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A report from a "hopeless" binge drinking client

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Giving relief to severe addictions with EFT is among our more challenging endeavors. Rarely do we just tap on "my alcoholism" and expect to get lasting results in a round or two. Instead, this is where the "art of delivery" for these procedures becomes important. Typically, we must go back in time and "unload" many severe issues from someone's past and thus de-fuse the anxiety ridden events that serve as drivers to the addiction.

Carol Maker works with Corrections institutions (prisons) and deals with inmates as well as parolees. Addictions, of course, are often among the many challenges encountered. She details for us below how she helped a "binge drinker" get relief from alcohol urges by neutralizing events surrounding the death of his parents. While this seems to do the job, at least for now, prudence would suggest that more work be done with other emotionally laden past events. Addictions are methods of escape from emotional pain and thus the more emotional pain we can neutralize, the less likely the client is to revert to the addictive substance.

Also, hats off to Carol for her skill in this case.

Hugs, Gary

By Carol Maker

Hi Gary,

Last month I got a call from a probation officer to see if I could help a client who was "hopeless". I was told the client was a binge drinker with an electronic monitoring device used as an attempt to stop him from drinking and breaking his probation.

The client told me he was haunted every day by memories of his mother's death, and had ongoing daily urges to drink. He told me in confidence that he binged at least 3 x per month, but did not want his probation officer to know as he had been in jail many times for his problem. I told him my services were free providing he would be a spokesperson for this method if it worked. He agreed.

We worked for 2 1/2 hours around several events surrounding his mother's suicide when he was 5 and his father's recent death. I used both EFT and TIR. During the session, he kept asking me if I was an angel and wanted to know what I was "doing" to him as he kept feeling "electrical surges". At the end, he finally asked me if I was a witch. He was smiling, but there was a worried look on his face ... After the session I didn't hear from him again until yesterday.

He called to say that he had no further upsetting thoughts about his mother's death and he had not had a single urge to drink in a month. He said he was so sure that he was cured that I could now reveal to his probation officer (and others) the truth about the extent of his binge problem. When the lead probation officer in the chemical dependency heard the story (I've worked with him around HIS mother's death with great results) he emailed me with the comment. "Exciting times. This may give us some testimonials which would lend credence to using these techniques as an adjunct to more conventional chemical abuse Tx [treatment]."

... now wouldn't that be nice???

Carol Maker

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