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    IJHC September 2017 Table of Contents

    Editorial Musings
    Renovating the Boxes We Build and Live In
    Daniel Benor, MD

    Quantum-Touch® Significantly Reduces Acute and Chronic Pain in Adults
    Lisa Tully, PhD

    Wholistic Healing
    Childhood and Adult Sexual Drama

    Daniel Benor, MD

    Variations on the Theme of Healing
    Shift a Nervous System – and you shift the world!
    Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandström

    Book Reviews
    Ted Zeff, PhD. The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

    Tobin Hart, PhD. The Secret Spiritual World of Children: The breakthrough discovery that profoundly alters our conventional view of children’s mystical experiences

    Gwynne Dyer, PhD. Climate Wars

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    Quantum-Touch® Significantly Reduces Acute and Chronic Pain in Adults

    The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Quantum-Touch® in alleviating acute
    and chronic pain in 41 subjects who suffered from a spectrum of pains, including arthritis, injury, back
    pain, stress, work related muscle overuse, headache, cancer treatment, gallbladder (following surgical
    removal), fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s Disease. In this pilot study, 17 international practitioners
    assessed their clients using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) before and after Quantum-Touch®
    treatments. Results demonstrated a decrease in self-reported pain for all 65 assessments. There
    was an overall 67.4% reduction VAS scores intensity after a Quantum-Touch® intervention in subjects
    between the ages of 29-72 for both acute and chronic pain. In 18.46% of the assessments, there was
    a complete elimination of pain after one treatment and in 55.35% of all Quantum-Touch® treatments,
    VAS scores decreased from a range of 5-9 to a range of 0-2, a substantial reduction in pain. The
    VAS score results, combined with reported subject feedback after Quantum-Touch® treatments,
    demonstrate that Quantum-Touch® is an effective non-pharmaceutical pain remedy.


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    Shift a nervous system – and you shift the world!


    In the footsteps of conflict there is often more conflict, because hurt people hurt people. Experiencing emotional and traumatic stress can cause our nervous systems to go into a state of hypervigilance, triggering defence and attack reactions in situations where they no longer are necessary. In areas of conflict and post-conflict there is rarely an infrastructure allowing conventional treatments for trauma on a one-to-one basis. An optimal solution is one that can be carried from peer to peer by non-specialists, empowering each individual to be able to stabilize themselves and their community. One such method has been taught in over 20 countries since 2007 in a model that allows it to spread efficiently, at the lowest cost possible, with maintained integrity and a minimum of spoken interventions. It is called the Trauma Tapping Technique.

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    Childhood and Adult Sexual Trauma


    Sexual abuse is a major problem in the US. Research shows that one third of all females and one fifth of all males have suffered sexual abuse under the age of 18. Sexual abuse in children produces trauma that is deeper because this is also a betrayal of the child’s trust in adults to provide a safe environment. The indifference and disrespect of police and the courts for victims of sexual abuse of all ages, with blaming of the child for inviting the abuse, often produce further traumas. Fortunately, there are now therapeutic methods available to relieve much or all of the trauma residues from sexual traumas. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Energy Psychology (EP) therapies such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Transformative Wholistic Reintegration (TWR) AKA Wholistic Hybrid of EMDR and EFT, and others. The EP approaches can be used by traumatized people as self-treatments, making these available for relief of trauma symptoms whenever and wherever needed.


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    Renovating the Boxes We Build and Live In


    We are all creatures of habit. As we grow up in childhood, we take on from our family and community the language and concepts for the world at large around us. We cannot avoid acquiring habits of per-ceiving, naming, interpreting, describing and dealing with the worlds we live in. While on the one hand these habits are essential to our learning about the world and how to function in it, on the other hand these habits often become prisons that keep us locked into limited ways of being in and relating to the world around us.

    For the most part, this is an unconscious process. Without realizing it, we are indoctrinated into a par-ticular range of the prevalent, accepted worldviews of our family and community in order to help us navigate through life. Far too often, there is very little opportunity or encouragement for exploring the world for ourselves. That is the worst part of this process, because we learn to accept what we are told about the world, and to a great degree we do this without awareness that we are doing it and without questions about alternate possibilities or actualities.

    Once we’ve acquired our maps and dictionaries and encyclopedias for naming, explaining and navi-gating our world, we are also discouraged for the most part by our family and community from asking questions about the explanations and rules we’ve been given. So we acquire the habits, which include various meta-messages that assure us the worldviews we’ve been taught are the true and only ways to sort out our lives. And here lies the mischief that locks us into understandings of our world and be-haviors that can be incredibly self-limiting, self-defeating and destructive. We are discouraged from opening new windows and doors in our boxes to connect with the world in new ways.

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