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Nick Ortner

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Why Childhood Trauma Can Lead to PTSD, and How Tapping Can Help

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 11:02 AM

There's a common understanding, even in "pop" psychology, that childhood trauma can have devastating and lasting effects on a person's wellness. It often sets a dysfunctional precedent for how they conduct and think about themselves well into adulthood. While we've long understood this from a psychological perspective, the biology behind...

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Getting Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Americans fear public speaking more than death and rattlesnakes, statistics tell us, but in my years helping clients successfully overcome that fear using EFT tapping, I've discovered that the fear of public speaking has several faces. Most of us who are afraid of public speaking get "triggered" by...

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A New Way to Accelerate Addiction Recovery

(31) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 8:00 AM

One of my more memorable experiences working with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and addiction arrived about a half hour after one of the first screenings of my documentary The Tapping Solution several years ago. The audience had really liked the movie, so there was a lot of excitement during the...

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Overcome Your Fear of Flying

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 8:33 AM

Years ago, when I first started working with clients on their fear of flying, I was interested to learn that, according to several studies, as many as 40 percent of people experience some level of anxiety about flying. That's a big number, especially given how many people have...

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Bringing Inner Peace to Rwanda

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 3:00 PM

In Rwanda, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is nothing short of a national epidemic. The many millions of men, women and young adults who survived the 1994 genocide that killed one million in 100 days tell horrific stories of violence, torture, murder and rape -- memories so intense, most suffer from...

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Attention Vets: A New Recovery Option for PTSD

(47) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 1:51 PM

In honor of Military Families Week, I wanted to share some of the incredible EFT work being done with veterans suffering from PTSD. The fact is, we've found an important tool that promotes recovery from PTSD in war veterans. It's the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as Tapping, which...

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Breakthroughs in Energy Psychology: A New Way to Heal the Body and Mind

(133) Comments | Posted March 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies; these are just some of Eastern medicine's contributions to our decades-long search for ways to live well with fewer pills and less-invasive health care. Toward that end, I'm excited to report that there are promising new findings in the field of energy psychology,...

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