What is the connection between EFT and Autism and oxytocin?
In this second tip on working with autism, EFT master practitioner and instructor Deborah Lindsey talks about how the hormone oxytocin plays a huge role in the lives of children with autism and how a practitioner can use EFT to help actually increase the production of this vital hormone in the brain.
Transcript: EFT, Autism, and Oxytocin
Hey, guys, it’s Deborah Lindsey again, and I want to talk to you a little bit more today about how to deal with autistic clients with EFT so this is just a little practitioner’s tips that I’m giving to help my graduates and other people who are working as professionals in the typing profession to help them with more of their difficult clients. So when you’re dealing with autistic people, you’ve got a lot going on because you can’t overstimulate attention. So Touch and Breathe is a really great option with all of them.
Now, one thing you can do is have people with autism. What you’re going to find is they have low levels of oxytocin. Now, the reason for that is complex. Talk about it in my courses. But suffice it to say that without oxytocin, oxytocin is the bonding hormone. Oxytocin is that hormone that allows people to connect to other people and feel like they are a part of something. And these kids or adults are deficient in oxytocin because of the birth process.
OK, so what you do is you tap with them on increasing the production of oxytocin. So even though I am deficient in the production of Oxytocin I love and accept myself and I instruct the body to increase the production of oxytocin. Once they have more oxytocin flowing out of the pituitary gland, they are going to begin to feel connected to people in a really deep way. Now, I don’t necessarily think that’s happening with people one time on increasing the production of oxytocin is going to solve all things, but it is going to make a difference.
And if they continue to tap on it over time, they’re going to find a significant change in the way they deal with people. I had a young kid one time that I was working with. He was actually one of my assistants and he never left his house. He just stayed home and worked on his computer all the time because it was the only place he felt comfortable. And one day he left me work on him and the changes were profound.
And, you know, he was 14 or 15 at the time. And he continued to work on it. And, you know, last I heard, he actually had a full-time job working in the cable industry and was really thriving in the world, even have a girlfriend. So this is a really profound thing that you can do to help people with autism to be able to connect with other people. OK, I hope it helps.