Monday, April 30, 2012

FREE Tele-Seminar on Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) For "Trauma Mamas"

You know you're a "trauma mama" when you're just desperate enough to suspend your skepticism and try new therapies that before parenting traumatized children you would have considered too "out there" to give a second thought to. One of the things that falls into that category for me is tapping, also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I have always been skeptical of trying new therapies that aren't heavily evidence-based, however the stresses of parenting and trying to help heal children with an alphabet soup of diagnoses (ADHD, bipolar, ODD, attachment disorder, FASD, etc) leads a lot of adoptive and foster parents to open their minds to trying alternative treatments.

This week I'm going to stretch myself and step out of my comfort zone to participate in a FREE tele-seminar by EFT guru Brad Yates that's specifically for "Super Moms" - Otherwise known as you and I. Another "trauma mama" blogger convinced Brad Yates to do this free EFT phone-in seminar for parents like us whose kids have experienced abuse and neglect (or even "just" the trauma of being adopted at birth which is, yes, a trauma in and of itself). Dads and moms of kids with special needs are welcome.

Emotional Freedom Technique, or "tapping," has no negative side effects. It's incredibly safe and gentle, because it only involves tapping gently on acupressure points while stating affirmations. It's really almost that simple. So, at worst, it won't help. At best, it can be transformative. At Parenting in SPACE I heard many families talking about the wonderful help its given them as parents and also the gifts it's given their challenging children. EFT is believed to reduce the emotional impact of stressful incidents, so it's especially appropriate for parents who are living in chaotic households due to their childrens' special needs, or to children or adults who've experienced any kind of trauma.

Brad Yates is the author of several books including The Wizard's Wish: Or, How He Made the Yuckies Go Away - A Story About the Magic in You. This book is a story for children about using EFT to reduce stress and negative emotions.

If you'd like to read about how "tapping" or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has helped other foster and adoptive families (including skeptical ones), check out Christine Moers' post My Crush on Brad Yates and Lindsay's post Snake Oil, Kitty Litter in Capsules, and Such Witchery.

Click here for information on calling in for this free session. I'll be there!