When we experience the trauma of toxic relationships, we are in a war with terrorists of the heart.

This toxic environment puts us on red alert. We walk on eggshells, waiting for the next hurt to come. This is hypervigilance – a reaction to toxic stress and overwhelming events.

This often leads us to participate in numbing behaviours (shopping, scrolling, sex, tv, sugar) to higher drug, alcohol and comfort food use. 

When we have lived in a hypervigilant state putting the body in a constant fight or flight reaction it takes a huge tole on our body and mind. It is exhausting.

We are in a revolution to find for our best health, as we need more than just talk to find the pathway out of trauma, numbing and hypervigilance. There are rarely neutral bystanders. If you are in recovery from emotional abuse you will either be causality or a warrior looking for the path to healing.

If you choose not to be causality, what are your choices? Our emotional health care requires a paradigm shift. Prominent physicists in the last hundred years have all said the same thing:

  • All matter is energy field.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • The Physician should look for the force and nature of illness at its source. He is not to look to that which can be seen, for we are not called to extinguish the smoke but the fire itself.” Theophrastus Paracelsus, M.D., Switzerland (1493-1541)

The root of health and the root cause of illness is an energy problem in the body and mind. When we find a way to fix that problem, it will revolutionise health.

This is where Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT Tapping (part of the Energy Psychology revolution) is leading the way to health, inner vitality and true transformation. EFT does three core things:

  • EFT helps us clear blocked, stagnant energy
  • AND helps us transform negative thoughts, emotions & limiting beliefs
  • WHILE calming the body

Until the body is calmed (hypervigilance is relaxed) we will not feel safe enough to release the pain of trapped emotions. EFT helps us do that, quickly and easily.

We can use EFT to calm the body and therefore change our internal pictures, stories and beliefs because (when used properly) it takes it out of hypervigilance, and out of numbness and allow us to hold space for what is difficult and painful.

When we can hold space for ourselves with compassion and understanding we can process the pain of the past with grace and ease and move forward.

The body and mind have the capacity to heal almost anything at any time and we’ve known this for years.

Try EFT and open to a new paradigm for healing.

Kate is a trauma and embodiment specialist. She is a TRE & EFT Supervising Mentor and is on the Executive Board of EFT International (formerly AAMET) and is a Comprehensive Energy Psychology Practitioner, DipPsych, Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Time Line Therapy (accredited by the ABNLP) and has been an intuitive body & energy worker for 30 years. While she works with any problem state she specialises in the sensitive areas of Post Traumatic Stress, emotional abuse, chronic pain and anxiety.