“The greatest revolution of our generation is the
discovery that human beings by changing the inner
attitudes of their minds, can change the outer
aspects of ther live.”
-WILLIAM JAMES

dawn

Wife, mom, daughter, student of wellness, lover of life.

Who is Afitz85?

You may notice some of my posts, and they are all my posts unless I invite a guest blogger, are posted by Afitz85. That’s my blogger/website helper. Everybody wave to Amy. Thanks Amy, for all your help. Now I can do the parts I love best. Helping people overcome anything that holds them back, so they can be who they were meant to be. 🙂

My first EFT success

My first success with EFT came with an inguinal hernia. One of my teenage sons was involved with football. He came home one day complaining of pain. A type which I knew nothing about what to do. So, I hauled him to a rare appointment with our family doctor. The doctor declared he had a hernia. Wait a week. Come back. We did. He said he’d need surgery eventually. But he could still play football.

I gave him the choice. Surgery now or later? He took football.

A week or so later he was complaining about the pain he was suffering. I had been studying EFT by a DVD program for a few weeks. Hey! How about I try this funny thing on you? OK.

His pain level was an 8 out of 10. In four “rounds” of EFT. Roughly five minutes. The pain was gone. He asked incredulously, “how’d you do that!?” I wasn’t sure what I had done.

But over the ensuing days as I kept asking for pain reports, it was clear, the pain really was gone. And then he insisted I stop asking! The nerve. It was almost two weeks later that I had my V-8 moment. Hey, what about the hernia?

Hauled him back to the Dr. Examination reveals…………..no hernia! Well, wow! No surgery. A year later, he had a brief few moments of pain. We tapped. It never came back.

Cost of two doctor’s visits…………$150.
Surgery savings………….$14,000+
Cost of EFT DVD’s…………..$49
Pain free happy expression on my son’s face…………..priceless!

Cancer Fear

Before my mother died, she had breast cancer and a mastectomy, but did not die from breast cancer. Several years later, my paternal aunt developed breast cancer and eventually it claimed her life. Around the same time her health declined, my paternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she also died a year after my aunt. I became very fearful that I was a marked target and that I was travelling a road that would take me to the same destination as these female relatives.

One night I went to a meeting at the church I attend where a class was given on how to care for bedbound patients. As the lady explained how to change sheets, I had a flash back to a time when I helped do that very thing with my aunt. It triggered a very emotional response within me and I left the room quickly and ran to an empty room in the church and tried to regain control of my emotions.

I remembered to tap and did so for about 15 minutes, on the frightening memories and the fear that had become overwhelming. These emotions were all released and I was able to return to the meeting. I no longer fear a future of cancer, but welcome the health that I know is mine if I seek it and make good choices.

Hair Pulling

An early success in '05 published in Gary Craig's Insights Newsletter.

Hi Everyone,

Anxiety caused hair pulling interrupts the lives of many and conventional therapy can do very little with it. However, it often improves or vanishes with EFT. Such is the case in this article by Dawn Norton.

Hugs, Gary


By Dawn Norton EFT ADV

Last Fall when I first started learning EFT, I shared enthusiastically what I was doing with many of my friends. One of them seemed interested and purchased the DVDs. A few weeks later she told me she wanted to have me do EFT with her daughter as she was having a problem. She revealed that due to some extreme stress years previous in their family, her daughter had begun pulling out all of her eyebrows. The clinical term for it is trichotillomania. When the stress was too much to handle, she would pluck out most of her eyebrows.

She had been to counseling without any progress as far as her eyebrows were concerned. They had done some tapping, but she wanted me to follow up. So we had a very short session over the phone and addressed her remaining anxieties. It was several months, when I emailed her and asked about her daughter, and she sent me the following note:

"I had to share some great news! The other day you asked how my daughter was doing as far as pulling and I told you I thought she might have been pulling. Well that's because I saw her still using some eyebrow pencil on her brows so I thought maybe she was plucking still. Also I had seen a pair of tweezers out, so I thought maybe she had been using them.

Well she got out of the shower today and walked into the kitchen with no makeup on. Her eyebrows looked great!! They were nearly all the way grown out! I asked her, are those natural or do you have some eyebrow pencil on? She said, "No Mom, these are all natural. They are growing out but are very slow growing so I use some eyebrow pencil on the ends to make them look more natural."

She was beaming and smiling ear to ear. I was almost in tears! I have never seen more than about 1/2" of eyebrow on her for years! They are very long and very shaped. They looked great! I asked her, so have you pulled any since you talked with Dawn and did some tapping? SHE SAID NO!!!!! I asked her have you had the urge…she said yes, but it passes much faster now.

She said she plucks the bottom ones underneath to thin them out, but she knows when to stop. I said do you pluck when you feel stress? She said, no not really. You can't imagine what exciting news this is! I am dancing with joy for her! Another success story for you!!! And a miracle for us!"

My suggestion to her was if she did feel any urge, to go ahead and tap for that, so the urge would disappear. What a great feeling to help a family with a problem so distressing.

Dawn Norton–EFT ADV

Tap with Me
EFT is a very flexible improvement tool that can be used for just about everything. Although I try to remain true to my training, I am using my version of it here. I have had extraordinary results and urge you to contact me for more information. I don't have medical or psychology training, but offer EFT as a teacher and coach.