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 relatively brand-new discovery as well as a fast-evolving treatment within the area of Energy Psychology which is catching the interest of healers, researchers, fortune-tellers and lay people.

Commonly referred to as "Psychological acupressure", the technique functions by launching blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional strength and discomfort. These clogs in our energy system, in addition to testing us mentally, usually lead to limiting beliefs and also behaviors and a lack of ability to live life harmoniously.

An EFT treatment includes the use of fingertips instead of needles to touch on completion factors of energy meridians that are situated simply under the surface of the skin. The therapy is non-invasive and services the values of making modification as straightforward and as pain totally free as possible.

EFT is a sound judgment method that attracts its power from Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein also informed us back in the 1920's that whatever (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These concepts have actually been largely overlooked by Western Healing Practices and as they are introduced in our existing times, human procedure is reopening itself to the neglected truth that every little thing is Power and also the potential that this offers us.

In the brief time since it's creation by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has actually provided hundreds of people with remedy for all manner of problems and problems, typically in startlingly double-quick time and after lengthy and agonizing periods of looking for a cure. The diversity of successful therapies have ranged from trauma as well as abuse, anxieties, self undermining behavior patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of anxiousness as well as depression, addictions, physical health problem, to name however a few.

EFT is drawing attention from the wide spectrum of recovery experts; from the scientists to the spiritualists as well as everyone in between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as new paradigms.

EFT brings back understanding and count on the natural healing capacities of our mind and body, supplying ground-breaking chances to achieving physical and also emotional health in a faster period.

Due to the fact that the techniques are so straightforward, they can be used effectively as a self-help device, which equips people to actively contribute to their very own healing as well as advancement procedure. This promotes a much faster alleviation procedure, formerly thought impossible by healthcare specialists who promoted prolonged (& typically agonizing) hours in psychotherapeutic or healthcare, often with limited results. These techniques do not challenge the medical as well as psychotherapeutic occupations, yet instead offer to contribute to an all natural recovery procedure.

EFT works to clear such disturbances as well as get rid of the resulting emotional feedback or strength to bring back emotional consistency and also deal relief from physical pain.

This is done by focusing on the particular issue whilst tapping with fingers on the end factors of energy meridians. The mix of sending kinetic energy to our power system, whilst discovering as well as concentrating on root causes, assists in a "straightening" of the power system thereby getting rid of the "short circuit" to the body's learnt reaction or negative emotion.

It began in the 1980s, with a psychologist by the name of Roger Callahan, as well as a client with a severe fear of water. Mary's concern of water regulated her life as well as kept her from daily tasks. She was not able to take her children to the beach as well as was not able to drive near the sea; she expanded fearful when it rained, and also could not also stand up to the sight of water on television. She had brilliant nightmares involving water.

Dr. Callahan and Mary had actually been functioning on this problem with each other for over a year. Mary functioned up the nerve to sit within sight of the pool at Dr. Callahan's residence.

Her concern of being near the water created Mary stomach pains - a common "gut reaction." Dr. Callahan had actually just recently been researching standard Chinese medications, as well as finding out about meridians. All of a sudden he had an inspiration. Remembering that there was an acupuncture factor for the tummy meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to touch there, believing it may cure her belly discomforts.

Even much more extremely, her anxiety of water vanished, too! She ran down to the pool and also started sprinkling herself with water, being glad in her newfound freedom from fear.

Based on this discovery, Dr. Callahan started a collection of examinations to develop and refine this technique, which he labelled Idea Field Treatment. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutoring in the 1990's, learning the treatments for TFT. As time passed, Craig began to observe some issues with TFT, aspects that he saw were unneeded difficulties.

TFT required professionals to touch on a certain series of meridians (called an algorithm) for each and every various problem. Identifying the trouble called for a technique called muscle testing, in which the specialist would gauge the relative toughness of a muscle, while the individual explored different thoughts or statements.

Craig observed repeated situations in which the trouble was improperly identified or the professional tapped out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the patient was still assisted. Based upon these observations, he wrapped up that it did not matter in which order the meridian points were touched.

Gary Craig developed EFT as a simplified, improved version of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one basic, straightforward sequence of indicate tap, no matter what the situation.

Due to this, countless individuals have utilized Touching for illnesses and also to deal with emotional troubles. Tapping professionals have researched the techniques and trained to handle much more difficult as well as challenging situations, and also these dedicated specialists report even more effective applications daily. A growing number of individuals are finding as well as checking out Tapping. Many are finding exactly how Tapping can transform their lives.