The internet can be a wonderful thing. It has made so much available to us, including the ability to learn about different therapies and paths to healing. But that also means that we can easily become overwhelmed by so many options and confused about what the differences are.
Today, I want to share the most common question I get when people first discover Core Emotional Healing…
How is this different from traditional therapy and others like hypnotherapy, EFT, Emotion Code, and Teal Swan’s Completion Process?
After 10 years of my own fully dedicated effort to heal, using every traditional and alternative therapy and healing modality I could find (even moving to Thailand for 2.5 years) something was still missing. It wasn’t until I was able to identify the source of my strong emotional triggers and painful patterns, which allowed me to feel what was repressed, that I was able to heal the root cause of my symptoms. Not only did I learn how to take care of my emotions, I also learned how to use them as an important source of guidance.
While many therapy approaches claim to offer this, and some do to some extent, most are not as focused on the core emotions. Through my own healing and gifts, I was able to see into the source of my clients’ symptoms, triggers and patterns. Core Emotional Healing (CEH) was birthed after I worked with dozens of groups on retreats and online. I used my intuitive gifts, seeing and feeling the truth, drawing from my own personal healing experiences and years of training.
My husband, Doug Miller PhD, a Licensed Clinical and Transpersonal Psychologist, further developed the model with me. I took what I had developed in my group programs, refined it, and created the CEH process to give more people the crucial process that is missing in so many other approaches.
I continue to use this process to support myself as deeper layers and patterns emerge, as do my clients. In one sense, the CEH process teaches the emotional skills that we did not receive in our families and culture.
How CEH is different from Teal Swan’s Completion Process
Teal’s process is similar in getting in contact with the source of triggers, and being with those emotions. Where CEH differs is in the process that heals your wounded inner child and how you take care of yourself now.
My approach is to help you stand up for your feelings from the past, which is you expressing your feelings and voice, which is what you need to take care of your feelings in the present. From what I’ve seen, Teal’s Completion Process recreates what happens, sometimes bringing in a third party support, or having your parents act in a different way than they did to recreate what you actually experienced. While this may be “corrective,” it doesn’t provide the experience of you taking care of your own feelings, which is what all (re)parenting should help with.
It is the difference between having a passive approach to your own feelings, waiting for the outer world to take care of you, versus an active approach that can also help you set boundaries regarding emotional neglect and abuse. While a passive approach is appropriate for young children who are completely dependent on their parents to meet all of their needs, as adults we have to take responsibility for getting our own emotional needs met in all of our relationships.
Along these lines, an adult who has a lifetime of learned emotional self-neglect requires a more active therapeutic approach than simply reparenting them as though they were a child who needs emotionally good parenting. So in CEH, reparenting means the adult self using adult resources to actively stand-up for the vulnerability of the (wounded) inner child.
I hope that this helps you understand how Core Emotional Healing is different, how it complements therapy and other modalities, and why it is such a powerful process.
And if you still have questions, please contact me, I’m here to help.
Sending you so much love,