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An Example of Self-Tapping

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

An Example of Self-Tapping

I led a workshop last weekend on using EFT for self-care. We learned how to use EFT by ourselves for ourselves. I had the opportunity to practice what I preach this week. I was upset because someone I rely on canceled her commitment to me because she said she was sick. My immediate reaction was suspicion and then that turned quickly anger. Complaining to a few friends about her didn’t make me feel any less angry. I don’t know how often ranting, by itself, is helpful but ranting plus tapping IS helpful! So after some hours of having...

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When Should You Consult an EFT Practitioner?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

When Should You Consult an EFT Practitioner?

One of EFT’s selling points is that it is a self-help tool. Many – maybe most — people tap on their own and get good results, meaning they feel better. So why might you need an EFT practitioner to help you tap? What can you expect from a session with a practitioner? Here are 3 reasons that may warrant a consultation with an EFT practitioner. Reason 1. You aren’t getting the results you want from tapping on yourself. I have clients who have made a lot of progress on their own but one issue won’t budge. Maybe it’s too painful...

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From Blah to Content in Minutes

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

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 the next few months pining for the future and not appreciating how good life was NOW. Theresa, like many of us, use tapping as needed and since she had...

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EFT and Uncomfortable Feelings

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

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 us. For example, instead of feeling embarrassed, we may feel anger.  It’s harder to admit embarrassment than to lash out at someone. In truth, we...

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How Do We Heal with EFT?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

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 positive right now! By healing I mean a deeper, permanent change that is characterized by noticeable improvements in self-esteem and happiness. People...

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EFT: For Self-Help or for Healing?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

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 worthwhile. Take for example tapping scripts. On YouTube, these are tap-alongs in which a person says words about a topic, say anger, and leaves a pause for...

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When Tapping Opens Pandora’s Box

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

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 was not welcomed. She was not prepared to change anything. Tapping had opened Pandora’s box and what she saw in the box was not pleasant. It’s...

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Do the Results of Tapping Last?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

Do the Results of Tapping Last?

There are many, many examples of tapping having permanent results. To increase the likelihood of this happening, we need to pay attention to the aspects(parts) of an issue. If we can identify and tap to a low intensity (0 or 1 out of 10) all of the aspects, then there is a high probability that the issue will not return. Here is an example. My daughter Julie was “very nervous” (her words) about Basil, her dog, suffering in the hold of the airplane when they moved from the US to London. Instead of tapping on the general words,...

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Spreading EFT Around the World

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

Spreading EFT Around the World

As far back as August of 2006, now over 11 years ago, I sat in a sea of 400 people from all over the world, attending an EFT conference in Denver in which Gary was the main attraction. I was amazed to see the widespread interest in EFT. At that time I predicted that EFT would be a household word in 5 years. I was wrong. It has taken longer but now it is not rare to hear people talk about tapping. One thing is for sure—it was not a fad destined to fade away after a short-lived hey day. Who do we have to thank for its renown and growing...

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East Meets West: Explaining the Energy System

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Posts | 0 comments

East Meets West: Explaining the Energy System

Even though Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was founded in the West, its origins are from the East. The foundational “Discovery Statement” written by EFT founder, Gary Craig says, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” What is this so-called energy system? In ancient Chinese medicine, it is believed that life energy travels through the body using pathways called meridians. So, what is a meridian? Simply put, a meridian is an “energy highway” in the human body. Energy flows through...

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