Words cannot express how grateful I feel for everything you have done for me. In only 2 short months, you have changed my life. Without exaggeration, I have gone from waking up feeling depressed, ugly, and hopeless to feeling confident, strong, and happy.
I have been battling depression for as long as I can remember. I recall sitting in my bed at age 12 contemplating suicide. Of course, there were many good events in my life, but the feelings of worthlessness always clouded even the best day.
I saw numerous therapists over the years (starting at age 5!), never really trusting any of them, and things continued to get worse. After giving birth to my first daughter, I became severely depressed. I gained weight, constantly thought about committing suicide, and cried for no reason. I also lost touch with all of my friends and barely spoke to my husband about anything. It was awful. My husband and I started going to marriage counseling. That didn’t help at all.
One night, when my daughter was three years old, it got so bad, that I called my sister and admitted that I needed help. For the first time, I told someone what was going on. Immediately, we found a psychiatrist for me. I felt hopeless, crazy, sick…I was extremely ashamed. I thought, “If I can’t cope in life without medication, there is something wrong with me.”
My psychiatrist prescribed Prozac at my first session. Reluctantly, I started the medication. Amazingly, within 2 weeks of the initial dose, I felt great. I woke up every morning with excitement and eagerness to start my day. I felt like a haze had lifted. It was so exciting but didn’t last.
I felt ok; I was still overweight and feeling insecure, but didn’t really think I needed medication for that. So, without speaking to my doctor, I stopped-not a good idea. I started crying again for no reason, and feeling insecure about everything. So, I got back on the roller coaster. I spoke to my doctor and re-started the meds again. That’s when you saved me.
The day I came over, and you were talking about a natural way to treat depression, I was intrigued, skeptical but interested to hear more. So, you described the foods that I should steer clear of and recommended some changes to my diet. I went home and decided to try it. After a few days, I noticed that I was losing weight and that by itself was a huge feat for me. I was 25 lbs. overweight and people kept asking me if I was pregnant again! The next day, we met to discuss my symptoms, some of the issues I was dealing with, and you created a unique regimen for me. I felt so supported and motivated to really give this a try.
Joy, that was one of the few times in my life that I truly felt like somebody cared about me and believed in me. I felt hopeful that I could lose more weight and maybe even lessen the severity of the depression, but that wasn’t good enough for you.
So, you started to heal me. EFT is the most incredible miracle I have ever experienced. Through tapping, you helped me release emotions that I was holding onto for years and years. Early events I wasn’t even aware of, were haunting me. You uncovered them and let them go. I never thought it possible to feel this good.
After two months of healthy eating, many supportive meetings and numerous tapping sessions, I am back to my normal weight (20 lbs. lighter than at our first meeting), and I am doing things that I’ve always wanted to do, but never felt I could, or even had the right to try; boxing, singing, and pursuing my dreams. I am aware of who I am and I am proud of myself. Thank you for giving me my life back. - Anonymous