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The Long Story...

On a clear and cold night in October 1983 I promised to give my sister a lift home from where she was working.  It got late, and when I didn’t arrive, she eventually took a bus home. 

I spent the next nineteen years in pain.  A drunk driver had crushed my car with me in it.  Police closed the street and kept the pedestrians back while my car leaked gasoline on the street.  Two fire-trucks stood by.  Unable to move and trapped in my car, I was conscious off and on all the way through the hour it took the Firemen to cut me free.  A doctor at the scene of the crash told the EMTs he did not think I would make it to the hospital alive.  My injuries were so severe: multiple broken bones from my face to my knees, a shattered hip socket, lacerations, collapsed lung, a ruptured spleen and much more.  My medical records show I arrived at St. Boniface Hospital with blood pressure of 40 over 0.  The wreck and I were on the front page of the morning newspaper.

It was five days before the hospital told my family they thought I would survive.  Then they took me into surgery to set my nose and shattered cheekbones.  Six months in the hospital.  Three years in physiotherapy.  Then I weaned myself off synthetic narcotics.  Pain killers only dulled the pain, and the pain never went away.  I found a great physiotherapist in England.  She taught me to re-balance my gait when I walked, so the shortness in one leg did not show an obvious limp.  I limped only when I was very tired, or when the pain level rose too high to ignore.

I relate to Hank Hadley’s story in Gary Craig's Introduction to EFT video.  I lived with chronic pain for 19 years.  After about 11 years of chronic pain, not surprisingly, I became depressed.  I was then medicated for depression as well, for the next eight years, off and on.  Sometimes it really felt ‘too much’ to deal with.  Pain and the reactive depression were part of my life, but when I could no longer avoid ending my third marriage, I did wonder how much more I could take.

Then I found EFT through a Naturopathic Doctor in Southern England.  One and a half hours of EFT working on core issues (I cried almost all the way through the session) and suddenly my emotional overload, and physical pain, were both gone.  We didn’t talk directly about my level of physical pain… just all the layers of pain, abandonment, betrayal and grief I had experienced.  The emotional release was HUGE - I felt numb at the end of the session - all cried out.  Exhausted, I went home and slept.

When I woke up there was still no pain.  None.  And… the pain did not return.  I stretched fully, walked, and stretched again.  It felt strange to move without hurting.  I was really aware of my body, and realized how tightly I had been holding many parts of my body to ‘fight’ the pain signals.  I felt my shoulders drop.  I was actually feeling safe IN my body, maybe for the first time in many years; feeling all right, even good!

In depression I had a downward spiralling series of unhappily unresolved thoughts.  Memories: Hurtful situations, choices and regrets… issues which I was NOT OK with, but felt unable to change the reality of.  These memories were all things that had all happened, either to me or around me, and I couldn’t change the past, could I?  So I would put things ‘behind me’, but those things had never felt resolved before.

I felt neutral when I woke up, not high or low.  Now, without pain, I felt strangely peaceful, like I had woken up in a brightly beautiful, but strangely unfamiliar movie scene.  I remember noticing and appreciating the vibrant colours of the plants and bushes outside the windows in my beautiful English country garden.  I made tea, and tested my relief and happy feelings by moving my thoughts into reviewing my familiar but unhappy, thought spirals.  I then purposefully directed my attention to my unhappy memories, and looked at each of them.  For the first time, I felt no emotional pain attached to examining these memories.

It was like looking through a huge old fashioned photograph album.  The faces and situations were all familiar.  Yes, I remember that.  That happened. And that.  And that, too.  The only difference was… ME!  When I looked at the memories of what had happened, I wasn’t upset about those memories anymore.  How I felt -  had changed!

I was free of the hurt and pain those memories always meant to me.   I still had the same memories, but I was not upset by them!  EFT had fully released the negative emotional ‘charge’ these memories held for me.

I was still tired, and I had another nap.  The next day when I got up, I looked at those old memories again, and I knew, I was completely certain, I was now free from my past emotional overwhelm!  My life had changed.  It felt was like everything around me, my actual reality, had shifted somehow.  Everything felt different… and I knew I was NOT depressed.  I spoke with my Doctor – we cut my medication in half, two weeks later in half again, and in six weeks I was permanently OFF anti-depressants.

I was amazed to be fully out of pain.  Factual medical records show traumatic damage to my body.  I had not believed that chronic pain could be turned off.  I had done my best to live a full and happy life, given the limitations of the pain.  I left that marriage, and England behind me. There were lots of things I could have been stressed about through leaving and moving, but the pain did not return.

Usually over the years after the car crash, whenever I was overwhelmed I would wake up terrified and sweating, trying to get out of the car.  The nightmare of being trapped in the car played as a metaphor for me feeling powerless in my life.  Six months after I left England I realized the nightmares of being trapped in the car would never return.  Those fears were over.

I was AMAZED by Tapping.  I learned all about Tapping.  I’ve studied hundreds of hours of EFT training.  I became trained as an EFT Practitioner.  I attended four EFT Conferences with Gary Craig, and did a little bit of personal work with him.  Thirteen years ago not too many people knew a lot about EFT.

EFT has now been on TV around the world, has millions of Tappers, is in magazines, used by celebrities, and is supported by science.  EFT gives real people the ability to clear blockages stuck in their bodies by thoughts, emotions and physical trauma, in a way that can free them from whatever holds them back.

Physical and emotional pain can become overwhelming.  Depression has its own darkness.  I’ve been there.  I know that, personally.  Freedom takes on a new meaning when even chronic pain - both physical and emotional - can be released or hugely reduced.   EFT changes lives, and I love seeing the results EFT can bring!

 

Note: No matter how challenging your situation is, Tapping can help release the stress you are dealing with.  Just stress reduction alone can help to lower physical symptoms like pain levels, as well as resolve emotional issues...  even for very very old issues! 

 

Tapping well directed, can do much more than that!  If you have an issue to resolve please come see how Tapping can help you.

 

 

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EFT Practitioner Training or Private Sessions are most valuable done with Janice Smylie PhD., CCHt, REIKI II, TFT, NLP, expert EFT Trainer & Practitioner:

Janice has been using EFT since 2003 and teaching EFT since 2004.  She has attended four major training events and has done personal work with Gary Craig, Founder of EFT, a Borrowing Benefits Conference, two EFT Conferences on Serious Diseases, and she was invited to be part of a Masters training program. Janice studied the original 100's of hours of training, ongoing training series, the Art of Delivery, attended many conferences and workshops: Steve Wells and Dr. David Lake (the boys from down under) and Paula Dale Teplitz (from Gary's training videos) to name a few.  Janice's EFT training and her background with EFT is substantial.  The TFT Boot Camp { Thought Field Therapy } upon which EFT is based, is also a part of her training.

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