How Can Emotional Triggers Treatment (ETT) Help You?
Do You Get Triggered?
When we get triggered, the emotional brain brings past and unresolved issues into the current situation. What we feel is real and intense.
When the brain does not resolve or close past trauma, new experiences that are similar in content or meaning bring out the unresolved feelings. The brain then focuses all of that (past and present) on what is happening now.
This is the reason that others may seem confused about the intensity of the reaction. Because there is high emotion involved, reason and logic do not function properly.
When triggered, most people’s emotions are beyond their control. ETT provides closure to the past so that triggers are eliminated, and emotional reactions are no longer tied to the past or overly charged.
How Does Emotional Triggers Treatment (ETT) Work?
Your ETT practitioner guides you through a process of relaxation exercises, guided imagery, and interactive activities that allow the brain and mind to resolve and update past issues. All that you need to do is simply follow the practitioner’s lead. The guided imagery exercises allow the brain to complete and close old experiences, and to create new pathways. This removes the old emotional triggers, and the fight-or-flight response is no longer even tied into the past experience when talking about or remembering the events that the brain has now closed.
The process of ETT creates a positive experience such that the mind accomplishes the closure and no longer reacts in ways that are overcharged and out-of-proportion.
How Many Sessions Will Emotional Triggers Treatmant (ETT) require?
Provided below is what a typical ETT client can expect...
The first session is an Intake Session, where we gather the client’s specific information and areas to be addressed in the treatment. This is usually a 50-60 min session.
Once the practitioner has gathered that background information, ETT Sessions are conducted that caters to the client’s specific needs. Most clients only require one Intake and one ETT Session. However, some clients find that an additional ETT Session is beneficial depending on the complexity of issues. On average, the length of the ETT Session is approximately two hours.
Follow-Up ETT Sessions can be useful in two ways.
One is if the practitioner and client decide to handle only a portion of the concerns in the first ETT Session, and agree to come back to any remaining issues at a later time.
The other way we use Follow-Up ETT Sessions is when the completion accomplished in the first ETT Session allows additional issues or new layers of concern to surface that can then be addressed.
We usually recommend a waiting period of about 4-6 weeks to decide whether or not additional sessions are warranted. We use the waiting period to allow the emotional brain to adjust to and integrate the work that has been done.
Of course, the practitioner is available for Follow-Up discussion any time after ETT Session(s).