Release your fear-based limitations in just moments with free Tapping techniques! This ancient technique of stimulating the body’s meridians and speaking affirmations will give you powerful transformational results in trouble areas of your life. Tapping helps neutralize unconscious, fear-based limiting beliefs quickly and efficiently.
Begin by doing the more ‘formal’ Tapping protocol. Most subconscious fears can be released this way. For stubborn fears, use these free complementary techniques that subtly dig deeper into the more hidden recesses of the subconscious.
These are variations that will supercharge your practice by involving both hemispheres of the brain and both sides of the body for a very powerful holistic approach to internal problem-solving.
Emotions, Beliefs, and Hiding Places
ALL of your experiences are stored in your body (not just your brain). Tapping sequences performed with the opposite hand and in different physical positions can help uncover habitual emotional material that might be hiding under habitual physical actions. Essentially, your thought habits have their own ‘traditional’ hiding places and unless you introduce different physical actions, these hiding places may go unnoticed.
Free Tapping Techniques
The following free Tapping techniques are interesting ways to mix up your routine. Some of these tips are so simple you may be tempted to dismiss them – but remember that sometimes, the best solutions are the simple ones!
1. Mix it up! Tap with the opposite hand. If you’re right-handed, use your left hand for a day when you do your tapping exercises. This helps integrate the emotional material by engaging the entire brain and both sides of the body.
Another variation of this is to do cross-over tapping, so that you are tapping with both hands at the same time, but each hand taps on the opposite side of the body.
Experiment with fun new ways to integrate Tapping into your day. Try Tapping standing up; lying down; while walking; or on your side. You might notice new material coming to the surface to be released as you change your physical position.
Remember, you may have to go about uncovering your hidden fears in unusual ways so that you don’t allow the habitual hiding places to go unnoticed and unexcavated.
2. Refuse to let go. This might sound counter-intuitive but it works. Your subconscious has been programmed by the influence of people important to you, throughout your life (and perpetuated by you). So to get over the emotional resistance of letting go of your programming, do one full round of Tapping where adamantly refusing to let it go (you are acknowledging that you have been refusing to let go of this belief for a very long time). Then, move on to releasing the belief.
3. See yourself Tapping. Tapping in front of the mirror has some interesting and effective results: you get a visual of yourself as the technique creates subtle changes in your body. You’ll notice changes in skin color, muscle tone, even the sparkle in your eyes. Take note of these – they are physical manifestations of a change in your inner atmosphere!
You have a strong connection to yourself when you see yourself in the mirror. You can smile at yourself while you perform your Tapping exercise and see the physical changes of releasing your fears.
4. Tap and Sing. Singing your affirmations helps activate the right brain hemisphere for a more effective imprinting process.
5. Thank You Tapping: this is a powerful way to release blockages! Don’t underestimate the power of a simple “thank you” to release something you’ve been holding on to. If you can give heartfelt thanks for the difficulties in your life by learning from them, you can thank them and release the emotional burden of hanging on to them.
6. Photo Tapping: Tapping while looking at old photos helps unearth old emotions you may have thought were dealt with. In particular, Tapping while looking at pictures of yourself in high school can help uncover and resolve many repressed emotions. The teen years are often huge sources of emotional turmoil and the rise of many self-limiting beliefs.
These are just a few examples of how you can creatively use free Tapping techniques to suit your needs.
Global cost of chronic disease treatment to top $47 trillion by 2030, more than triple current US national debt
(NaturalNews) Between now and 2030, the aggregate global cost of treating the five most common, non-infectious diseases — cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and mental health disorders — will top $47 trillion, according to a new report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). And experts warn that if nothing is done to curb this escalating healthcare crisis, the global economy will most certainly collapse due to insurmountable financial insolvency.
To put this astronomical $47 trillion figure into perspective, consider the fact that the current US national debt is just under $15 trillion — this means that at the current rate of growth, global healthcare costs associated with treating just these five diseases will exceed the US national debt by more than 300 percent in less than 20 years.
Put another way, the entire global gross domestic product (GDP), which represents the final value of all goods and services produced, was $63 trillion in 2010. Based on WEF figures, global treatment costs for the “big five” non-communicable diseases will represent a shocking 75 percent of the current global GDP by 2030.
In other words, no economy will be able to survive this approaching doomsday scenario, which is why the world’s current course must change as soon as possible. WEF spokesmen and others commenting on the report highlight increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, and encouraging less consumption of “salt and trans fats,” as a helpful solution for reducing such costs. But such approaches are largely simplistic and do not fully address the root causes of non-communicable disease.
Truth be told, modern society in many industrialized nations is riddled with toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and pollutants that are wreaking havoc on both environmental and human health. The nature of genetically-modified organisms (GMO) in the food supply, reliance on processed foods as part of the Standard American Diet (SAD), and an overall complacency among many towards exercise, are also some of the primary factors contributing to this modern health crisis.
We here at NaturalNews, however, will continue to stress the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, which includes eating a whole food-based diet rich in disease-preventing nutrients. Superfoods, organic produce, pasture-based meats, healthy oils, medicinal herbs — integrating these and many other health-promoting foods into mainstream society are a surefire way to reduce the disease epidemic, and significantly reduce the global healthcare bill in the process.
by Dr John Read
Mental health services have become increasingly dominated by psychiatry’s ”medical model”, which claims that feeling depressed, anxious or paranoid is primarily caused by genetic predispositions and chemical imbalances.
This has led to alarming rises in chemical solutions to distress. In New Zealand, one in nine adults (and one in five women) is prescribed antidepressants every year.
The public, however, in every country studied, including Australia, believes that mental health problems are caused by issues such as stress, poverty and isolation. The public also prefers talking therapies to drugs and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Research suggests the public is right. For example, the single best predictor of just about every mental health problem is poverty, followed by other social factors such as abuse, neglect and early loss of parents in childhood, and – once in adulthood – loneliness and a range of adverse events including losses and defeats of various kinds.
Meanwhile, reviews of studies on anti-depressants (which only recently have been able to include those previously kept secret by drug companies) conclude that they are superior to placebos only for those at the extreme end of the ”most severe” group of depressed people. This represents less than 10 per cent of the people who are receiving these drugs.
A recent Cochrane review (the type most highly regarded in the scientific community) for risperidone, a leading anti-psychotic drug, ”suggests that there is no clear difference between risperidone and [a] placebo”.
Read the Full Article here: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/with-more-talk-in-mind-20110914-1k9m2.html
Dr John Read is a professor of clinical psychology at Auckland University.