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Meet an EFT Researcher

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

Meet an EFT Researcher

This semester, I have had the opportunity and privilege to assist Dr. Amy Gaesser with her research into using EFT in the school setting. In this study, she is interested in seeing how teachers and school counselors use EFT for themselves and with their students for stress reduction. Some of the questions she wants to answer are: Do teachers use it for themselves and/or with their students? If they do use it, how do they use it? When do they use it? What happens when they use it? And from the students’ point of view, do they use it when not...

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Tapping in the Classroom

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

Tapping in the Classroom

Recently I had the opportunity to tap with middle schoolers in their classroom. I was modeling for the teacher how to use EFT with a class with a common anxiety. I asked the 20 or so students what stressors they are sharing with their classmates right now. Someone said the fear of going to high school next year. Groans and “yeahs!!” rose from the class. I asked the students to tune into their thoughts and feelings about going to high school and give the stress they were feeling right now a number, 10 being the worst stress, 1 the least....

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Talking While Tapping

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

Talking While Tapping

Two EFT experts who live in Australia, Steve Wells and Dr. David Lake, are the first people I know you advocated tapping while just talking. In fact, I have read that they ask their clients to tap during their entire EFT sessions, even when they aren’t doing the EFT protocol. Dr. Lake noticed that the more tapping he did with clients in a session the better results the sessions yielded. He said, “I came to the idea that the more sequences you could initiate in a session, the more thorough the result. […] I thought: ‘Why stop when...

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From Anger to Calm with EFT

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

From Anger to Calm with EFT

Recently I was feeling a lot of irritability toward a loved one. Everything he did was rubbing me the wrong way! I had a very short fuse and was frequently raising my voice, feeling frustrated and irritable. This is not like me! After a few days of that, I sat down and started tapping, “Even though I feel so irritable when he does ____, …” (Remember, we tap voicing the truth as it appears in the moment.) “I hate it when he does ____!” “I wish he would stop doing ____!” “Everything he does is bothering me!” “I can’t stop...

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How to Tap for Someone Else

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

How to Tap for Someone Else

I have a therapist friend (who I’ll call “Lucy”) who sees children and teens in her practice. She is a fan of EFT and has used it creatively with kids who absolutely don’t want to tap. One of her clients, “Bobby,” is 16 years old. He is highly anxious in general but one day, during a session, he had a panic attack. He began crying and yelling. Lucy talked him through breathing exercises to help him feel safe and grounded. He calmed a bit but the attack continued. Then Lucy thought of EFT. She had Bobby look at her and she began...

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How to Tap: The Long and Short of It

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

How to Tap: The Long and Short of It

I teach people how to tap frequently. In classes and trainings, I usually teach the most popular style used today, the Short Cut Recipe. It involves repeating the Set-up Statement 3 times while tapping on the Karate Chop Point, followed by the Sequence: tapping on 8 acupressure points on the face and torso. It’s simple and quick and usually effective. But before the Short Cut Recipe became the norm, there was the original Basic Recipe, described in (excruciating) detail in EFT founder Gary Craig’s The EFT Manual. It has many more steps....

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Beth’s Story: From Painkillers to Tapping

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

Beth’s Story: From Painkillers to Tapping

Beth says she is a “big fan” of EFT and she said I could use her real name in this article about how EFT changed her life. I know Beth. I, and maybe you, have heard many EFT stories about transformation and healing but Beth’s story is one of the most amazing I’ve heard and it’s from a real, live person. Somehow that makes her story more wonderful and exciting than one I’ve read on the Internet or in a book. Beth’s story is about pain, painkillers and tapping. Beth has been in pain most of her almost 60 years. Her medical...

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Why Doesn’t Everyone Like EFT?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Posts | 0 comments

Why Doesn’t Everyone Like EFT?

Being a simple technique, anyone can learn to tap. Countless people around the globe love EFT! But not everyone is a fan. To someone who loves how quickly it works, how relaxing it is, how user-friendly it is, it’s puzzling. Here are some common reasons that people dislike EFT. 1. It’s weird.  I admit it. It’s not typical behavior to tap on your face! Ironically, many already rub or press their facial acupressure points, the same points used in EFT. For instance, have you rubbed your forehead or around your eyes when you were...

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The Benefits of Tapping Buddies

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Posts | 0 comments

The Benefits of Tapping Buddies

Tapping buddies or tapping partners are people with whom we trade tapping sessions. No money exchanged. Equal time for both. This week I met with one of my tapping partners. It was my turn to be the “client” so she listened carefully, took notes, and guided me while we tapped. In 45 minutes I felt so much better, as I almost always do after tapping. (I might add that this was over Skype and we were on different continents! EFT is wonderfully adaptable to phone or video software like Skype.) I asked my partner how often she tapped by...

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When You Feel Worse or Nothing at All After Tapping

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Posts | 0 comments

When You Feel Worse or Nothing at All After Tapping

In last month’s newsletter article, I ended with this cliffhanger: “What happens when you focus on the problem while tapping? The simplest answer is that you will feel better, worse, or the same. Any change means the tapping is working, even if you feel worse. Why you might feel worse and when there is no change will be the topic for next month’s newsletter article. Stay tuned!” A month later, let’s explore these scenarios. Let’s use an example from last month’s article. Since we determined that the specific issue was,...

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