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Using EFT as a Mother

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Hi Everyone,

Carol Tuttle discusses her use of EFT with her children.  Another discussion on this topic can be found on our website at A "must" Procedure for Children

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By Carol Tuttle

Using EFT, I've helped my children overcome significant challenges and trials that definitely would have impaired their personal development. I've used it to help them conquer difficult issues, eliminate dysfunctional patterns, and release their fears of not being able to achieve their desired goals. EFT has helped them clear their limiting beliefs and the typical feelings of low self-worth that commonly burden young people during their junior high and high school years.

Now that my children are older -- they range in age from 18 to 24 -- I can look back and see how EFT successfully assisted them as teenagers and young adults. Having used EFT together with each of them during their teenage years, we've all become more proficient at it. Although I was the one to initiate their practice of EFT, and engage them in it, I've seen how they have embraced it in their own right, implementing the process without needing my constant participation.

For example, one of my younger sons is 18, and a senior in high school. He has a little note thumb-tacked to the ceiling over his bed. When he wakes up in the morning, and as he is going to sleep at night, he sees it. It is one little word: TAP. One night as we were talking, I happened to lie down on his bed next to him and looked up at the ceiling. It amused me to see that little square piece of paper with that short reminder on it. Because I didn't tell him to put it there, I thought it was really cool.

As a parent, I've learned not to draw too much attention to things like that because my kids still think EFT is kind of weird and funky. But they're willing to use EFT because they've seen the results. They know firsthand that it improves their feelings of self worth, lifts their mood, and increases their overall sense of well being. They're encouraged by that, and motivated to implement EFT based on results, regardless of how out-of-the-ordinary EFT might be.

As another example, I can point to my daughter who is now 20 years old. She was a junior in high school when she decided to run for senior class president. That was a big goal because, in her very large school, competition was keen. As in competitive sports, school politics is another arena in which EFT can be a valuable resource. While you're developing yourself as an athlete or player, you realize that only one team or one person gets to win, and this can bring up fears and limiting beliefs. I knew EFT would release her fear of failure, raise her spirits and build her courage. At my suggestion, she first listed her fears on paper. I taught her to use EFT a few times each day during the campaign, to "tap out" her fears on particular points along her energy meridians. This helped her clear any negative programming she had accumulated. Next, she used EFT to firmly anchor positive energy, "tapping in" what are referred to as "reframes." By reframing her fear statements, she was able to focus on the desired outcome.

Some of her positive statements included:

"I am getting my name out there."

"I am known by my peers and the students of my school and am held in high regard."

"I am winning the election."

"I am doing this for the right reasons."

As she made reframing a part of her campaign experience, it was really exciting for me to see how -- win or lose -- she was increasingly able to work with herself, developing more confidence in pursuit of something with an unpredictable outcome. Although she did not win the election, she enjoyed the campaign tremendously. And she developed her confidence in a way that otherwise would not have been possible.

Carol Tuttle

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