Brian Foley runs a web-site, Math Mojo and a blog, The Math Mojo Chronicles. The web-site aims to make, in Brian's words, "Math meaningful." While I enjoy the site, I struggled to explain what Math Mojo was about until I found this description in the What is Math Mojo page:
Math Mojo is a way of looking at math that fosters a sense for numbers. The more new ways you learn and practice, the more of a feel you will get for manipulating and understanding how numbers work. They will become less of a mystery, and you will feel better about your ability to do math. These methods are based on several different speed-math techniques. They all work at least as well as the methods that you were taught in school. In fact, schools that teach these methods do much better than the national average.
EFT is short for "Emotional Freedom Technique". It is a simple-to-apply technique that can clear long-standing emotional issues, including Math anxiety (phobia). EFT is an energy medicine technique related to acupuncture without the needles. EFT was founded by Gary Craig and you can download enough information to learn and practice EFT for free at Gary Craig's web-site, http://www.emofree.com. EFT is endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Candace Pert (author of Molecules of Emotion), and other leaders of the complementary healing movement.
If you're someone who doesn't believe in the value of anything outside of mainstream western medicine I invite you to have an open mind and to explore EFT. It is free to learn, safe and gentle to use, and has helped a large number of people. I personally don't experience Math phobia very much but I have used EFT for treating other emotional issues and have experienced positive results. Plus, I personally know of others who have benefited from EFT as well.
What is EFT? Gary Craig describes it in his newcomer page:
EFT is based on a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is an emotional version of acupuncture except needles aren't necessary. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. It launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says...
"The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
And because our physical pains and diseases are so obviously connected with our emotions the following statement has also proven to be true...
"Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases."
Practicing EFT mainly involves lightly tapping or massaging meridian points on your head and upper body while focusing on a stressful emotion. The are several other components of EFT as well. You can learn the whole procedure, which takes just a few minutes to apply, from the free EFT manual and other resources at Gary Craig's web-site. You can easily teach a child to use EFT for themselves in stressful situations.