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Tapping in schools receives massive interest now

Do as so many others, check out this video on Facebook, which has now been viewed over 32 MILLION TIMES!!

The video is about some of the work that The Tapping Solution Foundation is  doing in schools with Tapping through The Tapping Solution Foundation. You can watch that short 2-minute video here.  They have been hard at work getting Tapping into schools, as you can see from the video, but the demand for it now is massive.

They’ve had lots of requests from teachers, parents, and school administrators asking how to implement Tapping programs in the classroom, so they put together a Tapping in Schools Quickstart Guide just for you!

 

Tapping on Today Show last week

Tapping was featured on the Megyn Kelly segment of the Today Show last week!

Nick Ortner was invited to go to the studio in New York City and accompany Adrienne Cerulo, who used Tapping to alleviate her four-year chronic pain after just TWO Tapping sessions.

There are clips of the interview all over social media, so if you didn’t happen to catch it, you can watch it here.

 

EFT as stress reducing method is gaining momentum now

Kaiser Permanente recommends EFT for PTSD

 

Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health insurance providers and hospital systems in the USA, came out this summer with recommendations for using Emotional Freedom Techniques on PTSD.

The Kaiser Permanente Journal suggests that 5 sessions be used for those at risk for PTSD and 10 sessions for those that have full blown PTSD.

This is another sign that the mainstream mental health community is taking EFT seriously!
Read more here 

 

U.S. Veterans Administration Approves EFT for Treatment

“Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has been approved as a “generally safe” therapy by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA). After reviewing the extensive evidence for the safety and efficacy of EFT, a group of experts in the VA’s Integrative Health Coordinating Center published a statement approving EFT and several other complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices.
The approval means that VA therapists will be able to use EFT with their clients suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain and other conditions…”

Now also BSFF is granted for continued education points in the US

Some of you might know of BSFF, an abbreviation for Be Set Free Fast, which in itself is an abbreviation for : Behavioral and Emotional Symptom Elimination Training for Resolving Excess Emotions: Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Trauma.

BSFF was developed in parallell with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) after TFT (Thought Field Therapy) . I am certified in both EFT and BSFF.

As EFT, courses for BSFF as another Energy Psychology modality has also achieved approval for continued education credits in USA. This is written by Alfred Heath in the latest BSFF news letter:

“Dear BSFF fans,
I’m excited to share with you that the Be Set Free Fast 2-Day Foundation Training for Professionals and Be Set Free Fast 2-Day Advanced Training for Practitioners have each been approved by adjudicating agent Commonwealth Educational Seminars for 12 hours of Continuing Education credit:

  • for psychologists through the American Psychological Association;
  • for social workers in 48 states and the District of Columbia (DC) by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approval Continuing Education (ACE) program. (*Some state social work boards do not require pre-approval check your state board’s policy);
  • for marriage and family therapists in 36 states and DC; and
  • for professional counselors in 36 states and DC;
  • and for nurses by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (who accept all APA-approved training for CEs) .

For the full list of pre-approving national and state professional boards, visit https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html, and please confirm approval status with your own professional board before applying to receive CEs for these trainings.
This new status for our official training program is an important step forward for Be Set Free Fast.
I’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding an online training program. We will start by developing a webinar course for the general public, and then once that is perfected see about creating a CE-worthy Introductory overview of BSFF. Believe it or not, we are making progress!

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None of these developments are in isolation: the CE applications used the language from a review article in the works; the review article sets the stage to invite independent research; the developing on line training is linked to the book for the public and our live training for professionals provides the raw material for the book for clinicians. We’re getting there!
Blessings,
Shining heart to heart,
Alfred
Alfred Heath, MA, LPC, CCH
Principal Steward & Lead Trainer, Be Set Free Fast™
Certified Quantum Entrainment® Facilitator
Independent Reiki Master
http://www.besetfreefast.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBSFF/

 

Swedish authority granted 500 KSEK for bringing in EFT application to Sweden

Yes! Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA, said yes to the application I made together with Strikersoft, EFT association and Kaimuk, which makes me super happy!

The name of the Vinnova project is: NYTT DIGITALISERAT STÖD FÖR EGENVÅRD MED FOKUS PÅ TRAUMA OCH STRESS (New digitised aided self-help with trauma & stress focus. “Digitized” in this context means “app and online solution”)

Vinnova support a pilot study in 2017.  We bring together some parties who want to produce a digitalized self-help solution in Sweden for traumatized / stressed new arrivals and related care and caregivers. To make their decision on further cooperation easier a prototype on Swedish will be made, based on my GO EFT Tapping app and the TTT method as displayd on www.selfhelpfortrauma.org.

To make a long story short, now I work as project manager (together with the EFT federation, Strikersoft and Kaimuk) to bring together appropriate stakeholders who have access to the target group and interest in producing a digitalized self-help solution for global use and also conducting research on the method. If this goes well, Vinnova is happy to fund Phase 2 as well.

This is a major breakthrough in government support for tapping methods in Sweden, as I see it.

The EFT also attached information about this in our referral to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen),  proposed update of the National Guidelines for Care in Depression and Anxiety.
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Hopefully, this provides new positive vibrations for the use of the tapping, in favor of all suffering and stressed.

 

With Strikersoft at Vitalis exhibition – presenting “new digitalized support for self care focusing on stress and trauma.”

Pre-prototype EFT

This week I could already present a pre-prototype of the application that we are going to make in the Vinnova financed project: “NYTT DIGITALISERAT STÖD FÖR EGENVÅRD MED FOKUS PÅ TRAUMA OCH STRESS”, which means “new digitalized support for self care focussing on stress and trauma.”

Strikersoft has a good produkt ORDO that can be used as a technologybase, and it proved possible to configure a pre-prototype already now. The published self-help variant is planned for August.

Many of the participants I talked to assured that self help for stress and trauma would fill a real and growing need in the Swedish society. On my Facebook question: Is it reasonable to offer a digital self-help app on a smartphone for stress and trauma?” I have received many different opinions like for example:

  • Yes. // Erica Atwood-Hanson, nurse (RN at University of Minnesota Medical Center)
  • For sure! 
  • Yes I would use it! Everyone have their phones with them and use them all the time. It would be fantastic to use it as a useful tool for this
  • a very quick thought only. We can all of course suddenly experience very stressful situations, the need for support managing them must be very important. If knowing about the app, yes there should be a need. Depends maybe how you intend to reach out to the market and the content of the app?
  • Yes, probably a good idea!
  • No, I do not want to depend on a phone for this. I want to talk to someone. 
  • Stress and trauma are mileswide apart. Can one self help solution support both conditions?  
  • For some it may be a good approach. Kry.se seems to work. 
  • Yes, I think so 

Pre-prototype TTT

In the stand we also promoted Strikersofts Swipecare product that Praktikertjänst N.Ä.R.A. is using under the name STELPA. Wonderful people that have helped make the life 25% more effective when it comes to making patient journals together with the patient. Their representatives also said that a self help app for stress could fill a void in their operations, both for patients, relatives and staff.

This project “NYTT DIGITALISERAT STÖD FÖR EGENVÅRD MED FOKUS PÅ TRAUMA OCH STRESS” is going to be a really exciting project and journey together with EFT association, Strikersoft, Kaimuk and Peaceful Heart Network, to start with.

We are inviting a broader audience for dialogue meetings, whereafter we form a reference group. Out of that, some organizations willing to validate and integrate will form a consortium for validation and integration for a self-help solution in the next project phase (during 2018 and forwards).

Read more about our project on the Swedish project page: www.DigitalEgenvard.se and at: https://strikersoft.com/en/strikerfeed/vinnova-funds-strikersoft-and-sara-bern-in-innovation-for-future-health/

I wish you all a nice long weekend! (at least Sweden has bank holiday 1st of May)

Best regards, Sara Bern

 

 

About Executives’ Global Network (EGN) meetings – reflection

Now I have been working as a network facilitator at EGN since summer 2016.

In retrospect? I love it! Helping so many inspiring people to develop and exchange experiences together. Great, informative fun dialogues with loads of both emotion, structure and respect in a nice mix. I have learned a lot of how to facilitate with reasonable amount of positive and/or provocative interference. We see small and big decisions being made by participants that may have entered the room, hesitant about how to handle certain issues. They are leaving the room confident with an approach that is “safely tested among friends”. EGN is not a presentation network where you gather new knowledge as primary reason. You are member because you want to have a mutual exchange of information and experiences and you also have a long term goal to become friends or dear colleagues with the group.

Here are some inspiring Swedish videos (from EGN) about the following topics:

  • What is it like to be the facilitator and how are valuable conversations created?
    Listen to how Christine Stadling and Jonas Friberg are thinking about facilitation.
  • Inspiration in a group of loyalty managers. The CEO of EGN, Jan Liljero, talks in the EGN meeting room sizzling with activity, about the importance of well-matched groups, organized meetings and development. We create trust, generosity, cooperation and friendship in the groups.

Enjoy the short Swedish interviews at: https://vimeo.com/channels/egnsverige.
Me? I am going to prepare next EGN meeting with IT leaders.

// Have a nice weekend!  Sara

 

Yes, our course Team Gamification – Orangino Work goes international !

Yes, our course Team Gamification – Orangino Work goes international !

The last workshop that Ulla Osterman and I held at Informator in Stockholm with their sales team was held in full speed with lots of team dialogue, fun and respect. See the vivid photos here attached. 😉

Yesterday we agreed with Tieturi to bring this course also to their Finnish operations late spring this year. In English. Stay tuned!

As you may be aware of Informator is now part of the Informator Tieturi Group, consisting of Informator, Tieturi and Management Institute of Finland and deliver training globally to more than 67,000 students per year.

You may read more on below link about this course, which makes you become a certified Team Coach in Orangino Work and you get a practical toolkit to develop effective and fun team work. There are a few spots open on next occasion the 30:th of March.
https://informator.se/utbildningar/agila-metoder/agilt-ledarskap/teamwork-gamification-framgangsbeteende-med-orangino-work

 

We are all one – the 50 dollar bill and the other shoe

This wonderful video I received from a dear new arrival friend.
https://www.facebook.com/habibshah.rezai.9?fref=hovercard

The video made me think of my daughter on a high school year in the US. Last month she was wondering about a kind of clothing she needed for an extracurricular activity, for 52 USD. Then 2 weeks ago she found a 50 dollar bill on the school ground.
First thought was: How handy, just when I needed it!
Second thought: What if it had been me loosing this 50 dollar bill.
 
So she went to the school office and turned it in.
 
They made big round eyes and wondered what kind of teenager material she was made of. Since she was so honest they said, she could come and get it in a week, had noone claimed it before that.
 
Yes, she could collect the 50 bill al right. 🙂
 
Hot desire increases your probability to get what you really want, when you are prepared to work for it. Stepping on other people to get it does not. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

Why use personality tests when you scientifically can check inner motivation?

The Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter currently runs a series of articles around non-serious personality tests being used by highly respectable organisations. Often as screening or discussion input in the recruitment process or as a tool in the people/talent management process.

http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/starka-reaktioner-pa-dns-granskning-av-personlighetstester/

http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/myndigheter-overvager-att-slopa-kritiserade-metoder/

Since I certified as Reiss Motivation Profile Master consultant with RMP Nordic, I have learned as lot about these tools that I sincerely wish I had known when I worked as a manager with business and operations in many parts of the world. Many of the present personality test tools are based on philosophical hypothesis and later attempted to be justified through empiric validation), rather that based on scientific research on true inner motivation.

My take on the matter is that the work world and the private- & family world are growing closer and closer. Peoples inner motivation will determine to large extent their behavior in work situations and on their leisure time. If people can´t express their inner motivation at work, or on the private arena, it will take a lot of energy to get the work done and they run high risk of eventually getting ill. Hence the importance of getting people on board with true inner drive on the organisations values and vision. Makes quality deliveries easier, cheaper and more fun for everybody involved!

 

The market for personality tests has exploded. So far, Det Norske Veritas certified 16 tests, but only two are approved for the Swedish labor market. Many tests used in state authorities does not satisfy the requirements they have set for themselves in their guidelines.

//www.dn.se/ekonomi/bara-tva-personlighetstester-certifierade-for-den-svenska-marknaden/

Mikael Leinsköld, CEO

RMP Nordic is currently well into in the process of getting RMP certified and approved for the Nordic labour market at the audit company Det Norske Veritas, says  Mikael Leinsköld, CEO for RMP Nordic AB.

Try Reiss Motivation profile (RMP) when you want to find out your inner drive through a scientifically researched tool, which has proven to give basically the same result when later repeated (unlike many of the presently used personality tools). Reiss Motivation Profile also gives basically the same result if someone else close to you judge your answer on the questions.

The RMP questions are also properly translated to Swedish and validated by a large number of persons, to avoid cultural problems with idiomatic expressions.

I personally like to run workshops to provide insights about their inner motivators and how their profile is impacting their communication and relation with colleagues and others.

I also love doing workshops with leaders, providing concrete insights in how they can maximize the engagement by adapting their own communication for different people according to their inner motivation. Insight in the likelihood & underlying reason for conflicts between different persons and how they can be prevented.