June 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a jubilant June to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above is me looking goofy for my camera-happy friend,
while trying not to get stuck by the pricker bush behind me. Have
you let yourself be silly lately?
Today's issue has 2 articles, the first on learning to enjoy
gazing into the distance.
The second article is about why EFT may work so well.
Vision: Look in the distance!
Most nearsighted people, in my opinion, start out with good
close vision. They use healthy visual habits when they read,
for example, looking for small details and letting their gaze
easily move around, blinking gently and often. Imagine a child
"reading" a picture book. There is no strain as she examines the
images, just curiosity.
Human vision evolved to look at the horizon for
predator animals, or an invading tribe. Excellent distance
vision was the norm, and was necessary for survival.
Today many people hardly go out-of-doors at all. For more
about how being outside can help your vision see
the second article in
from a month ago, next to me smiling in a
striped top in the California winter sunshine.
There are many reasons why people don't regularly and
automatically look into the distance. They could be
absorbed in their own "figuring it out" thoughts, focused
on their own mental pictures and ignoring the scenery in front
of them. Think of someone walking with gaze lowered
to see just ahead of their feet, perhaps with a hand to their
head to unconsciously help cognition, "lost in thought".
However when looking in the distance, for someone sensitive or
fearful, straining habits can creep in. I have to see everything
at once to be safe! I can't even blink or I might miss some
danger! Easy gentle scanning of the details far away starts to
go by the wayside. And of course wearing minus glasses for
distance vision will just reinforce these unnatural habits.
Yet poor habits can be corrected! Maya Angelou said "Once
we know better, we do better". Just as a sedentary overweight
person can learn to exercise and eat healthier foods, we can
re-learn how to use our visual system properly for all
distances. Notice your visual strain, let it go, and see
all of this glorious world, both close to you and far away.
Savor that panoramic view!
For my own experience learning to appreciate looking into the
distance rather than being overwhelmed by it, see
If you'd like to improve your own vision and your feelings
about it, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't it be great to have a brighter outlook, and clearer
EFT: Why does EFT work?
An EFT round traditionally starts with a set-up statement,
something along the line of "Even though I have this problem,
I deeply and completely accept myself". This can be calming and
reassuring. Even though I made that stupid mistake, I'm still a
good person! This realization alone may be enough to start the
healing. Self-criticism and self-punishment can make a bad
situation worse. We're all human and fallible. Learn from it,
and move on. There's nothing to be gained by beating yourself up.
EFT has been described as a combination of psychotherapy and
Chinese acupuncture. You talk about your problem,
while the meridian points on your face and upper body
are stimulated by finger taps rather than with needles. So not
only do you "get it out" verbally, you encourage the energy
to move with the tapping. It doesn't stay stuck.
I think there's a lot to this. While focusing on the problem,
the tapping helps to jostle it loose, so limiting beliefs like
"I'll never be a success!" can move out and make way for
something more positive. It's like you're freeing up the
log-jam in the stream, allowing the river of your vibrant
life energy to flow more freely.
EFT has been extremely effective with physical problems
like headaches, backache, and healing of wounds and injuries. It's
also helped with emotional issues like anxious or angry or sad
feelings, helping the emotion to naturally move out of the body.
The mixture of mental attention to the problem, with physical
tapping, and a focus on how you feel, is the essence of mind-body
medicine. No wonder EFT works so well!
If you'd like to explore EFT personally to see what it can do
for you, consider an
EFT Coaching session.
Together you and I can have fun pinpointing beliefs which may
be limiting your progress. Then we can help you start to
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You're helping many other people!
Enjoy the start of this joyous month of June.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!