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91-year-old woman passes her driving test after EFT

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks to Kiya Immergluck for this reminder about the widespread uses of EFT. She says, "I learned a valuable lesson once again.  When Gary says, "Try it on everything," I now include a new mantra:  "Try it on EVERYBODY!"  I stopped myself for months from working with Jane because of her age, and I was totally wrong!"

Hugs, Gary

By Dr. Kiya L. Immergluck, EFT-ADV

Dear Gary,

A friend called me the other day because she was very upset that she didn't pass her driving test.  For many years now, my friend has had to take the test every year because of her age, and she has always passed with flying colors.

"Jane" is a fiercely independent, highly intelligent woman who lives alone and treasures her ability to get anywhere she wants to go by driving her own car.  For a long time, she has been the only one of the "old broads" (as she lovingly refers to her contemporaries) who still drives a car.

Jane is very pragmatic and knows that the day will come when she won't be able to drive a car safely anymore.  She is willing to accept that inevitability, but she was convinced that this time she had a mean woman testing her, and that was the main reason she failed.

She asked me if that tapping thing I do might help her, so I offered to come over and teach EFT to her.  I realized that I hesitated to teach her in the past because I assumed that she was too old and set in her ways to get past the mental "writing on her walls" to accept the strange procedures I was using.

What I realized as soon as I started working with Jane is that she took to EFT easily and effortlessly.  It was clearly the writing on MY walls that stopped me from teaching her a lot sooner!

Jane told me that she was never nervous about taking the driving test in the past because she was always confident that she is a good, careful driver.  She told me that she has been nervous every day since she flunked the test because bad weather conditions in Chicago prevented her from going right back to re-take the driving test.

So, we concentrated on the incident with the woman who flunked her.  We went through the movie of that event, and zeroed-in on the most upsetting aspects which Jane reported had levels of intensity of 10 on a 10-point scale.  I told Jane that I like to use humor and exaggeration to deal with certain issues, and she was very receptive to that approach.  I have rarely heard Jane use any kind of profanity, but she really enjoyed calling the driving instructor "a mean bitch!"

Even though that mean woman said you FAILED the test…

Even though that mean bitch flunked me…

Even though that mean bitch wouldn't let me drive around the block again…

With the first round, Jane reported that her level of intensity went from 10 to 7 out of 10.  With the way that she was laughing, I suspected that the number was even smaller, but we continued through 3 more rounds until Jane was laughing and shouting:  "That MEAN bitch!"

When Jane reported that her level of intensity was 0 out of 10, I had her tell me the whole story again about taking the test.  She remained at a 0 and told me that she really hoped she would get a different instructor next time - hopefully a nice MAN, but that she wasn't even nervous if she happened to get the same woman again!

Before I left, Jane asked me if I thought that tapping would work for her chronic insomnia.  I told her to try the Personal Peace Procedure.  Jane told me the following week that she has begun to tap every night when she is tucked into bed, and that she is amazed that it works like a charm!  Every night, Jane starts tapping at bedtime and "the next thing I know, it's morning!"

Yesterday, Jane took her test again with a different woman, who also wasn't very nice.  Jane was thrilled to report that she passed her test this time and has her new driver's license.  "I wasn't nervous at all AND I was well rested!  That tapping thing is really amazing!"

I learned a valuable lesson once again.  When Gary says, "Try it on everything," I now include a new mantra:  "Try it on EVERYBODY!"  I stopped myself for months from working with Jane because of her age, and I was totally wrong!  By the way, Jane just turned 91 years young!

God bless you,



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