I am a widow with a young child and have been faced with a host of nightmarish problems and obstacles in the past 7 years. But those pale in comparison to the original problem which goes back to my family of origin and the psychological problems and barriers that were established at the beginning of my life. The series of traumas that occurred beginning with my husbands unexpected death when our son was 7 months old simply unleashed a cascade of issues that actually all tie back to the ones from infancy and early chldhood that have been held deep in my unconscious my entire life. They reared their ugle head and have kept me completely bound as though I were physically paralyzed - only this is an emotional paralysis that has a similar effect. Bottom line I have not been able to work for several years and have run out of money. I have a great business idea and I am poised to launched it but must tackle these psychological issues in order to proceed and stop the life-long pattern of self-sabotage. Here is a little more of my story. When my husband died I was running a small non-profit that I started. After 9/11 funding dried up and by Dec of 2002 we were out of business and I was out of an income. After that I went into a severe clinical depression and when I came out of that I had to battle my way through debilitating anxiety. Meanwhile I was getting farther and farther behind in some bills. To make matters worse I had mold damage in my basement and had to spend $35K to remediate that without replacing the interior basement walls and w/o repainting the new walls and ceilings in the main section of the house. Meanwhile I have not kept up my house and it is a wreck but I have been forced to go back and deal with some severe psychological issues that started in childhood and have reared their ugly head to make following through on goals very difficult. I am doing better but I have to find a way to cut through the sense of being completely overwhelmed by the mess and the financial disaster that is my life. I am able to lay out a plan but not able yet to execute it. This is my first goal of using EFT - to cut through the psychological blockage and 2nd to be able to focus and get specific. I have come here in hopes of finding some suggestions about EFT techniques that might help. I especially am interested in learning about others successes with EFT in similar or related issues.