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A Trauma can be created in a matter of seconds, and with Meridian Tapping/EFT it can
heal in the same amount of time. So let go of your ideas about “deeply ingrained
trauma,”.... it's much easier to change than you ever thought possible.
The Audio Book Introduction:
(The Full 2.5 hour audio book comes as a bonus, along with my full 62-Minute Guided Meditation Audio, when you purchase the eBook)
Available for Pre-Sale Discount here:
Tapping Into Joy: Meridian Tapping and Mindfulness for Depression
More excerpts from the eBook Tapping Into Joy:
One of the fundamental Truths of our existence that becomes self evident when we practice mindfulness meditation and other forms of self-awareness, is that we are not the thing that we are observing. The Self cannot observe the Self (not the True Self, that is). Can you see your own eyes? Not without a mirror. And what you see in the mirror is a picture, a reflection, a representation of your eyes – not your actual eyes. The image you see in the mirror is influenced by your perception – your thoughts and beliefs and feelings about what you are seeing – it's not the truth that you are seeing.
The True Self is the only real observer. And that which it observes is NOT the True Self.
You cannot know (with the mind) what you are, only what you are not.
So, as we tap, we can say, “I am not my feelings.... I am not my
thoughts.... I am not my sadness...... I am not my fear...... I am not this body... I am not this idea of myself.... I am not my Depression.”
This reminder to yourself, while tapping, often has the effect of
feeling very reassuring -- especially when you have become over-identified with your problems, your Dis-ease, you body image, your career, your marital status, your sexual identity, your negative beliefs about yourself.... and so on.
“I AM” is the Only Truth
“I Am this” is a false identity that will only lead to more suffering.
Learn more about the new eBook Meridian Tapping and Mindfulness for Depression
What is a Personalized Guided Meditation?
This new service offers you a highly personalized, made-to-order, professional Guided Meditation/Self-Hypnosis CD, with soothing background music and voice recording. Based on your answers to an extensive (confidential) list of questions, I will customize your own unique guided meditation for your personal use. Like having your own coach or therapist with you where ever you go!
(The music and voice are similar to the meditation audio below, except I will be talking directly to you and addressing your specific needs, issues, and goals). Listen anytime, even as you go to sleep, and your sub-conscious mind will hear every word, and program you to reach your goals.
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Energy Psychology and Meridian Tapping (EFT)
"This may be the biggest breakthrough in Medicine and Psychology in the last century."
Dr. Dawson Church - Author of Genie in your Genes
Variously called "Energy Tapping," "Meridian Tapping Technique," and Emotional Freedom Techniques® or “EFT” - tapping is an amazing Energy Psychology technique that can be easily learned and self-applied for an enormous array of problems. It is excellent for depression, as well as virtually any emotional disturbance, phobia, fear, traumatic memory, negative thought, and even for many physical problems (including some chronic problems that may have been unsuccessfully treated for years using all sort of conventional and alternative methods).
By tapping on these electrochemical activation points, the nervous system is balanced, and the emotional center of the brain (the amygdala) ceases it's reactivity to the disturbing negative thought, image, memory, or whatever the case may be. Studies now show that tapping quickly reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol...
Learn more about Meridian Tapping and EFT
EFT and Energy-Coaching by Phone
Meridian Tapping/EFT can be enhanced when done both face to face with a coach or therapist, as well as by phone. Once you learn the 8 major points to tap on your body (very simple), you can follow the coach's verbal cues and get wonderful results. In fact, I find that working by phone can minimize distractions and facilitate a deeper connection. Working with a therapist or coach can help you to define your core issues that need work, and help you find just the right words to describe the issue as you tap - an essential element for getting the best results.
Now, with Skype audio or web cam - you can even have a "face-to-face" session, just as you would if you came to my office, (and without long-distance charges).
707/326-5566 or Email: BSchwarcz@sbcglobal.net
EFT-by-Phone: Energy Coaching Sessions
Learn to Meditate: Joy Lies Within
The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul."
"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."
Healing The Apparent Self
Of The Ignorance Of
The True Self Is The Ultimate
Essence Of All Healing"
You always have the ability to go within and to surrender to your own Higher Self - your eternal and ever present Consciousness. Here is the source of your true happiness, bliss and contentment. That which you seek in the world is already here, within you Now.
Try my free guided meditation here and now. Just make yourself comfortable, stop what you're doing and take a 15 minute break to feed your soul:
This guided meditation audio, along with an additional segment is now available for sale on my website. You can listen to part one (the first 15 minute meditation) for free directly on the site, or by clicking the player below. The second link below will allow you to download the 15 minute meditation for your personal use - only available for free through this newsletter.
More Tips on Beginning Meditation....
Meditation is not the same as contemplation. It is not sitting a thinking deep thoughts. And it is not about trying to stop your thoughts. If we were so blessed to have the ability to stop our thoughts at will, we'd experience bliss and peace with ease. It takes a little more practice than that.
All the thoughts that continually circulate in the mind, the habitual thought patterns that we know so well, need time to calm down. Like a pebble thrown into a lake - it forms ripples. If you sit still and watch them, they will go on and on for a long time, but gradually the lake becomes still. Eventually it becomes like a perfect mirror. Watching with focused awareness is "concentration." Coming to that place of stillness and clarity is the state of "meditation." Sustained concentration and mindfulness leads to the state of meditation. And meditation leads to states of higher consciousness and bliss.
To meditate deeply, you must be still. This takes some will, some practice and some patience. If you move - even wrinkle your nose or blink an eye, it sends ripples into the lake of the mind. So also the breath agitates the mind. The breath is like the wind. If it is uneven, shallow and agitated, it blows ripples into the lake of the mind. As the breath becomes calmer, deeper and more even, the mind becomes that as well, until it is clear and perfect like the sky that it reflects.
Practice daily, without self-judgment. Gradually you will begin to feel the benefits in your health, your happiness, and your outer life.
Yogic Breathing Techniques to Supercharge and Balance You
Pranayama – literally “life-force control” – are powerful techniques for shifting your consciousness, purifying mind and body, and raising your energy. Pranayama is a core part of several types of Yoga and is an excellent addition to any meditation practice. Pranayama are dynamic and invigorating and you will feel the benefits immediately.
Learn Pranayama techniques - Bhastrika, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, Surya Bheda and more
Learn more about yoga and meditation for health, happiness and vitality.
ASK THE THERAPIST
My website now offers F*R*E*E answers to your most pressing questions. You can choose to submit them with or without your name, or make up a name. If it's a well written question that I feel our readers can benefit from, I will answer it and post both your question and my answer on it's own special page on my website. Others can comment, or give their own advice too. Where else can you get instant advice from a licensed psychotherapist? Ask Away! I'll do my best to give a helpful answer.
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Don't Give Up!
Every life challenge is an opportunity to awaken. There is no situation that is hopeless. Something positive, healing and transformative is possible in all circumstances, even when we can't recognize it at the time. Sometimes we forge ourselves out of the fire of suffering and loss, and it isn't until the end that we realize what a beautiful work of art has emerged within. The glory of waking up can't be experienced if you don't first accept that you are asleep.
May we all find peace. May we all know joy. May we all be liberated from fear, and released from illusions. May we all return to the Truth of our inner Light.
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Wishing you health and great joy!
Benjamin Schwarcz, MFT is licensed psychotherapist (#mfc35606), meditation teacher, and energy coach with a private practice at 509 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401. He can be reached at 707-326-5566.
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