In today’s uncertain world, we may find ourselves and loved ones experiencing extreme stress or fear, unable to create and perpetuate a sense of safety and security. These unprecedented times have caused many to reassess their lives, their priorities, and their futures. Concerns about children, family members, friends, education, health, work, finances, frontline heroes and even food supplies can cause us to feel helpless and overwhelmed, which then leads to many sleepless nights. Even before our day begins, our dreams and sleepy minds may be flooded with worrisome, negative thoughts. These cause us to respond to this “new normal” life of self-isolation, face masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing with feelings of sadness, confusion and anxiety.
Thankfully, today there is hope and help to quickly reduce stress and fear. Hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) are natural, fast, effective relaxation techniques to organically develop a real sense of relief and peace for adults and children alike.
Hypnosis: Natural, Safe and Enjoyable
Hypnosis is widely recognized by researchers and others in the medical field as a very safe and enjoyable state of deep physical and emotional relaxation. Hypnosis may be as old as mankind itself and has proven to be a natural and effective tool to create desired physical and emotional change. Today, hypnosis is considered to be conventional and mainstream. Over the years, millions of people world-wide have benefited from its use. Men, women, and children are using hypnosis regularly and their doctors are recommending it to help with many problems from arthritis to childbirth to anxiety and stress reduction. Major hospitals across the U.S. are using hypnosis to speed surgical recovery, heal fractures faster and assist in reducing pain and improve healing of burns. It can help to alleviate negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs as well as eliminate the emotional blockages preventing one from accomplishing personal goals. Weight loss, smoking cessation, sleep issues, success, memory, fear, motivation and healing are commonly helped with hypnosis. It can help to create positive results and implement self-healing where traditional medicine has often failed.
Thought Field Therapy – Fast Stress Reduction
Thought Field Therapy is a powerful, rapid and effective technique developed by Dr. Roger Callahan, noted clinical psychologist. Dr. Callahan began exploring alternative therapies in the early 1980s while searching for a faster and better way to help those suffering from emotional distress.After years of research, he developed TFT, which integrates the sciences of acupuncture, the meridian system and applied kinesiology with associated emotional problems to successfully eliminate negative and often debilitating emotional and physical responses. While stimulating specific meridian points in a precise order and thinking about the upsetting issue, we utilize the power of the body’s own energy system to help us heal.
The New Field of Energy Psychology
Scientists have discovered that we have an electromagnetic circuitry, or system of meridians, throughout the body. This energy or meridian system—known to the Chinese for over 5,000 years—appears to act as a governing force in healing and growth as well as a control system and pathway for negative emotions. There are 12 major meridians linked to the major organs of the body; specific emotions are associated with those particular organs and meridians. Scientific evidence has shown that significant negative emotional or traumatic events experienced in life—especially those associated with fear, anxiety, shock, traumas, or loss—can often be the root cause of illness, anxiety, depression and pain. These traumatic imprints can become “locked” within the meridian system, causing imbalances of energy or “dis-ease” in the body.
Research indicates our thoughts and emotions can significantly affect not only our physical health but also our mental well-being. Neuroscientists working with psychologists and immunologists have discovered that emotions such as love, hate, happiness and fear directly influence the nervous and immune system. These emotions cause the body to create chemicals and hormones that can either enhance or drain our energy and performance. When we think negative thoughts, experience stress, or feel anxiety, the brain signals the release of chemicals which can weaken the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to disease. Negative emotions can cause more negative thinking which, if not treated, could result in emotional or physical pain and illness. Wellness is directly connected to our “thought fields”, our automatic thoughts and responses to past, present and life itself.
Multiple studies have examined the effectiveness of TFT on various conditions and in different environments. Statistically significant results were obtained with all problems and symptoms treated with TFT in a 1999 study at Kaiser Behavioral Health Services. These problems included anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, anger and anxiety due to medical conditions, bereavement and chronic pain, along with other ailments.
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHA) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has added TFT as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, self-regulation, reducing trauma- and stressor-related disorders and symptoms and phobia, panic and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms.
The TFT Foundation has provided free trauma relief and used these procedures around the world—from Africa and Kosovo following wars and genocide to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after its earthquake. They have completed four studies demonstrating the effectiveness and, in the process, thousands of disaster sufferers and victims of war were helped using TFT. The outcomes of its use in studies of the recovery of victims of the Rwandan genocide is recognized in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. A documentary film about the work TFT has helped to accomplish in Rwanda, entitled From Trauma to Peace, was an official selection at several film festivals in 2015.
Create Peace of Mind Naturally
Stress, fear and emotional and physical traumas may exhaust a person’s immune system which, over time, could lead to health issues. Western medicine is beginning to understand that health and illness may be related to our emotional state of inner harmony and balance. Releasing negative thoughts and emotions with TFT and solidifying the positive changes with hypnosis may help unlock the natural healing power of the body and mind and cause one to feel happier and healthier, and help one rediscover the natural joy of life. Each technique can quickly help reduce the intensity of fear, stress, anger, loss and grief as well as negative thoughts, feelings and emotions related to perceived or real-life events. The combination of these two natural methods of stress reduction can be an effective way to create rapid change resulting in feelings of deep peace and relaxation and freedom from anxiety.