Are you sad?
Or what I really mean to say is: Are you a SAD sufferer?
Do you dread the shortening days, the darkening evenings, that sense of everything closing in on you as you wait for the light to come back? Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (whether diagnosed or not).
If so, I would like to invite you to step into the light-giving experience of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping.
This is a practical and interactive workshop for beginners and experienced EFTers alike and we’ll be focusing on how the change of season can adversely affect your emotional balance.
I won’t be telling you to pull yourself together or reminding you that it’s just the natural rhythm of nature and you either have to adjust or sit under a daylight bulb for eight hours a day (though if it helps, do it)! EFT sits happily alongside other modalities and isn’t intended to replace any necessary medical interventions.
This is a self-help, self-empowering tool that enables you to recognise and honour your deepest (often unconscious) feelings and doesn’t give them labels such as rational or irrational, helpful or unhelpful. With EFT, it’s enough to feel what you feel and give your undivided attention to how and where that sits in your body, what thoughts and patterns it triggers in your emotions and how much of a charge (discomfort) you have around those thoughts and feelings.
With EFT we don’t focus on fighting these perfectly legitimate feelings, rather we acknowledge them, work with them and allow them to teach us what it is we need to do to help ourselves. We use tapping on the body’s energy system – acupressure points – to soothe and even dissolve uncomfortable sensations and accept the reality of what is. With acceptance tends to come both relief and insight.
So come and learn these beautifully simple, practical techniques for self-soothing and self-healing without pressure and without judgement. SAD can be allied with depression, insomnia, weight loss, weight gain, low appetite, comfort eating, general anxiety or specific worries and once you have learned to use basic EFT tapping you can continue to focus the technique on your personal issues long after the workshop is over, keeping yourself positive, balanced and healthy throughout the winter and beyond.