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What I Would Do If I Was Diagnosed with a Serious Disease

by Dawson Church, PhD

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Dear EFT Community,

I recently had a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer ask me: “Dawson, if you were in my shoes, what would you do?”

Wow! What a provocative question. I sent her an email with my responses, showing how to use EFT to support her emotional health as she contemplates the medical treatment ahead. Then I thought, “Why not share this with everyone?” My list is below.

You don’t need to be sick to benefit from these practices. Research shows that those who create a positive environment for themselves live much longer and happier lives. Please consider doing each of these things even if you’re in perfect health. Emotional health is physical health.

– Dawson

9 Steps to Boost Your Emotional Health

1. Get rid of absolutely every negative external influence.
Music, movies, people, books, TV shows, Internet sites, and news sources. They’re like an energy drain you just can’t afford. Simply eliminate all of it. It’s as toxic as drinking rat poison.

2. Instead, surround yourself with positive people, messages, and information.
These will be like an energy supply, building you up. I love filling my mind with ideas from inspirational leaders like Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield, and John Gray. They’ll flood your mind with positive messages every day.

3. Love your body with regular touch therapy.
Massage, Reiki, therapeutic touch, and use Emotional Freedom Techniques. At least 2x a week.

4. Create a vision board that you see first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
This is where you place images of everything you’d like to see in all 5 life areas:

  • Health
  • Work
  • Spirituality
  • Money
  • Relationships

5. Each morning, use EFT and tap while you look at your vision board.
Tune in to your Higher Power. Align yourself with that energy and tap to release everything else. I often listen to iAwake tracks during my meditations (featured in a recent EFT newsletter) and love their programs.

Start your day 100% aligned with your life purpose, with positive energy, and with your Higher Power.

“Even though I have experienced [name health issue], I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I have experienced [name health issue], I choose to believe that my body will heal itself.”

6. Each evening, do the same thing.
Be 100% aligned before you go to sleep. Ask your subconscious for healing dreams. If you wake up remembering a significant dream, write it down and use the Dream to Freedom technique to interpret it.

7. Post a request for healing on every prayer line you can find.
Like: Unity.org/prayer and Light a Candle. Post prayer requests with your local churches. Even those of other religions! It’s fine to have the rabbi, imam, guru, shaman, and reverend all praying for you.

8. Work with a certified EFT practitioner.
Bring in an expert, and tap on both the emotional issues that underlie disease, and on the physical parts of the experience. Research shows that tapping is epigenetic. It changes your gene expression. Nudge immunity, cell metabolism, and vitality in a positive direction by tapping with an expert.

9. All of the above is easy. Now for the hard part.

Eliminate all negative thoughts. You can’t afford a single one. Ever.

Be proactive about this by deciding on the wording of a positive thought each morning. This is the affirmation with which you’ll replace every negative thought that might come up during the day.

Write your positive “replacement thought” on post-it notes and post them in every room in the house and your workplace. Repeat your positive affirmations every morning while tapping. Spend 20 to 30 minutes on this. Don’t give even one negative thought a chance to sabotage your mind any time during the day.

Clean up what you follow in social media so that what you encounter online supports your healing goals. That means no negative news, no depressing social media posts. It means tuning out any and all negative media influences and flooding your experience with the positive.

Research shows that EFT and positive emotions change our brains and alter our gene expression. This includes regulating many genes involved in disease. So please do these 9 things.

As well as emotional intervention, it’s also worth cleaning up your diet, getting rid of any potential toxins in your home, setting up a work schedule that supports your health, participating in loving community, and making sure you do everything possible for the best possible life.

Please do this. You’re worth it!