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10 Things Every Practitioner Must Know Before Working with Veterans

With Ingrid Dinter

What are the most important considerations to keep in mind when using EFT and Tapping with veterans? In this free Tapping out of Trauma webinar, we interview Ingrid Dinter. She is an accredited EFT Master Trainer, with over 15 years of experience in EFT. As the daughter of a World War 2 prisoner of war, it is her passion to help veterans and their families heal from the trauma of war. Her personal experience in working with veterans, as well as countless specialized trainings in veteran related issues have helped her gain the ability to communicate necessary insights into military culture with lay people and healing professionals. She has authored or co-authored numerous books, research studies and articles, including “EFT for PTSD” by Gary Craig, and “Working with Military Service Members and Veterans – A field report of Obstacles and Opportunities” Energy Psychology 1:1, November 2009. She participated in the documentary “Operation: Emotional Freedom” with Gary Craig, and has published numerous articles, podcasts, Ingrid is registered as an alternative provider with the NH board for mental health. The board has no oversight over her practice.

Disclaimer: If you now that this topic may be overly stimulating to you please be sure to have any resources you may need available to you. This webinar is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice.

In this interview you will learn:

  • What considerations/training should be evaluated when a tapping practitioner feels moved or inspired to work with and support veterans.
  • What are the most important considerations when working with active military, veterans and their families.
  • Is vicarious trauma something you should take into account before working with this population?
  • What are her top recommendations/do’s and “don’t evers” to create rapport when working with this population.
  • What information do you need to solicit from them that helps to create safety
  • What are some of the most effective strategies for beginning an EFT session.
  • How to deal with the stigma this population faces in even seeking emotional/psychological support.
  • What some of the most common triggers are for post-traumatic stress.
  • How to create improved rapport by using language that military culture recognizes
  • What are some specific EFT tapping tips session i.e. How might you alter the set up statements c
  • Important distinctions for working with active military, recent and more senior veterans and older veterans and for working with their family members
  • How to determine if you are qualified to work with a client who has been given a PTSD diagnosis, or who clearly exhibits signs of PTSD? Who should or should not work with this person, referring of course to scope of practice and when might collaborative care come in?
  • The need to be aware of and attend to the risk of Vicarious Trauma