Coping with Jet Lag with the Help of Meridian-based Psychotherapy & Counselling MPC


© 1999, Willem Lammers

Jet lag is an unpleasant consequence of travelling. I regularly fly over the Atlantic and found out that MPC offers a very effective treatment for jet lag.

Jet lag is caused by a discrepancy between the circadian rhythms, the biological clock of your body and the real time zone you're in. The circadian rhythms play an important role in the release of hormones like adrenaline/epinephrine and melatonin, which keep you awake and let you sleep.

You feel good when your body's circadian rhythms are in tune with real time on the earth's surface, we could say that the "time fields" are "in tune". You can measure the disturbance in the time field, the discrepancy between body time and geo-time in hours, and normally it takes a few days to adapt the body to geo-time for the place you are. You can also measure this disturbance in SUDs: You feel bad, irritated, nauseous, sleepless on a scale from 0 to 10.

MPC is the most effective treatment for jet lag discovered so far. The melatonin bottles stay in the bathroom closet unused. The best way to apply the treatment is during the flight every two hours until immediately before landing.

You can use the whole EFT algoritm, BSFF or the TFT shortcuts ue, ua, c for Travelling east and eb,c for travelling west. Focus on the difference between the time field of your body and the time field of the earth and find the gap between the two.

A good way to find this out during the flight is by self-testing, or muscle testing (by) your travelling companion: "My inner clock is on time / ??? hours behind/ahead". Some people are able to accurately estimate their inner clock, others don't.

You can tap for "the disturbance of the time field", or simply for "jet lag". After having read this your subconscious mind will know what is meant.

If you focus carefully on your "feeling" for the time of the day, you can literally feel your body shifting time zones during the application. On a recent flight to the US it took three times three rounds of EFT to arrive in Newark, N.J. in tune. On my flight to San Francisco a week later I tuned the time field in two times two rounds.

I didn't have a trace of jet lag symptoms. Of course travelling west is much easier than travelling east, so I decided to wait with publishing this article until I arrived home. I flew back to Switzerland after a week in Toronto and a week in California, so I had to overcome a nine hour lag. After arriving I had to correct for only one hour. The first night home I was awake for an hour between 4 and 5 a.m., but for the rest there were *no* signs of jet lag. If you want to know more about these techniques, please send me a message and I’ll be happy to answer.

Willem Lammers



Institut fur angewandte Sozialwissenschaften

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A comment from Deborah Mitnick:

Dear Willem,

Thank you for the ideas about tapping away jet lag. My husband and I just had a totally free-from-jet-lag trip to and from California from Maryland.

No problems either way! We also tuned our bodies so that "bathroom-time" was correct on both coasts. My husband is now a true believer!