Emotional Freedom Technique.
EFT is acupuncture without needles. It uses a very simple technique of tapping on acupuncture points situated at the ends of meridians in a set sequence. It is simply "acupuncture without needles". By tapping, energy is unblocked, allowing it to flow more easily and so resolving emotional issues and trauma.
The beauty of it is that you don't have to believe in it for it to work and once the sequence is learnt it can be used on yourself, as a self-help therapy. When you are feeling anxious or stressed it helps calm you down allowing you to think more clearly.
Matrix Reimprinting, or MR, is based on Quantum Physics, which states that everything in the world is energy - electromagnetic energy which is made up of particles or atoms - neutrons, protons and electrons. These particles vibrate at such a high speed that objects and ourselves appear as solid matter. But, actually we are not! The matrix is the space between us, other humans and objects - but this, too, is filled with particles. We all have our own local field, which is an energy field specific to us. Our memories are not only stored in our subconscious, but also in our energy field. Each memory has its own vibration. "Feel good" memories vibrate at a higher frequency than memories which are from emotional or physical trauma. Most of us will have experienced being around a person who saps us of our energy, or being with someone who gives us a real buzz. This is what we are picking up.
It is now known that these vibrations not only affect our health, but also what we attract into our lives. By using MR, a very simple technique, we are able to change negative memoires into more positive ones which not only influences how we feel, but also improves our health and what we attract into our lives.
So much time is spent thinking about the past in a negative way - regret, guilt, anger or disappointment, for example and worrying about the future, that the present passes us by. We only have the present.
Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of our present through meditation, breathing techniques and specific exercises. It helps reduce anxiety and stress, and teaches how to change our perceptions of our experiences, past, present and future, into more positive ones.
For further information and local courses: Dr Alison Armstrong.
There are basic needs that we need for our survival, such as food, water, shelter and enough sleep. These meet our physical needs, but there are also psychological and emotional needs that need to be met for us to feel emotionally stable. These are called the "human givens", and they are areas such as a feeling of security and control in our lives, giving and receiving enough attention, obtaining enough privacy, having status, feeling part of a wider community and feeling emotionally connected to others. If one area is slightly lacking, we can generally get by, but if one area is severely lacking or several areas are not fully fulfilled then we start to find life difficult. By exploring these specific areas we can find the areas in our lives which are deficient and so address them.