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Are you very sensitive to your own feelings and the feelings of those around you? Do you get overwhelmed by external stimuli, such as crowds, loud sounds and hectic environments? Are you deeply affected by the beauty of art, literature, music and nature? Do you get stressed easily? Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy and sadness? Do you always seek deep and meaningful relationships? If so, you may have a highly sensitive temperament (HST). HSTs are a recently-recognized personality type and face many challenges in a world that is full of overwhelming stimuli. Yet HSTs can learn to survive and be successful. The breakthrough techniques of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) are a powerful resource for HSTs. They teach you how to immediately and routinely reduce the intensity coming at you, how to set personal guidelines that work for you. EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament is an invaluable survival guide for HSTs, their loved ones and their families. It shows how to turn sensitivity into a gift for yourself and the world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604150469
  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Ruth Hass is an EFT Master. She particularly likes to work with young people, adolescents and young adults as a mentor/coach. She wants to make it easier for these young people to find their place in the world, as they are here to save it. She is inspired by the work of David Spangler. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    An Outstanding Look at a Helpful Therapy Technique

    EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament
    (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)
    Author: Rue Hass
    Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
    ISBN: 978-1-60415-046-9

    Today's world can often be a hectic place. We are exposed to a huge amount and variety of stimuli. From bright lighting, noisy cars, loud talking, blaring music and constantly ringing phones to the noise of machinery, blinking lights of electronic equipment, and everything that goes along with modern society and technology. Do you ever feel like all that activity, people and noise are really upsetting you? Ever feel like you are on sensory-overload? If so, you may be a person with a highly sensitive temperament (HST).

    Do you get anxious or depressed by things and people around you? How do you make personal decisions? Are you logic driven or do you base decisions on your gut feelings or intuitions? Studies have found that those of us with HST tend to be more intuitive, more in touch with our personal vibes, and the vibes of people we come into contact with. HSTs often get their feelings hurt easily, and have an extremely high level of empathy towards others, including animals. Perhaps you are self-sacrificing, putting the needs and desires of others above your own. You may find that your physical or mental health suffers because of it. Often, HSTs will feel emotionally drained and exhausted just by being in crowded or loud situations. They may try to avoid conflict of any kind. Usually idealistic, they would like to assume the best of everyone.

    Being an HST is not a bad thing; many of the world's greatest humanitarians and creative people are HST. Learning to work with these traits, instead of fighting against them, can reward you with a more peaceful and efficient, successful life.

    Using EFT, the reader can train themselves to work with their personality traits. EFT is based on the premise that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in our body's energy system. These disruptions can lead to physical, spiritual, mental and emotional symptoms and difficulties. If you have any knowledge of eastern medicine, you know that it's based on this same belief. In fact, it's been the basis of eastern medicine for thousands of years. EFT is often referred to as emotional accupunture, since it uses a tapping technique on key accupressure points. Studies have found that 80 percent of people treated with EFT, even self-treated, find at least some degree of relief. If used with a skilled practioner, the success rate reaches 95%. That's an outstanding level of success; especially when you consider that EFT uses no medication, surgery or medical intervention.

    Written in an easy-to-follow, extensively detailed style, this book would be extremely useful to both laypersons and professionals. Anyone who with an interest in EFT or personality theory would find much new knowledge here. If you have an interest in alternative medicine or holistic therapies, it would prove an invaluable reference, both from the standpoint of a good understanding of EFT and personality issues or traits. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    A simple technique for amazing results!

    EFT - For the Highly Sensitive Temperament offers more than just an effortless healing technique. I felt as I was reading, that this book could offer a very simple and effective way to bring a natural, positive, effective and powerful shift for everyone on this planet.

    EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Technique, is a painless tapping on specific acupressure points. It is based on the concept of "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." This concept is shared from the Eastern practices of how meridian lines (channels along which the energy is considered to flow.) can become blocked or stagnant, which can lead to many dis-eases. However, when this energy is running open, we feel our best. Rue Hass has devoted an entire book for just those that suffer from being 'highly sensitive' and explains how that personality type is not alone, but should be treasured for the wonderful being they truly are.

    Rue immediately describes the nature of the 'Highly Sensitive Temperament', but first she opens with learning how to self-care for this type of person. Explaining how sensitive people are often from painful pasts, and these pasts are filled with very limiting and invalidating beliefs. She teaches the reader how to reconnect him or herself in a loving, positive way and one begins to feel that sense of 'belonging' in the Universe. After this, she provides the 'Basic Recipe', which is the foundation of the technique provided. She then includes the rest of the instructions as well as sample affirmations and worksheets. I say this is wonderful for everyone as so many examples are listed with just the basic recipe, and it is so simple that I am eager to start teaching my five year old son how to do this!

    I for one had a very emotional time with Rue's book. Not in a negative way, as I found much offered with the 'Basic Recipe', the tapping points and affirmations. I never realized that I myself was a 'Highly Sensitive Temperament' personality. The stories included from cases hit home with me in many different ways. I was able to see others, like me that started out feeling the way I did and suffering from some type of a debilitation. It was heart wrenching to read what they endured as children and even later in life. However, it was very uplifting and promising to see how much improvement was made after their sessions with EFT! I especially enjoyed how a small child tapped points, stated their own affirmations and lost a case of sniffles and a cough! I firmly believe that if everyone learned this effortless technique, many cycles on all forms of abuse could end. Children would no longer be the victims. They would know how to heal the hurt and pain of an action before it wounded the heart and soul.

    I am also a holistic practitioner. I am not positive on how I may work this into my practice, however I will be working it into my daily life and for my family. Reading this book has truly opened my eyes, as I know how to address past issues to heal myself further. As my son seems to show signs of 'High Sensitivity', I am happy to have this tool to share with him as well. I definitely recommend this book to everyone - and anyone that would like make a positive shift in their life!

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  • Posted January 13, 2010

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    highly recommended innovative healing technique

    If you are looking for a natural non-invasive healing technique, look no further. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is fast becoming the alternative approach "at the forefront of the new healing movement" as Candace Pert, PhD states. But what exactly is EFT? It is an acupressure tapping technique (without needles) that anyone can do on themselves or others, even children.

    EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament by Rue Hass is a practical hands-on manual that shows how this technique can immediately and routinely reduce the intensity of overwhelming stimuli and feelings. Never before have I read a book that so accurately describes how I feel and react to things. I finally came to understand my highly sensitive temperament (HST) that explains a lot about me, why I suffer from depression and fibromyalgia, and why I am a creative being.

    The author begins by explaining the tapping rounds, describing how to do the simple technique in detail, and of course, the highly sensitive perfectionist in me was at times overwhelmed by the amount of info given. So I decided to listen to the reassuring advice of the author who suggests tapping to deal with this minor issue to get the problem out of the way in order to take full advantage of this book.

    It's true it takes self-motivation to use this book, but after a few weeks of doing the tapping, I feel better already. I also tried EFT with my daughter who also has HST. She responded so well to it that I am showing her how to do the tapping rounds by herself. If EFT can offer her one more meaningful way to cope with daily issues that bother her, I am relieved and happy to share this technique with her.

    You cannot just read through this book without doing the exercises. I had a highlighter on hand and used it liberally. It's also small enough to carry in your purse so you can discreetly refer to it anywhere. I especially paid particular attention to the Personal Peace Procedure, which consists of making a list of every bothersome specific event you can remember and then applying EFT to each one of them. With just a few minutes per day, you can help yourself feel better and lower your threshold for getting upset.

    This is one book I intend to keep and consult frequently. It has helped me to see how I can turn my sensitivity into a gift instead of seeing it as a fault. As I was familiar with EFT before I read the book, I strongly suggest any of you interested in EFT to go on the official Web site (http://www.emofree.com/) and watch a tapping round. You will be blown away by some of the ailments EFT has helped cure. I hope this book will continue to expose this innovative technique and to help many who are highly sensitive.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Not for Me

    Do you easily get overwhelmed? Or do you ever feel invisible? If so, you might be highly sensitive. Rue Hass has written EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament to help you understand and conquer your sensitive temperament. Most cases, the problem is caused by something that happened in your childhood that triggered the problem later in life. Word and actions can be hurtful and life changing for kids and adults.

    Are you sensitive to your own feelings? These is one of the questions the author wants you to ask yourself to help you overcome your fears and doubts. She recommend using the using the EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, method founded by Gary Craig.

    I personally, have never heard about Emotional Freedom Techniques before reviewing these books. Techniques are about tapping on certain parts of your body, like under nose, under eye, etc., to step into the energy that flows through your body. I tried this, and honestly, I just didn't get it. Maybe it takes lots of practice, but I can't see this ever working on a person. I can understand repeating the positive phrases during the EFT, but can't a person just close their eyes and repeat the phrases to clam their nerves down.

    I'm somewhat shy, well I was as a kid, and that was one of the reasons I wanted to review this book. The author has a checklist for you to find out how sensitive you are. I checked only for, therefore, I'm not that sensitive as I thought. There people out there that are sensitive, and I would recommend EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament, as they may get some benefit out of reading it.

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