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Time and Reframing: An Easy Technique that Generates Fast Results

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Hi Everyone,

EFT Master and expert reframer Tania Prince gives us this advanced article. In her intro she says, "Mastering the art of reframing is one more tool in your therapeutic arsenal that can help you become even more effective in gaining results using EFT. Reframing is also fun for both the therapist and client. With that in mind, this article contains information on a stunningly easy, fun reframe. It is one I commonly use."

Hugs, Gary


By Tania Prince, EFT Master

Introduction 

Mastering the art of reframing is one more tool in your therapeutic arsenal that can help you become even more effective in gaining results using EFT. Reframing is also fun for both the therapist and client. With that in mind, this article contains information on a stunningly easy, fun reframe. It is one I commonly use.

What is Reframing?

Reframing is the art and skill of helping people change their perspective and view on their issues. Reframing is a powerful therapeutic tool that can create profound and fast change. EFT and reframing are commonly combined. There are many different types of reframes that can be used. The particular method highlighted in this article is a very simple and powerful method that I have used many times highly successfully. It is also easy to use and master. 

Example: Dealing with an Alcohol Addiction 

The following case was taken from the work I did with Carmen (not her real name), a client who had an alcohol addiction. At the point in the therapy where we talked about the below we had already made massive progress with the client’s drinking issue. She had stopped and was now only having an occasional rare binge.

Questioning her about the binges, Carmen said they only occurred when her boyfriend went out.  Whenever he left the house she had a sense fear that something dreadful would happen to him and that he wouldn’t come back. She went on to explain that this feeling had been something she had experienced throughout her life. (This statement implies that the causative event for this feeling was early in her life).

Finding the Core Event 

I asked Carmen to access the feelings that she had when her boyfriend left the house. 

When she had accessed her feelings, I asked her where they were in her body and asked her to put her attention on those feelings. We started to tap on the karate point and I asked her to keep her attention on the feelings and go all the way back to the very first time she had ever felt those feelings. (This technique can be read in more detail in a previous article I wrote called, “Finding and dealing with core issues”)

When asked what event had popped into her mind, Carmen told me about a time when she was about three years old. She was crying on the stairs in her house. Mum and Dad had gone out and she woke up and started to go down the stairs of her home. She had stopped half-way and was sobbing.

Shift between then and now 

Karate Point: “Even though I was three years old and no one was there, I am all alone, I completely and totally love and approve of myself

Karate Point; “Even though there was no one there and I was frightened, I completely and totally love and approve of myself”

Karate Point: “So even though they left me and no one was there, I completely and totally love and approve of myself”.

Eye Brow: “I was all alone

Side of the eye: “No one was there

Under the eye: They’d gone, mummy and daddy were never coming back”

Under the nose: I switched tonality at this point and directly addressed the adult client and asked;

“How long was it before they did come back?”

She laughed and said, “I think it was a few minutes, not long”

Chin: Switching straight back to the tonality and tense I had used before I had asked the question, I continued, “I was all alone”

Collarbone: “They are never coming back”

The words that I am using here when saying, “I was all alone”, reflect Carmen’s 3 year old’s point of view.

At this point we stopped as Carmen was now finding it highly amusing. She obviously had shifted her original emotions.

How does this Reframe work? 

 

 

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