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The Sooner The Better

The sooner you get to an issue, the better.  Pretty much always, and with every modality.  For acute issues and issues that have become chronic.

This is why I am a huge proponent of treating children [yes, even babies] who are having a tough time.  And one reason I carry remedies with me at all times.

Many issues result from some sort of trauma.  The sooner you remove that traumatic layer from your body and psyche, the better!  You will still remember it and be informed by it, but it will no longer have a hold on your body or your emotions.

We can even take a simple example like a baby who enters the world with a physical issue.  The resulting accommodations–logistical, emotional, in parenting–can change the parent-child dynamic, the child’s expectations of the world, etc.  The longer they persist, the more likely they are to be internalized by the child, etc.

It is exactly like habit formation—it is easier to prevent a bad habit than it is to break one.

And it’s a bit like making a snowman out of a snowball.

Prevent Trauma from Taking Hold

I like to keep Rescue Remedy [a Bach Flower Essence] and homeopathic Aconite [for fright, shock, trauma] with me.  I find Rescue Remedy and EFT helpful for milder situations, and Aconite 200c tends to be what I use if I’m so upset that I’m shaking or my child is so upset s/he cannot catch a breath to speak.  It resolves the fright so that we can deal with the situation at hand calmly, which has lovely practical implications!  It also heals the fear immediately so that it doesn’t have a chance to get a foothold.

I carry a single dose of Arnica 200 with me everywhere!
I carry a single dose of Arnica 200 with me everywhere!

The cause of the emotion, and the emotional state itself, are clear in that moment and the moments that follow.  That makes them exceedingly easy to treat right then.  But if you let “time heal all wounds,” without addressing the actual emotional injuries as well as any physical injuries, the physical injuries might heal while the emotional ones simply fester.  You might be able to look back and say, “It all started after that incident.”  And you might be able to recall the emotions that arose then.  But often we simply don’t recall all of those details or are simply in the habit of ignoring our emotions.

Prevent Sickness or Ailments from Taking Hold

There are numerous proponents of leaving fevers/colds/coughs/flu’s to do their thing, but if you simply do not have the wherewithal to do that, the earlier you treat them, the better your results are likely to be.  If you’re really in-touch with your body, you’ll know when you’re just a bit too fatigued or you have a vaguely sore throat, and you can boost your immune system with vitamin C and the like.  Homeopathically, you can take something like Ferrum Phosphoricum 6x or 6c or 30c when you are feeling those early symptoms.  If it comes on suddenly and with vigor, you could take a small dose [5-10 granules] of homeopathic Oscillococcinum to try to stop it in its tracks.

For physical ailments, I carry Arnica 200c with me at all times–I even put it in a waterproof iPhone case for the beach and pool!  It doesn’t cover everything, but it is the one thing most likely to help in most situations where you are in an uh-oh state!  In fact, recently on a family trip to the beach, my husband was stung by something when a wave rushed in while working on a sandcastle.  He took the stinger out immediately, and I gave him a dose of Arnica 200.  At that point, we had no idea what it was, only that it wasn’t good.  It helped tremendously, even though Arnica is not the most oft-described remedy for assisting with stings, bites, or the like.

Prevent a Chronic Issue from Worsening

For chronic issues, the sooner you address them, the better, in my opinion and my experience.  Chances are that you will need the help of a healer with that, so start asking around for some referrals!

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EFT – Tapping – Emotional Freedom Technique

Before I knew about the breadth and depth of homeopathy’s reach, I learned about Emotional Freedom Technique [also called EFT or Tapping].  For me, EFT wasn’t The Answer because of the requirements of time and concentration for our immense issues, but if you have time [even little bits, here and there], it is a very nice [and free!] option.

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I find it useful in two situations:  when the emotion is crystal clear because it is newly born from an upsetting event, or when I am experiencing an uneasy emotion but I think there might be something else at the root of it.

Pro’s

—It is free [and easy] to learn the basics.  The person who created the technique offers a free tutorial on his website.  There’s also a book called The Tapping Solution, that you likely could find at or through your local library.  And the author of that book, Nick Ortner, has a free radio show on Hay House Radio.

—It is harmless.  The technique doesn’t have negative side-effects of which I am aware.  Worst-case scenario is that it doesn’t improve that which you were hoping to improve.

—It is incredibly portable.  No matter where you are, you can tap. You can even tap by proxy [tap on yourself, with the intention to help someone else who needs and accepts your help].  I also tap energetically [by imagining that I am doing the tapping on someone—namely, one of my kids].

—It can bring a deeper awareness to the issue you are facing, because as you tap through one emotion, another might surface.  Awareness means the emotion is seeing the light of day, which increases its chance of being healed.

Con’s

The main downside is that it takes time and concentration, so I tend to use it for issues that arise suddenly where I cannot physically help—such as when a child is upset in the car while I am driving, or when a child is having trouble sleeping.  You can tap a little at a time, but of course any deep or broad issues do take longer to resolve.

How I Use It

I quickly put it to use when my kids were really upset about something that had just happened.  I have employed it very successfully twice—both times, I was not easily in a position to help my child tangibly so I was grateful for this tool [I just visualized tapping for them].  My biggest tip for using it successfully is to be as specific as possible and to stay with the process until it feels completely resolved.

The first time I remember using it with great success was in the car.  I had played a song for my eldest son that I thought he would find hilarious.  Instead, he found it excrutiatingly scary.  It was about Anne Boleyn, walking around the castle as a ghost, carrying her head with her and threatening to drop it in the soup, and so on.  I actually don’t like gruesome anything, so I assumed if it was fine with me, it’d be fine for my son [he probably was 6 years old at the time? and was always talking about gruesome things].  Anyway, he had heard it earlier in the day, then we were out and about for a while, and on the way home that evening, he started freaking out in the car.  I offered to do EFT [energetically], he accepted, and we started.  I asked him to tell me what he was feeling—worried, anxious, scared?  I tapped through the first emotion 3 times, then asked again.  We tapped through the next emotion 3 times, and on and on we went.  It was probably about 10-20 minutes to resolve the whole thing.

This is something to remember:  The sooner you can heal an upsetting emotion, the less of an impact it can have on your overall health [homeopathic Aconite 200 is great for that too–I use EFT for lesser issues now that I tend to carry Aconite with me].

If you let a fear just sit, it festers, or it attaches itself, or it grows like a snowball into a giant snowman … So EFT can be helpful for that when it is a very specific issue and you have the time and ability to focus and few other options.  To wit, I use it mainly at night when sleep is a priority or in the car when my ability to help is limited.  And I use it primarily energetically.

Another time that I found it highly useful was when my youngest son had watched parts of a movie about robots with his eldest brother on a portable device.  The youngest kept proclaiming his interest and courage, so my eldest had obliged.  As a result, I didn’t notice what they were watching until my youngest had seen more than I’d wished [and I wished none!].  I was worried he’d have trouble sleeping, but he assured me he wasn’t scared.  And, indeed, he fell asleep quickly, much to my surprise and delight.  However … about an hour after he fell asleep, he popped up in bed like a jack-in-the-box.

I tapped generally because I was sooo tired and really wanted him to just go back to sleep already.  That means saying, “my feelings” or just tapping without saying anything.  And by “saying,” I mean “thinking” because it was the middle of the night and I was trying to keep quiet.  Also, my youngest does not like to be helped hardly at all, so he doesn’t like active tapping.  It is an ethical question as to whether people should use tapping without the other person’s expressed consent, but I figure that for my kids, I’m responsible for them, so I should help them the best I can.

Anyway, the general tapping didn’t work.  I think I tried for 20 minutes before I was finally awake enough to do otherwise!  So, when I woke up a bit more, I decided to tap on the issue, “Even though I am afraid of robots, I fully and completely accept myself.”  I did that for a few rounds [also quietly, energetically, thinking and imagining it but not physically doing or saying it], and voila, he plopped back down and went back to sleep!

 

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