Self Propelled EFT

Last week I had the pleasure in meeting an unusual group of EFTers at the EFT Cafe practice group.

Unusual in that they were all ‘graduates’ of an EFT group run in the NHS. These guinea pigs had been chosen to take part in a 6 session EFT group to help with anxiety and other issues. That’s unusual in itself, EFT is being used one to one in the NHS on a limited basis so to have an EFT group running was something.

By their own admissions they were very impressed with EFT and what it was doing for them and wanted to learn more which is why they showed up at the EFT Cafe meeting.

What is even more interesting and inspiring is that once the course ended they took it upon themselves to meet up once a month at a member’s house and practice EFT together.

I love it when people pick up these techniques and make the most of them. I find it very hard to imagine people meeting regularly in their homes to practice CBT.

The Fallen

I’ve just finished watching The Fallen a 3 hour film on BBC 2 about the 300+ British servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afganistan since the ‘War on Terror’.

It is a hugely moving film and desperately, desperately sad as it focuses on the lives of the families of those that died. All sorts of people trying to come to terms with the loss of brothers and daughters, husbands and fathers. Since warfare is an equal opportunities slayer every part of society is represented. The pain, resilience and the different ways that the families try to come to terms with their loss is hard to watch.

In the EFT for PTSD video there’s a sense of at last there is some way to help those that returned. Although very difficult there is someone suffering to work with. In these cases there is an absence of someone to work with and the ramifications of that are profound.

It’s a very powerful film about the people who are left after the headlines have faded. It it is ever re-broadcast or turns up online it’s well worth the effort to view, but you’d better have some tissues handy.

The War of the Worlds

On the night of October 30th 1938 tens of thousands of Americans listening to the radio were convinced that they were being invaded by Martians. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre’s production of War of the Worlds caused panic.

By clever juxtaposition of the commonplace and cuts to ‘newsflashes about strange eruptions of gas from Mars and mysterious objects landing in Grover’s Mill the play drew people into a convincing story about interstellar invaders.

In a 70th year anniversary edition WYNC Radio Lab’s presented an hour long program analysing the hows and whys of that broadcast. It’s brilliantly done and fascinating listening.

If you are interested in NLP or Hypnotherapy it is a classic example of the skillful use of many processes and ideas familiar to NLPers including Model of the World, pacing and leading, state elicitation, trance induction and more. The program demonstrates the same skill in examining the program as the original broadcast did itself.

The War of the Worlds was an excellent example of how to manipulate public feelings, but you might think that was 70 years ago surely no one could pull it off again. After creating panic very well in 1938, a radio broadcast in Quito, Equador in 1949 created a similar panic much too well with horrific results (but you will have to listen to the program to find out about that).

Then again a variation on a theme in Buffalo, NY in the USA in 1968 pulled off a similar stunt using the same pattern as Orson Wells 30 years earlier.

The program is great and if you are interested in the business of influencing people very instructive.

It’s funny but last night I noticed through my telescope plumes of gas erupting from Mars … of course, it’s probably just a coincidence … probably …

EFT for PTSD

This is a segment of a video produced by Gary Craig the founder of EFT about using EFT for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a very powerful demonstration of what is possible using this apparently absurd technique.

The video is both moving and disturbing, featuring a group of veterans of the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. As well as the experience of the veterans and EFT practitioners there is also commentary from a psychologist and psychiatrist and some research findings done on the participants to give a mental health professionals viewpoint.

NLP Practice Day in Newcastle

Putting the pieces togetherOn Saturday November 22nd IntegrityNLP are holding their second NLP Practice day. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with other NLPers and practice new stuff and develop your skills. I’m letting you know about it because I’ll be presenting one of the sessions entitled:  ‘What do you want for Christmas?’

The day will be consist of four separate sessions, running from 9:30am to 5pm at a venue in North Shields. If you are on, or have been on, one of IntegrityNLP’s courses the day is FREE of charge otherwise it will cost just £10.

You will need to have had some experience of NLP, if you’ve attended an IntegrityNLP Practitioner Training or one of the Introducing NLP trainings that’s fine. If you have a Practitioner certificate from another NLP training provider that’s fine. If you’re not sure drop me a line and we can discuss it. You don’t have to have been a participant in one of IntegrityNLP’s trainings, all comers are welcome.

As a special attraction (!) the venue is just a few hundred yards from the Royal Quays retail outlet centre and we’ll be allowing an extra half hour at lunch if you care to do a bit of Christmas shopping.

For more information contact my NLP Trainer persona via andy@integritynlp.co.uk 

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