Depression Anxiety & Stress: Why Reprogramming is Measurably Better


When people hear the word reprogram it brings about thoughts of someone else taking control of their mind, but in the case of Functional Emotional Fitness™ (FEF™), the exact opposite is true. Observational subjective assessments without measuring emotional and gut health of a client are more in line with someone else running your thought processes.

Functional Emotional Fitness™: The Application of Science in Mental Health

Since Sigmund Freud discovered talk therapy and psychoanalysis in the late 1800’s, there has been little advancement in a modality for behavior change that works. One of the reasons for this is a means to measure whether one is making progress with a client. Neuroscientists and psychiatrists claim the processes of the human mind and the physiology of the brain is too complex to measure accurately.

Benchmarking Normal as the First Step in Mental Health and Coaching

Emotion drives behavior yet emotion is bypassed in favor of looking at the resulting behavior in the mental health industry. Normal cannot be defined by skipping the driver of what constitutes normal. The only explainable motivation for this is no one wants to fix a disorder because it is more profitable to drag it out or drug it. Better is not when a therapist or psychiatrist says you are better it is when you can see and feel you are better. This can only happen if you measure, track and improve emotion at every session.

Efficacy of Empirical Data in Functional Emotional Fitness™ (Mental Health)

Efficacy of empirical data in Functional Emotional Fitness™ (mental health) occurs when constants are measured and changed and the legitimacy of the data occurs when it is generated by the client. The constant in Functional Emotional Fitness™ (mental health) is the clients’ emotional state. Measuring, tacking and improving this constant at every session is what brings about the efficacy of an intervention.

Measurable Outcomes for Depression, PTSD, Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders at Every Session

Empirically sound and measurable outcomes in Emotional Health (mental health) are terms rarely used together because there are no standards of measurement as there are in Functional Emotional Fitness™. We established a measurable outcome protocol in 1990 and have refined it down to a 22 point three instrument checklist. This is how we know it is empirically sound because we have been collecting data for twenty-five years.