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Using EFT

Using EFT to resolve issues in your dreams

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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,

Shoshana Garfield shares with us her methods to resolve issues that occur in her dreams. While she muscle tests herself to assess whether or not her method is successful, I think it would be worthwhile to also note how your life shifts as the result of repeated applications of this idea.

Hugs, Gary

By Shoshana Garfield

Dear Gary,

I've been using this idea for a few months and I love it.  I wanted to share it with others - it is easy to offer as an option for homework for clients and it is great for self-work.

Every morning when I awake, before I get out of bed, I try to recollect my dreams from the night before, but this is an optional step - I just really enjoy the complexity and colour of my own dreams!  

I muscle test to see if the dreaming of whatever issues I was processing that night (this does not require you to remember your dreams), was sufficient to resolve the issues (usually a no) or, if tapping could resolve the issues (usually a yes).  Then I simply say as my set-up:

Even though I have these unresolved dream issues, I fully and totally love and accept myself, including the parts with these issues!

Even though I've got these unresolved issues, whatever they may be, I don't know, I totally love and accept myself.

Even though some parts of me are holding onto these issues, I thank them for bringing them up in my dreams.  I can and do choose to resolve them with tapping right now.

My reminder phrase is: These unresolved dream issues.  I sometimes pepper in 'I choose to resolve them' or I am grateful for the opportunity to resolve them' or 'I resolve them now'.

I muscle test after each round to see if these dream issues are all fully resolved at all levels of my being; if it is not resolved in two or so rounds, it becomes material for more conscious work later.

Because the set-up and reminders are always pretty much the same, it does not need much conscious attention or even being fully awake.  The repetitiveness also makes it easier to do every day.

These dream issues are important - they are difficult enough to need the unconscious processing of dreaming, and current enough to demand attention at that moment.  The great thing is that one doesn't ever need to understand the dreams, or even remember them (!!) in order to resolve the issues.

I have even gotten to the point where I sometimes 'dream tap' - I actually see myself tapping on a dream whilst in the dream!  Those are usually the days I test that I've resolved the issues through the process of dreaming.  They are getting more and more frequent as well.

As ever, Gary, thank you so much for the opportunity to heal with this incredibly effective, versatile and creative method.


Shoshana Garfield


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