Unlocking the treasures of the heart

EFT Brighton and Hove

 

How often do you take the time to sit quietly and really listen to your heart? With the busy lives many of us lead the chances are not very often. Our industrial society treats human beings as parts in a giant machine and there has been no place for the heart and it’s wisdom.

Instead we are taught that to be happy we must be successful and to be successful we need to work harder and harder to gain more material wealth.  I’m not saying all material wealth is bad. I like my material comforts as much as the next person but I have personally found the idea that a life of comfort and convenience is the road to happiness has not been true for me.

I found our busy noisy world was the road to stress and a breakdown. I know I am not alone. The reason everyone is so stressed is because they are following the conditioning of working harder and harder to achieve happiness through material gain and finding it’s not working. If it was working they would feel happy not stressed.

 

The origin of stress is fear

What many people fail to realise because they are too busy being stressed on the treadmill of industrial life is that stress originates from the emotion of fear. In evolutionary terms the industrial revolution happened in the blink of an eye and for many thousands of years before life evolved more slowly and the human body, mind and spirit had time to adapt.

The body is a highly adaptive survival organism that was designed with the three responses to a threat of death. Fight, flight and freeze. This programming is very strong because it had to be as back then it really could mean the difference between life and death.

 

Is stress really the way to happiness? 

In the concrete cities we now inhabit we no longer have the same type of threats to our survival but the body is still programmed to respond in this way to perceived threats. Instead of the fear of being eaten by a predator we have the fear of of being fired from our job. Instead of the fear of starvation we fear we don’t have the perfect body to be attractive and loved. The stress we experience is based on these fears of not working hard enough to be successful at our jobs, bodies, social lives and relationships. We put enormous pressure on ourselves because we were taught from childhood that this is how we’ll achieve happiness.  But can being in a fearful and stressed state really be the way to happiness?

 

Stress disconnects us from source

In a state of stress our heart rhythms become erratic. Our frontal cortex shuts down and we are unable to think clearly and solve problems. In this state we are also cut off from our connection to source through our heart and are unable to access it’s divine wisdom. As many people are in a state of fight or flight almost 24 7 they are not able to connect with their heart’s guidance and so their actions are controlled by fear and stress not love.

 

EFT helps us unlock the treasures of the heart 

If the stress we feel is not acknowledged and released eventually the body will try and speak to you through physical symptoms and disease. EFT can help us understand the emotions behind the stress and where they originate from. Through tapping we can begin to open our hearts once again to connect with the truth of our emotions and release them. Once you recognise that all feelings, even the painful ones have a role to play in guiding you on your soul path it becomes easier to accept them as important wisdom from your heart.

When you unlock the pain held in your heart and release it you are free to rediscover all the other treasures contained within it that are difficult to access in an emotionally blocked state. Feelings of love, joy, compassion and gratitude for life. A true heart centred connection to other people and to life itself. In opening our hearts and releasing pain we find ourselves coming home to the eternal love of our soul.

© Amy Branton

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice covering Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Shoreham-By-Sea and Lancing dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives by improving their emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

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How Matrix Reimprinting can help you change your beliefs to change your life

It can be a challenge to describe what Matrix Reimprinting is and how it works. Talking about quantum physics and energy can leave some people cold or confused so one of the best ways I find is to share people’s experiences during their sessions (with permission of course).

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to work with Robert at the mind, body, spirit fair in Hove. Robert explained his issue was that he was feeling anxiety because he worked in a stressful environment and would often find himself feeling overwhelmed with all he had to do. He also felt the need to take on his colleagues work as well to ‘make sure it got done in time’. As is common in a highly stressful corporate environment his anxiety was increased because he felt if he didn’t finish everything in time his performance would be judged.

 

Tapping on anxiety

We began with classic EFT tapping on Robert’s anxiety in his stomach. Even though anxiety is what we call a global issue by tapping on it we were able to unlock some more specific feelings around his situation at work. Whilst tapping on global issues can bring some relief for EFT to be really effective we need to tap on specific emotional, sensory or physical details usually encapsulated in a memory.

 

The colour of emotions

Sometimes in an EFT session we will use colour to help connect with the emotion that’s come up. Colour is energy and helps us connect directly to the subconscious. Often in a session when our client says the colour is changing it is a sign they are releasing emotion and this is what happened with Robert.  As the session progressed the anxiety in his stomach shifted and became a pain in his lower back. This is also common occurrence in an EFT session as we begin shifting energy it can move around the body.

 

The emotional cause of lower back pain

The pain in Robert’s lower back was a clue for me that at some point in his life he had not felt supported and when I mentioned this to him it made Robert think about feeling responsible. At this point he made a leap across time when a childhood memory surfaced. In this memory he was 9 years old, his mum and dad had just split up and he was feeling the weight of responsibility of looking after his mum.

 

Uncovering a core belief

Once we had identified where he had first felt this feeling of responsibility earlier in his life. I was able to help Robert step into the memory and tap on his younger self to enable him to let go of the emotions connected to feeling responsible and to uncover the core belief that he had to look after his mum which led to him feeling he had to look after everyone at work.

 

Sunshine

Matrix Reimprinting helps you create a picture that reflects new positive beliefs about yourself

 

Creating a new positive picture

Robert could now see how this belief formed when he was 9 years old, was still controlling his behaviour at work and probably in other situations ever since. He was then able to help the younger self change that belief to one that supported a more healthy approach to his work so he would no longer feel anxiety because he could choose not to take on his colleague’s responsibility to get their work done on time.

We then invited Robert’s younger self to create a new positive picture to replace the old memory and reinforce this new realisation. At the end of the session he felt a weight had been lifted and his anxiety had gone.

The real power of Matrix Reimprinting is in its ability to help you uncover the limiting beliefs that you have been unconsciously creating your life from often since childhood. Once you identify the limiting beliefs that have been controlling your behaviour you are free to create new beliefs that expand your possibilities and opportunities in life. By healing the past you really can transform your future.

© Amy Branton.

Amy Branton is an Advanced EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner. She runs Free Heart EFT, a heart centred therapy practice dedicated to helping people bring positive change into their lives by improving their emotional, physical, spiritual health and well being.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

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5 ways to improve your emotional health

The importance of emotional health

The Institute of Heart Math Research Center has spent the last 20 years focusing on the heart- brain connection and discovering the benefits to our physical health of being in a positive emotional state. When we are in what’s known as the coherent heart state measured as 0.1 frequency using an EEG monitor. Our mind, body, spirit and emotions are working harmoniously together. In this optimum state we are better able to communicate, solve problems, be creative and even have better physical co-ordination. This is a good place for us to be living our lives from but trying to be in a state of heart coherence in our fast paced technological society can prove challenging to say the least. Whilst there is a big focus on physical exercise and appearance there is little recognition of the need to look after our emotional health and the detrimental effect it can have on our well being if we don’t. This coupled with the British cultural conditioning of keeping ‘a stiff upper lip’ means as a nation we are very good at repressing our emotions rather than expressing and releasing them.

There is growing evidence from the new science of Epigenetics that this strategy for coping with emotions is the root cause of many physical symptoms and disease we experience. Bruce Lipton, a stem-cell biologist discovered it’s the emotional environment we create in our mind that impacts the health of our cells not our genes. This discovery means we can no longer ignore our feelings and emotions. Finding ways to ensure we spend time in the coherent heart state is not just something we should ‘fit in’ our busy lives but a state we should aim to be in constantly. We need to recognise that slowing down and feeling gratitude and appreciation for life will bring many benefits to mind, body and spirit that our modern society does not make time for.

Here I outline 5 healthy habits you can develop to improve your emotional health

Create some daily quiet time

Find a time every day that you can turn everything off and spend some time in a quiet place. Switch off the TV, Computer, Phone and whatever other gadgets you feel like you can’t live without and spend at least 15 minutes just listening to what comes up for you. There maybe emotions and feelings you find uncomfortable and you may have the urge to grab your phone or computer to distract yourself. The reality is those emotions and feelings are trying to get your attention for a good reason. This is an opportunity to tune into your heart and listen to what it’s telling you and the first step towards creating a deeper connection with yourself and your inner world.

Griffith Park Meditation

Find some daily quiet time to listen within

 

Develop an awareness of when you are stressed 

Modern society and our use of technology has brought us many advantages but an unwelcome consequence has been our levels of stress have increased. The commute on the tube, the bullying boss, the relationship that’s not going quite according to plan and the cigarettes and wine you tell yourself are relaxing you at the end of the day are all contributing factors to your stress. For some people stress becomes a way of life but this is when it get’s dangerous. Your body was never designed to be in a constant state of stress and if you don’t take time to become aware of when you are stressed sooner or later you will experience burn out, illness and in some cases serious disease.

Take the time to notice when you begin to feel stressed, how you feel in your body, the thoughts that are running through your head and how this effects the way you interact with others. Once you’ve noticed when you are feeling stressed you can learn healthier ways to reduce it than drinking another cup of coffee or smoking a cigarette. Believe me these are adding to your stress, not reducing it!

 

Learn EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique is fast becoming the safe and easy way to release stressful feelings in the body and mind. Whilst focusing on the stressful feelings in your body that may manifest as a tight chest, knot in your stomach or other physical sensation caused by stress. You tap on a sequence of meridian points to rebalance your energy and bring you back into the parasympathetic calm state when you have been triggered into a stressed or fight/flight state . EFT is also known as ‘emotional acupuncture’ and the basic tapping points can be found here http://www.freehearteft.co.uk/howtotap.html. Learning to tap rather than reach for a cigarette or a glass of wine that just have the effect of suppressing your feelings is a much healthier way for you to deal with stress and will help you return to a coherent heart state associated with optimum health.

 

Be kind to yourself

Our money focused society conditions us to believe that being successful means having more money, more stuff, more sex and more power. This means we are all working really hard to achieve these goals that if we really stopped and thought about it. We might realise are not bringing us the happiness we were promised but instead are making us feel like we never have enough and feeling stressed because we are chasing an impossible dream which wasn’t ours in the first place. Participating in this competitive culture can mean we are very hard on ourselves as each of our achievements is barely acknowledged in our race to achieve the next goal, pay rise or rung up the ladder. Being kind to yourself means working out what’s right for you rather than blindly following someone else’s ideas about what makes a successful life and what brings happiness. The reality is happiness is very personal and only you know what truly makes you happy. The greatest kindness you can give yourself is taking the time to work out what happiness means to you. There is no better way to improve your emotional health than taking whatever action you need to make sure your life has the right mix of ingredients that make you happy.

 

Find a community of like-minds

Once you’ve identified what makes you happy and experienced the benefits of improving your emotional health. You can further support yourself by finding a community of like-minded people who have similar ways of bringing happiness into their lives. It may be by listening to your heart you have identified some situations or habits in your current life that are not supporting your emotional health and that you need to let go of that which is no longer serving you. Being in a community of like-minds can help you ensure you find the support you need whilst you develop new habits that improve your emotional and physical health as you embark on this new path.

The more you experience the benefits to body, mind and spirit of improving your emotional health the easier it is to continue on this new path and begin to share the benefits with others. Never underestimate the impact you can have on others as they see the positive effect the changes you have made bring to you and the potential for themselves.

© Amy Branton.

Find a like-minded community

Finding a community of like-minds can help improve your emotional health

 

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice covering Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Shoreham-By-Sea and Lancing dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives by improving their emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

https://twitter.com/amyfreeheart

http://www.facebook.com/FreeHeartEFT

 

Using EFT to learn the language of emotions

If someone asked you what’s the main way people communicate with each other the chances are you’d say talking. There is a lot of emphasis on learning the spoken word and of course it’s a very important aspect of human communication. However it may surprise you to know talking is only responsible for 7% of our communication, especially when you consider how much talking we all do.  In fact 55% of communication is visual (body language and eye contact) and 38% is vocal (tone of voice, pitch, speed and volume)

 

People talking

Talking is only responsible for 7% of communication

 

Communicating with our emotions

There is another language much less recognised but equally important and that is the language of emotions. As children we are much more connected to our emotional state unable to hide what we are feeling in the moment. In our society however, emotions are often seen as a weakness and as our conditioning takes over we are taught that being ‘too emotional’ is not a desirable way of behaving and so we learn to censor ourselves to fit in and be ‘normal’.

This conditioning means we can become very disconnected from our true feelings and when we face a challenge in our lives that is emotionally upsetting we are taught to suppress those feelings rather than express and release them. Although a certain amount of emotional censorship is necessary for society to function effectively. Unfortunately for many people suppressing their emotions over a period of time can lead to mental or physical illness and disease.

 

Emotions are recorded at a cellular level

Ignoring emotions does not mean they go away. Instead they go into the body ‘recorded’ at a cellular level and stay there until such time as they are released. But as we are not taught how to effectively do this the average person is carrying around layers of emotions from all of their traumatic experiences from childhood or even previous life times.

 

Our emotional environment affects our genes

The importance of the mind-body connection is being increasingly accepted and new sciences such as Epigenetics are able to show that both the emotional ‘environment’ of our inner world and our physical environment can have either a positive or negative impact on the health of our genes. For this reason it’s important to be aware of what emotional environment you are creating on a daily basis.

Is it one filled with positive thoughts that bring a feeling of joy and love into your heart or is it one filled with thoughts that have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing? Chances are it’s the latter and everyday you are creating an internal environment filled with thoughts and emotions that are keeping you from an optimum state of health and wellbeing whilst at the same time blocking your authentic self, in fact you may not even know who this self is.  This is where energy psychology therapies such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting, a recent and very powerful evolution of EFT can be very helpful.

 

Onion Heart

Peeling away the layers of emotions

 

Peeling the onion

EFT and Matrix Reimprinting are powerful therapies that enable you to learn the language of your emotions.  As you tap on an issue and connect with what physical sensation it creates in your body you go on a unique journey that involves peeling away the layers of emotions that are causing this block in your meridian energy system, a network of pathways and energy points that run through your body.

We call this the onion effect and what EFT is really good at is helping you identify your emotions as part of the process of peeling away those layers that are blocking you from connecting with your original being of peace and love. Once the layers have been removed Matrix Reimprinting can be used to help you re-connect with your authentic self by healing the younger parts of you that have been holding these emotions for many years.

 

Shine the light of your authentic self

Taking the time to learn the language of emotions using EFT can literally change your life. Instead of remaining stuck in a place, job, relationship that is no longer working for you or perhaps never was. You can clear the layers of emotion and self-limiting beliefs caused by them that are keeping you stuck.

The wonderful thing is once they have been cleared you are free to shine the bright light of your authentic self into the world and begin to consciously create your life in a way that works for you.

It is only when you begin living from this state of being that you will see your outer world transform as it begins to reflect your light back to you.

© Amy Branton.

 

 

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice covering Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Shoreham-By-Sea and Lancing dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives by improving their emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

https://twitter.com/amyfreeheart

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Tapping into the power of dreams with EFT

EFT for dreams

Tapping into the power of dreams with EFT

Dreams are a doorway into the unconscious mind we access when we are asleep. Although we may not always remember them we are dreaming every night with the majority of people having between 3 to 5 dreams a night. Dreams act as a kind of pressure gauge allowing us to process feelings and emotions we may not be consciously aware of in our waking life. As such they can be used for healing as our unconscious mind is helping us process unresolved emotions as it works towards making us whole again.

Feelings are the fabric of dreams

Dreams are an undervalued resource but the language of dreams is very powerful and worth investing time in learning. Taken literally dreams can seem confusing and strange and there are many dream interpretation books available that explain the psychological meaning of elements in your dream. Whilst they are useful they only give definitions for individual dream elements. The most important aspect though is the feelings experienced by the dreamer during the dream as they are the fabric that connect all the different elements and hold the key to interpreting the dream correctly. But there is another way we can effectively work with dreams- we can tap on them.

Dream Tapping

When we have a particularly vivid dream or a recurring dream we can use tapping to help us understand what the dream is really about and what our unconscious mind is trying to communicate to us. Jungian dream analysis is based on the idea that all elements in the dream are parts of our psyche.  By re-entering a dream and tapping on dream symbols your conscious mind can enter into a dialogue with the unconscious parts of you who may have been previously ignored or denied. Using dream tapping you create a connection between these two brain wave states whilst you are awake. By doing this you are learning to communicate with the vast database of knowledge that is the unified energy field. This is the knowledge of your higher self or soul self.

 

Dream Tapping

Using EFT to tap into the knowledge of your higher self

 

Dreams connect us to source

When we dream we return to source energy and the brain is using symbols from the collective unconscious to represent your thoughts and feelings. This is why you can find yourself dreaming about a place, a person or an experience you have not had in your current lifetime. This is a way everyone can understand and experience the interconnectedness of everything. Your dreams will follow where your daily consciousness is focusing so the state of your dreams is a good way to measure whether your subconcious thoughts are predominantly positive or negative. This is important because it’s our subconscious thoughts that are impacting energetically on our lives and can either be supporting or blocking our progress on our desired life path.

Working with emotional metaphors

We don’t have to wait until we are asleep to access these dream symbols we can also use tapping to connect us to the higher dimensional energies that dreams also originate from. When we work metaphorically with emotional energy we are using the language of dreams to transform it. We can also use tapping to tune into positive dreams where we feel joy, happiness, love and peace to begin working with this soul energy in a deeper way. Bringing it from the dream world into our waking reality. This is the energy used in Matrix Reimprinting sessions to create the new picture we send out from our heart.

Dreams are a doorway to our inner power

In this time of rapid transition and change it has never been more important to transform and release fear-based emotions from our dreams and be sending positive emotions and images out from our hearts into the world. Many of us have been sleepwalking through life disconnected from our inner power to transform our lives and our world. Dreams are a doorway to that inner power and connection to source energy. It is time for us to start using this power wisely.

© Amy Branton.

 

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice covering Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Shoreham-By-Sea and Lancing dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives by improving their emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

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Tuning into a higher consciousness

 

Science has proved that we are surrounded by different types of electromagnetic waves. There are radio waves, infrared, microwaves, x-rays, gamma rays and ultraviolet that we can’t see and visible light that we can see as colours of the rainbow. Even though we cannot see microwaves we know that something is creating the heat that cooks our food and when we press the remote control the channel changes on the television although infrared is not visible to the human eye. Just because we cannot see it doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

 

Thoughts and emotions are energy

In this energetic universe we live in there are many different types of energy we can tune into. Although we cannot see them we experience them through our other senses. Thoughts and emotions are forms of energy we are sending out constantly that impact on ourselves and other people. We also experience them physically as feelings in our body.

 

Tuning into the energy of love 

Imagine you are like a radio and that during this time of shifting consciousness you have a choice about which type of energy you tune into. You can continue tuning into the mainstream media’s energy of lack and fear that can keep you stuck in a place that is no longer relevant to you or you can choose to tune into a higher vibrational energy of healing and love as you move towards your awakened state.

When we use EFT to tap into the matrix of energy, not only are we tapping into emotional, mental and sensory information we are also tapping into the higher dimensional energy of love. It is this energy of love we use to create our new positive picture that we send out into the universe from our hearts during the session.

 

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You can choose to tune into the higher vibrational energy of love

 

The human energy field

If you think this is fluffy spiritual nonsense think again. Scientists are now able to measure our aura or ‘human energy field’ proving that we emit our own waves of energy. The Institute of Heartmath Research Center has been researching the electromagnetic field of the heart and how it communicates with the brain for the last two decades. What they have discovered is the heart has an electromagnetic energy field 60 times greater than that of the brain and affects every cell in the body. They have also shown how the electromagnetic fields of our hearts communicate with each other and how connecting with positive heart felt emotions has a beneficial effect on our physical health and wellbeing and those we are connected to.

 

Emerging higher consciousness

When we send our new positive picture from our heart out into the matrix we are making our own important contribution to the emerging higher consciousness of love. By releasing our emotional pain and opening our hearts we are creating an opportunity not only to heal ourselves but also to heal each other and the earth on which all life depends.

© Amy Branton

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice covering Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Lewes, Shoreham-By-Sea and Lancing dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives by improving their emotional, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

https://twitter.com/amyfreeheart

http://www.facebook.com/FreeHeartEFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A free heart is a happy heart

The healing path is the way back to your heart.

In life you will find many pathways to choose from. You may try different routes and travel far but only the healing path helps you find your way back to your heart…

This healing journey can be challenging as we navigate the emotionally painful experiences we will inevitably face in our lives. It doesn’t help that in our society showing emotion is considered to be a sign of weakness so we are taught to suppress and deny emotions rather than express and release them.

But often these challenging and painful experiences lead to us closing our heart to protect us as we fear being hurt again. Whilst it’s an understandable strategy to avoid further pain, emotions are energy and for us to stay healthy they need to flow otherwise suppressed emotions will eventually manifest as physical symptoms and disease in the body. It also disconnects us from our hearts guidance and wisdom. It is our heart that is our creative centre and it needs to be open for us to tap into our connection with the creative intelligence of the cosmos.

Free your heart with EFT and Matrix Reimprinting 

This is why freeing your heart from the emotional pain of the past is so important. Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting, a recent evolution of EFT are two revolutionary therapies from the emerging field of energy psychology that can help set you free from the pain of the past and open your heart to the joys of life again. They combine talking therapy with the eastern meridian energy system and are often referred to as ‘emotional acupuncture’ or ‘tapping’.

By focusing on your emotional issue whilst tapping on a sequence of meridian points on the head, upper body and hands you connect simultaneously with mental, emotional, sensory and higher dimensional information and energy within the subconscious mind to find the memories that are the root cause, clear the stuck energy that you’ve been carrying around often for many years and create new positive images in your subconscious mind. These positive images not only make us feel better emotionally but in studies undertaken by the Institute of Heart Math Research Center it has been proven that positive emotions also boost our immune system and so improve our physical health.

Co-creating with the universe

When you release the energetic blocks that have been holding you back and open your heart you are able to use this freed energy as a positive power source to begin co-creating with the universe, growing in new directions and creating what you desire in your life.

A free heart is a happy heart…

© Amy Branton

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

https://twitter.com/amyfreeheart

http://www.facebook.com/FreeHeartEFT

New pathways of possibility

The leaf has many pathways of veins because it needs to maximise the amount of water and nutrients it gets from the environment to help it grow and survive. In a similar way we need to ensure our thinking doesn’t get stuck traveling down the same limited routes but stays open to new pathways of thought that provide the nourishment of new ideas and possibilities for life.

New pathways of possibility and positivity

You can teach an old dog new tricks

Einstein said we cannot solve our problem with the same mind set that created it so it follows we need new ways of thinking to replace our old negative thought patterns. The old view was that ‘a leopard can’t change it’s spots or ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ both great examples of limiting thoughts that make you believe the brain is a compartmentalized static machine and once ‘thought pathways’ are deeply ingrained change is not possible. However the science of neural plasticity has found the brain is actually a highly adaptable and dynamic organ capable of generating new neurons and new neural pathways. This means limiting patterns of thought and behaviour; that often have their origins in childhood; can be replaced by more positive ones and this is exactly what happens during a matrix session.

We know the subconscious mind seeks to protect us by triggering our amygdala when it reads a situation as a threat to our survival but over time we can find this becomes a problem when we are held back by fears from our past, remaining stuck in patterns of thought that reinforce the neural pathways which both create and perpetuate those fears.

21 days to create new neural pathways

These patterns of thought contribute to our morphic fields. These are fields that organize our characteristic activity and behaviour and the more often we repeat these behaviours the stronger our fields become. This is why it’s important to reimprint your new positive picture for 21 days because that’s the time it takes for new neural pathways to form and to ensure the old pathways to the negative memory you worked on break down. The more you bring that new memory to mind and send it out into the matrix the stronger your new positive field will become.

Field of attraction

Another reason to reimprint the image for 21 days is that strong emotions help imprint new patterns of thought and strengthen neural networks. We can use the same ability the survival brain has to imprint an emotionally traumatic experience in the subconscious to help us avoid the situation again to reinforce the positive emotions attached to our new picture. Experiencing the image with all five senses touch, sound, smell, sight and taste helps make it as real as possible which also has a strengthening effect. Once we replace the negative images in our field with more positive ones we begin to attract more life-enhancing experiences towards us that reflect these new positive images and in turn strengthen our positive field of attraction.  If you build it they will come.

© Amy Branton.

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using MatrIx Reimprinting and Emotional Freedom Technique

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

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Healing is believing

I tried many therapies on my healing journey and the reason I chose to train in EFT and Matrix Reimprinting is because they are about empowering people. I think the most important gift that can be given is a belief in the power to heal yourself because we all have an innate ability but are not taught how to use this. Especially in western society where too often we give our power away to medical professionals who are focused solely on physical symptoms that only tell part of the story.

We are also disempowered by western media and it’s steady, unrelenting stream of fear pumped out through the main media channels because the physiological and psychological responses to fear keep us thinking small and easy to manipulate. We have lived this way for a long time relying on the big systems of governments and corporations to ‘look after us’ feed us, clothe us, cure us and in doing so gave a way our power. More people are waking up to the high price we have paid for the comfort and convenience provided by industrial society in the form of increased alcoholism, depression, cancer, obesity, smoking related diseases, environmental and body pollution from chemical drugs and toiletries, preservatives and pesticides to name a few.

That’s just the way it is

Many of us conditioned since birth to believe this is the only way to live, that’s ‘just the way it is’. But we have created this ‘reality’ ourselves and we can create a new reality through changing the way we think and behave. We have the power to change the content and direction of our lives with our thoughts. EFT and Matrix re-imprinting are healing processes for our times, helping us heal from the fear, anxiety and stress that has been both created and driven by the dominant belief system of consumption we have all been conditioned to follow.

Our real needs

It is time for us to admit there are other ‘basic needs’ beyond food and shelter that have not been met by consumer society, needs that have been ignored, denied and even ridiculed. The need to feel free, to explore, to be creative, the need to feel self love and acceptance, the need to share our deeper feelings about life including the often denied feelings of fear, loneliness and anxiety, the need to share our truth whatever it may be and be heard, the need to have time and space to be ourselves not being on a relentless never ending tread mill of production at the expense of our own energy and the resources and energy of the earth, the need for hugs, love, affection and friendship, the need to learn and grow, the need for support, the need to be healthy, the need to look after our well  being, the need to feel connected to the earth, the need to feel an important part of this ongoing planetary evolution, the need to feel like we matter, the need to feel gratitude for our lives, the need to feel compassion for others, to care for all life forms that are part of the web of life, the need to understand we are a thread in the web not the masters of it. These needs are universal to all humans.

Outer change starts within

Inner change is the first step to creating a different world, our inner and outer worlds are completely connected and affected by each other. We have the power to make new rules, create a different belief system one that honours and values life, that sees the beauty in the natural world, the ingenuity which we humans can never hope to surpass, the intelligence in nature that we have turned away from in our desire to control our world and make nature our slave and in doing so we have enslaved ourselves.  We need to feel the love that it has for us, we are the children of the earth not the masters and everything we have is what our parent earth has given us. For too long we have been taking with no thought for the harm we’ve been doing, showing no gratitude and offering nothing in return.

Heal the earth through healing yourself

We have been taught to participate in the consumer belief system that is based on ruining the ecosystems of the planet on which all life is dependant. Many books have been written, many activists have exhausted themselves but still the majority continue on this path. We have lost our ability to visualise another way of living, we think it’s about going backwards or ‘giving up’ our material comforts. But if we can see it as an opportunity to begin living from our true nature as multifaceted and connected energetic beings with mental, emotional and spiritual bodies in addition to the physical one we are conditioned to focus on. We can begin to envision a new way of living in harmony with each other and the planet. As each individual commits to healing him or herself they are simultaneously helping to heal the rest of humanity and our relationship with the earth.

© Amy Branton.

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

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What to do when the fear-mind takes over

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We are living in times of rapid and profound change with a growing recognition that we need to move away from solely focusing on industrial growth and materialism towards building a life-sustaining society that benefits the health of the individual, the community and the ecosystems on which all life is dependant. In the natural world change is constant it’s only in the human world we try and control our lives to avoid change as we fear we won’t survive it.

But change is necessary for us to grow and change involves risk. When a seed is germinated and it becomes a seedling there is a risk that it might get eaten or not have enough food or water to survive. However the risk is necessary for it to fulfil its destiny of growing into a plant that will then propagate the species contributing to its evolutionary journey.

Some of you are choosing to proactively change your lives because of dissatisfaction with your old life and a desire to be part of this positive shift but for others perhaps change has been forced upon you.  Regardless of how change is initiated it is possible for you to see it as an opportunity to reassess your life and the path you are currently on rather than becoming overwhelmed by fear of the unknown.

Challenges of change

When you let go of the day-to-day activities that kept you busy in our old life you find a space is created that makes it easier to listen to your inner voice.  It would be great if all you had to do was listen but this is just the first stage to bringing major change to your life. The biggest challenge to taking action based on the guidance of your heart is confronting the fear-mind. You will recognise the fear-mind when you start hearing all the reasons why you can’t do what you’re heart is telling you because:

It’s too difficult

It will never work

So and so tried it and look what happened to them

What if I can’t earn enough money doing the thing I love?

I’m not good enough

I’m too old to start again

What if it doesn’t work out?

What if I don’t meet anyone else?

The list can be endless and designed to do one thing and one thing only. Protect you from taking risks and remind you of all the times it didn’t work out in the past to keep you ‘safe’ in your comfort zone. However for many of you your comfort zone is often a place you reached because of limiting beliefs about yourself and what you could achieve in life rather than a place you consciously visualised and worked towards manifesting. Do you ever wonder who you would be and where you would be without the fear-mind holding you back?

Tapping into positivity and possibility

When you find the fear-mind has taken over but you also know that change will be a good thing for you. Tapping is a great way to acknowledge your fearful thoughts and get to the root of them. Acknowledging your fears instead of denying or suppressing them is the first step to overcoming them.

When you tap on these thoughts you can access the first time you felt this feeling which will usually be an early traumatic memory where you created a self-limiting belief about yourself or you will recognise the voice of an adult authority figure speaking their conditioned fears that you absorbed as your own. Other memories where these beliefs where reinforced may also come into your awareness. People are always surprised that the thoughts and beliefs of a 4 year old in an emotionally difficult moment can still be governing them unconsciously many years later.

Once you have tapped to clear the negative energy held within these memories you are able to have new insights about the past whilst simultaneously creating new positive beliefs about yourself in your current situation. This in turn frees your energy so you can begin creating new ideas and possibilities for how you can step out of your comfort zone towards whatever your heart is calling you to with positivity and confidence.

© Amy Branton.

Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.

http://www.freehearteft.co.uk

https://twitter.com/amyfreeheart

http://www.facebook.com/FreeHeartEFT