Ladies – Transform your life!

Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT, may just be the very gentle way to transform your life!

Are You Carrying the Pain of a Broken Relationship?

Were you divorced or dumped? Or did you have to leave because things went south?

The emotional disruption can go on for years.

Self-analysis, replaying what happened, wondering what you did wrong, second-guessing yourself, self-doubt and self-criticism…

— or, on the other hand, anger, blaming and bitterness may never end.

These reactions can take up way too much of your life. They can totally prevent new relationships or limit the possibilities.

Or you may find yourself recreating the same relationships with different people. Do you see patterns in your relationships?

You can use EFT to get over that person in your life, NOW!

You’ll feel freer, rest easier, be more relaxed, and accept and love yourself more completely. It’s fast, it works and you’ll have personal revelations. Guaranteed.

And if you’re interested, you’ll find yourself far more open to the possibilities out there, or in your present relationship.

This stuff works, as so many have experienced.

Emotional residue builds up in any relationship, the way plaque does on your teeth.

Little resentments, ongoing annoyances, leftover anger from arguments, miscommunications and things left unsaid, disappointments, moments of frustration, “don’t go there” feelings, and so on, accumulate.

Each bit may be hardly noticeable but one thing sticks to another and it all builds up. Increasing separation is the inevitable result.

Ignoring this accumulation often leads to serious problems, requiring painful or expensive procedures like therapy and divorce.

Prevention is the best cure. Learn how to take down all this junk, leaving your relationship clean, shiny and close.

A New Way to Accelerate Addiction Recovery – article by Nick Ortner, Huff Post

One of my more memorable experiences working with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and addiction arrived about a half hour after one of the first screenings of my documentary The Tapping Solution several years ago. The audience had really liked the movie, so there was a lot of excitement during the post-screening discussion. Given the mood in the room, the last thing I expected was this question from an audience member:

“I’m sorry, but I’ve been in here for over two hours. I’m desperate for a cigarette, can we tap on it?”

I of course agreed, and we spent the next five minutes tapping as a group, focusing on this man’s physical craving for a cigarette. By the end of several rounds of tapping, he was amazed that he no longer felt the need to smoke. He shared that he’d really been enjoying our discussion, hadn’t wanted to leave, and was excited to have his craving out of the way so quickly!

You can view a video on how to tap here.

Since that day I’ve helped others, using EFT to quiet, and over time resolve, different addictions — from mind-altering substances to food and more. For those of you unfamiliar with EFT tapping, it combines the best of both healing worlds: Eastern wisdom about acupressure, or “meridian points” in our bodies, and traditional Western psychotherapy, or “talk therapy.” The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on nine specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions. Because EFT accesses the “stress centers” in your brain on physical and emotional levels simultaneously, EFT may effectively treat conditions like addiction, which often can’t be resolved successfully with psychotherapy alone, or with other alternative therapies.

Treating addiction with EFT tapping is a two-part process. The most urgent issue is typically the physical craving, which is what EFT resolved for that movie audience member. Tapping can provide surprisingly fast relief for cravings, which allows people to lower their use/intake of the addicting substance or activity surprisingly quickly. Tapping also gives addicts a healthy replacement for their addiction. For instance, someone who’s trying to stop drinking alcohol can briefly excuse him or herself from a dinner party and go into the kitchen or bathroom to tap for a few minutes to calm themselves and quiet the physical craving to drink wine.

For true long-term resolution of any addiction, you also need to address the root causes, which are the unresolved emotional issues behind the addiction. For example, an alcoholic who began drinking excessively after a divorce would ultimately need to do tapping around his or feelings of loss or betrayal from the breakdown of that marriage, rather than just tapping on the alcohol abuse. To do that, of course, that person has to want to stop drinking, and be willing to engage in the addiction recovery process.

David Rourke, an EFT practitioner who has been attending Narcotics Anonymous himself for over 25 years, helps serious addicts recover from addictions to heroin, alcohol, and more. In cases of severe addiction, true recovery can take years, he says. What he has seen repeatedly during those years is how much EFT helps people continue progressing toward recovery. It’s a really important accomplishment, he explains, given the estimate that 40-60 percent of addicts relapse after completing a 28-day recovery programs.

One reason tapping is so helpful for addicts is its ability to calm anxiety very quickly. Using tapping, you access the amygdala, located in your mid-brain. The amygdala regulates your body’s stress response, a process that can be initiated by a physical craving or an emotional trigger, like a painful memory. With tapping, you quickly disrupt the body’s stress response, prompting your body to release fewer “stress hormones” like cortisol and adrenaline, which flood your body during moments of high anxiety. With these hormones at healthier levels, your body and mind relax much quicker.

The relaxation response provided by EFT then allows addicts to respond to potentially stressful situations more logically, and make a rational decision about whether relapsing into their addiction will resolve their issues or ultimately cause them more pain. As David has seen repeatedly over the years, the more addicts access their own inner strength, the sooner they’re able to address the deeper emotional issues behind their addictions.

EFT tapping, David adds, can make the entire recovery process both easier and shorter, potentially preventing relapses and giving addicts a way to treat themselves on a day-to-day, even moment-to-moment, basis.

Nick Ortner is the creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film, The Tapping Solution. His new book on EFT will be published by Hay House in April 2013. To get a copy of his free eBook, Tapping Your Way to Health, Happiness and Abundance, visit TheTappingSolution.com.

For more by Nick Ortner, click here.

Attention Vets: A New Recovery Option for PTSD – Nick Ortner

This is a very clear article on how effective EFT, or tapping, can be for veterans to deal with PTSD.   Article via Huffington Post.com, 4/21/12, Nick Ortner.

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In honor of Military Families Week, I wanted to share some of the incredible EFT work being done with veterans suffering from PTSD. The fact is, we’ve found an important tool that promotes recovery from PTSD in war veterans. It’s the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as Tapping, which combines Western psychotherapy with the Eastern “acupressure points” used in acupuncture.

EFT Tapping offers numerous important benefits for veterans suffering from PTSD:

• EFT Tapping, or Tapping, is easy, requires no equipment, and can be done anywhere for any amount of time.

• Tapping is providing recovery from severe PTSD in some veterans in a matter of days, whereas years of conventional talk therapy and medication often lead to little or no improvement.

• Tapping is providing deep, lasting relief from a wide range of PTSD symptoms — phobias, sleep issues, physical pain, mood and emotional issues, violent behavior, night terrors, substance abuse, and more.

• Tapping has no side effects, and can be practiced on your own at zero cost.

• You can do your own Tapping. (You can learn how in under 5 minutes.)

It sounds too good to be true, but the study findings to date are notable and beginning to gain serious consideration at a governmental level. EFT researchers Dawson Church, Ph.D., and David Feinstein, Ph.D., testified about their results treating PTSD in war veterans with EFT in front of Congress in July 2010, speaking to the House Veterans Affair Committee. The unfortunate reality, though, is that change on a massive scale, particularly at the governmental level, is painfully, in this case tragically, slow.

Treating PTSD in war veterans using Tapping is a topic I was first immersed in years ago, while filming The Tapping Solution, my documentary film tracking 10 people over a four-day Tapping retreat. All of the film participants shared one common trait. They were all desperate to find a long-term solution to their problems, from serious emotional issues to debilitating physical illnesses. One of the film’s subjects was Jon, a Vietnam veteran who had been suffering from severe PTSD for more than 30 years.

The transformation Jon underwent during that Tapping retreat was intense and profound, like the thousands of vets who have been cured of their PTSD as a result of The Stress Project. For Jon, our four-day Tapping retreat was the start of a new life — one free of the physical and emotional PTSD symptoms he’d experienced since returning from Vietnam in 1968.

Prior to the Tapping retreat, Jon’s daily life had become unsustainable to a degree most non-vets can hardly imagine. In addition to chronic back pain and diabetes from Agent Orange exposure, which had led to three mini-strokes, PTSD had ravaged Jon’s emotional and family life. Suffering deep-seated guilt at having killed so many Vietnamese, Jon’s kind, gentle demeanor had long ago turned grumpy and irritable. For years, Jon’s kids had systematically avoided him, afraid of dad’s angry reactions to the everyday noises they might make moving around their own home. His wife also reported that Jon had stopped smiling and never laughed.

During the four-day Tapping retreat, for the first time in 15 years Jon’s back pain went away. He also realized that he’d been depriving himself of a happy home life because of his guilt about hurting so many Vietnamese families. Since fighting in the war, in fact, Jon had been regularly returning to Vietnam as a volunteer, often staying away from home for weeks and months at a time. For years, he’d hoped that the time he spent helping the Vietnamese would eventually make up for the many lives he’d been forced to take during the war. Sadly, his volunteer time there never seemed to be enough. The pain of his guilt had remained just as intense, year after year.

After the Tapping retreat, however, Jon finally felt free, no longer weighed down by guilt. For the first time in years, he began enjoying being at home with his wife and kids, all of whom were amazed and thrilled by the changes in his mood and demeanor. While Jon continued traveling to Vietnam as a volunteer, he did so for shorter periods of time so he could return home to spend more time with his own family.

Thanks to the Tapping retreat, Jon also recovered completely from his phobia of rats, which he’d encountered in Vietnam during the war and his volunteer trips. By the end of the Tapping retreat, Jon’s rat phobia, which had haunted him deeply since the war, was so thoroughly resolved, he was able to hold a rat in his lap without experiencing any anxiety or stress.

However obvious it may be that Tapping changed Jon’s life, there’s no denying that he’s one veteran among millions. So many veterans and their families have tried multiple PTSD treatments over months and then years, only to be disappointed — again. I understand why, after so much heartbreak and frustration, people who haven’t tried Tapping remain skeptical about how well it works on PTSD in veterans.

The fact is, though, Jon is one of thousands of veterans who have recovered from PTSD with Tapping. As of the writing of this post, The Stress Project has treated 2,126 veterans with PTSD using EFT Tapping. That number, however, is truly the tip of the proverbial iceberg, a tiny shadow of the immense, wide-scale healing that’s possible for long-time PTSD sufferers.

If you know a veteran suffering from PTSD, I hope you’ll send them the link to this post and urge them to contact The Stress Project, which offers six free Tapping sessions to qualifying veterans.

It’s time to get over the fact that Tapping is new and relatively unknown and take action. Thousands of veterans and their families are suffering enormously every single day. We owe it to each other and them to spread the word about EFT Tapping, and how quickly and completely it is resolving the very real trauma haunting our veterans.

Nick Ortner is the creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film, “The Tapping Solution.” His new book on EFT will be published by Hay House in April 2013. To get a copy of his free eBook, “Tapping Your Way to Health, Happiness and Abundance” visit TheTappingSolution.com. Beginning on April 16th, he is launching The Tapping World Summit 2012, a free 10-day online Tapping event.

For more by Nick Ortner, click here.