Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | May 18, 2013

“The Seven Principles for making Marriage Work” and EFT, Part 1


I recently came across a valuable research-based text on marriage by John H. Gottman, PH.D., and Nan Silver, “The Seven Principles for making Marriage Work”.  The book discusses 6 signs that a marriage will not work out. Today I’m going to talk about the first sign. a harsh argument start up.

If a partner becomes negative and accusatory, with criticism or sarcasm in the first 3 minutes of a 15-minute interaction, things will not go well.

If you are that person sabotaging your own marriage, here are some sentences to practice EFT on:

  • Even though I start my arguments aggressively, I accept myself.
  • Even though my spouse also starts arguments aggressively, I accept myself.
  • Even though I can be quite sarcastic to my spouse, I accept myself.
  • Even though my spouse can also be quite sarcastic to me, I accept myself.
  • Even though my sarcasm shows contempt for my partner, I accept myself.
  • Even though I may use a quiet voice to voice my contempt, I accept myself.
  • Even though I blame my spouse for any issue that comes up, I accept myself.
  • Even though criticism and blame are not useful tools when trying to resolve issues in my marriage,I accept myself.
  • Even though part of me needs to find a scapegoat for our problems and that will make me feel better, I  accept myself.
  • Even though I feel guilty for not having a perfect marriage I accept myself.
  • Even though  I need to blame someone in order to feel better about my troubled marriage, I accept myself.
  • Even though our problems are all my spouses fault, I accept myself.

According to the authors, if you start an interaction with a harsh beginning, you are dooming it to failure.  So learn to be gentle and non-accusatory in your interactions, especially at the beginning. These EFT phrases will help and also help you to feel calm if your spouse starts off aggressively.  Remember to starting tapping the side of the hand as you repeat  each sentence  three times,  and then tap the top of the head, between the eyes, side of the eyes, under the eyes, under the nose, under the mouth,  at the collar bone point,  and under the arms.

check out this link for the second part of this article: http://wp.me/pFoLU-aj

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | March 8, 2013

Guest article from Dawson Church, EFT Researcher


Fixing Wikipedia’s “EFT” Article

Below is an article written by Dawson Church about Wikipedia’s biased and misleading EFT entry.

Dawson Church is the author
of The Genie in Your Genes
“Best Health Book” USA Book News


The history of science is littered with examples of technology driving discovery. Seventeenth century Dutch tradesman Anton von Leeuwenhoek was one of my teenage heroes. Leeuwenhoek perfected the art of grinding magnifying lenses, and began describing the curious microorganisms he saw through them. He began reporting his findings to the newly-formed Royal Society in England; his letters, translated into English, also contained painstaking drawings of the organisms he observed. While contemporary microscopes could magnify to only about 30x, Leeuwenhoek obsessively ground very fine lenses that could magnify an object by up to 200x.

Like Galileo and so many other pioneers, Leeuwenhoek’s discoveries were first greeted with hostile skepticism by many members of the Royal Society. This skepticism-whether it was the doctors of Vienna pillorying Ignaz Semmelweis for washing his hands between patients, or the Catholic Church forcing Galileo to repent his heretical view that the earth orbited the sun-has impeded the progress of science for centuries.

This observation led German physicist Max Planck to remark that science progresses one funeral at a time. Existing “experts” cling to their outdated worldviews, and not till a new generation has displaced them is there a more open intellectual climate in which new ideas can thrive.

Unlike the leaps and bounds made by science since the Renaissance, the attitude of skeptics has remained rooted firmly in the anti-scientific superstition of the fourteenth century. If you’d like to read a comically embarrassing modern-day example, look up “EFT” on Wikipedia. Several years ago, a group of skeptics seized editorial control of most of the CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) pages on Wikipedia.

The early articles were written mostly by experts in their fields. The skeptics deleted those articles, and wrote their own. They tag EFT and other therapies as “pseudoscience,” and whenever experts attempt to correct them, for instance by adding a description of a study newly published in a peer-reviewed journal, the skeptics suppress the amendment.

A popular misconception is that anyone can edit a Wikipedia page; in reality many entries are controlled by informal committees of editors, who can band together around a common philosophy, such as closed-minded hostility to CAM, or anti-scientific skepticism. These self-appointed gatekeepers can then dictate what goes on a page, depriving the public using the encyclopedia from reading authoritative, balanced and objective coverage of a topic, entries written by experienced and qualified experts.

With ignorance and skepticism wielding the editorial pen, the only study described in some detail in Wikipedia’s EFT article is a single very early study by Waite and Holder. This investigation is so flawed that it can be interpreted as either proving or disproving EFT. It was published in a fringe journal linked to another fringe publication, the Skeptical Inquirer.

Having demonstrated their worldview by tagging EFT as “pseudoscience” in the first section, how do they then deal with the inconvenient fact that there are more than 20 clinical trials showing EFTs efficacy? Their solution is to simply not mention them in the article. Since the data doesn’t support their prejudices, they ignore it.

Wikipedia allows the reader to peer behind the entry to the history of additions and deletions to the article, and the skeptical editors are perfectly clear, in these discussions, about their worldview. When new studies are published in peer-reviewed medical or psychology journals, the editors state that they should not be included in the Wikipedia article, since this might lend credibility to EFT which in their eyes it does not have. They elevate their own opinions above the facts.

There is no mention in the Wikipedia article, or the behind-the-scenes discussions, of the standards for empirically validated therapies published by the APAs Division 12 Task Force. There is no reference to the evidence-based criteria embraced by the US government’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), or any description of the randomized controlled trials that have demonstrated EFTs efficacy for PTSD, depression, pain, anxiety, phobias, and other conditions.

None of the authors of the article seems to even be aware that such standards exist. None of the Wikipedia editors have any training or certification in EFT. They do not appear to have read the full copies any of the research published in peer-reviewed journals, and are certainly unable to interpret or explain a scientific paper. One of these gatekeepers calls EFT “claptrap,” and deletes references to balanced peer-reviewed papers in journals published by the American Psychological Association, in favor of the Waite and Holder study.

Having individuals who are not only ignorant, but hostile to scientific enquiry, write an encyclopedia entry on an evidence-based healing modality used by several million people, is like asking the Vatican to write the entry on birth control. You get an opinion, but you don’t get the facts. Imagine a decent encyclopedia, perhaps the Encyclopedia Brittanica, writing an article by assembling an editorial team with complete ignorance of the topic, hostility to the field, scientific illiteracy, and no relevant academic qualifications. If the article’s topic was the nature of the solar system, the team would contain not a single astronomer, physicist, or geologist, and every member would belong to the Flat Earth Society.

Absurd though it may seem, that’s how the Wikipedia entry for EFT is created. Wikipedia’s bias against natural and alternative medicine has been noted by several journalists. As comedian Tina Fey remarked, “When you’re contemplating open-heart surgery, imagine your reaction to a guy who says, ‘I don’t have any of those fancy degrees from Harvard Medical School. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream. Now hand me the scalpel.”

When Wikipedia articles are written by qualified experts, such as the entries for a method called Schema Therapy, or the entry for Emotionally Focused Therapy, they are excellent and informative. Dawson Church, David Feinstein, and other experts have written a new Wikipedia entry which is objective, balanced, and informative, and we hope to replace the “sun revolves around a flat-earth” version with this expert version soon.

Van Leeuwenhoek persisted despite the skepticism, and eventually began to correspond with Britain’s Royal Society, at that time the most prestigious association in the world for the advancement of scientific enquiry. Though he never wrote a book, he eventually exchanged hundreds of letters with members of the Royal Society. His curiousity was boundless, and he used his microscopes to examine organisms existing everywhere from ponds to human saliva.

As the evidence mounted, the nonsensical superstitions of the skeptics were swept away, and van Leeuwenhoek gained a secure place in scientific history. In the same way, the fanciful mirages of the Wikipedia anti-scientists will soon be replaced with solid fact, and the public will gain a reliable source of information about EFT and other energy therapies in this very influential forum.

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | March 1, 2013

Using EFT for sudden nose bleed


Today, just before yoga class, I was in the ladies’ change room and I noticed a young woman frantically dealing with a nosebleed.  I offered to show her some “acupressure techniques that might help”. She agreed to try it and I showed her the tapping points starting on the top of the head and asked her to mentally repeat my own words. (We were in a semi-public place after all.)

  • (Top of the head)Even though I have this nosebleed, I accept myself.
  • (Between the eyes)Even though I frequently get nosebleeds, I accept myself.
  • (Side of the eyes)Even though other people in my family might get nosebleeds like I do, I accept myself.
  • (Under nose)Even though I tend to get them on a monthly basis , I accept myself.
  • (Under mouth)Even though it’s really dry in Edmonton, in the winter, and that’s what causes them, I accept myself.
  • (Collar bone)Even though I usually get them after my period is finished, I accept myself.
  • (Under Arm) this nosebleed problem.

Then we tapped through the points one more time saying, “this nosebleed problem” as our reminder phrase and we were done. She came up to me after class to thank me and she mentioned that she had even been able to do the closed nostril breathing exercises.

Not all the sentences I used were  relevant to her situation. While we tapped together she said no one else in the family had the problem and that she frequently had nosebleeds after, not during her periods. It doesn’t really matter that I got a few things wrong,as we tapped because while she was tapping and correcting me, her problem resolved itself. Gary Craig calls this process “the garbage and the gold”. Sometimes we are intuitively shown the gold and sometimes it turns out to be garbage. If this is the case we keep looking for the gold and usually it turns up.

Mildred Thill
Edmonton EFT Practitioner

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | February 22, 2013

EFT and Yoga


I have been taking yoga at The Yoga Loft (theyogaloft.com) here in Edmonton and I have to say I am loving it.  I took my first yoga class 37 years ago, and I thought at the time it would be great to do when I got old, like in my fifties.  But if I had been going to the Yoga Loft, I might not have had the same idea.  They really  challenge you in a fast paced, varied and balanced program. Now that I am much older, I wish that I had been doing yoga when I was young -some of the postures would be so much easier.

Anyway, I’ve come across a few ways to get more out of my yoga practice with EFT. If any of these sentences resonate with you, feel free to use them in your regular EFT practice starting with the karate chop point three times for each phrase that hits the mark for you and then do a couple rounds of EFT. (If you need a refresher check out EFT in a nutshell for a description of the points.)  You will find that your yoga practice really flows.

  • Even though these old bones of mine just don’t want to  fold up the way they used to, I accept myself.
  • Even though I can’t seem to breathe in as fully as I think I should, I accept myself.
  • Even though I feel so stiff when I do yoga in the morning, I accept myself.
  • Even though I can’t do this certain posture without hurting, I accept myself.
  • Even though I can’t bend this part of my body as well as other people in the class can, I accept myself.
  • Even though I can’t twist to the side as well as I would like to, I accept myself.
  • Even though I tend to over-do it sometimes, I accept myself and I choose to be gentle with myself. I choose to remind myself that yoga is not a competitive sport.
  • Even though my body doesn’t look as fit or beautiful as other people’s bodies do, I accept myself anyway. I have a body that works pretty well for what I do with it.
  • Even though I have trouble concentrating on my breathing while I am doing yoga, I accept myself.
  • Even though I have trouble holding certain postures and breathing at the same time, I accept myself
  • Even though my body doesn’t always want to do what  I tell it to do, I accept myself anyway and I choose to be patient with my body.

When I think back to those days in the late 1970’s, yoga wasn’t nearly as well-known or universal as it is today. In another 50 years, I predict that people will be doing EFT at studios or in online groups just as they are now doing yoga.  Nobody needs to have yoga explained to them – it is universally understood and accepted as commonplace activity.  I am eagerly awaiting the same universal acceptance of EFT.

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | February 6, 2013

Being specific helps tappers recognise progress


Yesterday I gave a 45 minute talk at the CAM Fair 2013, at the University of Alberta in Bernard Snell Hall.  I was thrilled with the hall.  Even though it holds 200 people, the acoustics are wonderful, and I felt like people could hear me, even when I stepped out in front of the podium, and away from the microphone to talk. I spoke to a small group of students about EFT and as usual, when I give my talks , we did some sample tapping. I asked people to think of a specific issue in the 5 or 6  range on a 10 point scale.

Then we tapped about four rounds and I asked for the new numbers. One female student had started out at 8 and was still at 8. When I asked her what her issue was, she told me it was her messy house that she didn’t have time to clean up. I pointed out that a  messy house is not a specific issue. Many issues are involved.

First of all, the mess was causing her stress. Then she was stressed out about not having time to clean. The dirty dishes were  probably telling her that she was a lousy person. The moldering leftovers in the back of the fridge accused her of slovenliness. Maybe she hears her mother and grandmother judging her every time she looks at her unmade bed. Maybe this sets her off on her sister and their rivalry  because her parents would always hold her elder sister up as an example of tidiness and orderliness. Maybe this brings up other issues of competition and feelings of inadequacy in her.

Probably she has been not tidying up on a regular basis, so too many things need to be put away and she also feels overwhelmed.  Maybe the laundry needs doing and  the garbage needs emptying. Maybe she has housemates that are not pulling their weight in the housecleaning dept either. All of these things are aspects of a much bigger issue. They are like trees in the messy house forest. This person can not cut down the whole forest with four rounds of EFT. One or two trees might be cut down, but because she hasn’t been specific, probably she has trimmed a few branches here and there in the forest and  hasn’t seen any discernible results. To her, it feels like no progress has been made.

The lesson here is to work on one piece of the issue at a time.  If you are going to eat an elephant, it doesn’t disappear in one meal.   She might try picking one piece of the mess – such as the disorderly living room couch and tapping on this.  If she taps on this problem , she might realize that it would only  take a few trips to the laundry basket and the garbage can to clear the sofa of laundry and junk mail. She might remember a time she was humiliated by an experience involving another messy couch.  She may tap for this as well and somehow just feel better when she sees the rest of the house because she was able to deal with this one small area.

We did not have time to do any serious tapping for this forest of hers, but I hope I was able to explain that her “one” problem was really a number of problems each of which needed to be addressed separately.

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | August 21, 2012

Client Fears Loss of Memory


As we start to age, some of us have our parents and our parents’ aging processes to observe and to predict our own aging future.  This is the case with a recent telephone client.  Her mother, who has been losing her memory, was recently declared mentally incompetent and placed in a senior’s home. Though she has been there for several weeks, she thinks  it is only a temporary visit and that she has only been there a few days. My client who has forgotten the odd appointment, and complains of not getting the right word for common items, fears that she is bound to repeat her mother’s story.

Here are some sentences I used to help my client with some of her fears surrounding these circumstances. If you have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in the family, I recommend tapping along as you read these sentences.  You can get more information of the tapping points  and the process  by checking out EFT-in-a-Nutshell  at www3.telus.net/emofree/EFT-in-a-nutshell.htm

  • Even though my mother has lost her memory, I accept myself.
  • Even though its very upsetting to see what has happened to Mom, I accept myself.
  • Even though it makes me sad to know that she will forget more and more as time passes, I accept myself.
  • Even though mom doesn’t remember things I’ve told her yesterday, I accept myself.
  • Even though her poor memory is sabotaging her own well-being, I accept myself.
  • Even though she doesn’t remember her  own grand-children’s names, I accept myself.
  • Even though she doesn’t remember that she even has some of her younger grand-children, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’m afraid she won’t remember who I am, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’m afraid of being just like her in a few years, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’m afraid that I won’t remember the names of my loved ones, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’m afraid of losing my memory, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’ve had  a head injury that may have affected my memory, I accept myself.
  • Even if I do take after my mom and my grandfather in having dementia, I accept myself.
  • Even though I’m afraid people will get frustrated with me  the way I am frustrated with her, I accept myself.
  • Even though I know it upsets her when I show my frustration with her, I accept myself.
  • Even though its hard to know what to do for Mom, I accept myself.

Several years ago, in the course of my own affairs, I came across a champion tennis player who lamented to me that she  had been struggling with injuries; she was too small; her bones were frail, etc.  Basically she was verbalizing what we in the EFT profession call ‘psychological reversals’,  unhelpful and limiting beliefs that get in the way of success.  I interrupted her to tell her, “Call me on the phone, spend an hour with me and you will  notice a change in your game. Free of charge.”  We set up an appointment and the main thing I did was to address her self-limiting beliefs. I also taught her how to tap for herself.  At the end of the session, she was feeling confident and ready to play again.  She even asked me to tell her my usual rates and paid me in full for the hour session. She went out and competed, winning her division.

A few months ago, I saw her again  and asked how she was doing with her game.  She gave me another tale of woe. I asked her if she had been tapping for these issues and she admitted that she had not.  I guess seeing me and my reminder got her thinking about her past success, so again, she started incorporating EFT into her game preparations.  When I saw her  a couple of days ago, she had been on another winning streak, and had just won a doubles game. She attributes this to her “brain exercises” – which is what she calls EFT. She talks about this in her office, but none of them are tennis players.

I asked her if she had told her coach or the other players about EFT. “Are you kidding?”, she replied. “These are my competitors. I’m not going to share my secret weapon with them!”

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | June 21, 2012

A Mother Worries about her Adult Son


Recently a client of mine came to me with some concerns about her son. She felt as though he had gotten off track with his life. Among other things, he is a smoker and she feels that this was the first step he took on the wrong road. Also, she feels that she bears some of the guilt for his getting off track. When he was a baby, she had been forced to leave him with a series of less than ideal day homes while she went to school and worked.

For anyone out there who has some guilt over their parenting or some worry for the future, here are some EFT sentences to tap along to and change for your own purposes.

  • Even though I was not a perfect mother, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
  • Even though I had to leave him with a caregiver at a very important time when I should have been there for him, I accept myself.
  • Even though I am especially angry at  myself for leaving him in that one unsuitable place, I accept myself and I forgive myself. I did the best I could at the time.
  • Even though my poor son probably was hungry during the day because the food I left for him was not an appropriate substitute for breast milk, I accept myself.
  • Even though I feel like I deserted him, I accept myself and I forgive myself. I did the best I could under the circumstances.
  • Even though I had a lot of pressures on me back then, I accept myself.
  • Even though I blame my husband for making me leave him in daycare, I accept myself.
  • Even though my son has a contrary nature, and even though it seems he always does the opposite of what I advise him, I accept myself.
  • Even though my son can’t seem to stop smoking, I accept myself.
  • Even though he wastes money and is always in debt, I accept myself.
  • Even though he drinks too much and I fear his becoming an alcoholic, I accept myself.
  • Even though he  asks me or his Dad to bail him out, I accept myself.

Notice how I focus on the mother’s side of the equation.  Her worries, and her behavior and expectations around her son dis-empower him; they probably make him feel inadequate, even though she never speaks them aloud.

By the end of the session, my client was feeling a bit better about her son’s future and had some confidence that he would eventually find his way. She mentioned that she felt lighter and at peace with how he decided to  run his own life.

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | May 5, 2012

Both Conventional and Alternative Therapies Saved my Life


The following is based on a submission I made to Mosaic Magazine regarding my experience with Alternative Therapies. It outlines my own journey in the alternative therapy field and gives an idea of how I wound up a practitioner myself. It is often our biggest challenges that set us upon our paths.

At age 7, I was hospitalized suffering from a serious earache. They treated me for this earache with a high dose of x-rays. At age 15, I had thyroid cancer.(The only known cause of thyroid cancer is exposure to radiation) Because of my youth the doctors decided to use both surgery and radiation to treat the cancer. At age 30, after having two years of walking around with extreme pain in my neck and back, I was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor in the same area of the radiation I received for the thyroid cancer (C2 to C6). A few months after recuperating from surgery to remove this tumor, I was diagnosed with yet a third tumor, this time quite an aggressive and fast growing one on my salivary gland. Luckily I was diagnosed relatively early and it was removed surgically before too much damage was done.

While not knowing the cause of all these cancers, I wasn’t liking the trend. I also had residual scarring, low energy and a compromised immune system. I was in pain a lot of the time. I had pretty much worn out and exasperated my family physician with my list of complaints that had no discernible cause or solution. I decided that I was going to check out alternative therapies and keep looking until I found my health again.

I had chiropractic care, therapeutic massage therapy, rolfing, reiki, cellular memory reprogramming, acupuncture, Bowen therapy, healing touch, and took a raft of supplements. Each of these helped to send me back on track, and
each provided improvement to my life in some way or another. Later, I
discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for dealing with many of
the emotional issues from my past that were still triggering me and
causing me to be cranky, unpleasant, and sarcastic ( I called it witty).

Today at 51, I have been pretty much cancer free for 21 years. I have let go of most of those issues that used to provoke an aggressive reaction in me.
I have a better relationship with my husband of 28 years. I have a better
understanding of and compassion for human weakness. I also feel that I
have grown spiritually. I attribute these improvements to my own
willingness to find a solution to my health and personal issues and my
determination to use the tools that were presented to me in the forms
mentioned above.

Alternative health techniques do not attract the interest of big
pharmaceutical companies for research purposes. Alternative health tends
to be under-funded and performed by practitioners who, like farmers,
require some other way of supporting themselves. However, alternative
therapies work. They do not involve adverse side effects or life
threatening surgeries. Although both conventional and alternative therapies have helped me immensely to get my life back from the brink, alternative therapies have not added to my burden by causing me harm.

 

Posted by: Mildred's eftedmonton Blog | February 23, 2012

Brave Heart Women, Oxytocin and Trust


Usually I don’t comment on areas outside of my own realm of EFT. However, there is a relatively new organization out there targeting women in alternative health such as myself as well as our female clients. It is called Brave Heart Women, and it uses oxytocin as a way of overcoming resistance to a sales technique for workshops and expensive courses. I was invited to one of these oxytocin groups and was able to watch the process in action.
It started out with food and a small gift, and general introductions to others invited. Eventually, the leader explains a bit about oxytocin and it is differentiated from oxycontin, the evil and addictive street drug and narcotic painkiller. There is some explanation of the powers of oxytocin, but no mention is made of its effects on building trust. We are shown how to do an oxytocin breath, and we are directed how to follow the actions to the oxytocin song.
Directions: half the women form a group facing outwards, while the other half face inwards. You look into the left eye of the woman facing you, relaxing your facial muscles and smiling slightly; you put your left hand on your heart and your right hand on the other woman’s hand holding her heart. Later on in the song you place your hands in a heart shape over your pubic area. You end the song with a deep, sighing breath. Then the outside circle moves and you find yourself facing another woman to fall in love with. In the large groups in Arizona conferences, they have 22 people in such a circle and repeat the song 11 times. I really do understand why men aren’t allowed in this group. Can you imagine the complications of having all that love in the same room of mixed sexes?

Newly added in 2015: I found the words to this song recently so I thought I`d post them up here in the original article from February 2012.

  • Look into my eyes The windows of my soul are yours to see
  • With my Hand upon my Heart I Offer you the very best in me
  • I see how you have tried
  • Now I see how hard it has been for you It’s time to put the past aside And see what is …

I have to admire the minds behind Brave Heart Women. They have a brilliant organizational plan, and there is lots of money involved.At the end of the oxytocin song we were presented with a survey to answer true or false to. Questions like “I am ready to grow as a woman””I am willing to invest in my personal growth”, and similar statements beginning with stuff its hard to argue with and ending with a commitment to sign up for the S-Team, subject to Dr. Sugar’s approval, and to attend the big gathering in Arizona for the amazing discount price of more than a thousand dollars. http://bcove.me/j6afvl48

Only women are allowed to participate. Women are brought to the fold by other women they trust. Any woman who wants to join is vetted by “Dr. Sugar” via phone, supposedly to determine if they are Brave Heart Women material. More likely it is to check to confirm they are sufficiently high on the natural drug so as to make them gullible and malleable.

Suppose you were a sales person or a con artist and you had discovered a way to make your victims trust you, even fall in love with you and bond? Wouldn’t that be great for you? Suppose this method involved the stimulation and manipulation of natural hormones in the body? Suppose every one who participated in these bonding exercises felt wonderful afterwards, noticing improved sleep and the emotions akin to being in love?

Wow! Think of the power of this! Not only do you have your clients falling in love with you, they also fall in love with every other client and create an unbreakable bond of trust between you all. You have women falling in love with womankind. They also fall in love with the drug they are on, oxytocin. This is Brave Heart Women, a group purportedly aimed at international peace, and also pretty good at charging a pretty penny for their workshops , events and trainings. It is a pyramid scheme with a not-so secret weapon, the drug oxytocin,produced in every participating woman’s body.

The video in the link below explains a bit about oxytocin. This was one of the better ones I found, but there are others on YouTube.

I am not necessarily saying that Brave Heart Women is a con. It may be that the powers within the organization truly believe that they are doing a good thing as they reap the vast rewards of women emptying their wallets to them. However, I am suspicious of anyone that needs to drug me to work with me, even if the drug is a natural hormone such as oxytocin. I am suspicious of any one who uses my own bodily urges and processes as a way of getting past my natural skepticism. Yes, I am suspicious of Brave Heart Women, well meaning as the majority of them are.

I would also like to warn women that joining Brave Heart Women may be dangerous to your marriage. Imagine falling in love with someone else. Now think about where this puts your husband when this happens. It seems that discarding one’s husband is a common result of joining Brave Heart Women.

I welcome your comments.
Mildred Thill

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