What are Emotional Release Techniques?

ERTs are techniques that give people relief from stress caused by automatic emotional reactions – reactions that we are not even aware we are doing! These automatic reactions are learned behaviors, or conditioned responses, which were somehow acquired earlier in life. Because they are “automatic” they can and do occur outside of your awareness – you know you feel bad, you just don’t know exactly why. And if you don’t know why, you cannot change it. This can be extremely frustrating – almost as if you have no control!

But wait - you CAN regain control! You CAN un-learn these unhealthy behaviors – so you are free to learn healthier ones.

There are many different ERTs, called by many different names. The one thing they all have in common is that they help you become free of unhealthy behaviors.

Why the separate name, “ERT”?
Rather than it being a separate technique, “ERT” is a collective term referring to any technique whose goal is to release suppressed emotions. Over the years, in the field of emotional healing, various emotional healing techniques have been developed, have evolved and grown, as practitioners evolve and grow. No system is static. Having a generic name, such as “Emotional Release Technique,” gives practitioners of emotional healing the freedom to grow, outside the confines of a named technique.



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