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My name is Laurie Heusinger. I am a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Author of “Toggle It”, and the founder/developer of The Toggle Effect Stress Management Program. I founded and ran Alpha Omega Therapeutics in Albuquerque New Mexico for 18 years. During this time I managed a busy clinic with 9 therapists and worked closely with Doctors, Acupuncturists, Hypnotherapists, Counselors and Body Workers to develop this program. As a therapist, I had numerous opportunities to teach this work to people in many walks of life. Realizing consistent improvement in many different applications has inspired me to make this work more available.


I discovered the healing effects of this work are not only on the emotional and mental level, but also on the physical level.  My work has produced direct evidence of the stress/mind/body connection. I realized that not only emotional pain, but also physical pain can be reversed. My clients who have learned how to take advantage of THE TOGGLE EFFECT have gained the edge in challenging situations. Not only do they feel better, they also improve their mental function and physical health. You too can turn the game around, gain the edge and be mentally ready for opportunities with more strength and confidence.
As an added benefit you will hear yourself laugh again, feel creative again, and enjoy the sense of well-being you thought you had lost.

In my book “Toggle It”, (available as a pdf  here and as a paperback through Amazon), I describe how I discovered and developed the technique, how you can use the technique yourself, and the case histories of early successes that inspired me to write the book. I have also produced charts and learning tools to help you reach a more in depth understanding of the many opportunities for application of this work, (also available on Amazon). Audio instructions and videos of the classes I teach are available for download here.

The introductory video is free and introduces you to the Toggle Technique. Watch this first, then purchase the audio instructions and GET STARTED! Improved health and well being is just a Toggle away.

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CASE HISTORIES

 

The Toggle Technique can have dramatic impact on cognitive function, including stress reduction, improved focus, overcoming mental blocks, and increased sense of well being. I once used the Toggle Technique to help my 17 year old son with some learning difficulties. He struggled in school and often times resorted to being the class clown. Teachers described him as very smart, but lazy. He skimmed through, and was struggling academically. One day we were discussing a subject and I asked him a question that he didn’t know the answer to. I gave him the answer and then asked the question again. It was noticeable how uncomfortable he became when he couldn’t answer it, even though he had just discussed the answer a few moments before. I asked him when he remembered first feeling so uncomfortable with learning. He responded with a story of being shamed when he was about 6 years old. I asked him to recall all of the details of that incident in order to bring up the shame and embarrassment. I then guided him through the process of shifting that exact emotional tension. He definitely noticed feeling different afterwards. A few moments later I asked him the original question we had been working on before and he immediately knew the answer. The next day he told me that complex math problems were clearing up in his head. Thereafter, he was better able to concentrate and retain information. He has since successfully completed an associate’s degree in criminology, helicopter piloting training, and aeronautical mechanics.
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One of my clients brought into my clinic her nine year old son who was experiencing difficulty keeping focus long enough to complete school assignments. I asked him a few questions and then I wrote a sentence on a piece of paper. I asked him to copy the sentence. He started to write the words and by the third word he had slowed down and was retreating into a similar reaction I had seen in my son. I asked him to close his eyes and tell me the color of his feeling. As he focused right on the stress itself, I talked him through the shift. A few moments later I noticed his eye contact was stronger and he was more interactive. I then asked him to write the sentence again. This time he completed the task quickly. His mother was surprised at the speed of the change and said she had never seen him complete a writing task so quickly.
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Another client of mine had a child who struggled with ADD. The mother did not want to resort to drug therapy and brought the child into my clinic. The child worked with one of my therapists trained in using the Toggle Technique. First the child was asked to talk about her fears, which she said felt like monsters to her. Then she was asked to draw a picture of the monsters. Once she had completed the picture she was asked to close her eyes and pull the monster into her mind. The young girl was eager to follow the directions. This shifted the emotional tension around monsters for her. She was much more animated after the session and her mother reported notable improvement in her daughter’s scholastic performance thereafter.
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I have taught workshops that teachers have attended. Afterwards they reported feeling much better in class and felt more capable of handling the high stress situations that are part of their daily routines. A couple of them began teaching the students the method as well. They reported that the students who were taught the technique engaged in the learning tasks quicker, were more receptive to the lessons and exceeded testing performance expectations.
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My 8 year old grandson has dyslexia and was struggling with his spelling assignments. I taught him to “pull in” the words and the fear that came up when taking tests. I told him to do this every time he practiced his spelling and every time he took a test. His performance improved immediately and he consistently scored higher on all subsequent tests.
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One of my colleagues had this to report:  “My first Toggle session was when I was in Acupuncture School. I was having trouble with material retention, had a lack of focus and test anxiety. The session with Laurie resulted in a drastic change in my ability to retain material, focus in class and take tests. My GPA rebounded and my scores stayed between 98-100 the rest of my school career. As a practitioner and Therapist of Toggling, I have worked with students who faced similar issues to my own, although they were middle and high schoolers. The younger students grasped the concept much more readily and were able to achieve immediate results in their ability to retain material and focus in class. Generalized anxiety improved significantly and as students were taught how to use this method on their own, they felt more in control of their lives and emotions. I highly recommend this for students with ADHD, ADD, memory or focus problems. In addition this works well for students who are in need of improved social skills and increased confidence around peers.
I successfully use Toggling (aka Cognitive Polar Transformation), for children with PTSD, ADHD, ADD and generalized anxiety about life. The youngest clients were 6 and the eldest is age 83.”
Dr Babette Saenz.
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Although the cognitive improvement is remarkable using this technique, there is equal evidence in the application for physical improvements. Science knows stress is an important yet elusive factor in disease and pain. Using this technique we have the opportunity to see the direct mind/body correlation and make improvements in the stress arena which are yielding pain relief and health improvements. By applying the Chinese Medical model, we can target specific stress reactions to benefit specific health problems and restore vitality.
Here are a few of those stories:
Migraines- A client of mine came in with her usual weekly Migraine. Her eyes were partly closed from the pain. She was a nurse and had just come back from the ER where she underwent tests to evaluate whether or not she was having a stroke due to the severity of the headache. She had scheduled some bodywork to help ease the headache. At the time of this visit I had been experimenting with the Toggle work on pain issues. I knew from my studies in Chinese medicine that the technique worked on stress , and I suspected stress was a large part of the headache trigger. Keeping this in mind I asked her what stress issues would come up just before the headaches would start. She said it was usually fear. So I asked her if she would think about the issues that were making her anxious and let me know when she felt the fear associated with them. I asked her to focus on the fear itself and guided her through the shift. Within a few moments she described a strange feeling in her head. This continued for about a minute after which time the headache was completely gone. She found it remarkable that she was pain free. The next time she came in, a few weeks later, she told me she had not had another migraine since the treatment. Three months later she was still headache free. I have since taught this work to numerous migraine sufferers and they have all had similar results. When they feel the migraine coming on, they now focus on the emotional stress and use the technique. Not only does the immediate headache improve, but also the frequency of the headaches is diminished.
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Diabetes- In the early stages of developing the Toggle Technique I had the pleasure of working with medical students at the University of New Mexico. They approached me with a study they were doing on Type 2 Diabetes. They told me there seemed to be a correlation between depression and the onset of this disease. They were looking into alternative therapies to treat the depression with the idea that it might improve the diabetes. I then approached two of my clients who had diabetes with this idea. I asked them if they would be willing to work on their depression using the Toggle technique. They both agreed.

The first one had developed diabetes several months after her daughter’s death from cancer. That had been 10 years prior, and she had been taking daily medication for diabetes since then. I asked her to focus on the loss of her daughter to bring up the despair and sadness. Then we focused on shifting this emotional pain by having her visualize it and draw it into the center of her mind. When the shift took place she was surprised to find she felt an instant return of  joy. Within a few days she noted big improvements in her blood sugar levels, and had to reduce her medications.

The second patient suffered more from general low grade depression which she had identified with for many years. We discussed major events in her life that were connected to the depression. As each of these were brought up, I guided her through the process of shifting the emotional pain. Each shift gave her a better sense of well-being. During that time her A1C readings improved and she was able to adjust medications accordingly.
I have since taught the technique to several diabetics and they have all used it as part of their treatment program to help keep the blood sugar stabilized.

My granddaughter is type 1 diabetic and we have found Toggling to be very helpful in stabilizing her blood sugar levels.  Her doctors are consistently amazed by how well she is doing in spite of the severity of her condition. Her mother who cares for her uses it to manage her own stress and is thus better able to manage it well.


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Pain-Toggling has a direct effect on Pain. I had a most dramatic experience with this myself after a fall which left me with a broken ankle. Within moments of the fall I started focusing on the pain, treating it the same way I treat stress. The pain seemed to worsen at first, but I kept with the focus. After about 2 or 3 minutes the pain disappeared. I could feel the weakness when I put pressure on the ankle and was very aware not to walk on it, but I did not have the same pain experience. I went to the ER for Xrays. There they confirmed the break and I was given a walking cast and pain medications to take for the next few days. I did not need any of the pain meds. Over the next few weeks I focused on any lingering discomfort and repeated the Toggle process. By the time I went in to the hospital for the follow-up a few weeks later I had almost regained full range of motion in my ankle. Once again, the attending physician was impressed by my rapid recovery.


I have since taught the work in classes here in Key West. One of my students is a dental assistant. She now teaches her patients the technique and finds they have much less pain during dental procedures. In some cases pain meds are not used at all. She reports that the patients are often astonished at how well the mental focus technique works to help them overcome the anxiety and the pain.


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Labor and Delivery- We used the Toggle Technique during my two daughter’s labors and deliveries. The technique was not effective in completely eliminating the pain of the contractions, but in both cases the labor progressed much more quickly than the doctors expected.


I also had a client who was nine months pregnant come into the clinic. She was distraught because labor had not started and she was approaching the past due date for delivery. She came into my clinic on a Friday. Her doctors had told her they would induce labor that next Monday if she had not gone into labor over the weekend.  She told me about her last month of pregnancy and that she was concerned because she had not had any notable contractions for the entire month. She was also suffering from pain in both wrists. I referred to the Chinese medicine chart and found that her wrist pain ran along the hormonal meridians called Triple Warmer. This was not surprising since instigating labor is a hormonal function.  This system is affected by the stress of anger, especially at loved ones. I asked her if there were any conflicts going on with those closest to her. She said there was and that this conflict had come up about the same time the wrist pains had begun.  I asked her to think about the conflict and let the anger, hurt and disappointment arise. We then focused her attention on the feelings and had her pull them into the center of her awareness. Within a few moments the pain in her wrists was alleviated. When she thought about the conflict she felt much better about the situation and could see some room for reconciliation. About 15 minutes later a strong contraction started. She left the office and I received a call 13 hours later that the baby was born.

 


Disclaimer: The information provided in the “Toggle Effect” Stress Management Program, is not intended to replace the services of a physician or a psychologist. Any medical recommendation should be evaluated thoroughly with your personal physician.  Before starting any regimen of health care, either emotional or physical, you should consult with your physician or health care professional.

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