Therapeutic Healing for the Soul: Discussing Quantum EFT with Delia Nessim

ED_DeliaNessim_0917What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, is a tapping technique that relaxes the nervous system and accesses the subconscious mind. It is similar to hypnosis except that with EFT the client’s conscious mind is also active and can provide input about patterns and fears.

How does Quantum EFT differ from standard EFT?
Have you ever wondered how it’s possible that a six-year-old can play the violin like a virtuoso? Or how a person can pick up a second language and be fluent with almost no exposure? Perhaps deeply rooted skills and talents are not completely erased from one lifetime to the next. Perhaps the things that invoke passion and emotion are more likely to stay embedded in a person’s soul.

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Powering Down: Finding Presence in Our Family Life

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by Delia Nessim

It’s fascinating to observe how family life has evolved over time. Families in the 1950s and ‘60s were quite conservative with rules and limits. A teenage boy with long hair was considered radical. The ‘70s was the era of rebellion—teens wore long hair, attended protests and used mind-altering drugs. Each of these eras posed unique challenges to the parent-child dynamic.

The excessive use of electronic devices is the parental complaint of our times. It affects kids of all ages; even toddlers seem to intrinsically know how to use many devices. Video screens do a great job of keeping kids quiet and happy for many hours. What parent doesn’t want to make their kids happy?

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EFT: Tapping the Way to Holiday Ease

by Delia Nessim

The holidays can be a lot of fun, but this time of year can also be a stressful time for many people. There are a lot of decisions to make about purchases, time allocation and finances. In addition, the holidays typically involve spending time with extended family, which in itself can be very emotional for people, especially when it involves returning to the family home. The sights, sounds and smells can easily invoke memories that may or may not feel good.

How does one deal with the obligations of the holidays while staying calm and centered? One way is to use a mind-body technique called EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques. This modality has existed for about 30 years but has really gained momentum in American mental health circles over the last five years. EFT is a form of acupressure, and it uses the traditional acupuncture energy meridians, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, tapping uses just a hand or a fingertip to touch on these energy points while thinking about a specific problem and validating all the feelings that arise. An example might be, “I’m so mad, I could scream.” This allows the emotions to flow and dissipate faster.

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