Emotional Transformation Therapy® is an original psychotherapy approach developed by Steven R. Vazquez, PhD. It is interactive and uses the client's visual ecology to amplify the impact of the therapist-client bond. This method achieves rapid, long-term outcomes, possessing the potential to revolutionize psychotherapy as we know it.
Emotional Transformation Therapy: An Interactive Ecological Psychotherapy describes an entirely original approach to psychotherapy that drastically accelerates therapeutic outcomes in terms of speed and long-term effects. It includes an attachment-based interpersonal approach that increases the impact of the therapist-client bond and is amplified by the precise use of the client's visual ecology. This synthesis is called Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®).
Steven R. Vazquez, PhD, discusses four techniques that therapeutically harness the client's visual ecology. When the client is asked to view a maximally saturated spectral chart of colors, visual feedback provides immediate diagnostic information that helps the therapist to regulate emotional intensity or loss of awareness of emotions. A second technique offers an original form of directed eye movement that facilitates relief of emotional distress within minutes. A third technique uses peripheral eye stimulation to rapidly reduce extreme emotional or physical pain within seconds as well as to access previously unconscious thoughts, emotions, or memories related to the issue or symptom. The fourth technique uses the emission of precise wavelengths (colors) of light into the client's eyes during verbal processing that dramatically amplifies the effect of talk therapy and changes the brain in profound ways.
Emotional Transformation Therapy uses theory, research, and case studies to show how this method can be applied to depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and complex trauma. Pre and post brain scans have shown that ETT® substantially changes the human brain. This method possesses the potential to revolutionize psychotherapy as we know it.
Chapter 1: Seeing the Light
Chapter 2: How Interpersonal Contact Changes the Brain
Chapter 3: A New Vision of Color
Chapter 4: A New Eye Movement Psychotherapy
Chapter 5: Shedding New Light on Emotional Regulation
Chapter 6: A New Angle on Inner Parts
Chapter 7: Lighting Up the Brain
Chapter 8: Illuminating Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Chapter 9: Transforming Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 10: Lighting Up the Dark Side of Trauma
About the Author
Steven R. Vazquez, PhD, is the founder of the innovative Emotional Transformation Therapy® approach to psychotherapy. He is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas. Dr. Vazquez has taught his approach in nine different countries and throughout the U.S. His work has been cited in several books and he has published numerous articles in peer reviewed professional journals. Dr. Vazquez holds a doctorate in counseling psychology. He has been in private practice for over 33 years.
I am glad the Steven R. Vazquez has finally put his innovative approach into book form…I admire his determination to explore, through years of trial and error, all aspects of visual brain stimulation and, from those experiments, to create original theories, methods, and machines…His journey and his mind are fascinating.
— Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., developer of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, President of the Center for Self Leadership