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EFT and PTDS

How can EFT help with PTSD?

EFT works by balancing the bodies energy system by stimulating the end of certain energy meridian points on the upper part of the body. It can be described as an emotional acupuncture. Physical symptoms in the body such as anger, sadness, grief, nightmares, depression are caused by blockages in the bodies energy system. Our body is wired up with electricity and just as electricity needs a to flow to a light bulb, so our body’s energy system needs to flow freely. When it gets blocked we experience physical discomfort.

So back to PTSD. Your body cannot tell the difference between a memory and what is real, and when it feels threatened it goes into full alert Fight or Flight response. We need this ‘emergency’ protection in everyday life to keep us safe. However, if you have had traumatic experiences in the past, it can take very little to ‘trigger’ off a memory which your body can mistake for reality in the present day, and you will be flooded with the same physical anxieties that you experienced during your trauma in the past. Memories can be triggered off by something someone says, a facial expression, a noise, a colour, a smell… so many triggers in everyday life.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and it does what it says. It is a technique which give you Emotional Freedom. It differs from other therapies as it is a technique that you can learn to do on yourself.

What can you expect? During a session you would be asked to remember some trauma from the past and whilst focussing on this memory (we are trained in using techniques to help you remember in as painless a way possible), your body would be experiencing an emotional intensity. You would give this intensity a number and remember it so as to measure the success of the EFT session (the number would be expected to go down significantly – often going to a zero). Once you have your number you would be shown the technique of EFT, which involves ‘tapping’ with the fingertips on certain acupuncture points. As the session progresses you will feel the body is more relaxed and balanced. Negative emotions will have dissolved and will no longer be triggered by the thoughts of the traumatic memories. Memories usually reveal many ‘hidden’ aspects and we would work on them as they come to the surface, unfolding the layers (a bit like peeling away the layers of an onion) until the memory can be recalled with the body and mind remaining in balance.

The best way to explain the success of EFT is to show you. If my clients can honestly say that they have experienced no relief with EFT during our session, I refund their money. I haven’t had to do this yet.

Please contact me for a no obligation chat to see if EFT can help you. Sessions can be done effectively over the phone. See my website for more info http://mindbodyeft.co.uk

Important note: While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage. I am not a trained doctor and I offer EFT as a Therapist and Personal Life Coach. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of EFT.

I am a member of the NHS Directory of Complimentary & Alternative Practitioners (UK)

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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