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EFT & Cravings

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Here is a link to a video made with myself and Carole Freeman who is a Certified Nutritionist and Keto Diet Expert. We chat about what EFT is, how it helps and what you could use EFT for. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/KalleenH_EFT  

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HOPE LOST – HOPE FOUND

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HOPE LOST – HOPE FOUND

Here is an article I wrote for Rumblstrips about why I love EFT. It is a personal story about how hope was revived after many years of struggling with chronic, debilitating anxiety. http://bit.ly/mystory2016 EFT has helped me to embrace the suffering and embody my truth which results in living an empowered life. Embrace. Embody. Empower.   Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this please help to spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank you!  ...

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HOW EFT CAN HELP WITH PTSD

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What is trauma?   Trauma exists when one or more of these four conditions are present: Experiencing a shocking or highly unexpected event Feeling all alone in the experience – feeling isolated Feeling trapped with no resources to escape the experience An imagined or real threat of death   What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is caused by either witnessing or actually experiencing a trauma. The amygdala is hijacked in trauma and will react when anything stirs a memory of the trauma until there something can help to it to relax. There are a variety of symptoms including but not limited to: There is a Fight/Flight/Freeze response to a trigger (current event similar to past trauma). Stress hormones, Cortisone/Steroids/Adrenaline, flow through the body. The body responds with hyper-vigilance and/or anxiousness.  Images, sounds and/or thoughts can repeat themselves.  Being startled easily. Avoidance of certain places or people that remind you of a past trauma.  Depression, isolation, self-medicating might be occurring. The existing conditions describing trauma (listed above) might be on the higher end of the spectrum but, just remember, there is a spectrum. I believe almost everyone struggles with some form of PTSD. It’s not necessarily debilitating in every circumstance. Have you ever smelled something and had an aversion to it because it brought back a memory of an event or person you didn’t favor?   How does EFT help with Trauma or PTSD? EFT has been shown to help dramatically with PTSD. Tapping while visiting a traumatic event, either directly or indirectly, sends a message to the hippocampus to relax. The emotional connection to the event then changes creating a cognitive shift. Soon, what was once a traumatic memory becomes safer to remember or talk about. You can begin to have the memories without having a physiological response. You are no longer being hijacked by a past event!   My Story My introduction to EFT is what made me a full-on believer in the efficiency of using tapping to help alleviate the symptoms of PTSD. I’d been experiencing chronic anxiety and depression since the death of my son, Nathan, who had been hit by a train at the tender age of 21. The details of how this controlled my life for over 10 years may come at some point in another writing of mine. What I want to convey here is that, after 2 sessions with an EFT practitioner, my life began to gently sift into becoming more about me, not me managing anxiety or depression. This is a HUGE shift. If you are someone that suffers from any chronic condition you know that it can be all consuming and effect every aspect of your life. I know, first hand, that EFT (Tapping) can give you your life back if you struggle with PTSD. I wish for you, if you still struggle with a past trauma, to live a life that is more about YOU than what you are trying to manage. Embrace. Embody. Empower Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com   If you enjoyed this please help  spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank you!...

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MAKING IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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MAKING IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays bring out the best and the worst in people. Some of these people include relatives~ whether by birth or by law. This means that every year, around this time, I am faced with the opportunity to amp up my personal work. (Martha Beck has made a Bingo game out of it). Ah yes, the blessed family, with all of its idiosyncrasies, dramas and past pain. One of the good things about my family of origin is that we don’t have our heads buried in the sand when it comes to acknowledging that, hell yes, we came from pure, unadulterated dysfunction. Admitting to the sometimes comical, sometimes agonizing lack of perfection puts us one step ahead of this common generational challenge. But, it does not make it easier. The holidays create gatherings that may, at times, feel like walking through the land of hidden minefields. Will there be an explosion? How can I protect myself? Why am I here doing this anyway? (I’ve asked myself that a lot through the years) It’s a simple answer. With all of my angst I do love my family. We’ve been through a great deal, both together and separately. Gratefully, through a whole lotta trial and error, I’ve finally learned that I cannot control their behavior. I can only control my reaction to their behavior. The best tool to have for this is EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique, aka Tapping, is the most user friendly, special power available. And, you can use it anytime, anywhere. Thank you Universe for providing us with this simple way to clear anger, frustration, hurt, resentment and on and on and on… Because when I clear my own “stuff” I’m much more prepared to set boundaries, take responsibility for what’s mine, not own what isn’t mine and have clarity about the two. Empowerment.  That’s what I’m talking about. Take the time to learn about EFT. You’ll be glad you did. Wishing you an empowered holiday season… Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this please help to spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank you!  ...

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HOW TO MAKE FEAR YOUR FRIEND

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HOW TO MAKE FEAR YOUR FRIEND

It seems like this fear virus has gotten a hold of everyone. Yes, we are born with it and it serves a great purpose. It keeps us alive. You know it as the ‘Fight or Flight’ reaction.The problem is that we go into the Fight-Flight mode just by hearing about something happening that is no where near our vicinity. Imagine what the continual release of adrenaline and cortisol does to our bodies. The Course In Miracles says there is really only Love and Fear (which can be seen as a call for Love). Everything else is born of one of these two things. So the question to ask yourself is… How often are you in Love? And, how often are you in Fear? With full schedules we often don’t realize that we are continually hearing distressing information in the background of our busy day. We are bombarded daily with news that tells us we are not safe in our world, there are terrorists among us, we are not good enough, we don’t have enough and on and on. Yet, right now, as you read this you are safe. Right now, in this moment, all is well. One of the ways to start moving more into Love and be less controlled by Fear is to resist the innate, addictive-like pull towards the fear based world. Whether it be information, opinions, predictions or references from the past the choice must be to believe in Love. In the words of Marianne Williamson, “the most powerful thing we can do…right now is to purify our hearts.” Making the shift from fear to love is not an easy one when there is so much data trying to prove to us that we should stay in fear. EFT or tapping can help. And, it’s simple. Go to http://bit.ly/neuroeft and use the chart to help you move easily into a more peaceful place right now. Do it for yourself. Do it for your world. Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this please help to spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank you!   #WeAreInThisTogether...

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A 12-STEP PROGRAM FOR THE HSP

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How I use the 12-steps as an HSP  to keep myself Sane and Strong.   Step 1: Admitted I was powerless to change the fact that I am an HSP and HEP. Step 2: Came to believe that there is a Source greater than me that restores my sanity. Step 3: Made a decision to surrender to this Higher Power to help strengthen my ability to compassionately embrace all of my sensitivities. Step 4: Began a personal inventory by looking at all the ways I was criticizing myself for not being “like everyone else.” Step 5: Began to find comfort in sharing with other HSPs and HEPs about how our negative judgements or behaviors don’t serve us or anyone else. Step 6: After fully recognizing the part of me was judging my sensitivity I readily began letting go of this character trait. Instead I began embracing the idea that my sensitivity is, in fact, one of my gifts. My Sensitivity is, in fact, My Gift Step 7: Humbly began to work with my Higher Power to embrace all of me unconditionally and continue to release that which does not support an authentic connection with life at a Soul level. Step 8: Made a list of all the ways I had harmed myself and others by disowning something that was special about me. Step 9: Continually work on making amends to myself and others, if reasonable, when I realize my sensitivity might have caused harmful misperceptions or reactions. Step 10: Continue to check in on how I am responding to my environment and promptly self-correct when I see that I am behaving in a way that doesn’t support me. Step 11: Through Power of Presence, EFT, and my intimate relationship with Source I continually ask to serve the Higher Good of All. Step 12: Having had a spiritual understanding through the result of these steps I try to share this message to other HSPs and HEPs and to practice these steps daily. I was first ‘self-diagnosed’ as an HSP in the late ’80s. There was very little information at that time. The dislike for my sensitivities was a hard habit to drop. I’d been given the message repeatedly, starting at a very young age, that I was “too sensitive”. I’m still experiencing those spoken and unspoken judgements. And, maybe I always will. The good news is that I have clearer boundaries and a deep respect for this *special* character trait. These 12 steps  listed above have been key to me living my life more authentically. I invite you to take a serious look and join the growing group of happy, proud HSP’s!  *HSP’s are approximately 20% of the population.* Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this please help to spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank...

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THE CHALLENGE OF BEING “TOO SENSITIVE”

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THE CHALLENGE OF BEING “TOO SENSITIVE”

“You wear your heart on your sleeve.” I heard that over and over when I was growing up. And it was the tone of that message that let me know that this wasn’t perceived as a good character trait but, rather, a defective one. As I got older I began to realize that this trait of mine made others feel uncomfortable which, in turn, would cause me to become more introverted than I already was. The way I observed others relating to each other was not what seemed to come naturally to me. I seemed to be the only one working with what later was described to me as the “conversations happening under the water line”. “You’re an alien”   Sometimes the information I’m sensing gets so loud I have difficulty hearing what is being said and I find myself  reacting to what I am sensing rather than what I am hearing. In my naiveté I used to judge myself with frustration. My internal conversation ranged from…’Why can’t I just be like everyone else?’ to ‘What the hell is wrong with me’ to ‘What the hell is wrong with everyone else’ to ‘What the hell??’ I felt different and, in my younger days, feeling different was a painful thing. “You’re so empathic”   Does being highly sensitive mean that life can be difficult due to being overwhelmed and/or overstimulated because you are processing many bits of information (seen and unseen) simultaneously. Yes. But, it also means that you are probably empathic and maybe even intuitive or psychic. These are some of the gifts people are leading with that are changing the world for the better.  Are you ready to become a member of a group that celebrates your gifts?    Let’s talk about how our sensitivities are powerful strengths and share ways that we can be a positive force in the world. For more information and an idea of who your “tribe” might be check out the information on Meetup.com/Eastside-Indigo-Adults If you’re not sure that you are a fit take a look here and decide: HighlySensitivePeople.com Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this please help to spread it by emailing it to a friend or sharing it through Social Media. Thank you!            ⬆ Click here for a FREE 15 minute consultation ~...

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EFT & DEMENTIA

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EFT & DEMENTIA

How Surrogate Tapping Can Help Your Loved One… And You!       It’s always a bit disorienting when your phone rings at midnight.    I look to see who would be calling me at this time and I see my mom’s face looking at me through the phone. “Hi mom” “Kalleen? Kalleen? Can you help me?” she asks.   “Can you help me?”   And so it goes. Another long, repetitive conversation with her as I try, in every way I can imagine, to explain to her that the people in the t.v. are not actually in her apartment. She is scared and keeps repeating that she wants to go to bed but they “won’t leave and will walk around” while she is asleep. This thought frightens her immensely.   I repeat to her quietly and calmly that  everything is okay and she is safe.    She cannot hear me. She has turned the t.v. on again to check on the people who “are married but fighting” to see if they are ready to leave yet. She hangs up on me. I call her back. This process will happens 3 times by the time this call is over. She doesn’t mean to hang up on me. She thinks she is setting the phone down. I’m relieved she has actually hung up the phone. The alternative is going through the frustration of dealing with getting a busy signal over and over … and over again..for far too long. When she answers again, I ask her if she is ready to go to bed. “No. I’m so worried. What should I do?” She turns the t.v. back on. “Mom. Turn the t.v. off.” “Mom?” “Mom!” “What?” (finally a response)   This time I am using EFT as I speak to her.  It’s called surrogate tapping.   I start the cycle of tapping on myself as I speak to her. I think I’m tapping for her but in retrospect I am also tapping for me. For my broken heart and the anger I’ve been managing since first recognizing that she was slipping into Dementia. “Mom, turn the t.v. off. They are ok. They want to go to sleep. They can’t go to sleep unless you turn the t.v. off.” Tap, tap, tap. “Do you think it’s okay to go to bed now?” She is calming down. This is the beauty and the simplicity of  EFT.   Surrogate Tapping has no boundaries and  no limits as far as distance or location.   Even in my sleepy state, which is slightly disoriented and emotional, I am able to help my mom get to a place where she can feel enough of a shift in her body to relax. “Yes, mom, it’s okay to go to bed now. Everyone is sleeping and everything is ok.” “Okay, I’m going to go to bed now. I”m sorry I woke you up. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” Tap, tap, tap. “You’re okay mom. I love you. You can call me anytime.” “Okay, I love you too. Goodnight.” “Goodnight” Tapping can help both you and your loved one.    Kalleen Henderson, MA Certified L-3 EFT Practitioner info@NeuroEFT.com www.NeuroEFT.com If you enjoyed this article please share it via email or share it through Social Media. Thank you!...

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