When helping Veterans, we have to be extremely mindful not to expose them to unintentional triggers. Depending on the trauma that someone has been through, even a change I voice, a picture of a depressed person or certain sounds or smells can trigger flashbacks and intrusive thoughts and cause startling and fear. EFT is an amazing tool to release the intensity of traumatic memories, negative beliefs and even related physical symptoms. However, without insights into the military mindset and world, we are risking exposing veterans to traumatizing situations unknowingly, as well as not reading their signs properly and missing out on important clues that would have helped them better.Read More
I was a driver on convoys in Croatia and Bosnia in early 90’s before the Dayton Agreement. It took 6 years for the PTSD, Combat Stress etc… to go full throttle on my brain, body and soul, the latter being the worst in my opinion. More than fifteen years has past and I am still fucked up, but not nearly as bad. I decided to tap on a panic attack that I had in the middle of the night. After five minutes, I felt no pain, not in my body not in my soul.
I actually fell asleep. I can only say that I tapped my way out of it. Next day, I woke up and had a great day. I am going to continue to tap and free myself from the ghosts that haunt all of us.Read More
I believe that we need to change the way we think about war exposure, and acknowledge that nobody comes back unchanged.
Nobody comes back unchanged – nobody should have to deal with this alone.
We don’t have to get EFT into the VA in order to make this great healing tool accessible for Veterans. We can find personal ways to reach out and share EFT with military families and troops and help them heal from trauma on a one by one basis.Read More
When I started offering free services to servicemen and -women, it struck me how low the response was. e as EFT coaches have to earn the trust and respect one person at a time. Knowing EFT alone does not help a Veteran feel safe with us. Understanding the value of honor and sacrifice in the military mindset is extremely important. I have seen Vietnam veterans step forward with astounding courage, once they realized that their healing would help “the guys that are coming home now”. If we EFT Tapping coaches see ourselves on a mission greater than the individual sessions, helping those whose lives have been impacted by war and training, and finding ways to do good for many, then we will be able to communicate this mission easily and get others excited and grateful, too.Read More
Robert and I did another EFT session on numerous of the issues he has been through as a Vietnam combat medic and paramedic. I just received this email from him: “I’m singing the praises of you and EFT everywhere I go… Amazing. I’m down to 1 and a half vicodine a day; when I met…Read More
Gordon, a Vietnam Veteran, suffers from insomnia and nightmares, hyper vigilance, numbness, feelings of undeservingness and low self esteem, loss of interest, lack of energy and angry outbursts.
Even though Gordon received medication from the VA, he was still haunted by traumatic memories from Vietnam, which made his life very difficult. With EFT, he relaeased the trauma of an almost fatal parachute jump.
Many Soldiers feel that the life they are supposed to live when they come home feels rather irrelevant and boring. The decisions are banal, and the adrenaline that they are so used to, can’t be used in every day life. with EFT, we can safely tap and release the adrenaline to a normal and appropriate level.Read More
In Theater, many soldiers experience a kind of adrenaline rush and freedom in a way that is rather impossible to have at home. After returning home, many soldiers report that they feel like everything here is in slow motion. There is no adrenaline rush, and the importance of many everyday decisions seems to be irrelevant, even ridiculous. With EFT, we can help relax and adjust in a surprising and appropriate way.Read More