Welcome to 2021

2020 was a year full of new experiences.  Some were wonderful, some were scary and horrible, some were not much different than years before but with a pandemic context.  Ten or twenty years from now we will be telling 2020 stories.  This last year will stay clearly in our memories embedded in the bottom of our brains.  These experiences are …

Some Help Finding the “Happy” in Happy Holidays

We all have ‘shoulds’ for this time of year.  According to our family and culture we should do and feel prescribed ways.  For some of us, this prescription is for positive, caring, and productive activities and interactions.  And if this is what you are experiencing then stop reading this and go get more of this good stuff.  However, if this …

Tapping To Manage Trump…

Around the time of Pres. Donald Trump’s election and inauguration a new client came to me asking for help after many years of being away from therapy. Close to 60 years old now, she was a victim of ongoing sexual incest by her grandfather from ages too young to remember to early teens. She had finished her teenage years by …

A World Without Evil: Living with Persistent Triggers

Making sense of triggered experiences without curses, psychic freeloaders, or evil– How persistent triggers drive our beliefs.  I’m talking with a client who has some pretty severe symptoms and ended up with a couple of psychiatric hospitalizations. While her diagnosis was pretty straightforward for the hospital staff (manic-depressive with psychotic episodes) this did little to explain to her how to …

May I Join You?

  The last time I wrote you, I had asked for your help.  This time I am asking you to let me join you in creating a different world.  A world with more peace, love, caring, and joy. If this is the world you want, please take everything I share with you about Thought Field Therapy, justice, communications, and human …

The Act of Asking For Help

I had to tap before writing this one.  Because asking for help in anyway is always emotional for me.  Maybe because I was raised in poverty. Maybe because I was fat and pimply as a child. Maybe because of …… My self-esteem is not as high as I would like it to be, and I fear I am not worthy …

Reflections Of The Season

What stands out for you about you as we wrap up this holiday session? Of all the aspects of this holiday session, I notice the length of the day and night. It is a time when I often find myself struggling to keep my energy level up. Often, I notice my excitement for the daily activities and interaction is lower …

Too Many Words…

  “I just want to feel better, but words get in my way.”  There are no words to express the depth and intensity of my feeling.  I can’t find a word to describe what is happening in me.  Finding words seems impossible when there is nothing but pain and fear.” Stop and Tap. Thought Field Therapy does not require words …

Courage is not a Decision…

Courage is not a decision, but we all are courageous at times. Courage is what we all felt as we watched the Dr. Blasey Ford during the recent Senate Supreme Court confirmations hearings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XqbQH0__o8  We all recognize courage when we see it.  In moments when one speaks one’s truth, acts with integrity, risks one’s well being for the well being of …