Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year for 2013

Hi Everbody,

2012 is in its last few hours. Looking back, it's not been one of my better years, especially the last few weeks, I have to say, but there is still lots to be thankful for, and appreciative of.

I'm setting the intent that 2013 is a much better, far more positive year, and whenever necessary, I'll be tapping on any negative and limiting beliefs that pop up to try and trip me over (hopefully not physically - one fall is enought to last me for a number of years :-) )

I hope that 2013 is a year of Peace, Love and Light for you all, and would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.


 

Bright Blessings, 
Karen 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Friday, 14 December 2012

Depressed and Stressed out by eBay UK - EFT to the Rescue!

Hi Everybody.

Have I needed to do loads of EFT Tapping this week! 

In my last blog post here, I mentioned trying to make a little extra income with my crafting. Well, I gave it a go, hoping to sell some of my festive essential oil blends and hand-decorated candles online, and it has led to the week from Hell, all courtesy of eBay UK.

If you want the full story I've written about it on my crafting blog. I'm not repeating it here - I've had enough of their negative influence.

I would like to thank Claire Hayes for our tapping session the other night. Worked on from the procrastination; actually found a little fun - the light at the end of the tunnel, I think, but now have some other negative emotions to play with. But we'll soon knock those on the head. :-)

I've finally got the stage where I can just let things take their course and I'm feeling much better, but still need to work on anger and frustration.

It has been a good reminder that although crappy things happen, and rather than just letting go and flow, which, with hindsight, I realise I should have done and then just spent this last week resting up, healing and enjoying myself, we do have a very efficient tool to work with on all the beating self up, and stresses and strains.

Even with a purple cast on my wrist, I can still do my EFT tapping. And it's always better to do it NOW, rather than later.

Best of all - it works!

I hope you have a happy, fun-filled week before you. We just now have to get in the festive spirit - not helped by hubby's back going out. I do wish he'd try EFT, but you know how it goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

Right, from tomorrow it's the Christmas cards and little hand-crafted gifts I'd hoped to have made already this week. That is going to be so much fun!

Bright Blessings, 
Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Procrastination - is it blocking your success?

Hi Everybody,
Procrastination has been a rather large problem with me these last few months. I keep putting things off, somehow hoping that every thing will magically fall into place. Strangely enough, it hasn't so far .....

In fact, at the moment I'm going nowhere very fast, having badly sprained my right ankle, and cracking the radius bone in my left wrist after a fall two weeks ago.

This means I need to come up with ways to supplement my income, as being self-employed, no work means no pay. With a cast on my wrist until at least the 21st December I can neither drive, nor do any aromatherapy sessions even if I could get myself to work. It may well be the middle to end of January before I can be fit to work again. (Although I'm using plenty of both EFT and Reiki in daily self-healing sessions.)

I'm now actively looking around for feasible alternatives, perhaps involving the crafting that I love to do. Physical hand-crafted products may be a little tricky right now, but I can still work digitally, albeit slowly.

So it's time to pull my finger out, and put procrastination behind me.

It is, therefore, very timely that Carol Look, an acclaimed EFT Master and a leader in the field of energy psychology, has a FREE online 60 minute tapping training session in the pipeline.

I like Carol's work and will be sitting in on this, having already signed up for my spot.

So what's it all about?

  "Is procrastination making you unhappy?

   Special Invite: Online tapping training with Carol Look

   Clear your procrastination blocks.

Do you have that nagging feel that you really need to get something done? (Umm, yes.)

Maybe you're in a dead end job and you want to start your own business. Or maybe it's pursuing a new hobby. Or maybe it's just getting through that long list of to-dos so you can spend more quality time with your loved ones... (diversifying my business, combining my hobby with a different additional income stream.)

Whatever it is, you keep procrastinating from doing something... And you know that the more you delay, the more stressed and unhappy you feel. (Umm, yes.)

So what's stopping you from getting things done? (Where do I start....?)

Carol Look has identified the energy blocks that cause your procrastination.

Now, this is pretty exciting stuff coming from Carol.

Carol Look is the EFT master well known for bringing unprecedented innovations to the application of tapping techniques, and publishing her work for the benefit of others.

Once again, Carol leads the tapping field by exploring a topic rarely covered from an energy psychology perspective, and that is how procrastination limits your abundance.

Carol invites you to understand this important topic in depth by joining her for a FREE, 60-minute online tapping training where you'll:

* Learn the real costs of procrastination to your abundance, happiness, and health

* Identify your procrastination type (you might be even more than 1 type)

* Experience a hands-on training of the 4-step clearing process that removes the blocks that drive your procrastination type

After all, it's not every day that an EFT master of Carol's merit gives a FREE tapping training to clear the blocks that drive procrastination, so you really don't want to miss out on such a transformative opportunity that opens up your life to allow abundance to flow in!

Well then, what are you waiting for?

Click to RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW and eliminate the habit of procrastination that is holding you back from having the abundance, freedom and happiness you deserve."


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Bright Blessings, 

Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Mental Health Awareness Week and EFT

Hi Everyone,

This week in the UK it is Mental Health Awareness Week (21st to 27th May). For further information and help you might like to visit the Mental Health Foundation.

On my crafting blog I posted a page I made for the "Heads Up" Daisytrail Challenge, run to help highlight the issues of mental health problems.

The way the world is today it can be very easy to be constantly stressed and anxious; about your job and the impact of the economy upon it; family relationships which nowadays can seem to be far more complicated than they were in the past; health issues; and I am sure you can come up with many more that affect you.

There are many ways that you can find help, but sometimes you might not want to come out and admit that you have problems.


Created in Craft Artist. Images from Flickr CCby 2.0
Sunrise - Elvert Barnes; Yellow Water Lily- A writer afoot

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Meridian Tapping as it is sometimes called, can be an extremely helpful tool in enabling you to take back some, if not all, of the control that you may feel that you have lost upon the way.

It may seem unbelievable that such a simple and easy-to-apply technique can have any effect at all. This tapping on the acupuncture end-points - it all seems just a little too weird, perhaps.

Yet EFT is now being used to help war veterans overcome their PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and although not yet accepted as an evidence-based modality, it is well on the way with recent research showing the benefits of this approach.

If people as badly traumatised as war veterans are able to find peace through the use of EFT then a lot of the more simple issues that can affect us should also respond well.

The "Research" section on the EFT Universe site  contains studies that you might like to read, done on anxiety, depression, phobias and PTSD.

You can use EFT on yourself, although if there are any deep issues and problems that are contributing to the way you feel, then it is advisable to work with a practitioner who can support and guide you through the process. A list of EFT practitioners can be found on the AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Energy Meridian Therapies) website.

For day-to-day general issues that might cause you worry or concern, then a little self-help EFT can prove very beneficial. There is a Self-Help page on my website that you might like to use as a starting point, and you also have the option of downloading my free eBook, Balance the Stress and Anxiety In Your Life With EFT.

This is a self-help guide which considers the conventional causes of stress and anxiety and details the physiological, psychological and behavioural symptoms most commonly associated with these conditions It contains numerous suggested Setup Phrases that can be used as a starting point to set you on your way.

It also includes some common-sense day-to-day approaches that you can incorporate into your life, along with some Setup Phrases that may help you overcome any resistance to making these changes.

It is certainly something worth trying. Obviously it could be said I am biased, but I find regular use of EFT helps to keep me calm and grounded, and far less prone to worry and stress than I was before I learned about it. I am able to knock most stressful situations on the head as soon as I notice them emerging - it feels very empowering to be able to do this, and not be a prisoner of your fears and anxieties.

Give it a go, and I'd love to hear any of your stories, should you wish to share, either in the comments, or privately through email. 

Bright Blessings, 
Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here. 

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Menopausal Hot Flushes - a curse, or could they be a blessing at times?

Hi Everyone,

Is it me or is it hot in here? Flames [[[Matias]]] Flickr


For a number of years now it has been apparent that I am on the menopausal journey that all women must make as they get older, the alternative not really being all that acceptable.

As Susun Weed says in her book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, you know you have started going through menopause when you start asking yourself if things that are happening to you are the first signs.

For me, that started about the time I reached 40, just over 10 years ago. I mentioned a little about this in my post HRT Doubles Heart Risk in Two Years" - Is There a Safer Alternative Way to Deal with Menopause?

More recently, my hopes have been raised that I am almost there when my  usually regular monthly cycle began to become far from regular about 2 years or so ago.

A few months ago I went 92 days before a menstrual bleed; as soon as I thought about it though, bleeding began and I was back to waiting for the 12 months menstruation-free (menopause literally being the very last period you have) to know that I was past the finishing line.

I have now clocked up over 100 days since the last bleed. This time I have cause to think that all will go better this time.

Since about 2007 I have had the occasional hot flush (hot flash), or perhaps it's generally truer to say a "warm flush", and apart from one episode, it hasn't been any big deal.

The one real hot flush was on the way home from Scotland, and I have written about how I used EFT tapping to knock it on the head, and incidentally received insight into what probably triggered it, in the PDF version of the presentation that I gave at the EFT Northern Gathering in January 2011.

During the last couple of weeks I have found myself having quite a number of hot flushes; sometimes triggered after having a hot drink, but equally appearing out of the blue and making me feel very warm indeed.

I remember reading somewhere that flushes can become more apparent the nearer you get to actual menopause.

If you read the presentation pdf you will see that one of the things that I talk about with menopause is a woman's beliefs and attitudes in relation to the way she feels about this time of life.

For many, these over-riding surges of heat  are considered a nuisance or worse. Yet there are women who choose to see things in a more positive light and refer to these episodes as "Power Surges", a term I personally quite like.

For me, I actually found these hot states to be extremely welcome. We've had a spell  of very cold weather over the last week or so, and the surges of heat were most appreciated, spreading through me like a shower of much-needed warmth.

In fact, my only regret was that they didn't extend down below the waist. I'd have loved it if they could have reached my toes!

Of course, as the weather warms, if these flushes persist, then it might not be quite so comfortable. But then, I know that if they do start being a problem, or an issue for me, then all I have to do is start tapping on the EFT points. From experience for myself, and as feedback from others, I know that works effectively nearly all of the time.

If you want to try tapping on hot flushes yourself, you can find tapping scripts freely available on my website. One of them is the tap-along script for the Tapping Insiders Club interview I did with Jessica Ortner.

If you then want to learn more about how you can use EFT tapping to help balance the underlying emotional aspects that might underlie the menopausal symptoms you might like to look into my eBook, Menopause - Hormonal Balance with EFT.

It would be interesting to know how other women view this time of life - perhaps you might like to let me know in the comments.

Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Bringing a smile to the face...

Hi Everyone,

It's a cold day today, with the first real snow we have had in this part of the UK this winter. Thankfully, it's nowhere near as cold as it is in parts of Europe, and forecast to be milder for the next day or two at least. So that means, so far, so good.

As I was going through my Google Reader page I looked at one of my favourite "feel-good" sites and came across this enchanting piece of footage.

I don't know about you but it brought the biggest smile to my face, and the warmest feeling to my heart. Just the thing for a day like this, and to offset all the doom, gloom and despondency that seems to be so around at the moment.

This Mama otter is so endearing as she entrusts her baby to the veterinarians as they give the little one its first once-over.



I hope it brings as much joy into your day as it did mine.

We need rays of sunshine and warmth in our lives; at the right time of year they can be the real thing, but in these colder, darker days something like this can serve almost as well.

Perhaps you might like to leave a comment to say what brings a smile to your face to lighten your day?

Bright Blessings, 

Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 23 January 2012

Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Hi Everyone,



Karen's Crafting Nook


Today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Black Water Dragon. The Dragon year appears to be a very auspicious year, and one of my favourite EFTers, Brad Yates has a very nice tapping video to help put us in a positive and receptive mood.


So if you have 5 minutes or so to spare, why not tap along to "Awaken the Dragon Within".





Bright Blessings,

Karen

Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.

To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual or go to my Self Help Page. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.

Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more