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Tapping for Kids: Calm the Violence in South Africa's Township Schools

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EFT calms anxiety; in trauma survivors and PTSD. School Project needs comments at '' to move into 'open for donors' stage. Restoring calm to angry hearts is urgent! Education is freedom: save our children - save our education! Comment at

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Elm M (357)
Friday September 7, 2012, 1:25 am
Help end the endemic violence and high failure rate in South Africa's black township schools. Energy Psychology reduces anger and anxiety at problem schools. Please fund a few basic tools. Emotional Freedom Technique releases life changing potential. Help me to help them!

Empowering the Teachers and Children of South Africa’s Black & Coloured Townships

My aim is to present EFT workshops to teachers in Khayelitsha and thereafter to train teachers of the four high schools and thirty three primary schools in Khayelitsha in the use of EFT. Teachers in turn will teach the basics of EFT to learners.
EFT has proven to:

** Reduce the emotional footprint of current and past trauma
** FT is helping Rwanda’s genocide survivors : View video in new browser window
** Reduce disruptive behaviour in class
** Reduce learner anxiety – resulting in significant improvement in academic and sporting learner performance.
** Significantly improve learner performance in the areas of reading and mathematical dyslexa.

To get this project off the ground I've started a fund raising project at:

It is now in the crowd audition stage and requires many positive comments before it will be moved to 'open to donors' stage.

Please take the time to read and watch the video and then to leave a comment. I am normally very heavily involved in animal rights activism, but watching my country's education going down the drain has spurred me to action - to use my leadership skills and EFT practitioner experience to roll out EFT across the township schools. Documented and peer reviewed research vouches for EFT as the speediest and most 'emotionally painless' method of dealing with negative emotions.

I have also used EFT proxy tapping to work with animals - resolving issues underpinning behavioural problems. It is a fantastic tool for life - it changes lives - it unhooks the energy linked to trauma memories - making this energy now available to healing of Self.

We can heal the planet - quantum mechanics is a proven scientific fact. Help me to help the youngsters and the teachers of my country.

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 7, 2012, 2:16 am
This is something I have never heard of before, but find quite interesting. Thank you for posting. Is tapping something might help children who suffer from anxiety, stress, and are violent for other reasons?

Elm M (357)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:28 am
Hi Carrie - EFT helps to unhook energy that is embedded in traumatic memories. It is taking the world by storm. Known as 'Emotional Freedom Technique" it does exactly just that. The results is amazing - my clients are changing their lives. I have and continue to give talks and do workshops at schools, and for the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa, Western Cape and the Anti-Ageing Society of South Africa. Have a look at my website: What is EFT and how does it work?

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:19 am
Thank you Eureka. The link doesn't appear to be working, btw.

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:35 am
I applaud you Eureka dearest for getting this highly important information out there. Not only have I heard of it, but I do know that it works sweetie! Thank you so much for this article and keep doing what your doing my friend, you are a shining star for our children and people!
Blessings ~

Kit B (276)
Friday September 7, 2012, 8:26 am

I would also ask you to double check the site. I did try to give a donation and could not get a function to work. I would have to say that it comes as no surprise that Eureka is taking on another tough challenge, this is not her first and will not be her last. Eureka is a model of why Care2 is here, it's about being a true activist in a community to move things forward. I have read one article about this and would love to be a supporter, this technique is not isolated to one country or set of traumas but can apply to children all over the world. Thank you Eureka it's great to see you leading another good fight.

Pamylle G (461)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:43 am
EFT is often pooh-poohed as a "pseudo-science" by the mainstream which does not often validate healing therapies based on the Human Energy Field - which DOES indeed exist. "Tapping" is nonetheless an effective way to redirect underlying patterns contributing to "dis-ease". I have found it to be quite helpful as a practice, as have many others in my circle. Simple and without any side effects (unless feeling a bit silly at first is a major problem).

I applaud your efforts, dear Eureka !

. (0)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:57 am
EFT works, very calming and empowering treatment.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:02 pm
I like science that is based upon extensive research and study and peer-reviewed. EFT works, but, as far as I can tell, it's largely because it's relaxing. Relaxation is the best medicine and it's free.

Valerie H (133)
Friday September 7, 2012, 1:18 pm
Thank you Eureka for submitting this most interesting information....

Elm M (357)
Friday September 7, 2012, 2:45 pm
This project is now LIVE and open to funding. When I posted this news article it was in the 'Crowd Audition' stage - and one could only post comments.

I've just tested the link - it does work.

Kit, thank you so much for trying to donate. Wanna be the first?

NB: This link is now open for donations. If you can't donate, please leave a comment - and share this all over your social media. I need tons of publicity.

God bless everyone who has commented at the link. You can't just comment here at Care2 - I need the comments at the link.

The url in plain english (copy into your browser)

Again - thank you for your support.

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:05 pm
Hope you succeed Eureka. This seems to be a more than worth while endeavor!

Elm M (357)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:07 pm
Pamylle, The very first tapping exercise I have my clients and workshop attendees do is this:

SETUP STATEMENT on the karate chop
"Even though I'm not sure about this silly tapping thing..... I deeply and completely love and accept myself!"

REMINDER PHRASE on the other points ending with the 9 gamut spot.
This silly tapping thing.....

Elm M (357)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:19 pm
A few days ago at a talk for arthriis sufferers:
An elderly gentleman came up to me after the talk and asked me to help him with severe nerve and ligament pain just above his right shoulder joint. He had tripped over a woof (someone had let it out....) and damaged himself in quite a fall.

We tapped on the pain etc. bringing the pain level down to zero. Then I closed with a hilarious skit on the song 'Who let the dogs out?" Well this gentleman left the hall, laughing. Pain gone, and a fun song ringing in some joy. This joy and release will remain with him. Falling like that is quite traumatic for anyone, even more so for our elderly folks.

Tuned into a bull terrier who had been used as a bait dog - severely mutilated and traumatised. Tapped on the fears, on the injury, on the horrific last experience - he clearly showed me what had happened. Remember I'm an 'intuitive healer'.... When doing proxy tapping one can feel all the emotions of the 'distant' client. I left him with several affirmations about accepting the love that is now being showered upon him.

Tapping is wonderful. It is awesome to be of service. A few hours, a few minutes, and even if it takes weeks of tapping changes lives - in both human and our furry friends. And the beauty of it is that I can work with clients from all over the world - just using skype!

Bless you all. I'm now going to snooze. Way past my bedtime.

And don't forget - please leave comments at the project site and if you can please donate. And very, very important - please share on your social networks. A week ago a male teacher lost his cool with an arrogant female student and badly assaulted her. It was all over the news here in South Africa. And I read that small children in UK are now assaulting their teachers!

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:53 pm
I have read about EFT at an earlier time & it fascinated me. Anything that will calm people down naturally & without drugs is brilliant.

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:56 pm
As a matter of fact I coaxed my husband to try this method & I will keep on encouraging him to use it to combat his pain.

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:58 pm
Welcome back Eureka !

Barb K (1688)
Friday September 7, 2012, 8:58 pm
EFT sounds like a wonderful programme! I left a comment, I hope it helps! Thnx Eureka!

Sinikka Away (183)
Friday September 7, 2012, 10:40 pm
This is an excellent project. It was interesting to see you on the video and to read about EFT. I left a comment, too. Thank you, Eureka!

Elm M (357)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:17 am
Thank you to everyone who comments at the project site.

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:23 pm
noted, shared, left a comment, donated.
good luck with this project dear Eureka !

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:56 pm
Thanks Eureka

Kim O (396)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:44 am
Very interesting! Lots of things I didn't know about! Thanks Eureka!!

Tierney G (381)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:39 am
Thank you so much dear Eureka wonderful program and your a wonderful person !. Wil post again on FB

Pamylle G (461)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:09 am
I very much like research "based upon extensive research and study and peer-reviewed", too, Brian. However, in a for-profit Healthcare system many, many effective healing strategies have been suppressed and discredited unfairly because they have the potential to decrease PROFITS. Given that research needs funding, I think we have a situation where science is often compromised. OR glossed over or ignored - if the conclusions don't fit with the profit program. BIG Pharma would much rather have us on anti-depressants than "Tap" (and yes, I do think SOME people do well on said meds, but the number of folks we're seeing on them is ridiculous).

And it bears repeating: EFT assumes an energetic model of our bodies (as opposed to a strictly mechanistic one). The "tapping" is done on well-established points on the body, many the same as in Chinese Medicine. Again, I find the theory behind EFT to be sound. Yes, it can be relaxing, but its potential is much more.

I think your initial tapping sequence is great, Eureka - "feeling silly" is a common reaction.

In terms of effectiveness, although EFT can bring dramatic results for an individual, it is best viewed as a PRACTICE - particularly for folks who have undergone trauma.

Elm M (357)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:31 am
Pamylle, here is Dr Norman Shealy's definition of trauma: Physical, emotional, and disease. All three constitute a trauma to the human being. I have several fibromyalgia and ME clients on my 10 week EFT and Chakra balancing program. And by golly it works. Obviously very deep personal process work. For some of them it helps to take a natural Serotonin supplement i.e. 5HTP. This helps reduce the depression and helps to build natural melatonin that in turn helps with sleep. All the while adhering to the tapping program. Tapping changed my own life - going from a point where I did not want to live anymore because of massive emotional trauma - to a status of saying: "come on world - I have lots to share - including my own happiness...."

There are many that do not understand Tapping - and that is why I've devoted so much detail to it on my website. At talks I also engage the audience in energy exercises - so they can immediately experience first hand their own energy fields. Yes - they experience it every day - but not on a conscious left brain level.

On another level, at all my arthritis talks I am always preceded by a medical doctor, i.e. a rheumatologist. Not once, ever, have they offered any advice on alternative treatments - just the same tired old speech about taking all the highly toxic auto-immune disease drugs!

I love what I do!

And thank you everyone for your comments on the news story. I've got my first US$15 dollar donation!!

Laurie B (94)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:37 am
Thank you Eureka

Talya H (10)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:24 pm
Thanks for the share

marie C (163)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:35 pm
Thanks Eureka

Denise Lytle (503)
Monday September 10, 2012, 7:28 pm
What a wonderful idea! Too many dismiss alternative therapies when they can be the true savior of lives!

Allan B (178)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 6:10 am
You are an amazing person, who has overcome so many obstacles and still come out on top.

This is an enormous task you are setting your self, something which should be supported by the ANC government over here.

The website where you have the video,, although a free site, I am sure you could go back in and change the text to yellow or white. I could not read the silver or lighter blue text at all. Even the larger red writing I found difficult to read.

I will go onto and have a look at that site for you and write to you next week as I am going away on a job/break from tomorrow the 13th Sept. In the mean time congratulations, I surely hope you get all the funding you need and then some.

It was lovely seeing you on the video and I only wish we were closer so that I could help you out more
Big Hugs - Allan.
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