All Contents © 2007, 2013 David S. Guseman, LCSW  
Tossed on the waves of our emotions, we forget that we are the sea.

ECP, Physical Pain and Psychosis

Dear Mr. David:

I am writing this letter to thank you for teaching me how to benefit from utilizing EFT.  I have found it to be valuable in many areas of my life.

When I first came to you, we decided to use the EFT on the pain in my knees.  I have severe osteoarthritis and am in need of total knee replacements at age 51.  My doctor says I have the knees of an 80 year old!

Before using the EFT technique, you asked me to rate my pain on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst)-- I said 10+.  After doing the EFT, you asked me how my knees felt... I honestly couldn’t find the pain for a minute or so... when the pain did register, I rated maybe like a 2.  When I left your office at the end of the session, I walked up the stairs, almost pain free--whereas, coming down the stairs at the beginning of the session I was hobbling one step at a time.  How’s that for a BIG DIFFERENCE!

I have used EFT in other areas of my life.  I have Schizo Affective Disorder which is characterized by extreme mood swings, audio and visual hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, etc.  EFT has helped me to actually 1) diminish visual hallucinations, 2) relieve anxiety and panic

attacks, 3) realign anger/rage feelings to positive/peaceful feelings.  I have also been able to gain more control over my IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  My concentration and time on task is better, but only when I remember to do the EFT technique.

I would highly recommend the EFT to everyone because they would benefit in a way individual to them.


Evelyn  [Name changed to protect privacy.]

Note that Evelyn has been able to adapt the technique to her own needs.  We only worked on two issues in that first session, her knees and her three-pack-a-day smoking habit.  She doesn’t mention in the letter that she began to notice that she had packs of cigarettes left over each time she prepared to do her cigarette purchases for the week.  In fact, her smoking habit was reduced to about a pack-and-a-quarter.  To the best of my knowledge she continues to smoke at a reduced rate (she was content with not quitting entirely).  This is notable, given the extremely high rate of smoking among patients with psychotic disorders, often 80-90%.

The most gratifying part of my work with Evelyn came at the end of the first session, as she was marveling at her mental clarity and calm.  She stood up, hugged me and exclaimed, “I feel like a normal adult human being, not like some kind of wacko!"

Testimonials and Case Histories  1
The Emotion Coaching Program is effective with both physical and emotional/psychological symptoms, as evidenced by the following letter from my former client, “Evelyn”.  (Please note that I saw this client on an erratic basis for four sessions, several years ago.  I saw her recently, and the effects of the treatment are holding quite well, and the client is not dependent on me for further treatment.)