EFT for Cancer Support
Many practioners shy away from the prospect of working with clients with cancer, or another potentially life threatening illness. This workshop is to empower therapists of all modalities, who offer EFT tapping in their work, to clear their doubts and fears about this field and offer clear comprehensive structures within which to support clients with cancer.
It is hard to escape the connection between the mind and disease. We are aware of the effect of long term stress on our bodies and mind, whether that presents in depression, panic attacks, migraines, ulcers, or even heart attacks. Yet stress is not a physical thing in itself, it is an accumulation of negative thoughts created by our response to our environment and life experience. But it is all energy. Our thoughts have a direct effect on our physical being… what if we can change our thoughts, what possibilities might that offer? The mind, and what it believes, directly influences our healing abilities. This is no different with cancer. Disease is dis-ease. The body doesn’t lie, we simply need to learn to listen to it, all the information for healing is there.
In his book, ‘It’s the Thought That Counts’, Dr David Hamilton writes:
"Although there are many different causes of cancer, for instance, one factor that seems to have an influence is the suppression of negative emotion. It has been shown that cancer generally progresses fastest in people who hold in deep emotional pain which has often built up over many years. The great news is that releasing the pain can halt and even reverse the cancer."
There are many areas where EFT tapping has been shown to be useful working with cancer, both alongside mainstream medical health approaches and complementary therapies. Tapping is a powerful adjunct and support to treatment of all sorts and can be used to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It further provides us with a way of supporting ourselves through the emotional rollercoaster of a cancer diagnosis, as well as working with the trauma of the diagnosis itself, and helping facilitate any life style changes that may be necessary following diagnosis. And at the very least, it is a self help tool for managing intense emotional states - and it works. There is much that you can do to support yourself in this area, but it can be helpful to enlist the support and expertise of an experience practitioner to guide you on your tapping path.
The really exciting part of that is that with the tapping techniques we have the tool which you can use to support yourself as you experience your cancer journey!
The Nancy Salmon Trust
We have had the privilege of being involved with The Nancy Salmon Trust, training practitioners on their behalf within the NHS. We are very excited to be involved in this ongoing project.
The Nancy Salmon Trust was established in memory of Dr. Nancy Salmon, a GP in Castle Hedingham, Essex. Nancy was a dedicated doctor who had an holistic approach to healing. In her practice she would use traditional drugs and investigations as appropriate but on occasions she could also offer homeopathic remedies and/or EFT as an alternative or supplementary treatment.
When she died in May 2009 her husband, parents and sister agreed that a fund which could provide money to train EFT and MLD therapists would be a fitting memorial to Nancy and her dream. The memorial fund later became a charitable trust with the objectives to provide EFT tapping and MLD training for NHS and hospice staff in Essex and the surrounding areas.
The memorial fund later became a charitable trust with the objectives to provide EFT and MLD training for NHS and hospice staff in Essex and the surrounding areas.
"Even Though I Have Cancer..." by Emma Roberts, £15.99
Using EFT with Cancer DVD with Emma Roberts, £10
Further training for practitioners:
For in an depth training programme for practitioners wanting to work in this field please see:
Note: While EFT seems to have supported remarkable changes in many emotional and physical issues to date, it should not be used instead of appropriate medical care. You should always consult your doctor before using any form of self-treatment.