|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."
|Nathaniel Brandon, PhD
author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
"The techniques of EP have provided me with invaluable tools for working with trauma. No therapist can afford to remain ignorant of this new and exciting field."
|Bruce Lipton, PhD
Author of The Biology of Belief.
"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior."
Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.
"EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school."
|Candace Pert, PhD
Author of Molecules of Emotion.
"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."
"This really works... I've had great results with tapping in my own life."
"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."
"If you're looking for ways to change your life, check out Energy Psychology, it's pretty extraordinary."
|Deepak Chopra, MD
"EFT offers great healing benefits."
|Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
"EP techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel."
Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."
|Eric Robins, MD
Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
"I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results."
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Resolving Depression Due to Neglect Seven Decades Earlier
Dear EFT Community,
This story from hypnotherapist Marilyn Gordon illustrates that depression can spring from events that happened decades earlier, but may still be resolved.
I've been combining EFT with hypnotherapy for several years, and I've often received miraculous results. EFT melts resistances so that we can open doors to the inner mind more easily, and I've been able to access issues very rapidly and profoundly. The following story is about a woman who was able to lift a lifetime of depression by going to a source of it, which for her was her anger at her mother.
Anna, a woman in her late seventies, was depressed and angry with her mother for not giving her love. She had once overheard her mother telling someone that she never really wanted to have a child. Anna had been in therapy for seven years; yet something was still in her way, as she continued to stew in her anger.
We first addressed her energy system with EFT, and this decreased the intensity of her anger. The topic she spoke about as she tapped on these points was "feeling controlled by my mother". After several rounds of tapping, the feeling left her completely. No anger and no depression either. The two disappeared simultaneously. The release was astounding. She was able to go even further. She glided into a state of deep relaxation, and she saw herself swimming in an exquisite underwater scenario. Here she could move with total freedom. She was washing away the rage and was now flowing with gorgeous colors, animals and plants of the ocean.
The tapping process had made this inner experience accessible to her. She was able to enter a transcendent state after she'd released the baggage of emotions she'd been carrying all her life. She was able, through more tapping during her relaxation process, to see her experience with her mother through completely new eyes. She saw that both she and her mother were doing the best they could, given all the experiences of their lives, and that forgiveness was totally within her reach.
The epiphany came when she was able to share this experience with her mother, who was no longer alive on this earth. She told her mother that she finally saw things differently. She told her mother that she'd now released her from all she'd thought she was. Because she had prepared the way for this through all the previous work she'd done, she was ready for a shift, an opportunity for liberation. Love flowed freely and exquisitely between them. This was the connection she'd been wishing for all her life. Her long-held depression had lifted.
This is not an isolated story. Extraordinary healing occurs by addressing all levels of consciousness through a combination of transformational hypnotherapy and EFT.