by Wendy Kay, Life Coach
A couple of month ago, my life was virtually consumed and disrupted
by, what I realized two and a half weeks into it was, post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD). I couldn’t think straight. My mind wasn’t
working the way it normally works. I was experiencing a constant feeling
of fear, distrust and disturbance. Daily, I fell to exhaustion at night
in a “safe” place and would wake the next morning just to experience
more of the same. Everything in my life fell to the side and was
abandon…except my constant search for safety. I lived like a fugitive
for 18 days.
Once I identified the fact that I must be experiencing PTSD, I felt a
relief knowing that I actually knew a “cure” for it that I’d discovered
many years back. It’s referred to as, EFT – Emotional Freedom
Technique. In the past, I’ve used EFT to deactivate the subconscious
response to past traumas that I’d experienced as a child.
One time, when sharing my story, a psychologist approached me with
that she saw I had experienced “multiple-multiple” traumas as a child
growing up. Never really thought about my experiences like that until
then; and I know that others have experienced similar – and worse.
I’m sharing this with you today because, once again, EFT proved to
deactivate the traumatic response for me to where I actually regained
the workings of my mind. The experience, while still a vivid memory, is
no longer activating an irrational, involuntary response in my thoughts
and actions, and I can think clearly again and have regained my life.
Wow! What a nightmare that was.
When I’d realized that I had the EFT Manual in my “tool box,” I was
relieved. I pulled it out that night with hope. Then next day, I took
the time to read through it and refresh my memory of all the benefits
(trauma & phobia relief) and the technique – yes, you can administer
it yourself; and it’s free. The following day, I could see that I was
procrastinating at getting to it. I finally realized that I had a fear
that it wouldn’t work in this situation, and I couldn’t imagine
continuing on as I had been. Since I didn’t have much of a mind to work
with in letting go of that fear, I just had to muster up the will and
walk through it. So I did.
So happy to report that within minutes, I could feel the stress, fear
and craze leaving me. I did a few rounds on the overall incident that
created this response and then continued with more rounds on different
aspects of the event and my fears behind it. Each round takes about a
After I slept on it, the benefits were even more evident. I woke up
feeling like Wendy again and ready to put my life back together, after
Even though EFT has been around for quite some time (I learned about
it in the late 90′s), I felt compelled to share this with anyone who is
looking for help in dealing with past or present trauma, PTSD, or
phobias that maybe isn’t familiar with the technique. It truly could be
the answer to what you’ve been seeking.
EFT’s effectiveness and success has been documented by thousands,
maybe even tens of thousands by now, of people suffering from PTSD from
war, violence, the experience or witnessing of severe tragedy; it relief
of extreme grief and any phobia you can think of. It’s a truly amazing,
simple technique of tapping the end points of energy meridians of your
body, pulling in participation of both sides of your brain, and
resulting in the deactivation of the feelings of anxiety, the fight or
flight response, and allows the clarity of your mind to reign.
For a download of the EFT Manual, in case you’d like to find out more
and try it for your own healing, follow the here link to the original post on the WendyKayLifeCoach Blog. You can also help someone else through using this technique.
To Your Success in Healing ~