Nature versus Nurture: Can we control our response to stress?

Epigenetics and the “new” biology defines how our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs create our body’s conditions, ranging from health to disease. Since only 1% of disease is due to genetic defects, the remaining 99% is directly attributable to the environment and our nervous system’s perception of the environment.

In the recent World Summit on Integrative Medicine, Dr. Bruce Lipton shared the latest findings on stress and how our environment and our thoughts are 99% of what contributes to our health or disease.

He says stress is recognized to be the primary source of disease and responsible for up to 90% of all doctor office visits.

“It is now known that our thoughts, whether right or wrong, actually change our biology.”

The Buddha said, “What we think, we become.” Epigenetics is now saying, “What you are thinking is translated into chemistry, which will determine what you will become.”

What it represents is this: the influences of our thoughts are translated into chemistry, which leads to inappropriate or unproductive behavior and to what we call disease.”

Since our thoughts and beliefs have a powerful physical effect on our health and well-being, it is safe to say “stress matters”. We can’t just look at it as “part of life” but more how we can quickly and easily release it from our minds and bodies as it appears.

Negative thinking and limiting beliefs slow us down, keep us stuck, and stop our healing process. Our emotional blockages not only hold us back, but literally block the flow of healing energy.

Our upcoming TFT Well-Being Retreat will address stress at its source. We will begin by assessing our level of stress and overall health, then take the time to de-stress using simple self-applied tools we can take home with us.

During the retreat, we will learn how to:

  • move past our conditioning and respond rather than react
  • release the toxicity of stored emotions
  • identify and neutralize toxins and substances that trigger self-sabotage

Research has been demonstrating the incredible physiological as well as psychological effects that Tapping has on our emotions and our body. The physical action of Tapping on the meridians, calms the amygdala and the fight or flight response, balancing our autonomic nervous systems.

PLUS the identification of specific blocks and the ability to remove them has the power to release our limiting beliefs and negative thinking and replace it with positive ones.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, and finished with feeling tired and sick of non-stop stress, join me for life transformative five days in our new TFT Well-Being Retreat.

And, while we de-stress and decompress you will experience one of the greatest support tools to breathe easier. We will learn to meditate with ease, using precision technology – taking all of the effort out of it, leaving us with just the benefits. Join others just like you in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to relax, renew, and transform your life.

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We can now reach into our genetic programming and turn ON healing genes – achieving stunning results we didn’t even think were possible just a few decades ago.

So, if you want to experience vibrant health, if you want to be able to trust your body, to feel strong and confident, to help it heal…

Join me Sept. 11-16 in Virginia at our TFT Well-Being Retreat where the focus is on your issues that effect your ability to relax and are restricting your well-being and limiting your quality of life.

TFT Goes to Medical School, Universities, Psychiatric Associations and the Corporate World in Japan

AyameAyame Morikawa, PhD, TFT VT and president of the Japanese Association for Thought Field Therapy has made huge inroads into mainstream health care systems in Japan. She shares some of these accomplishments with us.

In Japan, TFT Algorithm and Diagnostic Level Trainings have been officially approved as continuing education credits for clinical psychologists.

We have opportunities to give presentations at the Family Therapy Society’s Conference as well as presentations at the Psychiatric Association’s and the Health Promotion Medical Society’s this year.

TFT was chosen as one of the most effective trauma treatments in the world, and I am going to give presentations at medical schools and dedicate an article on TFT for an academic trauma treatment publication.

I have been teaching TFT at a medical school, and we will put TFT into psychology classes at universities this year, so students can learn TFT at colleges and can be certified as TFT Partners, our new program for human services.

We would like to develop the same programs to other Asian countries.

I have been recently introduced as a human resource advisor to give training to young employees at a large architectural company.

I use TFT to make a dramatic decrease of depression cases and a high turnover. TFT enhanced the performance of employees and career development.

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(Sorry, it is Japanese only.)

The Japanese Association for TFT is currently in the process of officially establishing a non-profit General Incorporated Associations that is like an NPO.

I would deeply appreciate your support, and I am proud of those who make continuous contributions for Rwandans and those who need help.

We gratefully acknowledge all of Ayame’s years of hard work and persistence in sharing TFT in the professional health care field.

The healing of trauma

The healing of trauma is becoming more and more important – WHY?

  • Traditionally recognized reasons:
    • PTSD and symptoms including fear often develop
    • Long-term and chronic health issues – lowered HRV
    • Decreased quality of life – nightmares, anxiety, anger
    • Overall negative effect on society – cycle of violence
  • Additional reasons that may be relevant:
    • Dramatic rise in trauma around the world
    • NewTrauma of Life is PASSED DOWN in SPERM – affects our children and even our grandchildren (see below)

The TFT Foundation’s documentary, From Trauma to Peace, is in the end stages of post-production.  An early version will be premiered at the ACEP Conference in Arizona at the end of this month.  Attend and be the first to see this ground breaking work and hear from the many Rwandans whose lives have been transformed.  To view our new trailer, go to:  www.TFTFoundation.org.

The model it presents is a model for large scale trauma relief that can be implemented anywhere in the world.  If we hope to find peace in this world, it is becoming clearer every day that we must begin healing the trauma in our lives.  This latest study shows us the health of our future generations depend on this healing.

How the trauma of life is passed down in SPERM, affecting the mental health of future generations:

  • The changes are so strong they can even influence a man’s grandchildren
  • They make the offspring more prone to conditions like bipolar disorder

Read more, article by Emma Innes.

TFT and Pain Relief

Wall Street Journal article says “Top Pain Scientist Fabricated Data in Studies, Hospital Says”

“The anesthesiologist allegedly faked data in 21 studies on the use of various painkillers, including Vioxx”.

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Pain is the most common symptom for which older adults, those aged 65 and older, visit their doctor. The older adult population is rapidly increasing as the baby boomers age.

Inadequate pain relief is one of the top reasons people experience a reduced quality of life. The medications are usually toxic leading to many complications and side-effects, even death. Individuals on blood thinners can’t even take most medications for physical pain and are left with little or no option for their pain relief.

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a highly effective, drug-free and non-invasive way to reduce or eliminate even chronic pain without the risk of medications.

With the known risks of painkillers, the fraud appearing regularly in the studies of these painkillers, suggesting unknown risks, we need to help pain sufferers learn and use safer methods for managing their pain.

Length of relief from pain, per occurrence, is also important to the sufferer.

In a study, TFT provided longer relief than that experienced from pain medications. (A free copy of this study is available here).

It makes economic and reasonable sense that we use a natural, risk-free process for pain relief and management, first, before we spend large sums of money for medications with known side-effects and unknown risks.

To learn more about this safe alternative for pain management, click here.

The study mentioned above is available as a free download.

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“Memory Erasing Drug” Is Unnecessary With TFT

Henry Markram: Brain research & ICT futures

Johns Hopkins researchers who last week announced they are laying the groundwork for a drug that erases traumatic memories have created a storm of controversy over whether the drug will involuntarily erase other useful memories or even alter a person’s life experience. Rather than wait for a controversial drug in the future, today’s trauma victims will find a simpler solution to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in “tapping”—a therapeutic treatment developed 30 years ago by Dr. Roger Callahan.

With Thought Field Therapy, tapping removes the negative emotions tied to the memory—but not the memory itself.

By tapping on various body touch-points in a specific sequence—under the eye and on the collarbone, for instance—TFT stimulates the body’s energy pathways similar to acupuncture, releasing stress, anxiety and emotions that are “stored” in the brain’s “thought field.”

Thousands of years ago, the Chinese mapped the body’s energy pathways and developed ways to eliminate pain and promote physical healing by using acupuncture to manipulate energy flows along these meridians. In the same way, TFT shows that these pathways can be accessed in order to heal emotional distress.

When using TFT for post-traumatic stress disorder, patients really don’t know how they have changed. They only know they are no longer bothered by the memory.

In other words, a patient’s life experience remains intact—but gone is the emotional wound, sometimes undetected, that causes lasting psychological and physical aftereffects such as anxiety, depression, a continual feeling of illness, even nightmares and hallucinations. In layman’s terms, TFT affects how the brain compiles information about the traumatic event by changing the coding system the brain uses to store the negative emotions.

Most importantly, TFT does no harm—while the idea of a “memory erasing drug” gave mental health professionals and ethics specialists pause. Quoted on their opinion of the Johns Hopkins research in The Baltimore Sun, some said loss of other memories—which can be called dementia when someone loses too much of their past—could occur if scientists produce a drug designed to selectively eliminate a single traumatic memory.

“Pills aren’t necessary to remove the negative effects of trauma,” says Dr. Roger Callahan, “and could even be dangerous if they accidentally erase other memories that are needed to function.”

Rape victims, war refugees, victims of traumatic surgeries, Haitian earthquake survivors—even soldiers returning from Afghanistan—have used TFT to get relief after all other methods have failed.

The International Journal of Emergency Mental Health reported on a 2006 study by PhD psychologist Caroline Sakai who used the tapping treatment with orphans of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The outcomes of Sakai’s study, summarized in the Journal, exceed those of any previous peer-reviewed study of PTSD treatment in terms of speed, degree of effectiveness, and percentage of subjects who were helped.

And Guy Marriott, who trains British Special Forces in the Congo and provides security for international aid organizations in places like the Sudan, Zimbabwe and Haiti, trains his entire force in TFT as a fast, effective, cross-cultural technique for hostile environments.

The technique is also used by professional practitioners around the world who recognize it as an ethically sound, long-term solution to PTSD. Not only that but the technique is inexpensive and does not require patients to spend weeks in a therapist’s office.

If you would like to explore how TFT can help you please visit our home page and start with our free guide on beating stress and anxiety.

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I Just Tapped and Walked Away

Thought Field Therapy and Bullying

By Dr. Victoria Yancey, TFT, Dx, United States

“You are fat, stupid and ugly.” This is just one example of the taunting that some students endure from peers and classmates.

These and other harmful statements are instances of bullying. Bullying is a form of violence. It is negative, aggressive and unwanted behaviors to cause harm, hurt or humiliation. It is anything that hurts another person, when things are repeatedly said or done to have power over that individual.

There are many types of bullying. There is racial bullying, sexual bullying and cyber-bullying. Bullying includes name calling, saying or writing derogatory comments, purposely excluding an individual from activities, spreading lies and rumors, ignoring, threatening, doing anything to make another person feel uncomfortable or scared, stealing or damaging belongings of others, kicking, hitting, slapping, making someone do things they do not want to do.

When Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was taught to a group of students they reported using TFT when confronted with the violence of being picked on or bullied.

Children handle being bullied in many different ways. Those who are bullied are subject to peer pressure. Sometimes they end up doing something they really do not want to do in order to “fit in” hoping that the bullying will stop.

Those who are bullied often feel pain, fear or hurt. They lose self-confidence and feel lonely, scared and sad. They sometimes do not feel safe at school, home or at play and often have poor grades in school. They may suffer from depression, headaches, stomach aches and other health problems, and they may also have thoughts of suicide. Some feel it necessary to fight or bring a gun or weapon to school to stop the hurt of being bullied.

I worked with a group of middle school students who felt they where being bullied. The students where referred to me by their parents because they where getting into trouble in school. Many of the students were receiving declining or failing grades. Some of the students had either experienced detentions or suspensions, in or outside of school, for fighting. Read more

Mary Lou Dobbs – Living Life Full Throttle

Overcome Sense of Being “Stuck” – Learn to Live Life “Full-Throttle”

“I accidentally removed my hand from the motorcycle throttle while in first gear. The next instant I was slammed onto the garage floor, the air knocked out of me, with a 500-pound motorcycle covering my body…

The owner anxiously asked, ‘Are you still going to buy it?’ I jumped up, dusted off my jeans and responded, ‘Absolutely!’ ”

This dramatic story of a sudden and spontaneous motorcycle purchase opens “Repotting Yourself, Financial-Emotional-Spiritual Flow”, the second and newest book by award-winning sales professional Mary Lou Dobbs.

The motorcycle incident is the catalyst for the 60-year-old Dobbs’s journey of profound personal transformation. Despite all of her substantial professional achievements and financial security, she realizes she is actually living a self-imposed “root-bound” life dedicated to staying small and fitting in.

When she learns to embrace change, rewrite her life story, release fears, be conscious of her intentions, words and actions and activate her “fun meter,” she moves in a direction of flow and ease and begins to live life “full-throttle.” Her business thrives in this prolonged recession, even while she writes “Repotting Yourself” full time, and she attracts an editor and publisher for the book with minimal effort.

In turbulent times, when so many are working harder and longer – with a sense of being frustrated and “stuck” – Dobbs’s story inspires readers to discover how they can transform their own lives.

Mary Lou Dobbs has always been a high achiever and Number One in her chosen field of insurance sales. At Lincoln National Life, she became the only woman in the company’s 75-year history to win a national sales contest. During her eight-year tenure with Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank and financial institution in the United States, Dobbs functioned as a master coach, working with bank presidents and managers to embrace change and then coach and mentor their own employees. When she assumed the position of senior vice president of the company’s new Insurance Department, she became the top national salesperson six consecutive years in a row.

The innovations she introduced to transform what she calls “a stodgy bank culture” included building and reinforcing employee self-esteem through coaching sessions, goal setting, praise and power phrases — which successfully transitioned bankers into a dynamic sales culture.

Before writing “Repotting Yourself…” this outstanding professional, keynote speaker, coach, seminar leader and owner of the Albuquerque, NM-based firm, Executive Benefit Strategies penned “The Cinderella Salesman” (Farnsworth: Rockville Centre, NY, 1982).  Endorsed by Og Mandino, and with a forward by the then president of Lincoln Financial, Ean M. Rowland, it was a pioneering guide to building a career in sales.

Pink Therapy Embraces TFT

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I’ve no idea how much contact TFTers have had with gay people, but I’ve been asked to share a little of my work here in the UK.

I’ve spent almost 30 years (pretty much my entire professional career as a therapist) specialising in working with gender and sexual minority clients and about a decade ago I established what is now the largest independent therapy organisation in the UK which aims to offer nonpathologising therapies to gender and sexual minority clients.

Many of you will know this group as LGBT or LGBTIQ or something similar (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning), although our remit is broader than just these groups.

Traditionally lesbian, gay and bisexual people have higher levels of mental health distress than heterosexuals, they experience higher levels of depression and anxiety and of alcohol and drug misuse (King & McKeown 2003) and parasuicide and deliberate self harm is also significantly higher (King et al 2008). This is probably due to living within a society which privileges heterosexuality and pathologises same sex desires and relationships.

I was somewhat stunned by recent British research (Bartlett et al 2009) who found that 1:6 of their sample of 1328 of counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists had agreed to enter contracts for reducing same sex desires and 4% had agreed to help cure people of their homosexuality, despite homosexuality being removed from the manual as a mental illness in 1994 by WHO and in 1983 by the American Psychiatric Association) DSM III. Read more

TFT and Dolphins – An Amazing Experience

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I have had a most amazing experience, so very similar to when I actually had the opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

One of our Diagnostically trained TFT practitioners is the owner and developer of Virtual Dolpin Therapy which she offers in her spa, La Quinta Healing Arts. Brenda Burger, uses her TFT skills with the Virtual Dolphin Therapy to provide a wonderful healing experience. She often taps the client with the appropriate TFT sequence before they lay down for their dolphin experience.

She explains:

Virtual Dolphin Therapy www.virtualdolphintherapy.com a multi sensory treatment like no other.  Enjoy the sound of the ocean, dolphin echo locations, incredibly relaxing music and up close and personal high definition dolphin footage all while lying on a sound wave table designed to send music and sound as vibrations through the body. Come in and experience our treatment.  With deep respect we have invited the ambassadors of the deep the cetacean nation to be our tour guides as we journey into the deep and beyond, experiencing virtual experiences of profound beauty and imagination.

Virtual Dolphin Therapy therapy will be shown on the “The Doctors” TV show www.thedoctorstv.com on Monday February the 16th.  Check web site for times shown in your area.”

See for yourself and watch her on the new TV show, The Doctors.

New Frontiers with TFT

We just returned from an exciting and stimulating meeting of TFT VT (Voice Technology) practitioners.  While not all were able to attend, we had practitioners from South America, Japan, Europe, and the USA. 

 

We met in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, where we enjoyed the air, the waves and the heavenly beauty of Hawaii. We all presented interesting and challenging cases, new ideas and works in progress.  I shared my current work on the ELECTRIC THEORY OF CANCER. and the development of (currently) 15 unique and powerful ways that TFT can help people who have cancer.

 

We heard about new organizational structures, a new journal featuring TFT, the latest research and humanitarian efforts and some amazing case studies with TFT and cancer, rare neurological disorders, autism, coma’s, and life changing work with prisoners. Many of these cases were considered hopeless by the attending medical practitioners and fully documented with medical records and tests.  They demonstrate the true power of TFT, nature’s healing system.  Watch upcoming issues of the Thought Field and the UPdate for details of these cases and happenings in 2009.  

 

When we returned from Honolulu I found the mail waiting for me.  The NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST NEWSPAPER was the first item.  The headline on the front page identified a recent study confirming what I have been working on, relieving mental stress helps cancer patients.  I will go into more detail in my next post.