You know that feeling when someone says “thank you” and saying “you are welcome” does not seem like the right response because what is happening is not some polite courtesy. What is happening is a powerful moment of recognition of gifts given and received --Very Big Gifts.
Well I just had one of those moments in Abilene Tx. Ending a three-day workshop with 29 mental health provider learning Thought Field Therapy we exchanged those polite words but it was not an adequate express of how great it was for me. I received so much more than I gave. I appreciated how well I was used in doing my favorite thing- Teaching Thought Field Therapy.
The feeling of gratefulness expressed to me was sweet but not as sweet as what they gave me. Their stories, willing engagement, courage to explore, and commitment to carry on the power of TFT are gifts that I will long value. I loved seeing participants testing out TFT on themselves and one another. The enthusiasm in preparing to introduce it to their clients was wonderful to see.
All too often, I feel I am pushing a bolder up a hill by myself as I present the evidence for healing with informational and energy psychology taught in Thought Field Therapy. Well, I feel less alone today.
My very personal Thank You to The Trauma Care Institute of the Trauma Support Services of North Texas. It has been a pleasure working with the leadership, staff, and community and hope to see you all in the future.