As a functional medicine doctor with experience in many spheres of effective, science-based complementary and alternative medicine, I am fully aware of the rapid effectiveness of EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique).
I had an occasion to be deeply grateful to Irene Elliott of So Shiatsu recently. I had just completed a day as a GP locum, and in the afternoon I had been the victim of an unusually aggressive patient, who was unhappy at the speed with which I could get him an orthopaedic appointment on the NHS. He left me shaking and tearful, and unable to see the next 2 patients, who had to be seen by another GP. Even when I did see the remaining patients, I was not up to par, and still shaken.
Overnight I remained anxious and restless, with fitful sleep.
On the next morning, I was relieved that I did not have a GP day booked, but attended my Athena Women's Business Networking event in Brighton. To my deep relief and gratitude, I was met with my friends and colleagues, cheerful faces, including Irene Elliott. We had a chat, and she suggested that I see her that afternoon, as she had a slot available.
She took me through her unique EFT process, and we worked on the anxiety that remained for an hour. I felt calmer, and more able to cope. That night I slept peacefully, and even the next morning I awoke without the ruminations that had troubled me.
A month later, I have had to write up the case for discussion at my GP appraisal; I did this easily, without stress or anxiety.
To my mind, this is a testament to EFT in general, and Irene's work in particular. Thank you Irene.