Lecture on Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Date: February 2, 2012
Time: Brown bag from noon to 1 p.m.; presentation with demonstration from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Bastyr University Auditorium

Many people have recognized that illness, injury and physical pain are stress-related, but few know how to rapidly alter the stress component so that it changes the body. By the combined use of interpersonal neurobiology and the precise use of the patient's visual ecology, emotional distress can be changed in seconds.

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) can also be used to relieve chronic physical pain in minutes. This new paradigm can change our relationship with light itself and offers a new model for treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD). ETT impacts the immune system to affect autoimmune conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and others by accessing endogenous healing resources. The speed of this treatment is extraordinary and long-term outcomes offer new hope.

Steven R. Vazquez, PhD, holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and has originated innovative mind-body approaches. He has taught his methods in eight different countries and in many U.S. cities. Dr. Vazquez has been an invited presenter at over 30 professional conferences and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the founder of Emotional Transformation Therapy. Dr. Vazquez is a licensed professional counselor and has been in practice for over 30 years in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Light refreshments will be served.

Posted by Gregory J. Goode, Chief of Staff on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 10:17am


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