Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
H’opo ono pono
The Forgiveness Diet
There are some other modalities that I have not tried that have worked for others:
Rolfing & Massage
Dream Revision Therapy
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Chakra Energy Healing
Muscle Testing / Kinesiology
Drumming Circles & Chanting
Anger Management Treatment
Tarot, Parapsychology, Intuitives
And many more
The type of modality is not important. What does matter is that you:
1. Explore the Modality that feels right to you – Doing something just because someone else suggested it will not work if it doesn’t feel right to you. Listen to your inner voice and research a new modality. Then try the one or two that speak to your values and beliefs and resonate with you. Believing something will work for you is half the battle. Finding something you love and that feels right - down to your core - is what will produce the best results for you.
2. Reach a place of Forgiveness – Forgiving your parents, or anyone who abused you, does not make what they did right. It allows you to free yourself from the bondage of the feelings that are holding you hostage and keeping you from moving forward in your life. The forgiveness diet and journaling helped me the most to reach a place of forgiveness with my parents and others who I perceived wronged me. Reach a place of forgiveness and set yourself free.
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3. Diffuse the Emotions from the Memories of your past that no longer serve you – I found EFT® to be the fastest, most reliable way of diffusing the emotional triggers to my wounds from childhood. Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, states in the EFT Manual that all trauma lies in an energy meridian in the body somewhere, and clearing that channel will neutralize the emotion and eliminate the power it holds over you. Obviously there are many other modalities that can help you diffuse your emotional ‘hot spots’. Go back to number 1 and figure out which ones you want to try that feel right to you.
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4. Create new Beliefs about your Childhood – Most of our childhood probably wasn’t as bad as we make it seem when we’re in our victim mentality. Once you’ve diffused the emotions and reached a place of forgiveness, it will be easier for you to begin remembering the parts of your childhood that were fun and good. It’s not our fault that we default to the negative; we heard the word “NO” 60 to 70,000 times a day as a child. Take your time, catch yourself when you start going toward negative thoughts of your childhood, and then choose to remember a positive childhood memory or experience. In time, you will have reprogrammed your thoughts about your childhood to be more positive than negative.