From Blah to Content in Minutes

I love to hear about “one minute wonders” in the EFT world. Those are quick turn arounds in feelings or attitudes that take place with only a little bit of tapping. “Theresa” was looking forward to a new baby and a new job that were both approaching in several months. However, she found herself feeling “blah” in her current job. But she liked her job and she didn’t want to spend...
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EFT and Uncomfortable Feelings

Most of us are very skilled at not feeling feelings that are uncomfortable. We do our best, usually unconsciously, to just not feel them. We might use distractions (surfing the internet, binge watching shows, shopping, etc) or overuse substances (food, alcohol, drugs, etc). If we aren’t unconsciously avoiding them by those means, we might convince ourselves that those feelings don’t exist in...
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How Do We Heal with EFT?

How do we heal with EFT? Let’s first distinguish between the use of EFT for in-the-moment stress release and healing. Stress release can happen very quickly—in minutes—by simply tapping on the acupressure points with or without focusing on what is stressing you. This is often accompanied by yawning, relaxing of the body, feeling better for the moment, or getting motivated to do something...
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EFT: For Self-Help or for Healing?

As EFT’s popularity increases and more and more people tap for themselves, I believe there is some confusion about its uses. Is EFT for feeling better fast or is it for deep, permanent healing? The answer is both. Many, many presentations of EFT are geared to what I would call “EFT for self-care” or “EFT for personal use.” This is a surface-level use of EFT though still very...
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When Tapping Opens Pandora’s Box

Years ago, one of my EFT students excitedly introduced EFT to her friend. She knew her friend could benefit from tapping on her problems. The next thing I knew the student contacted me to say her friend was very upset as a result of their tapping. Could I help? When I talked to the friend, she said she became aware from the tapping how deeply unhappy she was in her marriage. But this awareness...
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