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Heart-Free™ created by Helen P Bressler:
I researched the impact of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation on quality of life whilst at university in Oxford, England. This heart rhythm disorder is characterised by intermittent palpitations leading to shortness of breath, dizziness and potential loss of consciousness. During my research I was allowed to attend an arrhythmia clinic at one of Europe’s top cardiac hospitals, during which time I asked several adults about their experience. In each case, the affected person reported anxiety, frustration and/or fear regarding potential (re)occurrences of atrial fibrilliation; plus experience of such accompanying each episode. I began to research reports of EFT on arrhythmias. In my own practice I'd experienced success in addressing such issues as fear, anxiety, perceived lack of control and frustration which had arisen due to coping with (other) long term conditions.
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And so I discovered that atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions could potentially lead to experiences of stress/depression/fear/anxiety and so on. Hence I realised such impacts of heart disease/condition could potentially be addressed by EFT.
The use of EFT and heart health is in its early stages and it must be stated that EFT is an adjunct and NOT a replacement of contemporary treatment. It is my goal to reduce the impact of heart issues and promote positive health by proactively addressing individual stressors.
Heart-Free™ 1,2,3. 1: addressing emotional responses to illness. Whether you are living with, or have a family member with a heart [or other*] condition EFT can aid in addressing associated emotional aspects. Often anticipation of events can be as stressful as the event itself (for some people PTSD-like symptoms may be experienced). Together we can address these issues.
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2: prevention and secondary prevention. Whether you require smoking cessation, are dealing with stressful life situations or overcoming motivational barriers to healthy eating and exercise regimes, EFT can aid in making this a smooth and empowering transition.
3: regaining balance. Successful coping includes addressing both internal and external factors. EFT helps to assess and aim. That is, to assess a situation in a new light and to discover personal goals to promote health. YOU in charge of you.
* Heart-Freecan be transferred to living/coping with other conditions. As such it is my absolute honor to offer these services as a Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Coaching Partner. Mesothelioma.com is dedicated to providing comprehensive mesothelioma resources to those affected by pleural mesothelioma. For more details follow this link: http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/types/pleural.htm
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