Is Family Therapy? + 6 Techniques & Interventions

We all start this life with a family, whether that family is composed of blood relatives, adopted parents, a close-knit neighborhood, or a foster family. This family that we acquire when we are born influences every aspect of our lives, from our first moments to our last.Our family affects who we are and who we become, for better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us.We also learn how to love and how to
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Institute of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

For those unfamiliar with the picture above, this is from the movie The Princess Bride in the late 80’s. After his boss Vizzini continues to exclaim “Inconceivable!” every time something doesn’t go as planned, Spanish swordmaster Inigo Montoya makes the confused statement “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what youRead Full
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What is Psychodynamic Therapy? 5 Tools & Techniques

“How does that make you feel?”This question is probably quite familiar to you. It is the question most often used in pop culture to indicate or reference therapy. It is also the hallmark of psychodynamic therapy.Ironically, this phrase that immediately calls to mind the practice of therapy is the signature phrase of a type of therapy that is much less common these days. The most popular types of therapy today are actually cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and
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Gene therapy startup Passage Bio nabs Janssen neuro lead as CMO

Mere weeks after getting off a major $110 million series B round, well-funded Passage Bio has grabbed a new C-suite member on top of its cash haul.The Philadelphia biotech has raided Janssen’s exec team, nabbing Gary Romano, M.D., Ph.D., as its chief medical officer. Romano comes off a six-year stint as the J&J biotech unit’s head of clinical development for neurodegenerative disease and the deputy leader of the neurodegenerative disease therapeutic area. Before this, he headed up Merck’s
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MDMA therapy shows promise in treating alcohol misuse

Preliminary study indicates that the drug outperforms conventional therapies in preventing relapse. We talk to Dr Ben Sessa, adolescent and adult addictions psychiatrist at Imperial College London and the University of Bristol.AdvertisementHow did the research come about?As a psychiatrist working with children and adolescents, I spent years working with abused and maltreated children. Then I moved into adult addictions, and realised that adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s with cocaine, opiate and
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