CMHS Offering Emotional Freedom Techniques Support Group

Community Memorial Health System is offering a free support group delving into emotional freedom techniques, also known as EFT, during December.

The support group will meet Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the CMHS HealthAware office now located at 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103.

Emotional freedom techniques is a healing tool that can provide results for physical, emotional and performance issues. It is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments, but without the invasiveness of needles.

Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while participants think about their specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction and pain – and voice positive affirmations.

Virginia Matsuda, who is certified in EFT and hypnotherapy, will lead the support group, facilitated by Evelyn Scott, R.N., of CMHS’s HealthAware program.

“I’ve done it myself and at first did not know what to think of it,” Scott said. “But at the end I felt relaxed with a sense of power over the issue I was dealing with.”

For and more information, contact the HealthAware program or call 805/667-2818.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, along with the Centers for Family Health serving various communities within and located in Ventura County, California.