Transformation Is About Your Personal Story
“You write your life story by the choices you make.” ― Helen Mirren
We are all living a personal story, and every story has ups and downs, low points and high points. But what’s important is the theme that structures and guides our story.
When your story has positive, life-supporting themes, you have found the key to transformation. Changing your theme is more effective than trying to fix yourself one issue at a time. The most positive themes include lightness, worthiness, self-acceptance, evolution, and love.
Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H. Certified E.F.T. Practioner
I am a Complementary Alternative Specialist, I focus on healing the whole person. I incorporate CBT, EFT, Herbalism, and CBTI modalities; based on the individual’s need, always connecting the healing of the body and the mind. In dealing with mental/physical health we now have aware of the role that our autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic nervous system. For over 27 years now, I have experience in helping people of all ages with anxiety, panic, fear, trauma, and other challenges.
E.F.T. Discussion: EFT is an acronym for The Emotional Freedom Technique. It is also often called “tapping” or “tapping therapy.” EFT is acupuncture without using any needles.
Studies on EFT
The APA standards advocate that studies contain sufficient subjects to achieve a level of statistical significance of p < .05 or greater, which means that there is only one possibility in 20 that the results are due to chance. The status of EFT as an “evidence-based” practice is summarized in this statement published in the APA journal Review of General Psychology: “A literature search identified 51 peer-reviewed papers that report or investigate clinical outcomes following the tapping of acupuncture points to address psychological issues. The 18 randomized controlled trials in this sample were critically evaluated for design quality, leading to the conclusion that they consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Criteria for evidence-based treatments proposed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association were also applied and found to be met for a number of conditions, including PTSD.” (Feinstein, 2012). A number of studies using imaginal exposure while being paired with acupuncture as shown the following: When these meridian points or energy points are stimulated:
- Regulates cortisol, Produces serotonin, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
- Reduction in heart rate
- Regulates autonomic nervous system
- Shuts off flight/fight/freeze response
- Hui, K. K. S, Liu, J., Makris, N., Gollub, R. W., Chen, A. J. W., Moore, C. I., . . . Kwong, K. K. (2000). Acupuncture modulates the limbic system and subcortical gray structures of the human brain: Evidence from fMRI studies in normal subjects. Human Brain Mapping, 9, 13-25. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0193(2000)9:13.0.CO;2-F. Hodge, P., & Jurgens, C. Y. (2011). A pilot study of the effects of Emotional Freedom Techniques in psoriasis. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 3(2), 13-24.
Chinese herbalism: Focus is placed on the concept of (Yin) and yang and of Qi energy. (Yin herbs are often used for cooling and yang herbs used for stimulation and are often used in combination.
Western Herbalism: Focus is placed on the body systems or organs of the body. I.e. inflammatory.
Ayurvedic: In Sanskrit means the Science of Life”. Like Chinese medicine it’s focused is placed on 3 types of energy. Referred to as doshas: Vata: Pitta, and Kapha.
CBT Cognitive Behavior therapy: Focuses on changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, and the development of personal coping strategies to focus on current problems.
Insomnia CBTI: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia: It has been estimated that between 30-35% of adults have this complaint. It is more common in women, and older adults, and others under stress or struggling with issues like depression. National Institute of Health: “CBT is effective for treating insomnia when compared with medications and its effects may be more desirable than mediations. Primary Care providers should consider CBTI as a first-line treatment option for insomnia.”
EFT Levels 1 & 2 Foundational EFT Training
Due to the COVID19 Virus, this training has been canceled.
CBT for Insomnia Workshop
New Morning Vitality Center
129 Main Street North
Woodbury CT, 06798
Date: Saturday 11, 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: For all May and June classes, there will be no online registration.
Please register in-store or by calling (203) 263-4868
Earth Day 2019
Vitality Center Practitioners
May 4, 2019
Hollow Park, Woodbury Ct 11-3
Winter Indulgence Night:
Friday, January 25, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6-8 pm
New Morning Vitality Center
Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00-4:00
Check out the Vitality Center (2nd floor) where Holistic Practitioners like Dawyn Cloud-Alter, Alison Birks, Byron Eddy, Jared Coggins, Dr. Shawn Carney, Morgan Leever, and Holly Leever will be on hand to answer your questions
Western Connecticut State University
Workshop: Trauma/Anxiety Disorders/Emotional Freedom Technique
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Introduction into Tapping: (E.F.T.)Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Trauma
Saturday, May 7th 10:00-11:00a.m.
Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H. EFT
The new healing technique that everyone is talking about! Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. There are major Traumas or traumatic life events, and small (t) traumas. Traumas major or minor have a profound effect on us. They can undermine our Beliefs in both ourselves and our existence, and also our sense of reality as we know it. The resulting beliefs can seriously disrupt the everyday running of our lives without us necessarily even realizing it. EFT’s effectiveness in working with trauma is extensive and it can bring immediate relief from traumatic memories, it is also a gentle tool for revealing the many layers and aspects that may be connected with trauma, working through them systematically and effectively until their emotional charge has gone. In these workshops, we will discuss trauma, and participants will experience learning EFT Tapping Technique.
Pre-registration is required: Get Tickets: $15.00
Grieve and Bereavement Workshop
Saturday, October 24th, 10-11: 00 am
Dawyn Cloud-Alter. B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T
Every one of us will have this experience at some point in our lives. Join us for this informative workshop where you will learn the different types of grief, the stages of grieving, coping skills, and how meditation can help. Click ticket link below to register