EFT FOR POLICE and EMS workers
One of the most exciting areas
of EFT use for me is in the field of law enforcement. Police officers
deal with trauma victims on a daily basis and EFT may quickly provide
victims of trauma with the relief that they need to assist the police
in catching "the person who did this to them". Police officers can
learn to apply EFT effectively in a fairly short period of time.
rape, robbery or other violent crimes are often too traumatized to give
the police an accurate account of what happened, or a good description
of the suspect. When used as part of a cognative interview EFT may often help remove most or all of the negative
emotion associated with the crime so that they can calmly give the
investigators the information that they need so that they can start looking for
the suspect faster and have a better chance of apprehending a violent
offender. This could very well prevent someone else being victimized!
forget that very often the victims are the police, firefighters, rescue
teams, and other EMS professionals.
They have to deal with traumatic
situations on a personal level all of the time. The infant that
needlessly died, the horrific crime scene that police officers have to
process for hours, or even days at a time, the bodies of children that
firefighters pull from a burning building. These all take an emotional
toll on these dedicated men and women. Unfortunately sometimes these
caring people deal with these events by being "tough guys (or girls)"
and suppress the emotions under piles of paperwork or a few drinks with
the boys. They often feel that if they let their emotions be seen then
people might not respect them.
EFT can very
often relieve the negative emotions that they are feeling, the same as
anybody else using EFT. In fact EFT can be easily learned by anyone and
can be applied on themselves in private.
Once EFT is
learned, it can also be coached over the phone. Even though I
personally use EFT on a regular basis. I very often find it more
effective working with another practitioner. And EMS workers, being the
kind of private people that they are when it comes to their feelings,
might be more comfortable doing EFT with a me over the phone. It is
just as effective over the phone as if we were sitting face to face, as
long as the client has a knowledge of the tapping points already.
FOR POLICE, FIRE, AND OTHER EMS PERSONNEL
EFT is a perfect tool for Peer Counselling that is involked after a critical incident.
The EMS worker who needs the assistance does not have to disclose any
of the details of the critical incident to the support person. As long
as he or she can focus on the feelings, they can tap on them and get
the relief that they need. Because of this, in the case of police, the supporting officer does
not become a "witness" to the incident.
Early intervention after a
traumatic incident can prevent long term problems down the road. EFT
can prevent the onset of PTSD and get the EMS worker back to work where
they want to be.
personnel can be trained in groups or individually to apply EFT both
for victims of crime and "peer support" in conjunction with current
"Peer Counseling Programs".
for training information.