- Articles & Ideas
- Being Specific
- EFT for the Soul - global versus specific approaches
- How to collapse multiple SPECIFIC EVENTS in one Borrowing Benefits session
- EFT for a bashful bladder - a beautiful example of going for SPECIFIC EVENTS
- Ann Adams on BEING SPECIFIC
- Using NLP to Chunk Down for specifics in an EFT session
- The importance of being specific in the EFT Setup Phrase
- Find Early Specific Events
- How to apply EFT when there are no clear, specific memories to tap on
- Tapping on specific events without knowing what they are
- What to do when you can't find your own specific events or issues
- Two cases: (1) Being Specific and (2) Being General
- Surrogate EFT for Chronic Pulmonary Obstruction Disorder
- Surrogate/distance tapping for Cassie the dog
- "Seeing" disrupted energy enhances mental (surrogate) tapping
- Solid motivation to use Surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT arrests a grand mal seizure
- Beth's Stalker Problem Resolved with Surrogate EFT
- Successful surrogate tapping for schizophrenic son
- Surrogate EFT to help patients going through medical procedures
- Responses to questions on surrogate muscle testing
- Simple uses of Surrogate EFT during every day conversations
- What to do in the hospital
- A surrogate EFT Teddy Bear became a special friend for a housebound woman
- Surrogate EFT substantially aids incontinence, anger, dementia and hearing loss.
- Skeptic of surrogate EFT becomes a believer
- Surrogate tapping stops serious nose bleed
- Surrogate EFT -- "The pain is leaving now through my fingertips."
- How to do Intentional (or Surrogate) EFT--a 4 Part Series
- Using surrogate EFT for easing a courtroom testimony
- A followup after a surrogate session in Albuquerque--Betsy's impressive results
- A touching story: Easing Mary's death through surrogate EFT
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Seizures
- Breathing problems, surrogate tapping, depression and Try it on Everything
- Surrogate tapping on an "Entity"
- After trying a different approach for Surrogate EFT, a crying baby quiets down
- Resolving a family fight with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate tapping on a sneezing attack, Successful use of EFT on a raspy throat AND arm wrestling success using only two fingers.
- Surrogate EFT relieves baby
- Some thoughts about surrogate (remote) EFT
- Surrogate EFT Taken Another Step - Clearing Ancestral (Foundational) Issues
- Surrogate tapping and collarbone breathing
- Helping Helpers: Using Surrogate EFT for Emergencies
- Surrogate tapping for terrorists
- EFT and the Double Bubble technique: Or how to successfully deal with chronic issues!
- Variations on EFT's Movie Technique
- Doing the EFT Constricted Breathing Technique a few times a day increased Paul
- The "Let it be Easy" Technique
- Everyday EFT to Create a Fabulous Life--The Emotional Joy Technique
- The Argument Tapping Technique
- Doing the EFT Movie Technique in slow motion -- getting to important and otherwise hidden aspects
- The Stepping into Neutral Technique
- The "Tap while you Gripe" Technique
- The EFT Imagineering Technique
- Gwyneth Moss's Imagineering Technique for Endometriosis
- The "Turbo-Tapping" Technique
- The Bundling Movie Technique for gently addressing long term abuse cases
- Refusal Tapping Technique
- The Volcano Technique
- The Movie Technique for kinesthetic learners
- Behind the Scenes of the Movie Technique
- For procrastination: The "Feel the Feeling" Technique
- Creative Uses of The EFT Movie Technique
- Living your Dreams with The Hero Technique
- The Gratitude Diet - A Thanksgiving Technique
- Time and Reframing: An Easy Technique that Generates Fast Results
- The benefits of describing EFT as a relaxation technique
- Discovering "core scenes"
- A short version of the Collar Bone Breathing Technique
- Stepping back from the movie in the EFT Movie Technique
- Turning the Movie Technique into a cartoon helps with Dysautonomia episode
- Touch And Breathe--TAB Paper
- Using the 9 Gamut Procedure when emotion gets "stuck in the right brain"
- Jarrod Bailey from Australia experiments with EFT Setup Phrases and explains his findings
- Injecting "want to" into the EFT Setup language
- EFT Imagineering cleared lungs and improved breathing
- Tapping on both sides of the body, on feel-good points only, then taking deep breaths after each point
- The advantages of using the 9 Gamut Procedure
- EFT to clear chakras and increase vibration
- Using the EFT setup statement as a a pledge
- Dr. Carol Look discusses the importance of testing in EFT
- Effectively using "What if" in the EFT Setup Phrase
- A creative way to develop EFT Setup statements
- Testing your EFT work - The
- Adding muscle testing to EFT
- Ideas on Muscle Testing, EFT and Developing Intuition
- Why do we use negatives in the EFT setup statement?
- Gwyneth Moss on Reality Testing
- The Alternate Phrase Technique--tapping on both sides of a conflict.
- How do I choose the phrases to use while doing EFT?
- Soft language to ease The EFT Set-Up Phrases
- Ideas for enhancing the standard EFT Setup
- How Do You Know What To Say For an EFT Setup Phrase?
- A New Way to Use the
- A useful EFT phrase--"Reclaiming" all our possibilities
- Testing our work and personal radiation
- Useful ways to expand the EFT Set-up Phrase
- Using "It's In Here" in the EFT Setup phrase
- S-L-O-W EFT for self help on broad issues
- Give Yourself a Gift by Creating an EFT Journal
- Resolving childhood issues with EFT increases compassion for self
- Billy McCombie self applies EFT for an impressive list of benefits
- Paradoxes in validating one's Self
- When self acceptance becomes a problem...
- EFT for relief from feeling responsible for everyone else before taking care of self
- Tapping for negative self-talk - "I am unable to step out of it"
- Steve Wells series on EFT and Self-Acceptance--Part 1 of 4--(subsequent parts given below)
- EFT improves self esteem
- Rue Hass on "I deeply and completely accept myself"
- The role of self-punishment in Dis-ease
- Self acceptance without judgment
- A Complex Case - Doubts and Self-empowerment - The Return of Hair and more
- Julie Howard uses EFT for being hard on herself
- EFT As a Conversation With Yourself
- Self Image: An insightful look at the "Writings on our Walls"
- EFT for Self Confidence
- EFT for the lingering effects of a brain tumor from 12 years before
- Surrogate EFT for Yourself
- Frances Songhurst finally gets a rapid result for herself
- Developing self compassion with persistent EFT
- The 3-2-1 process: untangling yourself from others
- Mary Hunt on Intuition: Getting yourself out of the way.
- Thoughts on Surrogate EFT and "getting yourself out of the way"
- Freeing our "Critical Mind" into Self Acceptance with EFT
- Using "I love THAT about myself" in the EFT process
- Tapping on one's self talk--a great idea for collapsing our "inner critic"
- EFT helps a man look people in the eye
- Karen's thoughts on self forgiveness
- EFT gives relief to a self-cutter by first finding emotional causes
- Anja shares her self-healing process
- Getting the most out of self-help books with EFT
- Self sabotage-healing the parts that don
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola -- Part 6 of 7
- Tips for when clients have difficulty accessing their feelings
- EFT Speeds Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy: Irene Mitchell Update
- How To Tell In Advance Whether An EFT Practitioner Has Sufficient Skill in EFT
- How to use EFT when the client won't reveal the issue
- Dr. Pat Carrington's "EFT At Work In A Hospital" Series
- Client has Somatic Release that involved shaking in a seizure-like fashion
- How to Build Your EFT Practice by Leveraging Your Biggest Resource
- Physical therapy like it should be--dramatic improvements in a rehab center
- When clients get overwhelmed or frustrated with EFT
- When clients can
- EFT'er encourages clients to find their favorite EFT points
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola -- Part 7 of 7
- The Emotional Scale in EFT Practice
- Hearing voices and multiple issues relieved: "One session of EFT does more for me than years of [conventional] therapy ever could."
- Is Your Chosen EFT Practitioner Really Helping You?
- Some thoughts about doing EFT with multilingual clients
- Curtis Steele, MD shares his thoughts and experiences using EFT in a psychiatric practice
- Good reasons for using an EFT Practitioner
- Ingrid Dinter's Box Technique for helping a client wind down when time is running out in a session
- EFT used to calm down a client during a severe seizure episode
- Working through the pain and fear in the midst of divorce
- Fitting EFT within the client's belief system
- Limiting beliefs may limit your EFT practice
- Using EFT With "The Secret"
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola - Part 1 of 7
- EFT with a schizophrenic client
- A detailed EFT oriented session via email for a client with serious issues
- The Pros and Cons of EFT Telephone Therapy
- Did EFT help Gayla's client reduce the blockage in his arteries?
- What stops clients from pursuing their dreams?
- Surrogate EFT used to calm down a bi-polar client
- Why see an EFT practitioner?
- If the client starts shaking...
- If your client believes that the world is run by a red elephant....
- Making A Great Impression With Your New EFT Client
- What to do when your client is beset by an "evil monster"
- Using EFT to create positive self beliefs for a client who deems herself "not good enough"
- 4 Part Series on Helping Clients with their 0-10 Accuracy
- Psychosis: Hearing Voices--EFT achieves more in one session than 13 years of medications and traditional therapy.
- Karen Donaldson Highlights Some "Slimming Down" Successes With Her Clients -- Many Side Issues Explored
- Surrogate EFT brings calming effect to Schizophrenic client
- Yet another impressive use of Surrogate EFT--this time an audience sends the client out of the room and taps for her
- The Many Factors Affecting Client Motivation and Follow Through
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola -- Part 2 of 7
- EFT and Time Line Therapy helps 92 year old man live in the now
- How do I use EFT for the client who has many, many, many severe issues?
- Listening to this client's words led to a surprising core issue
- Successful Surrogate EFT for a Cerebral Palsy client
- Profuse bleeding stops even though client was on Coumadin (blood thinner)
- Shaking Off Negative Client Energies Between Sessions
- Adding EFT to conventional talk therapy
- EFT aids an "energy sensitive" client
- Criminal defense attorney uses EFT to help innocent client during cross-examination
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola Part 3
- Do you attract clients that want everything for free?
- When should you consult an EFT Practitioner?
- The Apex Effect -- client cannot even remember the details of her former problem
- Dr. Patricia Carrington's use of "Choices" in the EFT Setup Phrase
- Rebecca Marina's 10 steps to building a prosperous EFT practice
- When The Client Wishes To Maintain Privacy
- An answer as to why some clients do not tap even when they know EFT will help them?
- Two successes where the client surrogate taps for other people--everyone benefits
- Tips to consider when you have had "incomplete success" with an EFT client
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola -- Part 4 of 7
- EFT Clients!
- Kinetic tremor disappears as Turkish MD addresses client's emotional issues
- 7 Step pre-tapping checklist for client work
- When the client won't speak about the issue
- Helping clients by using "Meta Programs"
- EFT Successfully Collapses Childhood Beliefs About Food -- Client Stops Overeating
- Enhancing the life of Burak -- a Down Syndrome client
- Using EFT for the client who feels bad about herself
- 8 tips for building your EFT practice with email newsletters
- Conversations with Dr. Mercola -- Part 5 of 7
- Improving results with dissociated clients
- What Questions Should You Ask When Seeking An EFT Practitioner?
- Thoughts on following your EFT intuition with clients
- EFT from a CLIENT'S POINT OF VIEW
- Hair dresser helps client raise her arm - The salon clients cheered
- How to search for an EFT Practitioner
- The client who is "Never Good Enough" and The Brick Wall Technique
- Doing EFT for the client that is afraid to get started
- How this therapist uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EFT together
- Core Issues
- Blending Redecision Therapy with EFT--a creative way to uncover core issues
- Iris finds her own core issue
- Eliminating Hot Flashes With EFT Tapping -- Surprising Core Issues
- Tracing core issues back to the birth process
- An Impressive Search For EFT Core Issues -- Asking The Right Questions
- The "7 Whys" method for getting to core issues
- When "insignificant" childhood events are the real core issues
- Getting To Feelings And Core Issues By Imagining You Are Writing A Story - A Version Of The EFT Tell The Story Technique
- Finding An EFT Core Issue -- "But What Did He Give You?"
- A self questioning method for getting to your core issues
- An extraordinary account of tapping on a prenatal core issue -- or how to change a life in moments
- In Search Of An Elusive EFT Core Issue
- Barbara shares an insightful way to find core issues
- An excellent question to help find core issues
- Finding and Dealing with Core Events
- A classic case for finding a core issue
- Finding core issues when someone is emotionally flat lining
- The core issue behind Carl's inability to "perform"
- Collapsing the core issues of procrastination with EFT
- Obsession with having affairs ends after finding the core issue
- Why Cathy didn't enjoy Christmas--an embarrassing core event
- Using Tail Enders to find core issues
- A clever method for finding core issues
- MD resolves arm weakness problem by relieving an emotional core issue
- Two examples where core issues show up during an EFT session
- A Useful Way To Find Core Issues In The EFT Process
- Ilana Weiler uses the 7 Whys method for getting to core issues
- The "Audio Technique" for getting to core issues
- A clever way to find core issues
- A surprising core issue behind business call reluctance
- Using the Palace of Possibilities to uncover core issues
- Doing EFT for a newcomer without having to explain it
- Easy and Effective EFT for Newcomers
- Newbie has great results with persistent hiccoughs!
- Borrowing Benefits newcomer details impressive success
- EFT Newcomer Helps Her Daughter Relieve Constipation
- Quality advice for EFT Newbies
- How watching the EFT DVDs helped a nausea case
- EFT newbie successfully surrogates for her dying plant
- A newbie with 6 rounds of EFT eliminates her bladder infection pain
- Two Newcomer EFT Tapping Successes: Fainting And Shyness
- A newbie dropped pounds at a time she usually gained
- Relative Newbie's First Major Tapping Toe Stub - Foot Pain Issue
- Newbie quiets her daughter
- Using EFT
- Using EFT for a choking emergency
- Using EFT to neutralize "family differences"
- Using EFT to release the pain of saying goodbye
- Using EFT for clearing clutter and organizing your life
- Using EFT to increase blood platelet count--an article with far reaching implications
- Using EFT for old and frail people
- Easy stress reducer using EFT with statements like, "The world is conspiring in my favor"
- 11 year old girl finds lost cell phone using EFT
- Using EFT for our illiterate and semi-literate brothers and sisters
- Using EFT for struggling students with ADD
- Using EFT to Trade the Market
- A successful case of using EFT for candida yeast infections
- Persistence worked when using EFT at the first signs of a cold
- Using EFT to advance your business
- Using EFT for world crises
- Using EFT for clearing poltergeist energy
- After using EFT, Paul's 84 year old mum recovered very quickly from a surgical operation
- Using EFT for Chronic Problems
- Heaviness in both legs disappears after using EFT on "These Growing Pains"
- Some thoughts on using EFT for personal peace
- Using EFT for the Holidays
- Using EFT for Poison Ivy
- Using EFT over the phone for on-the-spot issues
- Thoughts on using EFT for procrastination
- Using EFT for "Everything is my fault!"
- A guy thing: Tips on using EFT for male ED
- Using EFT for Tachycardia
- Using EFT for Chemotherapy symptoms
- An encouraging example of using EFT for Crohn's Disease
- Using EFT for an ailing pony
- Using EFT for wrinkles - An alternative to Botox?
- Using EFT to overcome the resistance to exercise
- Using EFT while you are in an argument
- Using EFT to bring up core memories
- Using EFT for Herpes
- Using EFT on Asperger
- How to Handle Self Sabotage by Using EFT
- Using EFT from pre-birth to the present
- Using EFT to enhance persuasion skills
- Using EFT with our "internal parents"
- Using EFT for spiritual issues
- Using EFT to Create
- Success by using EFT while reading our Newsletter articles
- A subtle, yet powerful self-image benefit from using EFT
- Suggestions for using EFT with a Mother
- Using EFT for Alzheimer's disease
- Many benefits in 3 months using EFT's Personal Peace Procedure
- Using EFT for Muscular Dystrophy
- Some tips when using EFT by yourself
- Specific couple techniques using EFT
- Using EFT for Jet Lag--even with 4 time changes
- Using EFT to manifest your goal more easily
- Using EFT with a Skeptic
- Using EFT for Premature Ejaculation
- Using EFT with computers, web-cameras and microphones
- Using EFT to cut "energetic cords" of attachment to people
- Using EFT for Goal Setting
- Using EFT for motivation to exercise
- Using EFT to avoid tears while chopping onions
- Using EFT to reclaim our personal power
- Using EFT for inanimate objects may point to your own issues
- Using EFT to avert an amputation
- A method for using EFT regarding the "difficult people" in your life.
- Using EFT to relieve a cold sore (Herpes HSV-1)
- Using EFT to learn foreign language pronunciation
- Using EFT with a Survivor of Domestic Violence
- Using EFT to better enjoy certain foods and expand sensory experience
- Using EFT for forgiveness
- Using EFT with A Course in Miracles teachings
- Using EFT for racial prejudice
- Lifelong car sickness disappears--but only after using EFT on the real issue
- Using EFT to bring us back into balance during challenging situations
- Using EFT for a clogged ear
- Follow up on "Using EFT to avert an amputation"
- Using EFT for Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Using EFT for changing habits and more
- Using EFT in singing lessons
- Using EFT to Enhance Bedroom Romance
- Using EFT to find (and collapse) a limiting belief
- Using EFT for mother issues
- Using EFT for Plantar Fasciitis
- Using EFT for Dreamwork
- Using EFT for Marathon Training and difficult things to do
- Using EFT when a specific word triggers you
- Using EFT to support the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process
- Using EFT to regain Laurence's sense of taste.
- Big benefits from using EFT on an "irrelevant memory"
- Tips and strategies for using EFT with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Using EFT to reduce our judgment of others
- Using EFT in the Emergency Room: Raging bladder infection subsides
- Q & A Series on using EFT
- Using EFT to start the day
- Passing a driving test using EFT - a case with many aspects
- Using EFT for your Biggest Problem
- Ideas for those using EFT to further their own personal development
- Using EFT on imaginary parts
- Classic case of using EFT for the child within
- Using EFT with massage
- Using EFT within a unique form of meditation
- Using EFT for a stroke and other issues -- In praise of the 9-gamut procedure
- Using EFT to eliminate recurring dreams
- Using EFT for Self-Doubt
- Using EFT to say Good-Bye to a dying person
- Using EFT to release "the decision to be miserable"
- Using EFT for the Inner Child
- Using EFT with a dementia patient: A touching story
- Using EFT over the phone
- Using EFT for bothersome noises
- Using EFT to easily learn another language
- Benefits of using EFT in a cardiac group
- Tapping on TREEs -- a metaphor for using EFT
- Using EFT for the "Grey Life Syndrome"
- Using EFT to resolve issues in your dreams
- Using EFT for cerebral palsy
- Using EFT for emphysema
- Using EFT to build emotional strength in overwhelming circumstances
- Using EFT for Menopause, Hot flashes and Chills
- Using EFT for Scleroderma
- Using EFT for preventing illness
- Using EFT for Self-Confidence in a specific area
- Using EFT for overcoming procrastination
- Personal Pleasure Procedure - Using EFT to improve your romantic life
- Using EFT for a double ankle sprain
- Using EFT for Abundance releases limiting beliefs
- Using EFT to rejuvenate a withered plant
- Using EFT for Procrastination
- Marielle discovers a lifetime core issue while using EFT for a bad cough
- Using EFT for the side effects of Medications
- Using EFT for feeling like a failure
- EFT for a spider (and mosquito) bite
- EFT helps Elaine learn the clarinet at 50
- Two stories to create a bridge between your audience and EFT
- Two cases: Putting on needed pounds with EFT & Holding water for an ultrasound
- EFT and The Power of Reframing
- EFT and insights (cognitive change)
- Giving more meaning to the 0-10 intensity rating
- MD Applies EFT to Successfully Relieve Urethral Pain
- A lesson in "letting go"
- Can we learn to be grateful no matter what?
- Borrowing Benefits with EFT improves communication at a committee meeting
- Improve your EFT sessions by waking up your senses
- Thoughts about inheriting illness from our ancestors
- Severe lung congestion clears with persistent daily EFT
- Twelve years of facial numbness eliminated with 2 rounds of EFT
- Was prostate cancer really the cause of Sam's Low Libido?
- EFT for the Sensitive Person -- Awakening the Wild Pony Within
- EFT helps release nervousness before an important meeting
- Impressive results with autism
- Releasing chaotic behavior through EFT
- EFT hat dance
- Deserving to live -- an intense memory resolved
- EFT helps with hair loss, facial blemishes, hay fever, smoking and PMS
- Borrowing Benefits: My Jury has returned with a verdict
- How to Identify and Correct Psychological Reversals
- Dr. Carol Look's Top 10 Tapping Tips
- When EFT Doesn't Seem to Work
- Motion sickness averted through "Chasing the Pain."
- More on EFT and Reframing by Tania Prince
- EFT for facing those who caused you pain
- Consistent and Impressive results from EFT group work
- Did EFT bring this man out of a coma?
- Gordon was in a psychiatric hospital for two years and was released two weeks after one EFT session
- How feelings in the body are related to emotional clearing
- EFT for the Inner Child
- EFT for food poisoning
- Two cases of doing EFT in public without looking silly
- Improving romantic openness and enjoyment with EFT
- EFT for Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) - "You can't make me!"
- EFT brings beauty to a hospice setting
- How do I introduce EFT to skeptics? (Building Bridges to Believability)
- Why do people resist EFT?
- What would happen if this problem wasn't there any more?
- Helping a 97 year old man to die peacefully
- Successful EFT phone work makes major shifts for overwhelmed mother
- EFT as a cure for boredom
- Thoughts on resolving difficult physical problems
- Improving intimate moments with EFT
- A unique way to expand EFT
- Dispersing 50 years worth of suppressed emotion
- EFT removes a pesky "phantom itch"
- Tips for conducting intensive EFT sessions -- a several day case regarding Bulimia
- Create acceptance of your life with EFT
- Clearing a food aversion in 5 minutes
- What would appear to be the main issue may not be so
- How long should the flu last?
- EFT for making your voice stronger
- A new kind of mosquito relief?
- Wisdom from Mair Llewellyn regarding the "Writing on our Walls"
- Incorporating EFT into Corporate Programs
- EFT -- a quality aid for Shingles
- Strong correlation found between EFT and Dr. Emoto's work with water
- Injured toe gains relief using two important EFT concepts
- Sarah Jordan makes progress after realizing a childhood need
- Borrowing Benefits while watching The EFT Course
- Aiming EFT at our Future
- Who do YOU think you are?
- What to do when the "Bedroom Spark" goes out
- Headache relief over the phone
- Tap on experiences that are stuck in parts of your body
- The young woman who kept quitting her jobs
- How to create empowering reframes (seeing things differently) with EFT
- Praise for tapping along with the EFT DVDs
- How racism can lead to health problems and what to do about it
- EFT helps a Premature Ejaculation (PE) problem
- Laura Orchard uses EFT during a dream
- Bedroom frustration resolved - including follow-ups
- Suzanne Lerner gives her thoughts on diagnosis
- Building confidence and releasing the inner critic
- About Voice Technology...
- EFT and sex
- A "Hard to Swallow" case
- Healing the "Missing Mother Syndrome" with EFT
- EFT approaches for "Loose Ligaments" that can apply to countless other issues
- Asking good questions to elicit tappable issues
- Mom doing EFT for autistic son yields enormous changes in one month
- EFT for elderly people who stuff their feelings
- A touching story about Michael, his ailing aunt and EFT
- EFT with hypnosis provides long term benefits for abandonment issue
- Letting intuition flow with EFT
- Have you noticed the important feedback you get while doing EFT?
- Leslie Anne Lackman successfully uses humor and takes aim at neuropeptides
- EFT for disliking someone shifts resentments to acceptance -- a major result
- Combining EFT with Dialoguing for impressive results
- Did Karen
- EFT for those who grind their teeth
- Healing the wounded Inner Child with EFT
- Borrowing Benefits from Sacramento to the United Kingdom
- Quadriplegic feels "bubbles" during EFT session
- When you are in traffic and REALLY have to pee....
- Knocking down the negative walls to let the garden grow - a tale of fertility
- Using movies to enhance and test our work.
- When Your Intensity Level Goes UP Instead Of Down With EFT
- Expert gives us an inside look at Group EFT
- Combining EFT with Timelines
- Baerbel Borrows Benefits in her own EFT group and dissolves her creative blocks
- 10 minutes of EFT put 10 years of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) to rest
- EFT stops a blood blister from forming
- Taking the edge off intense emotions--Putting them in a box and tapping on them
- Tapping with good photos and bad photos
- Improving the ability to laugh with EFT
- A tapping song
- EFT on autopilot
- EFT resolves limiting childhood beliefs
- Many benefits from watching our EFT-Beyond the Basics DVDs
- Technical evidence of the link between emotional causes and physical ailments
- Borrowing Benefits and an Acute Respiratory Disorder
- Attracting Abundance by Shifting Your Energy
- Rapid Relief for Herpes
- Peak Performance Series
- EFT collapses competing thoughts and thus aids The Law of Attraction
- A solid "Doing Business with EFT" idea from Rebecca Marina
- How to transform disappointment into gratitude
- Emphatic EFT dramatically shifts many things--use this on stubborn issues
- EFT Question Tapping
- EFT for eliminating barriers to our psychic abilities (and intuition)
- Using onomatopoeias with EFT
- Roxy gets multiple "Bedroom O's" with EFT
- EFT for severe cerebral palsy
- Rue Hass blends EFT with the wisdom of
- A woman with scoliosis finds balance with EFT - follow-up included
- EFT and Ho'oponopono
- Blood improves after a few minutes of EFT
- Finding the root of the problem
- Thoughts on dealing with corporations
- MD provides secretary with "The Incredible Shrinking Hemorrhoids"
- Lindsay Kenny answers Frequently Asked Questions about EFT
- EFT engages inner child to relieve indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Eric no longer hears voices
- Try fork bending with EFT
- EFT assists Polio patient
- A clever approach to finding core memories
- EFT for eliminating hiccups changes a skeptic
- An adventure within the Palace of Possibilities
- EFT eases nausea
- EFT is helpful when you are afraid to speak up in bed
- Hearing the energy shift while doing EFT
- A clever combination of tapping and visualization
- Introducing EFT to kids by way of their "magic fingers"
- EFT for Celiac disease -- no symptoms for 4 months and counting
- EFT and "being the bee"
- EFT helps a serious infection - the redness subsides before their eyes
- EFT for the mental game of poker
- Methods for getting to deep issues, even in a group setting
- Why do we sometimes avoid tapping?
- Resolving emotional causes for erectile dysfunction
- EFT substantially aids swallowing problem
- Methods for working with pain
- Manifesting the life of your dreams with EFT
- Can EFT be used to manifest what you want in your life?
- Nothing in my traditional medical training in Anatomy, Physiology or Pathology even hinted at what I am now witnessing (with EFT) - Chuck Gebhardt, MD
- Inner Child Expert uses EFT for her own healing
- More successful cases from Dr. Eric Robins
- Symptoms quickly fade for a child with a Bi-Polar Diagnosis
- Can EFT tele-classes cause problems for some participants?
- The "Gratitude for My Mistakes" method
- Professional writer uses EFT to overcome writer's block
- EFT helps a bullied woman stay at her job
- Talking to Christians About EFT
- Warming up to "cold calls" with EFT
- An interesting way to do EFT in a group
- EFT for discomfort with networking - an interesting solution
- The Value of Matching and Pacing Belief Systems in Group Training
- Borrowing Benefits for a seemingly unrelated issue
- Questions on PR as well as possible dangers. (Other responses follow)
- Tuning in to the problem
- EFT provides benefits using Future Tapping
- A New Moment in Science -- useful EFT article for distribution
- What the Bleep do We Know about EFT?
- EFT after a horrible nightmare
- Curse words aid the clearing of emotional issues
- 25 Ways to be a Fantastic Therapist
- The Human Brain and Law of Attraction: Optimizing Brain Function with EFT
- Try a motivational Power Hour to improve your business
- Let it be easy
- Banishing the Barriers to having a thriving EFT business
- How to handle emotions about the cheating spouse
- Cascade tapping
- EFT turned Masha into a runner - an interesting side effect
- 200 people watch as EFT improves Range of Motion for a Nurse's arm
- EFT in Daily Life
- Cold Calling: "I'm a second-class citizen, and I have to keep my mouth shut!"
- It is your response that counts.
- Improve your success rate by asking the right questions
- An MD successfully uses EFT on a Hiatal Hernia and Candidiasis
- Technical article: Influencing peptides with EFT
- Medical transcriptionist says that in thousands of serious medical cases, she never saw a cure for anyone
- Can You Influence Another Person To Use EFT If They Are Reluctant To Do So?
- A short woman no longer feels intimidated around tall people after one EFT session
- EFT for faulty beliefs
- Tapping along with a prayer
- EFT and Reframing using Counter-Examples
- What do you do for friends who incessantly bend your ear while venting their problems?
- EFT for people who go blank when asked to speak
- EFT for sciatica and a 6 year old wounded thumb
- EFT helps a young musician stop shaking
- Tapping with a poem as inspiration
- EFT helps a boy who has many health challenges
- Barb St. Dennis had severe Hepatitis C but now has completely normal blood tests
- Interview with Gary regarding EFT and yeast problems
- I simply could not dance with Gary!!
- This is simply priceless to a mother of a 16 year old
- A Useful Method for "Private Tapping"
- An EFT method for installing new behaviors
- Two ways to use EFT for Restless Leg Syndrome
- Thoughts on mental tapping and reframing
- Did EFT cure Lupus?
- Tapping back your sense of taste when you have a cold or flu
- Insights on Borrowing Benefits with EFT
- Feeling and observing emotions
- Why People Sometimes Have Negative Feelings After Doing EFT
- Treating negative beliefs with EFT
- Tapping while traveling can improve your mood
- Who do YOU think you are?
- EFT calms elderly woman
- For the skeptics--Is EFT a placebo?
- Marie's "molestation secret"
- Persistent EFT helps with unnecessary worry and a feeling of always being responsible -- many side issues collapse as well
- A very useful method for getting to important issues
- EFT for an aversion to stuff that disgusts you
- Karen helped her father recover the use of his fingers after a stroke
- EFT for feeling overly responsible
- Feeling woosy from Alcohol
- Erica gets a complete overhaul through EFT
- A common sense procedure for getting EFT results
- Paralysis finally overcome after everything else failed
- An important case on aspects--Martin's learning challenge
- EFT relieves "incurable" Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- Using silent tapping in cases where speaking out loud is too loony
- How a physician uses EFT
- Taking "The Secret" for a walk with EFT
- EFT for Boredom and Loneliness
- Removing the blocks to your goals with EFT
- Low Libido is not always as simple as it appears
- Facial paralysis clears in one
- EFT for the complexities of a single, dating life
- Dawson Church successfully applies EFT for his episode of gout
- Persistent, quality EFT adds 5 inches to Gillian's bust line
- Taking EFT into the Corporate Market
- Did EFT keep Wayne from getting more grey hair?
- Expanding Your Comfort Zones: The key to your success
- A Useful Series on Borrowiing Benefits
- EFT methods: Questions, One-Point-EFT and Mental EFT
- Tapping via typing--email sessions
- Aiming EFT at the FUTURE
- A journey through an important piece of our "newthink."
- Addressing the "Why Bother?" syndrome
- Do you have difficulty receiving positive feelings from others?
- Creating a happy future
- A Conversation With Your Body
- How to have a happy day
- An experiment on how EFT statements affect our bodies
- Three possible reframes for people struggling with sadness
- Did Erika
- Tap while listening to music that makes you cry
- EFT helps calm an autistic boy after he accidentally hurt his mother
- Untangling two events with EFT leads to business freedom
- Louise's skeptical dad warmed up to EFT
- The Vibration of Abundance
- MD uses EFT for common colds and canker sores
- Rhythm, Pulse & Percussion In Tapping Treatments
- A clever "Chasing the Pain" case
- 3 Items and some Holiday advice
- Phobia relief on TV in the UK
- Blending NLP with EFT
- EFT appears favorably in a German TV sitcom
- More thoughts about stopping colds with EFT
- Gwyneth Moss discusses Support for Therapists
- Collapsing a lifelong belief that her mother had tried to harm her in the womb
- How do you do EFT to fit a time slot?
- Clearing clutter for clarity and confidence
- "God Tapping"
- Loving your feminine body
- Having trouble "letting go" in the bedroom
- Getting EFT Blocks and Barriers out of the way - a list of questions
- Acupuncturist gives his view of EFT and Classical Chinese Medical Aspects
- Thoughts on EFT and Intention
- EFT methods for "Smokers Lung" that apply to most chronic conditions
- Can EFT fix a computer?
- Ann Adams on getting EFT accepted by Institutions
- Eliminating shingles pain in 1/2 hour
- Using a metaphor to handle stubborn emotional issues
- Jewels in the junkyard--the prison population
- EFT improves a mentally disabled young man
- EFT fixes car to pass inspection
- Can You Do EFT With Eyes Closed?
- Ted Robinson's tips for doing Borrowing Benefits groups
- Not finding the right words for EFT is a block that can be overcome
- Visualizing and tapping on limiting beliefs
- High blood pressure recedes - and remains normal a week later
- Deborah Miller beautifully reframes an assault issue into a new personal identity
- The many benefits of EFT circles--and how to do them
- Why does tapping on the side of the hand work?
- EFT for a numb face and tongue - instant relief for a skeptic
- Suzanne Zacharia finds the root causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
- EFT to help heal fruit trees - a major new business waiting to happen?
- Mental Dental EFT - for the dentist and the patient
- A quality look at "The Apex Effect"
- Psychiatrist relieves sexual exhibitionism with EFT--4 year follow-up
- Tap and be rich
- Silent Night Sadness -- when certain music gives you the blues
- Mary Pellicer, MD, on Intuitive Diagnosis
- EFT provides instant relief for Poison Ivy itching
- Tell your friends, there is, at last, a cure for the common cold!
- Quieting down an elderly stroke victim in a nursing home
- Positively adjusting the perceptions of others with EFT
- Three Keys to EFT Mastery
- A clever combo of EFT and Essences
- Painful mastitis clears after EFT
- How to get non-profit organizations to host EFT group meetings--and pay you as well
- A creative approach to psychological reversal
- EFT as a morning eye-opener
- EFT for night time trips to the bathroom--including follow-up
- EFT for resistance to doing EFT
- "I have to lie constantly to live my life as I know it"
- EFT helps relieve blushing
- Quickie pain relief--A "one point wonder".
- Helping mother and her unborn baby with EFT
- Gratitude and Coach Ben Hammerschmidt
- EFT and Nightmares
- A successful use of EFT for Hasimoto
- Ten minutes of EFT restores healthy performance in the bedroom - eliminates the need for the little blue pill
- Five extreme behavior patterns related to organizing and how to address them with EFT
- Resolving nightmares...and more
- Your Vibration Always Comes First
- EFT and future pacing
- EFT for people who are sensitive
- EFT for painful cramping
- WHO AM I NOW??? How Identity Issues Block Abundance
- Kelly Meisak uses a unique approach for her ADD prone brother
- This lady had not been out of her house for two years because she suffered from chronic burping
- Reiki Master uses EFT in the Republic of Mauritius
- Daily EFT creates calm under explosive family circumstances
- EFT assists conception
- Using Role Playing With EFT
- MD uses EFT for a demented woman
- Helpful hints for the Holidays.
- EFT and visible changes in physical appearance
- Tapping for the United Nations
- EFT assists young boy in taking his Ringworm medicine
- EFT helps with repulsed feelings about unwanted advances
- EFT works for cellulitis on 3 separate occasions
- Connecting to our Birthright of Fertility
- How to tap into the
- Tapping for being "able, willing and worthy" may help boost EFT results
- Creating positive affirmations with EFT and your senses
- EFT for painful menopause symptoms
- An interesting EFT approach for getting beyond "glass ceilings"
- EFT using teddy bears
- Victoria's 10-day EFT blood pressure experiment results
- Gayle Waxon learns to stop her own epileptic seizures with EFT
- Does language matter when doing EFT?
- Using the term "somehow..." within the EFT process
- Blending EFT with Homeopathy
- Stopping the flu in its early stages
- "How do I get really good at EFT?"
- To Lead or Not to Lead...
- Looking waaay in the past for the cause of a physical symptom
- EFT and The Law of Attraction - A Perfect Match
- Overcoming a lifelong fruit revulsion and some side benefits
- Tapping with tunes
- One person
- Do you have emotional difficulty with the standard EFT phrasing?
- EFT is effective despite language barriers
- Shingle symptoms gone in just two EFT sessions
- Two examples where working on one issue provides relief for another
- Important EFT topic: Doing the best we can
- Useful thoughts on integrating EFT within the military
- Eckhart Tolle
- Daily uses of EFT with A Course in Miracles (ACIM)
- EFT for helping a mother bond with her child
- Relief for Bashful Bladder
- When Positive is Negative - Accepting Your Light
- Tapping through a beginning seizure
- A humorous reply to an EFT skeptic
- EFT enhances math scores
- Praise for EFT from a Buddhist Monk
- Sneaking Up On The Problem When You Do EFT
- EFT calms an autistic boy in school
- EFT enhances many things
- Cognitive Shifts (Belief Changes) That Work
- EFT for bladder control when on the road
- EFT: The Gift to Unwrap and Use before the Holidays!
- Another successful hiccoughs (hiccups) case
- Did EFT help relieve menopause symptoms?
- EFT for addressing what happened in your day -- use it daily for solid long term benefits
- EFT for economic stress -- using "I prefer peace"
- A Psychologist in India uses EFT for suicide intervention
- Demonstrating EFT to a mental health support team
- How to remember your dreams with EFT
- Teresa Knezek treats her own Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) -- including a 3 year followup
- Raising your metabolism with EFT
- When EFT gives only temporary results
- Using Galvanic Skin Response to validate EFT
- NLP procedures enhance anyone's delivery of EFT
- "Helpless to get what I want" - Using intuition to get at important issues
- Further bridges to our history
- MD writes article on Emotions, Energy, and Healing
- Stress and Me and EFT
- Tapping on "what didn
- An aneurism left a man's hand shaking, unable to write for 12 years.
- How to use EFT with your dreams to collapse important emotional issues
- Resolving two bothersome tics with EFT
- Saying "goodbye" with the
- An at risk coronary patient has normal arteries and flawless angiogram after persistent EFT for two months
- Tapping while responding to a nasty comment from the past
- EFT for looking forward instead of backwards
- Katie's posture and her many emotional issues
- When conflicting beliefs keep us stuck
- Rehana Webster teaches the details behind a successful blushing case
- Resentment gets in the way of abundance
- How do you feel ABOUT your body having pain?
- Was this a negative reaction to EFT?
- Creating a remarkable bridge to our former history
- Many benefits from tapping on a prayer
- Here's a textbook EFT case for using persistence, reframes, chasing the pain, metaphors and creative language
- Future tapping to get what you want
- Carol Look Shows us How to Release Procrastination with EFT
- How to get EFT into Schools
- EFT collapses seasickness and Rosa becomes the life of the party
- What is your body trying to tell you?
- An extraordinary example of the real power of EFT's Borrowing Benefits procedure -- a bridge phobia disappears "behind the scenes"
- EFT for past life issues
- EFT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and a host of other issues
- Prenatal EFT improves hemoglobin count with before and after test
- Getting to the real reason behind Janet's "bedroom inhibitions"
- Changing a man's life with EFT--including pain, emotions and bedroom romance
- EFT in the snow -- creating comfort in the cold
- How to Get Into Businesses and Organizations By Getting Welcomed Through the Back Door
- EFT on the move -- for busy people
- EFT for Speech Loss following a Stroke
- Discovering the cause of humming in the ears
- Learning, intelligence and "emotional static"
- Psychiatric Nurse gives pointers for dealing with severe emotional disorders
- Tapping on gratitude for EFT
- Thoughts on an emergency tapping point
- After EFT, Kay
- The value of taking dead aim at the negatives
- A procedure for dealing with the resistance to heal
- Circumcision at the root of writer's block
- The Salesman who didn't want to cold call
- Try EFT on everything--even an oncoming fainting spell
- EFT helps an 8 year old with a concussion
- Am I a failure at EFT if there is no miracle?
- Surprising insights than can occur while tapping
- Healing families with EFT - a historical approach
- A physicist speaks
- EFT's Borrowing Benefits collapses 36 issues in 2.5 hours
- Problems that are difficult to assess in the here and now. (Several responses follow)
- A tapping tip to lighten the load
- Sometimes slowing down EFT can provide quality benefits
- MD uses EFT to clear many issues in 15 minutes
- A simple way to handle Shingles -- no drugs involved
- How EFT unclogged my toilet
- EFT for severe MSG reaction
- The Inner Committee
- Finding the real issues behind what appeared to be a "Bedroom Romance" problem
- Can we affect inanimate objects better with EFT? - Rebecca's engine light
- Clever use of EFT clears issues for baby, mother and grandmother - follow-up included
- Did Mary
- Calming effects of EFT during an emergency on an airplane
- EFT brings benefits for leaky gut syndrome and ASD (a form of autism)
- EFT clears nausea - but not in the expected way
- Stronger orgasms with EFT
- Persistence and EFT homework help a woman embrace her femininity
- A quality use of our Borrowing Benefits DVDs
- Borrowing Benefits gets impressive results on TV
- Re-evaluating the Apex problem
- Handling vertigo symptoms over the phone
- EFT improves hearing by 25%
- Successful EFT without knowing the details
- Psychiatrist gets to the real reason his patient couldn't say "NO"
- New Uses for EFT
- An EFT Meditation
- EFT helps alleviate several issues associated with infidelity
- Critical Questioning While Doing EFT
- MD uses EFT to treat Sjogren
- Many successes doing
- Jo Huntsman takes EFT into her own hands and has success with Lupus like symptoms
- A metaphor for introducing EFT
- EFT in a plane for scary facial paralysis - a doctor on board said it was Bell
- EFT enhances the "Artist's Way" work
- Do we need to heal the past so that we can move into the future?
- Food stuck in the throat goes down easily after EFT
- In Praise of Continual Tapping
- Scientific evolution of EFT from TFT
- Does EFT compete with God?
- How to know when the healing is done
- Clearing past issues from the walls of our mind
- How Do You Know You Are Benefiting From EFT Much As You Can?
- The ABC approach to EFT
- EFT and the taming of the tongue
- Ideas for winding up EFT sessions
- Gwyneth Moss on The Importance of Rehearsal in an EFT session
- Metaphors, Humour and EFT
- Use EFT when you are afraid to speak up
- Success via tapping on a two-sided conflict
- Validating EFT with Neurofeedback
- Did EFT clear a 90% blocked artery?
- After 9 years suffering with polycystic ovary syndrome, Jenn finds relief with EFT
- EFT for forgetting lines in a school play
- EFT for calming while being strapped down on a hospital gurney
- Dr. Barr used EFT after cutting off the tip of his thumb
- Judi thinks that doing EFT for others helped her - winning in Las Vegas
- EFT on an inanimate object: The car that wouldn't start
- Combining EFT with Humor
- EFT helps remove "stuck ring"
- Key Concepts in Mastering EFT
- A Lesson in EFT Intuition--Letting it flow through you
- EFT brings relief for ALS
- Acupuncturist uses EFT and eliminates her own shingles in three days
- How to tell others about EFT
- For those who have difficulty telling left from right
- Some thoughts on when to use "I choose" vs. "I prefer"
- Marketing EFT as a business--Cultivating important Centers of Influence (COI)
- EFT for changing entrenched habits
- Experts point to dramatic changes in brain waves as a result of EFT
- Continuous tapping resolves an intense abreaction
- Did 20 minutes of EFT straighten bones that had knitted improperly 50 years before?
- EFT and the right to be happy
- EFT for feeling unqualified to be successful
- EFT relieves a case of the Hiccups
- Borrowing Benefits in the Criminal Justice System
- The "proper words" to use for the EFT Set-up Statement
- Borrowing Benefits hastens the healing of mystery thumb sores
- "It was impossible for the testicle to descend on its own."
- The Merits of Daily Tapping
- Is it safe to change?
- Why couldn't Jason make a simple decision?
- Processing your life's key words with EFT
- A New Way to Express Gratitude with EFT
- Brain dumping with EFT to get started on global issues
- Resolving many impediments to a satisfactory "bedroom experience"
- EFT helps salesman double his sales
- An EFT Procrastination case
- From a 38 B to a 38 D/DD while losing 20 pounds
- Thoughts on Psychological Reversal from Rue Hass -- with an ADD example
- Gratitude tapping
- EFT in Kenya
- Are you suppressing your EFT talents?
- Breaking habits
- Relaxing a dying man
- We are babes crawling on the floor of the Universe
- A brief heat exhaustion case
- Messages from an oven
- How Dawn Norton used EFT to collapse her own "horror" issue
- Some thoughts on secondary gains - and what to do about them
- Five-for-one benefits from an introductory EFT group
- Including the word
- Making EFT a routine
- Using "Inner Dialogues" with EFT
- EFT relieves an unusual
- How I grew my bustline with EFT
- An 8 year old boy with very strange eating habits finds a new menu with EFT
- Jeff Lipnick uses EFT to keep from blacking out
- EFT, ED and related bedroom issues
- Daily tapping lowers blood sugar
- Susan de Tarr eliminates her 54 year old motion sickness in 10 minutes
- How to convince an entire audience about EFT
- Psychiatrist relieves sexual exhibitionism with EFT--4 year follow-up
- Emotion and Perception: EFT makes it a two way street
- Claude improves his fishing
- Using humor with EFT
- Are you getting the most out of EFT?
- How to handle a "vague feeling" with EFT
- The benefits of tapping along with our DVDs--core memories uncovered
- Eight Easy Ways to Remember to Do EFT
- Allowing EFT to come THROUGH you rather than BY you
- Tapping to improve your intuition
- The acute sinusitis case that wouldn't budge until....
- It's never too late to clear useless childhood beliefs
- EFT for the emotional aspects of a Cesarean Section
- Ten steps to changing your limiting responses to a falling economy
- EFT for stammering
- Being Specific
Improve your EFT sessions by waking up your senses
Note: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping and most EFT'ers should find it very helpful. However, if your benefits are temporary or a more in-depth approach is needed, you are urged to explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist, and/or (3) get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.
In this 5 part series, EFT Master Dr. Carol Look gives us some invaluable methods to discover important issues. These ideas are useful across the board and are of particular interest for clients who have repressed their feelings.
Clients often state that they have difficulty tuning in to their feelings, or that they can’t get a charge or “zzzzzzzzt” in their bodies when they think of a specific event. In this 5 part series, I recommend different techniques to help you and your clients tune in more deeply to emotions and memories to make EFT tapping sessions more effective. I will be covering our 5 primary senses: visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory & olfactory, and finally, a segment on triggering your emotions through the media.
Part 1 of 5: Visual
When clients have difficulty tuning in to their feelings, or can’t feel the “zzzzzzzzt” in their bodies when they think of a memory or event for tapping, they often think EFT isn’t working, as there isn’t much of a “before and after” test with the 0-10 intensity scale. Many of us need extra visual cues or stimulation to access this part of our memory, and family photographs are the perfect prop!
Take out old family photos and identify feelings, themes, incidents and thoughts that were going on when the pictures were taken. You might even take out your high school year book (since High School seems to be so fraught with conflicted feelings for many people…) or your wedding album, and tap a few rounds while you are looking at yourself. You may be shocked at how effective this is for bringing up emotions you thought had been “handled.” Here are some options:
Look at yourself in the selected photo objectively, and use words as if you are treating someone else…
Karate chop point: Even though he was feeling so vulnerable back then, he has a good heart and meant well…Even though he was so scared back then, he’s a great person and has really matured. Even though he was scared and insecure, I accept him and how he felt.
Eyebrow: He looks scared
Side of Eye: He looks vulnerable
Under Eye: He looks frightened
Under Nose: He must have been feeling very insecure
Chin: He looks so vulnerable
Collarbone: He seems so scared
Under Arm: He wasn’t getting any guidance
Top of Head: He seems so scared
Then use EFT in the “first person singular” the way we usually use it:
Karate chop point: Even though I was miserable during this time because of that incident, I deeply and completely love and accept myself…Even though I was feeling so sad because of the rejection, I deeply and profoundly love and accept who I was back then…Even though I was confused and miserable because of what happened, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.
Eyebrow: I look so confused
Side of Eye: I was so confused
Under Eye: I didn’t know what to do
Under Nose: I didn’t know how to behave
Chin: I didn’t know what to do next
Collarbone: I can see it in my eyes
Under Arm: I look scared
Top of Head: I look frightened
Notice your relatives in the photos and examine their facial expressions and body language. This should trigger some strong feelings and memories as well.
Karate chop point: Even though he was angry and insulted me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself…Even though he was drunk in that photo and I remember the fight we had, I choose to release the pain of it now and accept both of us…Even though I still feel hurt when I see this photo, I accept who I am and that he was doing the best he could at the time.
Eyebrow: I still feel hurt
Side of Eye: I feel hurt when I see this photo
Under Eye: I remember the feelings and the fight
Under Nose: I accept who I am and what he said
Chin: He was drunk and didn’t mean it
Collarbone: I accept my feelings
Under Arm: I accept his feelings
Top of Head: It was a long time ago and I accept my reactions
Tap for your family members when you see them looking unhappy in the photos:
Karate chop point: Even though she took her anger out on me, I accept her and myself at the same time…Even though she and Dad just had a fight, I can see it in their eyes, I choose to feel calm and peaceful…Even though we all look tense in that photo, I accept who we are and how we felt.
Eyebrow: She looks so mad in that picture
Side of Eye: She was angry at me
Under Eye: She was angry at him
Under Nose: I felt hurt that she took it out on me
Chin: She must have been hurt too
Collarbone: She looks terrible
Under Arm: I accept what happened
Top of Head: I appreciate that she was trying to do the best she could…
Karate chop point: Even though he was trying to control me back then, I accept who I am and who he is…Even though he was trying to control me my whole life, I accept both of us…Even though he seems angry at me in the photo, I accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: He was controlling me
Side of Eye: I resent that he was trying to control me
Under Eye: He was angry and trying to control me
Under Nose: He couldn’t control himself
Chin: So he tried to control me instead
Collarbone: He looks frustrated
Under Arm: I look frustrated
Top of Head: We both look unhappy
Stay tuned for part 2 of this series focusing on auditory sensations.
Carol Look, EFT Master
Part 2 of 5: Auditory
Using Music: Music can certainly lift your mood instantly, but it can also remind you of times that weren’t very pleasant. For instance, let’s say you had a tumultuous relationship with your father, and he listened to jazz music all the time. Try listening to jazz music now and notice what feelings surface.
Gary Craig’s favorite question is“What does this remind you of?”
Karate chop point: Even though this music reminds me of ____________, I deeply and completely love and accept who I am anyway…Even though this music reminds me of my alcoholic relative, I choose to feel calm and peaceful anyway...Even though hearing the music makes me feel uneasy, I choose to accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: The music reminds me of __________________
Side of Eye: I feel uneasy in my body
Under Eye: I feel uncomfortable when I hear this music
Under Nose: It reminds me of that person
Chin: I don’t feel good about these feelings
Collarbone: I feel so uneasy when I hear this music
Under Arm: I remember what he/she was like
Top of Head: I don’t feel settled at all
Many people remember what songs were on the radio during times of hardship in a relationship. Most people who have had an intimate relationship have feelings about “our song” which can bring back painful memories if the partner has left or died. So listen to the songs, and ask yourself what feelings surface. Is it deep grief? Anger? Unresolved resentment?
Karate chop point: Even though this song reminds me of when he dumped me, I choose to accept who I am and how I am reacting…Even though this music reminds me of that break-up, I choose to accept who I am and how I feel…Even though this song reminds me of all that hurt and break-up pain, I accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: I feel so sad hearing this song
Side of Eye: I feel such pain when I hear it
Under Eye: I feel as if it just happened
Under Nose: This grief about that time in my life
Chin: I feel the grief in my body
Collarbone: I feel so sad hearing this song
Under Arm: I feel grief about that relationship
Top of Head: I’m still mourning that relationship
Karate chop point: Even though I feel resentful when I hear this song because it reminds me of _________, I accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I’m still not over that relationship, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway…Even though I feel resentful and am not over this relationship YET, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Eyebrow: I’m feeling grief about that relationship
Side of Eye: I don’t want to hear that song
Under Eye: It reminds me of so much pain
Under Nose: I feel so much pain about that relationship
Chin: What if I could resolve it now?
Collarbone: What if I could get over it?
Under Arm: What if I could feel good instead?
Top of Head: I choose to feel calm and peaceful.
Stay tuned for part 3 of this series focusing on tactile sensations.
Carol Look, EFT Master
Part 3 of 5: Tactile
Many of our memories are tied to physical sensations. Cold or hot, rough or smooth, comfortable or uncomfortable feelings in our bodies. Traumas such as car accidents, attacks, or incidents of abuse become lodged in the body, or our cellular memory. If there is a chance that there are repressed memories regarding your childhood, or that entering through this door might cause too much discomfort, I recommend you consult a qualified EFT Practitioner to lead you through the following exercises (using a car accident as an example).
- Does the summer remind you of sad times?
- Does the cold weather remind you of a particular event?
- Do certain body parts seem over sensitive?
- Does the car seatbelt feel too constrictive?
Karate chop point: Even though I don’t feel comfortable with the seatbelt around my chest, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway…Even though the tight belt reminds me of ____________, I choose to feel alive and free…Even though the seatbelt is too tight and I can’t breathe deeply enough, I accept myself anyway.
Eyebrow: I feel restricted by the seatbelt
Side of Eye: I feel anxious feeling the seatbelt
Under Eye: I feel uptight about putting the seatbelt on
Under Nose: I don’t want to be restricted
Chin: I feel trapped under the seatbelt
Collarbone: I feel anxious because it’s too tight
Under Arm: I feel short of breath
Top of Head: I feel anxious about feeling trapped
Karate chop point: Even though this physical sensation reminds me of _____________, I deeply and completely love and accept myself…Even though being in the car reminds me of the accident, I accept myself and how I feel…Even though sitting in the car is bringing back frightening memories, I accept who I am and how I feel right now.
Eyebrow: I’m afraid to be in the back seat
Side of Eye: It’s bringing back bad memories
Under Eye: I feel uptight back here
Under Nose: I feel scared and trapped again
Chin: I remember feeling trapped
Collarbone: I don’t want to feel the seats back here
Under Arm: I’m afraid again
Top of Head: I want to get over this association with the accident
Weather changes and temperatures are also instant triggers for memories.
Karate chop point: Even though the cold air reminds me of the winter my mother died, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway…Even though I feel depressed every winter because it reminds me of grief, I deeply and completely love and accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I feel deep sadness when the seasons change, I choose to feel loving and accepting of myself.
Eyebrow: I feel so sad when the cold weather comes
Side of Eye: I feel grief when I feel cold
Under Eye: My sadness gets worse in the winter
Under Nose: I feel so sad when it’s cold out
Chin: It reminds me of her funeral
Collarbone: It reminds me of how much I miss her
Under Arm: I feel so much grief every winter
Top of Head: The cold weather makes me sad…
For people who have been attacked physically, there are obvious sensations that will trigger negative and frightening memories. This might be a time when readers consult a qualified EFT practitioner to lead them through these exercises. Of course you may substitute any body part for “neck” from the following exercise.
Karate chop point: Even though I can’t stand it when someone touches my neck, it reminds me of the attack, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway…Even though I don’t want anyone going near my neck, I accept who I am and what happened…Even though I still blame myself for the attack, I accept my feelings right now.
Eyebrow: I don’t want anyone to touch my neck
Side of Eye: I don’t want anyone to come near me
Under Eye: It scares me when someone touches my body
Under Nose: I don’t want to feel these feelings
Chin: Stay away from my neck
Collarbone: I’m afraid I will be attacked again
Under Arm: I don’t want to be touched there again
Top of Head: I don’t feel safe
Stay tuned for part 4 of this series on activating your memories through the “doors” of taste and smell (gustatory and olfactory.)
Carol Look, EFT Master
Part 4 of 5: Taste and Smell
Maybe you experienced heavy family fighting during the dinner hour and at the dining room table --- this will certainly affect your taste buds!
- Are there any foods that you are repulsed by?
- What does the disgusting taste remind you of?
- What were you eating when you heard bad news?
- What restaurants do you avoid because of painful memories?
- When did your allergies start?
Also, many families control their children with punishments and rewards involving foods…if you’re good you get an ice cream cone, eat your vegetables or you won’t be healthy, no dessert until you finish your beans…
Karate chop point: Even though I feel repulsed by vegetables, and they remind me of ______________, I deeply and completely love and accept who I am…Even though the taste of _________ is disgusting to me, I choose to accept the associated memories, and I accept who I am and what memories come up for me…Even though the taste of ______________ reminds me of bad times, I choose to accept my emotions connected with these tastes.
Eyebrow: I’m repulsed by this taste
Side of Eye: It tastes disgusting to me
Under Eye: It’s leaving a bad taste in my mouth
Under Nose: It reminds me of someone I know
Chin: This bad taste in my mouth
Collarbone: I remember what I was eating when I heard the bad news
Under Arm: I can’t eat that food because it reminds me of ___________
Top of Head: My body is rejecting this food because of my feelings
Karate chop point: Even though I don’t like the taste in my mouth, I choose to accept my emotions behind this reaction…Even though this leaves a bad taste in my mouth, I accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I don’t want to eat what I don’t want to eat, and don’t make me!!! I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Eyebrow: I don’t want to eat it
Side of Eye: Don’t make me eat this
Under Eye: I don’t want to eat it
Under Nose: Leave me alone
Chin: I want to eat what I choose
Collarbone: I have this bad taste in my mouth
Under Arm: I don’t like the taste in my mouth
Top of Head: I have this terrible taste in my mouth
SMELL: Our olfactory memory is critical to our lives, and whether you encounter perfumes, shampoos, old houses or some other strong smell, odors may unearth memories that can then be targeted with EFT.
- Does the smell of someone’s perfume remind you of someone who died or someone you do or don’t love?
- Does her shampoo remind you of a time long ago?
- Does that stranger’s cologne remind you of anything bad?
- Does walking into the old house remind you of a relative?
Karate chop point: Even though the smell reminds me of a bad time in my life, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway…Even though his cologne gives me the creeps, I accept and respect who I am and how I feel…Even though the aromas are reminding me of my past, I choose to feel present and calm.
Eyebrow: I don’t like this smell
Side of Eye: I’m having a reaction to that smell
Under Eye: I feel odd when I smell this scent
Under Nose: I don’t like this smell at all
Chin: It reminds me of a bad time
Collarbone: I’m afraid of the memories
Under Arm: I don’t want to remember right now
Top of Head: I don’t like what this reminds me of
Karate chop point: Even though her perfume reminds me of a lot of negative memories, I deeply and completely love and accept my reactions…Even though I’m so sensitive to those odors, I choose to calm down my reactions...Even though I’ve always been over sensitive, and I wonder what started this reaction, I accept and respect myself anyway.
Eyebrow: Her perfume reminds me of bad times
Side of Eye: I’m so sensitive to chemical odors
Under Eye: I’ve always been “over sensitive”
Under Nose: Maybe I could get over this reaction
Chin: I feel sick when I smell these odors
Collarbone: I choose to calm down my energy system
Under Arm: I accept who I am and how I feel
Top of Head: I accept who I am and how I am reacting
Stay tuned for the final installment on Emotional Responses to the Media.
Carol Look, EFT Master
Part 5 of 5: Emotional Responses to the Media
EMOTIONS: Of course seeing the news, television shows or movies provide very sharp triggers for your emotions and interpersonal conflicts. I remember coming home for lunch one afternoon this summer and watching the television as they videotaped an airplane that had lost control of its landing gear and was running out of fuel. They kept focusing on photos of the trapped passengers and speculating on how they must be feeling. It ended well, but watching of course ruined my day. (While finishing this article, a small plane crashed into a building in New York City…) When I insist on watching, I find it very effective to tap on myself in front of the news.
While this is mostly a visual trigger, movies and news programs do a good job of engaging all your “channels” so don’t be surprised if you find other pathways for memories to surface when watching the television. There are always loud sound effects, images that make us “feel” something in our guts, and of course, the basic visual stimulation through color, lights and images.
Karate chop point: Even though the news is so agitating to me, I deeply and completely love and accept who I am…Even though I feel so anxious whenever I watch the news, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and my reactions…Even though I feel this anxiety whenever I hear the negative stories, I choose to feel calm and peaceful.
Eyebrow: I feel so helpless
Side of Eye: I feel so out of control
Under Eye: The news makes me angry
Under Nose: The news makes me afraid
Chin: This anxiety in my stomach
Collarbone: This tension in my neck
Under Arm: I don’t want to watch it anymore
Top of Head: I’m afraid of all that I see and hear
I know that many of us are troubled by the war images and ongoing loss of life. Between newspapers, televisions and conversations, we can’t get away from it all. Definitely use the tapping as a way to soothe yourself if you can’t seem to get away from the images.
Karate chop point: Even though the images of the war make me angry, I deeply and completely love and accept who I am…Even though I can’t take the stories anymore, I choose to feel calm and peaceful…Even though I feel helpless and powerless, I choose to accept who I am and how I feel.
Eyebrow: I feel angry when I watch the news
Side of Eye: I feel scared when I see what’s happening
Under Eye: I feel upset when I hear what’s going on
Under Nose: These images are upsetting me
Chin: Why do I keep watching?
Collarbone: I have to know what’s going on
Under Arm: Maybe I don’t
Top of Head: I’m not helping anyone…
There are musicals, tragedies, comedies and shoot-em-ups. Choose a genre and watch it on television or rent a movie depicting something you could tap on. Use EFT to collapse the fears and associations. These movies are full of scenes and feelings that will help you cut down more “trees in your forest” as Gary would say. There is always the typical suspense feeling from chase scenes in movies that could be very useful as a trigger for people who lived in the midst of chronic stress when they were growing up.
Karate chop point: Even though watching the chase scene scared me, I accept who I am and how I feel…Even though I can relate to that character, I deeply and completely love and accept myself…Even though I feel exactly what he feels, I accept who I am and how I feel right now.
Eyebrow: I feel what he is feeling
Side of Eye: I don’t like these feelings
Under Eye: I feel afraid of what’s coming next
Under Nose: I know something bad is about to happen
Chin: I can’t stand the tension
Collarbone: I can feel the tension
Under Arm: I don’t want to see what happens
Top of Head: I know something bad will happen
Karate chop point: Even though the tension reminds me of my childhood, I choose to feel calm and peaceful right now…Even though I feel the way I did as a child, I accept who I am and how I am reacting…Even though the tension makes me feel powerless, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.
Eyebrow: I don’t want to see how this turns out
Side of Eye: I’m afraid of what is going to happen next
Under Eye: I hate this feeling in my stomach
Under Nose: I feel queasy deep inside
Chin: I hate the suspense of this
Collarbone: I want to feel calm and peaceful
Under Arm: I want to feel back in control
Top of Head: I choose to feel back in control
While there are many more ways to trigger your feelings from old memories or events, this is a good start! I hope this helps,
Carol Look, EFT Master
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