The protocol calls for tapping relevant acupuncture points (using one’s fingers) and simultaneously envisioning one’s emotional problems. According to the authors, this combined process of tapping acupoints and reconnecting with troubling emotions enables the mind-body to clear away energy blockages, allowing trapped emotions to flow freely, while restoring physical, mental, and emotional balance. ESM also incorporates imagery and visualization techniques derived from the authors’ background as clinical hypnotists. Thought-focusing components of cognitive therapy and “balanced breathing” exercises that help align the body’s electromagnetic field are also part of the therapy. “Once the techniques are mastered,” Drs. Lambrou and Pratt write, “the entire ESM protocol frequently takes less than ten minutes to perform.”
ESM is easy to use and the results produced are significant. The authors have worked with clients to totally eradicate habitual patterns of anxiety, anger and rage, emotional trauma, grief, guilt, heartache, jealousy, panic attacks, deep-rooted shame, and a wide range of phobic and other conditions. In addition to eliminating unproductive distress, ESM can also be used to enhance confidence, mental focus, performance goals, and a healthy self-image. This aspect of ESM, known as “The Optimizer,” has been used by athletes, actors, business people, and public speakers to achieve greater degrees of success in their respective fields. The authors caution, however, that ESM is not intended to replace professional care necessary for treating serious conditions such as substance abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, or major depression.
Instant Emotional Healing outlines the theory, techniques, and application of ESM in a manner that anyone can understand. The authors lay the foundation for how to apply ESM for self-care using photographs, illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and offering revealing and inspiring case histories.
Part I provides an overview of the research on which ESM is based and ESM’s many theories and applications, including basic techniques. Part II discusses the role that emotions play in our lives, including how and why emotional energies become stuck and out of balance. A hands-on approach for determining your stress level and a potent stress relief technique are also explained. In Part III, the reader is introduced to the various emotion-specific ESM protocols for 28 emotions. Detailed instructions help the reader determine which protocols to use and how to apply them. Finally, in Part IV, ESM techniques geared to increase productivity and performance are shared, along with guidelines for teaching and administering ESM to others, including children. The comprehensive Resource and Recommended Reading sections steer readers to material on aspects of Thought Field Therapy.
Drs. Lambrou and Pratt predict that, within the next decade, the various applications of ESM and TFT in general will become a standard approach for health care professionals and anyone interested in optimum performance. Fortunately, readers choosing to apply the revolutionary techniques revealed in Instant Emotional Healing won’t have to wait that long to enjoy the benefits ESM can provide.