My friend Ann Adams was an administrator of a children’s mental hospital for over 25 years. She found EFT and used it with the children with great results.. even though it was “weird” – because it worked… Her family thinks it looks “unprofessional” so Ann said this (my story is at the end):
Scientists thought for a long time that genetics ruled our fate; that what we are born with is what we are stuck with. What scientists are finding out is that the cells in our body respond to the environment they are put in, i.e. the chemicals in our blood. Chemicals that can make us feel good or feel bad; that help keep us healthy or can contribute to illness and physical problems. If we can have some control over which set of chemicals are sent through our body, wouldn’t we want to?
Our brain gives the signal to the body to release various chemicals into our blood. Where does the brain get the information to make the decision to tell the body to release which chemical? From our senses – what we see, hear, smell, taste, sense or feel. We then have a thought that interprets what we’ve seen, heard, etc. – or at least what we think we’ve seen, heard, etc. Where do we get our thought interpretation? Our thoughts are based on our perception of what’s happening in our environment. what’s happening now from what we see as similar to an experience in our past.
If our perception is positive the brain signals the release of feel good chemicals. If our perception is one of danger or negativity our brain signals chemicals into our blood that, over time, can impact our body in negative ways that can lead to illness, aches and pains and diseases. I resist, I said, the idea that as we age we are even more victims of our genes and have to hurt. I refuse to believe that a past negative event still has to affect us as if it were still happening today. If we know of ways that can neutralize the impact of our past negative experiences, shouldn’t we use them?
This is not new stuff, I said, we’ve known our genes responded to the make up of their environment, i.e. chemicals in the blood, since research from the late 1960’s. We’ve also known that our emotions have an impact our health. It makes sense to me, I added, to address the negative experiences in our life that lead to negative thoughts and feelings that can lead to various physical challenges. If we can modify the thoughts we are sending to the brain, the brain sends less of the “feel bad” chemicals which results in a healthier environment for our genes, our cells. It’s all tied together.
And, it’s why I do what I do, I said. I work to share with others a relatively simple tool that is effective in reversing the impact of the negative thoughts and emotions. If we can decrease the negative, we have a much better chance of feeling happier and calmer and staying healthier longer with less aches and pains.
Granted the above is a very large over simplification, I suggest you read or listen to something by Bruce Lipton, but my sister gave a rare, very rare, compliment, “That makes a lot of sense,” she said, “You should write that down.” So I did. :-)
Ann Adams, www.FromTheDeskOfAnnAdams.com
My story? I’m sitting at Thanksgiving dinner and someone asked me “ya still doing that crazy stuff?” Yes, I’m still doing that crazy stuff. Full-time. And so began all the bad tapping jokes you could possibly think of. I just ate my turkey. Finally my younger brother, who doesn’t necessarily agree with this stuff but DID breifly attend Shiatsu Massage school says very quietly, “Ya know, people pay her $125 an hour for this.” The entire table went silent…. and I have a big family. Finally another brother says, “$125 AN HOUR?!” I said, “well… a guy came to me with back pain he had for 14 years. In one session, it stopped and he stood up straight – which he hadn’t done in those 14 years. Another person was in a car accident 20 years ago and she couldn’t walk without brace canes and after one session she told me that this was the first time in 20 years she didn’t feel any pain. A teenager failed her driving test 9 times. After one session she went and passed. An Olympic gymnast stopped trials because she “couldn’t leave the ground anymore” After one session, we went out into the front yard and she did a round off triple back handspring… yeah.. they pay me $125 an hour. Excuse me, I’m getting more turkey…” Hehehehehehehehehehe. PS – Thanks Johnny (my little brother.)