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The EFT Tutorial
For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section. Newcomers to this web site should start with our Newcomers Page. This tutorial is aimed at those dedicated to improving their skills. It augments the EFT Video Products and assumes that the student has at least studied The EFT Course. It will also be helpful for those whose training is limited to the The Free Downloaded EFT Manual. The articles below are best understood if read in the order presented.
Main Menu Tutorial #1--Let's Touch the World. Tutorial #2--The importance of being specific. Tutorial #3--The movie technique: a tool for being specific. Tutorial #4--Aspects. Tutorial #5--Try it on everything! Tutorial #6--The Daisy Chain opportunity. Tutorial #7--Finding core Issues. Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse." Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing. Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters.

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Tutorial #11--Borrowing Benefits Tutorial #12--The "Tell the Story Technique": an important tool for being thorough Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure Tutorial #14--How to apply EFT in-depth to yourself Tutorial #15--A "must" EFT procedure for children Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique Tutorial #18--The Constricted Breathing Technique

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Touch the world

Tutorial #1--Let's Touch the World
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This tutorial is dedicated to the dedicated. It is for newcomers who want to climb the mastery ladder and enhance their skills with EFT. The world needs you and it is my personal privilege to be a part of your education. Together, we can bring healing to our friends, our neighbors, our families and our clients. Simply stated, we can Touch the World. Anyone can learn the basics and, if applied to enough people, many impressive healings will become obvious. You may be convinced of this already--even if you are a beginner. Whatever your current skill level, however, there is always more to learn. There are more ways to do deep work....more ways to approach difficult cases....more insightful questions to ask....more ailments to address....more creative ways to deliver these procedures....and more....and more....and more. I suggest you study each installment in this tutorial and print it out for future reference. You may even wish to bind the whole series into a book. For those of you who have The EFT Course, let me emphasize the importance of taking the course in the proper order. I know it is tempting to look at the titles on the various DVDs and want to see certain ones first. This is human nature. However, to do so is like reading chapters 4, 12 and 8 of a book before you read chapters 1, 2 and 3. This asks for confusion.
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com/tutorial/tutoraone. Gary Go to Tutorial #2 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www.emofree. entitled "The Easy Way To Take This Course." More in the next installment.Touch the world The proper order is given in the first page of the EFT Manual.htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 7:57:04 PM . Hugs.

. Using EFT on the globally stated problem is like trying to chop down an entire forest with one swing of the axe. Why? Because it addresses one of the most common errors made by newcomers to EFT.htm (1 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:16 PM .emofree.The importance of being specific Tutorial #2--The importance of being specific (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu This tutorial should be read several times." "My father always abused me. to them." Each of these.." "My mother never gave me the love I should have had. The problem is that most clients tend to see their issues through "global glasses.. It is that important." That is. Examples might be..are like emotional forests made up of specific trees (negative events) which contributeto the overall problem. your results will have much greater consistency and many of your "difficult cases" will melt away quite easily. "I just don't feel very good about myself. If you address the global http://www." "I'm easily rejected. Once this is corrected.and countless more like them. they describe their issues using broad labels which. seem very specific.com/tutorial/tutorbtwo..." "I don't do very well with relationships.

They may start with an intensity of 7-10 for a given event and end with an intensity of 0..." So.." "Even though Mom told me 'you'll never get married unless you are thin like your sister'.emofree." "Even though I felt so left out when my father didn't attend my high school graduation. Stated differently.." These are the TRUE CONTRIBUTORS to the "I'm easily rejected" issue.. This is clearly noticeable and thus substantially improves the client's (and your) confidence in the method. When we do..or.." "Even though my high school sweetheart said." "Even though I was sent to my room for the whole day on Thanksgiving at age 8. The client can easily recognize whenever EFT has eliminated a negative tree from their forest.or... However. or.or.." it is best to break down the globally stated problem into specific events such as. The feeling of rejection is but the symptom of these underlying specific causes..htm (2 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:16 PM . if we didn't have these specific causes.......you might give up and think EFT "doesn'twork" or.The importance of being specific problem in this way... how could we possibly feel rejection? The answer is 'we couldn't' because there would be no prior experience by which to measure a current "rejection....com/tutorial/tutorbtwo. Instead of using EFT on an issue like.. http://www. or. 'I've grown tired of you'.. They represent the FOUNDATION of the problem. "Even though my 3rd grade teacher embarrassed me in front of the class.. several benefits occur.. compared to the enormity of the forest..... 1.you might erroneously consider them hopelessly Psychologically Reversed...... you will probably make some progress each time you swing. "Even thoughI'm easily rejected....you might erroneously conclude that they are beset with energy toxins...we need to neutralize these causes by using EFT on individual trees...... the progress is not likely to be noticed and thus the client will probably claim "no result".

Hugs." The sting of rejection becomes less and less.htm (3 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:16 PM . It often spells the different between dramatic success and apparent failure. Often. I cannot overemphasize the importance of being specific. This allows the client to walk through the forest with more ease instead of consistently bumping into yet another "rejection tree. Gary Go to Tutorial #3 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. Each tree that is removed thins out the forest.com/tutorial/tutorbtwo. 3.The importance of being specific 2. An important GENERALIZATION EFFECT occurs. The various"rejection trees" tend to have some common themes among them so thatr emoving one tree has an effect on the remaining ones. Next time I will give you some specific tools for being specific--very important.emofree. we can remove 5 or10 trees and then watch the whole forest fall.

Simply stated. http://www.com/tutorial/tutorcthree.The movie technique: a tool for being specific Tutorial #3--The Movie Technique: a tool for being specific (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu In Tutorial #2 I emphasized the importance of addressing specific events rather than global issues. A movie has a specific beginning and a specific end in time. Suppose the client states their problem as. if the client can't make a specific movie of their problem then the problem is too globally stated. if the client can make a mental movie of the event then it is automatically specific. Fortunately. Here's an example."My father always abused me." This is too global. It has specific words & specific actions and generates specific feelings. It has a specific plot and specific characters. This can often spell the difference between apparent failure and dramatic success. I call it the "Movie Technique" and it is clearly demonstrated with both Rich and Robert on our "6 Days at the VA" tape (the 3rd tape in The EFT Course). there is a tool that greatly simplifies this important task. If you ask the client to make a specific movie of this abuse. YOU FORCE THEM IN THE DIRECTION OF A SPECIFIC EVENT. of course. Even though the concept is easy to understand.emofree. some newcomers have difficulty putting it into practice. because that abuse is likely comprised of numerous specific instances (events) of abuse. Once in awhile the client will make a vague generalization of the issue instead of a specific movie. In fact.htm (1 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:27 PM .

ask the client to run the movie in their mind in vivid detail and report on any intensity that comes up. http://www. Next. Next. Next. To give you some guidelines for stepping through this Movie Technique. be sure to check out how specific they are being. Typically. This reflects. "several hours" or "several days. Keep doing this EFT/movie cycle until the movie no longer has a charge on it. these stopping points provide opportunities for tapping. how long would it last?" Typically. of course." then you can usually assume they are still being too global. they will give you a specific title such as.and then another.. "Fight in the Kitchen" or "My accident in Mom's car. Next. With EFT.. In most cases.com/tutorial/tutorcthree. BUT STOP WHENEVER THEY FEEL ANY INTENSITY. use EFT on each stopping point until there is no more intensity on that segment (aspect) of the movie.. You may be done with this specific movie at this stage but continue with the procedures below to thoroughly test the completeness of your work..... this procedure should neatly remove a negative tree from the client's emotional forest.. Since most of these trees have some commonality among them.. Next. Then you can remove another tree. q q q q q q q Properly done.emofree.. q First.htm (2 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:27 PM . "What would the title be?" This also tends to force specificity. it will come down to low numbers or tozero.The movie technique: a tool for being specific In such cases. If they say. ask the client. they give me an answer that can be measured in minutes. Alternatively. I usually find their guesses to be reasonably accurate AND guessing tends to save the clients some emotional pain.and then another. in order to be rid of their problem. Next. repeat EFT on any leftover intensity and re-run the movie. ask them to verbally narrate the movie to you. you will need to guide them in the proper direction. "If it was a movie. you can ask them to GUESS what their intensity would be IF they vividly imagined it. ask the client.until 5 or 10 of them have been thoroughly uprooted. do several rounds of EFT on "this ____________ movie." If they give you a more general title. I submit the following procedures that I have refined over time. ask them to run the movie in their mind and evaluate the intensity they are having NOW (as they imagine it) on a scale of 0-10. they must be brave and feel the pain while going through it. a specific movie. This is now ancient thinking." At the end of each round check out the 0-10 intensity. You will usually need to emphasize the importance of stopping because most clients are conditioned to believe that. Next. starting with an easyto-discuss segment.

is often handled after 5 or 10 specific events have been neutralized.emofree. Thus.com/tutorial/tutorcthree. Hugs. thereby toppling the rest of the trees.The movie technique: a tool for being specific there is usually a "generalization effect" that spreads throughout the whole forest. Gary Go to Tutorial #4 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www." even though it may have several hundred specific events (trees) contributing to it. the client's problem of "My father always abused me.htm (3 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:27 PM .

you can ask for more specifics (aspects) with a question like. If you don't. Sometimes.com/tutorial/tutordfour. Suppose. of course. for example. the client still reports the problem as "no better. they occur with delightful frequency. to "this accident" and you are likely to make good progress. even after you have made professional efforts to tap on specific events.htm (1 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:39 PM . Many lives have been instantly shifted in positive directions because of this feature. have many pieces--or aspects--to them.. it turns out. I can still http://www. clients don't usually make this distinction unless you point it out to them.. However. "What about the accident bothers you the most?" Let's suppose the client says. "Oh. These are our "one minute wonders" and. These are actually separate issues. however. however. a client wants help with their frightful memories regarding an automobile accident.emofree. you need only apply one or two rounds of EFT to a specific event in order for its emotional intensity to vanish forever. without realizing it. is "shifting to different aspects." Some issues. fortunately. the headlights.Tutorial #4--Aspects Tutorial #4--Aspects (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu On many occasions." Why would this be? Why does the process work so easily in most cases but appear to bog down in others? There are a few possibilities here (the others will be covered later) but one of the most common causes is that the client. the headlights. You can apply EFT.

second. "The screams in the car" or "My anger at the other driver" or "My anger at the doctors. though. the client doesn't distinguish between the aspects. however. the sound of a hand grenade. As a test. the onlooking eyes of the audience.emofree. The list can be quite long. the impact of a fist. a memory of being ridiculed as a child. it contains only one or two aspects. q q Another thing to recognize is that an aspect can also be an emotion. Thus.htm (2 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:39 PM . Remember. you can then ask. One mistake that is often made along the way. ask them to "run the movie" of the accident in their mind in vivid detail. q A war trauma can have aspects such as the sight of blood. It just asks for an overall feeling. After the client's reaction to the headlights has been EFT'd to zero. the penetration. It will just be an unfortunate event in their life--and that's all. "How do you feel about the accident now?" That question doesn't ask for any new aspects. You have to make the distinction by first trecognizing that aspects exist (that's just simply experience) and." etc.Tutorial #4--Aspects see them coming at me!"You can then tap on "the headlights" or "my fear of the headlights" or any other verbiage that seems to fit.. etc.. if there are any other aspects (such as "the screams in the car") the client will report "no progress" because they still have intensity. A rape experience can have aspects such as the smell of the assailant's breath. Tap on these other aspects until the client can no longer find anything bothersome about the accident. is to tap on "the headlights" and then ask a much too global question such as. A fear of public speaking can have aspects such as the sight of a microphone. Usually.com/tutorial/tutordfour. asking the right questions to bring them to the surface. To them. "What else about the accident bothers you?" At this point the client may bring up other aspects such as. etc. Aspects can happen with almost any emotional issue--examples might be.. This will bring up any trailing aspects for tapping. In fact. some clients report that the anger they had regarding a given event has http://www. etc. the look in a comrade's eyes before they die.. it's all one big problem. the client should have no charge on the accident.. Eventually.

htm (3 of 3)12/29/2007 7:57:39 PM . This hour long.com/tutorial/tutordfour. These different emotional aspects are taking you deeper into the problem. very thorough session. Our DVD sets are loaded with live examples of aspects which you can replay over and over again. Gary Go to Tutorial #5 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. is a classic example of aspects and how to address them. Pick up on these clues.Tutorial #4--Aspects shifted to sadness. Pay particular attention to Dave and his fear of water in The EFT Course. Hugs. I don't think you will find better examples anywhere of how to address this important subject.emofree. They are opportunities for greater healing and present you with great possibilities for mastering your craft.

. http://www. psychiatrists. Further."oneapproach-addresses-everything-technique. guilt. that is precisely what we do with EFT. and effectively use . it is a completely foreign idea to use the same technique for a headache that you use for a height phobia. the wide reaching versatility of EFT. We have been conditioned to believe that each of our ailments requires a specific remedy. Yet. And we usually get results." To most.. our belief systems now have a new challenge. To the contrary.. in emotional healing we consider fear. These aren't "bad beliefs. some of these specific remedies have been quite useful in our quest to obtain healing relief.emofree.htm (1 of 2)12/29/2007 7:57:51 PM . urologists and gynecologists.com/tutorial/tutorefive." by the way. The list goes on... Thus we take aspirin for headaches and antihistamines for allergies. As you know from our various training DVDs we TRY IT ON EVERYTHING. with the emergence of EFT.Tutorial #5--Try it on everything! Tutorial #5--Try it on everything! (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Some of our beliefs need help--especially if we are to truly understand . namely.. We also see specialists such as podiatrists. grief and trauma to be separate problems requiring separate techniques. However. that there has never before been such a.

emofree. Hugs. stuttering and depression. accidents. Gary P.com/tutorial/tutorefive. to drink a gallon of gasoline to see if you can "tap it away. abuse and war. fortunately. We use it to enhance sports & music performance as well as relationships. Go to Tutorial #6 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. This tutorial urges an opening of the mind in this regard. lactose intolerance." Similarly. untrained people should not go where they don't belong and thus try EFT on severely emotionally disturbed people. Mastery. We use it for the fear of public speaking and for grief over the loss of a loved one. is a choice and is achievable by anyone. for example. We've had success with almost every physical ailment including pain. an "art of delivery" that separates the beginning EFT'er from the master. again. And. allergies. even the novice can apply the basics and achieve high percentage results. You need only pursue it. We use it for stress. many people use EFT to relieve just one ailment and completely miss its use for all the others.htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 7:57:51 PM . the list goes on. Why limit EFT to 1% of its capabilities? There is. However. and everything from serious diseases to TMJ to infertility to PMS. Try it on everything also assumes common sense. anxiety. Unfortunately.S. It would be inappropriate. of course. addictive cravings. We use it to give educational freedom to those with learning disabilities as well as to relieve nightmares and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for victims of rape.Tutorial #5--Try it on everything! We use the same approach for trauma of every description.

thereby leading us through a sizable list of healing opportunities. rejection in school by a teacher. This session is worth your detailed study and is a classic teaching example. after the problem has been EFT'd away... keep rolling! There is an outstanding live example of a daisy chain in the full session conducted with Marlys on Video #4 of Part II of The EFT Course. These are superb opportunities for dramatic healing because.to issue. She starts with "love pain" and moves to problems with different lovers and eventually comes to the issue that her mother didn't love her. After that is resolved they keep daisy chaining to new issues such as a bicycle accident. this marvelous opportunity goes unattended.htm (1 of 2)12/29/2007 7:58:06 PM . from issue. far too often.Tutorial #6--The Daisy Chain Opportunity Tutorial #6--The Daisy Chain Opportunity (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu EFT often works so rapidly and efficiently that the client shifts.emofree. This phenomenon is obvious when the client initiates it by telling you of these new issues. in a daisy chain fashion. in one session.com/tutorial/tutorfsix..to issue. This need http://www.. When you are on a roll.. However. being dumped by a lover and so on. An example might be someone who starts with a snake phobia and. multiple issues can be effectively neutralized. the client doesn't always know to tell you and so. they are reminded of their fear of heights.. It's as if each resolution of a problem reminds them of another problem.

After you have finished with an issue ask the client... Hugs.Tutorial #6--The Daisy Chain Opportunity not be because one simple question can trigger the client to remember these new issues. "What does that remind you of?" Probe a little and chances are you will launch into a very effective daisy chain.emofree.com/tutorial/tutorfsix.htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 7:58:06 PM . Gary Go to Tutorial #7 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. Keep asking the question after each issue is resolved.. Sometimes you can perform a long list of healing miracles in a single session.

Study. We have covered these possibilities earlier in this tutorial. In addition. Once the Core Issue is discovered. There is another important element of sophistication that we need to explore . it was discovered that the real Core Issue was the sense of ridicule he felt when he was teased and prodded to make a parachute jump from a helicopter (while in the armed services). the case of Nate's "fear of heights" on the From EFT to the Palace of Possibilities DVD set." it is usually NOT because it doesn't work. Nate comes up on stage with other height phobics and makes only modest headway. his fear of heights vanished.emofree. Once we took care of that Core Issue. Sometimes a client's "presenting problem" is nothing more than a symptom of a Core Issue--a much deeper. namely .. After some detective work.. Instead. his eyesight improved and his elevated blood pressure dropped dramatically http://www. for example.. the discovery of Core Issues.Tutorial #7--Finding core Issues Tutorial #7--Finding core Issues (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu When EFT "doesn't work. much more important underlying problem.. Perhaps the practitioner has not been specific enough or maybe emerging aspects are masking otherwise valid healing work. however.htm (1 of 2)12/29/2007 7:58:18 PM .com/tutorial/tutorgseven. There are many live examples of Core Issues throughout the various EFT training tapes. the real reason for not seeing results is because the practitioner has not applied EFT properly. it can usually be broken down into specific events and handled routinely.

.emofree. be persistent.com/tutorial/tutorgseven. "I don't know." When you hear this. Pay particular attention to the sessions with Craig (Bashful Bladder). David (Fear of Public Speaking).. just guess for me.Tutorial #7--Finding core Issues (without taking his medication). that a favorite answer clients like to give to these questions is. Hugs. Martha (Being Reserved) and Jane (Accident). however. what might it be?" "If you could live your life over again. Other live examples abound within our Steps toward becoming The Ultimate Therapist DVD set.. "Well.htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 7:58:18 PM . there are some common sense questions that can help you get to Core Issues quickly. what person or event would you prefer to skip?" q q q Please be aware. You can say." Their guesses are usually right on target. Fortunately. Gary Go to Tutorial #8 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. Finding Core Issues is an art and it requires experience to do it expertly. q "What does this issue remind you of?" "When was the first time you can remember feeling the same kind of feeling?" "If there was a deeper emotion underlying this problem. Here are some of them.

later on. reports "feeling worse. the same concepts apply for physical discomforts as well." This doesn't happen very often but." Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse." (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Clients usually experience positive effects through EFT.S. Hugs.emofree. a client reports "feeling worse. it offers an OPPORTUNITY for both the client and the healing practitioner." as it turns out. "Feeling worse. it is often misunderstood. Gary P. however. While this "feeling worse" discussion centers around emotional issues. Glenn Turner writes of a case where a client appears to make quality progress but. are these clients really "feeling worse"--or is something else going on? This tutorial explores this question by examining an actual case that was reported in our EFT Insights Newsletter." Given the consistent reports that EFT usually makes people feel better. From the EFT Insights Newsletter Hi Everyone.Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse. when it does.com/tutorial/tutorheight. http://www. Read on. in reality. Once in a while. It appears to be a problem whereas. usually points to deep healing opportunities.htm (1 of 4)12/29/2007 7:58:31 PM .

GC RESPONSE: This often happens with generalized anxiety. many specific fears and traumas and guilts behind them. one in particular for "this heavy. and he seemed to be much worse. they are calm and go about their business. it's because EFT removed some surface issues thereby allowing the more foundational issues to come out from hiding." He walks in your door with a whole forest full of negative trees. If the upset reappears (very likely with generalized anxiety) it's not because EFT "didn't work" or was responsible for them "feeling worse. heavy weight" and he left feeling very much better. he said he "felt worse. He was eating. It is quite probable. the real issue is showing up and begging for EFT. several days later he calls me very agitated and needs to see me again. It often seems like a miracle." Rather. GLENN CONTINUES: However. This is NOT A PROBLEM. It's an OPPORTUNITY!!! Finally. Eventually. He was very upset when this hit him and I tapped for it for quite awhile. in short order. that you will resolve some surface problems thereby allowing more important issues to bubble up to the top. I am speculating but what I feel was that he was suppressing the very real (highly likely) event that would see him lose everything in financial terms that he had worked so hard for." GC RESPONSE: There's your first clue as to why your friend eventually "felt worse. GLENN CONTINUES: I did some very general tappings. You are not likely to resolve them all in one session.htm (2 of 4)12/29/2007 7:58:31 PM . will do a little "yippee" inside because the "big one" is now out in the open." He came to you with "extreme anxiety about many things too numerous for him to even begin with.Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse. however.emofree. but not very much due to anxiety and associated gut feelings.com/tutorial/tutorheight. I see him. This person came to me last week suffering from extreme anxiety about many things too numerous for him to even begin with. He ate that night for the first time in a while." Hi Gary. Just had an experience with an old time family friend that I would appreciate some feedback on. Someone comes in quite upset and. however. A few rounds of EFT and the immediate issues subside. Typically these trees have serious roots and many. And the tapping seemed to make him worse. And I don't think he saw that as a reality until some of his other trees were lopped. A seasoned EFT'er. He thought it was a miracle and frankly so did I. http://www. The real villain (which was always there) is now front and center. At this point it is easy to back off and misinterpret what's going on.

is it better to "keep the lid on" these problems rather than have them run smack bang into something that they are not prepared for (and quite frankly that I was not prepared for). If he does come back reporting anxiety the chances are very high that he will NOT point to issues you have already tapped for as the cause. however. Often. This is very typical of cases like this and. GLENN CONTINUES: I left it." GC RESPONSE: Since you were speculating. The "truth" remains hidden under all forms of protective issues and various rationalizations. by the way. GLENN CONTINUES: Took me a while to get here but my question is. your thought that he didn't see the larger issue until other trees were lopped is very consistent with this kind of case. However. The real issue was his mother. You won't know. of course. not his girl friend. Your example doesn't bring up just what this issue is. glowing evidence that EFT is working nicely. This helps immeasurably with client cooperation." Why? Because we eventually discovered that he was tuning in to times when his mother belittled him through yelling. because there were many aspects). of course. To them.emofree. The argument with the girl friend simply triggered the real issue and he "felt worse" until we resolved the mother issue (a several session effort. the client's immediate anger didn't budge and he reported "feeling worse.htm (3 of 4)12/29/2007 7:58:31 PM . He will bring up new issues (aspects). I'm reminded of a client who came to me a few years ago upset about an argument he had just had with his girl friend. the anger for which was typically resolvable with one or two rounds of EFT.Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse. It was a simple argument.com/tutorial/tutorheight. until you see the client again and assess his anxiety. we don't really know where his thoughts were going. GC RESPONSE: Perhaps you exposed a core issue here and resolved it. for anxiety about things in the future that are potentially life changing "ending" and that are almost certain to happen. However. By EFT'ing these covering issues we can finally deal with a core issue that has been negatively affecting his life. but a little artistry and some detective work ought to expose it in due time. with him feeling still upset but with him half smiling saying maybe it's all for the best. Part of me feels that it's better to http://www. the client will not recognize his/her progress because ts/ he still feels anxious. the problem is their generalized anxiety and not the individual parts of it. I suggest that practitioners make it a routine with these types of issues to consistently remind the client of the long string of EFT resolved events that have occurred along the way to taking care of the overall anxiety.

Tutorial #8--When the client reports "feeling worse."

know what you're up against and tackle those feelings that arise from this awareness. Another part, after this episode, is now wondering. Sorry for rambling, but as always any help would be very gratefully received.

GC RESPONSE: I suppose there are some situations where we should "leave well enough alone" and let the clients bury their heads in the sand and not face the truth. I will leave that judgment to the individuals involved. However, I rarely run into any situations where I'm willing to back off or look the other way. As stated before, I see this type of case as a major opportunity (1) for clients to finally rid themselves of major limits and (2) for practitioners to expand their skills and go where they haven't gone before. The truth is the truth. It will have its effect whether we want it to or not. Night time comes even if we don't want it to. So does the rain, wind, death and taxes. These are all forms of reality--the truth, if you will. Trying to postpone them or ignore them will not change them.
GLENN CONTINUES: Hope you are well. Glenn Turner

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Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.

Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.
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One of the most obvious conclusions you will get from consistent use of EFT is that there is an undeniable link between physical ailments and unresolved emotional issues. Our EFT Insights Newsletter is loaded with true case histories whereby physical pain fades while emotional issues are being addressed. Often, we can apply EFT to a physical problem (e.g. "this headache") and watch it disappear in moments. Sometimes, however, the physical problem doesn't budge ... or ... it fades for a while and "comes back." This is usually evidence that there is an unresolved emotional issue behind it that needs to be neutralized. Once this is done, the physical pain is likely to be relieved. I have a favorite question for playing detective in this regard. Once I have isolated a physical ailment that is resisting healing, I ask.... "If there was an emotional contributor to this pain, what would it be?" If the client draws a blank then just ask them to guess. Their guess will usually take you in useful directions. There is a classic example of this on our From EFT to the Palace of Possibilities DVD set. It involves a lady who had constricted breathing in one nostril due to an accident. Regular tapping for "this breathing problem"
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Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.

did nothing for her. However, after I got to the emotional contributors, the whole thing cleared up--and her eyesight improved as well. While this case is best studied on the DVD, it was also written up on our EFT email support list. That write up is given below.


Hi Everyone, Accolades to Lori Laskowski for bringing her nose to my recent Cleveland training. With apologies to Shakespeare, a nose is a nose is a nose. So why accolades to Lori for bringing hers? To the outside observer, it was just a regular nose pleasantly affixed to a smiling face and a bubbling personality. But to Lori it was a source of constant discomfort. She fell and broke it 7 or 8 years ago and has had several surgeries on it since. Despite many efforts at correcting it, one of her nasal passageways remained partially blocked. She ranked the discomfort at a 7. During the EFT training I asked each person in the audience to identify a physical discomfort. One person chose a hip pain while others chose shoulder pains, headaches and the like. Lori, of course, chose her nose. After the first round of EFT, I went around the room asking people to rank their discomforts before and after the tapping. While many reported noticeable relief, Lori reported none. The 7 was still a 7. After another round more people reported relief--but not Lori.The 7 was still a 7. At this point, newcomers to EFT might conclude, "Oh, it doesn't work in this case." That's easy to assume, of course, because she was at a standstill while almost everyone else was reporting good results. Further, there was physical damage to her nose that not even surgery could correct. So, why not just leave it be and go on to other things? Well, I've been here many times and, if I had given up, many people would have never achieved their eventual relief. There are countless examples of how persistence with EFT and playing detective provide results where other techniques completely failed. For a dramatic example, please review the discussion with Cathy on The EFT Course audiotape 1B. In Cathy's case, major relief was achieved by using EFT for constant back pain from
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" The original 7 had dropped to a 2 AND she was delighted to report that HER EYESIGHT HAD GAINED NOTICEABLE CLARITY. Bad conclusion.Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.com/tutorial/tutorinine. But sometimes we are too quick to dismiss such "minor" results as "not very good" and conclude. I asked Lori to take a deep breath. Even though we didn't get one of our "one minute wonders" and even though EFT for her nose issue was not as rapidly effective as for other people. This is obvious evidence that more progress is possible and that persistence is called for." No. "If there was an emotional contributor to this issue. Now please notice something. So. More avenues to pursue. the session commenced on constricted breathing and. we are just getting started--the gates have opened and it's time to roll up our sleeves. It was never that EFT "didn't work. As it turns out. "that's all we can do." I asked her about emotional issues that might be contributing to her breathing discomfort.emofree. an accident of 18 years ago. Nor did tapping directly for the physical issue bring any relief. because we were not http://www. She then reported noticeable relief--but only by a point or two. I knew I was going to have the whole audience do a few rounds on "constricted breathing" as the next demonstration. Lori's relief at this stage was noticeable. we made noticeable headway. Instead.htm (3 of 6)12/29/2007 7:58:43 PM . nay. Shortly. what would it be?" She said there was some anger surrounding the original accident so we tapped on that anger as well as forgiveness... But when we addressed possible emotional drivers to the problem. The change was obvious to everyone as she reported a clearing of the nose passage and a sense of "draining. One of my favorite questions here is. though. There was more to do. SOMETHING IMPORTANT HAD HAPPENED. but not dramatic.." It was that we hadn't found the proper avenue yet. nix. after a couple of rounds. so I let Lori be for the moment. since tapping directly on Lori's nose problem "wasn't working. of course. Please recall that the problem was still there despite her previous surgeries. We pried open the lid with this approach. On each of the next two mornings she reported that her breathing improvement was holding and she continued to point out the improvement in her eyesight. There is more to do.

. I think contact wearers would commonly describe it as if you had makeup or something in your eye.emofree. GC: It's still better? Lori: Yeah. I don't usually have time to carry every issue through to completion.. I don't know if it was related to my breathing and my nose--because your ears. But what I want to ask you is. A good candidate for this specificity would be. I thought we might clean up any left over aspects and bring the nose issue to zero. In fact I used to have problems with my contact lenses and I just don't have those problems any more. "Even though I still have some of this minor pressure on the wall of the right side of my nose.. my purpose at these trainings is to demonstrate EFT and teach its fine points. after some recounting about how our original sessions went. Complete relief.." Yesterday (3 weeks later) I called Lori for a follow-up...com/tutorial/tutorinine. nose and throat are all attached--but with http://www. Lori.. I've been doing this for a long time. She said there was still some minor pressure on the wall of the right side of her nose. GC: Well. In fact.. she went to zero on her own. And.. and my jaw still drops from time to time and I'm not sure if I even know the reason why... she be very specific with the remaining physical discomfort. Lori: ... so I suggested to Lori that. She consented to having the conversation recorded and..I see much better for some reason. However. we just have our theories. it's still better. after we did the tapping. when I would look out through my contacts....how do you know your eyesight is better? What tells you that? Lori: Well..which just amazes me.. me too.Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing. after the training.htm (4 of 6)12/29/2007 7:58:43 PM . down to a zero. I think before." And it would always be a bothersome thing..and then after we did the tapping I kept noticing more release and more release so that I could breathe easier and easier and easier. it was just as if I would blink and I would see everything clear.. the conversation unfolded as follows (revised for readability). the clarity in which I see things. things would be clear but not "sharp clear. I even mentioned to you then that my eyesight.. As it turns out.

it totally cleared up? Lori: Yes. GC: Well. It was like my right nostril seemed to be restricting the air flowing.Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing. breathing more clearly my vision just seemed sharper--much more comfortable. GC: Getting back to your nose for a moment. Every time I breathed I could feel that happening. OK. if I recall it right. GC: Oh really. 10% 30%? What would you say? Lori: I would say the "comfortability" is improved by about 75%.com/tutorial/tutorinine. GC: By what percentage would you say your eyesight is improved? 5%. you went from a 7 to a 2 and the 2 was the side of your nose impinging on things? Lori: Right.. Lori: Yes. On clarity of vision I would say it's improved by 30% at least. you said it had to do with one side of your nose impinging upon the rest. GC: Are you now to a zero or are you still a 2? Lori: I'm now to a zero. Lori: Yeah. Since that day I went for the training. GC: Comfortability? Lori: Yeah. that could explain it. this whole thing is remarkable.. GC: Well. You said that at the end of the workshop you were left with a "2" and. GC: You're to a zero? So. GC: To me.. feeling more comfortable with my contacts.emofree. I could just tell immediately the difference. http://www.htm (5 of 6)12/29/2007 7:58:43 PM . But since the tapping I don't even have an awareness of it because it's not happening any more. Yes. too. And that has held with you throughout this? Lori: Yes. it could also be that as you breathe better you get more oxygen in your system.

Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.htm (6 of 6)12/29/2007 7:58:43 PM . Gary Go to Tutorial #10 Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. And then I just started to tap again for anything having to do with my nose. I probably didn't apply the tapping again for a week after the training. I went down to. question #2 did you do more tapping to get it to zero? Lori: Yes. it is! GC: As you can imagine. Now.". Lori: Oh. I've been on the other end of the telephone for lots of these stories.. Hugs to all. you know. GC: Such as? Lori: Instead of just saying. GC: They still amaze me.when did it go to zero and. "my right nostril which is closest to my air opening that's on the right wall that seems to be difficult-the top side inside my nose..com/tutorial/tutorinine... I would bet. And then.emofree. I did more tapping to get it to zero. not the bottom. a week after that--probably a total of two weeks since the training--it went down to a zero and I haven't had to tap on that particular thing since. I think what you showed me was to get more finely detailed as I was working to improve it. "I accept myself fully and completely even though my nose is blocked up. But then I noticed that--probably a day or two after tapping--that I wasn't feeling it again. It was almost like at the time I wasn't too sure how it was going to come out. Lori: Oh. getting back to your nose.". GC: Did you notice as you were zeroing in on very specific things that you were getting relief at the moment or was it sort of a delayed reaction? Lori: It was delayed.. So I would get even more descriptive and more descriptive. like that.

a psychologist from Australia. it is that many people approach EFT with a limited understanding of its potential and therefore limit the benefits they can achieve from using it.. I believe we limit our freedom when: http://www. (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Steve Wells. Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters.emofree.htm (1 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM .com/tutorial/tutorjten.. I believe we should settle for nothing less than complete freedom. I mean this not only in terms of how we progress through each problem we work on but also the number and type of problems we choose to address AND the goals we set for ourselves in life. The Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters--Part I (Seeking Complete Freedom: Settle for Nothing Less) If there is one thing that concerns me.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters. and encourage you to expand your vision of the freedom you can achieve using these wonderful techniques. It emphasizes many important features of EFT as well as ways to maximize your use of it. In this post and the posts to follow I'd like to consider this issue . wrote a 4 part series for the EFT Email Support List that deserves a prominent place in this tutorial.

4. and several other energy techniques .. How many problems do we wallow in when we really could be treating them? And how often do we work on a problem for a time and get some success.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters.g. 1... I said. because they have seen EFT used to cure fears and phobias.diligently to my hay fever symptoms (e. 3. This same client contacted me 3 months later about another problem she wanted help with. We don't test our changes out in the real world .. Some people assume that.emofree. I once worked with a client who managed to clear up a phobia using EFT. or ensure that we have tested all possible provocations for the problem returning. We don't consider using EFT on every problem we have. but then allow the issue to build up again in our lives? I found this happened with my hay fever. Oh!" she replied. We don't continue with the process until absolutely all of the remaining intensity is completely cleared.htm (2 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM . The first year I learned EFT I applied it .and therefore the tapping had http://www. We only use EFT in a remedial fashion to eradicate existing problems rather than using it to help us create new futures and achieve our ultimate goals. Others gain relief using EFT on one problem but don't realise they could apply it to other problems. Did you consider using the EFT on that?" I asked her. I've since given the same good advice to other clients with similar results.com/tutorial/tutorjten. In each of the next two years I started the process too late and was not consistent or persistent with my tapping . OK"." When you do you may be surprised just how much you can achieve. Even though I have this congestion / Even though I have these sore eyes / etc) and my symptoms reduced by over 90%. How often do we have other issues in our life to which we could apply EFT but we just don't think" to do it. I just didn't think of it". that fears and phobias are all it can be applied to. I suppose I could have. Why don't you go and do that and then ring me back and let me know how you get on?" Guess what? She found she could fix that problem herself. Let's do as Gary recommends and Try it on Everything. 2.

emofree. I have learned to become more cautious about assuming problems are fully resolved. where possible. I have learned from this experience the value of persistence for problems such as this.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters. have made using EFT. In the next post I will explore the need to address all aspects of a problem until we are completely free of all remaining intensity. little or no effect on my symptoms (Except the sore eyes which always responded)... and I now test extensively the changes that I. Given sufficient applications the symptoms can disappear completely. Also. to see if there is any way of thinking about the problem or any manifestation or part of the problem that CAN upset us. The last post in this series will outline how moving from a problem-elimination framework to a visioncreation framework may allow us to unlock more of the full power of these techniques. let's continue until we are completely free. Following this.. This past year I decided to get in early and begin tapping even before the traditional hay fever season began.com/tutorial/tutorjten. Let's not assume that just because we can think about it in one way and it doesn't affect us that the treatment is complete... I'll consider the blocking beliefs that can prevent us from achieving total freedom. Let's test it in as many ways as we can . In the next 3 posts I will consider other issues we need to address in our quest for greater freedom. never to reappear. there is more to treat. which was reportedly one of the worst on record pollen-wise . As a result I managed to go through the entire season . Their example now inspires me to continue until I too am symptom free. It is important to test completely ..htm (3 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM .. and my clients. in the real world. virtually symptom free. http://www. and especially.. at the first sign of symptoms and throughout the pollen season I applied EFT on a regular (daily) basis. If so. I have witnessed this with numerous clients who have diligently applied the technique to their physical issues over time. Steve Wells The Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters--Part II (Continue Until You Achieve Complete Freedom) When we work on a particular problem.

I saw the value of group treatment in helping people to have a more complete healing by revealing specific aspects to work on. I saw her some months later and she informed me she had gone for a walk through the aviary at the zoo without any problems at all. we worked with people who had small animal phobias.htm (4 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM . In our group treatments for phobia sufferers. We had examples of this with such issues as the spiders' furry legs. the image of a flock of birds came into my mind while talking with her so I asked her What if it was a whole flock of birds?" She instantly jumped back and her fear rose to an even higher level than before. In each case a person in the group who thought they had either partly or fully resolved their problem was put in touch with another aspect which truly bothered them when these issues were raised by someone else in the group. darting around rapidly. I think I'm cured!" My response was to test this and ask them to search for any aspect of the problem that was still upsetting to them. and they were unable to bring up any intensity at all. A woman who had a phobia of birds was able to go from a position of absolute fear to thinking about a bird without a shred of fear. I would do a round of EFT and then check how intense people felt when they thought about their feared animal. It doesn't affect me at all now. As we went around the group there would be someone who would say for example. as we proceeded around the group there would be another person who would say something like I was feeling OK but then I started to think about a spider being on me and now I feel worse!" At this point the previous person would anxiously exclaim. For some reason. However. I first saw the true importance of aspects when I did a public demonstration of EFT soon after learning these techniques. Since that time I have also conducted more extensive testing with clients to http://www.com/tutorial/tutorjten. the mouse's tail. and everyone in the group did rounds of EFT in unison whilst focusing on their particular problem.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters. Oh yeah!" as they were put in touch with another aspect of their fear. and the way the mouse moves. During this process I was astounded by how often the scene in the following paragraph would unfold. In a number of instances the person would reply that they weren't able to find anything else. Once we treated this aspect her fear was fully resolved and she was able to go outside looking for birds (she counted 24).emofree.

I once worked with an agoraphobic client who could not go into grocery stores. Settle for nothing less. a little bondage can be just as troublesome in the long term as a lot of bondage. Along the way I kept checking how she felt and she kept telling me she felt fine. She reported that the fear was only about a level 2 or 3 on a 10-point scale. as I encourage you now ... This is not a failure in the technique . Go for complete freedom.to go for the complete change. However. a very manageable level.. I also like. And now I encourage my clients .htm (5 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM . If nothing does I am more convinced.. Let's settle for nothing less than complete freedom. Diligently search for things that upset you and treat them all. I like to get the person to manipulate the situation in as many ways as possible to try to find something that provokes them. I said to her If your fear is at a level 2 or 3 when you enter the shops and. let's not limit what we can achieve. When they are in the problem place. just another part of the problem which requires treatment. Again she said she felt fine. Being cautious I challenged her. It might seem very freeing to have an intense problem that we previously experienced as a 10 to drop to a 2. In the shopping centre car park I asked one more time.. However. Treat it and increase the range of your freedom even further. ensure that all aspects of the problem that we can possibly think of together have been treated.com/tutorial/tutorjten. She felt this was fine .. Once we have achieved a low level. Steve Wells The Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters--Part III (In Search of Total Emotional Freedom) An issue that concerns me is the assumption that it is good enough to bring the intensity of a problem down to a manageable level. to have proof in the real world that the change will stand up . We worked in the office to bring her fear down to zero and then went to a shopping centre in her car.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters.And even then I'm not fully convinced. I have formed the opinion that many of the treatments I conducted in the first few years of using these techniques were perhaps not the complete cures" that I thought they were. where possible.emofree. I believe it is always important to realise that additional aspects may come to light. if http://www.

However. Others have an underlying belief that they do not deserve to get over this problem completely.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters. If. For example: Even though I think I need to keep some of this problem in order to stay safe. you are at a level zero when you enter the shops and something comes up. Many authors (including myself and Dr David Lake in our book New Energy Therapies. on the other hand. For example.emofree. We sat in the car and continued to work on aspects until her fear came down to a level zero.. Even though I don't deserve to get over this problem Then. The answers to these questions will usually reveal your underlying beliefs and you can http://www. Typical examples are guilt feelings. that without it they will lose their ability to be cautious.. you will then be at a level 7 or 8--which is quite unmanageable.. and if it did rise 5 points then this is still a much more manageable level from which to make decisions than a level 7 or 8. only to find that she was enjoying being completely free of her fear. she spent so long in there that I became concerned and went searching for her. something happens in there which brings up your fear by say 5 points.com/tutorial/tutorjten. There can be a tendency to assume that we need to retain some of our intense feelings for a variety of reasons.. the simplest way forward is to ask yourself what are the reasons why you can't get over your problem completely . and Fred Gallo in his book Energy Psychology) provide examples of the typical blocking beliefs for you to work on... many people believe that they need to keep some of their fear in order to stay safe . Then she was able to go into the store on her own. it is unlikely your fear will rise to the same level . safety fears. or that to do so would be bad for them in some way. In fact. The way to treat blocks such as these is to first identify any beliefs you have that cause you to feel like you need . or deserve .htm (6 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM .. I fully and completely accept myself. among others. This is a false belief that can leave us with unnecessary suffering. Then insert these negative belief statements into the set-up statement. Even though I do not deserve to get completely over this problem There are many more examples of blocking beliefs which can be responsible for our failure to achieve a more complete result.. and feelings of non-deservingness.to keep some (or all) of your problem. or why it might not be good to do so.

This is good and it is one of the reasons I believe we have been given EFT .. What is one method of doing this? I like to start by having people identify how they would like to be as a person. I think we need to consider what we are ultimately aiming to produce in our lives .com/tutorial/tutorjten.Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters... you may find that your continued tapping on the problem" now bears more fruit. This is about creating small changes that build on each other exponentially until our whole life is turned around.. If we have used EFT to resolve some problems but have not extended our goals out even further (until we feel some resistance) I believe we are not tapping into the full power of these techniques. we tap into a whole new direction for using these techniques: q What would be good to create in my life? What would be worthwhile to do with the rest of my life? What would I like to do? What would be fun to do? What sort of person would I like to become ultimately? q q q The moment you ask these questions. Using EFT to create new futures and new ways of being." http://www. then apply the EFT process to these.) I believe we have come to this list not just to solve problems.emofree. Having done so. and then look at how we can use these techniques to facilitate bringing ourselves into more positive ways of being. EFT. Steve Wells The Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters--Part IV (Beyond remedial uses . to help us move beyond the points at which we become stuck. I believe when we consider questions such as the following. If we work on changing our identity we can change our whole life. in this sense. there will be blocks.htm (7 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM . As Zig Ziglar says You will never perform consistently in a manner that is inconsistent with how you define yourself.. I am interested in the concept of generative change rather than remedial change. Rather. can become a tool for personal evolution by getting us in touch with the possible human and clearing the pathway to becoming..

Without objecting to this or passing judgment. It didn't feel true at all.. I then had her consider the opposite belief I'm an extraordinary person". Recently. consider how you define yourself to yourself. And the third round she focused on each belief interchangeably (I'm an ordinary person/I'm an extraordinary person). The second round she focused on the alternative belief (Even though I am an extraordinary person). her previous way of thinking about herself and her life no longer had any appeal .htm (8 of 8)12/29/2007 7:58:56 PM .I had her say this alternative belief aloud.. in a corporate group. What usually follows is a real feeling of excitement and unleashing of personal power and positive potential. Think of how you would like to be. She said she was quite happy with her life and being the way she was. which to her felt totally untrue. and felt optimistic towards changing her life. The first round she focused on the current belief (Even though I'm just an ordinary person). And then apply EFT to the internal objections which arise to the idea of being that NOW.emofree. not even desirable. I can truly believe. I am always on the lookout to find a person who.. Until I see total congruency in the person making these statements I tend to see their words as a cover for fear and a limiting way of thinking about self.. when they say this." Not only that. it was dull and unattractive to her now. This is only one of the many ways we can use EFT to assist us in the process of building new futures. Continue until you get a real feeling of congruency ('thou art that').Tutorial #10--Steve Wells on the Methods and Mindsets of the EFT Masters." as a current belief. After these three rounds she brightened considerably (Previously when she described herself as an ordinary person her jaw was set and her face was dark). That person I am sure will have achieved true victory over self. I'm just an ordinary person. She was now able to look in directions that she was previously unable to consider . Steve Wells Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. She excitedly stated I guess I really AM an extraordinary person.com/tutorial/tutorjten. Lifeless. I worked with a lady who said she did not really have any goals. We looked at the first statement she came up with. And her goals had changed. If you want to really change your life. Then I had her do three rounds of EFT.

. Allow many people to achieve substantial emotional freedom IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS without having to become an expert in the fine points of EFT. be creating your own parallels and "Borrowing Benefits" from someone else.. In fact.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. very easy .emofree. 2. Not everyone will get dramatic results and oftentimes people will need professional guidance to maximize the process. in my experience.. Here's how I came across the idea. most people should benefit in a big way.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Stay with me on this one. http://www. While I will be developing the idea below with some personal experiences... you will likely resolve your issue EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE TAPPING FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEM.. I wish I had thought of this before. if you keep your own issue "in the background" while tapping for someone. 1. You will..... It's not perfect. in effect. It's also easy .htm (1 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . let me state up front that it involves tapping along while someone else is undergoing EFT. to do. But. Interestingly. This procedure has the potential to. Dramatically accelerate the deep (core issue) work that can be done in groups. many people can get solid results without knowing a thing about EFT.

who had gathered together as part of a large conference to explore personal improvement. we finally achieved emotional freedom on her specific event.and I mean ALL of them.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. I then had each of them make a mental movie of this event and write down titles to their movies as well as their 0-10 intensity ratings. My demonstration was a small subset of this larger conference.htm (2 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM .. I asked each of the audience members to tune into a specific event in their past that was still bothersome to them.. I was hoping their systems would draw useful parallels from my session with Laura. Since I didn't have much time (about 30 minutes) and since I wanted to give them as much personal exposure to the EFT procedures as possible. We had successfully collapsed the charge on her intense issue--including all the aspects. etc. When she came back in..Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits A few months ago I had the occasion to demonstrate EFT to a group of 15 newbies. They were to say the exact same words and to tap in the exact same places JUST AS THOUGH THEY WERE LAURA. My speculation was that each person would make some headway on their own issue because I had primed them to have "in the background" awareness of it. As a test. very severe abusive issue from her childhood. The results both puzzled and surprised me. she was all smiles and could not bring up any trace of her previous tears.reported 0's and 1's on their previously intense issues (remember-http://www. Out of curiosity. After delving (for 20 minutes) into many aspects of Laura's issue THAT WERE SEEMINGLY PERSONAL AND UNIQUE TO HER. I asked her to go outside the room where she could be by herself and literally try to get upset. I thought I would try an experiment. Interestingly. this diverse group had nothing in common with each other. I asked each audience member to tune back into their original specific events. anger.S. Then. This whole process only took a few minutes and allowed everyone to "tune in" to an issue they could tap on. I asked the audience to tap along with us AS THOUGH THEY WERE TAPPING FOR LAURA'S ISSUE.. They ranged from 7 to 10.emofree. while working with Laura. To my delight. all of them. I asked for a volunteer to work with me in front of the group and "Laura" agreed to explore a highly personal. I asked for the most intense one they could find and then had them rate the current intensity on a 0-10 point scale. They were strangers from all over the U.

THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS TAPPED ALONG USING THE SAME TAPPING POINTS AND THE SAME LANGUAGE AS THOUGH THEY WERE MARCIA. just like with the Laura example above. I asked how many noticed dramatic results on their individual issues and 70% of them raised their hands. How could this be? After all. At the end. it is undeniable that major benefits can be gained through this method. They weren't digging into the nitty-gritty details of their own nasty event. the details were obviously different BUT THESE PEOPLE'S SYSTEMS APPEARED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY PARALLELS. It had many aspects. they all reported dramatic results. Marcia and I quickly landed on a specific event with her father that was foundational (core) for her business issue. Thus most of those participating reported dramatic results. eh! I just called Marcia for a followup and she reminded me of the numerous people who came up to her afterwards and commented on the parallels between her situation and theirs. and I spent 20-30 minutes tapping on every piece I could find while. I asked the entire audience to pick out a specific event of their own. Then. Thus they got major benefits just by following along. Not only do people tune into their own parallels during this process but we also must recognize the spiritual concept of Oneness at http://www. In typical fashion.emofree. of course. They just sat there tapping along. Fascinating. about a month ago.htm (3 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM .Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits they were originally ranked from 7 to 10). I was giving a two day workshop at the Toronto Energy Psychology Conference where Marcia Platt agreed to work with me in front of 75 people on a business success issue. As an experiment. There was no requirement that these events be business related--they could be on anything. either. Nor were they using any customized language or specific detective work to uncover their own core issues. Painless but profound. I asked them to TAP ALONG WITH MARCIA AS THOUGH THEY WERE MARCIA. all the while. Mind you. THEY WERE PRESUMABLY TAPPING FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S ISSUE.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. Hmmmmm. And. Nonetheless. Their previous issues became non-events in minutes. This translates to almost 100% because 25-30% of the audience had been "tapped out" after a two day tapping workshop and chose not to tap along. There were no apparent tears or anxious moments. To me.

Their systems will come up with their own parallels and allow Oneness to do its thing. identify an issue (specific event) and tap along with someone else's issue on the video. In addition. It is easy for them to follow along. We are connected. Hugs. I heartily recommend this. More later. so if you find yourself becoming more upset during the course of this exercise rather than the other way . you might try tapping on.S. know that you have an opportunity which may be very useful for you.htm (4 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . It wouldn't surprise me to learn that the best results will occur while groups of people perform this together--that's a Oneness concept--but it is also clear to me that many people can achieve major benefits just by tapping alone in front of their television sets or computer screens. Newcomers don't even need experience with EFT to benefit. In this case STOP IMMEDIATELY and use this situation to go deeper (or get help from a qualified professional). Also. Here's a possible CAVEAT: This technique may bring to the surface other issues that need addressing. Just parrot the words and tap in the same places where people are tapping on the video. professional guidance can be critical for gaining the most benefit from this process and some customization after the fact is a good idea. perhaps ones that you may not even be aware of.. Unless you can identify a new aspect that is surfacing for you and address it directly. This can be a way of unearthing hidden aspects of a problem and clearing them systematically -. Gary P. Just send your clients home with some of the filmed sessions from our training videos.a bonus of sorts http://www.. This happens rarely but such possibilities can occur." ..com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. It's also a perfect item for healing professionals to assign as homework between sessions. I recommend that professionals use this process in group work as I think you can dramatically accelerate healing with it.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits work here. They are loaded with sessions that are ideal for this. "Even though something else bothers me about this.emofree. We are One--even though it seems otherwise. They need only sit in their living rooms.

com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. it represents a big step toward speed and efficiency in the delivery of these procedures. the process allows an additional measure of emotional safety. Very humane. in a session. helps to minimize any unwanted intensity while still getting the job done. For many people. properly done. You can http://www. group or video) and often experience profound benefits. The Masters of this process have learned to search for and relieve those pesky aspects. If the person undergoing the direct treatment is fortunate enough to be in the hands of an EFT Master.g. EFT is normally quite gentle but a few people people tune in to some pretty intense stuff and it takes awhile to bring them down. however. in my experience. This does NOT suggest that professional help should be avoided. 2.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits More on Borrowing Benefits Hi Everyone. Very efficient. As you know. the client merely identifies their issue and then taps along with someone else on an issue that is seemingly quite different. it is likely to at least take the edge off (probably much more). core issues and bothersome remnants that show up with complicated issues. As you know. For many. seminar. An easy way to tap along with creative EFT sessions is to pick certain sessions out of your EFT training videos." This. these videos are filled with actual sessions and many of them are quite involved. Thus a sort of detachment is injected into the process while the client's original issue is being addressed "in the background. then the odds for true deep work increase for all parties involved. Simply stated. I received many enthusiastic responses to my recent introduction of the "Borrowing Benefits" feature of EFT. The process may or may not give complete resolution to an issue but. the process allows someone with little or no experience in EFT to tap along while someone else is undergoing EFT (e. Very useful. This is true even though the issues being tapped on appear to be widely different. With the Borrowing Benefits feature. 3. This can also be a superb way to conveniently get at core issues so that truly deep work can be done.htm (5 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . Here are some further thoughts/benefits regarding this idea. on how thoroughly and creatively EFT is being applied. This ability depends. it proposes a tool that could substantially aid the therapeutic process. 1. Rather. of course.emofree.

Connie: Tightness in the jaw Part II.David: Fear of public speaking DVD 12.. DVD 2b..... DVD 1b.Gibson: "Fight" memory DVD 9.Patricia: Asthma Part II... If you want...emofree. Thus....Group EFT on phobias q q q q q q q q q q q TRY THESE SESSIONS FROM STEPS TOWARD BECOMING THE ULTIMATE THERAPIST: Many of these are more detailed than from The EFT Course q DVD 6..Veronica: Raped by father Part II.Marlys: Love pain Part II. you must take responsibility for any use you make of EFT. though. DVD 3. is a list of the video sessions you might consider. I must caution that some people should not attempt any form of healing technique without the presence of a skilled professional..Craig: Bashful bladder DVD 11... the subject matter of these sessions doesn't seem to matter because your system tends to draw its own parallels.Dave: Fear of water Part I..Veronica: Abandonment Part II.. Here. DVD 6.Tom: Fear of public speaking DVD 9. TRY THESE SESSIONS FROM THE EFT COURSE: q Part I... for your perusal....Joyce: Health issue (cancer) q q q q q q http://www. DVD 3.. As always.... DVD 5. DVD 3. DVD 2b... Interestingly.htm (6 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM .Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits identify your own issue and then tap along with the video while IN YOUR LIVING ROOM. DVD 7.Martha: Being reserved DVD 12...com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. DVD 4..Kathy: Fear of being touched Part II...Group EFT on addictive cravings Part II.Jason: Anger and betrayal Part II... DVD 4. DVD 5.Sandhya: Holocaust issues Part II... you can tap along with several of them..Leslie: "Attack" memory DVD 11..Cindy: Shoulder pain Part I.

. It would certainly eliminate the excuse of "I never have the time to stop and work on my own issues! Thanks!" Hope this helps.htm (7 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . Finally.. I am eagerly looking forward to trying this in my next session.Jane: Accident In addition there are group sessions from this DVD set on. Therapists need only identify (privately) an issue of their own and then tap along with the client.. q Chasing the pain Imagining the tapping Breathing constrictions q q TRY THESE SESSIONS FROM EFT TO THE PALACE OF POSSIBILITIES: There are numerous sessions sprinkled throughout the 13 videos in this series and all of them would be useful for Borrowing Benefits.. http://www.. I almost always tap on my own meridian points as I lead the client through the tapping procedure. Dr. q Physical pain (of particular interest would be the case where I stop to work with Lori's broken nose) Addictive cravings Breathing issues Traumatic memories Phobias Business blocks q q q q q 4. there is a superb benefit awaiting therapists delivering these procedures to their clients... However I have never thought of taking the preliminary step of tuning into one of my own issues as background before tapping along with the client on the client's issue..com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. "It occurred to me that this could be a wonderful method not only for therapists to teach their clients and to use in groups..Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits q DVD 13. but it could also provide personal benefits for therapists.emofree. Some of them are one-on-one work while others take the form of work I do with the entire audience on. Jane Holmes brought this idea to my attention. as they tap along with their clients (as many of us do already). Here is how she put it.

emofree. I usually assign between-session 'homework' of listening to and tapping along with our taped session. This has been my experience in all subsequent classes. Basically. Group benefits never cease to amaze me. "Two men look out.. The other sees stars. Gary More on Borrowing Benefits from Dr.htm (8 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . it involves tapping along with someone else's issue while watching an EFT session during a seminar or on tape.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. I recently introduced "Borrowing Benefits" as an EFT tool to assist people in getting to core issues. From behind prison bars. While not perfect. Carol Look shares her experiences with "Borrowing Benefits" and directs us to more uses--including tapping along to your own audiotaped session. She shares her ideas with her usual style and clarity and provides a poignant personal note at the end. Dr. Carol Look Thought for the day. it often generates quality results and provides a way to open the door to core issues. and many people audiotape the sessions.. Participants came up to me at the break and told me how their issues were partially resolved or mysteriously diluted as a result of tapping for the person involved in the demonstration in front of the group.. Hugs.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits Love." Doug Hooper ************************* Hi Everyone. One sees mud. No http://www. Gary ************************************************* I started hearing about the phenomenon of 'Borrowing Benefits' during the first EFT class I taught in New York. I conduct telephone sessions with clients all across the country.

The clearest articulation of this benefit came from Kishan Ballal. I recommend that they BORROW me during this exercise by pretending to 'see' me tapping with them.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits extra work.emofree. They land on new insights. many clients love 'borrowing' Gary in this same way and pretend he is the one making suggestions and tapping for them. Many of them also 'borrow' me when they feel stuck and lack the confidence to come up with the right set-up phrases in the privacy of their living rooms. I instruct the person when to move from spot to spot so this is clear on the tape). clients tell me they enjoy this assignment. This works especially well for chronic low self-esteem issues.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. 'hear' me making suggestions of what to say. deeper layers emerge and are then cleared. I suggest that they use basic visualization techniques by closing their eyes and acting as if they are using EFT. This works consistently well. and they feel as if they have been given the advantage of another session free of charge. looking in the mirror when you say 'I deeply and completely accept myself' will trigger discomfort that is then exposed and addressed during the treatment. :-) Additional Angles on Borrowing: 1) Look into a mirror as you tap for your deepest emotional conflicts. http://www. What could be easier than just mimicking words and the tapping directions from our tape? (Over the phone. who I have NO emotional history/entanglements with that mental dissociation seems to allow me to get out of the way and be lightly curious rather than desperately trying' Another kind of borrowing that I have found helpful came out of my hypnosis training. Many clients report that new aspects surface. no thinking or analyzing is required. and that listening to a tape of themselves allows them a healthy emotional distance that feels empowering. In the same way that affirmations will automatically bring up a 'tail-ender'. who gave me his full permission to quote him: 'It occurred to me to hear it as if I was listening to a complete stranger.htm (9 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . Imagine where we'd be if we hadn't been borrowing from Gary all these years. Clients often ask what they should do when in a public setting where using EFT would seem socially awkward. Nearly 100% of the time. (As you can imagine. and to 'feel' me (or themselves) tapping their spots. Sometimes my clients who are calling for a phone session from their office look at their reflection in their computer screen to enhance the emotional release during the session.

without your knowledge. my sister Charlotte died of cancer. Often. we were both deeply nourished from sharing this experience. two small children. Two weeks before Christmas. Our lessons seemed different. What I do know is that I have never been alone. Without the potency of EFT or your support and kind words. I deeply and completely accept myself.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits 2) Pull out old family photos and notice how you look/feel in them. I am certain I would never have been able to tolerate the months preceding or the weeks following my sister's death. 'Even though he's afraid to confront the situation' The clients do not have to identify their own issues first. 'Where did you get the energy?'.htm (10 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . I borrowed from her impressively simple acceptance of death while she borrowed from my love of life. 'Even though she feels insecure around that man'. and have not been alone in my grief. 3) Finally. A final note about borrowing: Many thanks to all of you from whom I have borrowed strength. our parents and three sisters. And as I told the funeral crowd. was not alone when speaking in the church. compassion and hope throughout these past few years. My sister's enduring courage and grace. will serve as a model from which I will borrow for the rest of my life.' This technique accesses vivid feelings and thus leads the way to profound healing and emotional integration. just tap for the distress that their own system can't help but tune into as a result of witnessing someone else's discomfort on the big screen.emofree. I ask clients who watch a great deal of television or frequent movie theaters to tap for the characters' distress. I had few answers. palpable even when she knew she was about to leave behind her husband. 'Even though I felt angry during this family holiday. I would gladly go through this pain again if it would give her the relief she earned and deserved the night of her death. and frequently with your permission.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. Nor would I have been able to gather and maintain the energy to deliver a triumphant funeral eulogy in front of 400 profoundly bereft friends and family. tap as a surrogate FOR the younger you in the photo: 'Even though she looks sad. First. however. Many of you have no idea how generous you have been. 'How did you pull that off?'. I have borrowed http://www. she was a good daughter' and then directly. I was asked. 'Were the words channeled from God and your sister?' Needless to say. less than three years after her initial diagnosis. 'Even though she won't admit the failure is her fault'.

emofree.com/tutorial/tutorkeleven. your perseverance and your willingness to embrace vulnerability through risk and self-revelation have all been of deep value to me as a reader and contributor to this email list.htm (11 of 11)12/29/2007 7:59:32 PM . your stories. Your strength.Tutorial#11--Borrowing Benefits heavily from your wisdom and your courage to share and grow. Carol Look Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. With my profound gratitude.

angers.htm (1 of 3)12/29/2007 7:59:46 PM . And why not? Why be satisfied with routinely taking care of most headaches. phobias.. (2) The Movie Technique . However. etc. why be an average practitioner when Mastery can provide so much more? I have great respect for beginners who have become "mechanical tappers" because they provide a valuable service for themselves and those they come in contact with..Tutorial #12--The "Tell the Story Technique": an important tool for being thorough Tutorial #12--The "Tell the Story Technique": an important tool for being thorough (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Newcomers to EFT soon awaken to the vast possibilities for elevating the emotional joy in our lives. (3) Borrowing Benefits and http://www. Along these lines. traumas.emofree. (1) The Tearless Trauma Technique .com/tutorial/tutorltwelve. when you can get underneath them and resolve years of underlying issues? Why let self doubt dominate when it can be replaced with an enhanced sense of peace and freedom? In short. EFT already provides many tools for Mastery and among them are.. there is so much more to learn and a rich experience awaits those who choose to graduate from the mechanics to Mastery.

" q q q 2..emofree.Tutorial #12--The "Tell the Story Technique": an important tool for being thorough (4) Choices .. q "Even though I'm nervous about telling the story. grief. etc. Most clients are conditioned by conventional techniques to "be courageous" and to "feel the feelings" and to "be brave and gut through it. After describing the "Tell the Story Technique" to the client.it has a tendency to bring up important aspects that would otherwise take sophisticated detective work to locate. There are a few guidelines to enhance the process and I list them below. When the client feels comfortable about starting the story (perhaps an intensity level of 0-2). 3." "Even though I'm afraid what might happen when I tell this story. ask them how they feel now about the mere thought of telling the story. If they are not already familiar to you." I've been using it for years and you can see live examples of it on the "6 Days at the VA" video (included in the EFT Course.. 1..htm (2 of 3)12/29/2007 7:59:46 PM .. This tends to ease the client into the experience... Instruct the client to STOP THE MOMENT THEY FEEL ANY INTENSITY WHATSOEVER.." "Even though just starting the story gives me the jitters. These are all pre-designed processes by which even the beginner can deliver impressively thorough healing. this is about as easy as it gets. on occasion. if so. There is another tool for Mastery that I call the "Tell the Story Technique. they will soon move you toward Mastery...) and stop to tap whenever they get to emotionally intense parts of it. Each of the stopping points represents another aspect of the issue that.com/tutorial/tutorltwelve. please study them with dedication and apply them to yourself and others... An example might be having lunch with a friend just before having a car accident. With a little experience... Just have the client narrate a SPECIFIC EVENT (about a trauma. This is critical to the success of this procedure... it is worthwhile to do a few global type rounds of EFT to take the edge off.AND." "Even though I don't like this whole thing. Often you will get some substantial intensity at this stage and.... The idea is very simple. ask them to begin at a time when there is nothing to be concerned about. will take you to even deeper issues. Conceptually.." Thus.. anger. they are likely to go right by an important tapping point without telling http://www.

htm (3 of 3)12/29/2007 7:59:46 PM . Hugs. Emphasize it. then you will have uncovered an important aspect or underlying cause. Insist on it. The CLIENT NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF THEY DON'T STOP.Tutorial #12--The "Tell the Story Technique": an important tool for being thorough you. I hope you find this helpful. The ultimate test. 5. 4. It is easy to perform and. Use EFT for whatever comes up until they cannot get upset about the issue by either imagining it or talking about it. If there are any remnants left. Raise your voice a bit to punctuate it. 4. sounds and feelings. Hit this one hard. Chances are they will get through it fine but." This "Tell the Story Technique" has several benefits. Then ask the client to close their eyes and VIVIDLY IMAGINE the whole event and ask them to TRY TO GET THEMSELVES UPSET by exaggerating the sights. The "story" provides a built in procedure for finding aspects. Have the client repeat the story while doing EFT until they can tell it nonchalantly--like it was a shopping trip. 5." Thus the perception of EFT's "weirdness" is minimized. of course. because the client talks a lot during the process. It can be used either as a primary technique or as a way to test your results. 2.com/tutorial/tutorltwelve.. Remind them that we are looking for minimal pain here and that they get no points for bravery. 1. if they don't. It allows the issue to unfold as gently as possible. will be to physically visit the offending scene/person again and see if anything else arises. THEY HAVE MISSED A HEALING OPPORTUNITY. Gary Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www.. 6. The client gives you solid information along the way that allows you to know how you are progressing. they will show up during the "real deal..emofree. it often parallels what clients consider "real therapy. 3.

Every physician. In essence. 2. contributes mightily toward world peace.htm (1 of 5)12/29/2007 7:59:57 PM . spiritual counselor and personal performance coach in the world should be using it as a leading tool for helping others (and themselves). in turn.Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu The Personal Peace Procedure that I'm about to unfold for you is not just a way to "feel a little more peaceful. http://www.com/tutorial/tutormthirteen. of course.. this technique should be the healing centerpiece for every person on earth. As a daily procedure to clear out a lifetime of accumulated emotional debris... As "homework" between sessions with a physician or therapist. This will enhance self-image. Here are some uses." Properly understood. This is certain to accelerate and deepen the healing process. By diligently doing this we can pull out every negative tree from our emotional forests and thus eliminate major causes of our emotional and physical ailments. 1.emofree. reduce selfdoubt and provide a profound sense of freedom. This. the Personal Peace Procedure involves making a list of every bothersome SPECIFIC EVENT in one's life and systematically EFT'ing their impacts out of existence. therapist. propels each individual toward personal peace which.

This is good. To become an example to others as to what is possible. This is the area wherein our highest success ratios appear.htm (2 of 5)12/29/2007 7:59:57 PM . As a useful substitute for finding core issues. I can state it in a sentence. As a means for consistent relaxation. however. As a means to eliminate a major contributor (if not the sole cause) of a serious disease. Please note that this idea completely ignores chemical causes such as those propounded by the medical model. proper nutrition and the like don't have their place. By addressing them all.. if adopted by every healing practitioner and patient. Indeed they do. THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHICH CAN BE EASILY HANDLED BY EFT. however. This is not to say. 6. That's because I have repeatedly seen improvements in clients where drugs and other chemical solutions have failed miserably. MOST OF OUR EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED (OR CONTRIBUTED TO) BY OUR UNRESOLVED SPECIFIC EVENTS. you will likely cover those responsible for the disease. would likely (1) dramatically increase our healing rates while (2) precipitously dropping our costs. If you neutralize all the specific issues you will have automatically included core issues. headache or traumatic incident. Thus they deserve our primary attention.Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure 3. our unresolved specific events are nearer the foundational cause for illness than anything else.emofree. 4. This simple concept should shift the entire healing field.com/tutorial/tutormthirteen.. How obvious! Experienced EFT'ers are well aware of EFT's ability to cleanly wipe the negative specific events off of our mental walls. Somewhere within one's specific events are those angers. On the other hand.very good.and we should continue doing so.. They can often be vital. Not bad for a mere engineer. however. In my experience. that drugs. eh? That sentence. we have focused our efforts on those negative specific events that underlie a given ailment such as a phobia. fears and traumas that are manifesting as disease... why not use EFT on ALL the other specific events that are behind our http://www. To date.. 5..

Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure more generalized (but VERY important) issues such as (to name a few).htm (3 of 5)12/29/2007 7:59:57 PM .... if not essential.com/tutorial/tutormthirteen. MS and Cancer. Fortunately.instead of the patient. EFT and its many cousins now provide easy and elegant tools that will aid the serious health practitioner in killing the root causes of disease. Rather. properly applied. How's that for peace in a paragraph? The same applies to physical ailments as well. Until now. We can mask them with drugs. of course. Its simplicity and far reaching effectiveness give it candidacy as a mandatory method for anyone seeking help for even the most difficult of problems. grief and the like. It is becoming more widely accepted that our physical maladies are caused (or contributed to) by unresolved angers. there hasn't been an effective way to eliminate these health bandits. have less and less internal conflict for your system to deal with.. it is a tool that. I know that's a bold statement but I've been at this for over a decade now and have seen so many impressive results over such a wide variety of issues that this statement is easy.. Less internal conflict translates into a higher level of personal peace and less emotional and physical suffering. What I share here is NOT a substitute for quality EFT training NOR is it a substitute for quality help from a masterful EFT practitioner. this procedure will likely result in the complete cessation of lifelong issues that other methods have not touched.emofree. q Self-image Anxiety Depression Persistent insomnia Addictions Compulsions Feelings of abandonment q q q q q q As you eliminate the emotional baggage from your specific events you will. I have had many discussions with physicians in recent years and more and more of them echo emotional strife as a major cause of serious diseases. but true cures have been hard to find. however. is capable of wide ranging relief (quality training or quality assistance will add to its effectiveness). breathing difficulties and digestive disorders to AIDS. I'm talking here about everything from headaches. For many. guilt. . traumas. http://www. of course. to make.

List them anyway. This gives you a high possibility for resolving it. Note. 4. Adams told me I was stupid..htm (4 of 5)12/29/2007 7:59:57 PM . While making your list you may find that some events don't seem to cause you any current discomfort.. 2.preferably three. After the big redwoods have been removed. When the list is complete. Apply EFT to them accordingly. Many people will find hundreds.Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure The method here is simple (I'm assuming you already know how to apply EFT).for 3 months. how your "threshold for getting upset" is much lower.. 5... Do at least one movie (specific event) per day. Examples: Dad hit me in the kitchen--I stole Suzie's sandwich--I almost slipped and fell into the Grand Canyon--My third grade class ridiculed me when I gave that speech--Mom locked me in a closet for 2 days--Mrs. go to the next biggest trees.. too. That's OK. It only takes minutes per day. If you don't find at least 50 you are either going at this half-heartedly or you have been living on some other planet.as though it was a minimovie. Give each specific event a title..emofree. 1." Be sure to notice any aspects that may come up and consider them separate trees in your negative forest. Then notice how your body feels better. At this rate you will have resolved 90 to 270 specific events in 3 months. 3. Be sure to keep after each event until it is resolved. Make a list of every bothersome specific event you can remember. The mere fact that you remember them suggests a need for resolution.. If you cannot get a 0-10 intensity level on a particular movie then assume you are repressing it and apply 10 full rounds of EFT on it from every angle you can think of... Note how your relationships are better and how many of your therapy type http://www. pick out the biggest redwoods in your negative forest and apply EFT to each of them until you either laugh about it or "can't think about it any more.com/tutorial/tutormthirteen..

It is my hope that the Personal Peace Procedure becomes a worldwide routine. it was never much of a problem anyway." This happens repeatedly with EFT and thus I bring it to your awareness. Gary Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www..emofree. I ask you to consciously notice these things because.. the quality healing you will have undergone will seem so subtle that you may not notice it.htm (5 of 5)12/29/2007 7:59:57 PM .do it now" Personal Peace to all. Note any improvements in your blood pressure. Revisit some of those specific events and notice how those previously intense incidences have faded into nothingness. You may even dismiss it saying. A few minutes per day will make a monumental difference in school performance. relationships.com/tutorial/tutormthirteen. health and our quality of life. But these are meaningless words unless others (you) put the idea into practice.. If you are taking medications. "If you are ultimately going to do something important that will make a real difference.. unless you do.Tutorial #13--The Personal Peace Procedure issues just don't seem to be there any more. Howard Wight. you may feel the need to discontinue them. 6. "Oh well. I prefaced this article with a quote from my good friend. Please do so ONLY under a qualified physicians advice. pulse and breathing ability. I repeat it again below for emphasis.

Steve gives details in his article below.htm (1 of 2)12/29/2007 8:00:17 PM . new perspectives. The client can Journal during the session or as homework between sessions. negative belief or behaviour that I http://www. Either way. negative thought.emofree. writing down (and addressing) this daisy chain of events allows a more in-depth EFT experience. Very helpful indeed. tends to be forgotten. By Steve Wells I have found it quite productive to do a journaling process with EFT whilst sitting in front of my computer. core issues and the like are likely to surface. Each such item represents a new avenue for personal EFT exploration and. in essence. It offers a similar in-depth experience when healing practitioners ask their clients to do this.com/tutorial/tutornfourteen. However. it involves writing down all those extra aspects. I begin by typing out a description of the challenge. beliefs and thoughts that show up during the EFT process. problem. unless captured in writing. He calls the process "Journaling" and.Tutorial #14--How to apply EFT in-depth to yourself Tutorial #14--How to apply EFT in-depth to yourself (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Steve Wells from Australia provides this simple but powerful method for getting the most out of EFT while applying it to yourself. This concept does not need to be limited to those wanting to apply EFT to themselves.

com/tutorial/tutornfourteen.htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 8:00:17 PM . As more thoughts and feelings come up. or who prefer to write. I find this immediate feedback on results to be a very gratifying element of the approach and I recommend it to everyone who wants to go further in their tapping sessions. could complete notes in a paper journal as they tapped through the various aspects. When I go back over the stuff I have typed onto the screen I get to see just how far I have moved from where I began. Often I am amazed at just how much ground I have covered. Whether the aspects that come up are feelings. my natural tendency is to just move onto the next aspect that comes up. I have found that in regular tapping sessions. I type them onto the screen and then include them in a new tapping sequence. memories. As I type I find I gain greater clarity and conscious understanding of my issues and I find that the subsequent tapping rounds I do are more focused and therefore more productive. I can type quite quickly and as I work through various aspects it is very helpful to see . Steve Wells Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www.Tutorial #14--How to apply EFT in-depth to yourself want to work on. Then I do a round or two of EFT on that problem. I type these onto the screen. and not only assists you in clarifying aspects as you go but also allows you to realise and celebrate the changes you have made immediately after you make them. thoughts or belief statements. I'm sure this situation is familiar to many who do the tapping on a regular basis.emofree. The journaling process overcomes these challenges. those who write faster than typing. As the previous aspects drop naturally from my consciousness it is easy to forget that I was pretty upset when I first sat down to tap. Whilst I have found that typing onto the screen works for me because I can do so very rapidly. Many times I haven't realised the full benefit of my regular tapping sessions until long "after the fact" when I confront a situation that would otherwise have upset me and find it doesn't any longer.the shifts that occur literally in front of my eyes. I find the best feature regarding this approach occurs at the end of the tapping session.as well as feel . and also gratified to find that the issues or aspects I started with no longer bother me anymore.

"Oprah". If every child was given these benefits our eventual opportunities for world peace would far exceed those promised by our military and its bombs and other threats. if everyone received these benefits skillfully. parents should ask.. Indeed. The Basic Idea: The basic idea is simple.htm (1 of 4)12/29/2007 8:00:34 PM . this idea will launch our children into an adulthood filled with high levels of inner peace and self confidence. bombs and other threats would likely become unnecessary.com/tutorial/tutorofifteen. deserves a prominent place on "60 Minutes". the parents should lightly and lovingly either tap or gently rub the EFT points. Expected Results: http://www. War is not needed for those who truly have personal peace. our military.emofree. while children are being tucked into bed.. Every night. The idea.Tutorial #15: A "must" EFT procedure for children Tutorial #15: A "must" EFT procedure for children (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu I hope that someday the public media will pick up on this article and broadcast its benefits to the world. and every parent/child oriented publication on the planet. in my opinion. as the events are being told (both good and bad). "Can you tell me about your good and bad thoughts as well as the good and bad things that happened to you today?" Then. Properly done.

As you are loving your (our) children in this way. the process can be very nurturing for both parents and children because children love to be touched (tapped. thousands of other examples that establish themselves as uninvited guests in children's psyches. they form unnecessary "limits" and thwart the attainment of our true potentials.htm (2 of 4)12/29/2007 8:00:34 PM ." "The minister said I have to be perfect or God won't love me. at the very least. These inputs go on daily and accumulate over the years to fill what we adults often call our "emotional garbage bags." "My teacher doesn't think I'm very smart.com/tutorial/tutorofifteen." "Donna is prettier than me." If these inputs go unresolved. lighten their impacts on the child.. Some examples of the "bad" things children might bring up would be. As the child tells the story s/he is clearly "tuned into" the problem. peers. you can ask them more questions about "what happened today" and get even deeper into the issues. guilts." q q q q q There are. of course.. have a far greater impact on how a child's life unfolds than does their education. teachers. Thus tapping on the EFT points is likely to resolve the issues or. These unnecessary fears." "I can't run as fast as Jimmy." "I saw a monster eating people on television. Most of them are fictions and. Further.emofree. griefs and traumas often have a thunderous effect on our "adult realities" and cost us dearly in both our personal peace and our pocketbooks. television and so on. This is critical for children because they are constantly picking up "stuff" from parents. q "Daddy scared me when he yelled at me. of course. you can offer reframes (alternative thinking) while doing EFT which are much more http://www. Further.Tutorial #15: A "must" EFT procedure for children Experienced EFT'ers can readily see the benefit for tapping on the "bad" things (we'll talk about tapping on the "good" things later). arguably. rubbed) in loving ways. Alert parents have an obvious opportunity to ward off these "self confidence suckers" on a daily basis..

the comparing negative behind it might be. Thus. "But sometimes she scolds children or ignores them and I am afraid that will happen to me. Wouldn't it be nice. for someone to ask you about your childhood "stuff"? And wouldn't it be even nicer to resolve those issues daily? Maybe you could trade this favor with someone or just http://www. The addition of EFT tapping to the usual "there-there's" and other soothing language is likely to pay major long term dividends." . Of course.g. the parental EFT'ing can add a soothing element to the discussion. This whole process is also useful for pre-verbal infants. Even though infants are not able to tell you what is bothering them.. trauma or physical discomfort) needs to be resolved.htm (3 of 4)12/29/2007 8:00:34 PM . whatever your age.. When adding it in you might wish to use the language below (children light up when saying it). "Even though I have this ___________________." As mentioned earlier..... a fear. there is often a "comparing negative" behind it. the mere fact that they are crying or exhibiting other signs of distress tells parents that something (e. we are all children (even though some of us have developed a few wrinkles) and thus this article need not be limited to a specific age group. I think it is useful to tap the EFT points even while the child is talking about their "good" thoughts and happenings for the day. if the child says. During these times of distress the infant is "tuned into" the problem and thus primed for EFT.Tutorial #15: A "must" EFT procedure for children likely to be effective than if you were just bringing them up in normal conversation. Properly done. It would be useful to fit it in. You may have noticed that I didn't include the EFT Setup phrasing within this process. even though the child is discussing something positive.... "My teacher complimented me today in front of the whole class. applying EFT to both the "good" and the "bad" items is likely to provide substantial benefits across the board." In this case. it is also likely to reduce the fear involved in the comparing negative. For example. I'm still an awesome kid..com/tutorial/tutorofifteen.emofree. Further. although children seem to be in less need of it than adults. even though the tapping is done on the "good" statement by the teacher. of course.

htm (4 of 4)12/29/2007 8:00:34 PM . It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www.com/tutorial/tutorofifteen.Tutorial #15: A "must" EFT procedure for children simply go through the process solo.emofree.

one cannot assume that EFT will dispose of the broader underlying causes so easily. -Gary Craig- To appropriately approach Serious Diseases we must first dispose of the "one minute wonder" misconception about EFT. it is easy to generalize from these astonishing "one minute wonders" and assume that ALL issues should respond in moments. Even though it is only one of numerous approaches to good health. Whether or not YOU make this assumption. This article will expand on these uses and bring some artistry to the process. Because of the rapid results frequently generated with EFT. In fact.emofree. nor do I have any formal training in medicine.Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases (For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions section) Return to the Tutorial Main Menu Note: All opinions expressed herein are mine and are not to be confused with medical advice. I can assure you that many others do. Even though applying EFT to Serious Diseases may result in "one minute wonders" on the some of the symptoms. I am not a physician. Overview EFT belongs front and center on the healing stage. persistence and artistic uses of EFT are usually required.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen. its clinical results have been http://www.htm (1 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM .

intuitively. guilt etc. I would gleefully place myself on the surgeon's table and be forever grateful for his or her services. This is a doubly strange when compared to the fact that most people I talk to believe. People load themselves up with sugar. it involves no drugs.htm (2 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM . in most cases. that many of their physical ailments are caused by unresolved angers. the system is separated out into specialties thus losing sight of the fact that the body and mind operate together as a whole system. I find many http://www. For perspective. It is promoted as THE place to go for whatever your health problem might be and everything else is considered "alternative. I do not personally consider the medical profession to be THE ultimate source for healing. On the other hand. (2) the body's subtle energies. it is by far the most prominent system. I consider it AN important input. If I had a bursting appendix. Rather. preservatives. for example." It has also become so expensive that it is out of reach of many citizens and. Accordingly. 2.Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases astonishing to even the most casual observer. it even poses a threat to the economic solvency of the US. BEFORE more drastic measures are taken. It is a common sense observation that many illnesses are physical manifestations of one's unresolved emotions. it doesn't take great observational skills to see some glaring weaknesses in the medical system. For one thing. unless costs are curtailed. I count many MDs as my personal friends and respect the dedication and schooling required to bring them to their current state of knowledge. let me discuss the various categories of healing: 1. (3) unresolved emotions as a cause of disease and (4) the use of prayer. Further. For these reasons it would seem prudent that EFT be applied. there are many good resources for this information. Thus a podiatrist's approach might be quite different from that of a urologist or an orthopedic surgeon. That being said. meditation and spiritual methods. in the USA at least. alcohol.emofree. fears. radiation or any other methods that might be invasive to the body. pesticides and countless forms of artificial foods thereby taxing the body greatly and begging for disease. surgery.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen. This is one area that EFT does not cover. the medical profession largely ignores other major doors to healing (covered below) such as (1) nutrition. Nutrition: This door to healing is obvious. additives. Personally. The Medical Profession: I list this one first because. However. Further. I am also very pleased that the system exists.

EFT addresses these subtle energies directly.Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases insightful nutrition concepts on Dr. as a mainstay for milleniums. we have observed many cases where physical ailments fade as we resolve the anger. Don't be fooled by "one minute wonders" and conclude that you are done. Thus we must maintain a state of inquisitiveness rather than assume our current procedures represent the final answer. Properly addressing them can be like walking through a maze where there are many apparent "dead ends. western medicine has chosen to largely ignore this vital approach. While we have observed some fascinating healings with EFT. 4. this is the end result of all healing because. To me. Indeed.emofree. They are the centerpiece of EFT. To many EFT does not appear to be a spiritual method. Many Serious Diseases have multiple causes with many facets. Appropriate Mental Sets while using EFT for Serious Diseases Here are some appropriate "mental sets" that are useful when approaching Serious Diseases with EFT. Unresolved Emotions as a Cause of Disease: This is also a centerpiece of EFT's approach to health. it seems like a rather mechanical procedure. 1. However. 2. Persistence is important. illness is impossible. EFT's larger goal is to pave the way for true spiritual awareness. preferring to view the body as a "bag of chemicals and body parts" (my term) rather than an entity containing pulsating energy. this door is not new.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen.htm (3 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM . once achieved in its grandest form. 5. As EFT reduces our angers and fears it paves the way for enhanced levels of personal peace and true forgiveness. This is because." To successfully get through the maze you http://www. A client can appear to be "out of the woods" for now but have other aspects and related issues show up later. Thus. 3. we must recognize that EFT is still in its infancy and we don't know all there is to know about it yet. The Body's Subtle Energies: Oriental health practices have used the body's subtle energies. Joseph Mercola's web site. fear or guilt that appear to cause them. Prayer. to newcomers. known as QI (pronounced Chi). Meditation and Spiritual Methods: There have been many reports of healings using group prayer as well as surrogate EFT (a form of prayer). However.

"What does the disease look like inside your body?" or"What does your doctor tell you is going on?" Then apply EFT for that metaphor. You may meet with failure on the first 4 or 5 doors but. 10 to 20 rounds of EFT tapping should be performed daily to keep the body's subtle energies flowing freely.. Below is a list of our current EFT doors. If not. Some Serious Diseases may include causes other than emotional. However. Heart disease is a good example. in many cases you may need to explore every door and. start EFT with "Even though I have this numbness in my left hand. discover new ones. ask the client. They have become "Doors to Explore" and represent a wide variety of possibilities for applying EFT.. For example.. "If there was an emotional reason for this symptom. While it may be improved by EFT. 8th and 10th doors." q q http://www. For example. do rounds of tapping just before (1) eating.. (3) when turning the TV on and off (4) when getting in and out of the car and so on. with persistence. q Daily tapping. energetic or spiritual. what could it be?" Approach the symptoms through metaphors. (2) when using the bathroom. With Serious Diseases you may get lucky and get impressive results by entering only 1 door. it is often contributed to by years of dietary insults and lack of exercise.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen." This will often give symptomatic relief. For example. They are not listed in any particular order and should be used in whatever order seems appropriate for a given client. you may find success with the 6th. then assume there are emotional drivers behind it and ask. Tapping directly on the symptoms. This one is vital for Serious Diseases because it creates much needed follow-up by the clients. 3.Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases must often back up and try new approaches. For example. The EFT Doors to Explore Over the years we have developed many EFT approaches for solving the healing puzzle.htm (4 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM . perhaps... "Even though it feels like I have glue in my finger joints. An easy way for the client to remember to tap is to associate it with daily activities.emofree..

"Even though my blood sugar level is over 400. Full description at http://www. This is often critical and represents an efficient way of resolving the problem. This is most useful for client homework.emofree.. In this process the client narrates his or her mental movie of a bothersome specific event.com/tutorial/tutorcthree.htm (5 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM . Full details at http://www.emofree. Most people represent their problems in a global way e. When intensity comes up the client stops and then taps on that intensity.com/tutorial/tutorbtwo." OR "Even though my mother left me alone for three days at my age 8. Full description at http://www. This is a close cousin of the Movie Technique. It involves making a long list of every bothersome specific event one can think of and using EFT on a daily basis to collapse them. It may be the most often used EFT technique of all." While success can sometimes be achieved by approaching these issues in this global way.." The Tearless Trauma Technique." and gradually get more specific until you end up with a specific issue such as "Even though Dad hit me when I was 8 at my birthday party." For more details on Being Specific go to http://www.emofree..com/tutorial/ tutorltwelve.emofree. It involves having the client GUESS as to the emotional intensity rather than painfully re-live it mentally.Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases q Sneaking up on the problem.... the odds improve substantially if you get to the specifics (or specific events) underlying the problem. Often highly effective.com/ tutorial/tutormthirteen.htm The Tell the Story Technique. the more negativity that can be removed the greater the chances of peace taking over. Examples. Use global statements at first like. com/trauma/tearless.. Obviously.htm q q q q q http://www. "Even though I have all these problems. Use this when you expect underlying emotional issues to be unusually intense.. Full description at http://www.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen. When the intensity subsides the client continues with the story. This method has been a mainstay in the tool box of many EFT Practitioners.htm Personal Peace Procedure. "I have diabetes" OR "I feel abandoned.emofree.htm Being Specific.htm The Movie Technique. emofree. This is another way of approaching an emotional problem in a gentle way.g.

com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen.OR.emofree. what person or event would you prefer to skip? What would it be like to have none of your symptoms? What benefits are you getting from this illness? What would you have to give up if your illness went away? Who or what are you most angry at? Why might you deserve this illness? r r r r r r q Chasing the Pain. of course).. Sometimes it is necessary to get clients more involved with their issue. I try to re-enact a bothersome memory ... Laughter can be used to help clients make new associations regarding the "severity" of any emotional issues they may have. r q If there was an emotional contributor to that symptom. or 3 or any other intensity level).OR. both you and the client can erroneously think you are done. what could it be? If you had life to live over again.. move or do whatever is necessary to bring back the symptom (without damaging themselves.. without it... This can often be accomplished by having them strongly emphasize. or YELL . In the process. have the client vividly imagine and TRY to get upset . I often find that emotional issues behind the discomforts also become successfully collapsed. have the client bend. Testing.. It is q q http://www.htm (6 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM . This is a very important step because.. physical discomforts can move to other locations and/or change in intensity or quality. This can turn a "go-nowhere" session into a productive one.. Just keep "chasing the pain" with EFT and it will usually go to zero or some low number.. Whenever feasible. the EFT Setup Phrases and Reminder Phrases...Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases q Emphasizing or Yelling. Here are some questions that may help getting to core issues. In the process I am looking for aspects or related issues that still need attention. Humor. After applying EFT. Thus a headache described as a sharp pain behind the eyes at an intensity of 8 might shift to dull throb in back of the head at an intensity of 7 (or 9... Questions.

Tail enders are described within the important series on our web site called The Palace of Possibilities. I choose ___________. I find that reframes land MUCH more solidly if done while tapping and thus I use the Setup portion of the EFT procedure to not only correct psychological reversal but to also establish useful reframes. however. q Imagine perfect health and observe tail enders. Patricia Carrington. com/articles/choices. healthier glasses."Even though I have ___________. fear.htm (7 of 7)12/29/2007 8:06:47 PM .com/store/store. completely without their symptoms) and then ask him or her to listen for the "tail-enders" or "yes buts" that show up as self talk. This innovative adjustment to the EFT process was created by Dr.com/tutorial/tutorpsixteen. This is a good method for finding subtle emotional issues that tend to keep the ailment around. if a client can now laugh or smile at a trauma. Everyone has the intuitive abilities to do this. htm Reframing within the Setup procedure--THROUGH you. Ask the client to vividly imagine themselves in perfect health (i.com/palaceof. not BY you. Full details at http://www. I "get myself out of the way" and rely on "guidance" that allows me to o apply healing that goes THROUGH me not BY me.emofree.htm q q Return to the Tutorial Main Menu http://www. Success. During this process. aspx The Choices Method. depends on truly trusting that intuition. Info on these video sets can be seen at https://www..Tutorial #16--Guidelines for using EFT on Serious Diseases also a form of testing because. then you know you have made good progress. Reframing is a procedure often used within conventional talk therapy to help a client see their issue through different. This is demonstrated in detail on our video sets beginning with Steps Toward Becoming The Ultimate Therapist and all of those video sets that followed it. It injects positive direction into the method by using Setup phrases of the form.emofree. etc. On the other hand. e. if the humor is met with scowls or intense reactions then you know you have more work to do.emofree. These tail enders are often clues to the real impediments to healing." Details at http://www.emofree.

And remember. the term "Tearless" does not mean that no one ever has tears or discomfort. About 80% of them estimated their initial intensity to be 8-10 and. It worked superbly (again) and thus merits more elaboration.htm (1 of 4)12/29/2007 8:07:28 PM . One went to a 2. One went to a 3.. incidentally) for about 5 minutes and brought her down still further. Hi Everyone. However. During the break I worked with the lady who went to a 3 (from an original 10.emofree. In a previous workshop I used the same group trauma method that I previously used (and outlined in a previous post) at the Portland. I'm doing this in a public setting with 25 people at a time (it could be done for over 100 just as easily) and I don't know any of the details about the incidents being worked on (except for the lady who went to a 3).com/tutorial/tutorqseventeen.Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique See other tutorials Note: Since first introducing this technique to the public. in less than 20 minutes.. please interpret The Tearless Trauma Technique as a method where distress can usually be minimized or eliminated. http://www. it has been used with great success by many. Twenty of them went to zero. Indeed. Oregon Power Therapies Conference. This time there were 25 attendees that identified a traumatic incident from which they wanted relief. some people respond with tears or other forms of distress at the mere mention of their issue. Three went to a 1. Thus.

chances are. though.. In my experience. Again.and. the clients just have no interest in spending time on insights or the "why" of their past incidents. This gives you a good feel for various participants' intensity." By contrast. To me. after the healing. however. many incidents. this is profound and tempts me to rename the process as "Peace without Pain.it serves to minimize emotional pain. I value anyone's input to the contrary. I say this because I have taken care of a mountain of traumatic incidents (some of them VERY severe) and. Have them write their GUESSES down and then go around the room having them state their number. Please note that you may need to instruct the clients to stay on their original issue because many of them will shift to other issues as they resolve the original one. there is a visible and obvious cognition change that shows up in the way they talk about the once troublesome incident. Oregon workshop but I thought I would do it again from a somewhat different angle. This GUESS is a surprisingly useful estimate. Ask the participants to identify a specific traumatic incident from their past. To the contrary.Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique There was little or no emotional pain evident in the session.. I am a great believer in repetition and. the phrase "my father abused me" would be too broad because. not territory. http://www. Please note. in that spirit." As long as I get the resolution without the pain. that this method is NOT limited to addressing trauma in a group. I present the steps below. 2. the abuse took place over many. The exact same technique could be (perhaps should be) used quite effectively in one-to-one individual sessions. That's why I refer to it as The Tearless Trauma Technique. We are into truth here. Ask the participants to GUESS at what their emotional intensity would be (on a 0-10 scale) IF they were to vividly imagine the incident.. then I don't see the need for the pain.emofree. An example might be. I don't see why pain is at all necessary (but would welcome a debate on this). "the time my father punched me when I was 12.. I know I outlined this method after my Portland. I know that minimizing emotional pain is criticized by some members of the healing community. Instruct them NOT to actually imagine it (although some will close their eyes and do this anyway). The client seems done with the issue because the resolution that is so highly valued by the more intense techniques seems to take place within the EFT session with minimal pain.com/tutorial/tutorqseventeen. Here are the steps: 1.htm (2 of 4)12/29/2007 8:07:28 PM . Ask that it be at least 3 years ago to minimize any complications from the dynamics of a current event.

or 10 when guessing the intensity of the trauma initially. Try it on groups (including dovetailing it in with the CISD process). Try it on war veterans.htm (3 of 4)12/29/2007 8:07:28 PM . The energy based therapies have been very impressive in their ability to handle negative emotions. Once everyone is down to acceptably low GUESSES. just about everyone goes to zero and the rest are at very low numbers. Try it on individuals. Have the participants develop a phrase to use for the EFT process such as "this father-punch emotion" and then proceed with a round of tapping. then perform another round of tapping and. Notice that this is the first time you are asking them to do this. 6. adds a useful component to the "art of delivery. Perform more rounds of EFT (or your favorite tapping procedure) and go around the room each time asking for their new numbers. rape victims and torture victims. they report noticeably smaller numbers. all of whom were 8. especially with those who are afraid of the intensity they usually feel when discussing or "getting into" their incident. All previous times have been relatively painless GUESSES. After this round of tapping. then work with them individually to complete the process." Peace. I just spent the weekend presenting a personal development seminar incorporating EFT and other Energy Therapy techniques. a total of 3 or 4 rounds will bring just about everyone down to GUESSES of 0 to 3.emofree. 9. In my experience. If there is an exception or two. 11 went to zero or near zero after 4 rounds of tapping when asked to http://www. Gary Steve Wells reports on the Tearless Trauma Technique Hi Gary. 5.com/tutorial/tutorqseventeen. That is indelibly clear to practitioners using these procedures. ask them to vividly imagine the incident. Typically. 16 people. I tried out the Tearless Trauma Technique and it worked just as you have described. I urge everyone who works with trauma to try this. properly mastered. In my experience. ask them to GUESS again and go around the room asking them to state their new number. Try it wherever trauma is involved.Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique 3. 4. I think the above technique. after this round.

Most of the participants were absolutely astounded when they tried to re-access the feelings and weren't able to. and 2 more rounds took care of most of this. This guy had previously had a taste of EFT in another seminar I was running. The most outstanding result however was by one gentleman who reported that an incredible feeling of sadness he'd been experiencing almost his whole life regarding his father was absolutely gone and he was now experiencing a feeling of complete peace. I offered to help one woman whose SUDS level remained at a 4 during the break but she came up and told me she really saw how she could get beyond this herself and wanted to do so as she felt empowered by the technique.com/tutorial/tutorqseventeen. Needless to say. his wife said it was like getting a new husband. she was VERY happy for him to come and do more. He came to this one because after he used EFT to deal with his constant anger and anxiety. I think now his own mother wouldn't recognise him.htm (4 of 4)12/29/2007 8:07:28 PM . Steve Wells http://www.emofree. You should have seen the way his face shone. The others were all at 4-5. To echo your words from last years "Ultimate Therapist" Seminar Gary: "God I love this job!" Love and best wishes.Tutorial #17--The Tearless Trauma Technique vividly re-imagine the traumatic incident.

Tutorial #18--The Constricted Breathing Technique Tutorial #18--The Constricted Breathing Technique See other tutorials By Gary Craig This useful technique was first demonstrated in our DVD set EFT-Beyond the Basics (formerly Steps Toward Becoming The Ultimate Therapist) and has the following advantages.htm (1 of 2)12/29/2007 8:07:38 PM . Then do several rounds of EFT with Setup phrases such as "Even though I have constricted breathing.emofree." and so on. In between each round. In the vast majority of cases it will q q http://www. It can demonstrate to a skeptic or a new audience the validity of EFT. after EFT.. ask the client to take another deep breath and assess the 0-10 deepness. Take your time and don't hyperventilate.. they will go to a 12 or 15. q This is how you do it.. This time assess the deepness of your breath on a 010 scale where 10 is your estimate of your maximum capacity.".. Once you have stretched your lungs as far as they will go then take another deep breath. This is because most people have constricted breathing and it is eye opening to experience it improving with EFT.. "Even though I can only fill my lungs to an 8..com/tutorial/tutorreighteen.. The occasional person who rates their breath at a 10 (they are usually wrong) may find that.. This is because emotional issues often curtail our ability to breathe deeply. q Inhale 2 or 3 maximum deep breaths. Numbers typically vary from 3 to 9 on this.. q It can help you find important emotional issues. This step will stretch out your lungs so that any EFT improvement in your breathing cannot be attributed to a normal "stretching effect" of your lungs.

htm (2 of 2)12/29/2007 8:07:38 PM . "When in your past did you feel constricted or smothered?". "If there was an emotional reason for your constricted breath. what might it be?" Often. q During the process ask probing questions such as: "What does your constricted breath remind you of?". they will give a big clue as to an important emotional issue.Tutorial #18--The Constricted Breathing Technique keep improving. Hope this helps.emofree. Gary http://www.com/tutorial/tutorreighteen.

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