Life is Like an Onion
By Karen St. Clair, AAMET EFT Practitioner
ou begin as a little seedling, pure and sweet, going along happily in your Delta brain wave state until, Boom; you get scared or shocked by an event and your little body automati- cally goes into the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. It’s supposed to. It’s the way you’re wired.
Y Fight, Flight or Freeze is your body’s alarm system built in to
alert you to danger by sending the stress hormone, cortisol, rac- ing through your body. The blood immediately drains out of your brain’s frontal lobe and into your extremities enabling you to stand and fight or run to safety. What happens next shapes your future.
If the scary event or trauma is not released from your body, it gets stored in your brain’s “super file cabinet” called the Hippo- campus, for your future reference. Your brain has just created the first layer of the onion. It’s perfectly natural.
As you grow up, you may have multiple experiences that trig-
ger the same Fight or Flight response. Over time, your body stores these experiences, adding to the layers of the onion until it begins to react with a myriad of symptoms that can manifest as stress, pain, illness, disease, anxiety or PTSD. Nothing is off limits.
You can’t figure out why you feel this way or why you’re
suddenly sick. You might think, “Where did this come from? This shouldn’t be happening to me.”
Until now, your subconscious has done a very thorough job
of holding back the avalanche of emotions tied to these symptoms. The onion, with all of its layers, is emerging and making itself known to you in the form of physical and/or emotional symptoms.
The time has come to look within; to dig deep and allow each
layer of the onion to be released at your own pace. Your body knows how to heal. Symptoms are your body’s way of letting you know that there’s an energy block causing your pain and discom- fort. When you have a headache, do you rub your forehead just above your eyebrows or at your temples? It’s natural. You’re self- soothing to ease the pain, but until the root cause (that onion layer) is released, the pain could reoccur or intensify.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or Tapping could be considered the work of discovering the onion and gently releasing the feelings that make up each layer. During an EFT session, you will feel the weight and intensity of the symptoms release from your body.
EFT combines a gentle tapping technique on eight acupres- sure points located along the energy meridian pathways of the face and upper torso. While tapping the acupressure points, specific phrases are used to create a laser-focused script shared between you and your EFT Practitioner.
With EFT’s proven results in the field of Energy Psychology & Energy Healing, it is poised to become widespread among traditional western medical practices and in hospital settings. As a certified EFT Practitioner, I’ve had the honor and privilege of practicing EFT Tapping with hundreds of clients and have witnessed life-changing transformations.
"I have tried numerous traditional therapies
over the years but EFT is completely different. I left my appointments feeling lighter and more confident.
Karen's warm and professional approach had me feeling energized for hours after each session. We tapped (literally) into feelings and emotional responses I didn't even realize were affecting me so much. I cannot thank Karen enough. Tapping really works!"
- Elizabeth, Saco, ME
“I was blown away at how much lighter I felt after our session! You helped me realize that the guilt that I was carrying was actually heavy and causing my knee pain. And now it’s gone! I’ll always use EFT, now that I know how easy it is, thanks to you.”
- Ted, Biddeford, ME
air, AAMET Certified EFT Practitioner is a highly skilled professional with a true gift for facili- tating her clients’ healing outcomes. She specializes in thorough energy clearing using EFT Tapping and is the founder of Reiki Tap RenewalSM
, a modality
that combines the energy psychology of EFT and the healing energy of Reiki.
Book an appointment live or via Zoom video conferencing: 207-878-8315 See ad on page 30.
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