We discovered a miraculous phenomenon everyone should know about. We, as humans, are born with a type of infantile amnesia, which, metaphysically speaking, includes a forgetting of any decision-making processes prior to birth. This anomaly creates plenty of opportunity to develop the belief in victimhood causing negative emotions to be held in the body and subconscious, thereby manifesting dis-ease, and contributing to negative behaviors. However, we have developed a process for overturning the subconscious belief of victimhood and have been teaching it since 2012. We share this with you because we believe this level of re-empowerment and healing belongs to all of us.

It is time for us, as a society, to change the way we look at chronic disease.  We tend not to question the pain from touching a hot stove or an ulcer induced by stress, though many with chronic illnesses perceive themselves as victims of a malfunctioning body. They hand-over their healing authority and defend their belief in being powerless, which impedes their understanding that negative emotions cause dis-ease. Yet, when victimhood is replaced by self-responsibility, holistic health is restored.

In addition, victimhood and disempowerment are synonymous and the basis for all unrest. A deep seeded belief in victimhood creates a perception of limited choices and powerlessness other than the ability to commit crimes and acts of aggression. Many identify with victimhood, seeing it as part of who they are, self-perpetuating a perception of weakness, inability to respond, and lack of accountability. However, when we perceive ourselves as creators rather than victims of these difficult situations, a sense of ease, empowerment and freedom are restored.

We don’t like to think of ourselves as victims even when we perceive things are happening to us rather than for us. People suffer when they believe they are victims, and throughout this book we refer to this belief as “Victim Disease.” Whether from illness, abuse or other harm, the core of this suffering comes from the belief we did not choose the harmful situation. However, we do not believe we are a victim when we perceive our choices had something to do with its creation. Victimhood can be replaced by taking responsibility for any situation we believe we have created, and common logic tells us we must have something to do with every situation we are a part of, based on our choices and participation.

Though we often perceive ourselves as victims of harmful situations, we certainly take partial, if not all, credit as the creator of favorable situations and outcomes. We either accept that we are at least part creator of all situations, whether good or bad, or not a creator of anything. When we take credit for the difficult situations as we do the favorable ones, we begin to understand ourselves as true creators. There is an experience of exaltation when we realize we have the ability to respond, from deep within us, as the creator of our life experiences. This acknowledgement of self-responsibility has been recognized to heal and is the basis of GEMT. Much of this book is focused on the philosophy of how to be at ease with clients and their issues so that this transformation can take place. We have found, through our studies and years of practice, that shifting our perception from being a victim to that of a creator transforms subconscious beliefs and allows deep healing to happen.

Some healing modalities find value of traumatic events so the client can “own” them. However, the difference between owning and choosing is enormous. Suggesting a client to feel better about something she believes she did not choose can deepen her victimhood perspective and disempower future choices. Other healing modalities fabricate comforting memories for relief yet maintain victimhood. GEMT does not fix or see emotions from traumatic events as the issue, but the perception it was not chosen. GEMT focuses on the client seeing herself as the creator of her difficult situations, choosing to experience specific traumatic events for valuable purposes.

We are profoundly aware that the idea of being a creator rather than a victim may be nearly impossible for some people to entertain or embrace. For many, the thought of looking at their most victimized experience can be as painful as surgery without anesthesia. However, just as the discovery of general anesthesia transformed medicine, the recent discoveries of what we call “Emotional Anesthesia” have transformed aspects of cognitive therapy. There are two other popular emotional anesthesia techniques, 1. bilateral stimulation and 2. breathing with muscle relaxation. However, meridian tapping was the breakthrough discovery for us. Not only can meridian tapping be done in a way that incorporates bilateral stimulation, it also provides for mirroring/matching which helps create an empathetic rapport. This rapport helps the practitioner guide the client to a plausible and beneficial explanation of a traumatic event. GEMT (pronounced: gem-tee) essentially guides the client back to the time when she gave up her power so that she can reclaim it. This level of healing would be nearly impossible without both emotional anesthesia and empathetic rapport, and the reason why meridian tapping is in the name of this modality. Thanks to these recent discoveries, just as in medicine, the discomfort of healing can be minimized.

When we began helping clients change their perception from victim to that of creator, we discovered an extraordinary level of healing that is far beyond what we had set out to accomplish. We are not saying that this is the only way but are very sure that GEMT is a reliable, empowering, restorative modality. GEMT is designed to help you help others in transforming their old perceptions and beliefs that have impeded their life’s journey and obstructed their dreams, goals, purposes and birthrights.

In the process of teaching this modality, we have introduced terms to aid in the understanding of the concepts. “Subconscious Veto,” “Subconscious Guilt,” “Emotional Anesthesia” and “Victim Disease” are terms we found in no other modalities at the time, and we utilize them to help the student gain better clarity for this new approach to healing. They are not meant to be defined or redefined beyond the scope of this modality.

It’s true. We see ourselves as healers and we believe everyone is a healer at some level. The mother who kisses a scraped elbow to “make it better,” the man who puts his arm around a despondent friend and tells him “better days are ahead,” the minister/priest who absolves sins, the friend or stranger who just sits and listens; it’s all about healing in one way or another. We are inspired by your willingness to explore the boundless possibilities of this unique modality and embrace the adventure of healing the illusion of victimhood…from victim to victorious!

Dorthy Tyo and Robert Ranche