Emotional clearing (EMC) is a form of psychotherapy, developed in the 1980s. It spread mainly in Europe during the 1990s and has been championed by therapist John Ruskan.
It has been given support by some therapists and clinicians who have highlighted its use in dealing with conditions such as psychosis, depression, and anxiety. However, as a technique it has yet to be rigorously tested in controlled trials and little peer-reviewed data has been put forward for its effectiveness, with much of its supporting evidence remaining anecdotal. Its advocates however, stress its benefits, and believe it to be a new and valuable form of psychotherapy.