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Mission: We teach a model of First Aid and resilience for emotional stress and trauma for non-specialists with a five minute Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) derived from a collaboration with Dr Carl Johnson who started this work for survivors of the conflict in Kosovo. You can learn this in less than an hour and after this you can regulate and balance your stress and trauma symptoms and help others in their family and community. This is empowering, specialist-independent, scalable and extremely low cost.

Results: Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandström, have a unique and inspiring experience of spreading and teaching this First Aid technique to survivors of the genocide in Rwanda and Congo, South-Sudan, Afghanistan, Chad, Sierra Leone and other zones of conflict and post-conflict since 2006. To this date approximately 100.000 people have been reached in over 20 countries.

Target demographics: To ease suffering and prevent violence by spreading First Aid and Resilience techniques for stress & trauma

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14 prisons in Rwanda reaching approximately 6000 interns, 800 refugees from South Sudan in Uganda, 200 children liberated from armed forces at BVES in Congo, 300 refugees in Sweden, over 400 specialists, psychologists, doctors and volunteers.

Geographic areas served: All over the world, in 20 countries up to now including Rwanda, Congo, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Uganda, India, Costa Rica, Turkey, USA, England, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Greece and Norway.

Programs: By spreading models and programs teaching Emotional Literacy in how to understand and handle symptoms of stress and trauma on a First Aid and resilience building level. By providing free online webinar trainings internationally available. By providing training and certifications for everyone who wants to learn. By providing instruction materials and support. By creating instruction movies, freely available, and applications for smartphones in up to 15 languages.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Osoque D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learnt about Peaceful Heart Network and TTT when Gunilla Hamne sent a trainer by the name Placide Nkubuito to our school in Migori Kenya to come and train our teachers and kids on TTT. This event marked the beginning of tapping in our school.we have never looked back since then.Tapping has helped us improve the concentration of our learners in class.Their confidence levels have been on the rise lately.They can now speak confidently in front of gatherings.Stress levels have declined considerably.I appreciate Peaceful Heart Network for enabling us acquire valuable skills which have helped us combat trauma,stress and phobia among our kids.We hope to spread the love to more teachers and kids in schools and institutions in Migori and beyond.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I thank God for Peaceful Heart Network. I had spent almost all my life traumatized. I was traumatized since I was only just about six years old. I have been living in very difficult situations almost up to date, but by God's grace and mercy I just push on.
This affected my life very negatively. My face was off and on full of wrinkles. Whether there was no wrong and everything seemed right, it hardly made any difference. My thoughts could be reflected on my face. You can imagine the traffic jam of the flashbacks on their way to visit my little mind.
I was born in 1969 but just two years ago when I met Gunilla in Koboko for a workshop on Trauma healing. I learned TTT, self havening and a few other techniques. I came back from Koboko on fire knowing I had got something too precious that was missing in my life. I had got peace. Yeah, yeah, I had really got PEACE since time I'm memorial.
I arrived home late evening and the following morning just after breakfast, my lovely wife Evalyne Kiden looking at me straight on my face said, "today you look different". Her observation was absolutely right, so the conversation continued to flow on why I looked different. Today, every single day of my life I continue changing for the better. My elderly sister Celina Okuyo testifies this fact and also members of the church I pastor are all fun of TTT.
I pastor the church, Sudan Pentecostal Church, Pasu Healing Center in Palorinya Settlement camp. I am decided to spread TTT and other techniques I learned from Peaceful Heart Network to as far as I can get to. Within Palorinya Settlement I have been able to get to Budri, Keguru, Belameling, Dama, Morobi and Waka. Together with Gunilla and Placide with their support we made together to Yumbe District to another camp called Ambiya in Bidibidi settlement camp. I came back yesterday from Nakasongola district where I trained people on these techniques. Many people are traumatized and struggling with life. According to my own experience I say all they need are these techniques. To wherever I have been, healings and deliverance have been my accompaniments.
The Gospel, prayer and TTT are collinear. They are each independent and can accomplish each a task on its own. But together, they produce im measurable yields. I love to organize as many workshops as possible on trauma healing to save the dying vulnerables.
Examples of TTT in the Church

1 Anisa D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

PHN, with Gunilla and Ulf as the hearts, minds and actors in the lead, is doing amazing work with not only spreading trauma awareness but also by providing concrete tools to deal with stress and trauma. Their openness and curiosity to learn more and continuously improve their work is exhibited by engagement in research on TTT. Working in the field of peace and development, I see TTT as a potentially revolutionary approach to healing trauma as well as establishing the connections of psycho-social wellbeing and peacebuilding.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very professional and dedicated!
I learned TTT from Gunilla and Ulf 4 years ago. It has been helping me since then with my nightmares and inner wounds. I have applyed and taught theat at work for collegues and clients, family and friends. Everyone who learned TTT appreciated the easiness and effectivness of the tool. Keep calm and pass it on!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My interaction with the Peaceful Heart Network has taught me how to bring Emotional First Aid to my community after the great fires in Northern California. Years of successful interaction has helped us to develop accessible self help skills that anyone at any age can use to manage stress and trauma.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The peaceful heart network shows up and truly makes a difference. Not only have Ulf Sandstrom and Gunilla Hamne put together a powerful non-verbal skill base that relieves the emotional impact of stress and truama, but they come into the communities they serve and provide training both to those experiencing truama and to the community leaders and challenge all to spread the healing, empowering whole communities to move into peace together.

They certainly have become a powerful force for the ACEP and FREA Humanitarian teams. They freely trained us in TTT and then walking us through the process of effective humanitarian outreach. They joined our community and have been effective and compassionate teachers that stay personally connected, empowering us all to spread healing and peace throughout the world. Just in this last year they help us develop a training on how to do humanitarian outreach, worked with us to build user friendly resources in multiple languages, and helped to develop and implement an Emotional First Aid Training for First Responders.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the practical knowledge and support they have given to me and all the communities that I serve.

Kristin Miller, Ph.D., Psychologist
ACEP Resources for Resilience Humanitarian Team
Freedom, Recovery, and Empowerment From Abuse Humanitarian Team

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ulf and Gunilla give freely of their time, talents and treasure.
Their treasure takes many forms in addition to money.
For example, they serve in domestic (which is wherever they are at the moment) and international locations.
I often wonder when they sleep because their energy is matched only by their contributions.
In yet another example, Gunilla was on-the-ground last week providing trauma relief to refugees in Greece in a situation that had become violent.
Their creativity continues to evolve and expand.
They have created and contributed a song for the Humanitarian Committee of the Association for Comprehensive Energy.
The video is free and readily available to everyone, anyone, anywhere, anytime.
They continue to up their game by continuing their professional education and mentoring others who share their goals aspirations: to manifest a peaceful world, one heart at-a-time.
Ulf continues to be an example by introducing low or no-cost, innovative technology solutions that bring people together in collaborative ways.
I am grateful for who they are and all they do.
I am also grateful to know them.

4 Cherif C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello my name is CHERIF CHOUKOU I knew GuNILLA HAMNE and PEACEFUL HEART NETWORK (PHN) in April 2012 during a training for the victims of milked the dictatorship of the former President of Chad so since that day, I have volunteered to help needy people across the country.
- in 2012 I had to train a religious leader today that teaches more than 300 children ...
- even more so in 2017 I had to work with Sudanese refugees from Darfur based in eastern Chad.
or we had to train several girls and women and community leaders.
- 2018-2019 We moved to northern Chad on the road the route of trans-Saharan migration
(CHAD-Libya) or we help migrants with TT on average 68 per day for 18 months.
And the same we have provided considerable assistance to Nigerian & Nigerian refugees and displaced to Cause of BOKO HARAM.
Today we are a reference to Chad, at a press conference the doctors had solicit our support in the Hospitals and finally we have a woman also a program to help women detained in different prison.
Today, thanks to the work I have done, I have a clear conscience and the tree that I planted bears fruit.

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Bonjour je m'appelle CHERIF CHOUKOU J'avais connu GuNILLA HAMNE ET PEACEFUL HEART NETWORK (PHN) en Avril 2012 lors d'une formation aux victimes de traites de la dictature de l'ex Président tchadien alors depuis ce jour,je me suis porté volontaire pour aider les personnes nécessiteuses à travers tout le pays.
- en 2012 j'ai eu former un leader religieux aujourd'hui celui enseigne plus de 300 enfants...
- plus encore en 2017 j'ai eu a travailler avec les réfugiés Soudanais de Darfour basés à l'Est du Tchad.
ou nous avions eu a former plusieurs jeunes filles et femmes et les leaders communautaires..
- 2018-2019 Nous nous sommes déplacés vers le nord du Tchad sur la route la route de la migration transsaharienne
(TCHAD-Lybie) ou nous aidons pes les migrants en TTT en moyenne 68 par jour pendant 18 mois.
Et la même nous avons apporté une aide considérable aux réfugiés Nigerian & Nigerien et déplacés à Cause des BOKO HARAM.
Aujourd'hui nous sommes une référence au Tchad ,lors d'une conférence de presse les médecins avaient solliciter notre appui dans lea Hôpitaux et pour finir nous avons une femme aussi un programme d'aider les femmes détenues dans différents prison.
Aujourd'hui grâce au travail que j'ai mené j'ai une conscience tranquille puis que l'arbre que j'ai planté a porter des fruits.

2 Joe N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Joseph wainaina à kenyan by birth aged 63yrs . Since 1992 Kenya has encounted several post élections violence after every 5yrs . I being à victim to this i lost my properties and lost my two brothers, à cousin and Many friends . After being evicted from my home i became traumatizied .
In thé year 2008 i happened to attend à conference in Nakuru town where i met à friend by thé name Gunilla Hamne under à non profitable organization PEACEFUL HEART NETWORK. This Was m'y turning point after learnig Tapping Skills through Gunilla . Since then it has been Very helpful because has help me also to cope with Chorhn Desease which came out if being trumatized and ulcers .
I am always Very much thankful for this excise if Tapping which i have also passed on to others Who are traumatizied from different problem s. From all ages .
Thankyou for this golden excises.

2 Amy Lynn F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was trained on TTT by Ulf and Gunilla and have shared this technique with many people, groups and organizations and it is always well received and used by children, teachers, caregivers, and business people. I can count on them for support at any time! They live what they teach. I am honored to support them and their good works! Help them make a difference!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was trained by Ulf and Gunilla on using TTT in 2017 and have been using it myself and with many, many others in person, via skype, phone and by sending them the video. It is simple and fun. I recommend that people do it twice a day in the am and before sleep for a couple of weeks. Once they get relief, I have them use it when they feel anxiety or stress coming on and as a preventive measure to stay resilient. Ulf and Gunilla are always in the ready to help and I know I can count on their support!!!

2 Jondi

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is unusual in that they practice what they preach. Their commitment - and DELIVERY - of what they say they'll do is outstanding. Impeccable to their word, their work, their humanitarian mission. I have watched them for years, taken their classes 2-3 times and still find this all to be true. - Jondi Whitis, MTOT

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Peaceful Heart, and its creators Gunilla and Ulf are dynamic, kind, generous, talented and 'making the kind of difference in the world they want to see.' I have been their student three times and enjoy each training opportunity to be with them, experience offering their modality with more skill and confidence, and join them in a vision for Better.
I hope to always know them and one day to practice alongside them on a project. I highly recommend learning their TTT protocol; you can quickly defuse and release a great deal of suffering and intrusive thoughts, feelings, emotions. Please experience this then pass on the good words (and support). Jondi Whitis, Accredited Certified Master Trainer of Trainers, AAMET International

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the philosophy of Peaceful Heart Network. I love the dedication and committment of Ulf and Gunilla. I learnt TTT with them and have used it with so many clients and groups! And I love how they are generous in teaching and giving this gift to the world!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PHN provides amazing resources and services to people in need. I have learned so much from them and have used their resources for myself and with friends and clients. I refer folks to their APP and website all the time. Thanks for all your good work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have help so much in stablishing connections to and sending energetic and psicological help to the displaced population from Venezuela. I have shared the app with my family in Venezuela. It is a extraordinary organization that does so much for people affected by trauma around the world. There are no words to thank them.

2 Hans-Hermann B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT), they developed, did a great work in Ukraine by helping people out of their traumatizations and after we were teaching therapists, psychologists and crisis helping volunteers they immediately were able to help effectively and over and above spread this technique to many other colleagues in a very short time. Because of it's simplicity and effectiveness we could help and reach more than 3,000 people, directly and especially indirectly! Our summary: If you want or need to help traumatized people rapidly, especially with very low linguistic requirement and low budget, use TTT! Hans-Hermann Baertz, EFT-Institut Berlin, Germany

1 Susanne K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My heart is touched in a great way by TTT and my meeting with Gunilla Hamne.
I strongly feel that this method can be the change humanity needs to make it possible for all of us to live in peace and understanding.
So spread the word and the TTT, and you will make a big difference in healing - not only yourself - but even the future of our children and the whole planet.
/Susanne Kihl, Falkenberg, Sweden

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ulf and Gunilla have created a life-changing organization. Most striking is their generosity in providing resources and tools for everyone to use. I am new to TTT and am excited to introduce it into our nonprofit organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I “met” Gunilla when she presented via Skype at an EFT workshop near where I live. The thing that impressed me most at that time was her beautiful, loving spirit. So I signed up for and took the TTT online training with Gunilla & Ulf. I found the technique very useful with clients and staff at the clinic where I work, after the fires here in Northern CA. I love how simple it is to do, how effective it is, and how it can be shared so easily. I use it all the time for my own self-care as well. Thank you for all you do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A teacher/mentor/friend turned me onto TTT and I have been using it, as well as, sharing it ever since. When she first told me about TTT, my thought was, “I have already done tapping- what is going to be different with this?” The difference for me was that it was easy, effortless and gentle; all while making significant shifts in my thoughts, feelings and overall energy. When I find something good, I always want to share it with everyone. So after using TTT personally and getting certified in the practice, I chose to teach it to my fellow faculty members I teach with at a Spiritual Development school. I also, chose to use TTT with the students that we teach at this school and with my clients that I coach in my private practice. I recently had the opportunity to teach TTT to caseworkers and mobile therapists in the foster care system and my intention is to continue to share and teach TTT to as many people and organizations as possible.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Gunilla and Ulf at the ACEP conference in Orlando, FL and was immediately taken by the bright light that radiated out through the both of them. I was touched by their kind and generous spirits, as well as their excitement and enthusiasm in hearing how TTT was being used and shared in the world. They offered support, suggestions and resources- continuing to give- when I thought I had already received so much just by learning and using TTT. Gunilla and Ulf- the Peaceful Heart Network- are truly gifts to the world- Angels sent by God! Thank you for all that you are and for all that you do! I am eternally grateful and I think that I can speak on behalf of those I have taught and shared TTT with when I say “Thank you!”

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently attended a workshop with Gunilla and Ulf , following this I have been using TTT with clients and people in need.

Gunilla and Ulf are doing incredible work and are truly amazing and people. I have been inspired to continue with more training in this area. Thank you so much

1 cindybaker001

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I fully endorse Peaceful Heart Network and the humanitarian work Ulf & Gunilla are doing globally. I completed the TTT certification program and was impressed with the comprehensive nature of the online training program and the resources they have developed. Ulf and Gunilla are dynamic presenters whose passion for healing individuals and communities is contagious. Their practical resources can be used by children as well as adults to enhance emotional regulation. TTT has now become my first-choice therapeutic modality for teaching self-care in my private practice. Thank you Ulf & Gunilla for your ongoing commitment to healing trauma and bringing peace to the planet.

2 Louise B.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I truly cannot recommend Peaceful Heart Work highly enough. I learnt so much from my day training course with them, that I have been able to apply in my practice as an EFT practitioner, trainee dramatherapist and with my work in arts education. Finally, a simple way to deliver relief to people, no matter what. I had been trying alone to think of ways to do this myself, but Gunilla and Ulf have shown that community and sharing is the way and the light! I feel honoured to have gained from their hard work and wisdom - and to pass it on to others of course! Such an inspiration.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was skilled in TTT by Gunilla and Ulf. From time to time I use TTT in the eastern part of the Ukraine. In these workshops I give it to therapists (psychiatrics, physicians and psychotherapists), psychologists, veterans and crisis honorary workers to help the lots of traumatized internally refugees and veterans. Of course there are traumatized people in these seminar groups, too. I watched a lot of fast and fantastic results to occur right in these live demonstrations in front of participants, already.

Later on, a lot of participants gave their incredible stories to me, they experienced when they worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centres and in the fields of war as well. Treated people calm down very soon, nightmares and flash backs stop, wound healing processes increase, less medics are needed...

One psychiatric doctor in Charkiv had to leave seminar at the first day after just a few rounds of tapping because of an emergency call. Next morning she apologized about and told her story:

As she arrived at the hospital she came to that patient who was in a flash back. Before applying medication she decided to try the tapping, even though she didn't knew very well about it by then. After a few rounds of tapping she didn't need medication anymore and she (and not only she) was fascinated by the effects, she could watch by herself...

I could tell dozens of such stories by now, even of my own experiences out of my practice in Berlin, Germany. Veterans of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Falkland, concerned people of 9-11 who live in Berlin, raid and accident victims, abused and tortured people, and so on.

This technique works!!! And it is a great first aid help for all kinds of traumatization's. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Hans-Hermann Baertz, EFT-Institut Berlin, Germany

1 JackieMacKay

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm exceedingly grateful to have been trained by Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandström of Peaceful Heart Network to use their Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT). I have used it extensively with both individual and group clients who suffer from trauma and its complex effects and aftermath. TTT has been life-altering for all of my clients who have learned it. I oftentimes send them to the Peaceful Heart Network web site to learn more about TTT and the organization. Gunilla and Ulf's work worldwide is amazing and inspires me to continue to pay forward the legacy they graciously gave me with TTT. May they and their Peaceful Heart Network continue their incredible work to ease suffering and prevent violence around the globe. Namaste!

2 Mats Gaffa K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with different kinds of stress and trauma and since connected to Peaceful Heart Network I have learned a lot of practical skills to handle problems in the nerve system. They teach easy to learn first aid interventions that you can both use on your self and your friends. What's best is that the methods is not only easy to learn, you can even teach it to your friends with no problem so that a wave of possible healing can spread quick mouth to mouth.
They are also eager to learn new stuff and keep expanding the knowledge and practice of better life for more people!

3 Caroline-Etsamanga P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Gunilla in Bukavu, a town of DRC closed to Rwanda in 2009 when I really most needed. I was closed to a burn-out.
Since then I share it to everyone who may need it and want to learn how to do it.
Most powerful experiences I ever had were with children even very young, during pregnancie to help the mothers going throught their fears, women who had survive from agression, and people men and women who are going through hard time. And even for anxious artists before their shows or exams.
The work that Ulf and Gunilla is just fantastique and need to be spread out this selfhelp tool and make each one of us a helper for others.

I'm very happy to be part of it and I love to do the trainings to spread it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Peaceful Heart Network does incredible work which improves the lives of thousands of traumatized and conflict affected people. I was fortunate to meet Gunilla while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo and I saw first hand how the Trauma Tapping Technique provides much needed relief to people who are suffering. The Network trains other therapists and trauma affected people on TTT so they have a tool to use in difficult times. I can't think of a more genuine and honest organization that is working to heal people who need it most.

2 Jeanette N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastiskt och gediget arbete!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Worked with Gunilla in South Sudan, which is where I also discovered TTT from here. A simple and powerful and delivered by someone who cares deeply about people and healing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The world is going trough a tough time and people all around the world need help to feel good. . Most of us have some kind of stressful situations that we are facing every day. Knowing Peaceful Heart, Gunilla and Ulf and learning TTT helped me and people around me very much. Sharing this knowledge and teaching TTT to people and getting very positive responses is wonderful. I am proud of being a part of this organization.
Yesim Söderlund
Sweden

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TTT is an amazing tool to help deliver much needed ‘first aid for trauma’. I have delighted in using this tool and sharing it with others who work with immigrants and refugees. The results are superb, and it has is an easy method to use, share and teach. Many thanks to Gunilla and Ulf for creating it and making it highly accessible!

1 Georgia H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Gunilla and Ulf were introduced to me through a committee I joined after the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida in 2015. They taught TTT to a group of therapists, who in turn have been sharing it with their clients and family members throughout the United States. Further, I have personally worked with both of them to bring TTT and other Emotional First Aid techniques to law enforcement and first responders in the Orlando and Osceola County (Florida) area. Their love and compassion for the people they are connecting with is amazing and contagious!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I wish that everyone will have the opportunity to a fantastic life free from trauma with help from Peaceful Heart Network, as myself. I'm happy now and I have got a better life.

1 Linda S.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so grateful that I meet Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandström of Peaceful Heart Network from Sweden. They are amazing selfless people that are changing the world. They taught TTT Energy Psychology at the 20th International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference in Orlando May 2018. Over 450 people around the world attended and learned how to heal people of Trauma. They were also a part of the first responder training in Orlando. I'm signed up for the June 4th TTT Training and can't wait.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Ulf for over 30 years and I am absolutely in awe of his amazing work helping people with incredible energy and determination. Helps get to where it’s most needed. Worth encouraging in every way possible.
Tone Lyche

1 Gwyneth-Moss

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gunilla and Ulf presented our keynote and ran a whole day workshop at The EFT Gathering conference 2018. Their sessions were packed with science-based information and practical learning all delivered in an up beat engaging, entertaining and enjoyable style. Our audience loved them and came away inspired, informed and motivated.

The work they do in war zones and refugee camps is both effective and efficient. We saw videos of people traumatised by unspeakable acts hugging and laughing with the joy of release. What is most important is that they are taking an accessible and simple energy psychology first aid routine to those who really need it. A straightforward tool that is independent of language and that can be used in the immediate aftermath of traumatic experience, or years later. I'd encourage anyone to read their book Resolving Yesterday and to watch the videos on their website. These people and what they do are for real.