Courage Confidence Empowerment
EFT SoulPath will free you to
- Befriend your emotions in order to liberate your confidence
- Enhance the quality of your life
- Awaken a larger vision in order to expand what’s possible
- Empower your aliveness to live your fullest creative expression
- Flow with grace & ease
- Connect with and mutually support others who share this journey of possibility
Is This You?
Even though your mind knows better, you feel like it’s not ok to:
- Be too powerful (or too weak)
- Trust people because you will get hurt
- Feel unwanted emotions because, ‘why bother, nothing will change’
- Go for your dreams because ‘I’ll just fail yet again.’
- Fall into the pattern of ‘hiding’ because it’s the line of least resistance
Behind your self-confident persona can you relate to an inner-critic scolding
- You’ll be rejected
- You’re not really good enough
- Self-reflection is not productive
- You don’t really deserve wellness
- Don’t get your hopes up again, you’ll just be disappointed
Believing it’s for your own good, do you
- Keep the pressure on to ‘perfect’ your shortcomings
- Criticize yourself to keep yourself in line
- Only feel loveable when you’re giving or over-giving
- Never forgive or accept the parts of yourself that make mistakes
- Procrastinate and then guilt yourself into self-sabotage
- Suppress your emotions due to shame and guilt
- Not allow yourself to feel good about your accomplishments
You may wonder: Why do I feel so much anger, rage or grief?
Little Connie grew up believing she wasn’t good enough due to having her excess energy constantly shamed and repressed by her mother. The result of this chronic restraint and shame by a parent left her feeling deeply flawed and lacking in self-confidence which translated into mediocre academic performance and poor partner choices later on in her life. This pattern or ‘tape’ snowballed to continually reinforce her low self- worth. It became a vicious cycle.
Much like little Connie, Your nervous system becomes wired according to the limiting beliefs and relentless rules or ‘vows’ you hold from childhood. This disempowering information gets locked into your nervous system. Your lower Chakras (energy centers) carry your unhealed and trapped shock, anger, rage and grief. Your root chakra is like a tape-recorder of your childhood messages that continually keep replaying…
The Stress Response
The stress response, or “fight or flight” response is the emergency reaction system of the body designed to keep you safe from harm. The nervous system is naturally wired to sense and respond to fear, pain or danger in the primitive or reptilian part of the brain called the amygdala. When stress makes you feel strong anger, aggression or fear, up to 80% of your blood can leave your prefrontal cortex (rational brain) and rushes to the amygdala (primitive brain) where the fight-or-flight response in the amygdala is activated and lights-up. Because you are on auto-pilot, it often results in a sudden, illogical, and irrational overreaction to the situation, which you may later regret and demean yourself for.
The stress response is meant for short periods of real danger. It was not intended to stay on during everyday life. Yet, many people live in a constant state of chronic stress, worry and anxiety because their weakened root chakra has been overwhelmed by stress.
This chronic state of stress is debilitating to your physical and emotional health and well-being. It is a state of dis-ease that eventually turns into disease and has a massive negative impact on your health and your ability to think clearly, act decisively and feel a natural state of well-being. Adapted from Margaret Lynch Raniere
EFT SoulPath: Awaken Your Inner Peace
With a strong Root Chakra, your nervous system is more resilient and less reactive. You will trigger the stress response less often and will be able to turn it off when the danger is gone. Your body-mind systems will easily return to a relaxed mode. In this state, your mind becomes calmer, and your thinking clearer, inspired and more creative. Voila. Your nervous system regulates which signals the brain to release ‘feel-good’ chemicals. This leads to an upgraded well-being on all levels.
EFT ‘tapping’ is a practical, easily-learned, hands-on technique for dealing with emotional distress at the deepest level. A news story in Examiner.com called it, “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed.” Clinical EFT is the evidence-based form of EFT, validated in over 100 scientific studies.
-Dawson Church, PhD
A deep, systematic approach is necessary to heal old traumas
Beth grew up in an alcoholic family that taught her that asking for help showed weakness. “We mind our own business and our business is nobody else’s business,” was downloaded into her nervous system by her abusive father. It was this mindset that kept her from ever reaching out for support with her own alcoholic husband. She and her children suffered in silence for years remaining true to her childhood messages and ‘vows’ of isolation. It was only after Beth started confiding in a counselor that she was referred to by a friend, that she began to dismantle her childhood limiting belief that reaching out for support is a sign of weakness. Rather, she had a lightbulb awareness that reinforced that reaching out for support is an act of courage and self-love.
What is called for to free this deep wounding is competent and compassionate therapy which allows you to voice grief, hurt, loss and rage. Without this, you will remain trapped in your past, where your identity is built on the opposite of the qualities that you desire to embody. Without systematic intervention, these old limiting beliefs erode your health and well-being over time and dis-ease becomes a disease.
Who Does EFT SoulPath Serve
EFT SoulPath serves women on a personal or spiritual development path who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis:
Cancer survivors are a unique group of people who have been through tremendous fear, loss, pain and deeply held grief…
You often feel like a stranger in your own life. You either feel vulnerable and powerless to change an inevitable outcome or you mask your fear with a bravado attitude while ignoring the ‘purple elephant’ in the room. This inadvertent inauthenticity can lead to loneliness, fear and isolation, all of which significantly impacts your health outcomes.
With the support of Laurel and EFT tapping, you will learn how to attend to unattended feelings. Clearing the charge on buried shadow emotions puts you back in the driver’s seat in terms of reducing fear and restoring your confidence to walk your path with courage, grace and ease.
RESEARCH ON THE LINK BETWEEN CANCER AND UNEXPRESSED ANGER
Cancer is often caused by the suppression of shadow (unattended) emotions; primarily anger, hate, resentment and grief. Suppression of these emotions increases the stress hormone, cortisol, which directly suppresses immune system function. When the immune system is not functioning properly, normal cells can easily mutate into cancer cells or any other auto-immune disease.
WORLDWIDE STUDIES LINK CANCER TO UNEXPRESSED ANGER
Extreme suppression of anger was the most commonly identified characteristic of 160 breast cancer patients who were given a detailed psychological interview and self-administered questionnaire in a study conducted by the King’s College Hospital in London.
The University of Rochester and Harvard School of Public Health followed 729 individuals over 12 years and found a 70% increase in cancer deaths for those who were scored at above the 75% level of suppressing emotions.
The California Breast Cancer Research Program conducted a follow-up study of Dr. David Spiegel’s 1989 study and found the survival rate of women in his group therapy program who openly
How You Can Work with Laurel
You can work with Laurel in one or two ways:
Individual Package Sessions: If you are interested in working in-depth with Laurel individually, check out the various ways to do so here.
Women’s Empowerment Group (folks with an auto-immune diagnosis)
Group work offers a judgment- free confidential environment as a powerful way to give and receive support and to face our shadow (unattended) emotions among the safety of others who are also committed to clearing the charges on past challenging emotions. Small groups foster intimacy.
~Individual and group sessions are offered exclusively on Zoom~
If this message resonates with you, please schedule an appointment on the calendar for a 20 minute Connect Clarity Call to determine whether group “tapping” is a good fit for you.
Or, if you have a question, please email Laurel.
I started working with Laurel due to the paralysis of self-sabotage. As we worked through layers of crippling childhood shame and not good enough, I experienced the ability to turn self-bullying into self love. This resulted in taking action quite naturally without force. What a relief! I am deeply grateful for this effective therapy and Laurel’s gentle and compassionate guiding hand.
– CZ, Va Beach, VA
Laurel’s intuitive abilities along with her background in counseling skillfully support you in feeling safe and valued. She draws you out in a way that invites you to explore deeper layers without ever feeling judged in order to restore confidence.
– AM, Pensacola, Fl
As a result of Laurel’s incredible attention, sensitivity, ability to stay present and keep me feeling safe, I was able to walk into the dark closet of fear and release the unholy lies that have kept me prisoner all these many years, no one is better than Laurel!
– AR, Olympia, WA