By using the tools of EFT Tapping, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Life Coaching, Rachel takes relationships that are in crisis or even those that are already good and guides them to the next level.
I’ve come across a new tool for my toolkit that’s capable of helping people even more effectively and efficiently. It’s really quick and really easy and can be taught to clients so they can use it on themselves.
The tool is called the Emotional Freedom Technique and due to the way in which it requires you to tap on various acupressure points it’s commonly referred to as “Tapping”.
Tapping has been used to cure cancer, eliminate physical pain, reduce or eliminate the symptoms of diseases such as chronic fatigue and PTSD and has been attributed to the saving of relationships.
Tapping uses the same pressure points as used in Acupuncture, (only without the needles) to reduce the stress responses in the body. Because we link certain memories to stress via neural pathways, the more we use these pathways, the stronger they become and the more stress we experience. The points used in EFT activate the safety response in the body, communicating to your body that it can switch off the stress response and become calm. For example, you may have had an experience as a child, where you fell over on the stage at the school concert and everyone laughed at you. You were frightfully embarrassed and since then every time you think about being on the stage you get nervous and feel ashamed. When an emotional response (the embarrassment) and a physical response (the Tapping) are triggered at the same time, the body always defaults to the physical response and anchors it to the emotional input. Tapping enables you to access this memory and trump the pattern of negative responses with positive ones, thereby giving you the emotional freedom to speak in public whenever you heart desires. This is a very straightforward use of tapping. It is also effective in managing memories associated with the loss of loved ones, abuse, car accidents and war.
Tapping has a huge role to play in improving your relationships. There are certain beliefs that you developed as a child that may have a negative impact on your present relationships. Perhaps you had a father who left or a teacher who said you weren’t good enough. These experiences may have resulted in you not trusting others or not valuing yourself, which prevent you from creating extraordinary relationships and may even effect the way your children see relationships. By identifying these moments in your past and using EFT, you are able to free yourself of the fears and stress experienced in your past so that you are free to have the relationships that you desire.
Here are a few things you might find interesting about hypnosis:
- Hypnosis cannot control anyone or make a person do something against their morals and values
- Awareness is not decreased in trance, it is enhanced
- Most people recall most of what happens in a trance session
- People find trance so relaxing and enjoyable they usually want to stay there
Hypnosis explores and creates a congruency of values between the conscious and unconscious minds that allow you to elicit desired behaviours easily and effortlessly.
The unconscious mind can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Therefore, when it imagines that something happens, and deeply associates with it on an emotional level, the body responds as though it has happened, whether it is real or not. For example, if you’re stressed about a certain event and keep picturing over and over everything that can go wrong, the unconscious mind will respond as if everything has gone wrong and elicit the emotions it relates to such an outcome. If, on the other hand, you picture all going well, you will find the unconscious responding accordingly and it will naturally create the emotional state you require to support such a positive outcome.
In hypnotic trance, the conscious mind is in a restful state, unwilling to argue with its critical factor, that little voice in the head that tells you “I can’t do that, it’s impossible” or “I don’t have the willpower”, thereby opening a clearer line of communication to the unconscious mind, wherein lies imagination, creativity, intuition, creativity and courage. Trance gives the unconscious mind the opportunity to vividly associate with the desired outcome without interference from the conscious and from here take action in response to what was imagined. For example, if in trance you imagine yourself that perfect size 10 and truly associate with how that looks and feels, your unconscious mind, which is responsible for hunger, will respond as though you are already a size 10 and naturally reduce the appetite in order to support a size 10 rather than the size 14 that you are currently at.
Neuro linguistic programming (nLp)
Everything we do is a strategy. Everything from typing on the keyboard to becoming prime minister (although I’m not sure the right people have figured out a strategy for this yet!) And all strategies come down to strategies of thought (neural pathways). The first time we have a thought it’s a bit like bush bashing. It takes a bit of effort, time and conscious thought. After a while it’s more like a stroll down the footpath. And then eventually, we’re flying down a six lane highway at 160km on cruise control without a conscious thought at all, not even noticing what’s going on around us. Thoughts that we developed when we were very young and have used over and over through time are like this.
NLP identifies the strategies of thought that are preventing us from achieving our goal, and creates new neural pathways that support the outcome of the goal. Hypnosis is one way in which we can create these new pathways unconsciously and rapidly.