I am very happy to present a guest post by Jennifer Abbott fromPrinciples for Peace. I met Jennifer via one of my favorite blogs, Tim Brownson's, "A Daring Adventure". After corresponding a few times she told me about SFT Awareness and I asked her to write a post for my readers to share this amazing program. I believeeveryonehas the capacity to change habits, adopt new positive behaviors and to grow and heal. I also believe hearing of a technique thatYOUfeel a strong connection to is theBESTway toensure lasting success. Jennifer teaches SFT Awareness which I had not heard of before but will resonate with many people. This wonderful program will surely help many MORE people get over depression, addiction, health issues, traumas and whatever else they were beforehand unable to conquer. When you conquer emotional issues you empower yourself, can live up to your full potential and help others as well. Thank you Jennifer for spreading the power of SFT Awareness.
Why Would Anyone Want to Learn about SFT Awareness?
The program with which I am involved is a thriving nonprofit program calledSFT Awareness.I bet you’re wondering what that stands for?....It stands for Search for Truth.That may or may not mean much to you, so let me tell you a little more about it…When I learned about SFT Awareness my life was nothing short of a mess.Negative thinking was prevalent in my life, I was carrying around a lot of baggage and I found myself hitting some very low points.SFT has made such a huge difference in my life that I am determined to spread this program throughouttheworld.The first thing we like to tell people is that SFT Awareness isnot counseling.It is training.We equip people with attitudes and skills thatthey use fortherest oftheir lives.If you were to ask SFT students aboutthefocus of SFT you would likely get varying answers.Some would say it’s about removing depression.Others would say it’s about stopping addictions.SFT does addressthese issues and successfully, but what SFT Awareness does is teach people how to process and remove emotional pain.The reason it works for addictions and most depression is becausetheroot cause ofthese issues is addressed –theemotional pain.We do not teach students to not have pain events.That’s not realistic.We simply teachthemtheright attitudes and skills needed to recognize, process and remove emotional pain fromtheir lives when things do happen thatthey do not like.We callthese attitudes and skills that we teachMasterattitudes and skills becausethey aretheattitudes and skills thattheMaster teacher Jesus used and taught.They workevery timewhen applied correctly.I like to use this illustration from one of my trainers (andthefounder of SFT Awareness):Supposethetires on your car wear down.You go and getthem replaced.However, in a few monthsthey wear down again.The reasonthey wore downthefirst time – andthesecond time - is because your car had an alignment problem.Now you could go and just havethetires replaced again, but without fixingthealignment problem guess what will happen?That’s right.The tires will wear down again.That’s why people go through depression cycles and why people keep going back totheir addictions –they have not processedtheir emotional pain.If you removetheemotional painthen you removethedepression andtheneed for addictions.As students learn to changetheir thinking, many who were previously on anti-depressants find thatthey no longer needthese medications (Although we never tell students to stoptheir medication.That’s up tothem andtheir doctor).Medications may be necessary for some depression, but medicating depression that is caused by unprocessed emotional pain will only put a band-aid™ on a wound.To learn more about SFT Awareness you may visittheSFT website atwww.sftawareness.org.Currently, sessions are available intheNashville,TNarea,theTri-cities (East TN) areaand by workshop (if you wish that one be held in your area).Contact information is available ontheSFT Awareness website.You may also enjoy my blogwww.principlesforpeace.comwhere I blog about many ofthethings taught in SFT.Hope you found this informative.