Pain & Stress Relief Workshop

I’m running a one day workshop for the Northumberland Cancer Support Group at Cancer Bridge, nr Hexham.

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to EFT
  • Using EFT to relieve pain and physical discomfort
  • Introduction to ZPoint
  • Stress relief with EFT & ZPoint

I am one of the support group’s volunteer therapists and I’m very interested in the use of these kinds of techniques to make life easier for patients and their carers.

The workshop is only open to members of the support group. However if you are interested in this kind of work please get in touch.

EFT In Prison

A good friend of mine works in a women’s prison. She sent me some examples of the kind of thing she’s using EFT for, here are just a couple (The names have been changed):

  • In October she treated Mary for flashbacks & nightmares which occurred two or three times per week. The nightmares were the result of the traumatic memory of her boyfriend nearly killing her. When they started working, Mary rated the level of distress at 7 on the 0 to 10 scale when she thought about that traumatic incident. After two rounds of EFT Mary’s intensity level had dropped to 0, since then there have been no flashbacks or nightmares (it is now December).
  • Patricia, had toothache for three days, just prior to the session she was screaming and shouting at a member of staff apparently because of pain and frustration. She rated her distress as 10 out of 10. After one round of EFT that had dropped to 2 out of 10 she reported numbness in the area that had been hurting, and came a couple of hours later requesting another round EFT.

I think that these are impressive results achieved under difficult conditions.

Postscript: Since I wrote this article a year ago my friend has been using EFT to great effect and has even introduced it to the staff as well as the inmates.

Categories EFT

Waiting Room Tapping

A few weeks ago I had to visit my local A&E department. The last time I’d been at this hospital was for day surgery (at least I thought it was only going to take a day). I’d just come round from the general anaesthetic after the surgery and I was lying on in the recovery ward. One of the nurses looked at my dressing and asked a doctor to check it, because she thought I might have been bleeding. He poked and prodded vigorously at my abdomen. Of course, I was lying on my back as he did this, I looked down the length of my body to see what he was doing and I saw him withdraw his gloved hand and his finger was covered in blood … my blood! I promptly had what the medics call a vaso-vagal response – I fainted! I came round to find a nurse holding my hand and telling me that everything would be alright and not to be afraid, I didn’t feel afraid, I felt embarrassed and stupid! Every time they tried to get me to sit up I would flake out, eventually they got tired of trying to get me vertical and decided to keep me in overnight. I was moved to another ward and was fine, if rather sheepish, after a good nights sleep.

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TV Therapy

I fainted in a first aid class about 10 year ago. It was at my local St John Ambulance Brigade, in a hot stuffy subterraean room, at least that was my excuse. We’d gone through blood and gore, burns and shocks, this morning we were due to do broken bones. As the lesson started I felt more uncomfortable, hot and lightheaded, I thought that I would get a breath of fresh air, got to my feet and headed for the door, one moment I was vertical, the next I opened my eyes and couldn’t work out why my cheek was pressed up against the carpet.

The instructor was expertly arranging me in the recovery postition, which is good for faints it doesn’t do anything for embarrassment. The other participants of the course where convinced it was a put up job so the instructor could show us how unconciousness could be treated. I came to the conclusion that me and broken bones didn’t mix.

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