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Official EFT Tutorial

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An Extraordinary Self Help Tapping Tool

This may seem like a bold statement but....

Borrowing Benefits can produce better results in one
session than years of conventional therapy.

And it can all be done in your living room and at your own pace.

And it doesn't require you to learn EFT in intricate detail.  A working knowledge, or less, is likely to produce good results.  That's why it is sometimes called Easy EFT.

If you use our specially designed EFT Borrowing Benefits (Easy EFT) videos, this fun-to-do Tapping process is like having a personal EFT session with me.  It allows you to experience much of the sophistication that I have injected into the EFT procedures since 1995. 

It's not perfect. We don't get 100%. But neither does conventional therapy. I've led audiences of several hundred people through this Tapping process and, invariably, about 85% report positive results. Further, upon discussions with the remaining 15%, I learned that most of them didn't follow the instructions properly. The bottom line here is that impressive benefits are available to anyone willing to learn the process.

Through Borrowing Benefits, my eyesight improved and all signs of my astigmatism vanished.  Helen Racz

I quit biting my fingernails.  Vicki Barnes

Borrowing Benefits brought up a lot of issues I didn't even know I had.  Kathilyn Solomon

I think Borrowing Benefits will change the world.  Ted Robinson

In essence, it involves Tapping along with someone else's issue while watching an EFT Tapping sessions (either live or on video) and thus "Borrowing Benefits" for yourself. It makes perfect sense because the issues being addressed for someone else on stage tend to parallel yours. You may not have the precise fears, guilt, traumas, resentments, etc. as the person on stage but you DO have your versions of them. Thus, while the on stage Tapping may not aim at the exact center of your issue, it frequently lands on the target and is usually close enough to the center to bring major EFT benefits.

Let's look at this from another angle. Suppose, for example, the on stage client is a male war veteran dealing with his intense traumas.  In this case, you might erroneously conclude that Borrowing Benefits from his session wouldn't work for you because his war issues have seemingly nothing to do with your issues as a housewife, architect or musician.

Not so.

Whatever your station in life, you have collected a lifetime of fears, guilt, resentments, traumas and the like that parallel those of the war veteran. Everyone does this. The details may be different but the essence of these emotional issues is the same. Borrowing Benefits works nicely on this essence and that's why it often produces surprisingly deep EFT rewards.  Many people have difficulty with this concept because it is counter-intuitive.  That's OK.  You may just use those Borrowing Benefits videos that appear to display issues that are synonymous with your own. This will limit your selection, of course, but once you have mastered the process you will no longer need any video prompts and can thus expand your Borrowing Benefits to the multitudes of high quality sessions (e.g. The EFT Art of Delivery videos) that I have included on this website. 

In our advanced videosI have included 11 specially designed Borrowing Benefits videos for your use. These videos instruct you when to tap along and when to pause the video so you can assess and guide your own results.  Here's a brief video giving you two examples from our Borrowing Benefits videos.  The first one features Tam and his difficulty with a past memory while the second one features a delightful couple, Roger & Mary, undergoing an EFT couples counseling session.




These videos have proven to be highly effective EFT tools and, in the eyes of many, they are more entertaining than any reality TV show.  Further, each one can be used repeatedly for thousands of issues.  I know of no limit to their usefulness. 

Caveat:  While EFT, Borrowing Benefits and The EFT Personal Peace Procedure are widely used as self-help Tapping tools, about 3 or 4% of the population (my estimate) are frail enough emotionally and physically that they shouldn't attempt ANY form of healing without the presence and/or guidance of a qualified health professional.


INSTRUCTIONS:  Two Options to Borrow Benefits

Option 1.  The simple but reasonably effective way.

If you don't want to study and learn the in-depth use of the Borrowing Benefits process given in Option #2 below, you can simply tap along with the videos as though you were the on-stage client.  No need to follow the detailed EFT Tapping instructions or to memorize anything, make lists or exercise diligence of any kind. Just tap along with the on-stage clients.  Easy.  Enjoy the intriguing videos and allow my experienced delivery of EFT to reach into your own issues. You should, however, at least be familiar with the EFT Tapping points as given in our article, How to do the EFT Tapping Basics - The Basic Recipe

If you choose this method, however, your results are not likely to be as dramatic in the short run because you are not aiming EFT at anything specific. 

But, if you perform this Tapping process consistently (at least  3 times per week), it will tend to work on your specifics in the background and your improvements should gradually show up as the weeks unfold.  The more you do it, the better your results.  After 3 or 4 weeks, you may notice that your headaches, backaches and other bodily symptoms subtly decline or disappear.  Your relationships may become easier.  You may lose weight, make better decisions and things that used to annoy you may cease to be bothersome.  In short, a subtle but powerful form of peace will likely substitute for many of your negative emotions so that a new level of calm and freedom from pain can be yours.  Many people start off with this option and then graduate to Option 2 below.

Option 2.  The dedicated way that can get right to the roots.

These instructions assume a working knowledge of Parts I & II of the Gold Standard EFT Tutorial

Start by listing 5 bothersome memories (Specific Events). Typically they would be about 5 seconds to 3 minutes long but they must be short enough to have only 1 emotional crescendo within each one.  You may not collapse them all in one session.  If not, then save the unresolved (or partially resolved) ones for another time.  Some memories have more than one emotional crescendo and, if so, consider them separate memories for this purpose.

Make a mental movie of each Specific Event (or crescendo) and give it a brief title. Estimate the intensity on a 0-10 scale as that intensity shows up NOW (not when the event originally happened). For this purpose, 10 is as intense as it has ever been and 0 is no intensity whatsoever.

  • Write down the movie titles and the current 0-10 intensities of the corresponding crescendos.
  • Select 1 of these Specific Events (crescendos) for which you would like to Borrow Benefits.
  • Play the EFT Tapping video and tap along with the onstage client.

    • Pause from time to time to check the intensity of your bothersome memory.
    • If the intensity is zero, then choose another Specific Event (crescendo) and resume with the video.
    • If the intensity is not zero, then write down the new number and resume with the video.
    • If new issues show up during the process, make a note of them for future Borrowing Benefits sessions.
    • When you reach the end of your video then your session is over.  Start a new session to address left over issues or new issues. 

When the original 5 Specific Events (crescendos) have been collapsed, repeat the process with 5 more.  You can use and re-use the Borrowing Benefits videos thousands of times.

Useful Concepts

  1. These Tapping videos are Universally Useful in that each of them is capable of addressing thousands of therapeutic issues. It is an error to conclude that only those videos with subjects that match yours will be useful. To the contrary, these videos have been purposely designed to approach issues from numerous angles. This allows your highly intelligent subconscious system to draw many parallels to your own circumstances.

  2. These videos are re-useable. You can use them repeatedly for as many Specific Events (crescendos) as you like.

  3. You must approach these video sessions with a relaxed attitude. The process will be unfamiliar to you at first and you will likely have initial difficulty keeping up with the Tapping pace. That is to be expected. Just do your best and resist the temptation to be concerned over “doing it right.” The Tapping procedure is a relatively forgiving process and, if you miss a point or two in one round of Tapping, it will be picked up again as the video progresses. Enjoy the videos. They are very engaging. After awhile, the pace will seem easy.

  4. Once you have established the Specific Event (crescendo) for which you are Borrowing Benefits, forget about it until it is time to pause and assess the intensity of your crescendo. Do NOT try to focus on your Specific Event during the videos. That is just getting yourself in the way and may serve to thwart the process.

  5. If you aren’t getting the benefits you were expecting, the possible reasons for this include…

    • You may be shifting from one aspect to another without realizing it. In this case, you have likely reduced or collapsed the original aspect and are now on to another one. Thus, when assessing your intensity, make sure you are still on the same aspect. Note: Aspects,if you are not already familiar with them, are covered in Finding Aspects within the EFT Tapping Process

    • You may be shifting from one emotion to another within the same crescendo. For example, you may have started with anger and then shifted to sadness. This means the anger has been reduced and now the sadness is a new aspect to be dealt with separately (as though it was a new crescendo).

    • Your current Specific Event (crescendo) may be bouncing off of another, more foundational event further back in the past. If so, Borrow Benefits on the more distant event. If you cannot locate the past event then put this item aside temporarily and go on to others. Chances are, it will collapse as a result of other issues collapsing. Also, as you Borrow Benefits, you are likely to uncover other bothersome memories.  Make note of them for future Borrowing Benefits sessions.

  6. If you are unable to remember Specific Events then make one up.  This may seem like a fiction but the made up event still comes from you.  Sometimes this is more useful than an actual event.

  7. This Borrowing Benefits process is much more powerful than you might think. Accordingly, please consult with a qualified professional before using these procedures.

e-hugs, Gary

© Gary Craig & Tina Craig
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Please note: This Tutorial, while useful, was replaced in 2014 by my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. More efficient. More powerful. Full explanation given in my free, easy-to-read e-book, The Unseen Therapist