Acute & Chronic Pain: Mind Over Matter

When You’re In Acute or Chronic Pain, All You Want Is OUT!

Woman with chronic shoulder pain I recently became certified in a program that helps people deal with chronic illness, which sometimes results in acute or chronic pain, as well. That coursework redirected my thoughts back to ways in which people (including me) have learned to deal with pain so I want to share some ideas with you after I describe the certification I now have, as you might want to attend some of the classes.

Classes in both subjects (chronic illness and chronic pain) are available for patients throughout the world. The contents are based on many years of a study conducted by Stanford University to determine if its protocol works, and it has for many people. If you would like to learn more (either as a patient or as a trainer), you can follow the links in the paragraph below. If not, just skip down to learn more about pain-handling techniques. Continue Reading →

What About that Emotional Freedom Technique (aka EFT/Tapping)?

Why I Love the Emotional Freedom Technique

AKA “EFT” / “Tapping”

Are you familiar with the “Tapping” – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) phenomenon?  This is a semi-miraculous, ritualized, way of “tapping” with your fingers on specific acupressure points on your body. You do this while speaking about topics that have caused issues for you. These may be health, financial circumstances, emotional pain, or some other theme. It even helps overcome the trauma of sexual abuse, as you will see if you keep reading.

Woman doing EFT on the under eye point. Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping, a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine.There is nothing I like better than learning about and practicing holistic healing techniques which work without any:

  • chemicals
  • invasive procedures
  • needles
  • pharmaceutical drugs
  • needles
  • surgery
  • volatile side effects

The originally-intended use of EFT was to overhaul the psychotherapy profession. What a success! It has reduced therapy time from months or years down to minutes or hours. In that process, we discovered that people also experienced profound physical healings.

That’s why I decided to add to my certifications and learn The Emotional Freedom Technique (commonly nicknamed “EFT” or tapping”) in 2012. I also am certified in Neuro-linguistic Programming and several forms of energy medicine, so tapping was very complementary – as in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  smiley face laughing so hard it cries

For a more formal definition, here’s one from the ever-present Wikipedia. “Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy.  During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “endpoints of the body’s energy meridians.”

Sexual Abuse and Other Forms of Violence Can  Be Overcome

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