Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®), a therapeutic method incorporating the use of light, color wavelengths, and eye movements, aims to rapidly transform emotional distress and related physical pain into a positive emotional state.
Therapists trained in ETT work to help those in therapy address trauma and other pain and achieve lasting, healing change.
In ETT®, neural impulses are used in conjunction with specific forms of eye movement and stimulation to target these uncomfortable emotional and physical states in the corresponding areas of the brain.
Specifically, the brain is stimulated with lights and colors in order to reshape the neural impulses affecting the brain and the nervous system. The therapist observes the emotional responses of the person in therapy and helps facilitate productive regulation through verbal cues meant to induce rapid emotional and behavioral changes.
Discoveries in light therapy show particular wavelengths of light to be able to help transform a person’s emotional state when administered properly. ETT® theory, which is grounded in this principle, incorporates interaction between the therapist and the person in therapy to create what proponents of ETT® believe to be an effective method for the rapid restoration of a positive emotional state.
During the therapy, light wavelengths are repeatedly emitted at a low level into the eyes of the person being treated. The light blinks rapidly to stimulate the desired level of brainwave activity, and the therapist will likely select specific colors in order to stimulate the neural pathways. During the treatment process, psychotherapy techniques are generally used to engage the person in conversation. Eye movements and eye position combine with the use of light to achieve different effects, such as memory retrieval, cognitive reframing, or improvement in physical symptoms.
By receiving light therapy along with a more traditional type of talking therapy, the individual’s sense of awareness is typically maximized, and healing may be seen in a shorter period of time than when talk therapy is used in isolation. The individual maintains control throughout but may be likely to see dramatic changes in mood by acting on the cues of the therapist with regard to breathing, eye movement, and talking.
This form of therapy can be conducted in concentrated periods of time, which may speed up the recovery process. However, it can also have transforming effects when done weekly or several times each week. The treatment is reported to work remarkably swiftly, notwithstanding any other medical issues, addictions, or mental health concerns. The ultimate length of treatment is generally determined by a person’s physical and psychological construction.