EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
The Psychology of Eating Institute
‘Healing that is Connected to Source’
‘Healing that is Connected to Source’ – the highest form of healing, is my speciality. How did I get into Energy Healing? Well, acupuncture for a skin complaint was my first encounter with mind/body healing and it changed the way I viewed health and healing forever.
It didn’t have an immediate effect on my skin, accustomed to being treated with regular doses of antibiotics and creams (this was in the eighties), but what it did do was much more profound. It changed stuck patterns in myself without me having to apply any effort or logic.
From that moment, I could see that we are energy bodies and each part affects the whole: not just on a physical level, but on an emotional and spiritual level at the same time.
I went on to study shiatsu, hypnotherapy, metamorphic technique, Emotional Freedom Technique and Emotion Code and Body Code as well as various forms of hands-on energy healing, and most recently studied with The Institute for Eating Psychology.
While I firmly believe there are times when conventional allopathic medicine is necessary and I have been the grateful recipient of that many times in my life, there are things that simply can’t be addressed by that system and energy healing is often the answer.
This is because an illness cannot be healed by addressing it at the level that it occurs: the nearer to Source the Healer gets, the more total the healing will be.
I will now seek to describe my own personal adventures and the insights I’ve gained into energy healing through working with numerous clients over more than two decades, and I hope this Blog posting will connect you to the healing modality that is best for you.
The limits of the intellectual brain
I think we have overrated the ability to think ourselves out of problems using our intellectual brain. Yet modern science now indicates that we also have two other brains:
A heart brain, with an energy field larger than that of the head brain
An enteric or gut brain
They all three have their own particular and valid form of intelligence. And when we work with the body’s energy directly we access, and need to access, all of these.
What I have come to fully use in my healing systems is the perception that the human being is not just biology but an energy being and working with the subtle energy field, we can begin to understand not only the biological origins of disease, but the energetic and spiritual roots of disease, and treat the disease in a way that encompasses all these levels: an approach that we can usher into our healing approaches a true system of disease prevention, as well.
There is no empty space in the human cell. It is a teeming, electric-magnetic field of possibility or potential. We are creating ourselves all the time. Even our words and our thoughts change our DNA. So, positively using this principle, it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want, instead of perpetuating the bodies we mistakenly assume we are stuck with, or have been cursed with by, for example: our parental scripts, or our limiting beliefs, or the legacy of our pasts.
Increasingly in my years as an Energy Healer, I have come to tune into and utilize the potential of my clients’ subconscious minds to enable them to heal. At one level the subconscious mind can be likened to the most powerful healing computer in the Universe.
The subconscious mind can be likened to an iceberg. Only the tip of the iceberg do we experience on a day to day basis. But there is vastly more that lies in the depths below the surface, and it is that that regulates all the systems that keep you alive, heart, lungs and body-temperature for example. It is our subconscious also where lies the root of illness, disease and stress – all without any conscious thought from you. But in my career working internationally as a healer I have found that there is so much more that we can use the subconscious mind for, and the healing modalities I describe below utilise in different ways, the secret of how to communicate with it.
As an example, I’m going to describe how the Emotion Code, a system developed by American chiropractor Bradley Nelson works and the insights behind it.
The Emotion Code uses muscle testing, which I’ll describe in a moment, to access the body’s deeper wisdom. Our bodies can be likened to amazing bio-computers that are able to run a huge array of bodily functions simultaneously to keep us alive – and they are also the repository of all our memories, including those that we have apparently forgotten.
The reason I think this is so important is that we can’t use our clever brains to attempt to solve a problem that cannot be solved from that level.
For example we can be affected by situations that happened to us when we were very young and our brains were then operating mostly at theta or delta brainwave level. Trying to think our way through at an adult beta (thinking brain) level isn’t going to work. Using one analogy it is like speaking university level language to a young child and expecting to be understood. Communication is a two way process and we have to build bridges to facilitate that communication. To do this we have to access the unconscious, and muscle testing can do this. Equally understanding or awareness is generally not enough either. You can have dozens of perception-generating sessions and gain stacks of academic qualifications which in terms of your wholistic wellness, solve nothing. We have to bring about an energetic shift. Emotion Code succeeds in doing this and I offer healing sessions either distance ones using skype or phone, or face-to-face in West Yorkshire.
Let’s go back to my example of using the Emotion Code. I mentioned the use of muscle testing, or kinesiology. Muscle testing applies gentle pressure on an indicator muscle (often an arm or a finger) to illicit a ‘yes’ or ‘no’response to a question. If the question is properly stated and the subject testable, we will get a strong response for a ‘yes’ answer, and a weak response for a ‘no’ answer. This is because our bodies feel stronger when we are responding to something that feels good and beneficial for us, or is perceived as true. Whereas our bodies feel weak is something feels wrong or detrimental in some way.
In an Emotion Code session, we can take a current challenge in somebody’s life and ask if there is an emotional contributor to this – one that we are able to clear. If we obtain a ‘yes’ response we are then able to use a very skillfully drawn up chart of emotions to identify what this is, then establish if we need any more information to be able to clear it, such as age, situation etc.
Sometimes my client knows exactly what that situation is and can be amazed at the accuracy of their body’s response. Sometimes they may not consciously be aware. And sometimes we may even encounter inherited trapped emotions which have been passed down through our family line. If we do need additional information and my client does not consciously remember anything we can easily elicit that information by asking some very general open ended questions. Most importantly it is about only bringing into awareness that which is necessary in order to do the clearing, and not getting involved in our story.
I think inherited trapped emotion can be very powerful to uncover and clear as there are energies that have dogged us all our life, without us having a clue why we might feel that way. Clearing them can make a huge difference and it can stop those energies being passed on to our own children and their children.
How Emotion Code works
Once we have uncovered enough information about a trapped emotion to be given permission by your body to clear it, the clearing is simple and is mainly using the power of intention and rolling a magnet down your back, along the governing vessel meridian and then checking that this is cleared.
What I love about the Emotion Code is that we have to bring enough awareness into the trapped energies in order to clear them, but no more; we don’t have to revisit and re-experience difficult past events. We do not get into stories, the repetition of which get us nowhere.
If this sounds ‘woo woo’ and strange to you, then you are not alone. It did to me at first. But I am a pragmatist and when I got results both in myself and my clients doing this, then I gained more and more confidence and enthusiasm – and today it is one of the methods I use the most, along with the Body Code which is a more extensive system, also created by Bradley Nelson.
HEART WALL CLEARING
One of the very exciting, life-changing aspects of the Emotion Code is Heart Wall Clearing. Most people by the time they have reached adulthood – and often before – have experienced enough instances of hurt, disappointment or rejection, to in some way to lead them to want to protect themselves from future pain. And they build what we call a Heart Wall.
This starts out with a very positive intention and for some people can literally be what helps them to survive very difficult circumstances. However, over time, it also cuts them off from giving and receiving life, giving or receiving love, and cuts them off from themselves and the source of their creativity. A Heart Wall makes you feel numb, or out of touch, in some way.
Clearing a Heart Wall normally takes around three sessions, or occasionally longer, but can make such a profound difference to people. And, again, I offer sessions either using skype or phone, or face-to-face.
The most common remarks I get is that people ‘feel more alive’, ‘feel more relaxed in themselves’, ‘are able to feel good about themselves for no reason’. Most importantly, it can enable people to allow more love and success into their lives. There are numerous accounts of people finding love after a Heart Wall clearing and indeed this applies to me too! And if it’s ‘just’ about falling in love with yourself – well, that’s pretty amazing and important, isn’t it?
To look at Heart Wall Clearing in more detail, common indications that you have a heart wall include the following:
Feelings of distance in relationships
Finding it hard to give or receive love
Sabotaging your success and creativity
Picking the ‘wrong’ partners
And so on…..
So what is a Heart Wall?
As I said, A Heart Wall is created by our subconscious mind as a way of protecting us against future hurts and disappointments, but it ends up restricting us. It restricts our ability to experience live and love. It also cuts us of from ourselves, for the reason that we can judge parts of us as unacceptable or unlovable. The result is, we dim down our light and we become less of who we really are. And that never feels good.
A Heart Wall is made up of trapped emotions, existing as ongoing distortions in our energy field. A Heart Wall is created if we are faced with a situation at some point in our life, which at some level overwhelms us. This happens either because the situation takes us by surprise or because we simply don’t have the resources to deal with it. It is as if it blows a fuse in our energy circuit and that emotion gets lodged inside our body.
For example, if we have a trapped emotion of anger then we are always experiencing that emotion at a background level and, given a situation where we might feel angry, we will feel it more quickly or more intensely or even have a mistaken perception about something. This is because we are always expecting (unconsciously) to have something to be angry about. It is as if we are viewing our present: through the lens of the past!
Heart Wall Emotions are generally around what I generally call ‘more tender’ feelings – feelings of being hurt, rejected, betrayed but they can actually be any of the sixty emotions on the Emotion Code chart. And they can even be inherited trapped emotions, emotions passed on to us from our family line, or pre-conceptual emotions.
So, through muscle-testing, we communicate directly with the body’s memory and then we uncover and release one trapped emotion at a time. In one session we may release up to seven or nine trapped emotions, but sometimes fewer. And this is the really important thing: each trapped emotion we release will enable us to be freer and more present to our life today.
Some responses after Heart Wall clearing:
Well, in my own case, clearing my own Heart Wall opened me up to having a relationship after being single for 13 years!!! I shared this in a talk I was giving on Emotion Code and a woman in the audience raised her hand and said the exact same thing had happened to her.
Many clients have reported ‘feeling free to be themselves’, being more creative and more peaceful.
Many report being far more open to opportunities and to the ability to respond to them.
And if you wonder how the other things I do fit in, well, I would say that all the work I do involves a body/mind approach. Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique also connect us to our unconscious. They too allow us to uncover deeper underlying energies at work and each of them draw upon empowering inner resources to heal.
BODY CODE HEALING
So far I’ve described how I have come to the use of Energy Healing using Emotion Code and Heart Wall Clearing. I’ve shown the principle that is crucial to health, namely: that we are energy bodies, that each part affects the whole. And this is not just on a physical level, but on an emotional and spiritual level – all at the same time.
But, if you’ve been impressed by the Emotion Code, then you’ll be amazed by the Body Code. The Body Code is my preferred way of getting to the root of any emotional or physical issue, as it is so comprehensive. The Emotion Code is actually just one sixth of the puzzle that makes up The Body Code
The Emotion Code only deals with one type of imbalance, namely emotional imbalances; the Body Code deals with six different main types of imbalances:
1. Emotional Imbalances- emotional, post-traumatic, allergy or intolerance, mental, offensive
2. Toxicity Imbalances- heavy metals, free radicals, EM spectrum, chemicals, microbial
3. Circuitry Imbalances- organs, glands, chakras, disconnections, meridians
4. Pathogens Imbalances- parasites, fungal, bacterial, viral, mould
5. Structural Imbalances- bones, nerves, muscles, connective tissue, organs and glands
6. Nutritional Imbalances- Ph imbalance, foods, herbs, nutrients, dehydration, magnetic field
The Body Code allows the practitioner to find imbalances (whether or not there are symptoms) and also clear them energetically.
Body Code Healing is the key to answering each health question you have by instantly tuning into what is in fact the most comprehensive and powerful medical database in the universe: the subconscious mind.
The Body Code Is based on the principle that all structures are made of pure energy, and are therefore capable of being corrected energetically, even at a distance.
The Body Code can quickly pinpoint and correct health imbalances using proven techniques that are genuinely not found elsewhere.
In a Body Code session, the Practitioner uses muscle testing just like the Emotion Code, but Body Code uses complex mind maps which enable us to uncover underlying imbalances which encompass a much broader range than in the Emotion Code. There are imbalances that we can find in the Body Code which would not show up in an Emotion Code session. And, again, I offer sessions either using skype or phone, or face-to-face.
Put simple, the kinesiology system I described above for Emotion Code shows that we can only communicate with the Subconscious Mind with “yes” or “no” questions, but Body Code has actually created a comprehensive set of over one hundred and nineteen mind maps that allow the Healer to easily pinpoint and correct the health imbalance that exists within the client’s body at an energetic level.
In Body Code Healing, muscle testing then makes use of the Mind Maps to give the Practitioner a framework that will allow them to dig deep into the client’s Subconscious Mind and uncover even the most stubborn causes of imbalance. As is realised in holistic medicine: ‘Anything can cause anything.’ Many people who come in contact with the Body Code System are frankly amazed at what it can uncover. Often, the pain or discomfort they were feeling was caused by something that they would have never thought of, but so often they respond how much sense the Body Code finding makes. Energy imbalances, and the symptoms they produce, can be caused by such a vast range of factors. Just to give a couple of examples: a trapped emotion of resentment could be causing the pain in your shoulder; a deficiency of zinc could be causing clouded memory; exposure to heavy metal toxins could be causing chronic fatigue symptoms. And the genuine strength of Body Code Healing is that it provides the practitioner with the means to successfully tap into the client’s Subconscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind always has the correct answer.
Put simply, the secret behind Body Code healing is this: the human body is an amazing bio-computer that holds all of the answers that we need to help it function at its absolute peak. So the key question is how can we actually access this limitless healing database, how can we assess and contextualise the answers? How can we identify and release the blocks to healing and greatness?
The Body Code healing system allows us to utilize the energy-matter filed of the human body to quickly correct the health imbalances that are causing the client pain or emotional distress, the blocks that are holding the client back from the life the client was actually, really born to live: his or her highest potential?
The data-base of the Body Code allows the Practitioner to by-pass smoke-screens, deceptions and delusions, put up so often by the mind, to by-pass superimposed destructive life-scripts and hurtful past experiences; it enables the Healer to quickly identify and correct health issues with astonishing speed and success.
And the way Body Code achieves this is to combine the techniques of Muscle Testing (kinesiology) with a ground-breaking new diagnosis system that can quickly pinpoint and correct any health imbalance… from the smallest issue to the biggest problems, working with the hidden healing power of the client’s subconscious mind to achieve this.
The power of The Body Code is to move the client to become the most beautiful and complete ‘you’ possible, to discover what is holding the client back and to show, for example, how to break through abundance blocks in his or her life.
Body Code can thus enable the client to find real, lasting happiness, even if they have always felt they were born to be ill, or to fail, or to be poor, or to be lonely, even if they have always felt like something is missing. It enables the client to make the best possible decisions about their health, to move to getting the right answers, to release trapped emotions, and as each of us heals, the effect radiates, and our family generations heal, and our friends and associates heal around us. Using the Body Code system, for example, the Healer can enable the client to get rid of the nagging pain… the pain that stops them from getting out there and living life to its fullest. It can enable them to move to the freedom of limitless health and abundance, and avoid unhealthy dependence on the drug companies, or the medical industrial complex again. They can come to understand their past and its effects. They can uncover and remove inherited emotions that can cause tremendous harm. They can develop the confidence they need to always make the right decision, even if they are chronically hesitant and unsure about which direction to go. The Body Code system can pinpoint the root cause of pain or discomfort that has plagued the client for years, and often quickly correct the imbalance. The system even brings understanding of the‘electrical’ flow in the body, and how it directly relates to our ability to feel happiness and experience joy in life.
EFT: EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE
I recommend EFT (or Emotional Freedom Technique) because of its sheer rapid effectiveness in producing profound change: changes on all sorts of issues.
EFT involves tapping on acupuncture pressure points: on the side of the hand, the crown of the head, the face and upper body to balance the body’s energy system and bring about deep change in our beliefs, scripts, behaviours and outcomes. And results are generally permanent even for long-term issues.
I am most interested in using EFT to change unhelpful scripts that have been implanted into our life. For example, there’s ‘you’re not good enough’, anything you do will amount to nothing’, even if you got money it would slip through your fingers’, rich people are evil so getting money is bad’, you’ll never be as good as your cousin/brother’ ‘I need to be in a state of chronic stress and even then I will fail’ ‘money won’t come to me’ …. The list is endless. And, again, I offer sessions either using skype or phone, or face-to-face.
It is useful to consider that Eastern spirituality holds the view that our soul even chooses this particular life with these particular parents and scripts, because this is the exact life it needs to make the progress in solving and overcoming this sort of challenge.
EFT is used to help people with trauma and anxiety, to change destructive habits, to eliminate cravings, and it helps with all sorts of physical and emotional pain. It is used to heal anxiety, phobias, trauma and self-defeating patterns (as well as defeating patterns), headaches and physical tension.
An EFT session involves tapping on chosen meridian points while focussing on the problem. It is gentle and easy to learn. Usually only a few sessions are required. And once learnt, you can also continue to use it on yourself as a self-help tool.
EFT was developed by Gary Craig and is based on pioneering work by Dr Roger Callahan, an American psychologist. I find it a simple tool that helps humans clear clutter, reduce physical and emotional pain, experience ease, open the heart, expand consciousness.
A very positive feature of EFT is that it has the great strength that, once learned, it’s portable and user-friendly as a tool for clearing out emotional blocks and trauma and getting the energy flowing again in our lives. It’spowerful and quick (especially if you’re willing to feel the feelings that come up).
Basically, here’s how EFT works:
1. You choose an issue. You identify one script, problem, habit, attachment, physical ailment, situation, etc that makes you feel ill, defeated, out of balance, etc.
2. You measure the intensity on a scale of 1 to 10. Assess how bad the issue makes you feel when you tune into it, recall the memory, or feel the pain (0 being least intense; 10 being the most intense). The purpose of this step is twofold: to help you maintain your focus and mark your improvement as you do the tapping, so you can see how EFT is healing you.
3. You formulate and then repeat the ‘set-up statement’ in the format mentioned below, while tapping lightly three times (with one hand on the outside of the other hand), the place often called the ‘Karate Chop point’.Here’s a set-up statement:
“Even though I feel… (name the issue you are trying to clear here), I deeply and completely accept myself.”
4. While maintaining the focus and repeating the problem or issue, or repeating facets or extensions of it, you tap the sequence of points on the body to release emotional blocks. These points access and activate energy pathways in the body called meridians – same points where acupuncturists place needles to get the flow of energy (chi) moving again in the body.
5. You repeat the sequence until the intensity eases.
6. Then stop and take an easy breath in and out. Assess your progress by noticing how you now feel on a scale of 1-10.
7. as I said, you may repeat this piece of work three times or even longer, and over that period, the script is pushed into the litter bin of history, or the pain goes (sometimes immediately), and your personal power and creativity is freed, and you experience success or attract money – all depending what the issue was that you started out to apply EFT to.
It also has the advantage that a session can be can be either over skype or phone, or face-to-face.
Metamorphic Technique is another healing technique that I use that is so good at allowing us the space to connect more fully with our true nature and inner wisdom.
Metamorphic Technique involves a very gentle, loving touch on the feet, hands and head in a clear unconditional space where you can let go of obstacles to being you and become the powerful luminous being you were born to be.
A seed can become a tree if it’s in the right environment but it is not the soil that gives its energy to the seed. It is the roots that take. This is the important thing:
All the potential is already present in the seed.
So, Metamorphic Technique helps provide the space for our own life force to guide us and inspire us.
This is such a simple technique, so very gentle: loving touch on the feet, hands and head. This is deep healing that transforms you, just like a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. I touch certain points on your feet, hands and head which are representative of your time in the womb, right back to conception and beyond.
This is so important to realise: Stresses while we were in the womb and the way we come into the world at birth, affect how we react to situations throughout our life – and some of those patterns can vastly limit us.
People often become intrigued by the Metamorphic Technique when they are at last ready to stop putting up obstacles to the transformational energies of their own life force which is available, guiding and inspiring them to become their authentic self.
Metamorphic Technique can be given to a new-born baby, to somebody at the end of their life, and everybody in between, as it is so gentle and completely non-invasive. Metamorphic Technique is wonderful for pregnant women, children, the elderly, those going through big changes in their lives, and for those feeling stuck in some way where they are and feeling they are bigger than their life up to now or their present life. In short anybody who feels drawn to this approach.
Metamorphic Technique involves a gentle, loving touch on the feet, hands and head of the receiver. By loving I mean that we are offering an unconditional space to the person we are working on, not analysing or guiding them in a particular way. Each one of us has a particular blueprint and a reason for being alive and it is not my job as a Metamorphic Practitioner and Teacher, to decide what that should look like for another person.
Instead by coming from a place of detachment, I can provide an open space without direction where my client can come home to the ground of their own being, and decide for themselves what feels right for them. It involves no questions, no case histories, just a simple soft touch which many people find relaxing and empowering.
Many people come to receive sessions of the Metamorphic Technique because they feel drawn to it in some way. Maybe they are a crossroads in their lives and sense they need to find their answers from deep within their being, or going through a big transition of some kind or simply because it feels right.
In my own case, I came across the technique at the end of period of intense turmoil following the breakdown of my marriage. Over a number of sessions, I began to feel an increasing sense of direction which gave me the impetus to return to my native Yorkshire after 33 years, a decision which has been really good for me, although not necessarily always easy. I have come to trust my inner voice more and have the courage to act on it.
Parents can learn how to do it on their children, partners and friends can swap sessions. It can be done, anywhere and anytime. Thus it is a truly lovely healing technique, as well as possessed of immense subtle power.
The Metamorphic Technique was developed by Gaston Saint Pierre in the late 1970′s. He had spent much of his life exploring issues of consciousness and transformation and was aware of why transformation could not be intentionally ‘caused’. When he encountered the pre-natal work of Robert St John this allowed him to develop the practice he named Metamorphic Technique, placing the emphasis firmly on the importance of detachment. He founded the Metamorphic Association in 1979 and this became a registered educational charity in 1984.
We get a sense of the Metamorphic Technique by looking at nature:
A little acorn can grow into a big oak tree.
A caterpillar into a butterfly.
What happens inside the cocoon of a caterpillar? The form of the caterpillar disappears into a jelly like substance before transforming into a new form, that of a butterfly. This clearly implies that there is an intelligence and power at work that facilitates the potential of the caterpillar to transform into a new life form, being that of a butterfly. In other words, that life takes a different form. In the same way the form of life that we currently experience can also express itself in different ways.
In the practice of the Metamorphic Technique the practitioner uses a light touch on the feet, hands and head. Metamorphic Technique practitioners do not impose their will or seek to direct the recipient’s life force in any way. An environment can then emerge in which the power and intelligence, that are already inherent in the life of the person, will be the best guiding factor for the unique life that the person already is. Some people may wish to talk, whilst others prefer to be quiet. There is no need for practitioners to know about your personal or medical history. The Technique is gentle, is easy to learn and, since no special ability or background is needed, it is accessible to everyone.
Practitioners cannot predict or guarantee what will happen after a session because this depends on the uniqueness of each person’s own life force. People often feel energized or relaxed or both, however practitioners have absolutely no expectation of there being any right or wrong way for people to feel after a session.
You can have sessions in any circumstance or condition of your life. In some cases responses are immediately noticeable, while in others they are more subtle. They can range from general feelings of having more energy and confidence to improvements in physical, mental or emotional health, releasing of old habits or gradually letting go of past hurts.
People often report very significant changes in the way they see life and how they feel and think about themselves. In many cases they experience a growing sense of purpose and inner strength.
It seems people may feel drawn to the Metamorphic Technique to create more of what they need in their lives, both as individuals and in the world as a whole. Some people have described it like ‘coming home to themselves’.
It is entirely up to each person to determine the number and frequency of sessions received. Some people are happy to have just one session, while others have sessions every so often or when they feel the need.
The Metamorphic Technique is suitable for everyone in every life situation.
Anyone can learn Metamorphic Technique. The practice is very simple to learn and to use. Workshops are available to explore the technique or to deepen your understanding of it. Some want to use it just with family and friends and others wish to train to be practitioners.
Hypnotherapy is the creation of a relaxed state of focussed inner awareness which allows you to make change more easily and naturally.
You need to realise that you’re not going to be able to simply to talk yourself into feeling better from your normal thinking state, nor can you achieve this by relying on willpower.
In fact in order to make deep level changes it is necessary to engage a deeper part of our mind, which we can access through hypnotherapy. By contacting that deeper part of your mind, you are also able to find your own solutions.
So, clinical hypnotherapy involves doing therapy while the client is in a relaxed, hypnotic state, with the aim being to help create new positive responses.
At the simplest level, this involves suggestion work, anchoring peak performance states, and rehearsing desired outcomes. It is highly effective for stopping smoking, exam nerves, relaxed childbirth, fear of flying, weight loss, pain control, driving nerves etc.
Other approaches can involve hypno-healing, parts integration to deal with inner conflict, and investigating the reason for a certain behaviour.
Here is a simple list of the conditions I treat with hypnotherapy:
Weight Management (giving necessary tips for the lifestyle change as well, using BirthOrderPlus.com source)
Overcoming anxieties and Phobias
Boosting confidence and self-esteem
Fear of public Speaking
Emetophobia (fear of being sick)
Driving Test Nerves
Hypnotherapy for children
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING
And my latest fascination is on a whole body approach to nutrition, eating, weight and body issues.
Our bodies are not simply biological facts, static anatomical entities that obey scientific laws alone. They are imagined.
Eating is the key to so much of our health, happiness and success. Psychology of Eating healing effectively works with the eating challenges of our times.
It effectively works with:
Energy and Fatigue
Unwanted eating habits
Nutrition-linked health complaints.
I had come to feel strongly that the majority of nutrition programs were dry and limited in their scope. They assume you can simply tell people what to eat, what not to eat, and expect a healthy result. The fact is that so many‘slimming plans’ simply leave you to put the weight back on again pretty quickly afterwards.
What I realised was that new deep and powerful individual strategies were needed for working with weight loss.
These involve identifying for each individual, the most successful techniques for healing and transforming body image, utilising psychological tools for releasing unwanted food habits, establishing how the individual’s psychology influences over-eating or his or her digestion, immunity, and food allergies, learning the connection between the individual’s eating psychology and fatigue, learning the connection between the individual’s eating psychology and mood and depression. It is important to realise how the mind of each individual impacts thermic efficiency – our ability to calorie-burn. There’s a whole, huge, important area on the hidden connection between food, weight and sexuality. There’s a whole hidden psychology of dieting. The Psychology of Eating involves working with our Life Story as a means to transform metabolism. It is rooted in the connection between psychology, spirituality, and nutritional health.
In the sections above on my energy healing modalities, the power of the mind-body continuum is shown. Energy healing is based on the fact that we are an energy matter field where the power of our subconscious mind is vast. In the Psychology of Eating I bring this principle into play into individualised creation of optimum mind-body nutrition.
Mind Body Nutrition is an exciting new field that explores how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. It focuses on the fascinating connections between brain, body, digestion, and behaviour. It also brings to light how the social, emotional, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of life can literally and scientifically influence how we digest and assimilate a meal, and how we calorie-burn. It has developed the tools and techniques that will enable you to make a real and meaningful difference in working with excess weight, compulsive and fear driven eating, body image challenges, digestive disorders, fatigue, mood issues, immune health, and other nutrition-linked health concerns. It takes us completely out of the dated nutritional packages, the rut of ‘eat this, don’t eat that’, into a new realm where we can address all of who we are as eaters – mind, body, heart, soul, metabolism.
What I have learned to take into account in nutritional healing are such factors as:
The Effects of the Physiologic Stress Response on Nutrition and Metabolism
Relaxation Techniques that can genuinely profoundly enhance Digestion and Calorie burning
Accessing the wisdom of the enteric nervous system
Understanding the individual’s nutrition and circadian rhythm, which offers practical keys to modulating appetite
How our ‘Inner Tale’ infuses metabolism
Mind-body nutrition techniques for weight loss
There’s the surprising nutritional requirement: Pleasure
Another important nutritional requirement: Time.
There is the hidden influence of ‘Core Life Issues’ on nutritional metabolism
There’s the placebo effect and nutrition: how our thoughts influence our digestive chemistry
There’s the profound impact of the ‘Cephalic Phase Digestive Response’ on willpower
There are mind-body nutrition techniques for body image challenges
How Beliefs about Sexuality and Beauty Impact Nutritional Metabolism
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You can get in touch with me to discover a heart and soul approach to working with your individual eating concerns. Your eating disorders need to be listened to. They are asking you to be radically curious. They are calling to you to wonder, to question, to think originally. Diet is an ongoing process of learning and discovery. Eating is so profoundly individual that if any group of us were looking at the same plate of food, no two people in that group would see the same thing, or metabolise it the same way. The whole of our biology is a fantastic clockwork of precise chemical and hormonal rhythms whose timing is critical for our survival and well-being. We quite literally have less ability to digest food when our mind is improperly digesting our life experiences. I genuinely embrace the Psychology of Eating approach because it is so connected to the principles of Source, because it is so flexible in its wisdom, and because it is so individual.
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I work with clients effecting distance healings throughout the world using skype and phone.
I also work with clients face-to-face, locally, in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK