Posts tagged ‘emotional’

My evening with Deepak Chopra

My Evening with Deepak Chopra Last Saturday I spent the evening with Deepak Chopra! Well, okay so did lots of others but I am sure that noticed me….. I’d show you the picture of him signing my books but it shows the back of my head (my best side?) and he is looking in the opposite direction – never mind, there was definitely a spiritual connection somewhere!

On a more serious note, let’s talk about the mind and body connection. Two people get sick, one has a positive attitude and one doesn’t – who is more likely to get better? It’s obviously not that simple, but the reality is that the body stands a far better chance of healing itself (the job it was born to do by the way), if the mind is operating on a good healthy vibrational level. In Wayne Dyer’s book There is a Spiritual Solution to every problem, he talks about our energetic frequencies and how we are all born with the potential to have cancer and other diseases and those operating on a lower frequency level i.e. those who are depressed or angry or living with very negative emotions, are more likely to provide an environment in the body for disease to thrive. The further up the energetic scale you go, the healthier you are likely to be (or to become).

Emotion is Energy in Motion (E-Motion get it?!), if your emotions are low, then your energy is not flowing as it should and when your body energy system is not flowing freely, you are susceptable to sickness and disease.

It is not the job of the Doctor to MAKE you better. Medical practices are there to help you keep well. They are there to help you and that is the key. You need to also help yourself. Your body and mind is your responsibilty and you can make a difference to the way your body heals itself. If you have negative trauma in your past, if you have anger, hate, grief or resentment in your memory then you have it in your body. If you have it in your body it will manifest itself as sickness. Freeing yourself from the past emotionally in turn frees your body up to do what it was designed to do.

Our bodies are miracles in progress. Were you aware that the body you went to sleep in 2 nights ago is not the same body that you are in now? Did you know that we make a new liver every 6 weeks, we renew our skin every month, and 98% of all the atoms in our body are replaced every year. In 4 years your body will have replaced itself completely, right down to its last atom!

Truly hard to get your head around isn’t it. If you are interested to find out more about how our emotions affect us physically I would recommend a reading The Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, PhD.

I came away from my evening with Deepak with my mind bent like a pretzel. There were elements that were truly beyond me and elements that I could understand – those were the bits I liked best! I followed my instincts when I left the venue and my sat nav was still trying to find itself. I turned right instead of left and got stuck in the centre of Manchester trying to get out at 11pm on a Saturday night! Ho hum…

It gave me time to reflect……was Deepak Chopra really wearing sparkley glasses??!

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Will You Listen Today?

EFT listening
When we listen to people talk about their experiences and the choices they have made, do we really listen? I mean do we listen without making it personal. Personal, about us?

When we hear someone else’s story, our brain computes the information (or our perception of the information) and searches through it’s ‘My Life Experiences database’ to find something to match. It helps us to understand. When our brain finds the information it thinks it is looking for, we have instant access to ‘our story’.

Our story is sometimes bigger and better, more dramatic, more tragic. Our listening skills are then distracted by our need – need for acknowledgement of our experiences. Or maybe our story is smaller, not so interesting or exciting, no wow factor and the we feel, unimportant and dull thus being distracted with feelings of inadequacy, resentment and jealousy.

Are we still listening in all of this? And what about when we believe we know what’s best for others? That’s a good distraction too!

Strong opinions over the way other people live their live and loves are a reflection of what is going on inside of us at that particular time. We may believe that we know what is better for them, because we are close to them, have known them for a while or because, lets face it, we just know we know better! But, you cannot truly know if someone should be doing something differently. You can only know that if you were in that person’s shoes you might do that something differently.

And that makes a difference. Truth is, you are not in that person’s shoes.

To be in their shoes, you would have had to have lived their life. To have had their parents. To have gone to the same schools and colleges. Got the same grades and gone on to get the same job. To have had all of their experiences. To have had all of their heartaches, joys and celebrations. To have experienced all of their insecurities, their love, their hate. To have had their first success, their first failure. To have made exactly the same choices as them, involving exactly the same people at exactly the same time. Unless you are living in a parallel universe, you are not in that person’s shoes, and you never will be.

We are all different and we all have something to contribute. We are all born with a place in the world and we can all make a difference to those around us.

I wonder how many people I will listen to today 🙂 how about you?

Fibromyalgia

As a Practitioner of EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, I  believe that physical disease is a result of imbalances in our energy system (blockages) caused by unresolved past negative emotions.

There is a growing demand in the UK for alternative therapies as a way to support the emotional side of illness and disease. The NHS has a Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners, which is made available to the public and medical practices. Your GP or medical practice MAY be open to the additional support that these therapies offer you. The mind and body work as one and addressing and healing the emotional aspects of physical illness frees the body up to promote its own healing.

For the condition of  Fibromyalgia, for example, there is no ‘cure’ other than the relief from the symptoms. Bestselling author and natural health advocate, Dr. Joseph Mercola uses EFT in his medical practice. “In my experience fibromyalgia is nearly always related to some severe emotional trauma that establishes a series of potentially devastating physical processes, which frequently incapacitate the person.”

If you would like some more information on how EFT might help you, please have a look at my website www.mindbodyeft.co.uk or if you have any questions, please email me on sarah@mindbodyeft.co.uk

For more detailed information on EFT case studies http://www.emofree.com/articles.aspx?id=19

Important note: While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus practitioners and the public must take complete responsibility for their use of it. I am not a licensed health professional and I offer EFT as an Energy Therapist and Life Coach. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of EFT.

In the case of serious medical conditions or suspicious symptoms always seek the advice of your medical practitioner, before using EFT. Even if you believe you are clear of ongoing symptoms, always consult with your Doctor before giving up your medication.
Pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong. If it is being subdued by alternative therapies, and keeps returning, consult with your Doctor to understand the medical basis of that pain.

Do you eat when you are sad or happy, or both?

EFT healthy eatingOh my goodness, when did that happen? Why is sitting down all of a sudden so uncomfortable? Hmm, that’ll be for the same reason that it is not a good idea to wear stretchy tops that cling to all the wrong places, in particular around that developing eruption around the waist band. It wasn’t like that a few weeks ago…. honest! Post 40, it definitely takes a lot longer to shift off than to put on. But enough moaning, time to examine what’s happening. I do EFT with clients for weight loss and we focus on getting rid of the negative emotions, which cause anxieties, which cause the cravings. And it works! Beautifully! However, what I have failed to notice over the last few weeks is how happy I have been. Guess what I do when I’m happy…… I celebrate! I eat lots of yummy food as a treat to celebrate my happiness!!! Life is good, I really fancy an Indian takeaway. Life is great, I am so pleased with what I have achieved today and I am loving these Bendicks Bittermints! My little boy earns house points at school and is really chuffed – lets celebrate and eat pizza!!! Okay, now I am starting to see a pattern.

Thinking of patterns…. we react to life in ways that we have been taught. We are taught by our parents (who were taught by their parents, who were taught by their parents), by our teachers (who were taught by their parents and their teachers… who were taught by their parents, who were taught by their parents and their teachers who were taught by their parents….), okay you get the picture.

My son is being taught by me. He is understands that when he falls over and cuts himself, he gets a cuddle and a lollipop. Lesson one, when we are in pain the pain disappears with a lollipop and we get attention.

He understands that when it is time for Mummy to cut his hair, if he doesn’t complain and keeps really still, he gets rewarded with sweets. Lesson two, when you have to do something you don’t want to do, rewarding yourself with treats is a way to get through it. Or, don’t do anything you don’t want to do unless there is a reward for you at the end of it that makes it worth your while.

He learns, that when we have had a great day we love to cuddle up on the sofa, eat pizza and popcorn and watch a movie. Lesson three, when you are happy veg out on the sofa and eat pizza and popcorn!

I shall leave you to draw your own conclusions, whilst I go and find something more comfy to wear!

Free EFT to help with the emotional side of cancer

Today, the news headlines say “depression cuts cancer survival”  See article The researchers of the University of British Columbia team say (in studies including 9,417 patients) that death rates were up to 25% higher in patients showing symptoms of depression. Further into the article they say researchers stressed that “overall, the increased risk of dying from cancer due to depression was small – so patients should not feel they had to maintain a positive attitude to beat their disease”.

When we hear and read all of the inspirational stories of men and women who have beaten cancer, I feel there is little doubt that we can see these individuals have taken on and won the emotional battle as well as the physical disease.

A body that is emotionally free of trauma stands a better chance of healing. It is what it is designed to do.

I use EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique, working with Clients on emotional issues from the past (usually suppressed) which are holding them back in the present. When you have negative emotions/experiences, they cause blockages in your bodies energetic system  (think of beaver dams in rivers, blocking the flow of water) and this may contribute and/or cause physical disease. By stimulating the ends of certain meridian energy points, whilst focussing on emotions that come up, we can balance the bodies energy system and get the energy to flow normally again, freeing the body up to do what it is naturally designed to do – heal itself.

I have chosen to do a small percentage of my work without charge. If you are a cancer patient in that place right now, and you can feel that there is a chink of light inside, of sense of hope. If you think that you can help your body heal, by letting go of emotional traumas from the past, then I would like to see if I can help you. I am offering this as a voluntary service. No fee. Just help. Have a look at my website www.mindbodyEFT.co.uk and send me an email if you are interested. I am registered as a complimentary therapist with the NHS – please see FAQ on website