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Faster EFT How it Can Help
FasterEFT/ Eutaptics a methodology developed by Robert G. Smith after many years of studying and working with thousands of people. It is a collection of new, cutting-edge techniques and processes that integrates the most effective elements of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Be Set Free Fast (BSFF), Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), spiritual understanding, science and the mind’s great ability to transform itself. One of the most significant aspects of FasterEFT is that it is fast, direct and to the point. It is a healthy and the logical belief system that is easily accepted. With this great mix of understanding, FasterEFT can quickly transform how you represent your past, shift your emotional disruptions and ease physical pain.
Faster EFT uses tapping, addresses a variety of problems including fears, chronic pain, and emotional problems. Tapping calms the mind and the body relieving stress.
Acupressure points are places on the skin that are especially sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body. These points conduct those impulses readily. Stimulating these points with pressure, needles, or heat, triggers the release of endorphins which are the neuro-chemicals that relieve pain. As a result, pain is blocked and the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes healing. Because acupressure inhibits the pain signals sent to the brain through a mild and painless stimulation, it has been described as shutting the “doors” of the pain-signaling system, preventing painful sensations from passing through the spinal cord to the brain. In addition to relieving pain, acupressure can help rebalance the body by dissolving tensions and stresses that keep it from functioning smoothly and which inhibit the immune system. Tension tends to concentrate around acupressure points.
Tapping on the points relieves the tension and stress.
I am a Faster EFT practitioner as it was significant in my recovery from systemic lupus. It may appear magical but in reality you confront and release traumas and memories that contibute to physical and emotional distress. Please contact me at my website rosehargrove.com or through this blog site. I look forward to talking with you. You
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PTSD: It is a condition experienced by many nurses, physicians, mental health workers, and other health care workers. The recent explosion of assaultive behavior and traumatic events has reached epidemic proportions. Nurses are in the front lines and care for victims of such acts, often witness the destruction, and too often are the victims of violence.
I decided to write this blog as a result of creating a social media page for stress management for nurses. The nurses that responded to the page all had some trauma in one form or other to report.
Nursing is a profession that is present for the best and the worst in the human condition. Upon speaking with any one of my colleagues regarding this subject a story or stories emerged. They were stories that elicited surprise, sadness, and pain and remained with surprising detail. Almost always a small detail such an object present, an expression on a co-worker's face, a smell, a noise, or any small detail like a bookmark in a gripping story. These are the markers of a traumatic event. These events usually occur without warning and leave an imprint on the heart and soul.
In an early personal experience I was called to the nursery in a small hospital that tried its best in the beginning years of infant mechanical ventilation. The physician was working with all his ability to save this little boy, placing an umbilical arterial line, the ventilator was set up, but unknown to any of us there was a growing air embolism in the baby's pericardial sac. Despite our efforts his condition deteriorated and just before the arrival of the transport helicopter and the x-ray film confirming a sad presence, the infant lost the fight. The physician was visibly distressed and conferred with the arriving neonatologist who assured him that he had done everything to save the child. The physician sat in a nursery rocking chair holding his head in his hands. A medical student who was present asked me what should he do as the situation was beyond him. I suggested he go to the cafeteria for breakfast and that I would talk with the grieving physician. Again I recalled the details of the experience as if it happened last week.
That experience precipitated my leaving acute care to study for mental health nursing-no frying pan, no fire? I have talked with many nurses touched by the death of a child-both expected and unexpected. They were sad and traumatizing bookmarks. How many leave the profession after a traumatic event?
In mental health I found new trauma bookmarks, staff bullying other staff, violent patients whose explosions caused harm or death, disasters and criminal violence that took lives. I was present for a violent event but will not comment on it here in reverence for the lives lost and the suffering of victims and staff-also unwittingly victims.
One event in a mental health center involved a chronically psychotic man who in anger at the no smoking rules set fire to a hotel in which he was living, taking the life of one of the residents and disclosed his role in the fire at the mental health center to this nurse.
These events happen to nurses every day and it is now known that if these events are left without effective care that physical or emotional distress follows.
I refer you to Dr. Gabor Maté's book "When the Body Says No" and the new e-book "Horror in the Mind" by Mark Tyrrell.
Nurses deserve the same high quality level of care they provide on a daily basis. This care needs to be provided without stigmatizing or re-traumatizing the nurse. This includes labels applied to nurses seeking treatment as being damaged, and ineffectual in some way.
It has been reported that some states require reporting the use of prescribed antidepressants by nurses even for the management of chronic physical pain. This sort of labeling could result in avoiding treatment or leaving nursing. Unless a nurse demonstrates the inability to function in a safe and effective manner, this is wrong and harmful as many will refuse to seek treatment in fear of losing their job and possibly their career.
Somehow we need to make effective and confidential treatment available for anyone who finds a trauma has changed their life. Mark Tyrrell has suggested that trauma be dealt with using therapies that do not produce re-traumatization such as EMDR, EFT, and a new technique named the Rewind Technique. Mr. Tyrrell stated that “PTSD has often been treated by having sufferers confront their nightmarish memories head on. But for the one in four people who seem naturally prone to long-term PTSD, trying to talk about the trauma can actually reinforce the memory and the emotions that come along with it.” In effect my interpretation is that reciting and reliving the trauma could have the effect of re-traumatizing the client.
Bessel A. van der Kolk stated: “Psychologists usually try to help people use insight and understanding to manage their behavior. However neuroscience research shows that very few psychological problems are the result of defects in understanding; most originate in pressures from deeper regions in the brain that drive our perception and attention. When the alarm bell of the emotional brain keeps signaling that you are in danger, no amount of insight will silence it."
Faster EFT is rapid and effective, with the least amount of re-exposure to traumatic memories. In fact, there is a process named no content that focuses solely on the emotions and does not require a story. Faster EFT is a process that addresses the traumatic thoughts and emotions drawing upon other disciplines such as NLP, hypnosis and is evolving. Certainly nurses, who are the front line providers of healthcare deserve the best, most effective, and compassionate treatment modalities available.
I have written this in the hope of providing new answers to stress, trauma, and burnout in nursing.
When the Body Says No by Gabor Matè
PTSD Horror in the Mind by Mark Tyrrell
Bessel van der Kolk You Tube Videos
Written by Rose Hargrove, RN, FEFT
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I am posting this again as I want people to see that Faster EFT works. You can go to You Tube and see Faster EFT Healing Magic. I am offering some free sessions for Lupus and Fibro patients on Skype. Please message me. Thank you.
Today while in class at OKC I received a phone message from my physician that they could find no Lupus in my Lab work! My bloodwork is clear. I am overjoyed and also so grateful to Faster EFT as it was only last year that I attended Las Vegas. Thank you to so many, the list is long and I talked with some of them right after I got the news. It works!!! Thank you to Fritz for urging me to come here and his support, Robert for this process and his support. All the practitioners that tapped with me track A & B, my tapping buddies-bless them all.
What are the common symptoms of lupus?
Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur. These symptoms may come and go, and different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of the disease.
The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are:
Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
Painful or swollen joints
Anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume)
Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes
Pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy)
Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity)
Abnormal blood clotting
Fingers turning white and/or blue when cold (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
Mouth or nose ulcers
Many of these symptoms occur in other illnesses. In fact, lupus is sometimes called "the great imitator" because its symptoms are often like the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, fibromyalgia, diabetes, thyroid problems, Lyme disease, and a number of heart, lung, muscle, and bone diseases.
You play an important role in helping your doctor manage your disease. Listen to your body, ask questions and stay involved.
Medically reviewed on May 28, 2013
Healing with Faster EFT
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My Ongoing Process of Recovery or How I Found Life After Lupus Using Faster EFT
Years ago when I was a working registered nurse in charge of a psychiatric emergency department nights-not a low stress position, I started to have symptoms that didn’t fit arthritis or Any illness I was familiar with in my family’s history. I attributed them to age and stress but they intensified. I started seeing doctors and they told me they thought it was age or stress and gave me various medications for pain and to reduce my perception of stress. They couldn’t pinpoint a specific cause. I had intense pain, bone penetrating fatigue, migraines with neurologic features, and I had an episode of a seizure. After four or five physicians I asked an ER physician friend if he knew a good diagnostician. He sent me to my current physician. This man examined me ,took a decent history, and performed tests. He then said it was neither arthritis or stress and sent me to see a rheumatologist (a physician who specializes in autoimmune disorders). The first one said I had one of two disorders both undesirable; so I was sent to a second rheumatologist who said he was certain of the diagnosis. I was grateful for an answer but not for the one I received. My doctor told me it was Lupus and apologized looking grim. He then placed me on medications that would change my life. I was given Methylprenisolone, Plaquenil, and other medications to relieve the pain and control the migraines to a degree. The drugs Plaquenil and steroids are significant in that they they slow the disease but exact a cost in side effects and cumulative damage. The pain medications helped but they too had their drawbacks. I still had to work and manage it with minimal or no relief. I started to have other symptoms as the Lupus progressed, like difficulty swallowing and periods of “brain fog.” My supervisor was well known for not tolerating serious illness and soon found a reason to terminate my position. I was at that point sick and without many resources. I had a son to support and suddenly I wasn’t attractive as a new hire. I collected unemployment and took a job for a short time that stressed me even more; soon I had to apply for disability and found that it wasn’t too difficult to obtain with the illness I had. However, I went from a comfortable salary to scraping to get by This wasn’t my life plan. Soon the medications especially the steroids took their toll and I gained weight, lost the cartilage in my knees and had my first major surgery of a knee replacement. My doctor started to adjust my medications but the damage was done. A few years later while visiting my brother in Chicago I felt a sharp pain and a cracking and had a fracture of my spine. I flew back to Denver with the help of my best friend as I could barely mov e and was wearing a huge back brace made of metal. The next day after I saw the surgeon I was in the operating room. When I woke up the pain was less but constant. I worked at rehab but found I was a difficult time and was started on new bone building medications. They too had a cost and I ended up losing bone and teeth. I had to have several root canals, an extraction, and a scraping surgery on my upper jaw to remove diseased bone.
I was placed on bone building medications called Fosamax which was in class of drugs called Alendrates. They did build bone in the spine but had an unfortunate effect in some people called osteonecrosis which meant the bone in the jaw area was depleted to restore bone in other places. This happened to me and I was eventually in need of major dental procedures and oral surgery. I was then placed on a drug called Teriparatide which consisted of a daily injection and was very costly. These injections for about a year partially resolved the problem. I then started to lose cartilage in my knees and had injections into my knees and finally they stopped working and I had to have knee replacement surgery. I recovered from that surgery but it threw off my gait and I again faced back problems. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and then a chiropractor; then finally another orthopedic surgeon. By then I was in a wheelchair and would have consented to almost anything. It was then that I had a five hour long surgery on my spine implanting titanium, cadaver bone, and three fusions. After the surgery my left leg was paralyzed for a few weeks then function returned but not completely.
For a while I thought the worst was over and then the migraines intensified. They were frightening and I was sent to see an neurologist and then a second one. By then I was started on time release morphine to control the pain and told to rest. The doctor told me they were attempting to determine if I had damage to the arteries in my brain, a condition known as Lupus Vasculitis which could have led to many things. My best friend had just had a stroke and later died so I entertained alternative treatments. I went to You Tube and found a Dr. Inci Erkin working with a Lupus client who stated she was told she would not survive but was still alive and working with Dr. Erkin using EFT. I contacted Dr. Erkin and she urged me to try tapping to deal with the Lupus. So I searched for EFT training. I tried many things including Meta-Medicine, NLP, and even took EFT level 1 Professional Skills in Denver. By then I was having memory impairment and had difficulty remembering what to say as a set up statement. I was unable to reach much emotional depth and the attempts at tapping were pretty much futile. It wasn’t for me but I am certain that EFT helps many. At that point I worked with a Meta Medicine master with great but fleeting results. I then contacted someone in Faster EFT and was given two names of newly graduated practitioners. I contacted the one in the US and we began tapping. I was amazed at the emotional depth of the work and the ability to move things. I made changes and needed to learn more. One day my son was musing about life and stated that he had concerns that I would die from the awful migraines. That awoke an energy or determination that I would not surrender to Lupus. I took the Seven Day Quick Start and shortly after I saw the Las Vegas Level 1 training online and Laura Worley communicated that someone or more than one with Lupus were welcome to attend. The other women in my support group were not willing to do something as ridiculous as tapping. They were convinced a new drug was around the corner and they would be cured. I feverishly started to try to raise money by making Lupus Awareness Charms-little silver butterflies and beads. The sale was under whelming. I then started a Go Fund Me Appeal telling my story and asking for help to pay for a trip and hotel stay. In the end I was aided by people from the Faster EFT community as I had been seen as being out of the Lupus support groups. I flew to Las Vegas and was met by my roommate and she was there for her own reasons but was kind and helped me survive the week at Level 1 training. I was very ill when I arrived and had come to the decision that no matter what it took I would try to make it work. We were not able to secure rooms in the venue hotel and we had a walk and a shuttle ride to contend with. My left leg and lower spine refused to cooperate and eventually my roommate borrowed a wheelchair for me to make the trip over. It wasn't a good thing for either of us and I grateful for her help but hope I didn't make her process more complex. A couple days into training Robert Smith showed a video of a disabled woman who recovered and an interview with her husband followed. When I heard the husband speak about watching his wife deteriorate into illness I couldn't think and began to cry with no end in sight. Two practitioners escorted me out of the room and began tapping on me. I finally came back to myself and returned to the training. After that I learned to tap as I watched videos. The next day I was approached by one of the higher level practitioners told that Robert had arranged a crossfire session for me and would I be willing. I agreed, happy that I would have a better chance at recovering, although it was a new experience. When I went to the crossfire session I didn’t realize it would change my life. I went into a hotel room where two advanced practitioners waited and after introductions, signing a release, an intake the process started. I was challenged on my current beliefs about my illness and prognosis, and it was then I summoned the strength with the help of these two women to live. I refused to live with sickness and the chance of my demise from the awful migraines and the possibility of a vascular event. I left the room determined one day to be like one of these wonderful women and help someone else. I was in a state of mind I had never experienced before where my thoughts were shifting and the answers in my mind had changed. When I returned to the class a test was being distributed and I couldn’t think of the answers. Someone asked me where I had been and I responded that I had been in a crossfire session. The gratitude I felt was overpowering and I felt alive. As time went on I noticed that portions of the Lupus just dropped away. Robert Smith and I talked and I thanked him for all he had done as well as Dr. Fritz Miller-my friend and a man who knew my triggers. Robert Smith advised me that I needed to tap everyday and leave alone support groups with graphic depictions of sick people. I was ready to do almost anything to keep recovering. In February Fritz Miller called me and said its time to retake level 1. I told him it was crazy and I couldn’t afford it and then he hung up the phone. My son was standing near and said well if you don’t go that friend of yours will never talk to you again. I thought that now the had joined forces to make certain I learned Faster EFT. I called my doctor for my physical and asked him to decrease my medications and to discontinue some of them as I was feeling better ever since starting a new tapping therapy. My doctor asked if I was seeing a psychiatrist and I said no. I tried to explain but little was understood. Upon examining me he look puzzled as he said he could find signs of Lupus. He looked perplexed as I was supposedly a sick woman. He ordered several blood tests and in the next few days I left for OKC where the training was being held. It was winter and freezing cold and the flight was scary. After the weekend my mobile started to buzz and vibrate in the class. It did so for about three times-I had a voicemail stating no signs of Lupus could be found in my bloodwork. I was in a state of amazement and played the message for Fritz Miller to make certain I had a witness. After class we talked to Robert Smith and Dr. Eric Robins had come so we shared the information. I went into a transformational state of bliss and joy. I was free! It was Bastille Day and I ran from the prison! Robert Smith interviewed me and that night aired the interview. I had a chance to tell my story and let others know that help was real-recovery was possible. That night my iPhone vibrated, dinged, and messages poured in praising me and congratulating me. Also Jonah Robins repeatedly said “I love you Rose.” I told him I looked fat in the video and my hair was in a mess but he repeated the same phrase. I finally gave up. Who was this woman who worked such wonders? She wore my face but glowed! I was so excited that I left my winter coat at the hotel when I returned home. I didn’t really care. The following days I caught a cold that had gone around and called my doctor; he made certain to say it wasn’t Lupus related. This has been a big change and I am trying to build a practice and received a call from Fritz Miller about Level 2 in June. I turned him down as I had no paying clients yet and then the phone rang and it was Jonah Robins stating some people were coming together including Deirdre Maguire and Alan Combies to get me to Level 2. Then I was contacted by Eric Robins who also contributed-here we go again. The joy and love I feel have no description. Thank you Robert Smith. I have decided he is the genius. The journey is not over not in this life.