HEAL CHILDHOOD AND
EFT AND TRE®
OVERVIEW OF COMPONENTS
THE 7-POINT EFT and TRE® TRAUMA HEALING PROCESS for your INNER CHILD and SOUL
How do you Heal your Past When it Just Won’t Go Away?”
Leading inner child expert, Cathryn Taylor, has been responding to questions such as this since the publication of her bestselling “Inner Child Workbook” in 1991. Over the course of her career, she discovered, “if your pain does not go away there is still a spiritual purpose to it.”
Cathryn’s unique healing approach identifies and resolves this spiritual purpose by addressing every aspect of the psyche―body, mind, heart, and Soul. Her 7-Point Trauma Healing Process is a method of transformation that can be effectively used to heal every relationship in which you are involved―irrespective of the time and place in which that relationship exists or existed.
Over the past twenty years, Cathryn has enhanced her expertise in the mental health field and the arena of the Inner Child and Soul by adding supportive training in accessing your Akashic Records (the records of the Soul), and by obtaining certification in the revolutionary, energy therapies of EFT or energy tapping, (which gave birth to Cathryn’s signature brand of tapping she calls, Interactive Tapping™) and TRE®, David Bercelli’s Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises. Cathryn’s advanced method of Interactive Tapping™ uses targeted EFT sequences to interactively address relationships of all kinds. Her integrated approach of the TRE® protocols provides a vehicle for releasing the stress contractions stored in your body which sabotage success and health.
According to Cathryn,
We are constantly responding to the relationships in which we are involved. Whether it is with another, with our bodies, our pets, or our inner selves, we are interacting. If there is a conflict, tapping offers relief and TRE® offers release. Combining this weave with the wisdom from your Soul makes this healing modality one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly processes available. Simply put, your Akashic Records provides the context of your challenge. Interactive Tapping™ neutralizes the conflicts and reinforces resolution. And TRE® activates your central nervous system’s innate way to release tension and trauma. Each energy therapy is ultimately designed to be self-administered. They not only sustain the transformation that occurs through this process but can also be easily added to your unique recipe of healing.
- AKASHIC RECORDS
The Akashic Records are the individual records of a Soul from the time it leaves the point of origin until it returns. Each individual has his or her own record, but there are also records of relationships―relationships between you and your loved ones, between you and your pet, even between you and your household. Everything that has energy has a record──a building or company; an individual … and each and every relationship in which you are involved.
At the time we make the decision to experience life as an independent entity, there is a field of energy created to record every thought, word, emotion, and action generated by that experience. That field of energy is what constitutes the Akashic Records. Akashic, because it is composed of Akasha, (the energetic substance from which all life is formed) and Records because its objective is to record all life experiences. By opening the Akashic Records with a sacred prayer, we align ourselves to the vibration of the one receiving the consultation (either ourselves or another). The prayer works with energetic vibration to “key in” to the specific “name” of the life form and carries with it God’s protection through Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones.
The information in the Akashic Records helps us bring our past and our future present into our now. By accessing the Akashic Records, we can identify and release anything that we have created that has become a block to our present realization of our oneness with God. We can look at the context of why we have addictive patterns, why we choose the relationships we do, why we have created our habitual responses. We can discover who inside carries these themes and how we can create action in our lives instead of reaction.
The healing energy of the Akashic Records allows us the freedom to choose Grace in all things; therefore, overriding any illusion we have created that causes us to believe we are separate from God/Spirit/Source. It is one of the most powerful tools available on the planet today to help us remember our oneness with God/Spirit/Source.
In our initial intake session, we will access your personal Akashic Records, and if appropriate, the Records of the relationship of the couple or family unit present, to bring insight and direction to the targeted issues you wish to address. Please note that the Records of children under 18 cannot be accessed. However, on behalf of their relationships in the family, their contracts can be determined with respect to the family contract and/or the soul agreements made between parents and their children. Once the inner child and soul context of the current concern has been determined you and Cathryn will be able to strategize the most effective way to proceed.
We will always be working with the Light for the Highest Good of All Concerned. We surrender to The Divine Spirit for all direction. I open myself to the information available from your Records an allow myself to look and to say that which comes directly to me. We work with your questions, so it is important to prepare yourself by reflecting on your current life circumstances and where you would like greater clarity. Your openness determines to a large extent what happens during the session and what Spirit can bring forward.
Please remember that all counsel and healing given in the session is presented in order to assist you with your own consciousness. You may choose to share this experience with others. You are responsible for the results of their receiving the information as it is recounted or interpreted by you.
I do my best to relay what I am given to the best of my ability, presenting you with all that is conveyed to me during the Akashic Record Consultation in confidentiality. It will be supportive if you understand that no matter what I say, you are responsible for reviewing the session in the context of your own life. Please consider the overall impact of our moments together as we allow Spirit to move through our path. You may feel the effect immediately or after months, or both.
Once we have obtained the context of our work together, we use the energy therapy of EFT sequences and my signature interactive tapping™ sequences to implement change.
2. EFT and INTERACTIVE TAPPING™
(Paraphrased from Gary Craig’s EFT Web Site www.emofree.com) Energy Tapping, commonly referred to as Meridian Tapping Techniques (MTT) or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is based on the discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, addictions, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is an emotional version of acupuncture except needles aren’t necessary. Instead, you stimulate well-established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize. It is portable. You can do it anywhere and it launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says…
“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”
This common-sense approach draws its power from two sources … the time-honored Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years and Albert Einstein, who told us back in the 1920s that everything, including our bodies, is composed of energy. These two sources and ideas have been largely ignored by Western Healing Practices and that is why Energy Tapping often works where nothing else will. Emotions are energy and can, therefore, be managed by working with the energy systems in one’s body. Energy Tapping is perhaps the most effective method for doing this.
Our addictions are obviously stimulated by our emotions and fueled by our biochemical imbalances which trigger biochemical responses. These responses are major contributors to most addictions and compulsions and can be mitigated by manipulating the energy points that have been emotionally and biochemically compromised.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Tapping on prescribed points sends an electrical impulse to the disrupted part of the electrical energy system of your body. When you simultaneously stimulate the meridian points while stating phrases that represent your current discomfort, you “neutralize” the energy associated with the emotion. It essentially unties the knot of your tension and enables you to experience a state of calm and peace. When you pair these disruptive statements with positive affirmations you begin the process of rewiring your brain. You create new neural pathways which then invite neutralization of the conflict and reinforcement of the resolution.
3. HOW DOES IT INTERFACE WITH INNER CHILD AND SOUL WORK?
Bombs of fear are created from the inner child’s insecurity. The unresolved fight or flight responses linger and become traumatic patterns of behavior. That younger emotional part of you seeks relief in your excessive, addictive, behaviors. If you are going to find peace and learn to live life non-addictively you will need to develop new ways of coping. Praying helps. Talking about your feelings in self-help groups offers relief, and even exercise discharges the energy of the emotions. Combining any of these methods with energy tapping augments their effectiveness but weaving this technique with inner child work increases the effectiveness ten-fold! You can use tapping to reinforce the strengths or to resolve the challenges you brought into adulthood from childhood.
You begin by imagining or sensing in your mind’s eye the presence of your inner child. The key inner child or Soul intervention is to ask what this fragile one needs from you. Your wounded inner child is the part of you who gets afraid, feels full of rage, sadness, or despair. He or she simply seeks relief. To address this inner child’s needs you tap while repeating interactive statements aimed to neutralize this insecurity. Interactive Tapping™ provides your inner adults self a method to “interact” with your inner child and re-parent him or her. Your healthy adult self (the part of you who has had positive experiences in adulthood) neutralizes the inner child’s fears and replaces them with self-soothing and nurturing statements. By repeating these nurturing statements while tapping on the specific meridian points you anchor this new emotional response into your pre-frontal cortex or higher brain, thus rewiring your brain so you can begin to create a viable life that supports your ultimate goals.
MAKING THE SHIFT FROM LOWER BRAIN TO THE HIGHER BRAIN
Integrated into this technique are sequences that in essence “rewire” your brain. You first use the tapping sequences to neutralize outdated beliefs and then use tapping to replace these outdated beliefs with more empowering statements. This sequentially builds the bridge from the lower brain (run by your need to survive) to the higher brain (which holds the possibility of change, expansion, joy, and love). You already have the apparatus of your higher brain in place. It is referred to as the “new brain,” “the superconscious or universal mind.” This part of your brain has the capacity to hold your connection to a higher, more divine connection. It is itself the source of abundance and joy. It is in this part of your brain that you can anchor these new values and actually be able to live accordingly. When you are in the flow of this higher mind, anything is possible. You are connected to your Higher Self. The pre-frontal cortex is the part of your brain that holds this possibility. Researchers say that, to date, we use only 5-9 % of this part of our brain.
We most often run our lives from the subconscious mind―referred to as the lower mind. The subconscious mind operates like a filing cabinet. It’s the “google” of the body-mind connection, a storage bin or filing system of everything that has taken place in our life. It contains all the obstacles and resistances we have to live our lives with joy. At the same time, it also houses a magnetic field that draws in whatever we transmit. The higher brain governs the Law of Attraction. It receives suggestions easily―suggestions that carry faith and expansion, or ones that carry fear and contraction. Most of us have a difficult time sustaining this connection to our higher brain. We can envision and expand it, but the first moment we experience a challenge we collapse. We collapse into the fears that live in our subconscious mind.
The goal of this work is to accelerate and assist our new brain in sustaining these connections. The first most practical way to do this is to simply remember a moment in your life when you felt happy―a time when you experienced peace, calm, safety, and love. It is a moment when you felt touched by God and at-one with the Universe. When you call up this memory it stimulates the new brain. When the new brain is activated all problems can be solved―all desires can be achieved because this memory of happiness, love, and peace becomes the focal point from which these desires are launched. It enables you to make a choice. It enables you to escort your wounded ones into the vibration of faith, hope, trust, peace, and love. It is your happy place. The sequences used in Cathryn’s healing modality facilitate this shift and begin to build the bridge from your fear to your faith―from separation to union, betrayal to trust, competition to cooperation and community.
4. TENSION AND TRAUMA RELEASING EXERCISES
Trauma Release Exercises or TRE® is another self-administered protocol that is proving to be invaluable in terms of dealing with the stress and trauma stored in the body. TRE® was developed by Dr. David Berceli, who has a Ph.D. in Social Work, degrees in Arabic theology, and is a bio-energetic Therapist.
Dr. Berceli spent many years working with war-torn populations in Africa and the Middle East. What he observed, as well as experienced, was that when threatened by the stress or trauma of war the individual naturally contracted as a way to protect him or herself. But what Dr. Berceli also noticed was that when children were threatened, they not only contracted but also instinctively went into an involuntary shaking, which in essence released the contraction. This inspired Dr. Berceli to begin to research this phenomenon. With years of study and observation, he came to hypothesize that the body is not only genetically encoded to contract and protect the body from threats, it is also genetically encoded to activate involuntary tremoring which repairs and down-regulates the stress. However, shaking or involuntary tremors are not socially acceptable so by adulthood most are conditioned to block this natural repair process. The stressful and traumatic events, therefore, are never resolved.
This unresolved tension gets stored in our bodies and begins to impact our posture, our central nervous system, and our muscular structure—or as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk states, “the body keeps score.” The body does for us what we are unable or unwilling to do for ourselves. It stores our pain.
However, the brain is also impacted. Ordinarily, the brain operates with three distinct units that are inter-dependent. The brain stem which governs the physical aspects such as breathing etc. The limbic brain governs the emotional responses to our life. And the prefrontal cortex houses the rational mind. But when we experience trauma, these units separate. This inter-connectedness gets compromised. The rational mind is over-ridden by the limbic system. Our instincts kick-in to enable us to survive. If the response to the threat is not resolved―if the contraction is not released―the brain stays separated and ailments result. We remain hyper-vigilant and reactive to events that are perceived as a threat whether they are real or imagined.
Dr. Berceli became committed to finding a way to respond to this dilemma. Inspired by what he observed he developed a series of exercises designed to complete the fight or flight response and thus address this separation energetically. Stretching, and in essence, pulling the muscles from their tight state of tension which has held the trauma, produces a looseness and flexibility that allows the shaking to naturally occur.
The following is taken directly from their official website which again is: https.//traumaprevention.com
TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension, and trauma are both psychological and physical. TRE® consists of an innovative series of exercises. Each exercise assists the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to its natural state of balance.
TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE® has helped many thousands of people globally.
Again, TRE®, like EFT, is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently and as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Interfacing the context of the Inner Child and Soul wounds with the methods of the energy therapies of EFT and TRE® provides you with perhaps one of the most empowering and comprehensive avenues for healing your “negative self-talk” that sabotages your best efforts to succeed. It is important to note that it is not the intention of your wounded ones to hold you back. Their efforts are merely aimed at sustaining a sense of safety. They do not realize their actions sabotage the inner adult’s success. They are frightened and are responding in the knee-jerk manner they developed in response to the original wound. It is the only way they know how to attempt to stay safe. When you empower your adult self and come into alignment with your Higher Self, you provide these wounded ones with someone who can respond. Once the response has been made the traumas can be resolved. You will have access to a wealth of energy that can then be redirected. That redirection is what gives birth to your ever-evolving Future Self.
But a wounded, traumatized inner child, often fueled by the unresolved traumas of your Soul, holds on strong to that which kept it safe. In order to regain his or her trust so you can heal multi-dimensionally, you must have a part of you who can respond in a nurturing and healthy manner―a part of you that can orchestrate a sequential, total body, mind, heart and soul healing process―a part of you who understands the purpose of your pain, sees its value and the value of the wounded one within who has carried that pain―a part of you who is willing and able to respond.
It is for this reason that we begin our trauma healing by coming into the vibration of our most empowered, illuminated, adult self who can accomplish these tasks and respond in a compassionate manner. If you begin digging into your past with no new way to respond to that pain, you simply pull the band-aid off an old wound while offering no hope of healing it.
The healing agent for your old wounds IS the interaction between the wounded one and that part within you who can respond with compassion, love, and care. It is this interaction that changes the experience of the Inner Child and heals your Soul. In effect, this interactive process “creates a new reality.”
It is a fact that our mind does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Just as we program our future with intentions and “pretend” exercises, we can do the same thing by returning to the time of the wound and by changing the experience of the part of us who holds onto the trauma. And the only way this is possible is when you take time to give form to your illuminated, adult self who can orchestrate the healing processes. It is that part of you who becomes capable of intervening in that wounding scene, assists the body in its release, the mind in its reprogramming, and then steps into the heart of the Inner Child and fragmented Soul to protect, retrieve and rescue it from the hurtful experience.