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The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: 5 Non-Medication, Non-Addictive Ways to Release Pain (2.5 CEU Credits)

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Training Description:

Pain affects 1/3 of the adult population. Pain is pervasive and interrupts functioning.  Pain also shifts mood and often erupts into angry outburst.  Pain medication can be addictive and may progress into illegal, unregulated Opioid usage. The approaches in this workshop are non- addictive ways to aid in releasing pain safely.  Thus, helping family members have a safe way to release pain, to stay away from potential addiction,  and out of proportion anger is useful for the entire family, promotes more normalcy,  and is  an aid in the battle against the opioid epidemic. Main points of this training will include: scope of practice, effects of acute and chronic pain on mental health and EFT techniques to safely reduce pain.   These methods may be useful in Relapse Prevention. 

Learning Goals:

Participants will be able to name at least 2 ways pain affects mental health

Participants  will learn at least 2 EFT and Tapping  techniques to release pain

Name two safety concerns about treating medically undiagnosed acute pain


Introduction of EFT and Tapping  (30 minute)   

Brief history of overlap of pain and anxiety similar journey and treatment overlap (10 minutes)

The neurobiology hypothesis about pain (10 minutes)

Explicit Ethical concerns -  making certain the pain has been thoroughly evaluated by a doctor prior to EP Pain Management and the doctor has signed off on pain management. (10 minutes)

Acute vs Chronic Pain, Clarifying to the clinician and the pain client, these methods apply only for pain management, Group practice of well-known EP pain practices, Gamut point (Group practice) (10 minutes)

EFT protocols dealing with pain indirectly as mind-body byproduct or side effect (Group practice) (20 minutes)

EFT protocols of dealing with pain directly as events and root causes  are dismantled and treated individually  (10 minutes)

EFT Mind-Body Sweep of focus on solely the physiology in beginning trauma work, Rebalancing the System (10 minutes)

One break (15 minutes)                                                                                                                                   

Cook’s hook up and Bilazarian’s softer “pretzel” adaptation (5 minutes)                                  Brief Energy Correction (10 minutes)

Combining metaphors with EP mechanism (10 minutes)

Small group supervised practice (20 minutes)

Debrief and Q and A 10 minutes

Trainer Bio:

Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP

Robin Bilazarian is a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in New Jersey, License # 44SC01393700. She has a MSW (Masters of Social Work) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have been practicing these particular methods for 25 years and training others in these methods for 15 years.

Cancellation Policy:

There is currently no charge for trainings for eligible participants. If a course must be cancelled, the course instructor and registrants are notified via phone and/or email no later than one week in advance. In the event that an instructor has an emergency and must cancel a course with less than a week notice, we will notify participants immediately via email and include information regarding a rescheduled date. We request email notification 10 days in advance of the training date from participants whom cannot attend a course. To cancel an email must be submitted to


EBAC provides CEUs for some but not all trainings offered.  To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number (LMFT, LCSW…Etc.) on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. CE Certificates will be sent within 30 days via email to the address you used to register for the training.   EBAC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs and/or LPCCs under the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider # 138020. EBAC maintains the responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEU Certificates will be provided within 30 days of the training to those completing training and the evaluation.

Special Needs:

EBAC complies with all local, state and federal regulations including the American Disabilities Act.  Please notify at least 10 days in advance if you have special needs that require accommodation.  In the circumstance of a request we will work to provide the accommodation to the best of our ability and respond to the registrant accordingly. The training department meets all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2008). 


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