Stress is a biological response experienced on encountering a perceived threat. The body releases hormones, predominantly cortisol and adrenaline, which help prepare it to take action, for example by increasing the heart and speeding up breathing. Many factors can trigger this Fight-or-Flight response, including dangerous situations and psychological pressures, such as work deadlines, exams, and sporting events.
This readiness to expend extra energy ideally passes quickly; however, some people find themselves in a nearly constant state of heightened alertness. This is chronic stress, which can be caused by high-pressure jobs, financial difficulties, challenging relationships — or by your thoughts and feelings, like consistently living in fear, anxiety and worry. A long list of symptoms has been associated with chronic stress: among them, but certainly not all, are extreme fatigue, headaches, and difficulty sleeping, digestive problems, changes in appetite and...
How to Apply Surrogate Tapping
Surrogate Tapping or Proxy Tapping is tapping for or on behalf of someone else. It can be done for another person, a company or group, an animal or even an aspect of yourself.
It's a wonderful way to help someone you care about or heal and evolve a difficult relationship.
In this video I teach you how to apply surrogate tapping.
Surrogate tapping is a delightful gift offering to those you care about and to yourself!
Watch this video and follow along with me.
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How Do You See Yourself? Shifting Limiting Beliefs for Improved Self-Esteem
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Wayne Dyer
In this video I invite you to notice your self concept and how you might change it to align more fully with the person you'd like to be.
If you want circumstances in your life to be different, you have to be different.
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Weight Loss and Diets! Are They Working for You?
By now many of us know that in the long run diets typically do not work. Many diets are successful in helping produce temporary weight loss and the short-lived good feelings that go along with them. However, from a physiological and psychological perspective most diets are doomed to fail. As a result, we have embraced a diet mentality that is insidious and often results in and encourages dieters to be in a constant war with their bodies.
In order to achieve sustainable weight loss, you must begin nourishing your body with healthy, delicious foods and begin uncovering and healing the root causes that had you put weight on in the first place.
In this video I discuss how addressing the physiological and emotional body must go hand in hand in order to lose weight and keep it off.
If you are struggling with emotional eating.
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I looked around at all the other participants and their images were perfectly clear.
I thought maybe it was just me, so I took a moment to clarify by asking the group if my image looked fuzzy to anyone else. One by one they agreed: I was fuzzy. One of the participants suggested I wipe the lens of the webcam. Good thinking!
I grabbed a tissue, wiped the camera and suddenly my image became crystal clear. It was that simple and the call went on.
This scenario got me thinking about the self-image I carried for much of my life. Past events and emotional trauma I suffered as a young person created the distorted beliefs that I had about myself as an adult. These beliefs were usually not based in reality, giving me a “foggy lens” and making it...
Women who struggle with emotional eating and uncontrollable food cravings typically are in the habit of not eating breakfast. Many say they don't like breakfast or aren't hungry in the morning.
Sometimes you do seem to feel better without breakfast. That's because when you don't eat for eight or ten hours, your body thinks you are moving towards starvation mode and releases beta-endorphins to protect you from the pain of it. Beta-endorphins have a euphoric and confidence-building effect, but it’s only temporary. In the moment, not eating breakfast makes you feel strong and lean. But the beta-endorphins mask dropping blood sugar levels, and soon you crash. Your body responds with a strong craving and you are likely to eat anything.
In addition, stress hormones kick in when you have gone too long without nourishment. The hormones released during stress include adrenaline, which gives instant energy and decreases appetite at first, yet the effects don't last long either.
Given the state of affairs here in the US and elsewhere many people are experiencing distressing and disturbing emotions.
If you are struggling with anxiety and depression, applying Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) aka Tapping can be a simple and effective way to experience relief!
In an article published in "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice August 2017", “Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques (aka Tapping) and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of food cravings.” Anxiety and depression scores significantly decreased from pre-to post-intervention for the EFT group, and were maintained at 6- and 12-month follow-up.
In my practice I have witnessed first-hand how Emotional Freedom Techniques can relieve anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Below are some additional highlights from the study:
First controlled non-inferiority trial to examine the effectiveness of two psychological interventions,...
How to Apply Mindful Tapping to Release Disturbing Emotions
Mindful Tapping ~ This Gentle Technique Will Empower You to Experience Freedom, Peace & Success!
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
What is Mindful Tapping?
Mindful Tapping is a gentle and easy way to listen, accept and evolve distressing and uncomfortable emotions and experience more freedom, peace and success in your body, mind and spirit. As a mindfulness practitioner I have...
Take a moment and think about this. Recall a time in your life when you were feeling overwhelmed with stress. Notice the decisions you made. What was your behavior like? How did your stress affect your relationships? And how did you feel about yourself? Thinking back, how do you feel now about how you behaved? If you are like most of us, the answers to these questions are not positive or flattering. We may even cringe and be uncomfortable remembering these times. However, know this is not you on a good day. There is not something wrong with you and you are not deficient in some way. It...