- Fears And Phobias
- EFT eliminates fear of flying--over the telephone
- Fear of flying and many aspects
- Getting behind a complicated Fear of Flying case
- 57 year old fear of flying vanishes in one EFT session -- 3 month follow-up included
- Solid detective work finds the true cause of a Fear of Flying
- Treating "fear of flying" as a trauma case.
- A Fear of Flying turned out to be a metaphor for another life issue
- Surrogate tapping for the fear of flying
- Quality session for a fear of flying insects
- A good example of EFT's Generalization Effect with the fear of flying
- A fear of flying case with a unique twist
- Brad Reed helps with the fear of flying (followup at end)
- Do you want to skydive?
- Intense fear of flying eliminated with EFT -- with follow-up and interesting side benefits
- Fear of Flying, Public Speaking and All Phobias Gain Rapid Relief From New Meridian Based Procedure
- Turkish MD finds core issue for a flying phobia
- Eliminating a VERY intense fear of flying 6 weeks before getting on the plane
- Chrissie Hardisty's former fear of flying
- Simple EFT Basic Recipe collapses phobias regarding ladders, flying and cats.
- Fear of flying subsides--follow up included
- No Drugs Necessary to Reduce Fear of Flying, Jet Lag and Air Travel Health Risks
- EFT "on the fly"--the fear of flying
- Second hand tapping on the fear of flying
- EFT eliminates fear of flying--an excellent study in aspects
- Can we collapse the fear of flying even when there is no airplane around?
- Fear of flying, leaving home is dangerous, and you can never come back!
- Up, up and away--the fear of flying
- How my computer helped clear a fear of flying
- What was really behind Janice's fear of flying?
- The bird fear that had an unusual aspect
- Ten year old boy uses EFT to rid his friend of a dog phobia
- A detailed "fear of dogs" case using SPECIFIC EVENTS
- Breaking down a phobia into many aspects
- Fear of birds is minimized in minutes
- A dog phobia case that required persistence
- Success using EFT while imagining a phobia
- A quality look at how to test your work
- Sarah's cat phobia and other newcomer issues
- Fear of dogs disappears as EFT is used on an "unremembered memory"
- An EFT one minute wonder for fear of dogs gets a nanny a new job in a home with a 90 lb. dog
- Was the fear of cats the real issue?
- EFT newbie helps claustrophobic husband prepare for full body scan machine with great results
- The Skeptic & Claustrophobia (or how I was treated like a
- EFT for panic attacks and claustrophobia -- quality approaches
- Claustrophobia has traumatic birth memory as its core issue
- Claustrophobia relieved in one session
- A follow-up on claustrophobia
- Testing claustrophobia results.
- Applying EFT remotely to a driving phobia in India
- Jack Foriska eliminates his own terror of highway driving
- Essential Tremor and a cliff-driving phobia
- A bridge-over-water phobic crosses the Golden Gate Bridge
- Resolving many aspects of Freeway and Bridge Fears
- Borrowing benefits brings a welcome side effect
- 40 year driving fear gone: "Now I drive that mountain like I own it!"
- Using the Movie Technique in client
- A skeptic, escalator & freeway phobias and converging lines (with a lead in discussion on "getting worse")
- Loren Fogelman collapses her own driving anxiety
- Success with Fear of Bridges over Water -- with 7 month update
- EFT for motorway driving anxiety
- Driving fear in Louisiana
- A seemingly simple height phobia with underlying causes
- Successful surrogate EFT on Hiccups, Fear of Heights and a Sore Throat
- Surrogate mental tapping achieves success for a height phobic in a balcony
- Textbook height phobia case--two rounds of EFT and "Poof"
- EFT helps with fear of heights in the California Sierra Mountains
- A height phobia with traumatic roots
- The Fear of Heights was not really the Fear of Heights
- Movies and a fear of heights
- Newbie completely collapses a fear of heights
- Nate's fear of heights: From the Grand Canyon to a helicopter experience
- A phobia with an unusual cause
- The height phobia that wouldn't move
- A couple of one minute wonders - fear of heights and feeling dizzy
- A height phobia in Poland with a classic Apex response.
- Getting to specific events for resolving a height phobia
- A Newbie overcomes her own needle phobia
- Client with two phobias: Fear of mice and needles.
- Challenging needle phobia is eliminated
- Fear of needles is cleared after addressing many aspects with EFT
- Using EFT when having blood taken - even if a vein collapses and you have a fear of needles
- Five sessions of EFT for a severe needle phobia - every detail needed tapping
- Getting beyond a 30 year fear of needles in 15 minutes
- Being creative about a stubborn dental phobia
- EFT clears an obsessive dental phobia: Note the insightful questions involved
- Using EFT for the fear of dentists - including a several year follow-up
- EFT for obsessive health fear
- Client spontaneously recalls important core issue while tapping for Fear of Choking
- EFT for a fear of surgery
- Nurse had a fear of taking blood samples
- EFT for a fear of anesthesia allowed Mara's client to have a lung transplant
- John was paralyzed with fear over his wife's cancer
- Elimination of fear of death and loss of two children in 15 minutes
- EFT helps a 12 year old girl with a dentist fear go from screaming and crying to singing
- Success with infertility issues and "The Fear of the Fear."
- EFT newbie uses EFT successfully on a fear of roller coasters and high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Fear of Gynecological exams cured with EFT
- EFT eliminates a serious fear of vomiting
- EFT for fear of blood tests: Anorexia patient is able to receive hospital treatment
- EFT Newcomer takes care of her own phobia of dead animals
- Being Alone
- Water / Swimming
- Overcoming the fear of swimming in a lake--many aspects treated
- Anthony's water phobia--gone in an afternoon
- Atrial Fibrillation, EFT as a University Curriculum and a Water Phobia session saves lives
- Niki LaMont on a water phobia
- An intense test of a water phobia relief
- From extreme water phobia to swimmer with EFT ... "I wouldn
- A stubborn fear -- The importance of persistence and 'seemingly unrelated issues'
- EFT for different aspects of a tarantula scare
- Rapidly collapsing a complicated spider phobia
- Lainy Wells' first EFT test--spiders
- "I have a fear of spiders you can't begin to touch!!"
- Spider phobia relief as a side benefit
- Two at-risk teenagers simultaneously resolve severe phobias with EFT in one session
- EFT for a child
- High-fiving a spider - a skeptical newbie's first case
- It seemed like a bus phobia
- EFT calms a little girl
- EFT for a core fear brings a useful side effect
- Professionally stepping through an intense phobia case
- From being "scared to death of math" to an A in Algebra for a 36 year old returning to school
- A model case for all complicated phobias
- EFT for musicians
- Helping a young girl ride her bike
- EFT for fear of bees
- The impossible phobia--how did you do that?
- Tapping to release future fears
- Tapping on a single point brought fear and pain to a halt
- 10 year follow-up on multiple phobias and dependency issues
- Roseanna Ellis helps an 11 year old boy overcome phobias
- EFT's Peace Potential: Establishing rapport and trust with a wasp
- How tapping for a fear automatically brought up a core issue -- birth trauma
- How EFT stopped 2 young boys from crying at the barbershop - a lesson in surrogate tapping
- Progress with a "Social Phobic"
- Cell phone phobia
- Fear of social occasions resolved despite not finding the cause
- MD introduces an innovative idea that brings relief for stubborn relationship issue
- Fear of worms points to critical "core issue"
- Mom uses EFT to help her fearful son ride a bike
- Creative EFT session brings up many specific events underlying a tunnel phobia
- EFT for getting over the fear of giving a teleclass
- Fear of clowns and mimes
- EFT for 7 year old Jasmine's stage fright
- Resolving fear of stepping out of the house brings improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- One brief EFT session releases a fear that originated at birth--Important for serious EFT students
- Tapping during a frightening movie to remove the fear
- Quick phobia work aims at specific events
- A birth trauma was the core issue behind this phobia
- Lifelong fear of "Screaming Sirens" fades after attention to many aspects
- Michelle LaPrise's email phobia
- Deborah Lindsey shares her opinion about three major fears and phobias
- Fear of small spaces...a case with many aspects
- Trouble with math clears up after doing EFT on a "ghost vision"
- EFT reduces test anxiety in moments
- Extreme phobia eliminated after finding the core issue
- EFT side effect -- Banishing a show jumper
- Fear of entrapment and a useful way to uncover core issues
- Finding the REAL issues behind two (presumed) phobias
- Stripe phobia
- Collapsing fears associated with a gay man
- Severe tunnel phobic goes through 42 tunnels with minimal anxiety
- Surrogate EFT calms a frightened boy at school - a pipe bomb scare
- An intense fear of choking on food was linked to stress at the dinner table and cleared with EFT
- Fear of riding on horseback disappears - but only after getting to the core issue
- Bonnie's fear of stairs
- Mandy Momberg's friend was afraid to be in her own home -- One month follow-up verifies EFT success
- An Intense fear of tunnels in Norway
- 21 year swallowing phobia clears after 2 simple rounds of basic EFT
- A very, very detailed look at undoing a fish phobia
- Some thoughts on EFT for fear
- Bathroom phobia
- Camera-shy problem disappears after getting to core issue
- Using EFT for the wedding day jitters
- 40 Years of Terror gone after 60 minutes with EFT--smoking addiction gone too.
- Tapping for fear of the
- Tunnel phobia--"oh that is so easy"
- EFT and gay issues - fear of men
- Using EFT for stage anxiety
- EFT for the fear of failure/success -- this time with an actress
- Very simple relief for an intense phobia. What is a phobia anyway?
- Young boy's eating phobia aided by a fascinating intuitive/surrogate session
- Virtual EFT on a motorbike in South Africa
- Young Debby enjoys her day -- no more fear of the Austrian Alps
- Young girl
Simple EFT Basic Recipe collapses phobias regarding ladders, flying and cats.
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This article is for EFT Newcomers that doubt the potential in simply applying The EFT Basic Recipe to the phobic type fears that limit the lives of so many. Andre Fillion of Canada applies the Basic Recipe to phobias in 3 different cases and reports on the impressive results in this article. Please note that some phobias are so complex that they require more EFT sophistication than just the Basic Recipe. Nonetheless, as you will see, The Basic Recipe is quite versatile and often works where nothing else will.
I'm not an EFT expert in any way, just an EFT user familiar with the Basic Recipe. Even with my limited EFT skills, I have been able to help several people with phobias and achieved magnificent results. I had intended to submit it to the EFT website a couple of months ago, but I wanted to make sure the treatment "stuck" before I sent it . . . IT HAS.
I've used EFT in my job as a mortgage broker to "unblock" emotional issues that were impeding my effectiveness and have since increased my sales and productivity by over 200%. I've helped friends overcome severe phobias like heights, flying, snakes, spiders, cats and ladders. It takes only seconds (or minutes) depending on the severity of the issue to completely eradicate it.
Fear of ladders: When I was just learning the techniques, I was trying it on my partner as well as myself. There was much rolling of eyeballs by my partner about this seemingly ridiculous "tapping nonsense" - he's a bit of a nay-sayer. You see, he's an engineer and if he can't come up with a scientific explanation for something, then he (almost) won't even acknowledge its existence.
So I put it to the test: My partner isn't afraid of anything. Well, one thing - he has never been able to get past the second or third step of a step-ladder - never - without feeling dizzy and nauseous. So with great indignation, just to prove my point, I put our extension ladder up against our house (I previously was the only one who used it), pointed to it and said "OK, climb it." He looked at me like I was insane - and a bit cruel - until I tapped on the points for him and within two minutes he was looking into our second story bedroom window. He was completely in awe. That was two years ago and his lifelong terror of heights is still gone. And I no longer have to wash the windows.
Fear of flying: A couple of days after the ladder, my partner had to take a commuter flight from our home in Ottawa to Toronto (about an hour). He's flown his whole life without fear, but never on a 20-seater propeller plane.
When he got into his seat at the front of the plane, he started to feel dizzy and nauseous because from his seat he could look out the cockpit windscreen and watch other similar planes doing their "wobbly" takeoff. He decided that he had to get off the plane, but it was too late, it had already started to taxi. He grabbed the airsick bag to be safe, and then he remembered EFT.
He hadn't really been paying attention when I was administering this "nonsense," so he just tapped on as many points as he could remember. He was sitting next to the president of his company who had no idea what he doing, but Will didn't care: it was barf, scream, panic or tap. By the time he'd finished two rounds of as much of the sequence as he could remember, he was calm, relaxed and actually began to enjoy looking out the cockpit. He had a great flight, and the same-day return flight didn't require any additional tapping and he hasn't had a problem with it since.
OK, so that's just two instances with one person, so one more case:
Fear of cats: We had friends to the house for dinner several months ago and one of our friends brought a date whom we'd never met. They arrived, settled into the living room and I was in the next room pouring wine when I heard a scream (I thought it was a woman), then a slamming door. Apparently one of my cats had sauntered into the room and my friend's date panicked, screamed and bolted for the door. Apparently, he had such a severe phobia about cats that he couldn't be in the same house with one, let alone the same room.
I went out to the front step and talked to the guy; he was shaking, had tears in his eyes, was clearly very embarrassed and asked me if I would just please go back into the house and get his coat because he couldn't stay.
I sat down on the step with him and talked for a couple of minutes about his phobia, and even talking about it made him panicky. I asked if he'd be willing to try this "a bit strange" tapping treatment and assured him that whatever the outcome, nobody was going to force him to confront his fear and if it didn't work there would be no harm done and I'd be happy to go back into the house and get his coat for him.
He agreed, so I did the Basic Recipe on him and he started to feel better (his intensity went from a 9 to a 4), so I did another round and his fear almost completely vanished (down to a one). I took him out to the lawn and asked him to look into the dining room window at another of my cats (she's always sleeping on one of the dining chairs) and tell me how he felt. He looked at the cat and was amazed that he didn't start to feel anxious (he previously hadn't even been able to look at a cat on television. Cat food commercials made him flee the room).
I asked him if it would be alright if I tapped on the window to get the cat's attention, but warned him that once I did it the cat would come over to the window to investigate. He said it would be alright, so I tapped and over she came. He didn't budge. The cat jumped right up on the sill and still he didn't move. Then I asked him if he'd like to put his hand on the window and warned him that the cat would try to sniff his hand through the glass (she's not too bright). He safely "touched" the cat through the window and felt no anxiety - well, it was a 2. So I tapped him down to a zero while he continued to "touch" the cat.
Next, I asked him if he was ready to see a cat without the safety of a window separation. (Incidentally, by this time, my partner, knowing what I was doing, had brought all our guests out to the back yard so as not to make our new friend self-conscious). He said he was ready to try, so we walked back into the house. In the foyer, I asked how he was feeling and he said he was about a three or a four, so I tapped him down to a zero (this guy was easy).
I told him to tell me if he had even the slightest twinge of anxiety and assured him that we could go back outside any time (in fact, I left the front door open, so he had an immediate exit point if necessary). We slowly walked into the living room and there lying in his basket was our very gentle cat, Simon, who only eight or ten short minutes earlier, had caused him to flee the house. He looked at the cat, and the cat looked at him and he then looked at me and said, "I feel like saying 'so what, it's a cat' and I can't believe it."
I then asked him if he wanted to go a little closer (and reminded him that the front door was still wide open), and with that he walked right over to the basket and knelt down. I asked him what his intensity number was and said, "Maybe a one." I said, "Do you want me to tap it out?" He said he was fine and that he wanted to touch the cat, so he reached out and stoked Simon's back. Simon immediately rolled over, which he always does, for a tummy scratch. Our new friend immediately responded by scratching Simon's tummy. It was really beautiful to see both of them so blissful and content.
I then asked him if he wanted to hold Simon and he readily agreed. I picked Simon up to show him how to hold a cat and he practically snatched him from my arms and started stroking and cooing at the very "beast" who ten minutes ago had sent him into full blown panic.
I then told him that if he put his nose up to Simon's, the cat would kiss him. Without hesitation he touched noses with Simon and Simon licked his nose. Our new friend beamed then his eyes welled up and he looked at me in astonishment - he was so grateful that I had helped rid him of this thing that had caused him so much grief his entire life.
Still holding Simon, he walked out back to join our other guests and excitedly told them what had taken place in the previous fifteen minutes. He was no longer embarrassed or ashamed: his phobia was gone and he was relieved beyond his "wildest dreams."
After dinner, he sat in the living room over coffee with Simon snuggled in beside him on the chair and another one of my cats lying across the back of the chair above his head.
After that evening my friend's date and I became quite good friends. I gave him a copy of the Gary's DVDs and he's now talking EFT up to anyone who will listen. He's even held a sort of informal "seminar" at his office and given copies of the DVDs to his way-too-stressed-out law partners and other staff and has observed a noticeable calm that has come over the whole firm.
Incidentally, he called me a couple of weeks after the dinner party to ask me to go with him to the animal shelter to get a cat. That was three months ago, and now he has three cats and they all sleep on his bed with him: one at his side, one at his feet and one on his pillow above his head. Absolutely remarkable.
There's no denying that EFT works. How it works is almost irrelevant; the relevant thing is that it does.
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