GRACEFUL TRANSFORMATION DISCLAIMER
Emotional Freedom Techniques (or any other self-help body-energy technique) is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or health condition—physical, emotional, or mental. We at Graceful Transformation are not physicians, medical doctors, psychologists, chiropractors, nutritionists, or naturopath doctors. We do not claim these treatments are “cures” for anything.
None of this is intended to replace or substitute for licensed medical or psychological care. We do not suggest or advise that anyone discontinue, avoid, refuse, or ignore medical or psychological consultations or advice. These are self-help, self-applied, coaching techniques intended to balance or rebalance body energy, and to reduce stress, enhance health, and resolve any dysregulation or dysfunction in the body’s energy patterns.
Because body-energy therapies have been remarkably effective for many people does not guarantee they will be successful or effective for others. Body energy treatments are and must be considered to be in their research or experimental stage.
The free EFT download manual, and the information on this website, are to introduce self-help energy theories; specifically Emotional Freedom Techniques. Richard Clark is a trained and certified addictions counsellor and trained in the theory of body energy and its application as a self-help technique. Ron Jordens is a trained EFT practitioner.
Any lifestyle, dietary, or energy tapping recommendations are suggestions based on our experience. Any spiritual/emotional discussions or counselling provided is secondary to the importance of EFT tapping, and our counsel is not part of any recognized religion or school of psychology, nor is it intended to be right, final, or absolute.
People who seek counsel from staff at Graceful Transformation on matters of therapy, lifestyle, health concerns, diet, body-energy, problem-solving, motivation, emotional problems, addictions, skill development, and spirituality, must use judicious common sense and take responsibility for themselves and their decisions.
As of this writing, to our knowledge, there is no agency that governs or regulates body-energy therapies.
My writing such a disclaimer, and encouraging you to be mindful of it, may cause you to suspect the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques or body energy work. Remember what is commonly ignored: There are no “guarantees” in our culture’s accepted medical practices. Medications have dangerous side effects; surgeries often give less than the hoped for results; and, according to Dr. Mercola at www.mercola.com the leadingcause of death in the USA (c. 2004) was medical-doctor’s properly prescribed medications and other approved medical procedures.
Advertising propaganda tells us medical science is getting smarter; but how effective is modern, “accepted” medical health care? It guarantees nothing. Autoimmune diseases, obesity, heart attacks, violence, cancers, diabetes, mental illness, addictions, are all on the rise. Drug companies are constantly being sued for all manner of negligence. Statistics show the appalling consequences of “approved” medications and “approved” medical or surgical treatments. There is mounting evidence that many government regulatory agencies are self-serving and negligent. Pharmaceutical and vitamin companies constantly offer “new and improved versions” of drugs and/or supplements over some earlier version of a new-and-improved version. Governments and corporations pour trillions of dollars into health care and research—so, why are we getting sicker? There are no “guarantees” in our culture’s accepted medical practices.
It is estimated that in the US, in 2011, $9,000 will be spent per person on health care (about 2.8 trillion dollars); this will be about twice as much as the next highest country (Canada). The US spends the most and is rated last of 36 nations for over-all population health. Altogether, in North America, the health-care situation is horrific, and it’s getting worse.
Traditional medicine offers no guarantees. I have never heard of a psychologist or psychiatrist who gives a money back guarantee if the therapy isn’t immediately, noticeably effective in the first session. There are no guarantees of recovery offered in rehab centers, or in chiropractic treatments, or in traditional talk therapy and counselling. As “unquestioningly accepted” as these treatments are, their short-comings and failures—the incidents of unsuccessful treatments or harsh, invasive protocols are legion.
A case in point is the rhetoric and propaganda around weight-loss alone: With about 40 - 50% of our population clinically obese, and another 20% obviously over-weight, and the billions of dollars spent by advertising agencies, corporations, “health consultants”, and consumers on weight-loss schemes, exercise programs, diets, books, and supplements… why are we getting fatter? A similar scenario: We pour billionsof dollars into addictions rehabilitation and make thousands of monthly referrals to detoxification and treatment centers and… addictions are on the rise and the treatment success rate is appallingly low—less than 3 - 4 % (and apparently getting lower). I discuss this specific issue in Addictions & Spiritual Transformation. In my book I write that no one is to blame and everyone is responsible.
I’m not accusing all doctors or other health-care providers (including naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, and psychiatrist/therapists of various types) of malfeasance or negligence—certainly, I grant for the most part, they are well-intentioned—but lets face it: accepted health-care practices are not working. People are getting fatter and sicker and that is proof that traditional approaches are ineffective. In my view, this deterioration hinges on several things—undiagnosed/denied addictions in both health care providers and the population at large; competitive consumerism (selfishness and greed); righteousness; personal irresponsibility; and coveting our secret prejudices—all of which is underscored by toxins, trauma, and dysregulated energy.
From Stephen Daniel: “One might have the correct combination of chemicals, vitamins, minerals, water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, etc., but none of these functions properly when there is miscommunication within the body’s energy field.” I add this: You may also have the correct surgery, exercise regimen, food supplements, diet, and vitamins; and cook without a microwave, filter your water, and go to bed early… and neither will these work when there is dysregulation within the body’s energy field, toxins, bio-cellular-level problems, and trauma.
Psychologists, doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, therapists, hospitals, etc., guarantee nothing. Every time you sign a release form for any medical treatment, that is their acknowledgement that it isn’t guaranteed. Because body-energy work has no guarantee of success doesn’t lessen its effectiveness; nor should it increase your suspicions about its effectiveness. Energy treatments are not intrusive. There are no drugs. They don’t have the dangers of harmful side effects. They are very often very effective, and quickly effective. They are generally painless. Aside from the money you pay a professional practitioner, they require only a dedicated and concerted effort on your part to learn a new way to take care of yourself. There may be some dietary changes, but these are biologically and environmentally-friendly, completely non-toxic, and have no side-effects (except improved health).
It does take some willingness to commit to a new way of viewing personal health care and taking responsibility. In my experience: Changing your attitudes and taking responsibility is harder than the actual healing. This is a life-style change as much or more than a strategy for healing.
For the issues I have helped people address using body-energy work, with high client commitment and participation, in well over 2,000 EFT sessions with about 400 clients, for a wide range of health concerns, EFT has shown to be in most cases 100% effective and in the remaining cases over 90% effective (client estimates). In a few situations the clients did not regularly apply the tapping procedures or quit and the results were nil in these cases. As of October, 2008 after almost 4 years of practice, no one has ever asked me for a refund for their first session.