For 15 years,  Kathy Hutchinson had been unable to do anything for herself, because her body won’t work..  Now, thanks to brain-computer science, she is pioneering a new robotic aid.  Kathy is a quadriplegic who can’t speak although she can type her thoughts on a device cued by her eye movements.

Now, when she sits staring at a bottled drink with a straw, imagining a robotic arm set up in front of her seizing the bottle and conveying it to her mouth — the robot that does her bidding!  She sips from the straw.

The science journal Nature reported on this groundbreaking  U.S.  ‘brain translation technology’, called Braingate.  This works because of aspirin-size sensors placed in the part of Kathy’s brain that would normally control her right arm. She uses her thoughts to intend her own right arm to pick up a bottle, bring it to her so she actually sips from a straw, and return the bottle to a table.The robotic arm obeys her thoughts.

Hopes are that this new technology will bring new mobility to other people with ‘locked in’ syndrome and to amputees.  People who are paralysed are already able to operate tablet computers, to email, chat, shop online, operate music-streaming and video-sharing apps.  One former musician has even played a snippet of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ digitally.

What does this have to do with EFT tapping?

Emotional Freedom Techniques  (EFT tapping) is an acupressure-and-mindfulness system for gentle  stress release.  In ten minutes you can learn enough of it at a basic level to do this yourself. You can begin to tap away stressful emotions when they come up, by repeating this routine several times and saying a few words.  For example,:  Even though I feel sad, I accept myself anyway..’

Amazingly, it’s likely that this easy practice will melt away sadness, according to the experiences of millions of people worldwide..

Whether or not people have such disabilities as Kathy has, everyone’s reality is this:  the mind cannot tell the difference between a real event and a vividly imagined event.

This explains why people who are not disabled can also get results by IMAGINING they are tapping on themselves if it’s more appropriate than doing it..

For example, if you’re lying awake unable to go to sleep, actually tapping on the body’s acupressure points would keep you 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.’

Why not  ‘tapping’ for disabled people too?

It’s only a step to imagine teaching the basic EFT tapping process to someone like Kathy, who can’t speak.  

Ideally, then, if Kathy or other people who can’t speak were feeling anxious, fearful, sad, angry or any other uncomfortable emotion,  they may well be able to do EFT tapping themselves in their mind, hopefully 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.

Do you know someone who might benefit from trying EFT? Try it yourself, then explain to them how to do it.

 

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