I have a variety of tools in my tool box, and one of my favourites is EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique. What I love about this tool is that it is so simple and gentle and yet so powerful. It can be used on absolutely anything and it is a great self-help tool. It works
Loss and Grief
It takes time to recover from loss, going through a natural healing process of 5 stages.
We experience loss throughout our lives, from the moment we are born when we loose the security and warmth of our mother’s womb. It may take on many forms from the loss of a loved one, losing a job, losing the ability to play a sport with all the benefits associated with it and divorce, to losing a precious object or even a dream.
How we respond to loss often depends on how we responded to loss as a child and the emotions associated with it. Repeated loss, even if it takes shape in a variety of ways, can have an additive affect. The subconscious does not differentiate between the various losses: one loss is much the same as another.
It takes time to recover from loss, going through a natural healing process of 5 stages. But sometimes we get stuck at any one of these stages, and this can result in difficulty in sleeping – insomnia, tiredness, a change in eating habits, anxiety, and ultimately depression.
A whole host of emotions can be felt – anger, guilt, anxiety, fear. Sometimes these feelings are blocked, or denied. If this happens they will only cause problems at a later date making us less resilient to challenges or causing illness. EFT can target these specific emotions in a gentle and secure way, dispelling them and allowing us to move on in our lives.
Out of the blue, after 20yrs in the same job, there is a change in management and Jeff starts to feel anxious about going into work. There have been some recent changes and a few redundancies. He no longer feels secure in his job, and he is finding it difficult to keep up with the
You have come off the phone from a conversation with a friend and your internal voice is raging at you. “You did it again! Why? Why? Why? I thought you said you wouldn’t do that again.” You feel angry with yourself, disappointed maybe, or even ashamed. You had promised yourself you would never EVER behave
Do you toss and turn at night? Unable to sleep because you can’t switch your mind off? This is a very common problem, especially if lives have become busy or work is stressful. A very simple activity to help with this is to write a journal last thing at night prior to going to sleep.
It was so embarrassing. I was sure it was Judy, this morning in town. I saw this woman in the queue in the post office as I was leaving. I was so pleased, because I hadn’t seen her for ages, and we get on really well. She had her back to me, but when I
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, and we have all experienced what it feels like after a bad night. And if I were to ask you why this is important you would probably say it is to recharge our batteries. But what does “recharging our batteries” actually mean? There are