Three groups were created and two-hour lessons of either EFT or diaphragmatic relaxation breathing were taught (or no intervention). They were asked to self-apply what they were taught for 4 weeks for 5 minutes before exams and study sessions. Results showed significant improvements by both groups on most of the measures taken and maintained their gains on follow-up.
How we each process information about our environment, especially other people, is a process of risk evaluation. Our brains are designed to evaluate risk, danger and safety. In all new situations, our sensory organs immediately begin an observational process that makes a determination of whether it is safe to engage or whether we should get out of Dodge. This process is initiated by our sense organs, which then communicates with lightning speed to our brain, central and peripheral nervous system which then informs the rest of our body through electrical signals and chemical messengers, directing us towards the next action required to keep us safe. Stephen Porges has termed this process of perception and evaluation “neuroception.” He defines this process as “how neural circuits distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous or life threatening”.
Once that connection is established, teaching them a self-help technique can be offered. When I teach a patient how to self-apply EFT for their physical pain, I always begin with the basic approach of the Chasing the Pain technique I discussed in last month’s article. When demonstrated and performed in office, within five minutes, most patients will experience some relief of their symptoms. I usually have them perform this at home daily for 5 to 10 minutes until their next visit and I allow an extra 5 to 10 minutes for further instruction
In the original version of the Personal Peace Procedure (PPP) it was said to list at least 100 events that you wish you could have skipped. This is fine but with the chapter style journal format I recommend
you will quickly see the generalization effect take place. In other words you won’t necessarily need to tap on each event under that person’s name before you feel absolute peace around them all. Pretty cool!
We all go through periods of workplace stress, but burnout is the result of a prolonged period of stress. Burnout is characterized by a loss of motivation, ideas, creativity, and often results in a general sense of powerlessness. Stress can feel more like hyperactivity while burnout is akin to a total collapsing of life force energy.
Some physical signs of burn out include: indigestion, sleep issues, fatigue, chest pains, and headaches. Emotional signs: feelings of depression, anxiousness, helplessness, or hopelessness
This powerful video demonstrates Alina Frank using EFT Tapping and Matrix Reimprinting EFT with a Korean war veteran. Much can be gleaned from the privilege of viewing the process that this veteran works through. Caution; some descriptions are quite graphic and could be triggering for those individuals suffering from PTSD or others who might be… Read More »
Mind-body techniques like EFT, originally developed by Gary Craig, as one well-researched example, can be extremely effective in reducing the internal intensity of negative thoughts and feelings that lead to increased tension (muscular, cardiovascular, etc.) that can easily lead to the onset of back pain with just a bad night’s sleep or a simple wrong movement when the stress is there in the body waiting for an excuse to finally get your attention.
I had to learn this the hard way years ago when my back had gone into spasm and I was bent over in pain after working in the yard for most of the day.
Tim walks into his boss’s office saying that he’d like a raise since he had been doing the job of 3 people. His boss says, “I can’t give you a raise but if you tell me who those other 2 are, I’ll fire them” In these unstable economic times, it is not uncommon to have… Read More »