Sometimes we don’t realise how much we have changed until a situation comes along and we find we behave quite differently to how we might have in the past. That’s what happened to me this week.

The rain in Argyll can be relentless at times, as you can hear in this video.

My upbringing left me with a multitude of difficult and unhelpful ways of being in the world.  I developed many limiting beliefs. We all do this, we have to, to make sense of the world, to feel safe and to survive.

I learned that Scottish drunks are not safe, you can get hurt and it’s best to avoid them whenever possible. My body remembered and would alert me through shaking, increased heart beats, sweaty palms, all the signs of stress and the fight flight response. Obviously I was not going to fight so I geared up to flee, and have often done so, removing myself from situations where alcohol and aggression were rearing their ugly heads.

Over the years I have addressed a lot of the issues such a childhood left me with but until I discovered EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting many of the reactions were still there inside me, I had just learned to name them, and to MANAGE them. Some of the therapy and techniques I learned helped immensely and I was able to function reasonably well but the underlying reactions in my body were often still there and they took their toll.

About 6 years ago ME/CFS floored me, and through the journey to recover from that I realised that although I understood myself quite well and I could articulate the damage done by such a childhood and even identify the impact on me, I was often still stuck there.

I had invested a lot of time, energy and money into trying to overcome my issues but the underlying fear responses were still there running the show and I had a mask of ok-ness on for the world. My new behaviours were being held tightly in place and everything looked rosy when underneath I was still triggered into childhood trauma and terror regularly.

This is why I am such a banner waving fan of the EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting techniques in particular. They have and are helping me to actually change those responses. In some cases as I describe in the video above the body responses, thoughts and feelings have simply disappeared, this is the EMOTIONAL FREEDOM.

If we are willing to do the work to change how we are in the world miracles CAN happen. 

If I can do it so can you.

“Change always comes bearing gifts.”

Price Pritchettheart

To learn more about theses techniques and how they can help, you can book a free consultation with me here Free Consultation, or you can start learning for yourself by following my how-to guide to EFT here.





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About the Author: Mairi

Radical Self Care Coach, supporting you to create a calmer, simpler, more deeply connected life where you take better care of yourself and our planet.

One Comment

  1. Antoinette Campbell February 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Really liked your blog, you should do more of them

    Being the child also of an alcoholic, this resonated with me as I don’t like violence but do find myself triggered and feel quite angry justifying this as being a defender but realise this is connected to my own fear and powerlessness from childhood

    Not sure really what I’m trying to say other than your blog was insightful and made me think about my response to injustices and that it is possible to flip this to a more positive less defensive patterns

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