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The tapping journey has come on a long way since TFT founder Dr. Roger Callahan “cured” Mary's water phobia by tapping under her eye in the 1980s. Since then energy-pioneers such as Gary Craig, Silvia Hartmann, Robert. G. Smith, Rehana Webster, Dr. David Lake, Steve Wells, Karl Dawson, David Feinstein and Dr. Dawson Church have continued to evolve the field, giving us new tools and methods such as EFT, Energy EFT, Positive EFT, Faster EFT, TBT, Clinical EFT and Matrix Reimprinting. This article explains some of the history behind the tapping techniques and how they compare and contrast with each other.
The AMT has compiled this article in good-faith from many different sources. If you spot an error please do contact us.
Current AMT EFT Master Practitioner student Dr Timothy Ryan has put together an article which discusses the importance of humanity as a whole gaining awareness and understanding of the energy body and techniques such as Energy EFT in order to overcome the troubles that currently afflict us.
Dr Ryan writes: It is my humble belief that overly stressed, fearful aspects are holding the dream world hostage right now. There is war, economic break down, famine and global unrest because of humanities' increasing stress and fracturing of consciousness, or should I say the the breakdown of collective energy body.
There is this idea that EFT (and other energy based therapies) is "very close" to obtaining scientific respectability and sanction/blessing of various established bodies in fields such as psychology and medicine.
This is of course what we are all hoping will happen, we want this to be so - but it is not the case.
Energist's approaches are NOT on the verge of gaining scientific respectability.
Here is an example of the state of play with Reiki in this year of our lord 2012, which is practised by tens of millions around the world and has likewise, helped literally millions of people overcome all manner of problems.
Paradigm shifts really do happen. They really do have a noticeable structure, and we are right in the middle of a paradigm shift with modern energy work.
This article using EFT to demonstrate the reality of the paradigm shift by Dr S Hartmann was first published in Paradigm Shift Magazine, April 2012.
EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping on special energy points whilst tuning in to an emotional problem which needs to be released, is an energy technique. EFT is not hypnosis, it isn't witchcraft, it isn't psychology or a behavioural pattern interrupt, it isn't tissue massage or physiotherapy - EFT is an example of modern energy work.
Trying to deny this simple fact in order to gain "scientific acceptance" is not an option, as energy work is greatly influenced by intention and directed by conscious focus of attention.
Using EFT from the wrong mind set reduces its effectiveness; and conversely, when we apply EFT "with energy in mind," we put EFT in its rightful place in the treatment of the mind, body, spirit triad and we improve its effectiveness, power, ease of use immediately and noticeably.
Read the full text of Dr Silvia Hartmann's foundational keynote speech "The Third Field: The Future of Energy" from the 2011 AMT International Conference here.
Today as ever, people seek enlightenment.
Many don't even know that they are seeking enlightenment and may think erroneously that they are seeking love, or wealth, or respect, or happiness; either way, human beings have a built in drive towards enlightenment.
But what is enlightenment, exactly? And if we knew what it was, would that make it easier to experience enlightenment ...?
Project Sanctuary is the method of choice to work with energy mind - the head of the energy body! - in order to gain access to paradigm shifting, truly creative and entirely original thought.
This article contains an introduction to the importance of energy awareness, a short synopsis of Project Sanctuary and a Classic Game for World Energy Awareness Event, August 8th at 8pm.
At exactly 8pm on 8th of August, the “2011 World Energy Awareness” event will take place and The AMT is proud to be an official sponsor.
The purpose as set out by Silvia Hartmann, is to raise the awareness of energy as being a crucial factor in our understanding of how human beings function. Indeed, it is hard to imagine how scientists and doctors can produce a model of humanity without taking into account human energy and emotional systems.
Yet, if we are more than just mechanical and chemical machines, why do many meridian therapists (including advanced-level EFT & EmoTrance practitioners) have a real problem sticking their head above the parapet and shouting from the rooftops about the joy, happiness and relief our family of energy centric techniques can bring to people?
There are many people who claim - some rather vociferously - that they are "skeptical of energy work". A few try debunking energy work as being nonsense, unscientific and so forth. In the earlier days of the New Age, there was a lot of this skepticism about energy about; nowadays, so many people have had actual personal experiences with energy work, it is becoming much rarer to find someone who says "I don't believe in energy."
Here is a test for the energy skeptics to find out for themselves just how skeptical they really are ...
"Energy psychology - or just psychology, the real study of the human soul or spirit - is not only inclusive in so far that it includes the invisible yet sensible worlds of energy and how people respond to these; it is also inclusive in the methodology used to affect a change on the energy levels."
Chi Kung’s profound heritage and wisdom provides the New Meridian Energy Techniques with gravitas and a working model of energy that has not been surpassed for thousands of years. Meridian Energy Therapies provide Chi Kung with a new context and practical relevance. This is a powerful alliance with much potential.
AMT Trainer Ben Huss writes: "Have you noticed when using EFT with metaphors you often make the most substantial shifts and behavioural changes? Would you like a simple and easy way to elicit rich metaphors to work on while tapping?"
Read on for more information on using Clean Language in EFT...
Ed Grimshaw, NLP Trainer & Author of The Perfect Fit, Writes: "In working with clients and seeing people with a variety of issues, one thing that has changed in recent years is treating the client’s presenting problem as real. This was pioneered in the 70s by Virginia Satir (Family Therapist) then by Richard Bandler (NLP originator). They treated the literal meaning of what was said by the client as a true statement of affairs. Of course going back before then and even now with some of the current medical thinking, “the pull yourself together school of thinking” does not get anywhere, its destructive and simply invalidates the poor sufferer."
Read on for Ed's full article...
"Modern energy psychology has the concept of an energy reversal. We talk about "being reversed" on a topic; and this comes from the intriguing observation made by kinesiologists that when a person says and thinks, "Yes!" their muscles are stronger than when they say and think, "NO!" Dr Silvia Hartmann discusses how we can use our power to say "Yes!" or "No!" to prevent self sabotage, psychomatic illness and damage to our self esteem and future aspirations.
AMT Trainer Kjell Forsberg from Sweden has put together a superb peer review of Dr Silvia Hartmann's new book Events Psychology: How To Understand Yourself & Other People .
Events Psychology can be used in conjunction with any Energy or traditional therapy, so is a must read for all AMT practitioners and therapy users.
Read on for Kjell's view on Events Psychology...
Exploring Different Worlds If you decided to tour the world, would you want to know which country you were in? I guess that you would – but why? Why not treat each place and each person as you find them? Well, it would be easier to navigate and communicate if you knew where you were! And at the same time you would still recognise that each person that you meet is an individual and not a stereotype. The same applies to the Enneagram personality system, which informs us that there are nine fundamental personality styles, which you might think of as “psychological nationalities”.
From Dr Silvia Hartmann:
Earlier this year, we started a project to help people who want to write
a book so that their dream not only comes true, but that the book they
end up with is something they can be proud of, WE can be proud of having
published, and most importantly, that they should have a WONDERFUL expressive, creative experience with their first book.
GaugeWork was developed just a few months ago by Lifeworks therapist Astra Johnston and may be thought of as using the metaphor of a “gauge” or “meter” which is nominalised or labelled with the name of a desired state.
Touch And Breathe 2001 by John Diepold.
You can also find an online stress relief animation for a basic version of Touch & Breathe here: http://theamt.com/stress/
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