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OCMA Physician Wellness: Emotion Freedom Technique for Health Care Professionals: How to Use EFT to Help Challenging Patients and Also Help Ourselves


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a mindfulness technique that has been found to be safe and effective in hundred of clinical trials. Therapists use EFT to help those suffering from depression, anxiety, pain, post-traumatic stress and other conditions. It has been approved by the US Veterans Affairs Administration for use during therapy. Patients report improvements in happiness and well-being and decreased depressive symptoms. EFT combines elements of popular therapies, such as CBT, with breathing and acupressure—in the form of tapping with the fingertips on acupuncture points. For this reason it’s often called “tapping.”

About the Speaker

Ann Barnet M.D is an adventurer, professor, entrepreneur, humanitarian and most importantly a lover of nature. She practices both Hospitalist Medicine and Integrative Medicine, focusing on balancing the multi-faceted fundamentals of health and living a joyful life of purpose. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then pursued her medical training at the University of Nevada, Reno. Post graduate studies include training in Medical Acupuncture through the University of California, Irvine and extensive work with Emotional Freedom Technique. She has great respect for native traditions, having been influenced by indigenous wisdom while studying in Bolivia and serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa. She works with several amazing partners that focus on providing healthy local food to regional communities, serving as a Board Member of the Greatfull Gardens Restaurants. She also provides medical care at numerous festivals and independent events. She co-founded a nutraceutical company Lig and Ceptor. She constantly learns from nature in her pursuit to integrate holistic knowledge with traditional western medicine.



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