- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Stubborn client, PTSD, hidden aspects and psychological reversal
- PTSD from a traumatic miscarriage is resolved with EFT
- New Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Delivers Rapid, Long Lasting Results for Iraqi War Veterans--No Drugs Necessary
- Bob Patefield wipes out his own PTSD
- An EFT gift for firefighters suffering from PTSD and trauma
- EFT beginner collapses her own PTSD
- Vietnam Vet with severe PTSD sleeps through the night for the first time in 39 years
- War veteran with PTSD gets quality results with EFT
- Curing PTSD
- Pat Farrell resolves her own PTSD
- Knocking down war PTSD symptoms like dominoes
- EFT on DID and PTSD
- EFT clears PTSD -- Nassirya bombing, Iraq
- An EFT Newcomer relieves Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- How I handled my PTSD (child abuse) all by myself
- An efficient way to relieve a PTSD memory
- How I handled my PTSD (witnessing a violent crime) all by myself
- Rape by a "friend"--PTSD and suicidal thoughts
- Jeanne Ranger clears her own PTSD
- A very traumatic birth experience was at the root of this woman
- A problem staying focused and present had its roots in childhood trauma -- EFT resolved it.
- Difficulty with labor pains had its roots in childhood sexual abuse
- Chronic ear infections vanished after childhood trauma was cleared with EFT
- EFT and the devastation of childhood abuse
- A client talks about her abusive childhood and her relief via EFT
- EFT and birth trauma - addressing "the fetus inside me"
- Childhood molestation--using UNDERSTAND in the Set-up phrase
- Deborah Miller helps a man unravel how a childhood molestation affects his current relationship
- 13 years of daily abuse fades with a form of The Personal Peace Procedure
- A creative way to uncover a traumatic childhood event
- An Hour and Ten Minutes (for relief of attempted murder, two assaults, rape and childhood incidents)
- Cleaning up a rape trauma
- A "one minute wonder" rape release.
- An EFT expert beautifully weaves EFT within her client's pain, panic and molestation--success across the board
- A detailed and professional session regarding EFT for rape -- with one year follow-up
- Dr. Eric Robins, MD, uses EFT to avoid surgery for urination problem
- Unique uses for EFT in the surgery room
- Did EFT or Antibiotics help this little boy?
- How to remove a cyst without surgery or lasers
- A sore throat is traced to a childhood tonsil surgery
- Rapid EFT results with an ACL tear -- Every sports team in the world would love to hear about this
- Cataract surgery goes perfectly after releasing inner child Issues
- Three EFT sessions lift depression, anger and sexual abuse trauma
- Pat Gurnick is my hero
- War trauma--no more nightmares
- 15 minutes of EFT brings dramatic results to a Vietnam Veteran
- EFT tapping for trauma brings unexpected benefits
- EFT "Choices" for recent NYC trauma victims.
- Using EFT to negotiate with multiple personalities
- This psychiatrist uses EFT
- Pieter de Zwart combines his intuition with quality testing of his work for a first class result for trauma
- Borrowing Benefits brings up and collapses the Big One
- EFT newcomer resolves her own deep seated issues from childhood
- Handling the aftermath of a mugging with EFT...over the phone
- Did Brenda really abuse her brother?
- Three dissociative disorder cases
- Rape Trauma alleviated completely in one session with EFT -- libido returns
- EFT Trauma Session Seemed Complete But Needed More Work
- Praise for the EFT Tearless Trauma Technique
- Another approach to the Movie Technique
- Handling an abuse case in a quality way
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Rape resolved in record time
- The connection between vitiligo and a traumatic experience
- Trauma relief one week after the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy
- EFT after an attack in the street
- Helping a lost boy and his family out in the woods - spontaneous EFT
- The value of guessing: Releasing trauma in an injured elbow
- Sexual abuse case
- EFT helps clear early date rape trauma
- How Rebecca Gurland started with the EFT Personal Peace Procedure and wound up collapsing her major core issues
- EFT used instead of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on severe trauma with impressive results
- Resolving the intense after effects of child birth trauma
- A Detailed and Masterful Article on Using EFT for Trauma
- Six successful sessions with a war veteran
- Criminal defense attorney does EFT with suicidal client in jail
- Expert handling of a hidden traumatic memory -- all within 30 minutes
- Listen to a successful EFT grief session with Dr. Carol Look and "Toby"
- Approaching complex trauma with EFT - The Inner Theater
- Working with trauma - the connection between EFT and the Amygdula
- Peeling away the layers of sexual abuse
- Tapping for prenatal issues brings benefits
- EFT for our Emergency First Responders
- Hives subside as traumatic incident is resolved
- Step by step through a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case
- Digging for core issues - reconnection to a trauma that was behind hay fever symptoms
- Hollywood film maker resolves deep personal traumas with EFT
- Fear of dentists and oral rape
- A traumatic fall from a tree
- EFT after Hurricane Ike - Trauma Triage
- The Movie Technique for a traumatic memory and unresolved grief
- How to make EFT work when it "doesn't work."
- Lawyer resolves many personal traumas and writes testimonial letter
- K was left for dead after a Serial Killer's Attack -- EFT cleans up the traumatic aftermath
- A chiropractor helps a homicide trauma - burping is a sign of relief
- It started in a prison camp
- An EFT Formula for Specific Trauma
- A traumatized female reclaims trust in her instincts
- Hurricane Katrina survivor successfully receives EFT for trauma
- Examples of "Stress Inoculation" through EFT...."but does it last?"
- Working with extreme trauma using a variation of the EFT Movie Technique
- Battered woman with cramped hands completes flower drawing after EFT--a one minute wonder
- Rapid relief from accident flashbacks
- Trauma in the trunk of a car
- Using EFT to unravel the many pieces of a child molestation
- Releasing the Trauma of placing her husband in a nursing home
- The layers of trauma
- An even more tearless trauma technique
- EFT with a Vietnam nurse - a quality use of specific events
- Where only the pros should tread.
- Successfully handling childhood molestation--a classy case by Nancy Morris
- The "emotional stunt double" process using EFT
- Comparing traumatic abreactions--with and without EFT
- An expert discusses EFT and sudden trauma.
- An extreme trauma with a severe abreaction--and what to do about it
- EFT in the aftermath of domestic violence
- Getting over a gang rape--including a follow-up
- Trauma relief for a Prisoner of War and a fruit phobia
- Thoughts on Abreactions and how to handle them
- Finding the trauma behind the trauma
- Delivering EFT to a macho war veteran
- Katrina Victims Enjoy New Trauma Relief Method
- Tapping on hearing traumatic stories from others - ear problems
- Rape trauma: "It just doesn't seem to bother me like it did."
- Tapping for the troops
- Using Group EFT in a school setting for a crisis
- Persistent use of EFT brings assistance in traumatic dream
- The Sun in my Soul - EFT overhauls Kathy's life
- What would you do for your client if his son shot and killed another boy?
- EFT newcomer diffuses trauma even though he didn't know it was rape
- Releasing 14 years of pent up grief and trauma
- Tip-Toeing into two car accident traumas
- How do you work with a traumatic incident that a client does not remember?
- Some tips for easing trauma survivors into using EFT
- Miranda: Repressed memory of childhood sexual abuse
- Using EFT for Trauma Relief after a major earthquake in Indonesia
- Aileen's client is an actress and no longer has "Interrogation Trauma" -- acting improves
- Trauma success in Israel--as told by the client
- Using the EFT Tell the Story Technique helps calm a rape victim
- Tina broke free from an age 12 trauma
- Andrea's miscarriage
- Tearless Trauma Technique
- Creating a new emotional state for trauma sufferers
- Surrogate EFT for sleeping client dramatically clears sexual abuse
- Group trauma treatment--CISD with EFT
- WAILING ON WALL STREET
- Releasing fear and trauma after a dog bite
- Accessing the deeper levels of trauma stored in our cellular memory
- Taking the edge off of a molestation.
- Gillian Wightman leads us expertly through a complicated "father abuse" case -- a fabulous start
- Using EFT for "womb issues"
- Email correspondence on a serious childhood abuse case
- Bringing Bev out of a semi-catatonic state
- Relieving the trauma of a car accident with EFT
- EFT newcomer taps herself out of a dissociative state during regular therapy
- Using EFT when the client has a memory "blank spot"
- Using EFT after a terrorist attack
- Tapping on love pain leads Marta to her traumatic birth experience
- Using Surrogate EFT on 2-month old baby after surgery
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Using EFT on the spot for an accident
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I urge every serious EFT student to study this case carefully. It displays not only the power of EFT to collapse a traumatic incident "on-the-spot" (invaluable for terrorist victims) but it also introduces another highly useful way to "get even more specific" and thus increase the probability of complete resolution of the trauma.
There must be some synchronicity in the air as I just introduced this "get even more specific" idea to a group of experienced EFT'ers in my home last week. The basic idea is to break down the traumatic event into its sensory sub-modalities (NLP term). This means to use EFT on the individual SIGHTS, SOUNDS and FEELINGS within the memory until they no longer carry a charge. Since they are often the building blocks of the memory itself, it is easy to see how neutralizing them with EFT can be an essential piece of EFT's application.
A thank you to Rehana Webster from New Zealand and Patricia Carrington, PhD for bringing us Rehana's harrowing experience and the innovative way it was handled. Here's how Rehana described the trauma after applying EFT to it....
"In fact I can barely recall any of the shock I felt then, and it is as though the accident happened many years ago instead of last week. The memory of it seems faded and far away."
I consider the use of EFT on-the-spot to handle emergencies to have enormous potential. If we use it right while the emergency is still occurring or directly afterwards while still at the scene of the trauma, this could forestall post traumatic stress disorder by nipping it in the bud, a highly desirable outcome.
However, it seems that most of the time people tell us how they used EFT to clear a past trauma, or used it to handle ongoing personality difficulties or physical conditions, or in anticipation of an anxiety producing situation. On-the-spot use of EFT is of course also reported, but seemingly less often, perhaps because the many times we do use it in this way, as for example when we're in a dentist's chair, are so obvious that they don't seem noteworthy -- people tell about and write about these less often.
I would like to see us be able to extract some recognizable principles for applying EFT under emergency conditions such as for example might occur during wartime, or during natural disasters. A simple, easily remembered protocol for such situations might forestall many serious problems.
To shed some light on this, I am a submitting a report sent to me by Rehana Webster, the New Zealand EFT practitioner whom you may remember for her outstanding write-up on the use of EFT with recidivist prisoners , on this list. She now describes an accident she was in that could have been fatal for her and how her immediate use of EFT, right on the scene, averted what could have become a strong post traumatic reaction.
I find particularly interesting the fact that she systematically handled residual distress in ALL of her major senses -- visual, auditory and kinesthetic -- and then dealt with some cognitive factors such as alarming self statements about how the accident could have been fatal, etc. Systematically forcing herself to go through all the different senses when under pressure, and presumably when she was not at her intellectual best, was clearly effective.
It may be that this approach can be useful to others as well. Instead of having to think about how to handle an ongoing (or just having occurred) crisis -- hard to do if one is in a somewhat dazed state -- it could be a great help if the person didn't have to figure out what to tap on but simply remembered to ask themselves what VISUAL aspects of the scene are particularly distressing, and then what SOUNDS seem shocking to them to recall, and then what physical SENSATIONS they experienced that were distressing. This could provide a framework for handling the trauma, and help the person to process many of the aspects of the traumatic event which they might neglect if they were too general in their approach (which is always a temptation when under pressure).
GC COMMENT: Excellent idea!! To take apart a memory and separate it into its sensory features allows us to get very specific. Even though it may take a little more time to do, it increases the odds of complete resolution of the problem.
PAT CONTINUES: Here is how Rehana handled the immediate aftermath of her accident.
On Tuesday March 11th I was in a horrific car accident and came within a nanosecond of being killed (decapitated). I was playing the tourist guide for my friend Jon who had just arrived from LA. We were driving around looking at some property in the country.
At lunch time we stopped in the small town of Huntley on the Waikato River. It was a dismal day, grey, wet and blustery so we parked the car in front of a store and peered from the car to see if we could spot a restaurant close by.
Everything appeared normal. I looked in the mirrors to make sure it was safe before moving the car and waited for a large truck to pass us. A split second before it thundered past, there was a terrifying explosion like a bomb going off and my car was flung forward with a tremendous jolt. Simultaneously the windows imploded, shattering inward and showering Jon and myself with glass. There was this strange silence like a moment frozen in time. The glass shards were everywhere. There were powdery bits that seemed to get into my eyes and nose and larger bits that stuck in my hair and skin.
It was like being in a slow motion movie watching the truck hurtle past my car with an eight foot metal attachment swinging wildly from the back it. Apparently the flatbed truck, which was carrying a bobcat in a large cage, did not have the cage door secured, and as it passed, the gate had swung open with its iron door swinging like a giant shovel and literally wiping out both the back and the driver's side of my car--windows plus doors, and the car's roof.
I sat there feeling stunned, as if I had hit a brick wall with full impact, trying to take it all in until Jon came to his senses and got us out of the car. It all seemed like a dream, actually a nightmare. My brain felt numb and foggy. We viewed the damage and realized how close I came to losing my head! The gate had narrowly missed hitting my head by 6 inches or less. It was at the same height as my head and had swung past it, knocking out the back and side windows plus the supports which hold up the roof of the car . I felt like I had been hit over the head with a sledge hammer, the result of the shock waves produced by the imploding windows. It seemed very much like an explosive device, bomb or dynamite going off in my close vicinity.
Anyway, the cops were called and while we waited I took the opportunity to tap. I ran the whole event like a movie in my head, recalling the visual, auditory and kinesthetic sub-modalities of the incident GC: sub-modalities is an NLP term for the building blocks of our sensory experience. it includes things like size, color, loudness, etc.. The things that really stood out in my mind as I tapped were:
the gray wet weather (typical in New Zealand),
the beat-up old truck,
the BOOMing sound and earthshaking thud,
the implosion of the car windows,
the stinging of little pieces of glass in my neck, head, hair, face and the prickly feeling of the glass falling down my collar and back.
I also tapped on the 'could have beens' as well.
I was amazed at the results. Not a twitch of fear as I recalled the accident. People were telling me that it was delayed shock. Well, I drove the next day...no jitters, and here it is more than a week later and certainly no sign of delayed shock. In fact I can barely recall any of the shock I felt then, and it is as though the accident happened many years ago instead of last week. The memory of it seems faded and far away.
Rehana Webster, BSc
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