Emotional Freedom – guest blog by Sara Maude

EFT

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I have just discovered that Michael Ball was seen recently on Loose Women, the day time chat show, demonstrating how tapping on his acupressure points gives him emotional freedom from pre-performance nerves.  Just one more celebrity in a long line of celebrities who are using tapping (emotional freedom technique) to help calm their anxieties, lose weight, boost confidence and improve their  performance on stage.

Not only celebrities, but even sports professionals are catching on to emotional freedom technique.  As highlighted in last weeks Telegraph article on emotional freedom technique, American PGA players have been spotted on the golf course tapping away on themselves.  Not quite at PGA standard yet, but having used tapping on my Dad for his golfing handicap, he regularly now plays below his handicap and has stunned fellow players with his ‘overnight’ improved performance on the golf course…..watch out Tiger Woods!

Even Womens Health magazine featured an article on how emotional freedom technique gives relief from stress, improves energy levels, strengthens the immune system and helps you to lose weight.

As no stranger to the power of tapping I have the pleasure of witnessing my clients find emotional freedom everyday from long standing insecurities, anxiety, self doubt and low self esteem to name but a few.  Yet what gives me the most pleasure from seeing articles like those featured in the Telegraph, is that EFT is making it into the mainstream media and if it takes celebrities like Michael Ball to help promote the benefits on day time TV, all the better!

Here is a technique simple enough that a child can learn it, yet gives such powerful emotional freedom  from negative emotion, painful memories and empowers people to feel happier and healthier.  My best friend used it recently when she went into labor to help ease her contractions; another friend used it prior to an interview to help calm her mind and keep her focused; another used it on her negative thought patterns and I used it yesterday to stop myself from worrying about something unnecessary.

 

It is the modern day wonder and proves that the power to change your life really is at your fingers tips…….

What can EFT/tapping do for me?

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a gentle and effective way to clear emotional blocks by tapping on meridians, or energy channels in the body, while bringing up a specific emotional stressor.

It can dramatically relieve emotional disturbances along with many physical symptoms. In short EFT helps to reduce stress in the body.

The EFT tapping techniques are a series of astoundingly fast and easy processes that can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives. These techniques have been described by some as one of the most important breakthroughs in the area of psychology in this century. They have been used successfully with thousands of people with a broad range of difficulties.

By using EFT with my clients results are accelerated because the thoughts and emotions blocking change are more rapidly cleared. It is very important to address the whole person, not just the body and not just the mind, when life change is desired. Great health  is achieved when we holistically honor our needs and support our whole being.

What are some ways EFT can help you along your health journey?

-help release resistance and/or fear that you have around working out

-help release resistance and/or fears that you have around working out in front of other people

-help improve flexibility and range of motion at the joints

-releasing stress can help improve exercise performance

-greatly reduce or even eliminate unhealthy food cravings

-help you to release blocks around weight loss

-improve your focus

-help you move forward in areas of your life where you have been stuck

-help reduce that “overwhelming” feeling

-improve sleep patterns

-reduce your overall stress levels

-help you to more easily deal with the stressors in your life

-help to increase inner strength and confidence

See the following website for more information and research on EFT:

www.eftuniverse.com

Check out this link to an introductory video on EFT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jTNHHTxG40&feature=player_embedded

When you are ready to work with a Certified EFT Practitioner, just connect with me via my website, or email me at carol@tappingnavigator.com

EFT, I might try it, but what would I work on?

This is often a first question from a new client.  They have heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techinques), or “tapping” as it is sometimes called.  They might have even heard about the great results that someone has gotten from using the technique.

People like Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Cheryl Richardson and Carol Look are all people that embrace the use of EFT for effectively dealing with our “life” issues.

So, what might be an appropriate topic to work on when seeing a certified EFT practitioner for the first time?  The founder of EFT, Gary Craig, often said to “try it on everything”.  He was willing to address any issue a person might have.  Tapping is often used for trauma, physical challenges like pain or fibromyalgia, long standing illnesses and injuries.

Performance issues like fear of public speaking, having to make business cold calls, getting or keeping a competative athletic edge, dealing with phobias, or test taking, all can be addressed with EFT.

Military veterans are now more and more helped with issues like PTSD, anxiety, migraines, stress, nightmares, etc.  I have personally seen amazing breakthroughs while working with veterans.

So, what to work on?  What are just a couple of ideas that first pop into your head that may be bothering you?  Likely that is a very good place to start.  For the best results, you want to work on specific issues, rather than global ones.  Your practitioner can guide you in narrowing down where to start.

Here is a 4 min. YouTube link to a general introduction of EFT:  www.snipurl.com/21x1uts

Trying something new to you, like EFT, can have life changing results!

EFT is a very gentle technique.  Lets talk about it.

EFT/Tapping is making a real difference for Newtown, CT

Here is an example of how tapping has been helping, this is what Scarlett Lewis, who lost her 6 year old son Jesse on that day, had to say about doing Tapping:
“In my attempt to heal from the tragedy of losing my son in a tragic shooting, an experience that has broken my heart and made me question going on with my own life, I sought many different types of help.
Initially I sought traditional “talk” therapy that left me re-traumatized and feeling worse. Tapping left me with a deeper understanding of myself, feeling better, with a lightness of being, and hope.”

Nick, Jessica and Alex Ortner, from the Tapping Solution are donating 100% of all purchases of the Tapping World Summit packages during this closeout week until they reach their goal by raising $25,000 to go towards the work being done in Newtown.  You can connect with them via  http://thetappingsolution.com

I have now worked with a lot of military veterans via the Veterans’ Stress Project, www.stressproject.org  and can attest to the amazing results of EFT and tapping for things like PTSD, anxiety, trauma, nightmares, migraines, major life stress, etc.  The veterans are learning this EFT tool and changing their lives for the better.  It is incredible to see the results they are getting from just the six sessions that I have with each of them.

 

Thurs. 2/21, short call with a free tool to help your business, 7 PM PST

My f r e e conference call on Feb. 21st, Thurs., 7 PM, PST, is fast approaching to introduct EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to network marketers and direct sellers. It is an incredible tool to use to get to that next level in your business and/or personal life.

What a great way to help you build your business and shine in your personal life as you apply this simple tool to your life.

It uses the body’s own energy systems to clear what is holding you back from a more successful business and/or a super-charged social and personal life.

Join us on this complimentary call if you are a solopreneur, direct seller, network marketer, or entrepreneur.

The call will be a short thirty minutes or so, with a great special offer at the end!

Let you networking business friend know about it as well.  Who in your upline, downline, or crossline could use a free tool to help their business?

The call particulars: dial in number 1-209-255-1000

Participant Access Code:   840348#

Be sure to mute yourself with a *6 (star 6) if you call in via Skype, as that can bring a lot of static with it.

You will ideally want to be in a quiet space and uninterrupted for this brief introduction to EFT/tapping and what it has to offer you.

Tapping World Summit 2013

I hope that you were able to listen in on some or all of the free audio interviews with world known EFT/Tapping professionals.  If not, google Tapping World Summit 2013 and you can pick up the information there. 

Lots of different subject were covered, everything from money, relationships, fears, vision boards, personal peace proceedure, weight loss, and much more.

A hearty thank you to Jessica Ortner and all the staff that made this all possible.

We heard from the likes of Brad Yates, Carol Look, Rue Hass, Dawson Church and so many other top EFT presenters.

Gold Stars all around!

http://thetappingsolution.com/2013event/index.html

If you would like personal one-on-one coaching with the use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), do connect with me.  I work via Skype, Skype with video, and phone, as well as in person sessions.

What is holding you back from your best life? 

EFT – it works, it works, it really really works!

Emotional Freedom Techniques shown effective for PTSD

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases has recently published an article titled:

Psychological Trauma Symptom Improvement in Veterans Using Emotional Freedom Techniques: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Since I am one of the coaches in the on-going research trial, I’m very excited to share the news in the abstract below.  The results I continue to see with the veterans that I work with are breath taking.  What a wonderful, simple, and life-changing tool EFT is!

Abstract:

This study examined the effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a brief exposure therapy combining cognitive and somatic elements, on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological distress symptoms in veterans receiving mental health services. Veterans meeting the clinical criteria for PTSD were randomized to EFT (n = 30) or standard of care wait list (SOC/WL; n = 29). The EFT intervention consisted of 6-hour–long EFT coaching sessions concurrent with standard care. The SOC/WL and EFT groups were compared before and after the intervention (at 1 month for the SOC/WL group and after six sessions for the EFT group). The EFT subjects had significantly reduced psychological distress (p < 0.0012) and PTSD symptom levels (p < 0.0001) after the test. In addition, 90% of the EFT group no longer met PTSD clinical criteria, compared with 4% in the SOC/WL group. After the wait period, the SOC/WL subjects received EFT. In a within-subjects longitudinal analysis, 60% no longer met the PTSD clinical criteria after three sessions. This increased to 86% after six sessions for the 49 subjects who ultimately received EFT and remained at 86% at 3 months and at 80% at 6 months. The results are consistent with that of other published reports showing EFT’s efficacy in treating PTSD and comorbid symptoms and its long-term effects.

http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2013/02000/Psychological_Trauma_Symptom_Improvement_in.14.aspx

Using EFT to Find The Roots of Fibromyalgia – guest blog

By Rob Nelson

“Sarah” was typical of my Fibromyalgia clients. She’d been through the wringer of western medicine and alternative therapies. Nothing had really helped, or at least not for long. For her, EFT was just another in a long series of attempts to get her life back. She knew almost nothing about it and I don’t think she was really hoping for much.

It can be challenging working with auto-immune clients—often they have a hard time coming up with any sort of emotional problems from their past. Everything was great. They had a happy childhood. Nothing bad happened.

Really.

And of course this is most unlikely.

Rather there’s some trouble processing difficult emotions like fear or anger, so the memories are repressed and the feelings get worked out indirectly through the body. And very often these are memories encoded with a belief that life isn’t safe—the world is a dangerous place. And these beliefs are supercharged by intense fear. This is what their body has to deal with.

If you think about the immune system, its job is to fight off dangerous intruders—usually bacteria or a virus.

But when intense fear is always running through the body, the immune system gets put on high alert. It becomes hyper-vigilant and hyper-sensitive.

I believe this is the underlying cause of most allergies and auto-immune disease. The immune system must find something to fight. If there is no real threat, that ‘something’ may become harmless pollen or worse still, the body itself.

I’m afraid that I rather badgered Sarah, trying to get her past the happy childhood story. We did a lot of EFT on anything and everything that came up and perhaps relief from this tapping built up enough trust in the process that finally she came out with the following story:

Sarah, age 19, was at her boyfriend’s house. He was a very big boyfriend—a 6’5” football player, weighing in around 280 pounds. Unbeknownst to Sarah, he was also taking a lot of steroids and speed, which may explain what happened next.

They were just sitting down talking when something she said triggered a sudden, violent reaction in him.

With no warning, he grabbed Sarah and began screaming at her, cursing and hitting her, thrashing her around. She tried to fight back, and even kicked him in the groin, but this only made him angrier. Soon he had his hands around her neck and was choking her. He bashed her head against the wall and she was knocked unconscious.

When Sarah came to, she was wrapped up in a tarp and he was pouring gasoline on her! Apparently he thought he’d beaten her to death and was going to burn the evidence. At that moment his mother came home and intervened, saving my client from a gruesome death.

While she’d been unconscious, her drug crazed boyfriend had severely beaten her. He had also raped her. Sometime later she discovered that she was pregnant and ended up having an abortion.

“But,” she told me, “I already dealt with this in therapy.”

The part of the brain that handles emotional trauma does not use words.

It’s much older than the formal language centers of the neo-cortex. That’s why words alone can’t discharge these traumatic experiences. That’s why we do the tapping. Her memory was not “dealt with” at all. It was still wreaking havoc on her body.

I asked Sarah to humor me, and had her make contact with that 19-year-old self who was being choked. I had her imagine stepping into the scene as her adult self. To Sarah’s surprise, this younger self was stuck in an extreme state of terror, confusion and helplessness.

I had Sarah ask her younger self what she’d learned in that moment. She told us that life is violent, unpredictable and “there’s nothing you can do.” This belief, energized by the terrible emotional intensity of the moment, became a powerful set of perceptual filters. This is how Sarah had been seeing the world for the past 15 years.

And this likely set her immune system on red alert.

We were able to quickly tap away the emotional distress of the younger self, and then worked to visualize and experience a much better alternative ending (involving a Taser!). Sarah’s younger self felt not only safe again, but also much more empowered and capable—as did Sarah.

Of course, healing from 8 years of chronic illness isn’t likely to happen overnight. Fibromyalgia isn’t a “one minute miracle” kind of issue, and more sessions may be needed to tackle waking up to the gasoline, or the trauma of the abortion. Still, I believe we made real progress toward resolving Sarah’s health problems and wanted to share this amazing story.

www.tappingthematrix.com