Robert G. Smith’s Faster EFT is committed to helping people develop coping skills that can hack through their problems to provide resolution to conflict.
The idea of creating psychological flexibility among people’s lives is what fuels the FasterEFT belief system.
All of the skills being shared and taught within the courses, blog posts and articles aim to show people how to achieve psychological flexibility and build sustainable happiness within their individual lives.
Why is FasterEFT Focused on Providing Psychological Flexibility?
Addressing a traumatic event, liberating people from pain and showing ways to let go of the past is undeniably important. But FasterEFT is more than just a mind-healing process. If incorporated within your daily activities and made a part of your way of life, a person can become empowered and equipped with knowledge to get past any of life’s hurdles, no matter how small or big they may be.
A shocking amount of evidence now advocates that becoming more psychologically flexible grants people the ability to be unstuck, outsmart stress, improve physical wellbeing, build meaningful lives and sustain happiness outside the hedonic treadmill.
What Exactly is Psychological Flexibility?
According to Biglan, Hayes, & Pistorello – 2008, “Psychological flexibility is the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human being and to change, or persist in, behavior when doing so serves valued ends.”
The definition mentioned above is exactly what every Faster EFT process is all about. We will now break down the definition and their correlation to Robert G. Smith’s work in FasterEFT to show you that it is the only mind-body healing process that, superseding other forms of therapies, can complement modern procedures to promote faster healing of the mind, body and spirit.
The Transformational Retreat is a 2 day weekend introduction to FasterEFT. You will learn the basics of the FasterEFT belief system, how the mind works, the structure of problems and the FasterEFT tapping style with live demonstrations of tapping by Robert Smith. This seminar is open to anyone who wants to experience the transformational power of FasterEFT and how to release the cause of all problems.
Robert Smith also selects volunteers from the audience to be tapped in the “Hot Seat” and this retreat is your opportunity to be that person! Please click here to view full event description.
The following sections are the explanation of the broken-down definition of psychological flexibility:
Contacting the present moment more fully
“Contacting the present moment more fully,” suggests to truly be aware of the present moment without influence from negative or difficult thoughts and emotions. We define, interpret and live each present moment based on the records of memories stored within our subconscious mind.
Our unconscious is a powerful storehouse of information wherein the circuit of our current mental patterns are plugged in.
Acceptance of the previously mentioned statement about how the mind works plays a critical role in activating mental healing. Research shows that “willing” the mind to get rid of a negative memory of an experience only increases its stronghold on you. The reason for this lies in the fact on how the mind encodes experiences – both perceived and actual.
If, for example, a person who went through a very traumatic experience keeps on replaying the memories of the trauma, a new version of it is encoded within the cortex, creating multiple copies and building new links. This creates the structure of various versions of the imprints.
The undeniable reason why Faster EFT memory reimprinting works best in cases of trauma and the broad spectrum of Traumatic Stress Responses is because it has a way to hack through the various imprints created by the mind and find the imprint with highest frequency or the primary imprint.
The reason we call it primary is not to suggest that it is the initial record of a memory, but because it is the most emotionally charged imprint within the cortex. In other words, it is the most powerful network that fuels dominant mental and emotional patterns.
To promote psychological flexibility in cases of high trauma means retraining the limbic system to hold thoughts and emotions lightly, to rewrite a new version of the memory so representations of incoming experiences will be seen as an ongoing process without having to draw a reference from a difficult past.
Change, or persist in, behavior when doing so serves valued ends
Robert has always mentioned that we are all functioning in perfect alignment to what we hold as true within our unconscious. This is very critical to understanding this next half of the definition of psychological flexibility.
In other words, for us to be able to move towards our values we need to accept difficult situations, thoughts and emotions that we may not want to. To make better sense of the statement, let us put it this way, that whenever we move towards our values – or towards anything that is truly personally meaningful to us – we experience difficult thoughts and negative emotions are triggered.
The unconscious mind does not operate the way we wish it would. Oftentimes, it draws negative memories and use it as a filter when we begin to view the current moment or perceive a successful yet challenging future.
This programming of the unconscious mind is what kept us safe over the years, it draws records of memories used as filters whether a situation is safe, dangerous or neutral.
Unfortunately, it is also the same mental function that keeps us from moving forward and take risks in our careers, relationships and many other aspects of life. In short, the very thing that makes us feel “stuck.”
If you want to be successful in a new relationship, you most certainly need to accept that there will be difficult thoughts and emotions that are going to be part of your romantic journey. But if you fear getting hurt, then you don’t pursue a relationship.
However, since a relationship is of value to you, meaning you really want it, not having it is also something you most likely fear. In this case, you stand in between fears that your mind created but are not really present.
It is very important that we also gain a complete understanding of the opposite of psychological flexibility. In modern psychology, it is called Experiential Avoidance or EA. Robert’s work with Faster EFT has a clear understanding on why we want to always escape every single moment that is perceived by the mind as a negative experience. EA can be a great problem as it can become habitual for a person, creating a strong structure of mental patterns that always lead to “avoidance.”
Avoidaholics or escapaholics is a term often used by Robert during his talks when he explains our mental tendencies to always find the easy way out.
FasterEFT is the only mental healing process as of today, that can provide immediate solutions to collapse and reimprint the structure of memories, that consolidate thoughts leading to experiential avoidance.
The reason EA has to be addressed immediately is because through observation, we can see evidence that EA is greatly associated with a cloud of problems such as, depression, substance abuse, chronic stress, work-life imbalance and many others.
In other words, saying that fear is the reason why a person wishes to escape a situation does not sum up the healing process. It has to be clearly assessed – is it fear or something else? Why it started and which among the imprints of memories within the mind have the highest frequency of fear – these are the things FasterEFT will work on collapsing and reimprinting. This process will allow a person to cope naturally and more effectively align to their idea of valued living.
Psychological Flexibility – Conclusion
Psychological flexibility does not equate happiness nor does it make life easier and more pleasant. But it plays a very vital role in living the quality of life we imagine and wish for.
Psychological flexibility is only among the key factors in building a successful architecture of happiness in life.
In applying Faster EFT to our way of life, it can help us create a career worth pursuing and lives worth living. Becoming more psychologically flexible through Faster EFT equips you with a new set of coping skills to effectively derive well-being from.
This is an online video-training workshop. This means the videos are watched on our website, in the same way you can watch videos on YouTube. You get instant access to all the course videos and you can watch them on your computer, tablet, or smart phone – whenever you like, as many times as you like, and in the comfort of your own home. The video content for this workshop was recorded live at the “Level I Transformational Retreat” in Tweed Heads Australia 2016 and is presented by Robert Smith. View full course description here.