. – Photo of Dr. John Thie,
. – Article by Earl Cook , firstname.lastname@example.org:
After working closely with Dr. John Thie, I asked him one day what he thought the most important use of Touch for Health was?
I knew that we could eliminate or substantially reduce physical, emotional and mental pain and I expected one of these to be his
answer. After all, it is gratifying to be able to help people live without pain by simply using our hands and without the need for medications
or invasive techniques.
someone discover the purpose and meaning of their own life. Yes, we can relieve pains all day long, but if we can help someone take
that next step in discovering themselves and becoming more complete and whole, then we have truly accomplished something!”
I now look at how important the goal-setting and emotional stress release techniques are in our work. Helping people define meaningful
goals and then balancing in the goal through the use of our touch techniques while including the creative dialogue of metaphors is the
essence of what Dr. Thie was working on in his later works.
immediately apparent by indicating through the indicator muscle. By including meaningful goals into our balancing process we
are able to diffuse much of the stress associated with these important goals. Rather than the stress response system activating
whenever the goals are pondered, after our balance, our theory is that the goal and its thoughts now reside in the thinking and
cerebral parts of our brain. Then, in the future, the thought processes and brain plasticity revolve around the goal in its non-stressful
setting. This simple technique is very powerful when used to help people become who they are meant to be. Sometimes, you can see
the shift in consciousness occur before your eyes. Others times, we may get an email or see an old student and hear, “You remember
that goal-balancing we did in class? Well, now, I’m living my dream. Thank you.”
I agree with John Thie, it is gratifying and powerful to help people in this way.