The key initiatives are to help battered women, abused children and disabled veterans to rebuild their lives. To rebuild these individual’s lives emotionally, the foundation’s goal is to educate and empower them to embrace the healing modality known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an emotional, needle free version of acupuncture that is based on new discoveries regarding the connection between your body's subtle energies, your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range of emotional, health and performance issues. It often works where nothing else will.
The following case studies show the incredible power of EFT for helping emotionally battered individuals. By empowering these three groups of individuals with this healing modality the foundation will truly be able to assist these people to take back their power and help themselves to heal themselves. Without a strong emotional base upon which to build one’s life, the future will always be precarious.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Case Studies:
Rape by a "friend"--PTSD and suicidal thoughts... by Laura Campbell
“A woman came to an EFT practitioner for serious symptoms related to a rape by a "friend" that had occurred 5 years ago. She had PTSD symptoms with suicidal thoughts and inability to be sexual with her husband of 4 years.
In the first session, I did an evaluation and told her about EFT. I asked her to make a movie (video tape) of the experience, name it and put it on my shelf. She named it "hell". I asked how she felt having this movie on my shelf and she felt scared but relieved. I use this as a containment procedure. We did several EFT rounds on the feelings of the movie being on the shelf. I asked her to leave the movie on my shelf and return in a week. I also told her that we would probably be able to complete treatment in 2-4 sessions.
Next session, I had her begin the movie and progress 1 frame at a time and processed the feelings along the way. We got through the entire scene and she was able to say she realized she didn't do anything wrong. As it was apparent there were no other negatives, I asked her if she could change the name of the movie. She said yes and changed it to "Hope". I asked her to return in 2 weeks for a check, but told her she was probably over this.
Third session, she said her husband had commented on how "nice" she had been lately and she reported she had no further symptoms of the rape. I reviewed her beginning symptoms and she marveled at how she had progressed. I went back and tested with the statement "Even though I was raped..." and no reaction. I tested "even though I was raped by someone I thought was my friend" and she had hurt at a SUDS 3-processed this in 2 rounds and she was fine. I told her I had promised 2-4 sessions and it was 3 and she was finished. She reported that she thought I was crazy when I told her that in the beginning because she was sure it would take lots more therapy. She left my office bubbly.” Submitted to www.emofree.com by Laura Campbell, BCSW
War Trauma by Crystal Hawk
“A young man named Kevin (not his real name) was brought to me by his Canadian live-in girl friend. He was a Peace Keeper in the UK Army for 18 months in Bosnia and has been suffering with terrible nightmares almost nightly since his release. For the 7 months he stayed in England and for the 5 years he’s been in Canada he’s suffered from these flashbacks and nightmares as well as deep anxiety. He is currently seeing both a psychiatrist and a therapist for various problems but has never dealt with this issue.
Kevin was born into a military family. With both parents serving as officers in various armies - one in the UK and one in Canada - he was raised by his maternal grandmother in the UK. She was a loving person and his early life was quite happy. To help him defend himself against his two younger, but much larger, brothers he was taught Judo at an early age and knew that he had the power to kill with his hands since that time. But he’s never used this ‘skill’ at any time.
He attended the finest Military Academy in England, possibly in the world, and upon graduation, with his two best friends, Jim and Joe, he enlisted in the Bosnia Peace Corps. His worst recurring nightmare was seeing Jim being demolished by a land mine. Other nightmares involved witnessing horrendous atrocities.
I followed your technique (on the "6 Days at the VA" tape) and he quickly came down from a 1000 to 10 to 7 to 1. At that point he could tell me about Jim’s death without an emotional charge. And he could describe the other horrendous scenes as well.Then I had him use the Tapas technique [TAT] to eliminate his core belief that he was meant to live a military life and that it was a good life for him. This allowed him to forgive all of the people/media/etc. who had given him this belief. At one point he called out “John Wayne!”.
I realized the moment he left my office that now that he was free of this overwhelming memory and anxiety he probably would get in touch with his own guilt for some of the horrendous actions he took while in Bosnia. And that, of course, is exactly what happened. He says we don’t realize that Peace Keepers are often in hand to hand combat. In the following session he dealt with his own guilt for actions taken to protect his men and his own life. He also dealt with some more personal family guilt and came to a 1 very easily.
At the third session he reported that he was sleeping wonderfully with no nightmares and that when he did wake he knew exactly where he was and what was going on. He was definitely in the present. He said he felt so much more creative, more focused with no distractions in his head and he felt he could get on with his life. Canada Day has just taken place on July 1st and for the first time he could watch and listen to the fireworks with enjoyment and without thinking it was possible artillery.
Note: Several months after Crystal wrote the above, she received this letter from her client..."I want to thank you for the peace I feel every night when I close my eyes knowing that the memories of the terrible things I've seen and done in my tour in Bosnia will not bother me. Thank you for my peace of mind."
Using EFT for a cocaine addiction by Utahna Tassie, LMT, EFT-ADV
My client, whom I’ll call Bernice, called me out of the phone book crying and sounding really drugged. She said she wanted to get off of cocaine so that she could get her 8-year-old son back in her custody, because he needed her. He was having problems pooping in his pants at school and was missing a lot of school. Her mother had custody of him, but he wanted to be with his own Mom.
He was really depressed and not doing well at all. She said she had no friends and even her mother had turned against her. She had called several people in the phone book and they all wanted to charge her an arm and a leg for their services. She didn't have any money at the moment but was supposed to be getting some soon. She was also taking oxycontin (for pain resulting from 2 car accidents and several health problems) and she couldn't drive when using it. She had to be able to get her son to school, or the courts wouldn't let her have him back.
I tapped with her for about 20 minutes on the phone as I explained where the points were and that she needed to repeat everything I said, doing the best that she could. I told her that the best thing she could do for her son was to get herself well, then he could stop worrying about her. His worrying was probably the cause of his pooping accidents. I said, “Bernice, I want you to use whatever hand that is free to tap on the side of your other hand while you repeat some phrases after me.” (I forgot to get a level of intensity, but I knew she had to be a 10 on a scale of 0 to 10.)
Karate Chop Point: Even though I have this strong craving for cocaine… Even though I have this strong craving for cocaine, and I don't know how I'm going to stop it, I totally love and accept myself, and I'm getting help now.
Eyebrow: This craving for cocaine
Side of Eye: This strong craving
Under Eye: This expensive craving
Under Nose: This craving that's costing me my family
Chin: This constant craving
Collarbone: This bad habit that's costing me my life
Under Arm: This constant cocaine craving
Top of Head: I choose to have peace around this issue
Karate Chop Point: Even though I still have some of this craving, I'm a good person inside and I'm safe right now … Even though I still have some of this craving for cocaine (fill in your own drug), I know that God loves me and I forgive myself for losing control … Even though I STILL have a desire to numb my pain with drugs, I'm open to finding a more acceptable way to cope.
Eyebrow: This remaining cocaine craving
Side of Eye: This remaining craving for my favorite drug
Under Eye: This remaining desire for drugs to cover up my anxiety and sadness
Under Nose: This remaining craving
At this point, Bernice said that the craving was completely gone. That she didn't want it at all, and was done with it. I said that was great and that we could move on to some other issues. But this time, she just needed to tap one point for each phrase and I just moved through the phrases as they popped into my head (all based on the life story that she had given me in our first chat).
Even though I've had this expensive, illegal habit that caused me to steal, I forgive myself and I'm ready to take responsibility for my life.
I accept myself and my children, even though we all have lots of big problems to deal with.
Even though I've totally screwed up my life and my son's life, and my daughter's life, I love my children completely and I forgive myself.
Even though I'm so sad and lonely since my boyfriend's death, I know he's with me in spirit.
Even though I'm full of anger and hatred for the person who killed my sweetheart, I forgive myself and some part of me would like to forgive them.
I'm so lonely I could die, but I am now allowing myself to meet new friends.
Even though I'm so afraid of what might happen to me and my son with nobody to support us, I'm a really good person and I'm going to allow God to show me a new and better way now.
Bernice became very quiet, and then said, “Oh my God! That is so weird! Something really crazy is happening. I feel like something just took over my body - like every cell of my body is cleaner!
Recently I met Bernice briefly at her attorney's office very close to my house and gave her a printed copy of the EFT Manual. I didn't know at the time that she couldn't read. When she got home, she called me and volunteered to flush her stash down the toilet (which she did while I was on the phone) and then crushed her pipe after we hung up. I know she's being honest with me. That's one of her greatest strengths. Bernice says that her son is healed! Well, not completely, but he is 99% better! We have only done one short surrogate tapping for him (for pooping his pants.)” submitted to the www.emofree.com website by Utahna Tassie