My guest today is Eric Huurre, director of Skywriter
Communications and an award-winning producer with over thirty years
under his belt. Welcome to OpEdNews, Eric. I'd like to talk with you
about your latest project, OPERATION: Emotional Freedom - The Answer.
Please tell our readers a bit about this documentary.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your questions about OPERATION: Emotional Freedom The Answer.
documentary feature-length film and the other videos that will result
are my effort to build awareness of energy psychology and its
applications. Since first finding EFT and other energy techniques, I've
been documenting their application in many places around the world
including working with the orphans survivors of the genocide in Rwanda,
Africa; to a pediatric cancer ward in Oaxaca, Mexico. Needless to say,
what I witnessed with my cameras has impressed me to share these stories
with the world.
Profiling PTSD and trauma victims among
volunteer combat veterans and how they would respond to EFT was another
application that struck me as a high visibility way to bring this
important tool to the interested public. Teaming up with Gary Craig and a
small team of dedicated practitioners to work with veterans has been a
two and a half year effort. Phase one was the therapy itself. Phase two
was an extensive follow-up with the veterans in the film. Would the
healing they experienced hold? How would life become different for them
and their families? What this project has proven and what I hope my film
illustrates is yet another positive, irrefutable example of how energy
psychology can help where other interventions have failed to make a
What has also been important is to be
seen as promoting something that is complementary to other protocols and
care givers. It is easy today to create controversy and to criticize
the work of others. As a filmmaker, my own goals to entertain and
attract attention needed to be put into check to help explain and spread
a message that looks to unite, not divide. I am proud of what the
documentary reveals and how it does that without resorting to alienating
important allies. In a world of often bad news, OPERATION: Emotional
Freedom The Answer does offer a positive answer.
Now that the
film is in circulation among the therapy community, the next step is to
promote this story among the wider veteran's and interested health care
and public communities. A fall launch of a formal publicity campaign and
outreach effort is planned. Meanwhile, I am fielding questions and
sending out DVDs wherever there is an expression of interest. People
from all over the world are finding that this story offers hope and
solutions beyond the needs of PTSD-affected combat veterans. It's a case
of "if this can work for something as severe and entrenched as wartime
PTSD, it can likely help me and my clients, too." That was always my
goal. To show the technique while attracting interest through the
pressing need for solutions to caring for hundreds of thousands of
servicemen and women.
The film's official website
is constantly updated to reflect events and stores relating to this
project. On the site are trailers from the film so that people can sense
what this story contains. I invite everyone who is interested in energy
healing or cares about veteran's health care to consider supporting our
efforts. Share the story with others and you will be helping to bring
awareness to the epidemic that is PTSD among veterans and their families
while offering a practical solution.
What exactly is energy psychology/EFT and where did they come from?
Well, I'm a film producer, not a trained therapist, so my answers are purely from personal observation.
said, energy psychology is the use of the body's innate energy to
affect changes in health and healing. Einstein proved that everything is
really just energy, so if you want to affect a change you have to
change an object's energy. EFT comes from that truth and borrows from
Chinese acupuncture, using the body's energy points to access and
rebalance blocked energy that leads to ill health.
Gary Craig and
others developed "touch" techniques to do what acupuncture needles do
and combined it with affirmations, or positive statement and questions
about physical and emotional issues. Medicines, surgeries and other
"traditional" health care protocols treat symptoms, not the energetic
root causes of any issue. That is why drugs, in particular, are
typically not effective in the long term while energy psychology, if
fully applied, eliminates the core energy imbalances that led to the
physical and emotional issues that show up as pain, allergies, weight
control, or emotional upset, etc.
EP approaches health and
healing from a different paradigm, but one that is rapidly catching on
even among medical professionals.
2008 Rand Corporation report states that "as many as one in three
service men and women develop post traumatic stress disorder" and that
"the cost to treat veterans diagnosed with PTSD is estimated at $6.2
billion over the next three years alone." This is a huge and costly
human problem that has not been amply addressed in the past. There are
veterans from Viet Nam and Korea who, all these years later, still
suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, and other debilitating symptoms of
PTSD that have inhibited their reentry as productive members of society.
What can EFT offer these vets?
a word, energy psychology offers healing. There can no longer be any
question of that. Even if you ignore the testimonials and
transformations documented in my film, you cannot ignore the test and
study results. Veterans treated with EFT reduced their complex PTSD
symptoms to non-diagnosable levels. This research will make the
difference. Now it's only a matter of time before EP is standard
practice in the treatment of PTSD and trauma.