Catherine contacted me with this beautiful story about how she helped her children adjust to a new school and a whole new country ~ Suzanne EFT is so magic in my life. My family and I have just moved to London on the 3rd of September after living 5 years in Spain. Being just for few weeks in a new country, new place, making new friends was very hard for my twins. They were “only” able to speak Italian, Spanish or Catalan, so when they started school, they were crying their heart out everyday; it was so hard for me and for them. So I decided to do some surrogate tapping on there behalf. I was so sad and desperate to be able to help them settling down. What came out was that they were scared that I will go back to Spain again but without them, they were afraid because no grown up was able to communicate with them, luckily enough there was some Italian kids who was translating. I started doing EFT on Francesco, about his fear of having no friends, be without his mother, not being able to communicate with grown up. After few rounds, all his fears collapsed and now he is an happy bunny, enjoying going to school every day. Well, for my other boy Antonio, it was an different matter. Basically he had the same fear as his brother but on top of it, what most upset him was the fact that he was frustrated: of not being able to communicate, ( he said nobody love me at school because my heart is too big, and because I am Italian) not being able to be heard, ( he didn”t want to go to school – why nobody listen to him -and me […]
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In August 2009 Sally-Ann came to see me about cravings.At the time I asked her to bring along the food that was her weakest vice. This was pringles. As this was over year ago I can’t remember all the details but she came along with her pringles. When we began her desire for the pringles with them just sitting on the table was 8 out of 10, with 10 being ‘I have to have them now’ 0 being ‘I don’t want them at all’. I refer to this as her SUDS (Subjective Unit of Distress) level. After the first round her desire went down to a 6, the next round a 5 then a 3 then a 1 and finally she had no desire for them at all. All of this was just with the pringles sitting on the table.rnrnWhen we opened the packet everything changed and her desire shot up to a 12. She didn’t have one, but we tapped again. On the first round it continued to escalate to a 15, she was salivating at this point. In my experience, when this happens the next round I know will be below where she started as she is tuning more into the problem.This round went something like “Even though I’m salivating for these pretzels, I completely accept myself” with the reminder phrase “salivating for these pretzels”. Now her desire dropped to about a 9. It was still high, but lower than her starting point. We continued on until her SUDS was a zero on the smell. All she could smell was chemicals at this point, the pringles smell just wasn’t there.rnrnI encouraged her to taste a little to see if she could get her desire up more. She actually licked the pringle and it tasted ‘like sawdust’. By the […]
Interview with Almira Amazing healing artist in Cape Town by Suzanne Zacharia When I met Almira, I was intrigued. We met by happy coincidence when Almira arrived at a Reiki workshop I was running. Her gentle manner and enthusiasm are endearing, and she explained that she is moving in a new direction in life, that of channeled art. I had heard of automatic writing before, but channeled art was new to me. I asked Almira for an interview and am delighted that she has accepted. 1. Tell me Almira, which came first for you, the art or the spiritual side of things? The Spiritual. After my divorce I bought a tarot deck which also inspired me to start my own range of fairy decorative artworks. The more I searched for spirituality the more I wanted to create. I found myself when ever I had free time I was either reading spiritual books or creating some form of art. I was very much attracted to fantasy art, the more imaginative and glitter the better. In the past I could only admire other artists art and never dreamed of me being an artist one day but yet it was something my heart yearned for, but my ego was telling me different, like 1) I don’t have enough energy left to go study art at university 2) I had to work from an young age to keep the pot boiling so where on earth would I get the money to pay for studies and keep the pot boiling. 3) And I don’t have years to work on an professional career I needed money now. In my mind there was an zero chance for me to study never mind studying art was out of the question because in my mind all artists only become […]
I love the way that EFT tapping puts you in charge of food cravings. In that way, it truly turns the tables on the craving that used to control you, and you get in the driving seat of your appetite. If EFT is unfamiliar to you as yet, it stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and it involves tapping with two fingers on special cravings acupressure points whilst tuning into the craving. EFT has been scientifically proven to reduce food cravings, and so despite how strange it may look, it works. The really nice thing about using EFT is that it is easy and does not involve a battle of willpower. Let me illustrate, and then you can have a better idea what it is like. “Liesl” came to see me for weight loss. I asked her to bring with her some naughty foods that she normally finds hard to resist. Liesl obliged with a huge slab of chocolate and a bag of chewy sweets. As instructed, Liesl made sure not to skip a meal before seeing me, as the EFT works best when we are not literally starving hungry. At the beginning of the session, she was nervous, not knowing quite what to expect. But it was actually very easy; and it took only 15 minutes for her to be released from these cravings. We started by working on the sweets, which were her favourites. I asked her to rate on a scale from 10 to 0 what number sweets desire she had. This was an 8, and we started tapping statements beginning with Setups such as the following. “Even though I have this sweets desire, I accept myself anyway”. “Even though they are my favourites, I accept myself anyway”. “Even though I don”t want to deprive myself of this […]
EFT Class Cape Town Workshops Emotional Freedom “Linda” is a client who asked me for exercise motivation. She used to go to the gym regularly with her husband, who was a great inspiration for her. However, he had become de-motivated himself and stopped attending. Linda, having been introduced to the gym by her husband whom she loved very much, became disheartened and stopped going to the gym herself. She also needed confidence to say Hello and chat to people who know her at the gym. Previously, her husband had been the one to facilitate all social activity and she could simple join in when she felt like it. Without him at her side, she felt too much under the spotlight to go to the gym on her own and have to manage conversations alone. How Linda from Cape Town Became Motivated with Emotional Freedom In our session, I chose to use a visualization of going to the gym alone. At the beginning, Linda could visualise herself getting in the car with her gym kit but could not see herself at the gym. So we tapped statements such as the following. “Even though he is my rock and my inspiration and I feel disappointed going without him, I accept myself anyway.” “Even though I don’t know how to start a conversation or who to say hello to, I accept myself anyway.” “Even though I don’t know how to catch someone’s eye to say hello and what to say if they respond, I accept myself anyway.” We tapped and laughed and yawned, both good EFT releases, until finally, Linda could see herself working out at the bike in the gym and saying Hello to someone she knew. I gave her the aim of staying at the gym for 30-45 minutes, to help […]