- Pain Management
- We saw the swelling subside in front of our eyes.
- Acute leg pain and two rashes disappear after using EFT to "Chase the Pain"
- EFT newbie helps pain ridden client to squeal with delight
- 20 years of Sciatica disappears with EFT
- Sometimes core issues just show up after a little tapping
- Two year belly pain (emotionally caused) - gone in half an hour
- Leg pain from accident disappears
- Instant Messaging brings instant EFT results for a muscle cramp
- Can EFT mask a pain to the detriment of the client?
- Calming and Clearing Chronic Pain with EFT... for Practitioners and Clients
- EFT for menstrual cramps
- EFT finally works for Anne Stevenson after she pours on the Texas honey
- EFT Relieves Post-Operative Pain for a 90-Year-Old Woman
- Severe ovary pain eliminated with EFT and exploratory surgery becomes unnecessary
- EFT or witchcraft?
- Eric Robins, MD explains how a chronic pain expert links pain and unresolved emotions
- Pain Relief - New "Acupuncture without Needles" Technique Reports 80% Effectiveness, Often Out-Performing Drugs
- Twelve years of ankle pain vanishes -- 18 month follow up still shows no pain
- The hand pain with many past events linked to it
- Relieving menstrual cramps
- If we just follow the physical symptoms we can eliminate the emotional pain
- Getting more out of a massage with mental EFT
- Newbie gets complete relief from painful gum disease while reading the EFT Manual
- A "one point wonder" on pain & a question on morning sickness
- New Ways to Handle Pain with EFT
- The spider bite that wouldn't go away until.....
- Severe sore throat vanishes after persistent use of EFT
- Rapid relief for a torn rotator cuff
- Tap while you listen to what your aching body has to say
- How to spill boiling water on yourself and come out of it with minimal pain
- EFT clears poison oak
- Osgood-Schlatter symptoms disappear in minutes with EFT
- Intense fears about giving birth are eased with EFT
- From chronic pain to joy with EFT in 9 minutes -- 20 year auto accident pain vanishes
- Genital pains
- A long list of successes by an EFT Newbie
- EFT halts the severe pain side effects of Interferon treatment in minutes!
- EFT relieves painful constipation
- Pain--A decision to use EFT instead of meds and surgery
- MD states: "I know that EFT can do all that is reported to be possible"
- When physical symptoms persist despite EFT treatment
- Relief of diabetic neuropathy and constant toe pain
- Scald pain relief, trigeminal neuralgia, sea urchin spike, menstrual pain, trembling absent minded surgeon, jealous lover
- Quick stomach pain relief for a surprised client
- EFT for dental fear and a major dental procedure
- EFT for painful cystitis gets lasting results in 15 minutes - follow up included
- Relieving menstrual pain: "My uterus was depressed"
- A quickie pain relief case
- EFT calms overwhelming pain from a broken finger
- Two weeks of abdominal pain gone in one session
- Gout sufferer dances a jig without pain.
- Using EFT immediately following an accident--The big wounds
- Rapid pain relief in the surgical ward
- Two rounds of EFT eliminates PMS related pain and nausea
- Terri's Pain Relief: "I woke up one morning and realized I could move..."
- EFT eliminates the pain of slamming a finger in a door
- Lorie's TMJ was so bad she was willing to be a medical guinea pig
- The emotional causes of phantom limb pain
- What helped Lenny's sore throat?
- Pain from a pinched finger gone in a minute
- The importance of applying EFT instantly after an accident!
- EFT for Pain: "I saw stars, heard birds twittering and my hand looked like a piece of soft spaghetti" -- including a follow up
- Sore, Swollen Gums Relieved in Minutes
- Painful muscle cramps subside rapidly with EFT
- 60 years of pain gone in 20 minutes
- An acupuncturist overcomes limiting beliefs about EFT and pain
- Hernia relief: "Mom, how did you do that?"
- EFT newbie takes care of her daughter's severe sore throat
- A lesson in psychological reversal -- simply rubbing the "sore spot" may have helped a 5 week ear pain
- Using EFT to give birth without an epidural
- A one minute wonder by a physical therapist brings dramatic relief to intense pain
- No more sciatica for Betty--Getting to a core issue through a metaphor
- The colour of pain
- Spinal Stenosis Pain and Pregnancy Headache
- How to use EFT for pain that keeps returning to the same place
- The case of the Vanishing Vulvodynia
- Ideas for using EFT with phantom limb pain
- Tap even when you are in such pain that you don
- Woman says, "EFT Won't Work For Me"
- EFT and a throat full of razor blades
- Tapping for a deep cat scratch immediately eliminates pain
- Pain and deafness subside over the phone
- Pain in infected arm disappears in 2 brief EFT rounds
- A Dentist uses EFT to help patient ease the excruciating pains of Trigeminal Neuralgia
- EFT for searing chest pain at 5am
- Georgina didn
- Pain Control--Parts I & II
- After 35 years of painful menstrual periods, 20 minutes of EFT eliminates
- Progress with Alex's swollen elbow - combining EFT with homeopathy
- EFT tip for tapping on pain that is hard to describe
- Thumb pain disappears along with relationship issues
- Three years of pain in a swollen ankle disappears after getting to the core issue
- EFT for pain when someone is passing away
- Chronic pain and "The world is not a safe place"
- Thankful mother credits EFT for easing her 12 year old daughter's suffering as she died from a brain tumor
- How to find the emotion that may be causing the pain
- Athletic injuries and other things
- Newcomer learns the value of applying EFT to the "deeper level of the problem."
- Surrogate EFT gives comfort to a 94 year old woman with many health challenges
- EFT reduces pain and swelling, and speeds healing of a fractured ankle
- A classic example of an EFT delayed healing for pain
- Intense face pain fades for EFT professional -- an outside look made the difference
- 25 years of pain from experimental surgery was eliminated with 90 minutes of EFT -- Follow-up: no recurrence of pain after 8 months
- EFT Eliminates need for surgery on torn tendons
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Badly injured fingertip heals in minutes
- EFT quickly counteracts face pain
- When pain or immobility should no longer be there....
- Tightness, pain and palpitations
- Two successful Carpal Tunnel cases
- Mobility and pain relief for Ron Ball's friends
- EFT for sciatica pain - Personal Peace Procedure brings up new core issues
- Surrogate EFT brings multiple benefits to Molly and her mother--an enjoyable trip to the emergency room
- Broad issues, sleeping problems and chronic pain
- Releasing 7 years of pain and much more
- Forgiveness and a clever idea made the difference for Marie Holliday--severe pain from spider bites
- EFT provides relief for 30 years of pain from a car accident--no more Vicodin
- Lori Laskowski's broken nose
- Mentally chasing the pain with EFT
- Jenny's painful breastfeeding had emotional roots
- EFT for post-surgery pain--experimenting with EFT words
- Physician successfully demonstrates EFT on leg pain
- Eight months of chronic pain disappears in 20 minutes over the phone - key emotional issue was the cause
- EFT on stage for pain from a broken wrist - getting to SPECIFIC EVENTS
- Severe chest pain finally subsides after Kris Neyts locates the right issue
- Headaches & Migraines
- Migraine Headache quickly abates without medication
- Taking care of a major migraine in minutes
- Migraine success with a Theater Mom - "Too many people in my head"
- Aneurism results in chronic headache pain that doctors said would never go away. It disappeared with surrogate EFT and has been gone for 5 years.
- Headaches fade after forgiveness addressed
- Migraines and grief eliminated in one session
- From a migraine headache to an epiphany
- 12 years of near constant migraine headaches resolved after finding core emotional issue
- Migraine Headache Relief: No Meds Therapy Reports 80% Effectiveness--Often Works in Minutes
- Surrogate EFT instantly eliminates migraine pain
- Headache, projection and persistence
- Mental EFT wards off a migraine in 10 minutes
- Success for a migraine headache from an EFT Newcomer
- Migraine vanishes in 10 minutes!
- EFT Newbie relieves a headache and severe thumb pain
- Using EFT after a migraine prescription no longer worked.
- Tapping away a hunger headache
- 5 day migraine fades in ten minutes
- Puja helps a client with panic attacks and migraines
- "At first, I found no change..."
- EFT Newbie from Israel successfully relieves his wife's migraine headaches
- 11 month headache vanishes with EFT
- Using color to get to the core issue behind a headache
- Loretta Sparks' approach to migraine headaches and pain
- 40 years of migraines gone in 5 minutes with EFT
- Several brief descriptions of rapid headache relief
- Newbie achieves a 5 minute wonder for a migraine headache
- 40 year debilitating migraine--and much more--gone!
- Surrogate EFT alleviates a migraine over the phone
- Migraine headache relieved while riding in a car
- A newbie reports from the Maldive Islands - migraine relief
- From a seizure to migraines - EFT relief
- Migraine headache resolved in 5 minutes
- Chasing the pain - a creative approach
- Working on a migraine also leads to clearing traumas
- 18 month migraine headache followup--"no more lying down in the middle of the day."
- A methodical case involving chronic headaches
- Skeptical Mom eliminates son's migraine headache
- Successful EFT for a migraine with a skeptical, stressed client
- Chiropractor uses EFT on himself
- EFT eliminates ocular migraine while in the Doctor's waiting room
- Migraine gone in less than 10 minutes
- Migraine headache disappears after identifying core issue
- Being persistent with a headache pays off after many seeming failures
- Step-by-step through a many aspected migraine headache case
- Surrogate EFT helps husband
- Emotional causes for migraine headaches
- A simple headache was linked to shame, guilt and past regrets
- Migraine Headaches: No meds in 5 months
- Back Pain Relief
- Back pain so intense, he had to crawl on his hands and knees.
- The ex-soldier with the painful back
- How cats became the core issue behind low back pain
- Intense back pain and numbness
- Natural Back Pain Relief
- Bernie uses his tapping bear to help a woman with back pain
- After 3 years of back pain, Allan skeptically tries EFT and is now pain free
- 20+ articles on pain and physical symptoms
- Back pain relief: A glowing reason for physicians to consider doing EFT before recommending drugs or surgery
- Back pain relief holds months later
- Severe back pain finally subsides after anger issue uncovered
- Back pain (Scoliosis and Spinal Bifida) disappears after a core issue is uncovered
- Three-week incapacitating back pain relieved in one phone session--many details given
- Back Pain: "Even though this should be working, it's not and I don't know why..."
- Back pain is gone after doing EFT for entrepreneurial worries
- Back pain disappears after resolving "I want to escape from work"
- Intense back pain and numbness
- Three EFT sessions eliminate pain from degenerative disc disease
- Year-long nagging back pain gone in 30 seconds
- Back pain, head issues and "God issues"
- No more back pain despite a damaged lower spine. Is EFT the ultimate natural pain reliever? -- 1.5 year followup included
- Back pain subsides and spine goes into alignment after 14 years of pain
- I fixed my dentist's back pain
- EFT for lingering back pain -- several months later it is still gone
- Anger and rage is at the root of this back pain
- Doubting client gets pain relief after intuitive EFT session
- Pain from a fractured tooth disappears - Did EFT heal the fracture?
- Dr. Fred Feldstein uses EFT for wisdom tooth pain and an itchy, red rash
- EFT for wisdom tooth pain--Success where pain killers failed
- Using EFT for issues with the dentist
- Newbie uses EFT successfully for severe dental pain
- EFT helps avoid a root canal
- EFT relieves a tooth pain that a dentist couldn
- What happened to the dental cavities???
- "And then I realized my tooth pain was gone. It never came back."
- Excruciating dental pain subsides after 10 minutes of EFT
- Another surprising EFT dental result--doomed teeth recover
- EFT relieves tooth pain and then resets rotten tooth
- Newbie to EFT relieves husband's tooth infection
- EFT relieves "Emotional Toothache"
- Two minutes of EFT eliminates severe wisdom tooth pain so severe that painkillers did nothing.
- Rapid recovery for a "frozen shoulder" that was supposed to take up to 3 years
- Freeing up a 10 year painful and immobile shoulder
- Unfreezing a frozen shoulder
- EFT relieves a torn rotator cuff in 5 minutes--surgery avoided
- Pain disappears from arm & shoulder that had been broken in 8 places and were full of plates and screws.
- 10 years of annoying shoulder 'clunk' disappears in 10 minutes
- Years of shoulder pain disappears in one EFT session--"What would your shoulder say...?"
- Range of motion metaphor releases shoulder pain
- Collapsing emotional issues avoids shoulder surgery
- Shoulder pain has its roots in unresolved emotion
- Borrowing benefits from DVDs eliminates neck and shoulder pain
- How EFT allowed a pain client to avoid shoulder surgery
- "Even though this pain can't live in the face of love..."
- Frozen shoulder loosened by EFT
- Neck and shoulder pain disappear after tapping on, "I have to protect myself"
- A solid EFT approach to pain management
- Hip pain vanishes despite the client's skepticism
- Persistent EFT brings relief to stubborn hip pain
- From a hip pain to mother issues
- 15 year intense hip pain disappears after using the EFT "Borrowing Benefits" procedure on a core emotional issue
- Consistent tapping brings peace and relieves pain
- Instant relief of back and hip pain astonishes nurse
- Surrogate EFT when the client is too busy to make her appointment--hip pain relief
- EFT prevents bruising and pain after a fall
- Crippling judgment linked to knee pain--Melinda "asks her knees" for the core issue
- The pain that brought Kathie Cureington to her knees
- Knee pain is relieved after tapping on forgiveness
- Arthritic Knee Pain Relief from EFT despite an official Medical Diagnosis
- The wonderments of surrogate EFT -- this time for knee pain
- Persistent EFT relieves 40 year ankle/knee pain, bent finger and heartburn
- Successful EFT for the pain after knee surgery - including follow-up
- Persistent EFT brings arthritis to its knees
- Roseanna Ellis takes care of a headache, knee pain and back pain while on vacation
- EFT Newbie resolves extreme pain in her knees - "I can't stand this or that..."
- EFT eliminates knee pain even though there was no knee cartilage
- Creative uses of EFT for an embarrassing issue
- EFT for Sports Performance starts with eliminating knee pain
- Joanna's painful foot was traced to an upset with her boyfriend--EFT eliminates pain from her "Jimmy foot"
- Swollen foot subsides in minutes after using EFT
- Was it a miracle, or was it EFT? Is there a difference? - Josh's oozing foot sore.
- An emotional resolution for cold feet and hands
- Using EFT for Cold Feet
- A pain in the feet
- EFT relieves fungal toe nails and athletes foot after 30 minute session
- Severe foot pain and swelling resolves after addressing fears and anxiety about moving forward in life
- Oh my aching feet!
- 83 year old woman watches EFT DVDs and eliminates her 30 years of severe foot pain
- Lump on neck disappears
- 15 year old neck pain disappeared along with a "Life is Hard" belief - Follow-up: still no pain after 1 month
- EFT Relieves Ankle and Neck Injuries--Before and After Thermal Scans Tell the Story
- A fascinating case using EFT and chakra colors
- Neck pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome--Pass the Megaphone
- Lifetime of pain eliminated after finding core issue
- An in-depth approach for relieving severe neck pain
- Strong neck pain finally subsides after SHOUTING the EFT setup phrases
- Neck pain relief after finding the emotional core issues
- The client with "worry in his neck."
- Crook in neck relieved in seconds for postal clerk
- Using EFT for Dry Eyes
- Severe eye pain gone in moments.
- EFT for a macular blister on the eye -- a one in a thousand result
- EFT for digestion and eye problems - the inner child and "Baby John"
- Surrogate EFT while in the dental chair - hygienist's eye pain relieved
- Solid detective work helps EFT clear a long term case of Itchy eyes (conjunctivitis)
- First Aid
- Several examples of using EFT as first aid for twin girls
- EFT first aid for Jerry's crushed finger - he was typing 2 days later
- Creative use of EFT as First Aid for thigh pain
- EFT First Aid
- Robert Syvertsen's spectacular EFT First Aid story
- EFT first aid for the baby who stopped breathing
- First Aid EFT for a burn - and for feeling stupid about getting burned
- EFT is a Parent's Best Friend: Family First Aid, Motion Sickness, Birth Trauma and Vampire Eradication!!
- Using EFT as emotional first aid for children
- Immediate relief from a hot wax burn
- EFT for a burn
- Finger burn immediately extinguished with EFT
- A skeptic uses EFT for burn relief.
- How to avoid the symptoms of a sunburn!
- Burns, bee stings and the like
- EFT First-Aid - The burn with no blisters
- EFT for a bad burn from sizzling fat
- EFT speeds the healing of this child's burn? The doctors and parents were surprised
- Two burn relief stories using EFT
- EFT stops intense burning in the eyes caused by hot peppers--Try it on Everything!
- A 4 year old girl taps on her mother after having her own EFT success with a bad burn
- Step on a Bee, use EFT
- EFT helps newcomer Maridale with hay fever and a wasp sting
- Bee sting swelling subsides as a "side benefit" of an EFT session
- An MD reports on using EFT for a jellyfish sting
- Getting specific on pain....this time on an insect sting
- Oh my! Rosey Green swallowed a stinging wasp
- Immediate EFT alleviates a wasp sting
- Try EFT on Everything--even jellyfish stings
- EFT quickly eliminates any trace of a painful hornet sting
- Painful wasp sting subsides in minutes
- EFT newbie reports many successes ... from betrayal to a bee sting
- All traces of a bee sting are eliminated with 5 minutes of tapping
- Bee Sting: From Hysterics to Happiness in 5 minutes
- EFT after a SERIOUS jellyfish sting
- The injury that should have taken 6 weeks to heal
- Using EFT on a wrist injury
- How could a doctor (or anyone else) explain this dramatic recovery from an injury?
- EFT works on pain even when there is physical damage
- EFT eliminates chronic knee pain from an injury -- follow up included
- Painful injury disappears overnight
- Pain from severe lower back injury is resolved with three rounds of EFT
- Using EFT for the aftermath of a Near Death Experience - severe traumatic brain injury improves dramatically
- A 5 year old boy bounces on his head but calms with 15 seconds of EFT
- EFT helps Terrie recover after her brain injury
- Using EFT to dramatically shorten injury recovery time
- Integrating the Parts:
- Use EFT as soon as you have an injury
- Asthma and a dancing injury
- Surrogate tapping for a severe finger injury rapidly reduces pain and avoids a trip to the Emergency Room
- Surrogate EFT across many State lines cuts healing time in half for a broken arm
- Do-It-Yourself Acupressure Technique Helps With Sports Injuries
- Using EFT on the slopes for a knee injury
- 84 year old woman recovers the use of her arm after muscles and ligaments were injured
- Pain Management
Note: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping and most EFT'ers should find it very helpful. However, if your benefits are temporary or a more in-depth approach is needed, you are urged to explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist, and/or (3) get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.
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Karen McLaughlin from Canada gives us several uses for EFT that benefited both herself and her children. She says this about her own trauma regarding giving birth, "What an incredibly powerful experience that was - I had been carrying around those traumatic memories for almost 9 years, and 15 minutes of tapping totally neutralized them!"
I was introduced to EFT a few months ago by a friend who is an EFT practitioner. I have had great results using it on myself for a variety of issues (including allergies, menstrual cramps, heartburn, anxiety, and tooth pain) and it's a rare day that I don't use EFT for something or other!
While EFT is a fantastic tool for just about anyone, as a parent I am particularly thankful to have this handy tool at my disposal when dealing with many issues related to family life. I would like to share with you a few EFT successes I've had related to my children:
1. First Aid on a bloody nose and injured face
One night about 3 weeks or so after I first started using EFT on myself, my younger son (8 yrs old at the time) ran in the house crying like I haven't seen him do in several years, blood gushing out of his nose and scrapes all over his face. I was really shaken up looking at him! I had no idea what he'd done but it was clear he was in a LOT of pain as it takes a pretty severe injury to even start to get him upset (as it turned out he had done a total face-plant in our neighbour's gravel driveway).
I grabbed some paper towels for his nose and took him into my arms. I held him for a minute then asked if it was okay if I did "some of that tapping" for him and he nodded okay. In this case I tapped surrogately on myself due to his facial injuries. I asked him what hurt the most, he said "my face" so I tapped a couple rounds on the face pain. He started to calm down a bit, I asked him if he felt any better and he said he did, but his nose was really hurting now (and I noticed it was still bleeding pretty heavily). So I tapped a couple of rounds on the pain and bleeding in his nose, he then said it felt better and now his forehead was hurting. I tapped a couple rounds on his forehead pain.
By now he was quite calm and relaxed and said he was feeling a lot better. I notice the bleeding from his nose had stopped completely - it was absolutely gushing before I started; I think we soaked through four paper towels. After that I cleaned up the blood and scuffs on his face and he went merrily on his way. He didn't complain of any more pain at all related to these injuries after that, and the nose bleeding did not return.
2. Motion sickness
My younger son also has had terrible motion sickness since he was about 2 or 3 years old. We had tried just about everything we could think of to alleviate his nausea (including "sea bands", ginger, and Gravol) , but nothing worked to our satisfaction - almost every family car trip ended up with my son becoming violently sick to his stomach at some point. A few weeks after I had started using EFT, we were getting ready to leave on a family camping trip. It was midsummer and the heat always made my son's motion sickness even more intense, so I was starting to get anxious about the car trip. Then I thought, "why not try EFT?".
I surrogate tapped for my son on myself as he didn't want me to tap on him at that time. I did a couple of rounds using the simple setup Even though I have this car sickness…
I did this two or three times a day for a day or two before we left, and a couple of rounds the morning of our trip. Well, I couldn't quite believe it but we made it all the way to our destination (about 3 1/2 hrs of driving) without him having so much as a HINT of nausea. I checked in with him a few times along the way, planning to tap surrogately on any symptoms he was having as we drove, and he assured me he was feeling just fine! On the way back home, I did a couple of quick rounds (again surrogately) before we left, and again he was fine the whole way home (and we even stopped and indulged in a rare fast-food meal partway home - usually that would increase the odds of him feeling seriously ill!) That was back in July and he has not had a hint of motion sickness since then, and I haven't tapped on it since the trip. I can't tell you what a huge blessing this is to our entire family!
3. Birth trauma
I had the opportunity to participate in a group call with Deborah Donndelinger on the topic of Birth Trauma. While I was blessed to have two natural, midwife-attended births, there were specific events that occurred during and after each of my son's births which still held a lot of emotional intensity for me. After a few minutes of discussion with Deborah, we decided to tap on issues related to my younger son's birth - instinctively I felt this was what needed to be addressed.
We zeroed in on three specific events that held intensity for me: 1) Not being allowed to start pushing the baby out when I was ready and having to hold my arm perfectly still while they replaced a faulty IV line before I could push (I was required to have IV oxytocin administered as I pushed the baby out due to complications that happened after my first son's birth) 2) My son's shoulders getting stuck on the way out and the excruciating pain I felt as the midwife pulled him out of me 3) The extremely painful contractions I had for an hour after the birth (due to the IV oxytocin) and complications with my placenta that were similar to my first son's birth.
I was probably at an level of intensity of 8 or 9 on a scale of 0 to 10 for all three of these issues before we tapped. We started with the first issue and tapped a few rounds. Deborah used both my language and also used her intuition to change the wording; I knew she was hitting exactly what needed to be addressed. The language we used for the first issue included:
Even though I wasn't allowed to push my baby out when I was ready…
Even though I had to hold my arm perfectly still while they hurt me, and all I wanted to do was push… and my desire to push.
Even though I had to lie there perfectly still while my baby was telling me to push, I love and accept myself and forgive myself for not being able to push.
EB: wasn't allowed to push
SE: had to hold my arm still
UE: every cell of my body wanted to push
UN: lying perfectly still
CH: they are hurting me when I just needed to push
CB: wasn't allowed to push
UA: lying perfectly still
Top of Head: just wanting to push
Deborah got me to do the 9-gamut procedure in the middle of tapping these rounds and at that point I immediately felt a huge shift in my energy. We continued on and tapped on the second incident, using the setup:
Even though they yanked him out of me and it felt excruciating…
Again, Deborah got me to use the 9-gamut procedure part way through. As I did the 9-gamut procedure for the second time, I felt another huge energetic shift and I knew the intensity was completely gone. Once we stopped tapping, Deborah asked me how I was feeling and said she didn't think we had time to do the third issue (due to time constraints of the group call). I told her that was no problem as we didn't need to tap on that issue anyway. The whole thing had completely collapsed and I was having trouble even bringing up the memories - they seemed very fuzzy and "remote" to me.
What an incredibly powerful experience that was - I had been carrying around those traumatic memories for almost 9 years, and 15 minutes of tapping totally neutralized them! I noticed later that the effects seem to have generalized to my first son's birth as well as I don't have any intensity around that anymore, either! It is a wonderful gift to no longer feel painful emotions when thinking about giving birth to my beautiful sons.
4. Vampire eradication (fears following a scary movie)
My nine and eleven year old sons watched quite a few scary movies leading up to Halloween. They have enjoyed watching these types of movies for years, and are not usually disturbed by them in the least. However, after watching a movie featuring vampires, my 11 year old son mentioned to me the next morning that he had trouble sleeping because he was worried about the vampires. He quickly moved on to something else and it slipped my mind or we would have tapped on it then.
The next evening, we were snuggled up together and he mentioned to me again that he wished he wasn't still thinking about the vampires. I asked him if it was okay if we tried "tapping the vampires out of his head" and he agreed (he doesn't always like me to tap on him and he doesn't like to do the tapping himself). I tapped a couple of rounds on him
Even though I have these scary vampires in my head… Then I stopped to ask him how he was doing. He said he felt better, but they were still "a little bit scary". I tapped two more rounds:
Even though I still have a little bit of these scary vampires left in my head…
I checked in with him again, and he said he was fine, the scary vampires were gone - at that point he seemed to have lost all interest in talking about it at all. If he had still felt some intensity on the issue, I was going to try tapping on Even though I shouldn't have watched that scary vampire movie… but it seemed pretty obvious that he was done with the issue. I have not heard another word about the scary vampires since then!
I am beginning to wonder how I ever managed before I had EFT in my "toolbox"! You have yet another passionate EFT’er on your hands - I have been studying the Foundational Library DVDs with great interest and intend to become certified as a Practitioner.
Thank you Gary for bringing EFT to the world!
Karen McLaughlin, M.Sc.
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