Young Woman Improving from an Eating Disorder: Without your help, I would have resorted back to bad habits and made the unhealthy choice, which entails self-harm. I was on the verge of surrendering to my urges when you successfully altered my thought process. You expressed concern and encouragement, which gave me the confidence to believe in myself…. Until I met you, I did not believe authentic altruism existed. You demonstrate this precious quality impeccably….A girl could learn a lot from you.
Little Boy's Dog Fear Terminated: Little Alex was a seven year old boy with autism who was deathly afraid of dogs. There were many dogs in his neighborhood and dog walking was common. His Mom brought him in for a few sessions in hopes of reducing or eliminating his reaction to dogs.
Across the street from my office live two dogs who spend many hours romping in the front yard. One afternoon during Alex's visit, we sat inside my home watching the dogs play. I asked him if he wanted to go outside on the porch to watch the dogs. He said 'No, too scary." We tapped (EFT) on the emotion of "scary and dogs." After two rounds, he said he was ready to go out on the porch. He said, "Too close, too close" and reach for my arm.
We tapped. He said he wanted to get closer.
We crawled down the stoop and sat there for a few minutes. I could see that his fear was rising again, so we tapped on "I don't like dogs." After that round of EFT, he laughed and started to mimick the playful dogs' behavior. We tapped in his playfulness. He asked me if we could move down the sidewalk sowe could be closer to the dogs.
We scooted down the sidewalk sitting three feet closer to the dogs, although still 25 yards away. He inched close to me and squeezed my arm. The 'scared look' returned. We tapped again and he grew calmer again. He showed interested in the dogs' again.
We scooted closer with his permission. The fear rose again, but was manageable.
After several rounds of EFT and several scoots down the side walk, we are now sitting on the sidewalk directly across the street from the dogs. We had advanced 35 feet from the front door. He was not panicking nor was he squeezing my arm, however, he said he was scared although with much less in intensity.
The fear statements now included these aspect of the dogs: 'big dogs; hairy dogs; dogs too close to me.' We concluded the session after he was able to sit calmly with me by his side across the street from the dogs.
The following week his mom reported that his fear had terminated to nothing. He followed the safety cues I taught him, such as stepping aside when a dog and walker pass him on the sidewalk. He was now able to play with a small, very calm neighbor dog named Cookie.
When he returned for his final session, he was able to walk with me to the dogs and pet the smaller one. (After two rounds of EFT)
I spoke with his Mom, one month later and she reported that his fear was gone except for one incident where it was very appropriate to be fearful because a growling large dog was out of control. His original fear did not return even after that event.
Angela's Story: "Sanna came into my life during a terribly painful time. I was emotionally wrecked from a divorce, a bankruptcy, and a lifetime of unhealthy relationships. I was experiencing terrible withdrawl from anti-depressants, and trying very hard to re-adjust to life without the shield of medication. I was also in a great deal of emotional pain due to some childhood issues and traumatic events."
"Two years of traditional talk therapy hadn't begun to touch my pain. I was overwhelmed with emotions that I had never fully acknowledged or experienced. I was afraid that I'd never be unable to function as a sane human being, let alone manage my responsibilities as a professional and be a good mother to my young son."
"In a one session, Sanna helped me address the most painful and traumatic event of my life, one that caused me so much agony and guilt that I honestly believed I would never be free. There was a great deal of emotional fallout that followed, but I experienced a level of healing through Sanna that I couldn’t have imagined and is still, at times, hard for me to grasp. I felt hope for the first time in years."
"Since then, I've had several sessions with Sanna to resolve some rather painful emotions. Her approach is intuitive, yet full of love and compassion. I'm at a loss to describe how she does the work that she does, but it is incredibly effective, and I am so grateful to have found her."
Follow up - Five months later, Angela is living well and happy.