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Emotional Core Therapy: Book Review

Robert A. Moylan

LCPC, United States

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About The Author

Robert A. Moylan has worked for over 30 years as a teacher, coach and counselor. He is the author of two books-EmotionalCore Therapy and Emotional Core Therapy for Adolescents. He delivers lectures on his Emotional Core Therapy techniques as well as bullying, substance abuse and career counseling. He currently works as a psychotherapist with offices in Naperville and Lisle, Illinois.

Emotional Core Therapy

I am excited to share with Journal of EmergencyMental Health and Human Resilience my exciting new discovery in the field of psychology and addiction and mentalhealth treatment.

My Emotional Core Therapy (ECT) approach is the simplest behavioral psychology approach to treating teen and adult addictions because my techniques are all rooted in modern psychology. The psychology field is evolving and getting better every day. What I have done with ECT is utilize the best psychology tools available to get at the root cause of addictions. I will note that my ECT approach is also the simplest approach available to treat depression, anxiety, anger, marital therapy, and most relationship stress. It is very important to treat the underlying causes of addiction so that the patient does not relapse. My ECT approach examines the underlying debilitating emotional stress that is the cause of why someone abuses substances in the first place.

Both my revised video along with my adult book, Emotional Core Therapy prove the effectiveness of my Emotional Core Therapy approach. All one has to do is list ten to fifteen stressful events in one's life. Then use my eight steps ECT Flowchart to identify and process your relationship stress. You will notice that ECT can be used to successfully process any relationship stress one encounters. All other psychology approaches cannot boast that claim! Why? They all redirect one's emotions through psychology techniques that take you away from how you truly feel.

Key to my discovery of ECT was the uncovering of the four true and authentic feelings. These four are joy grief, fear, and relief. Every relationship stress has one of these four feelings. So why not learn front these four feelings rather than suppress them or run away from them. I have written a book for both teens and adults. I did this as most poor coping mechanisms for emotions occur early on in life. My book for teens is similar to my book for adults except I change the names and scenes to make them more teen friendly. By focusing on the four true feelings I have made sure that my ECT approach is the simplest and most effective in the world to change one's behavior. No psychology approach, not even ECT, can promise happiness or predict the future. Why? Too many external variables exist that would interfere with the measuring of outcome data. Still, there is a test at the end of my ECT book and I average a 95% comprehension rate which is much higher than traditional therapy approaches.

ECT teaches both teens and adults how to truly love themselves and to take responsibility for all the relationships they enter into, including drugs and alcohol.

First and foremost my ECT approach teaches both teens and adults how to relax, meditate and self soothe themselves. This is a critical first step to being emotionally empowered. When you learn to meditate on an hourly and daily basis you are learning to protect and love yourself. The key to any form of meditation is to let your mind wander, daydream, and free float. Often times in this state the mind can reflect on key events in one's life (good or bad events need to be released) and then release these thoughts in a relaxed manner. This is called catharsis or cleansing of the soul. I teach people how to do this on a daily basis just like brushing your teeth. Meditation can be done in various ways. Sitting in a Jacuzzi, yoga, painting, listening to music, writing, gardening, golfing. The key is to get your mind in a relaxed state. This varies from person to person.

In my ECT books I have a flow chart after each chapter. The ECT process requires eight steps of which two happen quite automatically. The real challenge of learning ECT is to master five or six basic steps. In my flow chart the meditation step is the eighth and final step. Once you have completed this step you are then ready to examine other relationship stresses. My book highlights cases of addiction, depression, anxiety as well as many other common stressful events in one's life. This allows the reader to learn from others in a nonthreatening manner.

The real problem in America as well as throughout the world is a lack of knowledge as to what causes addictions and mental health problems. Religions and schools are the most common tract to educating our young and old how to behave and live in the world. This includes at school, work, home, and with friends. First and foremost, the US population, as well as the world needs to be more open about emotions, especially fear and grief. (Otherwise known as anxiety and depression) Most religions and cultures neither properly addresses these debilitating feelings, nor the treatment to get rid of them. Why? Well, in the first place you need a good understanding of psychology. Most people ignore these feelings until they are overwhelming. My ECT approach teaches the reader to readily identify and release these feelings in a healthy manner. I use the analogy of rain and thunderstorms in my book. If it is raining, why wouldn't you use an umbrella? If it is a thunderstorm, why would you not seek shelter? The same process can be asked with emotions. Fear and grief are a necessary part of life. Why not fully embrace them and learn from them rather than looking the other way and escaping them?

ECT examines how stress occurs. Stress comes from entering and leaving relationships with people places, or things. Emotional Core Therapy (ECT) is very successful because it simplifies the hundreds of positive and negative emotions down to four! These four are joy, grief, fear, and relief. Clients and folks who read my books feel empowered when they have more control over their minds. I often tell people, "If you master the mind, you will master the body!"

When you go towards something you like, there is joy. When you leave something you like there is grief. When you go toward something you don't like there is fear. When you leave a relationship you fear there is relief.

It is so critically important for anyone desiring to live a prosperous life to master these four emotions. Why? They are with us every day all our lives. You can't deny them. You can't ignore or suppress them for very long. Taking drugs or alcohol won't change your relationship choices for you. So why not learn from them? Why not learn to honor those feelings? By doing so, you can begin to make healthy decisions in your life. My books demonstrate how these emotions evolve and help or hurt us on a daily basis. Both my books also have exercises at the end of each chapter that help the reader understand and become familiar with these four emotions.

The next important part of my ECT approach is to teach the reader how to identify and process these four emotions on a daily basis. I cover close to 20 cases I have treated successfully of clients with addictions, depression, anxiety, anger, marital and couples stress, etc. to show how easily this can be learned. ECT is a process that is learned. It can take three to four hours to read my books. Many clients read my books several times to make sure they truly learn this exciting new approach to mental health. Once you have read it, the next step is to try it out on a daily basis. One of the valuable benefits of ECT is you can use and transfer it to other relationships. ECT can be used to identify and process any relationship stress. It is the only psychology approach in existence in the world today that shows you a true path to inner peace and happiness. All other psychology approaches, religious teachings, and educational programs redirect the client or patient from their true emotions through faulty techniques.

Emotional Core Therapy is currently the top rated book on Amazon under the category of "Emotions" and number three in the category of "mental health"! ECT is the simplest and most effective behavioral psychology approach to treat most relationship stress including addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, anger, marital problems, and many other relationship stressors.

Now you can learn about this amazing new discovery in the field of psychology and receive Continuing Education Credits for license renewal as the Emotional Core Therapy approach has been approved for over a dozen mental health and medical professions including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, and many other professions.


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Interview in May 2014 issue of Soberworld Magazine on page 28.

Interview on in Substance Abuse Certification magazine

Northwestern University has the ECT books as recommended reading.

Female gambling addicts site recommend ECT books.

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Interview in May 2014 issue of Soberworld Magazine on page 28.

Here is my Emotional Core Therapy video which was revised on May 16th, 2014. This video proves ECT is the simplest and most effective psychology approach available worldwide to treat most relationship stress including addictions, depression,anxiety,anger, eating disorders,marital therapy,etc.

Emotional Core Therapy video which was revised on October 24th, 2014. This video proves ECT is the simplest and most effective psychology approach available worldwide to treat most relationship stress including addictions, depression, anxiety, anger, eating disorders, marital therapy,etc.

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