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What is ETT?

Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®) is a new form of therapy that rapidly alleviates emotional distress as well as physical pain.  The term “transformation” refers to the unusual degree of change that occurs when ETT® is used.  It is a non-drug approach that can bypass the intellect and directly change human emotions. It is not the same as light therapy used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), nor is it the same as

“color therapy” (Spectrachrome). ETT® was originated by Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D., in the 1990’s and has advanced to its present form in recent years.  It has been taught to professionals in eight different countries and hundreds of people in the U.S.


Recent discoveries in the use of light, sound or rhythmic movement has been observed to have psychological effects beyond talk therapy or medication use.  Recently, research in child development and cognitive science has shown that our brains can be influenced by certain types of relationship interaction. Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®) combines the best of the new research on interpersonal therapy with new discoveries in visual brain stimulation.


Interpersonal Support


ETT® involves a certain type of empathetic interpersonal relationship between the client and the therapist.  Each of us develops a characteristic way of relating to others that was originally influenced by our family of origin.  These characteristic ways of relating are called “attachment patterns” for which there is now massive scientific research.  These attachment patterns are responsible for the manner in which we regulate our emotions.  Most psychological conditions are largely the result of inadequate emotional regulation.  If a therapist understands a client’s attachment pattern, the therapist can interact with the client in ways that connect with the client effectively and actually influence improvement in brain function.  Therefore, when a client happens to experience strong emotions, the therapist can guide him or her in ways that “contain” or change emotions.

What Can ETT® Be Used For?

The range of applications for ETT® is enormous.  Breakthroughs in treatment have been observed in the following conditions: 

• complex trauma

• posttraumatic stress disorder

• seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

• anxiety and phobias

• depression

• panic

• attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

 • obsessive-compulsive disorder

• substance addiction

 • sleep disorders

• eating disorders  

• weight loss

• sexual addictions

• optimal performance

• closed head injuries

ETT® operates on the stress component of illness, injury, and physical pain. It has been observed to rapidly relieve the symptoms of numerous physical chronic pain conditions such as the following:  migraine headaches, low back pain, temperomandibular joint pain (TMJ), sciatica, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (or regional pain syndrome), and many others. ETT® has even been used to rapidly correct marital problems at an amazing speed.

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