EFT is the trendy new kid on the wellness scene. Everyone is talking about it, big stars are singing its praises and books and YouTube videos are becoming hugely popular. All for good reason. EFT has been a surprising and powerful component of my healing and transformative journey and I am so honored to share with you in this interview my own guide and practitioner, Claire Hayes. Claire is an author, a dancer, a mom, a healer and a divine light that I feel SO blessed to have been able to work with. In our chat together she shares the basics of the transformational power of EFT, gives you lots of great tips on where to get started, and even includes a bonus grounding and centering exercise you can do with us, or do on your own, anytime, to access the deep inner healing and calm that is your birthright. It is my deep pleasure introduce to you Claire Hayes. Enjoy…xo Lindsay
Claire and Lindsay are talking about Self-transformation and healing through EFT.
Self-transformation and healing through EFT
Q. Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a self transformation coach and author of “Everyday Happiness: Self Transformation that Really Works”. I work using EFT Tapping and Matrix Re-imprinting to guide people to become their best selves.
Q. What is your philosophy on healing or overcoming health challenges.
I believe that healing or overcoming health challenges is a marriage of inner and outer work.
I advise getting a diagnosis not only from your medical doctor but also from a complementary practitioner. I personally go to an acupuncturist but there are so many useful modalities that can give you useful information. Then I would also look inside – both to choose what modality you trust and also for doing some internal healing.
With EFT Tapping, you can really clear the emotional factors around illness. With chronic illness, it is so useful to have a tool to lighten the load and make healing more possible
I do trust that the body has all the answers. It is about listening deeply and paying attention to the signs from the physical and energetic bodies.
With EFT Tapping, I use a process of giving voice to the energetic realities – witnessing each part as an entity which needs to be heard and acknowledged.
However, I personally use EFT Tapping for health issues in conjunction with other modalities. Then I have the best of all worlds!
Q. How have you used adversity in your life to fuel your commitment to balance and wellness?
I suppose in the classic way – adversity can become a powerful force for wellness.
I have always been “well enough” myself, but when I was dealing with some severe stress when going through a tough few years with my daughter with special needs – I did have to look after myself in order to be able to survive.
Q. How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?
Probably not as well as I should or could but I do have some not- negotiables!
I have a morning routine which includes being outside, Qi Kung and also meditation and tapping. I also do use affirmations every morning.
I also commit to using EFT Tapping on myself when I am stuck and going to my practitioner to clear deeper issues.
My diet is a constant companion of “not quite good enough” and ditto for aerobic exercise, but I do dance – a lot!
Q. What tips do you recommend for your clients dealing with / healing from illness?
Be gentle with yourself. Forgive yourself and others for the pain of it all. One step at a time. You can do it.
Q. If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?
Well, as an EFT Tapping practitioner, I would want to say. “tap”, as you can even do it in your head lying in bed. You just need the energy to focus on your issue for long enough. You can also do it on your own for free (this is the focus of my book- self transformation – not paying someone else for transformation!)
The second thing is to try and physically feel the support of the Earth and the inspiration from the Heavens with your in and out breath. Whether you need more nourishment and support (Earth) or hope and inspiration (Heavens) – you can do it all in one focused breath cycle.
The third thing is to try and go outside and breathe in some fresh air and be aware of Nature.
Q. What is your favorite inspirational quote for healing?
The latest one I see on Facebook! But if anyone ever said, “Be gentle” – that would be my favorite!