Tuesday, July 24, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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Free your mind of fear through EFT
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
Emotional freedom techniques therapy is a radical energy therapy that relieves a person of pains, fears, phobias and addictions. A seminar on the EFT was organised by Harsimranpreet and Pradeep Goyal here today with the help of Dr Ajay and Dr Rajwinder, a psychiatrist.

Rohini, who had introduced this therapy in the country, had arrived here from New Delhi to give counselling to the participants and addicts who had come from as far as Jagraon, Mullanpur and Moga. Rohini said, “EFT is an alternative therapy that required no medication. I learnt these techniques in the USA. Two days ago, at a de-addiction camp of Narcotics Anonymous in Chandigarh, I talked to some persons who had quit taking drugs, but still yearned to smoke or drink. I taught them the EFT that hardly takes 5 minutes. The EFT not only reduced their urge to smoke or drink but also helped them fight the pain of withdrawal.”

Before she begins her lecture-demonstration, she asks participants their reasons for taking drugs. Participants come up with reasons like dejection, fear, neglect, failure and inferiority complex. A boy told her, “At times, the mental pain mounts so much that drugs are the only solution. I tried to kick the habit, but it was too difficult.”

Rohini said this technique had been developed by an American doctor named Roger Calham, a psychotherapist who found that even years after the treatment was over, his patients still depended on him. He started reading about energy meridians and found that the negative energy bottled up inside a person caused chronic illnesses like headache, back pain etc. He found that if one tapped on certain parts of the face and the hands to balance energy disruptions, these illnesses could be treated.

Dr Roger had been treating a person suffering from acute hydrophobia for 10 years. After studying the EFT, he told her to tap her fingers on the face just below her eyes. After five minutes of doing it, she jumped up and said she was cured and wanted to jump into a swimming pool. The doctor ran after her, yelling, “You do not even know how to swim, you will drown.”

Rohini said most diseases originated in the mind that was connected to the body. If we learnt to take the responsibility for our illness and not blame others for these, the EFT could help us face the reality. Rohini’s friend Anita and her husband Mr Bansal were there to help out the patients. The couple once faced the trauma of being the parents of a drug addict. They said, “We thought drug addicts were elsewhere and they were so because their parents neglected them. However, when our son became a drug addict and began stealing things to buy drugs, we told him to get out of the house. Once we learnt that drug addiction could be cured, we took him to a de-addiction centre in Chennai, where he is much better now. We see our son in every drug addict and try to help him or her.”

At the seminar, Anita used the tapping techniques on two persons who suffered from chronic pain in the calves and, within minutes, they were free of the pain.

Rohini asked the participants to reveal their illnesses and mental problems. She made everyone tap on their eyebrows, on the temple, under the eyes, under the nose, on the chin and the collar bone, under the arm, at the ends of the nails, leaving out the ring finger, and finally on the back of the hand to the count of five. After this, she asked them to hum and again tap on the same places while sitting straight, look down to the right and the left and rotate their eyeballs. Most participants felt much better after this.

Those who do not have a chronic illness need not follow this technique. The EFT is effective in combating depression, constipation, migraines, claustrophobia, fear of public speaking, stammering, asthma, allergies and all kinds of physical pains. The good news is that anyone can learn it; age is no bar. It is painless and requires no earlier healing experience.

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