Tips of the
almost here! Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats, so keep the
trick-or-treat goodies away from your pets!
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sights, sounds and smells of Halloween festivities may frighten your
proactively use surrogate EFT before the festivities begin to calm
your pet by tapping on yourself and talking as if you were the pet,
"Even though I,
Spot, feel afraid and unsafe when strange humans come to my
house, I release my fear and know that my human
guardians will keep me safe and protected."
You can then send your pet mental pictures of being
calm, safe and loved.
Have you used EFT on
yourself and not received the results you wanted?
Wondering how to use
Surrogate Muscle Testing like Colleen does?
Colleen will be conducting tele-classes soon to
answer your questions about EFT and do FREE muscle testing readings for
individuals who attend the tele-classes.
to email your question or to suggest a class you'd like to
DISCLAIMER: EFT is gentle acupressure
and has produced remarkable results in relieving emotional
and physical distress.
EFT AT YOUR OWN RISK ON YOURSELF AND OTHERS, INCLUDING
If you apply this newsletter's techniques to
yourself or others, you are agreeing to take full responsibility for any
side effects and/or outcomes.
to the October 2007 edition of the
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Banish Caregiver Burn-out!
Last Sunday's local newspaper reported that
10.8 percent of caregivers and 10.3 percent of restaurant workers
are depressed in the United States. I suspect the numbers
may be similar in other countries, too. Taking care of others is a
tough and sometimes unrewarding job, but you can make the work easier by
I've worked with several clients who were caregivers to
family or friends, and felt like they could have given more to their loved
ones. That attitude-- giving to others until they have no more left
to give--is common with these kind souls.
When a loved one passes away, the caregiver may
feel a deep grief and terrible guilt, wondering if they could have
done more, even though most had little or no training in caregiving and
were carrying on with many other activities and holding down a
job. As the year-end holidays get closer, the sadness may
increase as the loved one's absence is deeply felt.
Are you caring for an elderly or disabled family member and
feeling burnt out, sad, can't sleep well or dreading the upcoming
holidays? The below techniques should provide some relief.
Write down all your fears about caregiver issues and the
level (1-10) of each fear.
Write down what you'd like to have happen in each of those
Combine them into a long setup statement and start tapping
until you reach level zero.
TIP: To be sure you are at level zero,
imagine the event that you fear is really happening. If you have no
emotional or physical reaction then you're at level zero.
Try these three sample Setup Statements on the
sore spot or karate chop acu-points:
"Even though I'm afraid that I can't bear to see
their health continue to decline no matter what I do to help
them, I choose to rediscover my inner strength, release this fear and
"Even though I'm feeling guilty, ashamed and afraid of
these frightening thoughts and resentful feelings about caring for
<name>, I now stop being so hard on myself and realize I'm doing the
best that I can."
"Even though I'm afraid this ordeal will never
end and also afraid that it will end with my loved one dying, I now
accept this situation, love and honor my brave soul, release my fears
and empower myself with EFT."
Next, do the 9 Gamut procedure (eye rolling,
humming and counting).
Finally, tap on the acu-points (face, torso,
hands) with these phrases or make up your own:
"Afraid I'm not doing enough for my loved
"Afraid that no matter what I do, s/he will die,
anyway, so what's the use?"
"Afraid this same illness/accident will happen to me
and I'll end up like this, too!"
"Afraid I'm a failure at giving quality care to my
"Feeling guilty that someone died and it's all my
"Choosing to forgive and release these feelings
of fear, guilt, resentment and judgement."
"Believing that <name> wanted the suffering to
end and chose to make their transition when THEY were ready."
"Tapping away all these energy blocks and choosing
peace and acceptance."
"Feeling like I am doing the best I can and my loved
one appreciates all my hard work."
Now, relax and see how you feel. Keep on tapping until you
reach level zero, feel calm and peaceful.
Have a joyful month and keep on