Anger Management is a very important skill for returning troops and their families, as well as those who want to help them.
In my experience, rage happens when a person had to endure situations that are unforgivable, inexcusable and that violate what he/she believes in.
I have yest to see a soldier that is not outraged about something that he saw, was exposed to , did or couldn’t prevent from happening.
Even though EFT can take the charge out of those memories, in my experience, there are three steps necessary to truly heal rage:
Acknowledgement of what happened without judgment
Releasing the intensity with EFT tapping
Transformation of the experience, to find a deeper meaning and new purpose.
Please click on the link below to listen to the EFT Tapping podcast interview with Ingrid Dinter, conducted by Jondi Whitis from TapFest Radio
Asking for help is almost impossible for many Veterans. And it seems to be more acceptable for the military to see their traumatized veterans self medicate with alcohol and drugs, than to give them access to information that can help them heal and be strong again.Read More
We need to rethink the support that we offer the Veterans and returning troops, and include helping and supporting those who are currently carrying the majority of the load: The Families, military buddies, friends and community members. New healing techniques that don’t require a background in mental health, but rather focus on the soldier’s description of war trauma as a symptom of the soul are necessary.Read More
When I first started working with Veterans, I was stunned to find out how hard it was to reach out and offer even a free EFT session. No matter who I talked to, The VAs and Vet Centers, VFWs and many military and non military veterans organizations, there was no interest. I was usually recognized for my willingness to help, and then people didn’t know what to doo with me and the offer.Read More
I just received the email below from Chris Hagey. Chris has started www.probonoforsoldiers.com to offer free services to returning servicemembers and their families. It was a project that was created with much idealism, and other practitioners signed up to help. However, after two years, she is now closing the website, as the response from soldiers and their families has been rather minimal. Most of us healing practitioners are struggling with reaching out effectively. Here are some thoughts that came through my experience of introducing hundreds of soldiers to EFT.Read More
Many Veterans have a deeply ingrained feeling of betrayal and anger about it. As a healing practitioner, it is important that we honor and acknowledge this experience and feeling. Betrayal has many faces, but no matter what someone has experienced, he or she will most likely feel anger and rage about it. When a Veteran begins to talk about feeling betrayed, it is important not to judge, but to listen with compassion and confirm the betrayal.Read More
The time frame for Veterans healing sessions should, be as customized as possible to the individuals needs. Veterans healing is very different, depending on what a person has been through, and what the needs are. As an interfaith minister, independent life coach and registered, alternative provider with the NH board for mental health practice (the…Read More
When I first came across Gary Craig’s EFT in early 2002, I immediately recognized it as not just a new and powerful approach to healing that can be used by laypersons all over the world, as well as by practitioners and healing professionals, but also the beginning of a healing movement as has never been seen before.Read More
Most Veterans cases that I work with with EFT coaching are very complex, spanning over childhood trauma, often abuse, neglect, abandonment, through trauma with peers, boot camp, war experience, returning home and all the relationship and every day issues that result from this. It never fails to surprise me to see how thoroughly and lastingly we can help with EFT. I hope that the following case also makes a strong argument that working with Veterans requires extensive experience in EFT and knowledge and understanding about war trauma, in addition to having done one’s own “homework”, so that the stories we work with don’t trigger us as practitioners.Read More