What is EFT?
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is often referred to as “Tapping”.
EFT is a stress-management tool that calms the body and mind which is sometimes referred to as ‘psychological acupuncture’ but without the needles.
Tapping has a calming effect on the part of our brain responsible for the fight/flight/freeze response called the amygdala.
Clinical EFT uses a combination of cognitive (thoughts) and somatic (body) methods to allow the body to release stress, trauma and stored emotions by calming the central nervous system.
While I use EFT solely for the purpose of helping my clients reduce stress and feel more positive about their emotions around the Coming Out process, EFT has demonstrated its effectiveness in clinical research; the research has shown that EFT can be helpful in reducing cortisol levels (stress hormone), anxiety, depression, pain, PTSD and food cravings.
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Conscious connected breath, which is faster than normal breathing, is a transformational process that reveals and releases breathing patterns and habits while it enervates the sympathetic nervous system. It is especially useful in helping release blocks that arise while working through difficult emotional issues that may have persisted over many years.
Dr. Alan Hymes in
Science of Breath:
“there are identifiable associations between specific mental / emotional states and holding patterns of tension in the body. As psychoanalysts have long observed, the body constricts in areas where we experience and store the memory of uncomfortable emotions or trauma.”
Breathwork can help facilitate breakthroughs in a single session.
A conscious opening of closed areas of your respiratory system promotes not only the clearing of suppressed emotions, but allows you to experience new ways of self-expression.
Conscious connected breathwork is a method of breathing and healing technique that utilizes the breath to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energetic processes.
(Breathwork is a complimentary modality to allopathic medicine, and not a replacement for it.)
As a guide, I coach you to find YOUR own open and connected breath so that you can live more happily and comfortably in your skin.
The way we breathe is a metaphor for how we live our lives.
Breathwork is a way to:
- Increase your ability to be in present time
- Make permanent improvement in your breathing
- Reduce stress
- Gain access to your unconscious mind
- Allow you to experience the flows of life-force energy in your body
How the body removers it’s waste by percentage:
- Breath 70%
- Skin 20%
- Urine 7%
- Feces 3%
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“One of the greatest benefits I received from working with Rachel was a sense of freedom from the negative patterns I felt tied to both in my body and in my everyday experiences.
I now have a sensory tool i can take with me anywhere to deal with life’s curveballs. One of the most subtle, yet powerful things I’ve ever done to shift emotional energy.
Rachel is a compassionate guide and a true professional at this method.” – R.P.