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February 2022

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This tip is for folks who are already working with the Medical Assistance Program (MAP). If you are learning of this program for the first time, read An Introduction to MAP.


How can my MAP team help me if I pass out?

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You can call on Emergency MAP during times of severe trauma caused by accidental injury, sudden severe illness or sudden emotional trauma.

If you haven't read about the Emergency MAP Procedure, or if it's been a while, read Chapter 6 (pp. 141-154) in your MAP book this weekend. It's just 12 pages, and you'll be glad you read it ahead of time if you find yourself in need of emergency support.

Machaelle suggests that you practice opening the coning and "working" the process several times until you are comfortable and confident that you can do this in an emergency.


Tip for those who rely on MAP's help.

When you're practicing or during your next regular session, you can tell your MAP team that if you are unconscious, in an accident or dying and unable to open the coning, you want them there helping you.

By setting that intent with them in advance, they can be there for you when you can't consciously open the coning.


Keep Emergency MAP open for the duration of the emergency.

There are scenarios, such as surgery or severe injury, severe illness and hospitalization, when it will be appropriate to leave your Emergency MAP coning open for several days or several weeks. When you're stable, you will close your Emergency MAP session and schedule regular 40-minute MAP sessions.

Remember: This is only for true emergency situations, and not for when you simply need some comfort or company.

Here's an example from one of Machaelle's early Question Forums to help you better understand when to enlist Emergency MAP.

The Question:
I broke my arm while backpacking. I opened a MAP session overnight and the pain is much reduced. Now back in civilization, have seen the doctor and surgery is scheduled for next week. The pain is getting bad. Do I open the MAP coning again?

Machaelle's reply:
Oh, I feel your pain. Open an Emergency MAP session and keep it open until the pain subsides after surgery, or about two weeks after surgery. Verbally let your team know when you are experiencing pain or any other discomfort, and what the schedule is for surgery. Plan to take ETS for Humans 5 times daily until after you stabilize post-surgery.

You can keep Emergency MAP open for as long as it takes for you to have the energy to switch it over to your regular MAP program where you are opening and closing the coning. But don't turn into an Emergency MAP junkie and assume that if you're having a bad day it's okay to keep an Emergency MAP coning open for the next three weeks. It's for emergency and serious situations only.


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Emergency MAP does not replace
needed medical care.

If you need to go to the emergency room, urgent care, doctor, dentist, psychiatrist, oncologist . . . do it. You will then have the support of your MAP team and the appropriate medical professionals.


Bring MAP with you to the doctor when it's not an emergency.

You could say that the Emergency MAP Procedure is used for unscheduled surgery and doctor visits. However, MAP can assist scheduled surgery and treatment in your doctor's office, as well. For this, you don't need an Emergency MAP coning. Learn More


ETS for Humans

And take your ETS!

ETS for Humans is a safe, natural solution that's taken orally. Outside of MAP, ETS is used for any sudden or "unscheduled" physical, emotional or mental situation that causes anger, frustration, confusion, pain, panic, irritation and fear.

When these kinds of "intrusions" occur, we immediately reach for and take ETS for Humans. Once we stabilize ourselves with ETS, we're better able to thoughtfully, calmly turn our attention to what else we need to do to address what has just occurred.

If you have ETS: When you need to open Emergency MAP, also begin taking one dose of ETS for Humans every 5 minutes for the first 20 minutes.


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If you have questions that aren't answered here or in the linked articles, call us on the Question Line. We answer the line on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 8 PM, eastern: