EMI In A Nutshell

Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) in a Nutshell

EMI is a complete neuro-therapy founded and presented in detail in Yildiz Sethi’s book Rapid Core Healing (2016) with its own unique philosophy, theory, process and techniques. EMI is a brief, experiential, solution focused approach for a wide range of conflicts, disturbances and trauma. EMI locates and resolves the roots of human emotional and psychological disturbances, so that people can be free to live a fuller life. As the name suggests, EMI is a fusion of psychotherapy within a trance state, via neural pathways for accurate and fast resolutions. This is a replicable approach with a structured designed for safety and efficiency.

EMI philosophy takes into account the human requirements for love, connection, safety, justice, dignity and autonomy as a foundation for wellbeing, knowing that their absence often leads to Dis-ease. In addition, EMI has a definition of trauma as a basis for many common human disturbances. The modality facilitates the resolution of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, recovery of sexual abuse, trauma and the underlying dynamics of addiction in 3-5 sessions for most, excluding the more extreme diagnoses on the DSM5.

Over twenty years of private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and Systemic Family Constellations practitioner, Sethi recognised that people are frequently held back from being the best that they could be, by personal, emotional and mind-based disturbances, that have their roots in their personal past, choices and experiences. Their biography. These come out in disturbed thoughts, beliefs and emotions and often result in mental illness. These states often become triggers or buttons in daily life and cause a great deal of pain and confusion to those concerned and to those around them.

Sethi realised that in looking at what was available, a more cutting edge, up-to-date modality was required that included the vital elements of former modalities and also the latest findings in neuroscience.

Through her clients Sethi found that traditional approaches of counselling and psychotherapy frequently attempt to solve mild to more stubborn, destructive or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or behaviours with a wide range of approaches, including cognitive or behavioural strategies, that often fall short in delivering the required improvements in their clients. The aim is often to assist the client/patient in resolving their symptoms so that their responses or symptoms may be adjusted to within the normal range set by the DSM5. If this is unsuccessful, the client is often assessed and given a mental health diagnosis and medication, in the assumption that a cure is not possible and so managing symptoms is the only choice left to assist them in functioning in daily life.

In these approaches, the focus is often on the symptom rather than the cause.

She has found through her practice that the causes of deeper issues are often repressed in the unconscious mind.  

Sethi realised that methodologies that have access to the causal disturbances, via neural pathways in the unconscious mind, have the capacity to be more effective than attempting to work with symptoms alone in the conscious mind. From her understanding as a clinical hypnotherapist the symptoms are evident in the cortex or conscious parts of the mind, but may not be understood or resolved by an exploration at this level, or an attempt to normalise from this place. Attempting to apply logic or strategies to a problematic thought, behaviour or emotional response, misses the mark if its cause is emotional or trauma based and repressed in the unconscious mind. This is because logic is not equipped to locate or deal with emotional or painful material in an appropriate, efficient or effective manner. They don’t speak the same language. 

Science has revealed that the limbic system controls a range of emotional responses and neuroscience research has found that one of its sub components, the amygdala has the capacity to reform new memories from old. When this takes under appropriate conditions, this allows new neural pathways to form and emotional, psychological healing to take place said psychiatrist Norman Doidge in his book The Brains way of Healing (2017).

EMI is deeply foundational in being designed to work with relatively mild conflicts and disturbances to more extreme cases of PTSD in its psychotherapeutic structure. This takes into account the ‘fight and flight’ responses and the way that former un-processes shocks and traumas are held in the body and mind and frequently become the source of emotional/behavioural triggers. The triggers may result in a wide range of disturbances and symptoms such as anger outbursts, depression, anxiety, panic and PTSD to name only a few.

The EMI process focuses on the presenting issue, locates the source and guides a resolution and integration within a 60-minute session for each disturbed neural pathway. This is  a brief approach that requires 3, 5 sessions only for each issue for a large percentage of the population (not including serious DSM5 diagnoses such as schizophrenia etc). A brief and revolutionary trauma-recovery approach. This is a fusion of phenomenology, counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, ego state therapy and aspects of Family Constellation theory and practice and neuroscience in an elegant and streamlined series of processes through innate human healing pathways. It operates to guide the client’s self-healing.

EMI spans the psychotherapy and hypnotherapy fields in bringing together relevant philosophy, knowledge and techniques in a way that provides a new way of dealing with trauma, mental health and human suffering in a cost effective and replicable way for a large proportion of the population.

Yildiz Sethi is a psychotherapist innovator, clinical hypnotherapist, Family Constellation facilitator and trainer, educator and author who’s latest book Rapid Core Healing pathways to growth and emotional healing (2016) details  introduces EMI to the therapeutic world and is available on Amazon 

Yildiz provides training in Emotional Mind Integration

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