ETT Training Eligibility Requirements
ETT Training is offered to individuals who are Licensed Mental Health Professionals with a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, or Social Work, and are licensed to practice in their state or province. Interns and Students must be working under the supervision of a fully licensed Mental Health Clinician and will submit that supervisor’s degree and license information for consideration prior to registration for ETT Training.
ETT® Level I
The first course introduces participants to the fundamental theoretical premises upon which ETT® is based. These are visual brain stimulation, attachment based interpersonal neurobiology, and how specific wavelengths of light affect the brain. Participants are shown live demonstrations that facilitate the relief of emotional distress within minutes as well as processes to identify and change dissociative states. Applications to rapid trauma resolution, access to somatic memory, and resolution of depression and anxiety disorders are taught.
Two basic ETT® techniques are features in this course. These are the Spectral Resonance Technique (SRT) and Multidimensional Eye Movement (MDEM). SRT is valuable in assessing and resolving emotional escalation and dissociation. MDEM is a very precise and rapid new form of eye movement psychotherapy that often relieves trauma, emotional distress or somatic symptoms in as little as a single session. These strategies alone revolutionize the speed and depth of psychotherapy but are only two of the four ETT® modalities. This course is replete with hands-on training for all participants so they can learn with new skills.
ETT® Level II
This course covers the use of two more ETT® modalities that are not included in course I. They are peripheral eye stimulation and the use of the light emitting device. Peripheral eye stimulation can involve the use of specialized goggles that allows the therapist to control the precise angle that light enters the client’s eyes while the client is focused on a disturbing issue. This allows the therapist to access specific neural networks that are responsible for internal psychological, somatic, cognitive, or transpersonal parts. The process makes it possible for the therapist to rapidly alleviate emotional overwhelm, intense physical pain or fixated cognition. In addition, the process can access implicit memory related to the issue and produce access to positive psychological states of extreme well-being.
The therapeutic use of the state-of-the-art light emitting device can incorporate peripheral eye stimulation but primarily utilizes precise wavelengths of light to accelerate empathic attunement and rapidly promote progress of emotional distress to conclusion. The attachment-based interpersonal process is amplified by the use of precise visual brain stimulation. This modality can utilize several techniques for different purposes. Therefore, this ETT® modality is the “Rolls Royce” of the ETT® modalities. The training includes lecture, discussion, live demonstrations with volunteers, and supervised practice of the techniques.
ETT® Course III
ETT® Course III is focused upon application of the four modalities, taught in the first two courses, to a wide variety of mental health disorders. Specific protocols and options for using ETT® techniques are described for use with several different mental health conditions. For example, different aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder require different ETT® modalities. SRT can best diagnose dissociation and affective flooding, while peripheral goggles can best de-escalate immediate affective overwhelm and MDEM is powerfully used for a single consciously know fixated trauma. The light emitting device can facilitate resolution of multiple affective or somatic states that exist simultaneously.
Specific procedures are identified for several unique conditions. There is a unique process for dismantling obsessive compulsive disorder. An ETT® protocol for rapid relief of major depression is described. Specific ways to relieve a variety of anxiety disorders are outlined. Methods for treating Borderline Personality Disorder offer profound resolution. ETT® offers new ways to treat addictions including a rapid means for eliminating addictive craving. These processes will be shown in live demonstrations with volunteers as well as through supervised practice.
ETT® Course IV
The level IV course is focused on the facilitation of the resolution of physical symptoms. It is centered on relieving the stress component of physical pain, illness, and recovery from accidents or surgery. Physical issues targeted are acute and chronic physical pain, obesity and weight loss, sleep disorders and immune-related illness. The effect on physical symptoms by ETT® modalities is simply stunning in terms of speed and long-term outcomes.
The entire first day is focused on the theory and application of ETT® for a wide variety of physical pain syndromes. Specific uses for low back pain, migraine headaches, sciatica, tempero-mandibular joint pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and more is explained and demonstrated live when possible. Concepts of somatic memory, endogenous pain control resources, the orienting response, symbolic meaning, etc. are explained in relation to chronic physical pain. A variety of sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, disordered sleep rhythms, and others can be alleviated by ETT®. Through access and rapid alleviation of motivating factors for overeating as well as factors that prevent appropriate exercise, ETT® can facilitate long-term change of weight problems. Processes to enhance psychological attributes that are directly related to immune system function well be reviewed. All of these concepts will be taught by lecture, discussion, live demonstrations and supervised practice.
ETT® Course V
This course focuses on the use of ETT® methods relating to religious/spiritual issues. It concerns integrating religious/spiritual issues into psychotherapy if and when it is appropriate. Participants will learn how to take a religious/spiritual history. Attachment theory applied to religion and neural brain research related to spiritual states will be explained. The history of the relationship of visual light experience and spiritual phenomena will be explored. Ethical issues concerned with religious/spiritual issues during psychotherapy will be covered.
A variety of spiritual/religious issues will be explored such as negative experiences with churches, ministers, priests, as well as adjustment to near-death experiences. Exploration of means of spiritual coping such as prayer, meditation, and social support as well as the role of religious ritual for coping will take place. Specific spiritual experiences encountered via visual light stimulation such as transcendent states, Kundalini awaking and other forms of divine encounters will be reviewed. Ultimately a means for facilitating extreme well-being will be taught. This learning occurs through lecture, discussion, case studies, experiential activities and live demonstrations as well as supervised practice with participants.