December 2012



Theosophical Order of Service
Liaison News
(special edition)
Dear TOS Liaisons and TS Group Leaders,
This edition will be brief, as I just wanted to get a note out about a unique and meaningful way to serve the residents of Newtown, Connecticut.  A trauma team is being assembled this week to work in Newtown, and is being headed up by a dear friend of mine, Lori Leyden, Ph.D.  Lori is well qualified for this task, having worked since 2007 with orphaned survivors of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.  You may recall that the August issue of this newsletter featured an article about her work.  Lori and her team will be working with traumatized families and residents to teach energy psychology techniques they can use now and through the years to help process grief, fear, and trauma.
A huge supporter of Lori's trauma healing work is Nick Ortner of "The Tapping Solution."  Nick's work involves making the world aware of energy psychology techniques such as "Emotional Freedom Techniques" (EFT) that are profoundly effective, and incredibly simple for anyone to use any time (I use it daily).  Nick is an amazingly generous philanthropist . . . he is an expert in creative uses of EFT . . . and he lives in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nick, along with his family, is the force behind the formation of the trauma team to be led by Lori Leyden.  He is offering to sell the movie he made some time ago, "The Tapping Solution," at half-price, with 100% of the proceeds going to support the trauma team and their work in Newtown.  For a donation of $14.95 plus shipping, you will receive a copy of "The Tapping Solution" movie, and you will have made a contribution to the work of Lori Leyden's trauma team.  Nick has posted a special message here and you can order your copy of the film if this appeals to you. 
"Based on my clinical experience and my reading of the research literature, EFT is the treatment of choice for rapid intervention in traumatic situations like Newtown that trigger overwhelming emotions in individuals and groups. Its use can prevent the future development of full-blown PTSD by empowering people to develop control over their own nervous systems."

- Eric Leskowitz, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

What use can you make of this movie?  Offering knowledge of Emotional Freedom Techniques is a meaningful service for your group to offer to the public.  Watching "The Tapping Solution" leaves no doubt about the effectiveness of this healing method.  EFT is a form of "meridian tapping," in which you tap on several acupuncture points on your head and torso, while focusing your mind on the issue at hand.  It also incorporates the first and most vital step in healing: self-acceptance.  It's easy to learn and can be used anytime by anyone, even children.

A film screening of "The Tapping Solution" could be followed by a brief course in basic EFT, so that everyone leaves understanding how to use it for both physical and emotional issues. You can find a certified practitioner in your area who may be willing to teach this method at no or low cost. If you have never heard of EFT, you can watch an introductory video here and can download a free manual at

There are already many other avenues by which you can help, such as the United Way of Western Connecticut, the Red Cross, or Newtown Youth and Family Services which is offering emergency counseling on a walk-in basis.
Please join me in a TOS Intention for those injured and traumatized by the Sandy Hook shooting:  "Om . . . may those affected by the school shooting in Newtown be filled with brilliant white divine healing light.  May they be comforted, protected and strengthened.  May they find peace within.  Om."
With gratitude,
Kathy Gann
TOS Liaison Coordinator

"a union of those who love in the service of all that suffers"


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