* Is your child struggling with fears, overwhelm, poor sleep? *
* Do you want to help your child learn ways to feel better and be healthy? *
* Are you looking for opportunities to bond with your child? *
Bring each other to Energy Power for Kids to:
- Have fun practicing simple but powerful Healing TouchTM techniques with each other
- Learn about your energy anatomy and discover your unique ability to sense energy
- Practice ways to help yourself feel better when strong emotions come up
- Learn how changing just one letter in your handwriting can change your life
- And embrace your super powers!
Register now, space is limited!
Taught by Bonnie Thompson, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and mom of four.
Remember the camp song “Going on a Bear Hunt” and how you keep coming up against blocks in the trail?
“Oh, no! There’s a swamp!
Can’t go under it,
Can’t go around it,
Can’t go over it,
Have to go through it!”
It reminds me of the emotional blocks that we all carry around and face repeatedly. Except that the last thing we usually want to do is go through it.
Emotions can be uncomfortable. Many of us learned early in life that expressing our feelings was not safe or acceptable. So when an uncomfortable emotion comes up, we’ve learned various ways to avoid it: go under it, go around it, go over it, stuff it, ignore it…
We know (I hope!) that it is very unhealthy to stuff or avoid our emotions. How can we allow ourselves to feel and process our emotions in a healthy way?
The first step always is to create awareness. Not as a judgmental watchman but as a neutral observer. Pay attention to yourself and your reactions. As soon as you notice that you are feeling something, just pay attention. Being aware of and owning your feelings is so important!
Once you are aware that something is coming up, you have the power to choose to manage it in a healthy way.
Ideally, you will release any judgment around that feeling and allow yourself to feel it fully. Just drop right into it.
Is that a scary thought? Many of us are afraid that if we allow ourselves to “go there” we’ll explode or get out of control! That is often a sign that we have been doing a lot of emotional stuffing.
Just to be clear: allowing yourself to feel the emotion does not mean acting out. I am not advocating acting on your anger, for example, just allowing the feeling of anger to be there.
Did you know that the physiological response to an emotion can be complete in about 90 seconds? In other words, the chemical reactions caused by an emotion in the body (adrenaline rush, stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, etc.) can clear the body very quickly IF, and this is a big IF, we do not in some way block that emotion.
Here’s a simple tool to keep your emotional gates open. As soon as you notice an uncomfortable feeling coming up, allow yourself to drop into it and begin tapping your wrists together gently. Think of it as clapping with the insides of your wrists instead of with your hands. The energy of emotions flows through your body like water. Tapping your wrists together stimulates several energy meridians and keeps the flow going.
You will be surprised at how quickly the feeling dissipates! You may still need to act on that feeling, but you are now in a much better place to do so without those emotions clouding your good judgment.
What about situations where it is not appropriate to go into that feeling? For example, you’re in a meeting with your boss or you’re driving on the freeway or you’re in an emergency situation and have to deal with the circumstances at hand. Then you will need to set aside your emotions (not stuff or ignore them) with the promise to yourself that you will allow yourself to process them later when you can safely do so. And keep that promise!
As with all things, processing your emotions gets easier with practice.
So, as you continue on your “bear hunt,” remember that you have the tools to move right on through those blocks.
I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching a new Healing Touch class for children in October. It is geared to ages 6-12 and parents are invited to attend with their child.
One of my passions is to teach families about life force energy and how to use it to support emotional and physical well being. Just imagine if every child had great tools like Healing Touch and EFT to manage their emotions and help them to deal with life’s bumps and bruises!
Read on for more information and feel free to share this information with those you think might be interested.
My Helpful Healing Touch
- Does your child seem stressed or anxious at school?
- Would you describe your child as being highly sensitive?
- Is he/she too easily influenced by the emotions of others?
- Would you like to help your child learn tools to manage their own energy and emotions?
Children will learn:
• Basic energy anatomy and energy concepts in a simple and enjoyable format
• How to use healing energy for their wellness and self care
• How to balance their emotions through the use of breath and meditation
• How to maintain good boundaries and create a stronger sense of self
Suggested ages are 6-12. Cost is $35 and includes one child and one parent/guardian. The book, My Helpful Healing Touch: A Guide for Empowering Children is also included.
My Helpful Healing Touch
Sunday, Oct. 16th
10:00 am – 12 noon
Open Pathways Learning Center, 383 West Drake, Suite 201, Fort Collins
Taught by Bonnie Thompson, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Call Bonnie at 970-988-0566 or email email@example.com to register.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited—call today to reserve your spot!
I hope you can make it there! Looking forward to it.
To celebrate our new, shared office space at Open Pathways Integrative Wellness and Learning Center, we are having an Open House on June 17th from 4:00-7:00pm.
We will have delicious food, music, and some wonderful door prizes. Watch for more information soon, but for now please put it on your calendar!
I am pleased to announce that I am now seeing clients in a lovely, new office space. It is located within the Open Pathways Integrative Wellness and Learning Center at 383 West Drake, Suite 201, Fort Collins, CO.
The new space includes a large, beautiful classroom that I will be using frequently for workshops and group events. I am so looking forward to teaching again! Watch for more information soon about events and classes.
I would love to hear from you about what you’d like to see offered. Please feel free to comment below. Thank you!
Can you relate to the term “emotional baggage”? Everyone seems to have some and we all recognize that it is not a good thing, but what is it? And how do we get rid of it?
The Emotion Code, created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, calls this emotional baggage “trapped emotions.” According to Dr. Nelson, emotional energy can become trapped in the body when we are overwhelmed or traumatized, when our defenses are down, or when we are unable to fully process emotions. In addition, blocking or “stuffing” an emotion can cause it to become trapped.
What’s Wrong with Emotional Baggage?
These trapped emotions, until they are brought to conscious awareness and released, interfere with the healthy flow of life force energy in the body. This can affect our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, our relationships, and our ability to fully express our creativity and gifts with the world. Trapped emotions take a toll on our energy levels as energy is diverted to maintain all this baggage.
It is estimated that the average person has collected 300-400 trapped emotions. That’s a lot of emotional baggage! Wouldn’t it be great if we could unload some of this? Thanks to Dr. Nelson, we now have one more way to do this. The Emotion Code allows us to quickly and easily identify and release trapped emotions. In fact, you can learn to do this for yourself.
How Does It Work?
The process is simple: muscle testing is used to identify a single trapped emotion that the body is ready to release. Once enough information has been obtained about this emotion, such as the age when it became trapped and where it is held in the body, it is released by running a magnet several times along the Governing meridian (usually down the back).
It looks very simple but the effects can be very profound. Some people feel better almost instantly, for some the changes are very subtle and seem to come over time. Many people report feeling “lighter” after an Emotion Code session, as if a weight has been lifted from them.
Emotion Code can be effective in releasing chronic pain, relationship blocks, and anxiety, among many other things. While it would be unwise to claim that trapped emotions cause disease, Dr. Nelson says that he has never treated someone with a disease or condition that did not have any trapped emotions that were contributing to the problem.
But I Don’t Remember Where All My Emotional Baggage Came From!
One of the best features of this technique is that it allows us to bring to conscious awareness many issues from the past about which you have no conscious memory. We access the wisdom of the subconscious mind through a form of muscle testing to get the information we need to release trapped emotions.
Some of our trapped emotions were actually handed down to us at conception from our parents. Most of us carry some ancestral emotional baggage. These inherited emotions can also be released with Emotion Code. Not only does it release from us but it also releases from all the previous generations who passed this on to us. This can bring profound healing within families.
Emotion Code works well for all ages, especially children. You are probably aware that many of your issues are based on experiences from childhood. What a great gift to help children let go of the emotional baggage they’ve already picked up and freeing them from a lifetime of dealing with it!
If you’d like to learn more about Emotion Code, Dr. Nelson’s book, The Emotion Code: How to release your trapped emotions for abundant health, love and happiness, is a great place to start. He does an excellent job of explaining difficult energetic concepts in simple, clear terms. The book also provides everything you need to know to get started using the Emotion Code.
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I’m excited to share with you that I’ve been asked to speak about EFT and The Energetics of Parent/Child Relationships on a radio show! I will be interviewed by EFT expert Alina Frank on EFT Radio on Wednesday, December 1st, at 11:00am.You can read more about EFT Radio on the EFT Radio blog at http://www.eftradioonline.com/
You can listen online or by phone. We will be discussing the way that children’s energy fields differ from an adult’s and how that affects our relationships and our use of EFT. You’ll learn about family energy dynamics and how children experience their world. I hope you’ll join us!
When you think of meditation, what images come to mind? Sitting cross-legged on the floor for hours? Emptying your mind and holding perfectly still?
This is what many people picture when they think of meditation—not very appealing. And if the benefits of meditation aren’t obvious, it’s not surprising that few put in the effort to practice it.
Meditation comes in many forms. You may be surprised to find that you already participate in some form or another.
So, what exactly is meditation?Read More»