What is not love is always fear, and nothing else.
All healing is essentially the release from fear.

Love & fear

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Depression, Emotions, Fear, Feelings, Happiness, Healing, Health, Mind, Moods, Self-help, Trauma, Veterans, Vets | No Comments »

All healing is essentially the release from fear.

To make our healing work very simple, it helps to think of the light switch on the wall that is either on or off. If we agree to call our inner emotional states by two terms, either love or fear, then our progress will be rapid.

Just as one is never just a “little” pregnant — you are also neither a “little” in love or fear. You are either relaxed and happy and aware of love — or not. You could think of the inner human state simply as, “love on” or “love off” — and we call “love off”, for want of a better term, fear. Read the rest of this entry »


No words, just a handle

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Emotions, Feelings, Happiness, Healing, Moods, Self-help, Tools | No Comments »

Words are difficult for some of us, especially those of us who were badly traumatized. So we feel perplexed by words. We don’t know how to express what we feel. Is what we feel “panic” or “anxiety”? Is it “fear” or terror” or “horror” or “dread” or “regret”? We don’t know the exact words to use. But there is a very simple way to get at what we need to get at. Read the rest of this entry »


Steps to healing 1-2-3-4-5

Posted: August 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Emotions, Healing, PTSD, Self-help, Steps 1-2-3-4, Tools, Trauma, Troops, Veterans, Vets | No Comments »

Steps 1-2-3-4-5

Below are some very simple steps all healing goes through.

1) Determine to free yourself — “I am willing to see this differently.”

Healing cannot be forced upon you. It needs to be invited before it comes to help.

2) Assure yourself that you are safe here & now…

Look around you, make sure that you are safe, here and now. Assure yourself that your story happened in the past and the past is gone. Breathe into the tension and tightness, the bodily sensations. Let the breath massage all the fear and tension out of you.

3) Tell or write your story in the first person, or as if it is happening to someone else…

 

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Lester Levenson, The Release Technique and The Sedona Method

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Forgiveness, Happiness, Healing, Mind, Moods, Psychology, Sedona, Tools, Video | No Comments »

Lester Levenson, was a physicist and engineer who lived from 1909 to 1984. He inspired The Sedona Method, and the Release Technique. At age 43, he was told he only had weeks to live. He lived 40 more years because of what he learned about healing himself.

Lester, like us, liked simplicity. He said “KISS” means Keep It Simple, Sweetheart. And he did it. There is nothing complicated about what he taught — and yet it is extremely powerful and helpful. Two people took the ball for a touchdown after Lester died: Larry Crane and Hale Dwoskin.


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Re-evaluation Co-counseling (RC)

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Healing, Mind, Moods, Psychology, PTSD, RC, Stress, Tools, Video | No Comments »

Re-evaluation co-counseling is a peer counseling system. RC has been very helpful for a lot of people. I consider it to be a “big chunk” tool. It lets you know that tears, thrashing about and shaking are not “bad” but are natural ways the body discharges emotion. I have seen it work miracles. Read the rest of this entry »


Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Cancer, Children, EFT, Healing, Moods, Psychology, Tools, Video | No Comments »

This video is an introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT seemed pretty silly to me when I first heard about it… but I grew into it. Once I understood how it worked, I was sold. Read the rest of this entry »


Ho’oponopono

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Abuse, Forgiveness, Happiness, Healing, Ho'oponopono, Mind, Neglect, Psychology, PTSD, Stress, Tools, Video | No Comments »

An exquisitely simple yet powerfully effective ancient Hawaiian healing method…

More than thirty years ago, at the Hawaii State Hospital, there was a special ward, a clinic for mentally ill criminals. It was a violent, dangerous, dreary place. Read the rest of this entry »


Byron Katie – The Work

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Depression, Forgiveness, Healing, Mind, Moods, Psychology, SSRIs, Stress, Tools, Video | No Comments »

From the book, Loving What Is

Byron Kathleen Reid became severely depressed while in her thirties. Over a ten-year period her depression deepened, and Katie (as she is called) spent almost two years rarely able to leave her bed, obsessing over suicide. Then one morning, from the depths of despair, she experienced a life-changing realization.

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Focusing

Posted: August 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Body, Focusing, Healing, Mind, Moods, Psychology, Tools, Video | No Comments »

Focusing is a very introspective practice, almost like meditation. It is another peer-counseling system taught in a class, so you can meet others who will trade time with you. But it is not essential to have a partner to do it — you can do it alone — many do.

Eugene Gendler, founder of focusing, noticed that the clients who made the best progress in counseling were those who did not just talk but could pause, be still, and go inward to feel what was going on within. Gendlin developed a method of teaching everyone to do this, whether with a counselor, or alone. Read the rest of this entry »


Will power versus willingness

Posted: July 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Happiness, Healing | No Comments »

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t.
It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon