This section will always be going through transition. Some of the resources listed come from my book, New Joints and Other Mixed Blessings. I’ve adapted those from the book to make them more appropriate for this blog.
I want to mention that YouTube, in itself, can be a great tool to help find what may work for you. You can often get several examples of virtually everything on YouTube, and that can make some information more accessible. More accessible information, often presented by people like yourself, can make making decisions much easier. Many of the resources are demonstrated on www.YouTube.com.
EFT or Tapping
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It is also called “tapping.” Most of the world, scientific and non-scientific, now acknowledges that we exist as whole, complex beings, rather than solely physical or emotional or spiritual. I find tapping to be an important tool for helping our inner and outer selves agree on what we want. I don’t think there’s anyone of rational age on the planet who has not, at one time or another, behaved in a way that got them just the opposite of what they wanted.
EFT is based on a combination of acupuncture and traditional psycho-therapeutic techniques. It entails tapping gently on several points on the hand, head and upper torso while engaging in some basic self-talk. These points are on lines that correspond to physical and energy flows in the body called meridians.
The process is easy and private and easy to learn. I recommend it because I find we often unknowingly sabotage our capabilities through our insecurities and fears. I find that tapping allows us to acknowledge what is going on with us and then to plow through and accomplish what we want anyway.
These illustrations, taken from The Tapping Solution and EFT Universe, show the basic tapping points.
If you’re more comfortable with books you might look into:
The EFT Manual by Gary Craig, Discovering the Power of Meridian Tapping by Patricia Carrington, or even the very thorough Emotional Freedom Technique for Dummies by Helena Fone.
www.entheos.com/philosophersnotes/why is a link where you can find an excellent resource to help you stay balanced and motivated. Brian Johnson has condensed the most transformational Big Ideas from 200 of the greatest personal growth books of all time and put them in a six-page format, available in both PDF and mp3 format. Beautiful to look at and powerful to use, these mini-CliffsNotes™ of personal growth will inspire and empower you to live your deepest truths.
Some of that is taken from the website but it’s true! I have, and am currently, using the PhilosophersNotes almost every day to help me stay on track and to keep my head straight. (My husband has begun to recognize this as a treasure trove as well). Several of the books focus on the physical body, but every part of us is intertwined…
Watch for more to come!!