The following actual case studies revealed many more details but the interpretations have been shortened here to give a sampling of the information that can be revealed through SAF chain work. SAF practitioners have stated time and again that by using our simple questionnaires, they have been able to get to the core issues in a matter of minutes where in the past it might have taken months or even years of therapy time.

Level I using the Stress 120 Questionnaire for emotional symptoms

Recorded in May with Jeff, who is a young man of 17, interested in learning about himself. He recently suffered the break up with a long-term girlfriend and his mother is ill.

Major Complaint: worried and concerned about events in his life

Chain: 14-22-6-17/18-4-10-7-20-1-2-9-12

The key words for Jeff were: worry, anxiety, monotony (over and over), and nervousness.

The subject of the chain is anxiety (10) and the same thing happening over and over again (7). Jeff acknowledged that he was anxious about his mother’s health but didn’t see it as being a pattern in his life.

According to the chain, this has resulted in a present time condition of wonder and worry(14). This made a lot of sense to Jeff. His mother was recently in the hospital, on various tubes and was helpless. This was causing him intense worry (14) and anger that she had to go through this (22).

The chain also revealed a series of losses for Jeff at specific ages, which related to his major complaint.

The chain was held in place by an event in the past that caused Jeff to be nervous (12).
He remembered his brother being born at age three and the family attention shifted to his brother, but when told the event he needed to remember happened before he was 1½ years old, he stated he could not remember anything that long ago.

As he processed his memories and family stories, he brought up that he had seen photos of his own birth and a month long stay in the hospital. Upon inquiry, Jeff stated that he had been born prematurely, weighed only 3 pounds, and had himself been hooked up to tubes in an incubator! He had almost died.

The hidden memory of his condition as an infant in the hospital was being relived or activated by seeing his mother in a similar situation. This was presenting a possibility of another loss in his life, compounded by the departure of the girlfriend.

This was a tremendous revelation for the young man. He was astonished at the lifelong pattern that had been created by his own birth. He felt tremendous freedom after he understood why he had the anxiety and where it came from. He could finally see that a pattern existed and how it was influencing his life.

To learn to read a Stress 120 chain for emotional symptoms, sign up for SAF Road Map Training, Level 1

Level II, using the SAF 120 Questionnaire for physical symptoms

Recorded in June with Karen, who is a nutritionist, 55 years old and in good health. She is facing empty nest syndrome and is interested in augmenting her business.

Major Complaint: congestion

Chain: 1-5-10-7-6-23-9-16-22-8-17/18.

Key organ words for Karen were: immune system, spleen, endocrine system.

The subject of Karen’s chain is the spleen, or allergies (23). This number indicates an allergic reaction or a rejective process is occurring. The main focus in her subconscious is a feeling of rejection. Karen acknowledged that this was true – she did have allergies and was amazed at the mention of “rejection” although she didn’t say what it was.

This has resulted in Karen’s immune system being compromised (1) and her congestion. She laughed and said that had been her focus lately to find what nutritional product would fix the congestion. By reading about the up-links in the lead, we found there was delirium, not tracking what was going on around her, and a highly toxic emotional state (1-5-10). Karen related that she and her husband had recently separated. It was his idea, she didn’t understand it and this was compounding the issues of empty nest.

The chain also revealed issues with her liver and thyroid, with the corresponding emotional ties of sadness (6) and anxiety (10). Karen was able to easily pinpoint the times in her life when these events took place, right up to the present time.

One interesting up-link, the 1-9, demonstrated that she was withholding something, there might be something she didn’t want to talk about. I suggested it had to do with her lungs (7). She blushed and hesitated, but then admitted to smoking on occasion. She prided herself on being healthy, on setting an example to others, and this was the one thing that when she was stressed out, she reverted to. The smoking in secret was causing her to be anxious (10) and was distorting her view of reality (5).

Other up-links further demonstrated for her that she may already have a common cough (5-7) and the 7-23, if the numbers were to move closer together in a subsequent chain, could progress to asthma. It was a matter of mathematical probability. This hit home for her.

To further define the 23, the allergy, which first began at age 35, we examined the up-link in the anchor (8-17/18). This was the action or the verb that was causing the 23. For a female, it related to lack of menses. It was not likely that at age 35 she had gone through menopause, but upon questioning if she might have those symptoms at the present time, Karen said that no, she had had a hysterectomy at age 34½. This event had created an endocrine upset and trauma that had defined her life for the last 20 years.

Karen expressed surprise that such detailed information could be found with a questionnaire. “It was so interwoven,” she said and laughed. “Just like my life. Not many of the questions were specifically on those subjects. And how did it find my secret?” She realized the cigarettes were hurting her in more ways than just physically and agreed to continue her SAF work to help her stop. She understood that her lack of interest in sex was hormone related and as a result of the chain work, she could face that it was she who had rejected her husband, not the other way around. She felt calmer toward her husband, wishing him well. She felt better about herself, relieved and happy, with a new resolve to make changes.

These sample chains and the interpretations have been greatly condensed for illustration. To learn to read an SAF 120 chain for physical symptoms, sign up for SAF Training, Level II (Note: Level I is a prerequisite.)

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