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Good progress with tinnitus.

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Hi Everyone,

In my experience, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), has been a stubborn ailment to correct...even for EFT. I've only been able to address it during the breaks at seminars and, about half the time, it subsides noticeably (sometimes completely). While I haven't had an opportunity to followup very often, my sense of it is that the "fix" is only temporary...and...that it tends to be contributed to by unresolved emotional issues. Anyone who wants to specialize in this ailment will have many eager clients.

We have seen repeatedly through the application of EFT that physical ailments are often manifestations of unresolved emotional issues. Mair Llewellyn from the UK gives us evidence that this includes tinnitus. As you will see, her client used EFT for a complete cessation of tinnitus....until she was confronted with some family tension.

Also within Mair's story is evidence of the healthy cognitive shifts that often occur with the application of EFT.

Hugs, Gary

by Mair Llewellyn-Edwards

This story illustrates just why I love sharing EFT so much. It shows how, when we teach it, our clients become free to help themselves.

"Beryl" came to see me six weeks ago. She had been off work for three months following the loss of two people close to her and wanted help in coping with the sadness.

After the death of her mother-in-law she was strong in supporting her husband and family. Unfortunately, only one week later her husband died unexpectedly. Once again she was strong to support her children. However, now three months later, she felt so much sadness inside.

Whilst she told me her story I asked her if we could do some EFT together. She followed along with me as she talked. During her really sad times we just rubbed the sore spot together. As she became a little calmer we gently tapped on all of her face points.

Half an hour later, I asked her if she would go through what happened with me again. This time, as she told her story, it was very different. This time, she interjected celebratory gems of his life. She expressed appreciation of her life together with her husband. Wonder and gratitude of the peaceful way he had died. Gary often says these cognitive shifts happen during the EFT process. I watched this very natural transformation happening without any help from me.

At the end of our time together we practised the whole of The Basic Recipe. I gave her a little chart of the points and the whole EFT routine to take home.

A week later she came to see me again and said she had used EFT on her tinnitus. Apparently this tinnitus problem had developed around a year ago during the time of nursing her mother-in law. I give Beryl's description below of how she used EFT on her tinnitus.

Whilst rubbing her sore spot she said "Even though EFT cannot free me of tinnitus, I know it will help"

Then on the face points alternately "Free me of tinnitus" "It will help" "Free me...................."

Beryl said the tinnitus totally disappeared for four days following this routine, She just couldn't believe it and she admitted she tried to get it back, without success. It returned out of the blue at a time when she was experiencing some family tension. Interestingly enough she never thought to use EFT on it this time. We discussed why she hadn't used EFT and how to apply it when the time was right.

Before she left me, Beryl reported a feeling of now having the wherewithal to help herself. Putting EFT to the tinnitus test had given her great faith in using it on everything.

Mair Llewellyn-Edwards UK

Brief Followup

Hello Gary,

You may remember I was to see the client who became totally free of tinnitus for some days after using EFT. "Beryl" came last Wednesday (still with her tinnitus). It worsens whenever she experiences distress in her life (unfortunately her Mother died just two weeks ago). However, she says she is consistently able to reduce the intensity of the sounds with EFT. She also reports that EFT has been a real calming balm to her particularly at this time

Prior to her mother's death she recalled the very first time she had experienced the sound of this ringing in her ears. She said "I can still hear it now". This memory came to her whilst she was doing a round of EFT at home. As a child, she lived near a factory who's manufacturing produced almost constant high pitched sounds. Her parents were unable to hear these noises. The frustration of this (their lack of understanding/hearing) used to upset and annoy her. Whilst she was with me she was keen to use the emotional intensity of that child's frustration in the set up phrase.

After several rounds of gentle tapping, the high pitched sounds diminished considerably. On the last round she noticed a real improvement whilst using one of Pat's ideas. "Even though the factory sounds used to frustrate upset and annoy me, I choose to be free of those sounds now".

I would love to hear Beryl say she is totally free. Who knows. She left me feeling far calmer than when she arrived.

Have a lovely weekend Gary,



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