Yes, the disabled can IMAGINE tapping for inner peace!
For 14 years, Kathy Hutchinson had been unable to do anything for herself, since a stroke. Now, thanks to science, she is pioneering a new robotic aid.
When she sits staring at a bottled drink with a straw, imagining a robot arm seizing the bottle and conveying it to her mouth — the robot does her bidding! She sips from the straw.
The science journal Nature reports on this groundbreaking U.S. ‘brain translation technology’, called Braingate, which works because of aspirin-size sensors placed in the part of Kathy’s brain that would normally control her right arm.
Fortunately, it does not matter whether Kathy moves a limb or merely imagines moving that limb. The scientists have created a product that virtually reads Kathy’s thoughts.
While this robot technology won’t be available to the public for years, hopes are that it will bring new mobility to other people with ‘locked in’ syndrome and to amputees.
Opportunity for EFT tapping
Whether or not people have such disabilities, everyone’s reality is this: the mind cannot tell the difference between a real event and a vividly imagined event.
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a popular new system of gentle stress release which you can learn in 10 minutes, at a basic level. Although people physically tap on themselves to feel better, this psychological fact enables us also to use mental tapping — mental acupressure — effectively for ourselves if it’s more appropriate.
For example, here’s a way to apply its brain-calming effects. Lying unable to go to sleep is a situation where actual tapping on the body’s acupressure points would keep a person awake. But what works in many cases is when the person imagines carrying out the tapping routine on him or herself, while thinking something like, ‘Even though I can’t get to sleep, I accept who I am and what I feel.’
It’s only a step to imagine teaching the basic EFT tapping process to someone like Kathy, a quadraplegic who can’t speak although she can type her thoughts on a device cued by her eye movements.
Ideally, then, if Kathy were feeling anxious, fearful, sad, angry or any other uncomfortable emotion, she may well be able to do EFT tapping herself in her mind, to relax and feel better quickly…
The world is full of opportunities for EFT tapping to make a big difference every day towards every individual’s inner peace.