Masha's Self-Help Toolbox: #3 See Hear Feel

Masha is presenting a series of short videos on simple and effective tools for self-help, emotional regulation and stress management.
You can download a handout describing the See Hear Feel technique here:
This is one of my favourite simple relaxation exercises, using our senses (sight, hearing, physical touch/sensations) to help calm the mind chatter and relax the body. This exercise is said to be created by Betty Erickson, wife of the famous hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, and is sometimes known as “Betty Erickson Induction”. Similar principles have also been used for in some meditation practices since ancient times.
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EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a reasonably brand-new discovery and a fast-evolving treatment within the area of Energy Psychology which is catching the attention of therapists, researchers, fortune-tellers as well as lay people.

Frequently referred to as "Psychological acupressure", the technique works by releasing obstructions within the power system which are the resource of emotional strength and pain. These obstructions in our power system, in addition to testing us emotionally, typically result in restricting ideas as well as practices and a failure to live life sympathetically. Resulting signs and symptoms are either emotional and/ or physical and also consist of lack of confidence and self esteem, sensation stuck nervous or depressed, or the development of compulsive as well as addicting practices. It is also now finally commonly approved that emotional disharmony is a key consider physical symptoms as well as dis-ease as well as for this reason these techniques are being thoroughly made use of on physical problems, including chronic health problem with usually impressive outcomes. These techniques are being accepted more and extra in clinical as well as psychiatric circles as well as in the range of psychiatric therapies as well as healing self-controls.

An EFT treatment entails using fingertips instead of needles to tap on the end factors of energy meridians that are situated simply underneath the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and services the ethos of making change as basic and as discomfort totally free as feasible.

EFT is a common sense approach that attracts its power from Eastern explorations that have actually been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein additionally told us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is made up of energy. These ideas have actually been largely disregarded by Western Recovery Practices and as they are unveiled in our current times, human process is reopening itself to the forgotten reality that every little thing is Energy and the possibility that this uses us.

In the brief time since it's beginning by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has actually offered countless people with relief from various problems and problems, usually in startlingly double-quick time and after lengthy and agonizing periods of searching for a treatment. The variety of successful therapies have ranged from injury and also abuse, anxieties, self screwing up behavior patterns, to deep collection emotional problems of anxiousness and also anxiety, addictions, physical disease, to name but a couple of.

EFT is drawing attention from the broad range of healing specialists; from the scientists to the spiritualists and every person in between. It goes to the heart of the rejoining of the old and also new paradigms.

EFT recovers awareness as well as trust in the all-natural recovery capabilities of our body and mind, giving ground-breaking possibilities to achieving physical and also emotional health in a faster period.

Since the techniques are so easy, they can be used effectively as a self-help tool, which empowers people to actively contribute to their own recovery as well as advancement process. This assists in a much faster relief process, formerly believed difficult by health care experts who promoted lengthy (& usually painful) hrs in psychotherapeutic or healthcare, commonly with limited results. These techniques do not challenge the medical as well as psychotherapeutic careers, but instead offer to add to an all natural recovery process.

EFT functions to clear such disruptions as well as get rid of the resulting emotional action or intensity to bring back emotional consistency as well as offer remedy for physical pain.

This is done by concentrating on the details trouble whilst tapping with fingers on the end factors of energy meridians. The combination of sending out kinetic energy to our power system, whilst discovering as well as focusing on source, assists in a "straightening" of the power system therefore removing the "short circuit" to the body's learnt action or negative emotion.

It began in 1980, with a psycho therapist by the name of Roger Callahan, and a patient with a severe phobia of water. Mary's concern of water controlled her life as well as maintained her from daily tasks.

Callahan and Mary had been servicing this trouble with each other for over a year. Mary worked up the nerve to rest within view of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's residence. Even doing this caused Mary severe distress, as well as though she located means to cope with the intense fear and also emotional discomfort, she did not conquer her anxiety. They discussed her issue, and the best ways to overcome it, however without success.

Her concern of being near the water triggered Mary tummy discomforts - a typical "instinct." Dr. Callahan had actually just recently been researching typical Chinese medicines, and learning about meridians. All of a sudden he had an inspiration. Keeping in mind that there was an acupuncture point for the tummy meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to touch there, believing it could treat her tummy discomforts.

Also extra remarkably, her anxiety of water vanished, also! She ran down to the swimming pool and began spraying herself with water, being glad in her newly found freedom from worry.

Based upon this exploration, Dr. Callahan started a series of examinations to establish as well as fine-tune this technique, which he described Idea Area Therapy. Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan's tutelage in the 1990's, finding out the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig began to observe some troubles with TFT, elements that he saw were unneeded complications.

TFT required practitioners to touch on a specific sequence of meridians (called an algorithm) for each different trouble. Detecting the trouble called for a technique called muscular tissue screening, in which the specialist would certainly gauge the family member stamina of a muscle mass, while the person discovered different thoughts or statements.

Gary observed duplicated circumstances where the problem was improperly detected or the specialist tapped out the meridian points in the wrong order, yet the person was still assisted. Based on these monitorings, he concluded that it did not matter where order the meridian factors were touched.

Gary Craig developed EFT as a streamlined, enhanced variation of the concepts behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, easy series of points to tap, whatever the scenario.

Because of this, thousands of individuals have made use of Tapping for ailments and to solve emotional troubles. Touching specialists have researched the techniques and also trained to take on extra challenging and also tough situations, and these committed experts report more successful applications everyday.