Category Archives: EFT

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

 

 

Hope you enjoyed a good book lately

I just read the article that overextensive social media usage actually destroys your brain function:

  • “Prolonged consumption of the internet can lead to degradation in parts of the cerebellum, prefrontal cortex, supplementary motor cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex, with consequences for both the psyche and work performance.”

The world is full of good books, among a number of poor or useless ones of course. Did you see that Newton´s Principia Mathematica about gravity etc was recently sold for 3 700 000 USD?

Books are like an open window to the world

In our home, we read a couple of chapters aloud with our three children every evening, and have been doing so the last 16 years. Our eldest is now 16, the middle son is 14 and our youngest is 12 years. We say to them that reading books is like a free travel to our places and other peoples minds. Stand on other people´s shoulders and reach for new knowledge and adventures. Reading is the most cost efficient way of personal development.

I remember as I as a very young girl was standing at the library´s desk while the librarian called my mum and asked her to come and get me with the car.This time, I wouldn´t be able to take the three bags full of books home on my own. The librarian asked my mum if I was really able and going to read all those books over the period. Of course, I stated boldly! And I stood by my promise.

Books for language training

Books can also be used for language training. At Ericsson, I had to travel the world as Business Manager for example and we have always traveled to meet friends all over the world. In order to keep my languages fit: I read a book in Swedish, then English, followed by one in Spanish and the next in German. Then I started all over again. At language courses, they always try to make you read so called “good literature”, by Nobel prize winners and the like. That can constitute a major language challenge. So to keep going, I selected Spanish and German books with a lot of dialogue and action instead. Like Stephen King thrillers or similar easy light weight literature.

Audio books are also good

When I started to educate myself to be a LifeSuccess Coach, there was too little hours of the day to read all I wanted. As I had to commute in Stockholms overly crowded traffic, from Huddinge to OMX at Gärdet, I started to listen to books downloaded on my iPhone. With a good headset like Jabra Supreme, I get excellent comfort and sound quality even while driving. And I can take calls and listen to driving instructions that interrupt the audio bok whenever needed. Another side benefit was that I was not at all disturbed over traffic jams any more. I happily alotted extra driving time, and if I arrived earlier than needed, I was in good company. And you understand what company. As the saying goes: –With a good book, you are never really alone.

Books also help you change your habits

Since you need to keep your thoughts and actions on a new habit for quite some time before a new action becomes a habit, books help a lot. The books keep you in the preferred thought mode for extensive periods of time. The covers remind you of the content every time you you see the book lying on the table or bedside floor.

Should you also engage in some kind of forum where the content is discussed, even better! Or you may decide to take a course on the subject matter or similar.

My story as an author: From recipes over EFT to agile

I always wanted to write my own book. The recipe book I wrote 2014 with my daughter Maria was my first released book: Green Smoothies: Weight Loss Recipes. It was because my husband had seen me save all the green smoothie recipes on sticky notes in a book, with the testimonials of the one´s who had tried it. Maria helped me insert every recipe in book format, gave them names, searched for images and co-edited the rest of the text. This book made Maria the youngest non-fiction author of the time in Sweden, at 13 years. And we got on the radio for a live interview. That book was really meant as a training book for my “real book”, about personal development. It was an expensive training, as recipe book really need good graphics which do not easily let themselves be professionally made by the author.

That first book was followed by the corresponding E-book: Green Smoothies: Wellness and Weight Loss Recipes. 2015.

This year, I finally released my “real book”: LUGN I STORMEN – EFT: Första hjälpen för den sjuka jobbstressen. The EFT method really changed my and my family’s’ life. It also affected my work, as I included the method into my toolbox as a coach already 2009. EFT is a game changer for many of my clients, removing blocks for change and helping them with stress and other ailments as well. No wonder it became the main topic of my first real book.

My next book will be about Agile. I have received so many ill formulated requests for support as Agile coach and Agile Change Manager. Call for tenders that prevents organisations from getting the support they so well need in time. And many organisations fail in their well intended tries to become more agile. More help in easy to understand Swedish, or Swenglish,  is needed. Stay tuned!

// Sara

 

I apologize: It is not out of print ….

To all concerned book interested: Adlibris.se has a fault on their website, stating that my book:
Lugn i stormen: EFT: Första hjälpen för den sjuka jobbstressen
is out of print. Only the E-book is shown there right now:
https://www.adlibris.com/se/sok?q=%22sara+bern%22

The first print I made was sold out within 2 weeks after release. But now I have placed the book with BoD as a print on demand house, so it should never go out of print…

The fault is reported to Adlibris and I have asked them for the names of those who tried in vain so I can apologize. Of course they will not give me those out of integrity reasons. Therefore I apologize here instead! 

Should you have been affected, send me a copy of the original “Out of Print” message of Adlibris or your book vendor in this period, and I will happily give you a 50% discount on a personal, individual EFT session with me per telephone or Skype.

I wish you all a Happy New 2017 with many new interesting books to read.

Sara Bern

New Year’s Resolution 2017

I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year  to come! My own resolution for the year to come is to contribute to an environmentally friendly, less stressful planet for all people.

We are going to remodel our private house with solar panels, in addition to the earth heating we already have installed. We will reuse even more stuff and reduce our family’s waterprint on earth by eating more veggie food.

And I will continue to work on helping organisations and people discover easy to use stress reducing techniques for increased performance, productivity and joy. Aiming also for creating some kind of connection between a Swedish stress reducing app that and the digital channel people use to regular healthcare, to reduce the lead time to first aid for stress and anxiety relief. There are several easy to use methods, some more effective than others. It is also a matter of finding a method that suits each individual and each organization. EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a pretty flexible and easy to use emotional regulation method, which can efficiently complement other treatments and self help methods. Let´s see where it ends up.

Happy New Year to all of you!

 

My new courses now bookable on Informators course page

As you know, I signed an agreement with the renowned education firm Informator to offer 3 of my courses this spring.
Now they are included in their catalog, and it is possible to book your spot here: 

They are in Swedish, in Stockholm to begin with. Other locations on request.

“Highly relevant courses and just in time!”, as Tobias Strandh, their chief of education, remarked.


 


I have also regularly used Orangino Work with the Agile Teams at Cybercom in Kista, as well as Agile Emotional Regulation. Here´s what Kit Gullbrandson, one of my references in the Agile Emotional Regulation said:
  • “For years I have engaged Sara for services in both Agile Coaching as well as Agile Emotional Control (EFT) for my personal working with Agile IT Development. This both Scrum Masters, agile team members as the line manager level.” // Kit Gullbrandson, Business Unit Director, Cybercom  

 

Now officially educator for Informator

I am soo happy. Just signed an agreement with the renowned education firm Informator to offer 3 of my courses this spring:


 

 

 

 

 

“Highly relevant courses and just in time!”, as Tobias Strandh, their chief of education, remarked.

All courses are to be held in Swedish, delivered in Stockholm to begin with. Other locations on request.
You will find them in their spring catalog under Leadership specialized as well as Agile Leadership.

One of my references in the Agile Emotional Regulation: 
  • “For years I have engaged Sara for services in both Agile Coaching as well as Agile Emotional Control (EFT) for my personal working with Agile IT Development. This both Scrum Masters, agile team members as the line manager level.” // Kit Gullbrandson, Business Unit Director, Cybercom  

The first edition of my new book – SOLD OUT – in just two weeks

The first edition of my Swedish inspirational book about stressreduction “Lugn i Stormen – EFT:Första hjälpen för den sjuka jobbstressen” was sold out 2 weeks after release, YES!

I released the book at the exhibition FitForLife / AlltFörHälsan in Älvsjö end of November, where I worked in the EFT Association booth. We where demonstrating the efficacy of EFT for anyone wanting to try it out. We cleared relationship issues, vertigo, writer´s blocks, sorrow, sadness, pains and numerous fears, just to mention some issues. At the exhibition we tap on people to demonstrate quick results in this noisy and open environment. EFT is however really a self-help method that you can use yourself.

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Rene, that I had met on an Executive’s Global Network meeting the day before also tried the method. I later received this email from him:
– I can attest that this method really works. After only one session, I can deal with my fear of heights in a whole new way! I feel calm and confident when I think of or am located in high altitudes. Many thanks!
Rene Lambin IT Operations Manager Capio S:t Görans Sjukhus

I also got the opportunity to speak about EFT Tapping for full house. All seats were taken, people standing at the tables at the back of the room and there were even people sitting on the floor in the hallway next to the seats.

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img_0127It was so rewarding being able to present both the book and the new upgrade of the iPhone app:  GO EFT Tapping©, now Free and available both in English and Arabic.

The next edition of the book is already uploaded to Bokrondellen, which means that any day now it will be searchable on www.Adlibris.se and other bookstores everywhere. Stay tuned! People were so fond of the format with Wire-O binding, so I decided to keep it to the next edition. It enables you to keep the book open by itself while following the instructions and finding the points.

Happy tapping!

// Sara