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In-Person Workshop

F22-702HC The Emotional Freedom Techniques and Tapping: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Emotional and Physical Pain (In-Person)

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

700 Professional Growth & Development |  In-Person Workshop
Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP
Course Levels:
7 Hours 30 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, Psychologists
Howard County - Elkridge, Maryland



Is it time to add this mind-body treatment, with over 80 published research articles, into your evidence-based practice? This workshop will teach how to combine therapeutic wording including metaphors with gentle self-applied acupressure points; to calm, collapse and desensitize thoughts, emotions and the corresponding physical manifestations of the problem. It offers a surprising relief from physical pain. This method has the potential to become a preventative pain approach instead of prescribing opioids.


Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP Related seminars and products

Robin Bilazarian, LCSW is a 40 year seasoned therapist who has incorporated several mind-body techniques into her practice for the past 25 years.  She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Tapping the Mighty Mind-Simple Solutions for Stress, Conflict and Pain.  She worked extensively in Mental health including community mental health, private practice and as an Employee Assistance Counselor for 14 years at a NJ regional trauma Hospital,  integrating mind-body and traditional therapies.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:30 - 9:00 


09:00 - 10:30 


10:30 - 10:45 


10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00 - 1:00 


1:00 - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30 - 2:45 


2:45 - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Use EFT with clients to desensitize emotional issues so that the client can make more intelligent decisions.  

  • Describe how EFT simultaneously calms thoughts, emotions and corresponding physical manifestations. 

  • Describe 4 progressive levels of interventions in pain relief using EFT; including adding metaphorical descriptions.  

  • Demonstrate a comfortable way to ease into EFT with clients used to talk therapy, including locating the research in this evidence-based method. 

Bibliography & References



Bender, Sheila S. and Sise, Mary. (2008). The Energy of  Belief. Santa Rosa, California: Energy Psychology Press.

Benor, Daniel, MD. (2007). Seven Minutes to Natural Pain Release: Pain is a Choice and Suffering is Optional - WHEE for Tapping Your Pain Away. Bellmawr, NJ: Wholistic Healing Publications 2009 (2nd Edition)

Bilazarian, Robin. (2016) Emotional Smarts: 60 Stress Management & Communication Techniques for

       Emotional Freedom. North Charleston, South Carolina: Create Space Independent Publishing.

Bilazarian, R, (2010). Using EFT for Social Anxiety Disorder. The Home of Gold Standard EFT™

      (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Retrieved from

Bilazarian, R.,  Social Work Online CE Institute. (Producer) (n.d.) The Clinical Application of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): Desensitizing Undesirable Emotional and Mind-Body Reactions. Retrieved from

Boath, E., Good, R., Tsaroucha, A., Stewart, T., Pitch, S. &  Boughey, A. (2017).Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students. Social Work Education TheInternational Journal. Pages 1-16 | Received 30 Apr 2015, Accepted 27 Jan 2017, Published online: 06 Mar 2017

Church, D. (2010). The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A pilot protocol. Traumatology, 16(1), 55–65. doi:10.1177/1534765609347549

Church, D., & Feinstein, D. (2012). Energy psychology in the treatment of PTSD: Psychobiology and clinical principles. In Psychology of Trauma, edited by Thijs Van Leeuwen & Marieke Brouwer (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science).

 Church, D., Yount, G., & Brooks, A. J. (2012). The effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 200(10), 891-896. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31826b9fc1.

Church, D., Hawk, C., Brooks, A., Toukolehto, O., Wren, M., Dinter, I., & Stein, P. (2013). Psychological trauma in veterans using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 153-160. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31827f6351

Clond, M. (2016). Emotional Freedom Techniques for anxiety: A systematic review with metaanalysis.

      Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016 Feb 18.

Craig, Gary. (2008).  EFT for PTSD. Fulton,CA,: Bang Printing.

Eden,Donna. (2012). The Little Book of Energy Medicine: The Essential Guide to Balancing Your Body's Energies: New York: Tarcher/Penguin Putnam.

Feinstein, David. (2004). Energy Psychology Interactive. Ashland, OR: Innersource.

Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of efficacy. Review of General Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0028602.

Feinstein, David. Eden, Donna and Craig, Gary. (2005). The Promise of Energy Psychology. New York: Penguin Group.                                  

Fone, Helena. (2008).  Emotional Freedom Techniques for Dummies. West Sussex, England.:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Freedom, John. (2013) Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Techniques. London,: Hodder & & Stoughton Ltd. Also The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Gallo, Fred. P, (2007) Energy Tapping for Trauma, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Lambrou, Peter and Pratt, George. (2000). Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions. New York: Broadway Books-a Division of Random House. 

Lembke, A. (2016) Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

                        Emotional Freedom Techniques:  Treatment for Emotional & Physical Pain


Lembke, A. (2016) Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Metcalf, O., Varker, T., Forbes, D., Phelps, A., Dell, L., DiBattista, A., ... & O'Donnell, M. (2016).

      Efficacy of Fifteen Emerging Interventions for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress

      Disorder: A Systematic Review. Journal of Traumatic Stress, Online first Jan 7.


Ortner, Nick. (2013) The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living. New York: Hay House, Inc.

Ortner, Nick. (2016)  The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing and Eliminating Chronic Pain

Phillips, Maggie (2007) Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All-Natural Plan for Lasting Relief.

Rowe, J. E. (2005). The effects of EFT on long-term psychological symptoms. Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 2(3), 104-111.

Stapleton, P., Church, D., Sheldon, T., Porter, B., & Carlopio, C. (2013). Depression symptoms

      improve after successful weight loss with emotional freedom techniques. ISRN Psychiatry,

      article ID 573532.

Tello,M  MD, MPH,(2017) Racism and discrimination in health care: Providers and patients. Harvard Health Publication, Harvard Medical School. Posted January 16, 2017. (

Van Der Kolk, B.(2014)The Body Keeps the Score--Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York: Penguin Books.


Recommended  Website and what you can find there (Robin Bilazarian)  EFT and HAT 3x3 videos there and training

(ACEP)  (Association for Energy Psychology, USA) professional site with yearly conference, training, certification, committees, listing of therapists, and research (Association for Advancement of Meridian Therapies-England & USA), training, certification, (Sandy Radomski), Allergies, weight, training  (Jondi Whitis), training, EFT certification through AAMET and  annual EFT conference (NJ & NY) (Dr.Dawson Church) training, certification, and EFT articles (Gary Craig-founder of EFT), free training and EFT articles (Dr. John Diepold, Jr.) Training and info on HAT (John Freedom) training (Dr. David Feinstein and Donna Eden)  research and training (Nick Ortner) training, book, CD’s Annual free online summit  (Thought Field Therapy, Callahan Techniques) training (type in EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique and whatever you are wondering about)

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 7th will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for6Category I Continuing Education Units for. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed


Howard County

University of Maryland University College, 6865 Deerpath Road, Elkridge, Maryland 21075, United States