Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Techniques help shift blocked energies and return your body’s energy system to balance, influencing your health, emotions and state of mind.
Human Beings have a physical body and an energy body. In Pranic Healing, we are working with the energy body, composed of chakras, meridians and various layers of the aura where the emotional and mental systems are located.
My name is Tamara. I am an Empath, a Highly Sensitive Person. I feel and process everything DEEPLY, as I am sure you do too?! Learning, accepting, and understanding the gifts of being an Empath/Highly Sensitive can be a challenging and beautiful journey. After many years of struggle, I can now accept and embrace the profound gifts and blessings associated with being in and feeling the world in this deep way!
Like many of us, difficulty, trauma(s), fear, hurt, emotional pain and much of the world around us are operating in a vastly different way that goes against how I (and likely ‘we’) feel and resonate with has made for deep internal challenges! I adore deep, honest self-reflection and inner awareness and the courage to go to places that may not be comfortable to heal them. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) has been my most cherished healing and awareness ally for a decade. Exploring my depths and the places that need healing, compassion, acceptance, and understanding has allowed me to become more free and to live a life that is truly in line with me.
When we heal these layers, blocks and constrictions and find compassion, love and acceptance for ourselves (and what we have been through), magical things happen and open up, and then we are FREE to live and create our hearts’ desires! I love to assist others in doing the same! I love to work with those desiring to heal, learned and adapted Codependent Thoughts and Beliefs and those healing from Narcissistic Abuse.
Like many of us, I value and cherish deep, honest, safe and open connections with others and being with others in this way! I have a DEEP connection with this INCREDIBLE Earth, nature and all of her inhabitants and am deeply affected and impacted by what happens to her/them and what I see and feel around me!! As a result, I desire to assist and support Empaths/Earth Empaths, HSP’s and ALL of those deeply concerned about the Earth, Climate, Environment in healing our feelings and emotions around the global situation we face; the Eco Trauma/Grief, Sorrow, and Anxiety in our beings- this fear and frozenness so that we can take action in the direction of becoming more energetically, physically, mentally emotionally free within ourselves and for that of the Earth and all!
Are you curious if you are an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person?
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If this is your first time, please select either the EFT or PH “Initial Consultation”. This appointment is 1-hour and 15-minutes. During the booking process with Acuity you will be able to fill out a standard intake form. This only needs to be filled out once for your first appointment.
Yes, you have the option of booking a free 15-min phone session with me. Using Acuity below, please select “Free Phone Session” and select your next available time. Looking forward to it!
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Yes you can choose one of the 4-session package options using Acuity. You will only schedule the first session during the inital checkout process, but will receive a coupon code that you can use to redeem your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th appointments. You will only need to pay once at the beginning or can select “pay later” if you prefer e-transfer or cash.
You may cancel or reschedule an appointment via Acuity up to 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If you experience unforeseeable circumstances and need to cancel 12 hours or less before your appointment please let me know via email at [email protected] or by phone message 236-600-1505. This way you will not be charged for a late cancelled appointment.
If you do not let me know within 12 hours of the scheduled appointment you will be charged 50% of your appointment. No shows will be charged for the appointment.
Thank you for understanding.
As an Empath, Highly Sensitive Person, you have a unique soul’s purpose and a unique perspective. You are ‘wired’ differently and are not meant to ‘fit in” to the status quo. It can be very challenging to see/view and feel things differently than most people- but we are not meant to; we are meant to see and feel them from OUR perspective.
It is so important to accept our highly sensitive, empathic nature, heal our hearts and wounding, learn to love, accept who we are at our core, and find and live our unique soul’s purpose, joy, and spark, passion!
You have a huge loving heart and a large capacity to love and care for others, animals, and the planet. LOVE is who we are; it’s our natural state of being! The world needs (more than ever) our gifts, passion, and heart!
I desire to work with self-aware Empaths and HSP’s who are passionate about learning and growing and deeply desire to explore, excavate, and heal their inner worlds, heart places that need healing, care, support, and attention. I hold a safe, non-judgemental space for you, deep presence, and deep intuitive listening. I bring love, warmth, and care to everything that I do. I use:
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a gentle cognitive, somatic (body) and energetic approach to healing. It assists us in looking at the deep unconscious programming, beliefs, behaviours, and thoughts that impact our behaviour or create imbalance. EFT works with the meridian system to shift energetic blocks or disruptions, returning the body’s energy system to balance- helping us to regulate our nervous system.
Pranic Psychotherapy is Pranic Healing applied in energetically addressing, balancing, and preventing psychological ailments, where stress is the root. This is where I like to focus. Pranic Healing works with the chakra system and auric layers.
I am passionate about supporting Empaths and Highly Sensitive People in healing and nurturing their hearts, discovering and living their true heart’s desires, and embodying their unique gifts! More specifically, my focus is on assisting you in uncovering and:
BIG Whole Hearts unite!
Under “About,” see “Internal Exploration Questions- General” and “Internal Exploration Questions -Codependency.”
Heart healing, heart balancing, heart wholeness.
Developing and cultivating kindness, gentleness, love, and compassion towards ourselves.
Coming to an accepting, peaceful place around our difficult feelings and emotions, e.g., sorrow, sadness, suffering, isolation, heaviness, loneliness, fear.
Clear harmful energies and residue from past relationships.
Healing the patterns that keep us attracting painful relationships.
Feeling worthy of the types of relationships that we desire and authentic connection with someone who also lives from the heart, is kind, can express their feelings, and you can express yours safely. Both people take responsibility for their actions, no games, you deeply care about each other’s happiness and wellbeing.
Healing our faulty internalized beliefs about how we view love and discovering what it truly is/looks like, for us, learning what healthy love is and being open to and attracting (kind, gentle) healthy love in our lives.
Making self-loving decisions about who we let into our hearts and lives.
Learning to trust ourselves and make kind, loving, safe choices about who we allow into our lives and hearts.
Relationship(s) in your life that nurture you, that are safe, gentle, loving, nurturing and kind.
The freedom to live and love wholeheartedly.
Thriving after heartbreak, heartache, rejection, loss, abuse, betrayal, narcissistic abuse.
Reclaiming and rediscovering ourselves/who we TRULY are and our true passion and purpose in the process.
To have fun, be joyful, playful, free and to live our hearts desires.
A regulated nervous system, inner peace.
Transforming pain and suffering.
More about Empathic Heart Healing:
Empaths and Highly Sensitive People (HSP’s) have unique ways of experiencing, feeling, sensing, observing, perceiving, processing, and absorbing the world. They feel things deeply; including love, beauty and joy, pain, hurt, and sorrow.
Emotional pain or struggle is a block or disruption in our body’s energy system and can stem from countless places, unique to you and your situation. My passion is to assist Empaths and HSP’s in understanding, accessing and releasing the root cause (feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and emotions) of the energy block(s) or disturbances. Codependency is just one manifestation of emotional pain, an example of how our TRUE selves can get buried, hidden (at the beginning of our lives), and stay this way until it is safe to re-emerge.
Other avenues might be narcissistic abuse, heartache/heartbreak, infertility, low self-esteem, rejection (initially from others- and then towards ourselves), neglect, and you can insert your experience(s) here. When we are in emotional pain, there are corresponding feelings such as shame, sadness, grief, guilt, fear, loneliness, anger, isolation, and despair, to name a few. Our body gives us clues through feelings and sensations about what is happening within us and how we feel around others and in certain environments.
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also called EFT, or “Tapping” can assist us in identifying, releasing, clearing, and healing the energetic and emotional blocks, beliefs, fears, and barriers that limit us and keep us stuck, small, and hidden, so that we can access and get re-in touch with our deepest, fullest, truest and most authentic expression- as well as deep inner peace, vibrant health, light-heartedness, joy, play, passion, bliss and vitality.
Every one of us has a unique energy/energy vibration, traits, purpose(s), gifts, talents, abilities, etc. to offer, to offer others, and contribute to the world. We all have unique goals, dreams and desires. Blocks in our energy system can derail or make difficult, any one of these. My deepest and truest desires for EVERYONE is to live and express themselves in the deepest, truest, freest, and most authentic way possible!!
When we are young, we learn by watching, observing, and adapting to our surroundings. We are often told by our parent(s), caregivers, society, etc. who they think we are, who they think we should be, and who they want us to be, do, say, or act like. As we get older, these adaptations and beliefs can become a hindrance. We can be controlled by a belief that was learned and taught, which does not even have its origins in who we are, and how we desire to live.
As an example, I recently explored an old, worn-out belief of mine with an EFT colleague. That is, “I am only worthy, only if I am productive, and that “play” is a waste of time.” Yikes! This is a belief that I learned and took on as “truth” very early on- a learned family pattern. It was impacting me in numerous ways (which were not in line with TRUE me). This is certainly not a belief that I want to pass on to my son! I LOVE the magic and power of EFT! and Pranic Healing!! My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, secure, and non-judgemental space for you to peel back the layers of what no longer serves you and holds you back from TRUE you….
This quote from Judith Orloff, the author of “The Empath’s Survival Guide” sums this up perfectly and resonates with me deeply:
“I’ve seen how empaths are often “chosen” to break the generational patterns of negativity in their families. They don’t necessarily volunteer for this role on a conscious level, but it’s nonetheless their destiny to fulfil it. When empaths heal themselves and say “yes” to honouring their sensitivities, they are saying “NO” to patterns of abuse, neglect, and addiction that have been repeated in their relatives. The intergenerational transmission of pain stops with them. Through their recovery and the acceptance of their gifts, empaths are the ones who can repair the greater familial whole. Mindful, conscious people are the most effective agents of change.”
One thing that I KNOW for certain is that MANY of us are fiercely passionate about the Earth that we call HOME and want to live in harmony with her, care for her, make decisions based on her health and well-being and desire for ALL of life and her inhabitant to live in balance and harmony; biodiversity, ecosystems, animals, trees, plants, insects, clean air, clean water, healthy abundant food, healthy soils, healthy conscious, aware humans, etc.
The FACT is- SHE has tolerated A LOT (of abuse and mistreatment) from humans. Indigenous people knew/know exactly how to live in harmony with her and respect her…. BUT, those who ascended on them tried to eradicate Indigenous people and their ways- utterly wrongly and disgustingly. Instead, they chose/chose to exploit others, the Earth/nature, in favour of greed and power, which continues today. We are at a crossroads- a crucial time in history. The Earth and her inhabitants are in turmoil. Humanity is in turmoil. These are intense and difficult times!
Empaths/Earth Empaths and Highly Sensitive People and others deeply FEEL this chaos, turmoil and upheaval and question Why and How is this even happening!? It brings up A LOT of emotions such as – grief, sorrow, sadness, despair, hopelessness, overwhelm, confusion. How did we stray SO far away from balance, peace, centre, the Earth’s wisdom, guidance, and healing?
We feel and see the collective fear, doom, gloom, and panic everywhere we turn; we are bombarded with bad and scary news. It is hard to stay positive, hopeful, and joyful and alive within our beings when inundated with fear, dread, and collective uncertainty. Many of us sensitives are experiencing the effects of Earth Abuse (neglect and mistreatment), Eco Trauma. For years it has caused me to retreat within, to want to look away/push it all away (because it’s ALL too much, too overwhelming, and too painful), get smaller and live in fear, feel hopeless, and not want to face the intense realities we face. But, we HAVE to! You/we are so profoundly NEEDED!
My passion and purpose are to assist and support Empaths/Earth Empaths, HSP’s and ALL of those deeply concerned about the Earth, Climate, Environment in healing our feelings and emotions around the situation we face; the Eco Trauma/Grief, Sorrow, and Anxiety in our beings- this fear and frozenness so that we can take action in the direction of becoming more energetically, physically, mentally emotionally free within ourselves and for that of the Earth and all! Also, to be in absolute solidarity with those changing, transforming, and championing the Earth- transforming the OLD worn-out harmful paradigms and bringing forth a NEW, balanced, in- harmony relationship with the Earth and Humanity! Let’s do this!
Codependency is created by our attachment trauma. During the first 3 years of life, we need to feel safe and secure with our parents or caregivers. Arielle Swartz says, “this allows us to develop a healthy sense of self that forms the foundation for our ability to develop meaningful, healthy relationships with others.” If we experience fear, unpredictability, uncertainty, neglect, rage, indifference, abuse, emotional unavailability, etc., the natural attachment process is disrupted, causing trauma, resulting in deep and lasting challenges for those that have experienced it (until it’s dealt with).
Jason Breyer describes Codependency as “a psychological and behavioural condition based on faulty programming and emotional wounds, which affects someone’s capacity to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships.” Stacy Hoch describes Codependency as an image disorder built on the idea and belief that you should be more concerned with what others think of you than what you think of you, the idea that I do not exist without others’ validation and trying to fill inner voids vicariously by filling others. She says, for others’ sake, the Codependent harms themselves and Narcissist for the sake of themselves harm other people. If left unchecked, the pattern of Codependency may be passed from one generation to the next. See “What is Codependency?”, and “Healing and Understanding Codependency.”
Codependency programming ensures that our identity, love, validation, approval, peace, and sense of safety is solely reliant on others. We falsely believe that other people and situations are responsible for our happiness or lack thereof. We completely abandon ourselves and our wounded and deeply afraid inner child(ren) for the sake of others. This can feel like an emotional, psychological, and physical prison that may come to feel like this is how things will always be, that it’s somehow our fate. In summary, its:
-An external dependency on others for acceptance, validation, approval, and to feel good about ourselves.
-Not having your own solid identity, becoming void of ourselves for the sake of someone else.
-We seek permission from others.
-Our self-esteem is validated by what we do and by others’ opinions of us.
-We can struggle to meet our own needs.
-Asserting oneself is almost impossible.
-We create behaviours that assist in denying, ignoring or preventing difficult emotions.
-Can be very self-destructive and self-sabotaging as being self-abusive is what we were taught.
-Codependents often isolate themselves- deep core shame and loneliness is at the heart of this.
There are many wonderful ways, tools, techniques, books, online videos, classes, therapies, therapists, modalities, support groups, etc. available to assist us in learning and understanding Codependency and to help heal its deep and many layers! The energetic hold of Codependency programming is strong. To heal, attachment trauma needs to be addressed and inner child work (I encourage you to seek out those that specialize in these areas for support) and identify deep unconscious programming, beliefs, behaviours, and thoughts. I believe that this is the level that Energy Psychology (Emotional Freedom Techniques) really shines! I am extremely passionate about assisting others in addressing the deep energetic layers of Codependency.
If you are interested, please click on the link for “Codependent Thoughts and Beliefs to Tap On” (Emotional Freedom Techniques can also be referred to as “Tapping”).
If you are interested in more about Narcissism and Narcissistic Abuse, see “What is Narcissism?, “How to Understand and Identify Narcissistic Abuse,” and “Healing from Narcissistic Abuse.“
**My writing is geared towards Empaths and Highly Sensitive People, but it is ultimately for anyone desiring to learn, grow, heal and explore.
I have always been fascinated by people and the reasons why we do the things that we do. I truly celebrate the strength and resiliency of the human spirit!! I love hearing and learning about people’s stories, their journeys, challenges and triumphs along the way.
After high school, I started taking Psychology classes and Outdoor Pursuits at University (1992) and loved it. I did not have the confidence and belief in myself at that time to lead people on outdoor trips and adventures, so it stayed a personal love. When the 2-year Outdoor Pursuits program was over, I moved back to Calgary and completed a Massage Therapy Certification Program at Mount Royal College. At the same time, I took Craniosacral, Sports Massage training and explored many Energy Healing Modalities. A budding interest in Spirituality began to emerge, so I decided to finish my Eastern Religions and Psychology degree. When trying to figure out my next steps, a different, unrelated opportunity presented itself.
I always have DEEPY loved animals (and the planet!!), so in 2000, I created a Health Food Store for Pets. After 20 years in this business and much learning and personal growth, I felt the deep calling to return to my Psychology, Spirituality and Energy Healing roots, which brings us to today.
In 2011, I began using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or “Tapping) on myself. Over the years, the results were so remarkable that I decided to work with others, so I completed the EFT International accreditation program. EFT hits me in a passion place that I have not experienced before. I LOVE it to my core!! I have since taken more training (TOOT 1 and 2) on understanding the physiology of trauma and its impact on many levels and levels 3.
In 2016, I was introduced to Pranic Healing. This was also an absolute life changer – in a different way!! I completed the associates training in 2018. Emotional Freedom Techniques (under an umbrella called Energy Psychology) and Pranic Healing combine my love of energy work and psychology. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use both.
In 2021, I contributed a chapter to the international best-selling collaborative book I AM: Releasing the Shame of Narcissistic Abuse…..”
I am deeply passionate about how profoundly Emotional Freedom Techniques and Pranic Healing can assist us in healing, processing, and integrating our unique struggles, challenges, emotional and physical pain, trauma, fear, blocks, etc. so that we may find and discover healing, integration, new understandings, and ways of being so that we can live and find joy, passion, personal alignment, and achieve our heart’s desires.
I celebrate and support Empaths, Energetically and Highly Sensitive souls on their beautiful, unique journeys. I honour, to its core, the much-needed gifts and contributions that they make to humanity and the planet!!
EFT Practitioner, Pranic Healer and Author
I look forward to working with you! Before the session, please have a glass of water handy and minimize as many distractions as possible, including turning off your cell phone.
At the beginning of an EFT session, we narrow in on what your main focus, goal, or objective will be. This could be addressing a difficult or painful situation, a difficult feeling, a sensation or pain in the body, a disturbing memory, emotions such as anger, fear, grief, shame and guilt, a phobia, a block, or limiting beliefs, habits, or behaviours that you would like to transform.
Once your focus or goal is in mind, we begin the EFT session with “the setup.” I will be asking you gentle questions throughout, and we will use your responses and words as part of the process. I will ask you to repeat your words after me, as we tap on the body’s acupoints together (see the attached photo).
Tapping on these points sends electromagnetic signals to the brain and the body’s emotional and stress centres to reduce its activity, arousal, and cortisol levels. This helps us feel calmer and address the energy imbalance and disruption associated with your focus or objective, which can positively influence your health, emotions, and state of mind.
EFT is gentle and safe. We go at your own pace. If there is something too difficult to speak about, there are indirect approaches that can be used.
Some of the signs that EFT is working and creating some changes in the body might include (but are not limited to): yawning, sighing, burping, tingling, feeling of energy moving in the body, e.g. down arms of legs, and you might feel peaceful and relieved, after a session, and/or a bit tired. It is important to be gentle with yourself as your body adjusts to the new energy.
“When we experience a psychological problem, such as trauma, we also have an energy imbalance or disruption in our body’s energy system. This may show up in various systems in your body, including the nervous system, glandular system, meridian system” (Fred Gallo) and the chakra system. EFT assists us in healing the energy imbalance.
Gallo, Fred. Energy Tapping for Trauma (p. 54). New Harbinger Publications. Kindle Edition.
Pranic Healing utilizes prana or ki or life energy to heal the whole physical body.
Human Beings have a physical body and an energy body. In Pranic Healing, we are working with the energy body to clean and energize, bringing health, balance and healing to the physical body. It is non-touch and painless. It is based on Chinese medicine and can be compared to acupuncture without the needles.
Pranic Healing can be done in-person or from a distance. A pranic healer scans your chakras and can gather information about whether the chakra is in balance or if there is congestion and depletion. The chakras correspond with the functioning of certain organs and glands.
According to Fred Gallo, when we experience a psychological problem, such as trauma, we also have an energy imbalance or disruption in our body’s energy system. This may show up in various systems in your body, including the nervous system, glandular system, and meridian system, the chakra system.
Pranic psychotherapy is pranic healing applied in preventing and treating psychological ailments. Stress is at the root. This is where I like to focus on. Pranic Healing (and EFT) can shift, clear and heal energy blocks which can influence your health, emotions and state of mind.
For the initial session, if I am working on you from a distance, we will talk on the phone or Zoom for about 10 min, then I will get started. In a follow-up, we can talk for a few min, or you can email me how you are doing, and I will get started.
I look forward to working with you!
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These questions are just for you to ponder. You can fill it out and save it for your interest if you like. They can help us to get to the root of what is keeping us from TRUE us and our most authentic expression (which can often get buried for many reasons).
Click the button below and download your fillable PDF to your desktop. You can then fill in the form on your desktop and save it or print it out. If you experience any issues while filling in your form, download Abode Acrobat Reader. It is a free software to help you properly use fillable PDF forms.
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