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COMBINING HYPNOTHERAPY WITH MERIDIAN THERAPIES

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 14:29 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 22:14

by: Mair Llewellyn  

Introduction

 

In this article I, briefly, introduce myself as a therapist. Then, I describe how I became involved with a Meridian Therapy called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  Later, I discuss my exploration of Meridian Therapies, including my visit to a conference in Las Vegas where I met the developers of other meridian based therapies.  Finally, I share how these experiences have grown within my work and then to end this article, take a look at the future possibilities.

  

Hypnotherapy Practice

 

I became passionate about hypnosis in 1975 having used self-hypnosis for the birth of Debbie my youngest daughter with profound results.  In 1980 I begun my hypnotherapy practice sharing the effectiveness of hypnosis to help many of my clients to develop or overcome problems.  Since then, I have continued my work and continued to train as part of my professional and personal development.  My professional development involved obtaining an honours degree in psychology and postgraduate training in psychotherapy.  Although many years have passed, I am still really passionate about hypnosis as a therapeutic tool to assist development, healing and emotional well-being.  Part of my continuing learning took me into meridian based therapies in 1999.  In July 1999 I began combining energy therapy and hypnotherapy. This combination has naturally enhanced my already very successful full-time private practise.

  

Introduction to EFT

 

I was naturally resistant to a new (to me) therapy that made me question much of what I had already learned as a psychotherapist. Initially this sense of incompatibility threatened my generally open minded approach to this healing modality.  The reason behind this was the fact that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) [one of many energy therapies] seemed to be focusing on the negative part of what was happening within my own life and the lives of my clients.  Now, I am truly grateful that something within me was open and willing to listen.

 

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is based on Dr Callahan’s technique Thought Field Therapy (TFT).  Its roots are in applied kinesiology and acupuncture.  Gary Craig, the developer of EFT studied TFT with Dr Callahan and being an engineer strove to find ways to make this very effective therapy more accessible to the world as a healing tool.  This development involved showing people how to tap, press or rub acupoints on their body in easily accessible places. These easily accessible places mainly on the face and hands make this therapy easy to use at anytime or in any place.  The simplicity of the technique allows anyone to learn the basic procedure within minutes, and to use it on practically anything for the rest of their life.  This may seem a sweeping statement - yet I have discovered this assertion to be true, in my experience, in the last two years.  I have personally used it for traumas, low self-esteem, pain, fear of public speaking and more recently to avoid jetlag.

 

 

Outline of EFT

 

EFT is one of the simplest Meridian Therapies to learn yet it is extremely effective.  The EFT formula is made up of four sections,  ‘The Set Up’,  ‘The Sequence’, ‘The 9 Gamut Procedure’ and ‘The Sequence’ again.

 

‘The Set Up’ is one of the most critical parts of EFT it is in this part, where the client and therapist agree on a phrase that is called the ‘Set up Statement’.  This statement encompasses the problem to be worked on.

 

‘The Sequence’ part is where the therapist teaches the client to tap on the acupoints in rotation.

 

‘The 9 Gamut Procedure’ is intended to fine-tune the brain stimulating both left and right hemispheres.

 

Following ‘The 9 Gamut Procedure’, the Sequence is repeated once again.

 

Once the therapist has learnt the basic EFT formula, there are a many important details that need to be incorporated.  In practice, the formula can be completed in 60 to 90 seconds, and the client can easily learn to do it themselves within half an hour.  However, to become competent and skilful as a therapists adequate training, practice and a positive intent to heal are essential.

  

Uses of EFT

 

During the early days of learning to work with EFT using it on some of my own problems, (I was surprised to find so many!) I used it mainly for psychological needs and those of my clients.  However, even though I was utilizing it mainly on psychological problems such as fears, stress, phobias, something strange became evident.  Whilst working on apparently emotionally based problems my clients were reporting physical relief as well as emotional freedom.  In many cases they reported the alleviation of a pain, stiffness or discomfort, which they had not even discussed with me before.  This problem may have been with them for weeks months and sometimes years.  The reports varied from, “It does not bother me anymore”, to, “It has just disappeared”.  Frequently they had been, and still were seeking help from other sources without much relief for this physical problem.  On one occasion we saw the funny side of this phenomena happening before our eyes.  During an introductory afternoon on EFT one of the participants asked for help with an ongoing pain.  The participant reported considerable relief from the pain, however, due to a previously arranged appointment for pain relief the client left this clinic to go directly for pain relief therapy, which she had been receiving for two years.  Through her embarrassed laugh she said, “I have not felt as much relief in my shoulder for the past five years.  I should be paying you for this relief, not going elsewhere!” (The introductory afternoon was a free two-hour talk session arranged for a local self help group).

 

In view of this, I began to use it on anything which presented itself, in combination with other therapeutic tools.  Love pain, jealousy, infertility, eating disorders, fears, performance anxiety, epilepsy, tinnitus and so on.  Since the beginning of my using EFT and, later, other Meridian based therapies, I have experienced success with more than a thousand clients.  The level of relief varies from one client to another.  The positive results from this treatment continue to surprise and amaze me.

  

EFT Contraindications

 

It is unwise to start to use EFT on any client who you may wish to use psychotherapy on!  The reason for this warning is due to the effectiveness of EFT.  As I am using it more and more, I frequently end up with less opportunity to use psychotherapy with my clients.  From their very first encounter with EFT, my clients leave my consulting rooms with some level of relief.  This relief can be enhanced between sessions enabling clients to become independent of me more rapidly than ever before. Client independence and release is something I have always passionately desired for clients who come to me for help.  EFT gives that very necessary support throughout therapy and at the same time, clients can use this tool themselves with consistently positive results.  Many of the Meridian based therapies can also be used successfully in telephone consultations when distance and time dictates.  Commercially it is ideal for stress management one to one and in groups.  The same success applies in sports enhancement, with individual help and when working with a team to improve performance. 

  

Las Vegas

 

As my interest in energy psychology, and my client success rates have continued to rise I decided to go to Las Vegas to the Second Energy Psychology conference in May 2000.  I wanted so much to meet Gary Craig and many other therapists who had been using Meridian Therapies for many years.  At this conference, which was attended by between 400-600 therapists and laypeople, I was able to learn in more depth.  This learning was very reassuring. I discovered that other therapists and clients were consistently reporting lasting changes.  These improvements in peoples’ quality of life were right across the board of human experience.  The confirmation of effectiveness of this treatment for conditions from major PTSD to simple anxiety was heart-warming.  In Australia and Canada, psychologists and therapists are currently carrying out research into the effectiveness of these methods. At the time of the conference a large amount of money was donated for research in the USA.

 

 

Other Meridian Therapies

 

In the autumn of 1999 I spent sometime studying Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) and Be Set Free Fast (BSFF) along with others.  I was particular interested in Tapas Fleming’s approach, and her warmth of spirit, and in Dr Larry Nims’ genuine desire to free people of their traumas.  Tapas Fleming was using acupuncture very successfully for many years. In her search to improve this she developed TAT.  This discovery of energy-based therapy has enabled her to help her clients even more. Larry Nims is a very successful clinical psychologist with thirty years of experience working with clients.  During the last 10 years he has been finding that energy psychology is bringing more lasting relief to his clients.   In Las Vegas (where the conference was held) I was able to obtain additional training from both these people along with other specialists in the field of energy psychology.  Learning advanced techniques in EFT and studying with the developers of TAT, and BSFF have understandably broadened my knowledge and enjoyment in the use of other meridian therapies as and when appropriate.

  

Training others

 

Last year, I and other therapists became some of the first trainers of Meridian Therapies in this country.  Since that training, I have been involved in training caring professionals in the art, practice and delivery of Meridian Therapies. There have been courses in many parts of the UK including, London, Eastbourne, Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Hull and Dublin. Later this year we are holding additional courses in South Yorkshire, Hull and Leicestershire. We have just returned from a visit to Malaysia where we thoroughly enjoyed sharing Meridian Therapies with therapists there. We are also looking forward to hosting one or two experienced energy therapists in this country from the USA. In October we are planning to be in California updating our knowledge within this field.

  

Conclusion

 

I feel honoured to have been able to be a very small part of this incredibly rapid expansion in healing, which is happening Worldwide.  Gary Craig’s spirit of giving these techniques virtually free to the World has led this field in an outpouring of love such as I have never witnessed before. 

 

 

Recommended Further Reading

 

Callahan, R (1985): “Five Minute Phobia Cure”

Pub Enterprise

 

Eden, D (1998): “Energy Medicine”

Pub Tarcher/Putman

 

Flemming, T (1999): “You Can Heal Now” (2nd)

Pub TAT International

 

Gallo, F (2000): “Energy Diagnostic & Treatment Methods”

Pub Norton Professional Books

 

Hartmann-Kent, S (Ed) (2000); “EFT in Practice (Vol 1)”

Pub Dragon Rising Com

 

Hartmann-Kent, S (2000): “Adventures in EFT (2nd Ed)

Pub Dragon Rising Com

Llewellyn-Edwards, T (2000): “Heal Yourself and Others with Meridian Therapies”

Pub Ty Goch, Tickhill

 

Nims, LP (2000): “Be Set Free Fast”

Pub by author

 

Asal usul asam urat

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 15:30 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 16:17

Saat ngebis ke semarang, saya nguping diskusi tetangga yang begitu seru. Bak seorang ahli memberi petuah pada muridnya. Mereka membicarakan soal asam urat. Beberapa yang bisa kutip : “Asam urat tuh sebenarnya bermula dari adanya sumbatan pembuluh darah. Lama-kelamaan sumbatan itu menjadi keras, makanya disebut urat, ya..membentuk seperti urat. Sumbatan tu juga menjadikan keadaan disana menjadi asam makanya disebut asam urat“. Begitu kata bapak yang bicara begitu semangat. Pembicaraan terus berlanjut. Tapi dalam benakku, apa teori udah berubah?? Mungkin gara-gara saya dah lama ga buka buku kali ya… Tadinya mau ku konfirmasi, tapi gara-gara takut dikemplangi, dan di cap anak sok tau. Saya diem aja dan membiarkan ia terus berkoar. Oleh karena itu, saya bertekat, khusus menulis artikel bertema Asam Urat untuk bulan ini.

Asam Urat adalah Hasil Katabolisme Purin

kristal urat
Apa sih maksudnya? Asam urat (uric acid-dalam bahasa Inggris) adalah hasil akhir dari katabolisme (pemecahan) purin. Purin adalah salah satu kelompok struktur kimia pembentuk DNA. Yang termasuk kelompok purin adalah Adenosin dan Guanosin. Saat DNA dihancurkan, purin pun akan dikatabolisme. Hasil buangannya berupa Asam urat.

Purin termasuk komponen non-esensial bagi tubuh, artinya purin dapat diproduksi oleh tubuh sendiri. Apabila kita mengkonsumsi makanan yang mengandung purin, maka purin tersebut akan langsung dikatabolisme oleh usus.(1) Urat (bentuk ion dari asam urat), hanya dihasilkan oleh jaringan tubuh yang mengandung xantin oxidase, yaitu terutama di hati dan usus. Produksi urat bervariasi tergantung konsumsi makanan mengandung purin, kecepatan pembentukan, biosintesis dan penghancuran purin di tubuh. Normalnya, 2/3 -3/4 urat di ekskresi (dibuang-red) oleh ginjal melalui urin. Sisanya memlalui saluran cerna.(2) Berarti semakin banyak makanan yang mengandung tinggi purin di konsumsi makan makin tinggi kadar asam urat yang diserap.

Sifat Kimia Asam Urat

Proses metabolisme purin

DNA secara skematis
Asam urat merupakan asam lemah dengan pKa 5,75. Urat cenderung berada di cairan plasma ekstraselular dan cairan synovial (cairan sendi-red). Sekitar 98% urat membentuk monosodium urat pada pH 7.4. Monosodium urat mudah disaring dari plasma.

Plasma terlarut monosodium urat pada konsentrasi 6,8 mg/dl pada 37oC. Pada kadar asam urat yang lebih tinggi, plasma menjadi jenuh dan potensial mengendap membentuk kristal urat. Akan tetapi, kadang-kadang pengendapan ini tidak terjadi meskipun kadar asam urat tinggi, hal ini kemungkinan karena adanya suatu zat pelarut dalam plasma.

Asam urat lebih larut di urin daripada di air biasa, ini karena adanya urea, protein dan mukopolisakarida di urin. pH urin sangat berpengaruh pada kelarutannya. Pada pH 5.0, urine mampu melarutkan asam urat dengan kadar antara 6-15 mg/dl. Pada pH 7.0, kelarutannya meningkat, bisa melarutkan asam urat antara 158 sampai 200 mg/dl. Bentuk ionisasi urat di urin dapat berupa mono- dan disodium, kalium, ammonium, dan calcium urat.

Kadar urat di darah tergantung usia dan jenis kelamin. Umunya, anak-anak memiliki kadar asam urat antara 3,0-4,0 mg/dl. Kadar ini akan meningkat dengan bertambahnya usia dan menurun saat menopause. Rata-rata kadar asam urat pada laki-laki dewasa dan wanita premenopause sekitar 6.8 dan 6,0 mg/dl. Kadar asam urat pada orang dewasa cenderung meningkat dengan bertambahnya usia, berat badan, tekanan darah, konsumsi alcohol dan gangguan fungsi ginjal.

source: http://cegahasamurat.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

Four main phases in an EFT session to bring about change

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 16:39 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 08:12

Recently in a face to face supervision an EFT practitioner asked me how I would describe the main phases of change with EFT, I have since made my answer more succinct.

 Quite simply one can breakdown an EFT session into 4 main phases to bring about change, balance and healing. Expert practitioners will be well versed in all of them and know how to ask questions that will:

Read more: Four main phases in an EFT session to bring about change

   

Kemampuan Laba-laba

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 14:47 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 08:10

Sekelompok peneliti yang diketuai oleh pakar biomekanika Andrew Martin dari Institute for Technical Zoology and Bionics dan Bionika> di Bremen, Jerman, meneliti kaki seekor laba-laba pelompat berukuran kecil (Evarcha arcuata) dengan menggunakan mikroskop elektron. Gambar yang mereka dapatkan memperlihatkan serangkaian rambut-rambut panjang (setae) di bawah telapak kakinya, sebagaimana yang dijumpai pada laba-laba lainnya. Di bagian permukaan ujung bawah atau bagian telapak dari masing-masing rambut ini tertutupi oleh rambut-rambut yang jauh lebih kecil lagi (setule) dengan ujung berbentuk segitiga.

Untuk memastikan jenis gaya tarik-menarik yang berperan, para ilmuwan tersebut mengukur gaya tarik-menarik antara kaki laba-laba dengan sebuah batang kecil, serta menggunakan cara yang lebih sering diterapkan dalam ilmu bahan. Penghitungan oleh para ilmuwan tersebut menunjukkan bahwa seekor laba-laba yang bergantung pada langit-langit dengan penempelan 600.000 setule menghasilkan gaya tarik-menarik yang mampu menahan 173 kali bobot badannya sendiri. 
Setelah menafsirkan hasil ini, Martin menyimpulkan bahwa laba-laba tersebut menempel pada permukaan melalui gaya-gaya van der Walls (gaya tarik-menarik elektrostatik antarmolekul yang terpisah pada jarak 1/1.000.000 milimeter). Gaya-gaya van der Waals bergantung hanya pada jarak antara dua benda dan tidak dipengaruhi oleh faktor lingkungan. Oleh karena itu, cara yang digunakan laba-laba ini untuk menempel pada dinding dapat ditiru dalam pembuatan bahan seperti kertas catatan yang dapat menempel ketika basah, dan seragam ruang angkasa yang dapat melekat pada permukaan di ruang angkasa. (Rambut-rambut ini tidak hanya ditemukan pada laba-laba. Dari sebuah penelitian di tahun 2002 diketahui bahwa tokek juga menempel pada permukaan dengan menggunakan gaya-gaya van der Waals.)

 

Untuk seekor laba-laba, berjalan pada permukaan langit-langit merupakan keahlian hebat yang mengagumkan. Yang lebih mengejutkan lagi adalah bagaimana keahlian bergantung pada 600.000 rambut halus ini dapat terjadi. Rata-rata terdapat sekitar 100.000 rambut pada kepala manusia, sebaliknya, enam kali lipat jumlah ini terdapat pada telapak kaki laba-laba yang ukurannya jauh lebih kecil daripada kepala manusia. Keberadaan sedemikian banyak rambut-rambut berukuran teramat kecil pada tempat dengan luasan yang sedemikian kecil menyingkapkan adanya kehebatan desain mikro. Yang mengejutkan lagi adalah bahwa rambut-rambut ini tidak asal ditemukan pada bagian mana pun dari tubuh sang laba-laba, melainkan pada telapak kaki-kakinya. Informasi genetik mengenai bentuk dan rancangan rambut-rambut ini terdapat pada DNA sang laba-laba, dan sel-sel pada telapak kakinya membuat dan menumbuhkan rambut-rambut tersebut mengikuti perancangan desain ini.

 

Sudah pasti mustahil bagi seekor laba-laba untuk membuat desain itu sendiri.Tidak ada keraguan bahwa Allahlah, Tuhan seluruh sekalian alam, Yang telah menciptakan sang laba-laba dan memberinya kemampuan berjalan pada permukaan langit-langit.

spurce: www.harunyahya.com

 

Apa dan Siapa APEI ?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:33 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 07:42

APEI merupakan singkatan Asosiasi Praktisi EFT Indonesia. Asosiasi ini didirikan sebagai wadah mensosialisasikan EFT di Indonesia bahkan Nusantara ( Malaysia, Singapura dan Brunei - berbahasa Melayu), selain itu dengan adanya APEI ini juga merupakan wadah untuk ladang amal dan profesionalisme bagi Praktisi EFT untuk menolong sesama.

Asosiasi ini dibentuk tahun 2008, setelah selesai Pelatihan EFT Level 2 angkatan 1. Dalam musyawarah Praktisi EFT tsb, ketua APEI diamanahkan pada sdr. Eddy Iskandar, PhD. dan sdr. Bambang Mulyono sebagai sekretaris.

 

   

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