A definition of stress In the world of EFT/Tapping/Matrix Reimprinting (MR), we often refer to stress as something we are combating and fighting against. We are tapping on stress to release it, as it is something that is obviously not healthy for us to experience frequently. It is often a generically used term and it […]Read More
Using EFT to work on trauma & PTSD – how it made a world of difference! This is the story of a client, Maureen, who used EFT in her 40s to overcome 18 years of childhood trauma and PTSD. She grew up with a father who suffered depression. He drank to help him deal with […]Read More
Tips for Practitioners Editorial note: Ranjana is a practitioner of great skill and many years’ experience. Whilst it is wonderful to see the far-reaching potential of EFT, we all need to be mindful of ‘not going where we don’t belong’. This article can be an encouragement for us all to continue to develop our own skills […]Read More
I would like to share some insights that I have gained as an EFT practitioner of 13 years, on the effectiveness of EFT to release the physical and emotional symptoms of trauma. I recently worked with a client, Millie, to assist her in releasing a snake phobia, which led back to a former trauma. Here […]Read More
Memory is a construction. We do not have a video recorder to store memories as faithful and accurate representations of what actually happened. Every time we take a memory out of storage, we edit it in some way to make more sense in the light of where we are now. What goes back into the […]Read More
Imagine you are driving down a road. It’s a wide road and you are the only car on the road. This road is very strange. On one side there is a raging forest fire that reaches right up to the edge, on the other there is a deep cold lake covered by a thin layer […]Read More
Complex PTSD and EFT When I first started using EFT in my practice in 1998, like most therapists, I welcomed all emotional disorders with open arms. Then, after I co-authored ‘Emotional Healing in Minutes’ in 2000, my interest lay in the treatment of phobias. Why? Because phobias are so debilitating and they only ever seem […]Read More
The 10 Day Trauma Window; New Research Demonstrates Long Term Effects of Acute StressRead More
The new Ralph Fiennes film about Rudolf Nureyev offers a glimpse into the world of unhealed childhood trauma. It also highlights the physical and spiritual genius of a troubled child who learned to soar despite early adversity. Please Note: Because this article contains secondary-trauma potential, please tap while reading. In Russia, ‘White Crows’ are Shamed […]Read More
The background story I have not been raped. Neither have I been beaten or physically abused. I have not been in, or witnessed someone else’s, serious road traffic accident. I come from an averagely functional, professional family, and am not aware of any dark deeds in past or present lives. My background is materially privileged. […]Read More
New Zealand’s response to tragedy It has been a week since the fatal Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. Fifty Muslims killed, and another 49 injured by a lone gunman as they prayed in their mosques. Our small country has reeled. We are a multicultural society of 200 nationalities, speaking 160 languages and with many different […]Read More
Emotions, Responses and Steps Towards Healing On Friday March 15th 2019 there was a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. As one journalist put it, “it took just 21 minutes of mayhem to end 50 lives and changed hundreds of others forever”. But that wasn’t quite accurate. It changed far more than […]Read More
The devastating emotional impact of ferocious storms, fires, floods and earthquakes can leave us in an indescribable state of despair. So where and how do we begin?
At times like these the idea of tapping may not seem appealing, even though we know it can help. So be gentle with yourself, and consider beginning with one of the two silent options suggested. Going through the process with eyes closed should improve the calming effect.Read More
Here’s a friendly and accessible discussion of how life’s everyday events can suddenly turn into traumatic memories. Knowing this gives us the power to see the event for what it is, and then more easily deconstruct them with EFT.Read More
Did you know that it has been proven that awareness begins in the heart and not the brain?
And did you know that brain-heart two-way communication is constant? The heart actually sends far more signals to the brain than the brain does to the heart! The heart’s intricacies are sophisticated enough to qualify as a heart brain.
Whether you are among those drawn the news like a moth to the flame or someone who avoids the news, these days it is pretty much inescapable.Read More