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DISCLAIMER: Our mission is education. This is not medical advice. For help
with a personal health concern, please consult your qualified health care provider.
All client names in each case or story have been changed to protect their privacy.
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Thanks to all the
Contributing authors!
This book would not have been possible without you!
EFT Practitioners:
“Joanna”
Maggie Adkins EFT Master
Alina Frank
Colleen Flanagan
Chrissie Hardisty
Denis Jevon
Dr. Carol Look EFT Master
Rebecca Marina
Aileen Nobles
Mayan Schraders
Rod Sherwin
Rehana Webster EFT Master
Steve Wells
Robyn Wood
Quotes:
Morton C. Orman, M.D.
Steve Burns & Kimberley Burns
Gary Craig, EFT Founder
You will find information about each chapter’s author (when I
could find them and get it!) so that, if you feel resonant with them,
you can see their sites, ask for sessions, get their books, etc.
The chapter numbers continue from Book I, with Chapter 13.
EFT for Stress, Panic and Fear
Contents
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page 31
page 40
page 54
page 59
page 65
page 70
page 73
page 78
page 82
page 87
page 91
page 94
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Introduction: Stress? Me?
Surgery Stress
Asthma
In Your Face Stress!
Discover EFT
Illustrated Points
Courtroom Drama
Sports; Heat; Fear; Bugs
Detective Work
Tap Daily
Fear of the Fear
Beyond the Thinking
Foot Pain
Clear by Imagining A Phobia
EFT Meditation
Laugh and Tap!
Abouts
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Introduction
5tress7 Me7
Do you sometimes feel so stressed
you can hardly see straight?
<< If this is how you actually feel
under that smooth, calm exterior you
try to walk around in, you’ve come to
the right place!
In this book, you will find articles from 20+
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
practitioners—most of whom are Certified,
Advanced or EFT Masters—whose stories and studies show you
directly through example how to use this simple self-help tool to
releive or even eliminate the stress, fear and/or panic you may
have been experiencing.
It is our hope and intention that you will be as surprised and
excited as we are by EFT when you find how effective this
amazing system is, and that you will share it with people as you
get results for yourself first, then your family, friends, clients and
co-workers. I have also added a couple of articles written by
EFT newbies to show you how easily you can learn and use this
incredible tool, as well.
You don’t need to be a seasoned pro to get results!
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Do you have any idea how serious a matter stress is?
According to Morton C. Orman, M.D.*, Author of The 14 Day
Stress Cure: “Each year, millions of Americans die of stress-
related illnesses. Heart disease, strokes, and even some forms of
cancer may be caused by stress in certain individuals.
“If we include the considerable damage done by smoking,
overeating, alcohol, and drugs - all commonly used to cope with
stress - we can see that we are in the midst of a major epidemic
with serious, often fatal, consequences.”
What is stress, anyway?
Here’s what stress experts, Steve Burns and Kimberley Burns
of TeachHealth.com/index.html have to say about stress:
If you are used to thinking that stress is something that makes you
worry, you have the wrong idea of stress. Stress is many different
kinds of things: happy things, sad things, allergic things, physical
things. Many people carry enormous stress loads and they do not
even realize it!
We are all familiar with the word “stress.” Stress is when you are
worried about getting laid off your job, or worried about having
enough money to pay your bills, or worried about your mother
when the doctor says she may need an operation.
In fact, to most of us, stress is synonymous with worry. If it is
something that makes you worry, then it is stress. Your body, however,
has a much broader definition of stress.
To your body, stress is
synonymous with change.
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Anything that causes
a change in your life causes stress
It doesn’t matter if it is a “good” change, or a “bad” change, they
are both stress. When you find your dream apartment and get
ready to move, that is stress. If you break your leg, that is stress.
Good or bad, if it is a change in your life, it is stress as far as your
body is concerned.
Even imagined change is stress. (Imagining
changes is what we call “worrying”.)
If you fear that you will not have enough money
to pay your rent, that is stress. If you worry that
you may get fired, that is stress.
If you think that you may receive a promotion at work, that is also
stress (even though this would be a good change).
Whether the event is good or bad,
imagining changes in your life
is stressful.
Anything that causes change in your daily routine is stressful.
Anything that causes change in your body health is stressful.
Imagined changes are just as stressful as real changes.
Let us look at several types of stress—ones that are so common-
place that you might not even realize that they are stressful.
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Emotional Stress
When arguments, disagreements, and conflicts cause changes in
your personal life—that is stress.
Illness
Catching a cold, breaking an arm, a skin infection, a sore back,
are all changes in your body condition.
Pushing Your Body Too Hard
A major source of stress is overdriving yourself. If you are working
(or partying) 16 hours a day, you will have reducedyour available
time for rest. Sooner or later, the energy drain on your system will
cause the body to fall behind in its repair work. There will not be
enough time or energy for the body to fix broken cells, or replace
used up brain neurotransmitters.
Changes will occur in your body’s internal environment. You will
“hit the wall,” “run out of gas.”
If you continue, permanent damage may be done. The body’s
fight to stay healthy in the face of the increased energy that your
are expending is major stress.
Environmental Factors
Very hot or very cold climates can be stressful. Very high altitude
may be a stress. Toxins or poisons are a stress. Each of these
factors threatens to cause changes in your body’s internal
environment.
Environmental Toxins
The Special Case of Tobacco Use
Tobacco is a powerful toxin!! Smoking destroys cells that clean
your trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Smoking causes emphysema
and chronic bronchitis, which progress to slow suffocation.
The carbon monoxide from cigarette smoking causes chronic
carbon monoxide poisoning. Tobacco use damages the arteries
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in your body, causing insufficient blood supply to the brain, heart,
and vital organs. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of cancer
50-fold.
Chewing tobacco or snuff is no safe haven. It also damages your
arteries, and it carries the same cancer risk. (Cancers of the head
and neck are particularly vicious, disfiguring, and deadly).
Poisoning the body with carbon monoxide, and causing the
physical illnesses of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cancer, and
arterial damage, tobacco is a powerful source of added stress to
one’s life.
Hormonal Factors
Puberty
The vast hormonal changes of puberty are severe stressors. A
person’s body actually changes shape, sexual organs begin to
function, new hormones are released in large quantities. Puberty,
as we all know, is very stressful.
Pre-menstrual syndrome
Once a woman passes puberty, her body is designed to function
best in the presence of female hormones. For women who are
past puberty, a lack of female hormones is a major stress on the
body.
Once a month, just prior to menstruation, a woman’s hormone
levels drop sharply. In many women, the stress of sharply falling
hormones is enough to create a temporary overstress. This
temporary overstress is popularly known as Pre Menstrual
Syndrome (PMS).
Post-Partum
Following a pregnancy, hormone levels change dramatically. After
a normal childbirth, or a miscarriage, some women may be thrown
into overstress by loss of the hormones of pregnancy.
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Menopause
There is another time in a woman’s life when hormone levels
decline. This is the menopause. The decline in hormones during
menopause is slow and steady. Nevertheless, this menopausal
decline causes enough stress on the body to produce overstress
in many women.
Taking Responsibility for Another Person’s Actions
When you take responsibility for another person’s actions, changes
occur in your life over which you have little or no control.
Taking responsibility for another person’s actions is a major
stressor.
Allergic Stress
Allergic reactions are a part of your body’s natural defense
mechanism.
When confronted with a substance which your body considers
toxic, your body will try to get rid of it, attack it, or somehow neutral-
ize it. If it is something that lands in your nose, you might get a
runny, sneezy nose. If it lands on your skin, you might get blistery
skin. If you inhale it, you’ll get wheezy lungs. If you eat it, you may
break out in itchy red hives all over your body.
Allergy is a definite stress, requiring large changes in energy
expenditure on the part of your body’s defense system to fight
off what the body perceives as a dangerous attack by an outside
toxin.
Some common stress symptoms:
Brain:
Fatigue, aches, pains, crying, depression, panic/anxiety attacks,
bad sleep
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Gastrointestinal Tract:
Ulcer, cramps and diarrhea, colitis, irritable bowel.
Glandular System:
Thyroid gland malfunction.
Cardiovascular:
High blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart beat, stroke.
Skin:
Itchy skin rashes, breakouts, sensitive to touch, blotches.
Immune System: Decreased resistance to infections.
We have known for a long time that overstress could cause
physical damage to the gastrointestinal tract, glandular system,
skin or cardiovascular system.
But only recently have we learned that overstress actually causes
physical changes in the brain. One of the most exciting medical
advances of our decade has been an understanding of how
overstress physically affects your brain.
We now know that the fatigue, aches and pains, crying spells,
depression, anxiety attacks and sleep disturbances of overstress
are caused by brain chemical malfunction. (Thanks, Steve & Kim!)
!!!!!
Stress = Positive Change, too!
We commonly think of stress as anything caused by a “bad”
situation or event happening with or to us. But in fact, any
change can set off our bodily alarm system—even those things
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or events we think of as “good:” winning a prize, an award, a
raise, a commendation: or completing a major achievement—like
publishing a book, finishing a painting, creating a website, birthing
a child, seeing your child off to college.
How do you know you are stressed?
Seems like a silly question, I know. But if you were to teach me
exactly how you feel in your body when you are experiencing
stress, what would you say?
<< Stress feels like this guy, doesn’t
it? How he looks is how I feel when I’m
worried or afraid. You can feel stress
as a knot in your belly, sweaty palms,
a headache, or constricted chest.
Weak or wobbly knees, a tight throat, a
feeling as if the world will end.
None of it is fun. But now, using EFT, a simple, easy sytem, it’s
possible to not only just relieve stress, but get right to the bottom
of the causes of it and eliminate them and the stress.
I like to look at the symptoms of stress as red flags that point
out where I’m not at peace with myself. If I can’t identify where it
shows up, what my symptoms are, I can’t change it. Most of us
are so inured to the levels of stress we endure every day that we
don’t recognize it when we see/feel it!
Here is what EFT Founder, Gary Craig of Emofree.com says:
Any negative emotion is caused by a
disruption in the body’s energy system.
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Now that we have seen some of the causes of stress and where it
shows up in our bodies, it’s time to think about what our thoughts
are about our lives, and the effects our thoughts have on our
bodyies’ energy systems.
Why? Because EFT posits that it is not necessarily the actual
cause of stress that hurts.
What hurts is the result of the disrupted energy in our bodies,
as well as the results of the thoughts, beliefs and habits we form
around the pain we feel because of that disruption.
In this simplistic illustration on the
on the left is someone who has had a
trauma or has stress of some kind that
has disrupted his energy system.
His energy is now constricted and
tangled. The constrictions cause
backups of energy, resulting in pain and
illness on all levels: physical, mental, and
emotional.
An example of this would be a migraine headache: you just
cannot function when you have one. The disrupted energy in your
body makes it impossible to do anything but lie down and wait it
out.
But as soon as the energy is free-flowing again, you can get up
and function as if the migraine had never existed.
On the next page top, he has found EFT, a system he can use
to relieve his stress! He is tapping on specific points on his body
(that are actually Acupuncture points). Instead of a needle, he
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uses his fingertips. As he taps, he says
certain phrases (not affirmations) that
help him calm down, address issues he
never realized were there, and finally
release any anger, hate, resentment, fear
and grief that are holding him back.
Below to the right, he is done tapping
and releasing.
He has let go of the disrupted energy
from his system, made new choices,
even gained new perspectives. He feels a whole lot better. His
energy is back, the color in his cheeks and skin is better, he can
breathe fully, there’s no more knot in his belly, and his heart feels
full and content. His confidence and
feelings of self-worth and well-being are
increased and expanded.
Imagine what your life would be like
if you didn’t have to spend so much
time and energy as you do now on
stress and its side-effects!
I suffered from a deep depression for 35
years. The stress and worry absolutely
crippled me more days than not. There
wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t have the desire to end it
all in some way—the mental and emotional pain was simply too
much, and I didn’t know how to make it go away. I just wanted to
give up.
Fortunately for me, I found EFT, the simple tool with which, in 6
short weeks, I resolved the depression. It hasn’t reared its ugly
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head now for years. I love the tool so much I teach it to others.
Since you’re not here with me, I wanted to make it possible for
you to discover, explore and use this marvelous tool, too. That’s
why I compiled this book.
Once you see how easy it can be to get
through what used to be unsurmountable
problems at impossible odds, your entire
outlook on life will shift. what I realized I had
found such an important key, suddenly I had real hope. Not the,
“well, OK, I can live with this a little longer” kind of hope, but Real
Hope—that has now turned into confidence.
About the chapters

It turns out that there were far too many stories to comprise only
one book. So—this is Book II, and Book I has 13 other stories.
Most of the following chapters have a brief intro by EFT Founder,
Gary Craig (many of these articles can be found on his site,
Emofree.com).
You’ll see how each practitioner has his or her own style—I have
used font styles to keep a bit of consistency. I used bold green to
emphasize the tapping protocol in each story.
In the practice of EFT, there is an amazing phenomenon I want
you to know about. Recognition of this phenomenon came about
as Gary watched how participants in his workshops tapped on
other people’s issues and got results, themsleves—even though
they had not been specifically tapping on their own issue. He calls
this Borrowing Benefits.
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You can read and tap along with each of the stories in this book
and get benefits, yourself—even if the issues are not the same as
what yours are. Take full advantage of this aspect of EFT! By the
end of reading each article, you just might have more relief from
the stresses in your life than you have ever felt before!
What will you do with all the energy that has been backed up
within you? Do you have a Dream of doing or being something
you never thought was possible? I say to you, get going! Because
you can do it now!
Aloha,
Angela Treat Lyon
Hawaii, 2007
!!!!!
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5urgery Anxlety
A “guinea pig” for a pioneer operation
Hi Everyone,
Chrissie Hardisty details the use of EFT for surgery anxiety. Please note
her comment at the end about surrogate-tapping for her friend.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
I’m writing about a friend of mine—Pat—who underwent
pioneering surgery a few weeks ago. Just before Christmas
I taught her EFT for her chocolate addiction and it was very
successful so she did have a prior knowledge of EFT.
She had a prolapse of the bladder and was told that it would be at
least three months before they could operate.
However, within a couple of weeks of seeing the specialist the
hospital called to ask her if she would be willing to undergo a
pioneering operation, never done before in this country [United
Kingdom].
A specialist was to come from Europe to teach the procedure to
her doctor. They wanted 4 guinea pigs. That was the good news,
the bad news was that she couldn’t have a general anaesthetic,
just a spinal epidural which she was not keen on having at all—in
fact, dreading would be a more appropriate word.
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There were 4 of them lined up for this particular surgery, all on
the same day. When she decided to go ahead [4 days before the
scheduled surgery] she rang me up to tell me how frightened she
was.
I told her to tap, which she proceeded to
do each day.
On Thursday she went into the hospital and met the other three
women who were all extremely afraid. By this time Pat was cool
and calm. She was the only one who slept like a log, the only one
who watched TV most of the morning before her surgery in the
afternoon.
She was the only one who didn’t need a pre-med
because, as the nurse said,
“you don’t need it—you are so calm!”
On arrival in the theatre, because she was so calm, they decided
to give her only a local anaesthetic, and, according to Pat, it was
so easy and she felt nothing. For an operation with a normal
hospital stay of up to 10 days, she came out on Sunday, 48 hours
after the op. Nurses were amazed that she wasn’t more bruised
and she has made a full recovery in three weeks.
BTW, I tapped for her throughout the day and a few times
during the actual op. Makes you think!!!!
Luv and wishes,
Chrissie Hardisty
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Chrissie Hardisty
CHAMT, MACH, MBHA, MNCH,
Director and Trainer -
Association for Meridian Therapies
In the UK: 44 (0)1625 522 613
In the UK: 44 (0)7980 808 998
TheAMT.com
AMT Co-Founder. Meridian Therapies - Practitioner & Trainer, Telephone
Consultations, Stress Management, Cognitive Therapy, Hypnotherapeutic
Practitioner
!!!.!!!.!!!
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14
5tress-related
Cough
Emotional cause for a physical issue
Hi Everyone,
Steve Wells writes from Australia with a “coughing case” for which no
one else could bring relief. Please note these things about this case.
Steve had the client address stress related causes. The success
involved points yet again toward an emotional cause for a physical
issue. Persistence was required.This was not a perfect case wherein a
few rounds of tapping wipes out the problem forever. Instead, the client
is able to “control the cough.” Does more work need to be done on
underlying emotional issues? Perhaps. Is this as good as it is going to
get? Who knows? We are still learning here.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Hi Gary,
You may recall that Dave Lake successfully used EFT to cure a
stress related cough last year. I have had similar success recently,
and submit this testimonial from a refinery worker.
It should be noted that when this gentleman was referred to me
his doctor commented that the cough had stumped even “the top
respiratory physician in town.”
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Testimonial:
Steve: As agreed, here is some background of my coughing
condition and outcomes after practising the EFT technique.
1. The coughing symptoms first appeared at work and were raised
in the Medical Centre as an incident on 28/06/96.*
2. It was diagnosed as Asthma and appropriate medications were
prescribed.
3. Further tests were conducted over a period of 2 years to
determine the cause and whether it was Occupational asthma.
4. During this period, Xrays were taken, 2 x Histamine provocation
tests were conducted on 18/3/96 and 18/06/98, methacholine
bronchial challenge and many lung function tests were performed.
Approximately 10 different asthma medications were tried with
minimum affect.
5. Respiratory Physician finally cleared me of asthma and advised
against any further medication.
6. Coughing persisted into 1999, in desperation I approached
another doctor. Blood tests were taken which revealed nothing
abnormal; he then referred me to you.
7. After 3 appointments from 06/04/99 to 16/7/99, I have been
practising the EFT technique for stress management.
8. Approximately 2 month after commencing the technique I
noticed the urge to cough had dissipated, tightness in the chest
had gone and when I was in a stressful situation I felt confident
* [For us Americans: Aussie date system: 16/7/99 = 7/16/99. -Editor]
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of suppressing the cough through mentally focussing on the
technique routine, or where the situation allowed itself, physically
practising the technique.
9. I feel better in myself knowing I am in control of the cough.
R______
*** End of testimonial ***
Steve Wells continues: I am finding numerous cases like this
where physical conditions are shifting when EFT is applied to
the emotional issues in the person’s life, and those that are
associated to the condition. My theory is that:
Once the blocks in the energy system
are removed, there is more energy
available for healing.
It is the body which heals itself, after all.
Keep well,
Steve Wells
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Steve Wells EFT Master
PO Box 54,
Inglewood Western Australia 6052
61 8 9271 9271
admin@eftdownunder.com
EFTDownUnder.com
Steve Wells is a psychologist, professional speaker & peak performance
consultant based in Perth, Western Australia. Steve regularly teaches
and consults worldwide with elite athletes and corporate personnel to
improve their performance and enhance the performance of their teams.
Together with David Lake he also conducts personal development seminars
and professional training workshops in Advanced EFT and Provocative
Energy Techniques throughout Australia, USA and Europe.
Along with advanced training in EFT with Gary Craig, and several energy
therapies, Steve has trained to the highest level in provocative therapy,
and has been training counsellors and therapists for over 15 years.
Together with Dr. David Lake he developed a unique Energy-based
approach Provocative Energy Techniques (PET). He also has training
and experience in brief strategic therapy. Steve was one of the first to
apply Energy techniques to performance enhancement work with elite
athletes.
!!!.!!!.!!!
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15
"In-Your-Face"
Anxlety/5tress
Undergoing currently stressful inputs
Hi Everyone,
A thank you to Robyn Wood for this anxiety/stress ridden case. I think it
is particularly useful because it depicts a client undergoing currently
stressful inputs (severe enough to cause a complete mental breakdown).
I stress the term currently here because, in my experience, such a
case often unfolds a bit differently than one involving a past issue such
as a war trauma, death of a loved one, guilt over a past action and so on.
While this case is about “Susie’s” reaction to her husband’s illness (and
many related financial, family and other issues), it has some parallels
with the plight of a battered wife.
In both cases, the client is faced daily with anxiety and stress-ridden
input. This is not the type of thing that we just “tap away” in a session
or two. That’s because the problems are current, “in your face,” major
events that are here today and will still be here tomorrow.
However, great progress can be made with EFT in bringing stability to
the client’s emotional responses. With remarkable frequency, we can
“take the edge off” the intense emotional reactions and thus generate a
better level of peace and understanding. This gives the client a sounder,
more rational base from which to make decisions.
As Robyn shares this story with us, you will see how she pulls the
problem apart into several related aspects. This is meritorious, of course,
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and I’m sure contributed substantially to the client’s increased stability.
You will also note that the client’s reaction was delayed. I comment on
that within Robyn’s report.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Dear Gary,
Susie (name change) had a major crisis, diagnosed as a
complete mental breakdown, and was hospitalised for stress and
depression. This was triggered by multiple stressors all related
to her husband of 35 years having Huntingtons—a debilitating
progressive disease which effects the brain and nervous system.
She has been his primary caregiver and slowly watched him
deteriorate over 20 years. This was a tremendous burden that
she carried without sharing it with her children, until it became
obvious. It has only been in recent years that she has also shared
with them that they, too, are possible candidates for the same
progressive disease—as are their children.
After a relapse at home, her husband was placed in a rehab.
centre and became incontinent.
The rehab centre was insistent on him returning home and
Susie felt she could no longer cope. Not just because he
was incontinent but because of the increasing burden and
responsibilities involved.
The 4 adult children were extremely upset at the thought of their
father not returning home (none remain living at home) and
became angry with their mother.
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A crisis team came to her aid and prescribed Paraxotine and
complete rest. The family was called together for joint counselling.
This has likely opened a pandora’s box for the children because
of their own multiple issues related to their potentiality towards
contracting Huntingtons.
At a home visit where Susie was bed-ridden (no energy and
sobbed constantly), she was unable to even tap for herself. So I
began tapping for her.
Gary Craig Comment: Doing the tapping for someone else is often even
more effective than the clients tapping themselves. There appears to be
something useful about the human interaction (love) in some cases.
Please note the many aspects that Robyn addressed. In my opinion, the
more the better. You are dealing with a festering emotional boil here and
the more drainage you can provide, the less painful the boil.
Also note that most of the aspects are somewhat global in nature (e.g.
failure as a mother/wife). While it can be effective at this early stage to
be global like this, I suggest that getting behind each of them to address
specific contributors may take the client to an even better level.
Robyn continues: Below are some of the aspects we tapped on
so far...
Even though:
I feel overwhelmed by this whole issue
I can’t stop crying
I’m fearful I can’t cope
I don’t know what to do
I feel a failure as a wife
I feel a failure as a mother
I fear my children will reject me (we did them one by one)
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They (the children) don’t understand what it’s been like
I don’t know how I will manage financially if he goes into a
nursing home
I don’t know which is the best option (for husbands care)
I’m fearful of (husband) coming home
I feel so alone in this decision
It has been a lonely journey carrying this burden
I’m fearful of driving again...
In some cases I used Larry Nims’ way* of working with tapping
the 3 areas with the accompanying 4 statements:
(EB = eyebrow ppoint, UE = Under eye, LF = side of fingernail on
little finger)
I’m eliminating all of the:
tapping on the EB - sadnesses
UE - fear
LF - anger
EB again for emotional traumas
and all of the roots and the deepest causes of all of this
problem
and I added:
related to feeling a failure as a wife....
I left a printout of the EFT Basic Recipe suggesting she tap daily
on anything that created discomfort for her
Needless to say, the potential for EFT is enormous with this whole
family.
Gary, what I have found interesting is that initially Susie was
unable to give an intensity rating [0-10 intensity], and, on the few
occasions she did, it had only reduced from a 10 to an 8.
* [Find Larry Nims’s program, Be Set Free Fast, on Amazon.com. -Edtor]
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Intuitively, I felt it had come down much lower. I suspected
the APEX problem [This is where the problem has gone away so
completely that the client forgets how intense it was, and thinks EFT had
nothing to do with its erasure. -Editor] and so I gave up completely on
the scoring and just did the tapping.
Later Susie revealed that it was the next day when she felt so
much better but only mildly improved shortly after the tapping.
This has been my first experience of this (delayed effect)
after working with maybe a 100 or more people. Have others
experienced this?
Gary Craig Comment: Yes, this happens from time to time. Let me also
suggest, however, that you give credit to your intuitive sense.
On many occasions I intuited that a client was at a different level than
they reported. Upon discussion with them we discovered that they were
actually much improved but they didn’t report it because some other
aspect was coming up (of which they were unaware) OR they didn’t
believe the improvement would last.
Thus it is possible that Susie didn’t have a delayed reaction. She may
have been improved at the moment but didn’t report it.
Robyn continues: Although the crisis team has been very
supportive and visiting her at home daily, she asked me to come
and do the tapping with her, as she felt this was helping her more
than anything.
Still more to go but progress is outstanding compared to
alternatives offered.
Thanks heaps for the ongoing input. Blessings to you,
Robyn Wood
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P.S. Just a further point I forgot to mention. With many of the
issues we tapped on, we concluded with tapping on the KC point
and saying,
I forgive anyone else who’s played a part in this, including God
I forgive myself for attracting this
I now let it go completely
I really felt this was important given the complexity and longevity
of the health problem.
Also, Susie reported in saying she drove the following day and
managed to cook for herself. Progress continues.
Many blessings,
Robyn Wood
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613 5568 2413
robwood@bigpond.net.au
TappingYourPotential.com.au
The heart or the feeling body is your intuition,
which is often disregarded or overridden by the
ego driven mind. Always listen to your “feeling”
body to guide you to your potential. It never lies!
Have you considered that the conditions and limitations you experience
in your life are self imposed?
When we take full responsibility for our physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual body and become “conscious”, we can direct our energy in a
positively powerful way, thus accessing that innate loving power that we
all have within.
Do the beliefs you hold serve you positively or negatively? Do you realize
you can change these beliefs if you so choose? Do they create love, self
worth, confidence, compassion and optimism and other positive emo-
tions. Do those beliefs validate the divinity within you, or do they create
fear, self doubt, judgment and disbelief?
Understand, we are all manifesting all the time based on the way we
think, feel and act. The mind is not remotely discerning—it simply responds
in a cause and effect manner. We are energy beings attracting like
energy, according to the Law of Attraction.
!!!.!!!.!!!
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jump Rlght Inl
So how do you do EFT, anyway?
At this point, you’ve seen how some people have gotten some success
using EFT. But you’re probably wondering how the heck did they do it,
and what order, and what do they mean, tapping?
So, I decided I’d make this chapter an excerpt from my book, Change
Your Mind! with EFT, the Basics, so you can get an idea of how to do
what we’ve been talking about. -Editor.
Which would you prefer—to listen to me tell you about
apples, or try one out for yourself?
It’s obvious that you’ll know more about applesif you try them
yourself—even if you only take one little teensy bite—than if I
spent the next ten years telling you about them.
I could tell you about EFT all night long, but until you experience
it, you won’t have a real idea about what it can do. We’re going in
running. Let’s just get on with it!
An experiment
Are you experiencing any small thing you would rather not have
or be feeling in your life right now, this very minute? A physical
pain, or a memory, maybe? Write down on a sheet of paper what
it is.
It can be anything: a headache, a sore back, a knee pain, or a
toothache. Or, you might be worrying about something, feeling
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anxious, or feeling lazy! Maybe it’s 3:00 p.m., and you’re in the
midst of the afternoon slump. You might be drowsy, or foggy-
headed. Or maybe it’s late at night and you’re reading because
you can’t sleep, or your feet are cold. Maybe you want something
but you don’t know quite what, so you’re inclined to reach for ice
cream, cookies, or a candy bar. A cigarette, or a beer, maybe.
The feeling of wanting—craving—is enough to make you lose
attention on whatever it is you were doing.
Maybe it’s not a pain at all but a longing. Or frustration because
you can’t do something you want to do—or maybe you have to
give a speech tomorrow, and just thinking about the stage, never
mind going up on it and giving a forty-five minute talk, makes you
nauseous.
Or perhaps you have to take a test tomorrow. You’ve studied and
know the material, but are still freaked out by the idea of being
tested.
Or you could be a world-class surfer who has never told anyone
about your fear about falling off big waves. You brave it out,
over-ride your fear every time you go out, but it sits in the pit of
your stomach like a lead ball each time.
Find your own. Write it down on a piece of paper. Later you will
be so familiar with the process you won’t need to write anything
down, but for now it will help you discover what to do, and when.
Feel the pain/emotion/sensation
Remember: It’s alright to feel like this!It’s not a character fault!
If we don’t feel, chances are we’re dead or on our way. In order
to find out how to resolve something, we have to identify it first.
Feeling is OK: feeling it is how we find the problem.
Be with it as much as you can without hurting yourself. It is not
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the point to traumatize yourself! Here are
some questions that will help:
Where is the pain/feeling/sensation in your
body? Or is it ouside of your body? In your
head? In your thoughts only?
How would you describe it to me? Is it
sharp, dull, an ache, just a feeling of being
squashed? Is it intense, or light, or hot?
Does it come in waves, or is it erratic? Is it
tiring, black, heavy, nauseating?
Does it have a sound or a shape? A color or texture? Someone’s
voice? Describe it—whatever “it” is—to yourself
very well and write it down.
Rating the sensation
Let’s say that you have a huge thermometer that
measures intensity of feeling. It’s marked with
intervals from zero up to ten, with ten being the
highest in intensity.
What rating would you give the intensity of your
feeling or sensation (this is often called SUD, or
Subjective Units of Distress)?
If it’s hard for you to imagine a number for the
rating, guess. Your intuition will usually be right.
This number is a reference point so when you’re
done with this short process you’ll be able to see
where you came from, and if you have made
progress.
ISSUE:
I have a headache at
the top of my head
or
My tooth is throbbing*
or
I’m sad because...
or
I feel sleepy
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Again, write down the number you got.
Being able to notice
If you have marked the intensity of your
feeling at only a one or two, find another
one that has at least a five rating, so you
can notice a difference when you’ve
finished the exercise.
If you can’t find something that bothers you
right now, go back to a time when you had
a troubling pain, experience or emotion.
Use that.
Sometimes I ask people if there is any experience or incident in
their lives that they would erase or get rid of, if they only could.
These work really well!
Please be kind to yourself
Be responsible for your well-being—whether you’re feeling a present
sensation or one from the past.
For now, avoid choosing one that is really distressing (a nine
or a ten)—this is just an exercise! EFT is meant to be as pain/
distress-free as we can make it.
We’re making a point here, not trying to get you into extreme pain
or paroxysms of raging emotion!
Here we go
Now. You have a sensation that you have named and described
on your sheet of paper. You have rated this sensation, and writ-
ten down the rating.
ISSUE:
I have a headache at
the top of my head
8
My tooth is throbbing
9
I feel sleepy
6
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Refer to the illustrations in Chapter 5,
Illustrations of the Tapping Points to find all
the Tapping Points.
To the right is how to use what is called the
Karate Chop Point, for obvious reasons.
Here are the steps of
the process:
1. The setup
As you tap the tips or the ends of the fingers of one hand against
the Karate Chop Point (as in the diagram), you say the Setup
Phrase. The setup phrase acknowledges the pain (speak it out
loud). You say:
even though I have this pain/feeling/sensation
(this anger, fear, craving, worry)
Still tapping the Karate Chop Point, you continue and say:
I deeply and completely accept myself
Altogether it will look and sound like this:
even though I have this pain/feeling/sensation
I deeply and completely accept myself
Repeat these two phrases so that you have said them three
times, as you simultaneously and continually strike the Karate
Chop Point. Strike the Karate Chop point firmly, but without hurting
your hands!
Important note: Don’t worry that, by saying these things, you
might be installing these negative things into your system—
they’re already there, or you wouldn’t be thinking or feeling them!
All you’re doing is letting them come out as the truth about how
you feel right now in this moment.
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2. The tapping sequence
Next, with the tips of your first and
second fingers, tap on each face
point, moving down to the collarbone
and underarm points.
Tap firmly about 5 to 7 times on each
point as you repeat the words, “this
pain (feeling, sensation)” as you go
down the line of tapping points.
There are seven points. Make sure you find
and tap each one.
Tap the same intensity you would as if you
were drumming the table in impatience—
it’s about that same firmness. Please, not
so hard that you hurt or bruise yourself! If
tapping hurts, you can gently rub the points
with your fingertips.
3. Check your new rating
At the end of the tapping sequence, check
the intensity rating for your pain/emotion/
sensation.
Is the rating the same? Lower? Higher? Write down your results,
and any notes you might want to add.
One more time
If the rating is the same or higher, repeat
the process, saying, “even though I still
have this....”
Write down your results, and any notes you
might want to add.
ISSUE:
I have a headache at
the top of my head
3! wow!
My tooth is throbbing
2
I still feel sleepy
4
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Again
If there is little or no movement or the rating is higher, try again.
This time, try rubbing the Sore Spots for the Setup Statements.
Just for fun, add the Finger Points and the Gamut, also seen
in Chapter 5. Do your best to get the rating down to zero, but if
you remain at a livable one or two, it’s OK, too. Some people tap
down to a 2 or 3 and by the end of the next hour or the morning
of the next day it’s a zero.
Write down your results, and any notes you might want to add.
(And if it is a toothache, please see your dentist, too!)
Good!
You have now completed your first experience using EFT! By this
time, you ought to have had some movement of the energy in
your system.
Many people experience their pain disappearing, their emotions
calming, or craving going away. Breathing often becomes deeper
and fuller. Some people sigh or yawn. Some get shivers down
the back or other part of the body.
In the interest of experimentation, testing like this is simply how
to get a taste of the process of EFT—I can’t possibly forecast
what might happen for you.
I hope you got relief from whatever pain or unwanted feeling you
were experiencing, and that you feel better than you did before.
Your own sensations and your own notes are tangible (think
of what the word ‘tangible’ means: touchable, within reach!)
evidence that you have just taught yourself the basics of a tool
with which, if you choose, you can change the quality of your life.
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A recap:
Feel it. Be specific: the more carefully you notice what you feel,
the more disrupted energy you can clear and heal.
Say, for example, you have a headache. The more specific you
can be the better. Instead of saying, “I have a headache,” say,
“I have a headache in the top part of my head on the right side.”
Check creafully to see what something is, where it is, how it
feels, and how much intensity it has. Identify it, what ever “it” is!
Rate it/Write it down: Give it a number—what intensity level
is it at for you? If you can’t “see” a thermometer or “hear” a num-
ber, or feel a level of intensity—guess! Write it down!
Setup and I Accept Statement: Tap on the Karate Chop
point, or rub the Sore Spot, and repeat the Setup phrase three
times:
Even though I have this ____________ ,
I deeply and completely accept myself
(or, I want to love and accept myself or
I am willing to think about loving and accepting myself)
Examples of I accept phrases for kids:
I’m a great kid or
My Mom loves me
Tap the Sequence:
Eyebrow point
Side Eye
Under eye
Under nose
Chin
Collarbone
Underarm
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Rate/Write: What is your intensity rating now? Write it down.
Add anything you noticed as you went through the process. Try it
again, or as many times as you need to get comfortable with the
sequence and the setups.
You might want to write down anything you flashed on as you
tapped: a memory, an insight, how your body feels. Maybe you
feel generally brighter and happier all over.
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Baslc £FT
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eyebrow
on the
bony ridge
at the side
of the eye
on the bony
ridge under
the eye
under
the nose
under the
bottom lip on
the chin
either collarbone tip
under
arm
the under arm spot is about 4 fingers’
width down from the armpit
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The sequence Part 1: The setup
A. Say statements 1 & 2 in a complete set three times as
you gently strike the Karate Chop Point:
1. Even though I _______
(insert your own phrase)
2. I deeply love and accept myself
(or, if for a child: I’m a great kid,
or another appropriate phrase)
Now go to Part II, the Tapping Sequence
KARATE CHOP POINT
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The Sequence Part II: Tapping
B. Repeat a reminder phrase like, “this headache” (the gist
of the setup phrase) as you tap down all points

Repeat Step B 2 or 3 times. Repeat as many times as
it takes to get relief or to get yourself comfortable.
When you have had a satisfying shift in thinking or
feeling about the issue you are tapping on, create a short,
positive phrase that would encapsulate how you’d
rather feel or be. Then do Step C.
C. Say & repeat the gist of an “I choose” phrase
as you tap down through all the tapping points
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the Flnger Polnts
Starting at the side of the tip of the thumb,
work towards the little finger, tapping with the index
and second finger of the other hand.
Skip the third finger.
End up with the Karate Chop Point.
Use these points for
further emphasis in your process
Karate Chop Point
points are
right at
the edges
of the
fingernails
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the Camut
Rub the Gamut Spot (the V-shaped indentation on the
back of the hand at the base of the knuckles of 3rd and
4th fingers) with the tips of the index and 2nd fingers of
your other hand
back of hand
the Gamut
You can
add this
process after
tapping the face
and body, and/or
Finger Points.
It helps put the body
and brain back into balance.
as you look straight forward (but relaxed!)
and keep your head still do these steps:
1. Close your eyes
2. Open your eyes
3. Look down (eyes move only!) to the hard left
4. Look down (eyes move only!) to the hard right
5. Still without moving your head, do a wide rotation
of your eyes in one direction 360 degrees
6. Do a wide rotation of your eyes in the other
direction 360 degrees
7. Hum a few notes of a tune (like ‘happy birthday’)
8. Count from one to five
9. Hum a few more notes
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18
Court room
Anxlety
Custody battle, audition &
calling-employers-for-work stress
Hi Everyone,
Dr. Carol Look gives us an up close look at two intense anxiety cases.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Here are three mini-examples of how EFT can be used for stress.
1. A woman came to me who was in the middle of a custody
battle over her four year old daughter. Her husband was a wealthy
cocaine addict who hired the most famous and most expensive
lawyer in Manhattan.
She complained of being so upset during the court
proceedings that she shook from anxiety
and felt chronically nauseous.
I taught her how to tap during the session, and we reduced her
anxiety when she thought about her husband winning custody,
yelling at her, and manipulating her the way he had in their
marriage. Here are some of the setups we used:
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Even though:
I feel anxious about my husband
I feel anxious when the lawyer talks
going to court makes me feel sick to my stomach
the thought of my husband winning makes me sick with
anxiety
She called me the next day to say she tapped in court using the
imagery/visualization method (didn’t want to look wacky in front of
the judge...) and that:
She felt completely free of anxiety.
She said she no longer felt like vomiting, could face her husband
despite his courtroom antics, and felt more confident that she
could handle the whole problem.
She was truly in disbelief and thanked me over and over again for
a technique that “saved her sanity.”
!!!
2. Another anxiety case involved a phone session with
a woman who was having heart palpitations, sweaty palms,
shortness of breath and overall anxiety because she was about to
make a call to prospective employers.
She was embarrassed to say how anxious she felt, but said she
couldn’t even pick up the phone to make one of these calls. Her
voice was racey and she was spiraling in her negative thoughts
as we talked.
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She had never seen the spots or tapped before, so I had to
describe them to her over the phone. We tapped as follows:
Even though:
the thought of making these calls makes me feel sick
picking up the phone to call X makes me feel anxious
my heart is thumping and I feel out of control
I have no confidence in myself as an employee...
In a very short period of time, she felt completely better, actually
anxiety free and found it hard to believe that it was the tapping.
She said it was too strange, and like voodoo. (Thank you APEX...)
Anyway, she felt calm enough and confident enough to make the
calls.
!!!
3. The final anxiety case involves an actress who became
paralyzed when she had to audition for or act in a play. We began
tapping on general anxiety:
Even though:
I get anxious about auditions...
Her face turned red and she could feel her heart pounding when
she described what would happen to her. The tapping was not
working very well so we got more specific, and of course, as it
turned out, there were multiple aspects...
Even though:
I’m afraid to leave my house when I have an audition
I feel anxious on the subway going to an audition travel
anxiety
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I feel nervous when the director gives the 10 minute call
I feel nervous when the director gives the 5 minute call
The referring therapist told me that the client felt much better but
was afraid to do more tapping on her own because she didn’t
want to think about the anxiety. Within a few weeks she got over
that and began doing the tapping on her own.
Hope these help...
Love, Carol
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Dr. Carol Look EFT Master
212-477-8645
Carol@CarolLook.com
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attract abundance into their lives by using EFT
to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and
build their “prosperity consciousness.”
In addition to teaching approved Level 1 and Level 2 EFT classes, Carol
leads EFT workshops around the country on the topics of Attracting
Abundance, Anxiety Relief, Clearing Addictions, and Weight Loss.
While Carol is no longer accepting new clients due to her extensive
waiting list, she offers a wide variety of Attracting Abundance with EFT
teleclasses, “live” seminars, and a new Abundance Package.
Carol’s book, Attracting Abundance with EFT, is available as an e-book
with companion audio recordings.
Carol is the author of How To Lose Weight with Energy Therapy and
Quit Smoking Now with Energy Therapy. She is the senior author of the
computerized EFT program, The Key to Weight Loss with co-authors Dr.
Patricia Carrington and Sandi Radomski.
And she is the author of, It’s Not About the Food; as well as
Improve Your Eyesight with EFT.
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5ports and Other
5tresses
Sports anxiety, heat sensitivity,
being away from home, loneliness,
fear of insects.
Hi Everyone,
Dr. Carol Look gives us an up close look at two intense anxiety cases.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Dear Gary,
We first used EFT with Adam (my son) when he was 8 years
old, during summer baseball. He often had a stomachache and
general malaise before games but desperately wanted to play.
During the games he often got overheated and nauseous. Once
he threw up.
We had attributed the nausea to his heat sensitivity but the more
it happened, the more it looked like anxiety. We began to use
EFT before games towards the end of the season which greatly
reduced the stomachache and nausea. The heat sensitivity
seems to run in my family.
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Now that the other issues are taken care
of, the heat sensitivity
is more manageable.
When basketball season came along, Adam (at that time, 9) was
again having anxiety symptoms before games but really wanted
to play.
And again we used EFT and had good results, even better than
during baseball.
I think that was both because we were more practiced at figuring
out the words that worked the best for the treatments (Adam was
more able to identify his feelings), and the heat was no longer a
factor.
I remember one Saturday in particular because of twin problems.
He had a basketball game and he was to spend the night with a
good friend (which he had not done much).
He was very anxious so we spent about 20 minutes doing various
EFT treatments both for the basketball game and the spending
the night away from home. At the end of the 20 minutes he was
like a different child. He was full of energy, excited, and free from
stomachache and other anxiety symptoms.
I can’t tell you how relieved I was, not only for that
particular day but also that there was clearly hope for
my child to have a less stressful life.
Right before basketball season, we moved to a new house.
Up until this time, Adam had woken up every night after my
husband and I had gone to bed and crept down the hall to get
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in bed with us. We never heard him and this arrangement was
fine with us. We had had a family bed with each of our children,
sometimes more than one at a time, until they were ready to stay
in their own beds.
However, in our new house the floors creaked badly and we woke
up every time he came in. Also, he was more restless, which
meant none of us slept well. We decided it was time to make a
change. Adam was not happy about it but made the adjustment
for a couple of weeks.
Then he started to wake up from bad dreams. We talked about
them and treated for them but that wasn’t enough. He was still
scared and couldn’t get back to sleep for hours sometimes. We
were all getting threadbare!
Finally, my husband realized in talking with him that Adam was
feeling insecure about the safety in this new house.
He explained how this house was safe and that seemed to help
a lot. However, he continued to wake in the night and be awake
for a couple of hours. He wasn’t scared but he couldn’t go back to
sleep and he couldn’t identify what to treat himself for. We even
tried treating for something that he couldn’t identify but with no luck.
One night while I was sitting with him, I had this
overwhelming intuition that he was lonely at night.
I asked him and he started crying and said yes that he was.
After giving him some time to really feel that and get some
comfort from me, we decided to try treating for being lonely. It was
like magic!
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After that we began to see that using EFT regularly before
bed and treating the chronic issues each night meant that we all
got a good night’s sleep. He can occasionally skip a night but if he
skips more that a couple of nights he wakes up again.
What has been most amazing to me is watching my
now 10 year old son learn to identify his feelings with
such clarity and to see his dedication to himself and his
commitment to do his treatments every night.
He knows when he needs to treat himself in other than bedtime
situations (he tried it on carsickness on his own!), and even
suggests it to others when he senses their stress.
We have also used BSFF [Larry Nims’ Be Set Free Fast -Editor] for
some dramatic events of Adam’s early childhood that I felt had left
some lasting emotional residue. His comments following those
treatments were that he felt lighter, like a burden had been lifted.
Recently, he learned from my mom how to do instant
treatments, which he loved. Now his nightly routine was cut from
about 10 minutes to about 2 or 3 minutes. Things seemed fine for
a long while, but about two weeks ago he began waking in the
night on a regular basis again, not scared but unable to go back to
sleep for hours again. He was having headaches which kept him
awake also. We suspect he may need glasses so we’ve made an
eye exam appointment.
Three nights ago I had another strong intuition and had Adam
use his old method of EFT treatments. He slept all night. Again
the next night he used EFT and again slept all night. Last night
he woke once but was able to go right back to sleep and slept the
rest of the night.
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So we may experiment some more with the instant treatments but
I wonder if what happened was that his anxiety was so low from
the regular EFT treatments when he tried the instant routine that
maybe he was just coasting on his lower anxiety level and it built
back up again over time until he was waking up again.
Usually he is so good at checking in and knowing if he
needs treating that I didn’t suspect that the instant routine wasn’t
working. I just thought that we were missing something that
needed attention (either another emotion or that he needed
glasses). At any rate, we are sleeping again.
Gary, I can’t find words to express my gratitude for your sharing
this technique with the world. I know it has helped Adam to have
a less stressful life which affects not only him but the rest of us as
well.
He is going to grow up very conscious
and in tune with himself.
As for the ways in which we’ve used EFT with our other
children, it has been more isolated but just as effective. Emily (7)
sometimes has intense fears of insects for which EFT is greatly
helpful. She has also used it to treat herself when she has bad
dreams.
It’s like flipping a switch to watch her go from being
terrrified to being happy to climb back into bed
and go back to sleep.
David (13) has used EFT during baseball but for very different
reasons than Adam. He got hit by a pitch in a game and then had
difficulty staying in the batter’s box if anything even looked close
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to him. Using EFT greatly reduced his anxiety and he was better
able to stand in. He doesn’t understand how EFT works and that
bothers him but he finds that it works anyway.
Well, I am sufficiently wrung out now! I have wanted to get all this
on paper for myself as well and just never took the time to sit and
do it.
Thanks again for spreading this wonderful work!
“Joanna” (last name withheld for privacy reasons)

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Cruclal Detectlve
Work
Once-a-month in-bed panic attacks
Hi Everyone,
Rehana Webster, from New Zealand, expertly helps her client reduce
his panic attacks from one every 2 weeks to zero in the last 32 weeks.
However, this only happened after she discovered the core issue.
Clients like the one in this article often say they can’t remember what
event may have triggered their issue(s). Newcomers may give up at this
point but seasoned EFT’ers use this as a cue to play detective. This is
because they know that there is almost always a triggering event. Such
was certainly true in this case. Please note how skillfully Rehana finds it.
There is much in this case that can be universally used for other clients
and issues.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
A young man, aged 22, who I shall refer to as “Joe,” came to me
recently wondering if EFT would help him.
He was initially experiencing panic attacks about once
a month however now the frequency had increased
to an average of twice a week.
He had sought medical help in the past but the medications
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prescribed had not helped. With the increased frequency that he
was experiencing the attacks, he was desperate to get help.
I asked him to describe when the attacks started and where he
experienced them and what the symptoms were.
Joe related that, as far as he was aware, the first panic attack
symptoms he experienced were around the age of 15 or 16. In
the beginning, Joe experienced the attacks at a rate of one per
month. His doctor had diagnosed the condition as ‘panic attacks’
and could offer only offer him strong medications to control
them. Joe explained that there was nothing he could think of that
triggered the attacks.
He said that the attacks were preceded by a feeling of anxiety
around his stomach area; that his pulse would race, his breathing
became constricted and he would feel extremely hot and sweat
profusely.
To get a better idea, I got Joe to describe in as much detail as he
could, how he experienced the panic attacks.
“The panic attacks always occur when I am in bed, and there
is someone familiar with me.” The feelings always start from
my belly-button upwards to my head. I start to feel very hot and
sweaty in my upper torso and I’m not aware of my lower body.”
I asked Joe to think about the last time he had an attack (while I
tapped on his EFT points) and focused on the bodily feelings he
experienced. We tapped on:
Even though:
my body has learned to over-react in some situations
I am a good person
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I don’t know why I’m having these panic symptoms
I accept my self
But after several rounds of having Joe repeat the phrase we still
didn’t seem to get anywhere. At this point I decided to change
course and try something else.
I asked him the ‘magic’ question ‘what
event or person in your life could you skip
if you had to live over again?’
He hemmed and hawed and then said, “well, maybe it was the
experience of being sexually abused at age 9. However, I have
dealt with it and it doesn’t bother me now.”
I felt that here was my cue, and I leapt upon it.
Since he claimed he had already resolved it, I asked him if it was
all right to briefly revisit the event, in case something might tie it
into the panic attacks. He agreed to tell his story:
His parents had owned a motel and hired people to clean the
rooms. One day, for some unknown reason he went into one
of the rooms that was being cleaned. The man who was there
(a family friend) invited him to lie on the bed. The man closed
the door and proceeded to cover Joe up with a blanket from his
waist up and over his head. He then removed Joe’s pants and
performed oral sex on him.
All this was done without any words spoken while Joe was lying
on the bed covered from the waist up by the blanket. When
the man was finished, he put Joe’s pants back on, took off the
blanket, tidied him up and went on with his chores.
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The similarity between the panic attacks and
this event were striking.
We tapped on all the aspects surrounding this abuse and the
most significant insight that Joe had was the association between
the panic attacks and the physical, emotional and mental panic he
experienced under the cover up of the blanket.
We tapped on:
forgiveness for himself, his parents and the abuser,
the fact that Joe was only 9 years old and he was curious and
he felt guilty that he somehow invited the abuse.
the fact that at age 9, Joe didn’t know how to express his
thoughts and feelings, or who to tell.
the physical feeling of the panic attack
the weight on his chest
the hot flushes from his waist upwards
his racing thoughts.
During the following session Joe said that he could clearly see
how the event was linked to his recent panic attacks. When he felt
vulnerable and stressed his body was recreating reactions from
the early trauma.
It’s only been 32 weeks since I worked with Joe, however there
have been no signs of further panic attacks. Remember that they
were previously occuring every two weeks.
Rehana Webster
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Rehana Webster EFT Master
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Rehana uses result-oriented and solution-focused tools and
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Tapplng Dally
Fear of panic attacks
Hi Everyone,
Maggie Adkins shares her experiences with a simple procedure for panic
attacks.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
I had a large number of folks come to me to get release of their
panic attacks years ago. It was almost as though they were a
herd—they just all showed up within days of each other!
There were many things we did, but a consistent technique was to
have them, every day upon waking, check in to see how intense
they were when they thought of having a panic attack. Then I had
them do several rounds of,
Even though:
I have this fear I will have a panic attack
Every one of the people who came to me because of panic
attacks who did this every day ceased having panic attacks.
It is my belief that releasing the fear that they were going to have
a panic attack somehow unhooked them from actually having
them. I can’t say that for sure, but it feels like that is true.
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We were doing other tapping and breathing exercises to alleviate
the panic attacks, but I feel tapping on and releasing the fear
that the panic attacks (or whatever the problem is) will return,
somehow unhooks the person a bit from that issue returning. Play
with as you see fit!
EFT Master Maggie Adkins
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Maggie Adkins, EFT Master
Australia: 02 4474 0665
0420 314 837
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I teach EFT Level 1, 2 & 3 approved trainings throughout the U.S. and
Australia. My passion is to empower as many people as possible with
the gift of EFT. I was awarded the highest honor in EFT, the EFT Master
designation. I feel truly honored and want to help others through my
Business Mentoring programs. I work with other EFT practitioners to
help improve their EFT skills and business strategies.
I create programs for letting go of that sharp critic so many of us have
inside, as well as programs for releasing chronic anger and depression.
My “Body Dialogues with EFT” are quickly becoming one of the most
popular EFT techniques I explore with my clients who are in pain or have
disease in the body.
I have a successful private practice with an international client base who
work with me by phone and/or email, or in person for one-on-one EFT
healing sessions. I’m always delighted to chat with people about EFT. If
you have questions or want to explore working with me, please feel free
to email or call me.



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Fear of the Fear
A comlex infertility issue
Hi Everyone,
Many thanks to Alina Frank who unravels a complicated infertility issue
and discovers that her client’s fear of vomit was likely a contributing
factor. Along the way, she address the “fear of the fear,” a common
reaction of those overcoming phobias with EFT. This term refers to the
fact that the client may be over the fear but they won’t know it until they
are faced with the real life situation. In the meantime, they are afraid that
they will still have the fear response.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Dear Gary,
I know that you always stress the importance of testing,
testing, and re-testing, even after we believe we have collapsed
an issue with a client. Much has also been said about working
through the “fear of the fear” of any phobia, since it can be just
as strong as the presenting fear or phobia. I’ve recently seen
firsthand the need for this piece of validation.
“Mary” called me ostensibly to work on her infertility issues which
she had been attempting to work through using conventional
methods. After a few minutes it became clear to me that her
greatest challenge was emetophobia, which had been plaguing
her for many years.
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Emetophobia is the irrational fear of vomit, including seeing vomit
or fearing that you may vomit.
This woman’s phobia was so severe that she had lost a significant
amount of weight and was down to 95 pounds simply because
the feeling of fullness in her stomach had made her worry about
having to vomit. I immediately felt that this was connected to her
inability to bear children; morning sickness, infant spit up, etc.
Using some intuitive detective work I found that Mary had been
sexually abused at age 7. When I asked her to describe the
emotions behind that incident she said she felt “disgusted with
herself.” We then did a number of rounds of tapping on,
Even though:
I feel disgusted with myself because ___ touched me here
I blame myself for the abuse
I forgive myself.
Next we worked directly on the phobia itself and I was relatively
sure that the fear was gone. I asked her to test herself by
watching the Exorcist and she mentioned the movie Fifty First
Dates, which has a particularly gruesome scene where a walrus
throws up a hundred pounds of fish in a veterinarian’s office.
We had a follow-up session where I felt that the fear was, in fact,
gone, and she had started to gain weight.
However, she wasn’t so sure about this because she still had not
experienced a real vomiting situation without experiencing the
fear response.
To me, she had the “fear of the fear,” and that would be the case
until she had the real experience.
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Mary called me recently to tell me that she had been in a bar
when a man next to her suddenly leaned over his bar stool and
vomited all over her while she remained calm.
A week later she helped a sick co-worker in a stall of their office
by holding her head as this woman hurled her lunch.
Mary was thrilled that she finally
had proof that this incapacitating
fear was really gone.
And as an aside, Mary just became pregnant!
I was struck by the timing of that call when, a few days later, I
had the opportunity to see the same “fear of the fear” with a child,
“Tessa,” who I had helped last year with her fear of snakes.
I felt that this was a pretty straightforward fear and made sure
to cover all the aspects as you demonstrate with Dave (fear of
water) in your DVDs covering phobias (at Emofree.com).
First we tapped on:
the general idea of the snake
the slithering
the sudden movements a snake can make
even on the fear of the snake’s forked tongue.
I felt she had reached emotional freedom from this issue but
couldn’t find a way to prove it right then and there. I did ask her
to go to a local pet shop to test herself. The snake fear was only
a minor side issue we worked on that day, and quite frankly it
seemed so minor that I felt fine about not having tested her as
thoroughly as I normally would have.
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A few days ago I went as an adult chaperone with this girl’s class
to the zoo. Tessa had told her little friends that she was worried
about seeing snakes at the zoo (the fear of the fear). All morning
her friends warmly hugged Tessa and they took turns looking
ahead at the exhibits making sure that poor Tessa wouldn’t run
into any surprises. Could this be a secondary benefit, I wondered?
At the end of the day we were at the very last exhibit, and there
in a glass case was the dreaded object of Tessa’s terror. Just
then I had a moment to talk to Tessa off to the side away from
her guardians. I reminded Tessa that she and I had worked on
this fear and that I thought she would be fine and asked her if she
was ready to have a look. The feeling of relief was obvious as
she took my hand and saw the creature. A big smile arose as she
said, “Cool!”
Moral of this story is test, test, test, and remember to work on the
fear of the fear—which can sometimes be as powerful (if not more
so) than the fear itself.
Thank you,
Alina Frank, EFT-ADV
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Afrald to Fall
Asleep
Panic Attacks
Hi Everyone,
Panic attacks can be frightening experiences and often seem to appear
without any apparent cause. A cause does exist, of course, but it often
takes solid detective work to find it. Listen in as Rod Sherwin from
Australia uses some insightful methods to uncover the thought patterns
underlying his client’s panic attacks.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
I was working with a client, “Jenny”, who was suffering from the
recent onset of severe panic attacks. The physical symptoms
included pain down the legs, nausea, fainting and insomnia. The
emotional side was abject fear and panic.
We initially started out treating the physical symptoms
and were able reduce these down completely. From there we
investigated the cause of the insomnia. Jenny didn’t want to fall
asleep because she was afraid that she wouldn’t wake up; she
was afraid she would die if she went to sleep.
Some careful questioning got behind the fear of dying to a very
uncertain childhood escaping from war-torn countries and Jenny
feeling like she didn’t belong anywhere. We treated each of the
intense memories with great success.
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Relationship
Jenny was also uncertain as to whether to stay or leave her
current long term relationship. We tapped around all her fears of
staying or going so that her decision wasn’t being made from fear.
In our third session, I was allowing Jenny to free-wheel her
thoughts while tapping as this is one way I have found to unwind
thought patterns.
After some time I noticed a pattern to her thoughts,
regardless of the topic:
Jenny was continuously questioning whatever
thought came into her head!
Asking questions creates doubt. Continuously asking
questions about every thought that came into her head created
doubt about everything, which lead to a large amount of
uncertainty then fear then panic.
The progression is:
questioning > uncertainty > fear > panic
Questioning is a process from the analytical or left side of our
brain so instead of tapping on each individual doubt that came up,
I asked Jenny to tap about this over-active analytical side of her
mind.
Even though:
my analytical mind is working hard to keep me safe,
I can allow it to relax.

my analytical mind is over-active,
I appreciate its help in keeping me safe and ask it to relax.
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my analytical mind is used to ruling my thinking,
I’m gratefully giving it some down time.
I think I’m these thoughts, I recognise that the real me is the
one who hears the thoughts not the thoughts themselves.
I then asked Jenny if she could create a control mechanism with
the power to turn her analytical mind off when she needed to
relax. Jenny suggested a switch in her heart that would be able to
switch off her analytical thinking when she wanted to relax.
Even though:
my analytical mind has always seemed in control,
I choose to recognise that I can switch it off when I want
with the switch in my heart and when I do my analytical mind
knows that it is appreciated and grateful for the rest
We tapped this in for a few rounds with some reminders as we
went through. Jenny reported feeling much more relaxed and
certain. I decided to give the right side of her brain a boost as well
by playing the first movement from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
and having her tap in a random order without any words. (I
encourage everyone to try this—it’s really calming and peaceful).
After the music, Jenny reported being very peaceful for the first
time in ages.
Regards,
Rod Sherwin
!!!.!!!.!!!
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5evere Foot Paln
Fear of moving forward inlife
Hi Everyone,
Colleen Flanagan’s ex-prostitute client had major emotional issues about
moving forward in life and, as so often happens, this showed up in her
body -- in this case as pain and swelling in her feet. Note how Colleen
makes partial progress until she finally discovers an important specific
event in her client’s past.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
Dear Gary,
Walking a new life path can be daunting. I’ve worked with several
clients suffering from foot and leg pain which was manifested by
current or past fears of feeling unsafe walking their life path, or
moving out of a painful relationship or unfulfilling job.
After the fears are released, the physical pain may completely
vanish or merely lessen to a level of intensity of 1 or 2 out of 10.
As illustrated in the following article:
Sometimes the body needs time to
heal even though EFT has released all
fears causing the physical pain.
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After an EFT demo at a safe house for rehabilitated prostitutes,
“Vivian” approached me about her severe foot pain and swelling.
Her doctor had found no physical reason for the pain, which
began after Vivian got off the streets, began her addiction
recovery and felt well enough to search for a legit job.
When I asked if she felt unsafe now, she said
she felt extremely afraid of starting this new life.
As her fears mounted, the foot pain and swelling increased,
keeping her at the safe house, unable to wear her shoes and go
to any interviews. Vivian was open to trying EFT and we used
these setup statements:
Even though:
I’m afraid I’ll mess up the interview or on the job and get fired
I’m afraid I’ll be rejected by employers for jobs I really want
It’s scary starting a new career
I choose to look at this as an adventure on my new life path
Even though:
I’m afraid my new co-workers will reject me if they find out
what I’ve done in the past
I’m afraid my new male co-workers will hit on me if they find
out what I used to do for a living
I’ve scared myself with all these crazy fears about things that
never happened and may never happen
I now choose to release them and be a confident, empowered
woman
After we finished the last setup statement, we both laughed.
Vivian said she now felt safe going to interviews and starting a
new job.
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Her foot pain had subsided to a level of intensity of 6 out of 10,
but she felt anxious and couldn’t tell me why.
I then explained to her that I was going to use surrogate muscle
testing (SMT) to identify her subconscious fears. SMT indicated
that an event in June 1983 triggered her anxiety and the remaining
foot pain. I asked her if she could recall any traumatic events at
that time.
Vivian said that was when she’d married her boyfriend against her
father’s wishes.
Soon afterward, her new husband began “drinking and swinging,”
physically and emotionally abusing her.
When she fled to the safety of her parents’ house, her father told
her she wasn’t welcome there as she didn’t follow his advice.
Without any money or a place to go, she had to return to her
abusive husband who forced her to use drugs and work as a
prostitute. We began tapping with these setup statements:
Even though:
I felt emotionally rejected and hurt by my father and husband
I’m afraid my husband will find me and hurt me again
I choose to believe I’m safe in this house and will never see
him again
Even though:
So many men have hurt and abused me and I am afraid to
trust them
I choose to release these old fears and allow peaceful, kind
men into my life
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Even though:
I was scared about walking that painful, dangerous path for
so many years
I now choose to feel safe and let my feet heal to carry me to
my perfect new job
I asked Vivian to think about these frightening situations and tell
me how she felt. She replied that:
She felt no fear, physically lighter and confident
that her new path would be much more enjoyable
than her previous one!
SMT indicated that all fears causing the pain and swelling were
gone, but her foot pain was at level of intensity of 2 out of 10 and
not 0 out of 10. My intuition told me that that the swelling had to
go down for the pain to vanish. According to my muscle testing,
her feet would feel better in two days.
When I called the safe house the next week, the program director
told me that Vivian was out job hunting, her feet now free of pain
and swelling as predicted. Some of the other house residents were
so impressed with Vivian’s results that they began experimenting
with EFT, too!
Colleen Flanagan, EFT-ADV


!!!.!!!.!!!
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602-942-0564
Colleen@EmoRescue.com
www.EmoRescue.com
Colleen Flanagan, EFT-ADV, specializes in fast, effective anxiety release
and stress relief. Her energetic wellness methods have helped people
and animals around the world release the fears preventing their healing.
Blast away the stress and feel better fast without months of talk therapy
or medication.
Pet misbehavior is your animal’s silent cry for help. A fast, simple fix is
now available!
Colleen also teaches Instant Stress Relief workshops for companies that
want to empower their employees with a toolbox of fast, effective stress-
busting techniques. The techniques can be used at workstations, in the
car, at home or anywhere stress relief is needed. De-stress for success!
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Imaglnel
Succcess imagining a phobia
Hi Everyone,
An interesting feature of EFT involves tapping while simply imagining an
event. This will often (but not always) prove highly successful when the
real event occurs. If not successful, a few more rounds of EFT in the real
situation will usually complete the job. Denis Jevon gives us an excellent
example of an immediate result while helping a client with a bird phobia.
Hugs, Gary
!!!
I have known “Dave” for several years now, initially as a bodywork
client. He is a local farmer and came to me originally with a back
problem. Over the period I have been treating him, he has taken
a big interest in my work, and has often asked about EFT. I have
told him many stories of my successes in the past.
Last time I saw Dave he told me about an ongoing problem—a
phobia that he has had all his life (he is in his 50s). Initially
he described it as a “bird fear” or a “feather fear,” and said he
wanted to deal with it because he was going into free-range egg
production and would need to deal with a lot of birds. I said, “OK
Dave, we’ll give it a try,” and we made the appointment.
I have just finished the session with Dave and had to sit down and
write this to you Gary, because it was so exciting and funny.
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Just before Dave arrived this morning I saw a neighbour’s hen in
our garden, and I thought to myself that this was unusual. Dave
arrived and I sat him down and got him comfortable.
I said, “So Dave, tell me about this fear of birds or feathers, how
does it work?”
He told me that he had a specific fear of feathers on birds
(feathers not on birds are ok) and that he could handle birds by
their feet but not by a feathered part of the body. Even a dead
bird would be a problem for him to handle. So we decided it was
something to do with the texture or feel of the feathers on the bird.
Next I got Dave to imagine vividly that he was standing in front of
a live chicken and that he had to pick it up and carry it. He then
described to me how this affected him. He said,
“It’s like a cold shiver that goes through me from the
back of my neck to the top of my breastbone.”
So we started the EFT. I started with rubbing the sore spot:
Even though:
I have this bird feather fear
in fact this feathers on birds fear
Then continuing to rub the sore spot, I got Dave to repeat:
Even though:
in the past I have had this fear of handling birds by their
feathery bodies
and in the future I know that I will be able to handle feathery
birds, because there is no difference between handling
feathers on the bird or off the bird.
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Then I tapped on the points in succession as normal whilst
saying:
this bird feather fear
this feathers on birds fear
I don’t need it
I never did
I’m letting it go
letting it go
etc.
Then I got Dave to visualise picking up the hen again and he had
no sensation or fear, so I said, “Great that’s it!”
The best bit though was that as I opened the door for Dave to go.
The hen was standing outside the door, so I picked it up, gave it
to Dave and he took it and stood there stroking it!
He said, “I don’t believe it! I couldn’t
ever have done this before!”
Another victory for EFT!
Denis Jevon
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Denis Jevon EFT ADV
Top Farmhouse
Woolston
Oswestry
Shropshire SY10 8HZ
044(0)1691 682224
denis@emotionalhealing.me.uk
EmotionalHealing.me.uk
!!!.!!!.!!!
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An £FT
Medltatlon
For a great night’s sleep
Hi Everyone,
Mayan Schraders from New Zealand gives us this EFT use for
meditation. Mayan says, “In a relatively short time, I feel like I have been
meditating for hours. If I do this just before going to sleep, I drift off very
peacefully and have a great night sleep.”
Hugs, Gary
!!!
I am a psychotherapist and EFT practitioner, and have been using
EFT for about 5 years now. I work with quite a few traumatized
clients and can’t imagine working in this field and not using EFT. I
trained with EFT Master Barbara Smith, and I want to tell you a bit
about EFT Meditation.
This is something which I just stumbled upon recently and have
found incredibly effective. This is yet another way EFT can be
used for self soothing as well as lifting the spirit.
I have read some of Dr. Carol Look’s and Dr. Patricia Carrington’s
recent work, which is fabulous also, and this nicely flows on from
that.
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Sometimes clients hit a place of despair, feeling completely
stuck or trapped or having severe anxiety. After several rounds
specifically on whatever the feeling is, I suggest the following
meditation (which I do with them in the session and suggest they
work with at home):
Karate Chop (just once): Even though I feel anxious
Top of Head: I am held in God’s Light
Eyebrow: And I trust
Side of Eye: The Universal Love and Light
Under Eye: Flows through me
Under Nose: Healing me and comforting me.
Chin: I am held in God’s Light
Collarbone: And I trust
Under Arm: The Universal Love and Light...
Skip the karate chop point and the negative setup part of the
phrase and continue going through the points.
Top of Head: Flows through me, etc.
I tell my clients to substitute any of the words that aren’t right
for them to make a more effective phrase for themselves. For
instance, for some people “Spirit” works better than “God.”
“Healing” and “comforting” can be replaced by a whole range of
words such as balancing and grounding, supporting and calming, etc.
This really works for me when in those times when I’m struggling,
but also when I’m at the end of the day unwinding before I go to
sleep. I find that after the first couple of times of going through
the process, I slow down to the point where I say the whole
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phrase at each point, slowly and meaningfully. After that (and this
is especially good when lying down in bed), I do the imaginary
tapping, saying this phrase in my mind.
In a relatively short time I feel like I have been meditating
for hours. If I do this just before going to sleep I drift off very
peacefully and have a great night sleep.
This is also wonderful to use as you would traditional meditation:
sitting quietly, start tapping the points, using the phrase like a
mantra. You’ll notice how quickly you drop into a meditative
state, with all the wonderful benefits of that.
Mayan Schraders
EFT practitioner/Facilitator
inrspace@ihug.co.nz

!!!.!!!.!!!
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Panlc Attacks
Laugh?
As a veteran of traumatic panic attacks, I am always
looking for new information and treatment of this
debilitating condition.

I have learned to use EFT to keep mine under control. I have
done some research and thought you might find this useful for
yourself or your clients.

Symptoms of panic attacks are:
! a feeling of intense fear
! sense of doom,
! feeling of unreality

Physical symptoms such as:
! a racing or pounding heartbeat
! difficulty breathing
! choking
! sweating
! shaking
! flushing
! chest pains
! dizziness
! light-headiness
! nausea
! fear of losing control
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! tingling or numbness in the hands.
! fear of dying of a heart attack or stroke
! fear of something horrible about to happen
! fear that this time it is for REAL
The problem with panic attacks is the
more you have the more you
fear you will have them, therefore...
the more you will have them.
The greatest fear to recognize is the fear of the panic attack.
It is this fear that can keep you prisoner in your home just waiting
for that next attack to come. This fear can keep you from making
plans to enjoy your life.

If you really think about it, no one has ever died from a panic attack.
I have talked to lots of folks who wound up in the emergency room
(including myself) only to discover that the symptoms subside—
and there you are with your bare face hanging out and the medical
world looking at you like some kind of weak hypochondriac.

Of course, the medical approach is with drugs, and this may
seem like a good alternative to you. If it works and resonates with
you, then by all means try it. Some people respond very well to
drug therapy and some do not.

Also, if there is something really wrong with your heart, it will usually
show up on an EKG. You can even get your arteries measured
for “clogging” now with non invasive methods. Make yourself feel
better and get yourself medically checked out.

When I went to the emergency room with a panic attack thinking
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seriously I was having a heart attack. They did every test in
the book on me and announced that my heart was strong as a
racehorse’s.

One answer is to try EFT with some variations to address several
of the underlying issues.

FEAR OF THE FEAR:
Even though:
I have this fear of the fear, I deeply love and accept myself.
I think this time I will die....
I don’t understand this fear of the fear....
I sit and wait for this fear....
I think I will scream....
I need to run away, escape....

POSITIVE CHOICE:
Even though:
I have this fear of the fear, I know fear can’t kill me.
I think I will die....

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:
Even though:
my heart is pounding, I deeply love and accept myself.
my heart is racing....
I have these crazy physical symptoms that don’t make
any sense to me....

Of course there are REAL heart problems, but most people who
have panic attacks would have been dead long ago if their heart
really had problems.

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Important note:
It is the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM that causes the
body to go into the fight or flight mode in the first place.

It is the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM that returns
the body to normal.

By using EFT for inviting the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS
SYSTEM to return us to normal, we can get quicker results.

Even though:
my sympathetic nervous system thinks I am in danger, I love
and understand it’s need to protect me.

I ask and allow my parasympathetic nervous system to take
over and return me to normal. I ask all system of the body to
assist my parasympathetic nervous system in returning me
to normal.

One of the things that can be a trigger to these attacks is words
we hear the media saying.
Like...”Women have different symptoms, maybe it presents as a
pain in the jaw or a backache etc.
So try some EFT for...

THE SCARY THINGS I HEAR:
Even though:
‘they say’ it could be this pain in my jaw, I deeply love and
accept myself.
‘they say’ it could be this backache....
the things they say scare me silly....

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Perhaps one of my favorite methods of transforming a panic
attack is to change state.

Steven Sultanoff Ph.D, a clinical psychologist in Irvine, CA, uses
humor visualization, asking his patients to see themselves in a
situation laughing uncontrollably. Since a panic attack releases
large amounts of cortisol, a stress hormone, laughter is believed
to reduce the cortisol levels.

So my suggestion is to “laugh” and tap!
You may have to fake it a bit but you will probably feel so silly
laughing and tapping in the middle of a panic attack that you
really will laugh. Dr Sultanoff reports wonderful results just
Imaging you are laughing.

One more method is to try and put yourself into a panic attack
just so you can tap on it.
Go ahead, try it...you can’t do it can you? A powerful technique
is to go “looking” for the panic and fear—dare it to come out
when you’re ready. Aren’t you tired of it sneaking up on you when
you are NOT expecting it? I tried this all day and couldn’t get
even a speck of panic or fear.

I hope this was helpful to you, please feel free to pass this along
to anyone you think it may help.

Warmest regards,
Rebecca Marina
!!!.!!!.!!!
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Would you like to get over your fears and start living like you have only
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!!!.!!!.!!!
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Where to start?
Sometimes we just don’t know where to start tapping.
We need clues or triggers.
Here is a handy list of stress factors you may want to keep in
mind when you are tapping either for yourself or others.
A weakened immune system:
poor diet/nutritional deficiencies: refined sugars, refined
carbohydrates, trans fats, processed foods, lack of wate; overuse
of anti-biotics/steroids
Mental stress, emotional stress:
negative, fearful thoughts, emotions, values, beliefs; illness,
discomfort, chronic conditions, misery, depression, disease,
impending death of self, death of another
Physical Stress:
trauma; infection; lack of exercise
Digestive System Imbalances:
maldigestion, malabsorbtion, intestinal dysbiosis, eliminating
problems
Spiritual Disconnection: outdated beliefs, lack of trust,
conditional love
Genetics
Environmental Toxicity:
chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, synthetic plastics, petroleum,
pollutants, molds, electromagnetic fields, geopathic stress
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Thanks to all the
Contributing authors!
This book would not have been possible without you!
EFT Practitioners:
“Joanna”
Maggie Adkins EFT Master
Alina Frank
Colleen Flanagan
Chrissie Hardisty
Denis Jevon
Dr. Carol Look EFT Master
Rebecca Marina
Aileen Nobles
Mayan Schraders
Rod Sherwin
Rehana Webster EFT Master
Steve Wells
Robyn Wood
Editor: Angela Treat Lyon is trained in multiple alternative
healing methods and technologies; is an Avatar Master; holds
EFT trainings in the US and internationally, and is an award-winning,
internationally recognized artist and author living and working in
Hawaii.
Find links to her unique artwork, her other ebooks (on EFT,
Stress and Money), I-Dare-You and Hawaiian Retreat sites all at
AngelaTreatLyon.com.
!!!.!!!.!!!
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The End!
Adlos and Alohal
Much, much love to you!
Now you’ve tapped yourself through both
Book I and Book II—right?!?
Congratulations!
You’ll find that as you use EFT on a daily
basis—keep it simple!—your experience with
it will get easier, and your life will continue to
change, improve and get more fun—as you
allow it, of course!
I hope that, no matter whether you’re a seasoned therapist,
practitioner or a new-comer to EFT, your use of it benefits you,
your clients, friends, associates and loved ones tremendously.
My very best best best to you, always, in all ways, and may your
experience with EFT be phenomenal!
Aloha nui loa (the best love)
, ,
!!!!!

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Thanks to all the

Contributing authors!
This book would not have been possible without you!

EFT Practitioners:
“Joanna” Maggie Adkins EFT Master Alina Frank Colleen Flanagan Chrissie Hardisty Denis Jevon Dr. Carol Look EFT Master Rebecca Marina Aileen Nobles Mayan Schraders Rod Sherwin Rehana Webster EFT Master Steve Wells Robyn Wood

Quotes:
Morton C. Orman, M.D. Steve Burns & Kimberley Burns Gary Craig, EFT Founder You will find information about each chapter’s author (when I could find them and get it!) so that, if you feel resonant with them, you can see their sites, ask for sessions, get their books, etc. The chapter numbers continue from Book I, with Chapter 13.

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ch 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

page 5 page 17 page 20 page 24 page 31 page 40 page 54 page 59 page 65 page 70 page 73 page 78 page 82 page 87 page 91 page 94

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Introduction: Stress? Me? Surgery Stress Asthma In Your Face Stress! Discover EFT Illustrated Points Courtroom Drama Sports; Heat; Fear; Bugs Detective Work Tap Daily Fear of the Fear Beyond the Thinking Foot Pain Clear by Imagining A Phobia EFT Meditation Laugh and Tap! Abouts

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Introduction

Do you sometimes feel so stressed you can hardly see straight?
<< If this is how you actually feel under that smooth, calm exterior you try to walk around in, you’ve come to the right place!
In this book, you will find articles from 20+ EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioners—most of whom are Certified, Advanced or EFT Masters—whose stories and studies show you directly through example how to use this simple self-help tool to releive or even eliminate the stress, fear and/or panic you may have been experiencing. It is our hope and intention that you will be as surprised and excited as we are by EFT when you find how effective this amazing system is, and that you will share it with people as you get results for yourself first, then your family, friends, clients and co-workers. I have also added a couple of articles written by EFT newbies to show you how easily you can learn and use this incredible tool, as well.

You don’t need to be a seasoned pro to get results!

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EFT for Stress, Panic and Fear Do you have any idea how serious a matter stress is?
According to Morton C. Orman, M.D.*, Author of The 14 Day Stress Cure: “Each year, millions of Americans die of stressrelated illnesses. Heart disease, strokes, and even some forms of cancer may be caused by stress in certain individuals. “If we include the considerable damage done by smoking, overeating, alcohol, and drugs - all commonly used to cope with stress - we can see that we are in the midst of a major epidemic with serious, often fatal, consequences.”

What is stress, anyway?
Here’s what stress experts, Steve Burns and Kimberley Burns of TeachHealth.com/index.html have to say about stress: If you are used to thinking that stress is something that makes you worry, you have the wrong idea of stress. Stress is many different kinds of things: happy things, sad things, allergic things, physical things. Many people carry enormous stress loads and they do not even realize it! We are all familiar with the word “stress.” Stress is when you are worried about getting laid off your job, or worried about having enough money to pay your bills, or worried about your mother when the doctor says she may need an operation. In fact, to most of us, stress is synonymous with worry. If it is something that makes you worry, then it is stress. Your body, however, has a much broader definition of stress.

To your body, stress is synonymous with change.

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(Imagining changes is what we call “worrying”. Whether the event is good or bad. if it is a change in your life. Anything that causes change in your body health is stressful. that is also stress (even though this would be a good change). Imagined changes are just as stressful as real changes. If you think that you may receive a promotion at work. that is stress. that is stress. imagining changes in your life is stressful. they are both stress. If you worry that you may get fired. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 7 • International Copyrights . Even imagined change is stress.) If you fear that you will not have enough money to pay your rent. that is stress. that is stress. or a “bad” change. Let us look at several types of stress—ones that are so commonplace that you might not even realize that they are stressful. Panic and Fear Anything that causes a change in your life causes stress It doesn’t matter if it is a “good” change. Anything that causes change in your daily routine is stressful. it is stress as far as your body is concerned. Good or bad.EFT for Stress. When you find your dream apartment and get ready to move. If you break your leg.

Environmental Toxins The Special Case of Tobacco Use Tobacco is a powerful toxin!! Smoking destroys cells that clean your trachea. Changes will occur in your body’s internal environment. If you are working (or partying) 16 hours a day. which progress to slow suffocation. There will not be enough time or energy for the body to fix broken cells. disagreements. the energy drain on your system will cause the body to fall behind in its repair work. permanent damage may be done.” “run out of gas. Panic and Fear Emotional Stress When arguments. Illness Catching a cold. You will “hit the wall. or replace used up brain neurotransmitters. Very high altitude may be a stress. and conflicts cause changes in your personal life—that is stress. Environmental Factors Very hot or very cold climates can be stressful. Smoking causes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. a sore back. you will have reducedyour available time for rest. Each of these factors threatens to cause changes in your body’s internal environment. are all changes in your body condition. The body’s fight to stay healthy in the face of the increased energy that your are expending is major stress. Sooner or later.” If you continue. The carbon monoxide from cigarette smoking causes chronic carbon monoxide poisoning.EFT for Stress. Tobacco use damages the arteries © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 8 • International Copyrights . bronchi. a skin infection. Pushing Your Body Too Hard A major source of stress is overdriving yourself. and lungs. Toxins or poisons are a stress. breaking an arm.

In many women. just prior to menstruation. and deadly). Once a month. new hormones are released in large quantities. It also damages your arteries. causing insufficient blood supply to the brain. Hormonal Factors Puberty The vast hormonal changes of puberty are severe stressors. tobacco is a powerful source of added stress to one’s life. her body is designed to function best in the presence of female hormones. the stress of sharply falling hormones is enough to create a temporary overstress. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 9 • International Copyrights . chronic bronchitis. hormone levels change dramatically. After a normal childbirth. a woman’s hormone levels drop sharply. This temporary overstress is popularly known as Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). Puberty. For women who are past puberty. some women may be thrown into overstress by loss of the hormones of pregnancy. a lack of female hormones is a major stress on the body. heart. Chewing tobacco or snuff is no safe haven. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of cancer 50-fold. sexual organs begin to function. cancer. disfiguring. (Cancers of the head and neck are particularly vicious. and it carries the same cancer risk. and arterial damage. is very stressful. A person’s body actually changes shape. Poisoning the body with carbon monoxide. or a miscarriage.EFT for Stress. Panic and Fear in your body. and causing the physical illnesses of emphysema. as we all know. and vital organs. Pre-menstrual syndrome Once a woman passes puberty. Post-Partum Following a pregnancy.

pains. this menopausal decline causes enough stress on the body to produce overstress in many women. crying. The decline in hormones during menopause is slow and steady. you might get a runny. aches. your body will try to get rid of it. changes occur in your life over which you have little or no control. If you inhale it. sneezy nose. bad sleep © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 10 • International Copyrights . Panic and Fear Menopause There is another time in a woman’s life when hormone levels decline. you may break out in itchy red hives all over your body. If it lands on your skin. requiring large changes in energy expenditure on the part of your body’s defense system to fight off what the body perceives as a dangerous attack by an outside toxin. or somehow neutralize it. you’ll get wheezy lungs. depression. Allergic Stress Allergic reactions are a part of your body’s natural defense mechanism. If it is something that lands in your nose. attack it. panic/anxiety attacks. Taking Responsibility for Another Person’s Actions When you take responsibility for another person’s actions. This is the menopause. When confronted with a substance which your body considers toxic.EFT for Stress. Some common stress symptoms: Brain: Fatigue. Nevertheless. If you eat it. Taking responsibility for another person’s actions is a major stressor. you might get blistery skin. Allergy is a definite stress.

(Thanks. glandular system. heart attack. Steve & Kim!) !!!!! Stress = Positive Change. Cardiovascular: High blood pressure. We now know that the fatigue. aches and pains. cramps and diarrhea. crying spells.EFT for Stress. We have known for a long time that overstress could cause physical damage to the gastrointestinal tract. Panic and Fear Gastrointestinal Tract: Ulcer. anxiety attacks and sleep disturbances of overstress are caused by brain chemical malfunction. colitis. blotches. breakouts. depression. sensitive to touch. Glandular System: Thyroid gland malfunction. any change can set off our bodily alarm system—even those things © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 11 • International Copyrights . irritable bowel. One of the most exciting medical advances of our decade has been an understanding of how overstress physically affects your brain. Skin: Itchy skin rashes. abnormal heart beat. stroke. skin or cardiovascular system. But only recently have we learned that overstress actually causes physical changes in the brain. But in fact. Immune System: Decreased resistance to infections. too! We commonly think of stress as anything caused by a “bad” situation or event happening with or to us.

birthing a child. but get right to the bottom of the causes of it and eliminate them and the stress. what would you say? << Stress feels like this guy. I like to look at the symptoms of stress as red flags that point out where I’m not at peace with myself. using EFT. a feeling as if the world will end. an award. How do you know you are stressed? Seems like a silly question. creating a website. easy sytem. a simple. Most of us are so inured to the levels of stress we endure every day that we don’t recognize it when we see/feel it! Here is what EFT Founder. seeing your child off to college. But now. a headache. But if you were to teach me exactly how you feel in your body when you are experiencing stress. it’s possible to not only just relieve stress. a tight throat. finishing a painting. doesn’t it? How he looks is how I feel when I’m worried or afraid. what my symptoms are. or constricted chest. None of it is fun. a commendation: or completing a major achievement—like publishing a book.com says: Any negative emotion is caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system. You can feel stress as a knot in your belly. a raise. Weak or wobbly knees. Panic and Fear or events we think of as “good:” winning a prize. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 12 • International Copyrights . I know.EFT for Stress. If I can’t identify where it shows up. sweaty palms. I can’t change it. Gary Craig of Emofree.

Panic and Fear Now that we have seen some of the causes of stress and where it shows up in our bodies. What hurts is the result of the disrupted energy in our bodies. His energy is now constricted and tangled. he has found EFT. mental. beliefs and habits we form around the pain we feel because of that disruption. and emotional. Instead of a needle. a system he can use to relieve his stress! He is tapping on specific points on his body (that are actually Acupuncture points). But as soon as the energy is free-flowing again. The constrictions cause backups of energy. as well as the results of the thoughts. and the effects our thoughts have on our bodyies’ energy systems. An example of this would be a migraine headache: you just cannot function when you have one. On the next page top. he © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 13 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. you can get up and function as if the migraine had never existed. resulting in pain and illness on all levels: physical. The disrupted energy in your body makes it impossible to do anything but lie down and wait it out. Why? Because EFT posits that it is not necessarily the actual cause of stress that hurts. it’s time to think about what our thoughts are about our lives. In this simplistic illustration on the on the left is someone who has had a trauma or has stress of some kind that has disrupted his energy system.

he can breathe fully. The stress and worry absolutely crippled me more days than not. His energy is back. he is done tapping and releasing. I found EFT. He has let go of the disrupted energy from his system. I just wanted to give up. address issues he never realized were there. fear and grief that are holding him back. even gained new perspectives. Below to the right. made new choices. the color in his cheeks and skin is better. in 6 short weeks. and his heart feels full and content. He feels a whole lot better. there’s no more knot in his belly. Imagine what your life would be like if you didn’t have to spend so much time and energy as you do now on stress and its side-effects! I suffered from a deep depression for 35 years. hate. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t have the desire to end it all in some way—the mental and emotional pain was simply too much. resentment. Panic and Fear uses his fingertips. I resolved the depression. As he taps. and I didn’t know how to make it go away. Fortunately for me.EFT for Stress. His confidence and feelings of self-worth and well-being are increased and expanded. and finally release any anger. the simple tool with which. It hasn’t reared its ugly © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 14 • International Copyrights . he says certain phrases (not affirmations) that help him calm down.

explore and use this marvelous tool. what I realized I had found such an important key. That’s why I compiled this book.com). In the practice of EFT. About the chapters It turns out that there were far too many stories to comprise only one book. OK. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 15 • International Copyrights . I can live with this a little longer” kind of hope. there is an amazing phenomenon I want you to know about. He calls this Borrowing Benefits. suddenly I had real hope. Panic and Fear head now for years. and Book I has 13 other stories. I love the tool so much I teach it to others. You’ll see how each practitioner has his or her own style—I have used font styles to keep a bit of consistency.EFT for Stress. too. Not the. Since you’re not here with me. Most of the following chapters have a brief intro by EFT Founder. Recognition of this phenomenon came about as Gary watched how participants in his workshops tapped on other people’s issues and got results. Once you see how easy it can be to get through what used to be unsurmountable problems at impossible odds. Emofree. I wanted to make it possible for you to discover. So—this is Book II. your entire outlook on life will shift. but Real Hope—that has now turned into confidence. “well. I used bold green to emphasize the tapping protocol in each story. themsleves—even though they had not been specifically tapping on their own issue. Gary Craig (many of these articles can be found on his site.

you just might have more relief from the stresses in your life than you have ever felt before! What will you do with all the energy that has been backed up within you? Do you have a Dream of doing or being something you never thought was possible? I say to you. yourself—even if the issues are not the same as what yours are. Take full advantage of this aspect of EFT! By the end of reading each article. Angela Treat Lyon Hawaii. Panic and Fear You can read and tap along with each of the stories in this book and get benefits. get going! Because you can do it now! Aloha.EFT for Stress. 2007 !!!!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 16 • International Copyrights .

They wanted 4 guinea pigs. That was the good news. never done before in this country [United Kingdom]. Gary !!! I’m writing about a friend of mine—Pat—who underwent pioneering surgery a few weeks ago. just a spinal epidural which she was not keen on having at all—in fact. However. Panic and Fear 13 A “guinea pig” for a pioneer operation Hi Everyone. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 17 • International Copyrights . Just before Christmas I taught her EFT for her chocolate addiction and it was very successful so she did have a prior knowledge of EFT.EFT for Stress. the bad news was that she couldn’t have a general anaesthetic. A specialist was to come from Europe to teach the procedure to her doctor. Hugs. within a couple of weeks of seeing the specialist the hospital called to ask her if she would be willing to undergo a pioneering operation. dreading would be a more appropriate word. Chrissie Hardisty details the use of EFT for surgery anxiety. Please note her comment at the end about surrogate-tapping for her friend. She had a prolapse of the bladder and was told that it would be at least three months before they could operate.

Chrissie Hardisty !!! . When she decided to go ahead [4 days before the scheduled surgery] she rang me up to tell me how frightened she was. BTW. She was the only one who slept like a log. according to Pat. and. the only one who watched TV most of the morning before her surgery in the afternoon.EFT for Stress. she came out on Sunday. On Thursday she went into the hospital and met the other three women who were all extremely afraid. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 18 • International Copyrights . all on the same day. 48 hours after the op. Makes you think!!!! Luv and wishes. I told her to tap. because she was so calm. For an operation with a normal hospital stay of up to 10 days. it was so easy and she felt nothing. Panic and Fear There were 4 of them lined up for this particular surgery. I tapped for her throughout the day and a few times during the actual op. She was the only one who didn’t need a pre-med because. !!! . which she proceeded to do each day. By this time Pat was cool and calm. “you don’t need it—you are so calm!” On arrival in the theatre. they decided to give her only a local anaesthetic. as the nurse said. Nurses were amazed that she wasn’t more bruised and she has made a full recovery in three weeks.

Cognitive Therapy.Practitioner & Trainer. Stress Management. Hypnotherapeutic Practitioner !!! . Meridian Therapies . MNCH. Director and Trainer Association for Meridian Therapies In the UK: 44 (0)1625 522 613 In the UK: 44 (0)7980 808 998 TheAMT. MACH. !!! . MBHA.com AMT Co-Founder. Telephone Consultations. Panic and Fear Chrissie Hardisty CHAMT. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 19 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress.

Persistence was required. I have had similar success recently.” Does more work need to be done on underlying emotional issues? Perhaps. You may recall that Dave Lake successfully used EFT to cure a stress related cough last year. It should be noted that when this gentleman was referred to me his doctor commented that the cough had stumped even “the top respiratory physician in town.EFT for Stress.” © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 20 • International Copyrights . the client is able to “control the cough. Steve Wells writes from Australia with a “coughing case” for which no one else could bring relief. Instead.This was not a perfect case wherein a few rounds of tapping wipes out the problem forever. and submit this testimonial from a refinery worker. The success involved points yet again toward an emotional cause for a physical issue. Steve had the client address stress related causes. Hugs. Please note these things about this case. Gary !!! Hi Gary. Is this as good as it is going to get? Who knows? We are still learning here. Panic and Fear 14 Emotional cause for a physical issue Hi Everyone.

4. 3. 2 x Histamine provocation tests were conducted on 18/3/96 and 18/06/98. in desperation I approached another doctor. It was diagnosed as Asthma and appropriate medications were prescribed. 1. methacholine bronchial challenge and many lung function tests were performed.* 2. The coughing symptoms first appeared at work and were raised in the Medical Centre as an incident on 28/06/96. After 3 appointments from 06/04/99 to 16/7/99. tightness in the chest had gone and when I was in a stressful situation I felt confident * [For us Americans: Aussie date system: 16/7/99 = 7/16/99. Approximately 2 month after commencing the technique I noticed the urge to cough had dissipated. 7. Xrays were taken. Approximately 10 different asthma medications were tried with minimum affect. During this period. 5. Blood tests were taken which revealed nothing abnormal. Respiratory Physician finally cleared me of asthma and advised against any further medication. I have been practising the EFT technique for stress management. 8. Panic and Fear Testimonial: Steve: As agreed. 6. Further tests were conducted over a period of 2 years to determine the cause and whether it was Occupational asthma. he then referred me to you.EFT for Stress. Coughing persisted into 1999. here is some background of my coughing condition and outcomes after practising the EFT technique. -Editor] © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 21 • International Copyrights .

physically practising the technique. It is the body which heals itself. R______ *** End of testimonial *** Steve Wells continues: I am finding numerous cases like this where physical conditions are shifting when EFT is applied to the emotional issues in the person’s life. there is more energy available for healing. and those that are associated to the condition. 9. !!! . or where the situation allowed itself. I feel better in myself knowing I am in control of the cough.EFT for Stress. My theory is that: Once the blocks in the energy system are removed. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 22 • International Copyrights . Panic and Fear of suppressing the cough through mentally focussing on the technique routine. Steve Wells !!! . after all. Keep well.

!!! . and has been training counsellors and therapists for over 15 years. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 23 • International Copyrights . Western Australia. and several energy therapies. Together with David Lake he also conducts personal development seminars and professional training workshops in Advanced EFT and Provocative Energy Techniques throughout Australia. USA and Europe. !!! . Together with Dr. He also has training and experience in brief strategic therapy. Steve has trained to the highest level in provocative therapy. Steve regularly teaches and consults worldwide with elite athletes and corporate personnel to improve their performance and enhance the performance of their teams.com EFTDownUnder. professional speaker & peak performance consultant based in Perth. Steve was one of the first to apply Energy techniques to performance enhancement work with elite athletes. Inglewood Western Australia 6052 61 8 9271 9271 admin@eftdownunder. Along with advanced training in EFT with Gary Craig. David Lake he developed a unique Energy-based approach Provocative Energy Techniques (PET).com Steve Wells is a psychologist. Panic and Fear Steve Wells EFT Master PO Box 54.EFT for Stress.

I think it is particularly useful because it depicts a client undergoing currently stressful inputs (severe enough to cause a complete mental breakdown). Panic and Fear 15 Undergoing currently stressful inputs Hi Everyone. This is meritorious. the client is faced daily with anxiety and stress-ridden input. death of a loved one. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 24 • International Copyrights . “in your face. That’s because the problems are current. I stress the term currently here because. we can “take the edge off” the intense emotional reactions and thus generate a better level of peace and understanding. great progress can be made with EFT in bringing stability to the client’s emotional responses. This is not the type of thing that we just “tap away” in a session or two. guilt over a past action and so on. This gives the client a sounder. A thank you to Robyn Wood for this anxiety/stress ridden case. you will see how she pulls the problem apart into several related aspects. While this case is about “Susie’s” reaction to her husband’s illness (and many related financial. it has some parallels with the plight of a battered wife. As Robyn shares this story with us. With remarkable frequency. more rational base from which to make decisions. in my experience.EFT for Stress. family and other issues). However. In both cases. such a case often unfolds a bit differently than one involving a past issue such as a war trauma. of course.” major events that are here today and will still be here tomorrow.

and was hospitalised for stress and depression. Panic and Fear and I’m sure contributed substantially to the client’s increased stability.EFT for Stress. The rehab centre was insistent on him returning home and Susie felt she could no longer cope. After a relapse at home. You will also note that the client’s reaction was delayed. too. I comment on that within Robyn’s report. She has been his primary caregiver and slowly watched him deteriorate over 20 years. diagnosed as a complete mental breakdown. her husband was placed in a rehab. Susie (name change) had a major crisis. until it became obvious. It has only been in recent years that she has also shared with them that they. Hugs. centre and became incontinent. Gary !!! Dear Gary. The 4 adult children were extremely upset at the thought of their father not returning home (none remain living at home) and became angry with their mother. Not just because he was incontinent but because of the increasing burden and responsibilities involved. are possible candidates for the same progressive disease—as are their children. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 25 • International Copyrights . This was a tremendous burden that she carried without sharing it with her children. This was triggered by multiple stressors all related to her husband of 35 years having Huntingtons—a debilitating progressive disease which effects the brain and nervous system.

Please note the many aspects that Robyn addressed. she was unable to even tap for herself.. Robyn continues: Below are some of the aspects we tapped on so far. So I began tapping for her. Even though: I feel overwhelmed by this whole issue I can’t stop crying I’m fearful I can’t cope I don’t know what to do I feel a failure as a wife I feel a failure as a mother I fear my children will reject me (we did them one by one) © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 26 • International Copyrights .g. You are dealing with a festering emotional boil here and the more drainage you can provide. This has likely opened a pandora’s box for the children because of their own multiple issues related to their potentiality towards contracting Huntingtons. There appears to be something useful about the human interaction (love) in some cases. Panic and Fear A crisis team came to her aid and prescribed Paraxotine and complete rest. Gary Craig Comment: Doing the tapping for someone else is often even more effective than the clients tapping themselves. The family was called together for joint counselling. Also note that most of the aspects are somewhat global in nature (e. the more the better.EFT for Stress.. At a home visit where Susie was bed-ridden (no energy and sobbed constantly). the less painful the boil. I suggest that getting behind each of them to address specific contributors may take the client to an even better level. failure as a mother/wife). In my opinion. While it can be effective at this early stage to be global like this.

fear LF . In some cases I used Larry Nims’ way* of working with tapping the 3 areas with the accompanying 4 statements: (EB = eyebrow ppoint.. UE = Under eye. what I have found interesting is that initially Susie was unable to give an intensity rating [0-10 intensity]..EFT for Stress. Panic and Fear They (the children) don’t understand what it’s been like I don’t know how I will manage financially if he goes into a nursing home I don’t know which is the best option (for husbands care) I’m fearful of (husband) coming home I feel so alone in this decision It has been a lonely journey carrying this burden I’m fearful of driving again. LF = side of fingernail on little finger) I’m eliminating all of the: tapping on the EB . and. Gary.. the potential for EFT is enormous with this whole family. I left a printout of the EFT Basic Recipe suggesting she tap daily on anything that created discomfort for her Needless to say. -Edtor] © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 27 • International Copyrights . * [Find Larry Nims’s program.anger EB again for emotional traumas and all of the roots and the deepest causes of all of this problem and I added: related to feeling a failure as a wife.sadnesses UE .com. it had only reduced from a 10 to an 8.. on Amazon. Be Set Free Fast.. on the few occasions she did.

Robyn Wood © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 28 • International Copyrights . and thinks EFT had nothing to do with its erasure. however. Have others experienced this? Gary Craig Comment: Yes. she asked me to come and do the tapping with her. Let me also suggest. -Editor] and so I gave up completely on the scoring and just did the tapping. Upon discussion with them we discovered that they were actually much improved but they didn’t report it because some other aspect was coming up (of which they were unaware) OR they didn’t believe the improvement would last. I suspected the APEX problem [This is where the problem has gone away so completely that the client forgets how intense it was. Robyn continues: Although the crisis team has been very supportive and visiting her at home daily. Panic and Fear Intuitively. that you give credit to your intuitive sense. Blessings to you. Still more to go but progress is outstanding compared to alternatives offered. this happens from time to time. as she felt this was helping her more than anything. Thus it is possible that Susie didn’t have a delayed reaction. On many occasions I intuited that a client was at a different level than they reported. I felt it had come down much lower. Thanks heaps for the ongoing input. She may have been improved at the moment but didn’t report it. Later Susie revealed that it was the next day when she felt so much better but only mildly improved shortly after the tapping.EFT for Stress. This has been my first experience of this (delayed effect) after working with maybe a 100 or more people.

With many of the issues we tapped on. !!! . Progress continues. Just a further point I forgot to mention. Also. including God I forgive myself for attracting this I now let it go completely I really felt this was important given the complexity and longevity of the health problem. Many blessings.S. I forgive anyone else who’s played a part in this. Susie reported in saying she drove the following day and managed to cook for herself. Robyn Wood !!! . we concluded with tapping on the KC point and saying. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 29 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. Panic and Fear P.

The mind is not remotely discerning—it simply responds in a cause and effect manner.au TappingYourPotential. Do those beliefs validate the divinity within you. It never lies! Have you considered that the conditions and limitations you experience in your life are self imposed? When we take full responsibility for our physical. or do they create fear. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 30 • International Copyrights . Always listen to your “feeling” body to guide you to your potential. Do the beliefs you hold serve you positively or negatively? Do you realize you can change these beliefs if you so choose? Do they create love.au The heart or the feeling body is your intuition. we can direct our energy in a positively powerful way. !!! . according to the Law of Attraction.com.EFT for Stress. !!! . self worth. we are all manifesting all the time based on the way we think. which is often disregarded or overridden by the ego driven mind. confidence. mental. feel and act. emotional and spiritual body and become “conscious”. thus accessing that innate loving power that we all have within. Panic and Fear Robyn Wood 613 5568 2413 robwood@bigpond. compassion and optimism and other positive emotions. judgment and disbelief? Understand. We are energy beings attracting like energy.net. self doubt.

you might be worrying about something. and what do they mean. Let’s just get on with it! An experiment Are you experiencing any small thing you would rather not have or be feeling in your life right now. We’re going in running. a knee pain. feeling © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 31 • International Copyrights . anyway? At this point. or try one out for yourself? It’s obvious that you’ll know more about applesif you try them yourself—even if you only take one little teensy bite—than if I spent the next ten years telling you about them. the Basics. this very minute? A physical pain. or a memory. I decided I’d make this chapter an excerpt from my book. Panic and Fear 16 So how do you do EFT. Change Your Mind! with EFT. tapping? So. and what order. I could tell you about EFT all night long. you won’t have a real idea about what it can do. Which would you prefer—to listen to me tell you about apples. It can be anything: a headache.EFT for Stress. you’ve seen how some people have gotten some success using EFT. so you can get an idea of how to do what we’ve been talking about. a sore back. But you’re probably wondering how the heck did they do it. or a toothache. but until you experience it. Or. -Editor. maybe? Write down on a sheet of paper what it is.

You brave it out. and when. but for now it will help you discover what to do. cookies. Maybe it’s not a pain at all but a longing. and just thinking about the stage. or a candy bar. maybe. In order to find out how to resolve something. Find your own. or a beer. chances are we’re dead or on our way. and you’re in the midst of the afternoon slump. Later you will be so familiar with the process you won’t need to write anything down. never mind going up on it and giving a forty-five minute talk. or your feet are cold. Or maybe it’s late at night and you’re reading because you can’t sleep. but are still freaked out by the idea of being tested.m. so you’re inclined to reach for ice cream. Feel the pain/emotion/sensation Remember: It’s alright to feel like this!It’s not a character fault! If we don’t feel. Or frustration because you can’t do something you want to do—or maybe you have to give a speech tomorrow.EFT for Stress. we have to identify it first. or feeling lazy! Maybe it’s 3:00 p. It is not © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 32 • International Copyrights . over-ride your fear every time you go out. Be with it as much as you can without hurting yourself. Or perhaps you have to take a test tomorrow. The feeling of wanting—craving—is enough to make you lose attention on whatever it is you were doing. makes you nauseous. You might be drowsy. A cigarette. but it sits in the pit of your stomach like a lead ball each time. Feeling is OK: feeling it is how we find the problem. or foggyheaded.. Write it down on a piece of paper. Panic and Fear anxious. Maybe you want something but you don’t know quite what. You’ve studied and know the material. Or you could be a world-class surfer who has never told anyone about your fear about falling off big waves.

or is it erratic? Is it tiring.EFT for Stress. This number is a reference point so when you’re done with this short process you’ll be able to see where you came from. or hot? Does it come in waves. make sure to check it out with your dentist. or I feel sleepy Does it have a sound or a shape? A color or texture? Someone’s voice? Describe it—whatever “it” is—to yourself very well and write it down. * Please! If you have a toothache. nauseating? ISSUE: I have a headache at the top of my head or My tooth is throbbing* or I’m sad because. Your intuition will usually be right. Panic and Fear the point to traumatize yourself! Here are some questions that will help: Where is the pain/feeling/sensation in your body? Or is it ouside of your body? In your head? In your thoughts only? How would you describe it to me? Is it sharp. What rating would you give the intensity of your feeling or sensation (this is often called SUD. just a feeling of being squashed? Is it intense. too! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 33 • International Copyrights . guess.. heavy. an ache. and if you have made progress. dull. black. with ten being the highest in intensity. or light. Rating the sensation Let’s say that you have a huge thermometer that measures intensity of feeling. It’s marked with intervals from zero up to ten. or Subjective Units of Distress)? If it’s hard for you to imagine a number for the rating..

if they only could. These work really well! Please be kind to yourself Be responsible for your well-being—whether you’re feeling a present sensation or one from the past. so you can notice a difference when you’ve finished the exercise. Use that. go back to a time when you had a troubling pain. write down the number you got. You have rated this sensation. avoid choosing one that is really distressing (a nine or a ten)—this is just an exercise! EFT is meant to be as pain/ distress-free as we can make it. We’re making a point here. Panic and Fear Again. find another one that has at least a five rating. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 34 • International Copyrights . experience or emotion. not trying to get you into extreme pain or paroxysms of raging emotion! Here we go Now. For now. and written down the rating. ISSUE: Being able to notice If you have marked the intensity of your feeling at only a one or two. You have a sensation that you have named and described on your sheet of paper. If you can’t find something that bothers you right now.EFT for Stress. I have a headache at the top of my head 8 My tooth is throbbing 9 I feel sleepy 6 Sometimes I ask people if there is any experience or incident in their lives that they would erase or get rid of.

Strike the Karate Chop point firmly. but without hurting your hands! Important note: Don’t worry that. for obvious reasons. You say: even though I have this pain/feeling/sensation (this anger. The setup phrase acknowledges the pain (speak it out loud). worry) Still tapping the Karate Chop Point. Illustrations of the Tapping Points to find all the Tapping Points. The setup As you tap the tips or the ends of the fingers of one hand against the Karate Chop Point (as in the diagram). fear. or you wouldn’t be thinking or feeling them! All you’re doing is letting them come out as the truth about how you feel right now in this moment. you say the Setup Phrase. Here are the steps of the process: 1. by saying these things. as you simultaneously and continually strike the Karate Chop Point. you might be installing these negative things into your system— they’re already there. craving.EFT for Stress. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 35 • International Copyrights . you continue and say: I deeply and completely accept myself Altogether it will look and sound like this: even though I have this pain/feeling/sensation I deeply and completely accept myself Repeat these two phrases so that you have said them three times. Panic and Fear Refer to the illustrations in Chapter 5. To the right is how to use what is called the Karate Chop Point.

ISSUE: I have a headache at the top of my head 3! wow! My tooth is throbbing 2 I still feel sleepy 4 3. “this pain (feeling. you can gently rub the points with your fingertips. saying.. and any notes you might want to add. There are seven points. The tapping sequence Next. check the intensity rating for your pain/emotion/ sensation. Please. Panic and Fear 2. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 36 • International Copyrights . One more time If the rating is the same or higher. Check your new rating At the end of the tapping sequence. “even though I still have this. tap on each face point. Tap the same intensity you would as if you were drumming the table in impatience— it’s about that same firmness. Make sure you find and tap each one. moving down to the collarbone and underarm points.. with the tips of your first and second fingers.. repeat the process. and any notes you might want to add. not so hard that you hurt or bruise yourself! If tapping hurts. Tap firmly about 5 to 7 times on each point as you repeat the words.EFT for Stress. sensation)” as you go down the line of tapping points. Is the rating the same? Lower? Higher? Write down your results.” Write down your results.

try again. you ought to have had some movement of the energy in your system. (And if it is a toothache. and any notes you might want to add. Breathing often becomes deeper and fuller. too. their emotions calming. Write down your results. too!) Good! You have now completed your first experience using EFT! By this time. Some people tap down to a 2 or 3 and by the end of the next hour or the morning of the next day it’s a zero. Some people sigh or yawn. Many people experience their pain disappearing. but if you remain at a livable one or two. I hope you got relief from whatever pain or unwanted feeling you were experiencing. within reach!) evidence that you have just taught yourself the basics of a tool with which. testing like this is simply how to get a taste of the process of EFT—I can’t possibly forecast what might happen for you. Your own sensations and your own notes are tangible (think of what the word ‘tangible’ means: touchable. try rubbing the Sore Spots for the Setup Statements. and that you feel better than you did before. Panic and Fear Again If there is little or no movement or the rating is higher. also seen in Chapter 5. Just for fun. Some get shivers down the back or other part of the body. please see your dentist. if you choose. Do your best to get the rating down to zero. add the Finger Points and the Gamut. In the interest of experimentation. it’s OK. This time. you can change the quality of your life. or craving going away.EFT for Stress. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 37 • International Copyrights .

you have a headache. for example. how it feels. and repeat the Setup phrase three times: Even though I have this ____________ . I want to love and accept myself or I am willing to think about loving and accepting myself) Examples of I accept phrases for kids: I’m a great kid or My Mom loves me Tap the Sequence: Eyebrow point Side Eye Under eye Under nose Chin Collarbone Underarm © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 38 • International Copyrights . “I have a headache in the top part of my head on the right side. what ever “it” is! Rate it/Write it down: Give it a number—what intensity level is it at for you? If you can’t “see” a thermometer or “hear” a number.” Check creafully to see what something is.EFT for Stress. Identify it. Panic and Fear A recap: Feel it. where it is. and how much intensity it has. the more disrupted energy you can clear and heal. Say. or rub the Sore Spot. or feel a level of intensity—guess! Write it down! Setup and I Accept Statement: Tap on the Karate Chop point. Be specific: the more carefully you notice what you feel. Instead of saying. I deeply and completely accept myself (or.” say. The more specific you can be the better. “I have a headache.

Panic and Fear Rate/Write: What is your intensity rating now? Write it down.EFT for Stress. Add anything you noticed as you went through the process. You might want to write down anything you flashed on as you tapped: a memory. how your body feels. !!! . Maybe you feel generally brighter and happier all over. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 39 • International Copyrights . !!! . an insight. or as many times as you need to get comfortable with the sequence and the setups. Try it again.

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Panic and Fear 1 eyebrow 2 on the bony ridge at the side of the eye 4 5 under the nose 3 ridge under the eye on the bony under the bottom lip on the chin 6 either collarbone tip the under arm spot is about 4 fingers’ width down from the armpit under arm 7 © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 44 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress.

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Panic and Fear KARATE CHOP POINT The sequence Part 1: The setup A. Say statements 1 & 2 in a complete set three times as you gently strike the Karate Chop Point: 1. if for a child: I’m a great kid. Even though I _______ (insert your own phrase) 2.EFT for Stress. I deeply love and accept myself (or. the Tapping Sequence © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 46 • International Copyrights . or another appropriate phrase) Now go to Part II.

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positive phrase that would encapsulate how you’d rather feel or be. When you have had a satisfying shift in thinking or feeling about the issue you are tapping on. Repeat as many times as it takes to get relief or to get yourself comfortable. Say & repeat the gist of an “I choose” phrase as you tap down through all the tapping points © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 48 • International Copyrights . C. Panic and Fear The Sequence Part II: Tapping B. Repeat a reminder phrase like. Then do Step C. create a short. “this headache” (the gist of the setup phrase) as you tap down all points Repeat Step B 2 or 3 times.EFT for Stress.

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tapping with the index and second finger of the other hand. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 50 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. Skip the third finger. work towards the little finger. Panic and Fear Use these points for further emphasis in your process points are right at the edges of the fingernails Karate Chop Point Starting at the side of the tip of the thumb. End up with the Karate Chop Point.

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3.EFT for Stress. It helps put the body and brain back into balance. back of hand Rub the Gamut Spot (the V-shaped indentation on the back of the hand at the base of the knuckles of 3rd and 4th fingers) with the tips of the index and 2nd fingers of your other hand as you look straight forward (but relaxed!) and keep your head still do these steps: 1. 8. 7. 2. 5. Panic and Fear the Gamut You can add this process after tapping the face and body. do a wide rotation of your eyes in one direction 360 degrees Do a wide rotation of your eyes in the other direction 360 degrees Hum a few notes of a tune (like ‘happy birthday’) Count from one to five Hum a few more notes © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 52 • International Copyrights . 4. and/or Finger Points. 9. Close your eyes Open your eyes Look down (eyes move only!) to the hard left Look down (eyes move only!) to the hard right Still without moving your head. 6.

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audition & calling-employers-for-work stress Hi Everyone. and we reduced her anxiety when she thought about her husband winning custody. Here are some of the setups we used: © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 54 • International Copyrights . 1. She complained of being so upset during the court proceedings that she shook from anxiety and felt chronically nauseous. yelling at her. Dr. Her husband was a wealthy cocaine addict who hired the most famous and most expensive lawyer in Manhattan. Gary !!! Here are three mini-examples of how EFT can be used for stress. and manipulating her the way he had in their marriage. Hugs. I taught her how to tap during the session. A woman came to me who was in the middle of a custody battle over her four year old daughter. Panic and Fear 18 Custody battle. Carol Look gives us an up close look at two intense anxiety cases.EFT for Stress.

. Her voice was racey and she was spiraling in her negative thoughts as we talked.) and that: She felt completely free of anxiety. could face her husband despite his courtroom antics. and felt more confident that she could handle the whole problem. shortness of breath and overall anxiety because she was about to make a call to prospective employers. Another anxiety case involved a phone session with a woman who was having heart palpitations. sweaty palms.” !!! 2.. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 55 • International Copyrights . Panic and Fear Even though: I feel anxious about my husband I feel anxious when the lawyer talks going to court makes me feel sick to my stomach the thought of my husband winning makes me sick with anxiety She called me the next day to say she tapped in court using the imagery/visualization method (didn’t want to look wacky in front of the judge. She was truly in disbelief and thanked me over and over again for a technique that “saved her sanity. but said she couldn’t even pick up the phone to make one of these calls. She was embarrassed to say how anxious she felt.EFT for Stress. She said she no longer felt like vomiting.

and of course. as it turned out. actually anxiety free and found it hard to believe that it was the tapping. She said it was too strange. she felt calm enough and confident enough to make the calls.. there were multiple aspects. (Thank you APEX. !!! 3. Panic and Fear She had never seen the spots or tapped before. and like voodoo.) Anyway.... Her face turned red and she could feel her heart pounding when she described what would happen to her.. Even though: I’m afraid to leave my house when I have an audition I feel anxious on the subway going to an audition travel anxiety © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 56 • International Copyrights . she felt completely better.EFT for Stress... so I had to describe them to her over the phone. The final anxiety case involves an actress who became paralyzed when she had to audition for or act in a play. In a very short period of time. We began tapping on general anxiety: Even though: I get anxious about auditions.. We tapped as follows: Even though: the thought of making these calls makes me feel sick picking up the phone to call X makes me feel anxious my heart is thumping and I feel out of control I have no confidence in myself as an employee. The tapping was not working very well so we got more specific.

EFT for Stress. !!! . Within a few weeks she got over that and began doing the tapping on her own. Love.. Carol !!! .. Panic and Fear I feel nervous when the director gives the 10 minute call I feel nervous when the director gives the 5 minute call The referring therapist told me that the client felt much better but was afraid to do more tapping on her own because she didn’t want to think about the anxiety. Hope these help. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 57 • International Copyrights .

“live” seminars. and a new Abundance Package. Carol Look EFT Master 212-477-8645 Carol@CarolLook.EFT for Stress. She is the senior author of the computerized EFT program. Patricia Carrington and Sandi Radomski. While Carol is no longer accepting new clients due to her extensive waiting list. Clearing Addictions.com AttractingAbundance. release resistance and build their “prosperity consciousness. Attracting Abundance with EFT. and Weight Loss. she offers a wide variety of Attracting Abundance with EFT teleclasses. Carol leads EFT workshops around the country on the topics of Attracting Abundance. Panic and Fear Dr.com Carol Look’s specialty is inspiring clients to attract abundance into their lives by using EFT to clear limiting beliefs. as well as Improve Your Eyesight with EFT. The Key to Weight Loss with co-authors Dr. And she is the author of. !!! . Carol’s book. !!! . Carol is the author of How To Lose Weight with Energy Therapy and Quit Smoking Now with Energy Therapy.” In addition to teaching approved Level 1 and Level 2 EFT classes. is available as an e-book with companion audio recordings. Anxiety Relief. It’s Not About the Food. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 58 • International Copyrights .

fear of insects. We first used EFT with Adam (my son) when he was 8 years old. The heat sensitivity seems to run in my family. the more it looked like anxiety. Once he threw up. being away from home. During the games he often got overheated and nauseous. We had attributed the nausea to his heat sensitivity but the more it happened. Hi Everyone.EFT for Stress. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 59 • International Copyrights . Carol Look gives us an up close look at two intense anxiety cases. heat sensitivity. Panic and Fear 19 Sports anxiety. during summer baseball. Gary !!! Dear Gary. We began to use EFT before games towards the end of the season which greatly reduced the stomachache and nausea. loneliness. He often had a stomachache and general malaise before games but desperately wanted to play. Dr. Hugs.

I remember one Saturday in particular because of twin problems. not only for that particular day but also that there was clearly hope for my child to have a less stressful life. Adam had woken up every night after my husband and I had gone to bed and crept down the hall to get © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 60 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. and the heat was no longer a factor. we moved to a new house. and free from stomachache and other anxiety symptoms. Adam (at that time. I can’t tell you how relieved I was. Right before basketball season. the heat sensitivity is more manageable. When basketball season came along. Up until this time. 9) was again having anxiety symptoms before games but really wanted to play. even better than during baseball. He was very anxious so we spent about 20 minutes doing various EFT treatments both for the basketball game and the spending the night away from home. Panic and Fear Now that the other issues are taken care of. excited. At the end of the 20 minutes he was like a different child. He had a basketball game and he was to spend the night with a good friend (which he had not done much). And again we used EFT and had good results. He was full of energy. I think that was both because we were more practiced at figuring out the words that worked the best for the treatments (Adam was more able to identify his feelings).

He explained how this house was safe and that seemed to help a lot. However. We even tried treating for something that he couldn’t identify but with no luck. We never heard him and this arrangement was fine with us. my husband realized in talking with him that Adam was feeling insecure about the safety in this new house. We talked about them and treated for them but that wasn’t enough. Also. he continued to wake in the night and be awake for a couple of hours. One night while I was sitting with him. He wasn’t scared but he couldn’t go back to sleep and he couldn’t identify what to treat himself for. Panic and Fear in bed with us. I had this overwhelming intuition that he was lonely at night. Then he started to wake up from bad dreams. We had had a family bed with each of our children. I asked him and he started crying and said yes that he was. we decided to try treating for being lonely. until they were ready to stay in their own beds. in our new house the floors creaked badly and we woke up every time he came in. sometimes more than one at a time.EFT for Stress. However. he was more restless. He was still scared and couldn’t get back to sleep for hours sometimes. which meant none of us slept well. After giving him some time to really feel that and get some comfort from me. We decided it was time to make a change. We were all getting threadbare! Finally. It was like magic! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 61 • International Copyrights . Adam was not happy about it but made the adjustment for a couple of weeks.

Last night he woke once but was able to go right back to sleep and slept the rest of the night. Now his nightly routine was cut from about 10 minutes to about 2 or 3 minutes. which he loved. He was having headaches which kept him awake also. He slept all night. Recently. Panic and Fear After that we began to see that using EFT regularly before bed and treating the chronic issues each night meant that we all got a good night’s sleep. What has been most amazing to me is watching my now 10 year old son learn to identify his feelings with such clarity and to see his dedication to himself and his commitment to do his treatments every night. not scared but unable to go back to sleep for hours again. and even suggests it to others when he senses their stress. Things seemed fine for a long while. We suspect he may need glasses so we’ve made an eye exam appointment.EFT for Stress. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 62 • International Copyrights . He knows when he needs to treat himself in other than bedtime situations (he tried it on carsickness on his own!). he learned from my mom how to do instant treatments. Again the next night he used EFT and again slept all night. He can occasionally skip a night but if he skips more that a couple of nights he wakes up again. We have also used BSFF [Larry Nims’ Be Set Free Fast -Editor] for some dramatic events of Adam’s early childhood that I felt had left some lasting emotional residue. like a burden had been lifted. but about two weeks ago he began waking in the night on a regular basis again. His comments following those treatments were that he felt lighter. Three nights ago I had another strong intuition and had Adam use his old method of EFT treatments.

David (13) has used EFT during baseball but for very different reasons than Adam. She has also used it to treat herself when she has bad dreams. Panic and Fear So we may experiment some more with the instant treatments but I wonder if what happened was that his anxiety was so low from the regular EFT treatments when he tried the instant routine that maybe he was just coasting on his lower anxiety level and it built back up again over time until he was waking up again. Gary. we are sleeping again. I can’t find words to express my gratitude for your sharing this technique with the world. He got hit by a pitch in a game and then had difficulty staying in the batter’s box if anything even looked close © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 63 • International Copyrights . Usually he is so good at checking in and knowing if he needs treating that I didn’t suspect that the instant routine wasn’t working. I just thought that we were missing something that needed attention (either another emotion or that he needed glasses). I know it has helped Adam to have a less stressful life which affects not only him but the rest of us as well. He is going to grow up very conscious and in tune with himself. As for the ways in which we’ve used EFT with our other children. It’s like flipping a switch to watch her go from being terrrified to being happy to climb back into bed and go back to sleep. it has been more isolated but just as effective.EFT for Stress. Emily (7) sometimes has intense fears of insects for which EFT is greatly helpful. At any rate.

!!! .EFT for Stress. Well. Thanks again for spreading this wonderful work! “Joanna” (last name withheld for privacy reasons) !!! . He doesn’t understand how EFT works and that bothers him but he finds that it works anyway. Using EFT greatly reduced his anxiety and he was better able to stand in. Panic and Fear to him. I am sufficiently wrung out now! I have wanted to get all this on paper for myself as well and just never took the time to sit and do it. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 64 • International Copyrights .

He had sought medical help in the past but the medications © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 65 • International Copyrights . This is because they know that there is almost always a triggering event. Newcomers may give up at this point but seasoned EFT’ers use this as a cue to play detective. aged 22. this only happened after she discovered the core issue. Panic and Fear 20 Once-a-month in-bed panic attacks Hi Everyone. who I shall refer to as “Joe. Gary !!! A young man. There is much in this case that can be universally used for other clients and issues. He was initially experiencing panic attacks about once a month however now the frequency had increased to an average of twice a week. Clients like the one in this article often say they can’t remember what event may have triggered their issue(s). However. from New Zealand.EFT for Stress. expertly helps her client reduce his panic attacks from one every 2 weeks to zero in the last 32 weeks.” came to me recently wondering if EFT would help him. Hugs. Please note how skillfully Rehana finds it. Such was certainly true in this case. Rehana Webster.

“The panic attacks always occur when I am in bed. We tapped on: Even though: my body has learned to over-react in some situations I am a good person © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 66 • International Copyrights . To get a better idea. Joe explained that there was nothing he could think of that triggered the attacks. as far as he was aware.” The feelings always start from my belly-button upwards to my head. Joe related that. I start to feel very hot and sweaty in my upper torso and I’m not aware of my lower body. how he experienced the panic attacks. and there is someone familiar with me.EFT for Stress. He said that the attacks were preceded by a feeling of anxiety around his stomach area. his breathing became constricted and he would feel extremely hot and sweat profusely. that his pulse would race. His doctor had diagnosed the condition as ‘panic attacks’ and could offer only offer him strong medications to control them. Joe experienced the attacks at a rate of one per month. With the increased frequency that he was experiencing the attacks. In the beginning. I asked him to describe when the attacks started and where he experienced them and what the symptoms were. the first panic attack symptoms he experienced were around the age of 15 or 16.” I asked Joe to think about the last time he had an attack (while I tapped on his EFT points) and focused on the bodily feelings he experienced. Panic and Fear prescribed had not helped. he was desperate to get help. I got Joe to describe in as much detail as he could.

At this point I decided to change course and try something else.EFT for Stress. and I leapt upon it. He agreed to tell his story: His parents had owned a motel and hired people to clean the rooms. Since he claimed he had already resolved it. He then removed Joe’s pants and performed oral sex on him. However. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 67 • International Copyrights . took off the blanket. I asked him if it was all right to briefly revisit the event. One day. tidied him up and went on with his chores. he put Joe’s pants back on. The man who was there (a family friend) invited him to lie on the bed. The man closed the door and proceeded to cover Joe up with a blanket from his waist up and over his head. in case something might tie it into the panic attacks. Panic and Fear I don’t know why I’m having these panic symptoms I accept my self But after several rounds of having Joe repeat the phrase we still didn’t seem to get anywhere. maybe it was the experience of being sexually abused at age 9.” I felt that here was my cue. for some unknown reason he went into one of the rooms that was being cleaned. All this was done without any words spoken while Joe was lying on the bed covered from the waist up by the blanket. When the man was finished. “well. I have dealt with it and it doesn’t bother me now. I asked him the ‘magic’ question ‘what event or person in your life could you skip if you had to live over again?’ He hemmed and hawed and then said.

the fact that at age 9. !!! .EFT for Stress. Joe didn’t know how to express his thoughts and feelings. It’s only been 32 weeks since I worked with Joe. We tapped on: forgiveness for himself. When he felt vulnerable and stressed his body was recreating reactions from the early trauma. Rehana Webster !!! . his parents and the abuser. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 68 • International Copyrights . or who to tell. however there have been no signs of further panic attacks. We tapped on all the aspects surrounding this abuse and the most significant insight that Joe had was the association between the panic attacks and the physical. During the following session Joe said that he could clearly see how the event was linked to his recent panic attacks. Panic and Fear The similarity between the panic attacks and this event were striking. the fact that Joe was only 9 years old and he was curious and he felt guilty that he somehow invited the abuse. the physical feeling of the panic attack the weight on his chest the hot flushes from his waist upwards his racing thoughts. Remember that they were previously occuring every two weeks. emotional and mental panic he experienced under the cover up of the blanket.

EFT for Stress. NZ (64) 7 866-5685 connect@behaviourchanges. Master Practitioner Design Human Engineering Ericksonian Communication Skills Train-the-Trainer EFT Certificate of Completion. Rehana uses result-oriented and solution-focused tools and technologies to gain desired outcomes. She uses a high degree of initiative to ensure the best results. USA !!! . !!! .com Rehana’s ultimate goal is to empower people with knowledge and skills.O. She has developed and presented extensive training programs specifically designed for all levels of business people. all desired outcomes are carefully defined and follow-ups scheduled to ensure achievement ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! BSc Anthropology Neuro-Linguistic Programming.Box 408 Whitianga. (EFT-CC) EFT Master Practtioner (July 2005) Accelerated Learning. EFT. and very strong interpersonal skills and is enthusiastic and creative. Brain Gym. Staff development consultant specializing in assisting people and organizations to implement change and be more productive Rehana has extensive communications and personal development skills. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 69 • International Copyrights . BSFF Memberships: ! Australian Institute of NLP ! The Society of NLP. Panic and Fear Rehana Webster EFT Master P.com BehaviourChanges.

but a consistent technique was to have them. Even though: I have this fear I will have a panic attack Every one of the people who came to me because of panic attacks who did this every day ceased having panic attacks.EFT for Stress. I can’t say that for sure. Then I had them do several rounds of. Panic and Fear 21 Fear of panic attacks Hi Everyone. every day upon waking. It was almost as though they were a herd—they just all showed up within days of each other! There were many things we did. Maggie Adkins shares her experiences with a simple procedure for panic attacks. Gary !!! I had a large number of folks come to me to get release of their panic attacks years ago. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 70 • International Copyrights . but it feels like that is true. It is my belief that releasing the fear that they were going to have a panic attack somehow unhooked them from actually having them. check in to see how intense they were when they thought of having a panic attack. Hugs.

!!! . Panic and Fear We were doing other tapping and breathing exercises to alleviate the panic attacks.EFT for Stress. but I feel tapping on and releasing the fear that the panic attacks (or whatever the problem is) will return. Play with as you see fit! EFT Master Maggie Adkins !!! . somehow unhooks the person a bit from that issue returning. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 71 • International Copyrights .

and Australia.au MaggieAdkins.com I teach EFT Level 1. !!! . EFT Master Australia: 02 4474 0665 0420 314 837 U.EFT for Stress. as well as programs for releasing chronic anger and depression. or in person for one-on-one EFT healing sessions. My “Body Dialogues with EFT” are quickly becoming one of the most popular EFT techniques I explore with my clients who are in pain or have disease in the body.S. !!! . I work with other EFT practitioners to help improve their EFT skills and business strategies. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 72 • International Copyrights . please feel free to email or call me.A. My passion is to empower as many people as possible with the gift of EFT.net.S. I feel truly honored and want to help others through my Business Mentoring programs. If you have questions or want to explore working with me. I have a successful private practice with an international client base who work with me by phone and/or email. I’m always delighted to chat with people about EFT. Panic and Fear Maggie Adkins.: 505 250-3763 alchemyatwork@aapt. the EFT Master designation. I was awarded the highest honor in EFT. I create programs for letting go of that sharp critic so many of us have inside. 2 & 3 approved trainings throughout the U.

Many thanks to Alina Frank who unravels a complicated infertility issue and discovers that her client’s fear of vomit was likely a contributing factor. In the meantime. she address the “fear of the fear. even after we believe we have collapsed an issue with a client. Much has also been said about working through the “fear of the fear” of any phobia. which had been plaguing her for many years.” a common reaction of those overcoming phobias with EFT. “Mary” called me ostensibly to work on her infertility issues which she had been attempting to work through using conventional methods. I know that you always stress the importance of testing. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 73 • International Copyrights . Panic and Fear 22 A comlex infertility issue Hi Everyone. Along the way. I’ve recently seen firsthand the need for this piece of validation. Gary !!! Dear Gary. since it can be just as strong as the presenting fear or phobia. testing. After a few minutes it became clear to me that her greatest challenge was emetophobia. and re-testing. This term refers to the fact that the client may be over the fear but they won’t know it until they are faced with the real life situation.EFT for Stress. they are afraid that they will still have the fear response. Hugs.

EFT for Stress. To me.” and that would be the case until she had the real experience. Panic and Fear Emetophobia is the irrational fear of vomit. gone. etc. she had the “fear of the fear. in fact. This woman’s phobia was so severe that she had lost a significant amount of weight and was down to 95 pounds simply because the feeling of fullness in her stomach had made her worry about having to vomit. However. When I asked her to describe the emotions behind that incident she said she felt “disgusted with herself. infant spit up. Next we worked directly on the phobia itself and I was relatively sure that the fear was gone. including seeing vomit or fearing that you may vomit. I asked her to test herself by watching the Exorcist and she mentioned the movie Fifty First Dates. We had a follow-up session where I felt that the fear was. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 74 • International Copyrights . she wasn’t so sure about this because she still had not experienced a real vomiting situation without experiencing the fear response. which has a particularly gruesome scene where a walrus throws up a hundred pounds of fish in a veterinarian’s office. morning sickness. I immediately felt that this was connected to her inability to bear children. Even though: I feel disgusted with myself because ___ touched me here I blame myself for the abuse I forgive myself.” We then did a number of rounds of tapping on. Using some intuitive detective work I found that Mary had been sexually abused at age 7. and she had started to gain weight.

And as an aside. and quite frankly it seemed so minor that I felt fine about not having tested her as thoroughly as I normally would have.com). Mary just became pregnant! I was struck by the timing of that call when. First we tapped on: the general idea of the snake the slithering the sudden movements a snake can make even on the fear of the snake’s forked tongue. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 75 • International Copyrights . a few days later. Mary was thrilled that she finally had proof that this incapacitating fear was really gone.” who I had helped last year with her fear of snakes. I did ask her to go to a local pet shop to test herself. I had the opportunity to see the same “fear of the fear” with a child. Panic and Fear Mary called me recently to tell me that she had been in a bar when a man next to her suddenly leaned over his bar stool and vomited all over her while she remained calm.EFT for Stress. I felt that this was a pretty straightforward fear and made sure to cover all the aspects as you demonstrate with Dave (fear of water) in your DVDs covering phobias (at Emofree. The snake fear was only a minor side issue we worked on that day. “Tessa. I felt she had reached emotional freedom from this issue but couldn’t find a way to prove it right then and there. A week later she helped a sick co-worker in a stall of their office by holding her head as this woman hurled her lunch.

The feeling of relief was obvious as she took my hand and saw the creature. Could this be a secondary benefit. Just then I had a moment to talk to Tessa off to the side away from her guardians. test. and remember to work on the fear of the fear—which can sometimes be as powerful (if not more so) than the fear itself. Panic and Fear A few days ago I went as an adult chaperone with this girl’s class to the zoo. A big smile arose as she said. “Cool!” Moral of this story is test. I wondered? At the end of the day we were at the very last exhibit. !!! . Thank you. test. All morning her friends warmly hugged Tessa and they took turns looking ahead at the exhibits making sure that poor Tessa wouldn’t run into any surprises. EFT-ADV !!! . Tessa had told her little friends that she was worried about seeing snakes at the zoo (the fear of the fear). I reminded Tessa that she and I had worked on this fear and that I thought she would be fine and asked her if she was ready to have a look. Alina Frank. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 76 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. and there in a glass case was the dreaded object of Tessa’s terror.

I accept only a few clients per month for private Energy Coaching. Workshops.net TapYourPower. and happiness. Performance Enhancement and Realizing Your Dreams on a Quantum Level. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 77 • International Copyrights . EFT-ADV 703-909-5469 alinafrank@whidbey. Contact me and let me show you how I can help you attain your greatest heart’s desires with a private session or through my Energy Coaching. health. Too many people focus on what they don’t have and thereby cancel the success waiting around for them to get out of the way. WA. Panic and Fear Alina Frank. Teleclasses.net Using the principles of the Law of Attraction you can do anything.EFT for Stress. In-Person Sessions in Langley. !!! . Scientists say that over 95% of our day is run by our subconscious minds and that it is actually 1 million times more powerful than our conscious mind! I help people detect the blocks and clear a path for my clients to realize wealth. Phone Sessions Worldwide. Demonstrations !!! .

© Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 78 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. “Jenny”. We treated each of the intense memories with great success. From there we investigated the cause of the insomnia. but it often takes solid detective work to find it. We initially started out treating the physical symptoms and were able reduce these down completely. nausea. fainting and insomnia. she was afraid she would die if she went to sleep. Panic and Fear 23 Panic Attacks Hi Everyone. Listen in as Rod Sherwin from Australia uses some insightful methods to uncover the thought patterns underlying his client’s panic attacks. Gary !!! I was working with a client. Hugs. A cause does exist. Jenny didn’t want to fall asleep because she was afraid that she wouldn’t wake up. The physical symptoms included pain down the legs. who was suffering from the recent onset of severe panic attacks. Panic attacks can be frightening experiences and often seem to appear without any apparent cause. Some careful questioning got behind the fear of dying to a very uncertain childhood escaping from war-torn countries and Jenny feeling like she didn’t belong anywhere. of course. The emotional side was abject fear and panic.

The progression is: questioning > uncertainty > fear > panic Questioning is a process from the analytical or left side of our brain so instead of tapping on each individual doubt that came up.EFT for Stress. I was allowing Jenny to free-wheel her thoughts while tapping as this is one way I have found to unwind thought patterns. I appreciate its help in keeping me safe and ask it to relax. I asked Jenny to tap about this over-active analytical side of her mind. Continuously asking questions about every thought that came into her head created doubt about everything. After some time I noticed a pattern to her thoughts. regardless of the topic: Jenny was continuously questioning whatever thought came into her head! Asking questions creates doubt. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 79 • International Copyrights . my analytical mind is over-active. Even though: my analytical mind is working hard to keep me safe. I can allow it to relax. In our third session. Panic and Fear Relationship Jenny was also uncertain as to whether to stay or leave her current long term relationship. We tapped around all her fears of staying or going so that her decision wasn’t being made from fear. which lead to a large amount of uncertainty then fear then panic.

(I encourage everyone to try this—it’s really calming and peaceful). Panic and Fear my analytical mind is used to ruling my thinking. Regards. I decided to give the right side of her brain a boost as well by playing the first movement from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and having her tap in a random order without any words. I think I’m these thoughts. After the music. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 80 • International Copyrights . I then asked Jenny if she could create a control mechanism with the power to turn her analytical mind off when she needed to relax. !!! . Jenny reported feeling much more relaxed and certain. I’m gratefully giving it some down time. Jenny reported being very peaceful for the first time in ages. I recognise that the real me is the one who hears the thoughts not the thoughts themselves. I choose to recognise that I can switch it off when I want with the switch in my heart and when I do my analytical mind knows that it is appreciated and grateful for the rest We tapped this in for a few rounds with some reminders as we went through. Even though: my analytical mind has always seemed in control. Jenny suggested a switch in her heart that would be able to switch off her analytical thinking when she wanted to relax.EFT for Stress. Rod Sherwin !!! .

!!! . I feel that EFT is the most successfull health innovation in the last 100 years.EFT for Stress.html contact@tap4health.com Tap4Health is founded on the concept that if it works.com/rod-sherwin. Tap4Health backs this up with a 3-Session Significant Results Guarantee. Panic and Fear Rod Sherwin Tap4Health. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 81 • International Copyrights . then I guarantee it. If you do not experience significant progress with your issue in just 3 session then you receive your money back! !!! .

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Fear of moving forward inlife
Hi Everyone, Colleen Flanagan’s ex-prostitute client had major emotional issues about moving forward in life and, as so often happens, this showed up in her body -- in this case as pain and swelling in her feet. Note how Colleen makes partial progress until she finally discovers an important specific event in her client’s past. Hugs, Gary

!!! Dear Gary, Walking a new life path can be daunting. I’ve worked with several clients suffering from foot and leg pain which was manifested by current or past fears of feeling unsafe walking their life path, or moving out of a painful relationship or unfulfilling job. After the fears are released, the physical pain may completely vanish or merely lessen to a level of intensity of 1 or 2 out of 10. As illustrated in the following article:

Sometimes the body needs time to heal even though EFT has released all fears causing the physical pain.

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After an EFT demo at a safe house for rehabilitated prostitutes, “Vivian” approached me about her severe foot pain and swelling. Her doctor had found no physical reason for the pain, which began after Vivian got off the streets, began her addiction recovery and felt well enough to search for a legit job.

When I asked if she felt unsafe now, she said she felt extremely afraid of starting this new life.
As her fears mounted, the foot pain and swelling increased, keeping her at the safe house, unable to wear her shoes and go to any interviews. Vivian was open to trying EFT and we used these setup statements:

Even though:
I’m afraid I’ll mess up the interview or on the job and get fired I’m afraid I’ll be rejected by employers for jobs I really want It’s scary starting a new career I choose to look at this as an adventure on my new life path

Even though:
I’m afraid my new co-workers will reject me if they find out what I’ve done in the past I’m afraid my new male co-workers will hit on me if they find out what I used to do for a living I’ve scared myself with all these crazy fears about things that never happened and may never happen I now choose to release them and be a confident, empowered woman After we finished the last setup statement, we both laughed. Vivian said she now felt safe going to interviews and starting a new job.

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Her foot pain had subsided to a level of intensity of 6 out of 10, but she felt anxious and couldn’t tell me why. I then explained to her that I was going to use surrogate muscle testing (SMT) to identify her subconscious fears. SMT indicated that an event in June 1983 triggered her anxiety and the remaining foot pain. I asked her if she could recall any traumatic events at that time. Vivian said that was when she’d married her boyfriend against her father’s wishes. Soon afterward, her new husband began “drinking and swinging,” physically and emotionally abusing her. When she fled to the safety of her parents’ house, her father told her she wasn’t welcome there as she didn’t follow his advice. Without any money or a place to go, she had to return to her abusive husband who forced her to use drugs and work as a prostitute. We began tapping with these setup statements:

Even though:
I felt emotionally rejected and hurt by my father and husband I’m afraid my husband will find me and hurt me again I choose to believe I’m safe in this house and will never see him again

Even though:
So many men have hurt and abused me and I am afraid to trust them I choose to release these old fears and allow peaceful, kind men into my life

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her feet now free of pain and swelling as predicted. When I called the safe house the next week. physically lighter and confident that her new path would be much more enjoyable than her previous one! SMT indicated that all fears causing the pain and swelling were gone. Some of the other house residents were so impressed with Vivian’s results that they began experimenting with EFT. but her foot pain was at level of intensity of 2 out of 10 and not 0 out of 10.EFT for Stress. My intuition told me that that the swelling had to go down for the pain to vanish. She replied that: She felt no fear. According to my muscle testing. too! Colleen Flanagan. EFT-ADV !!! . dangerous path for so many years I now choose to feel safe and let my feet heal to carry me to my perfect new job I asked Vivian to think about these frightening situations and tell me how she felt. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 85 • International Copyrights . her feet would feel better in two days. !!! . Panic and Fear Even though: I was scared about walking that painful. the program director told me that Vivian was out job hunting.

effective anxiety release and stress relief.EFT for Stress. effective stressbusting techniques. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 86 • International Copyrights .com Colleen Flanagan.com www. Panic and Fear Colleen Flanagan. Blast away the stress and feel better fast without months of talk therapy or medication. !!! .EmoRescue. EFT-ADV. A fast. Her energetic wellness methods have helped people and animals around the world release the fears preventing their healing. simple fix is now available! Colleen also teaches Instant Stress Relief workshops for companies that want to empower their employees with a toolbox of fast. EFT-ADV 602-942-0564 Colleen@EmoRescue. De-stress for success! !!! . in the car. The techniques can be used at workstations. Pet misbehavior is your animal’s silent cry for help. at home or anywhere stress relief is needed. specializes in fast.

we’ll give it a try. Initially he described it as a “bird fear” or a “feather fear. I have told him many stories of my successes in the past.EFT for Stress. because it was so exciting and funny. a few more rounds of EFT in the real situation will usually complete the job. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 87 • International Copyrights . I have just finished the session with Dave and had to sit down and write this to you Gary. and has often asked about EFT. If not successful. Gary !!! I have known “Dave” for several years now. This will often (but not always) prove highly successful when the real event occurs.” and we made the appointment. Hugs. Denis Jevon gives us an excellent example of an immediate result while helping a client with a bird phobia.” and said he wanted to deal with it because he was going into free-range egg production and would need to deal with a lot of birds. he has taken a big interest in my work. Over the period I have been treating him. Last time I saw Dave he told me about an ongoing problem—a phobia that he has had all his life (he is in his 50s). He is a local farmer and came to me originally with a back problem. initially as a bodywork client. An interesting feature of EFT involves tapping while simply imagining an event. Panic and Fear 25 Succcess imagining a phobia Hi Everyone. “OK Dave. I said.

“It’s like a cold shiver that goes through me from the back of my neck to the top of my breastbone.” So we started the EFT. I got Dave to repeat: Even though: in the past I have had this fear of handling birds by their feathery bodies and in the future I know that I will be able to handle feathery birds.EFT for Stress. I said. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 88 • International Copyrights . “So Dave. Panic and Fear Just before Dave arrived this morning I saw a neighbour’s hen in our garden. He then described to me how this affected him. Next I got Dave to imagine vividly that he was standing in front of a live chicken and that he had to pick it up and carry it. So we decided it was something to do with the texture or feel of the feathers on the bird. and I thought to myself that this was unusual. tell me about this fear of birds or feathers. Even a dead bird would be a problem for him to handle. how does it work?” He told me that he had a specific fear of feathers on birds (feathers not on birds are ok) and that he could handle birds by their feet but not by a feathered part of the body. He said. because there is no difference between handling feathers on the bird or off the bird. I started with rubbing the sore spot: Even though: I have this bird feather fear in fact this feathers on birds fear Then continuing to rub the sore spot. Dave arrived and I sat him down and got him comfortable.

!!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 89 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. Panic and Fear Then I tapped on the points in succession as normal whilst saying: this bird feather fear this feathers on birds fear I don’t need it I never did I’m letting it go letting it go etc. gave it to Dave and he took it and stood there stroking it! He said. “Great that’s it!” The best bit though was that as I opened the door for Dave to go. !!! . so I picked it up. Then I got Dave to visualise picking up the hen again and he had no sensation or fear. “I don’t believe it! I couldn’t ever have done this before!” Another victory for EFT! Denis Jevon !!! . so I said. The hen was standing outside the door.

me.uk EmotionalHealing.me. Panic and Fear Denis Jevon EFT ADV Top Farmhouse Woolston Oswestry Shropshire SY10 8HZ 044(0)1691 682224 denis@emotionalhealing.EFT for Stress. !!! .uk !!! . !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 90 • International Copyrights .

I drift off very peacefully and have a great night sleep. If I do this just before going to sleep. I feel like I have been meditating for hours. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 91 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. “In a relatively short time. Gary !!! I am a psychotherapist and EFT practitioner. This is yet another way EFT can be used for self soothing as well as lifting the spirit. I have read some of Dr. Mayan Schraders from New Zealand gives us this EFT use for meditation. and have been using EFT for about 5 years now. and this nicely flows on from that. I trained with EFT Master Barbara Smith. Mayan says. Panic and Fear 26 For a great night’s sleep Hi Everyone. Carol Look’s and Dr. which is fabulous also. and I want to tell you a bit about EFT Meditation. This is something which I just stumbled upon recently and have found incredibly effective. I work with quite a few traumatized clients and can’t imagine working in this field and not using EFT.” Hugs. Patricia Carrington’s recent work.

” “Healing” and “comforting” can be replaced by a whole range of words such as balancing and grounding. Panic and Fear Sometimes clients hit a place of despair. I tell my clients to substitute any of the words that aren’t right for them to make a more effective phrase for themselves.. Chin: I am held in God’s Light Collarbone: And I trust Under Arm: The Universal Love and Light. I suggest the following meditation (which I do with them in the session and suggest they work with at home): Karate Chop (just once): Even though I feel anxious Top of Head: I am held in God’s Light Eyebrow: And I trust Side of Eye: The Universal Love and Light Under Eye: Flows through me Under Nose: Healing me and comforting me. Skip the karate chop point and the negative setup part of the phrase and continue going through the points. etc. feeling completely stuck or trapped or having severe anxiety. but also when I’m at the end of the day unwinding before I go to sleep.EFT for Stress. I find that after the first couple of times of going through the process. etc. Top of Head: Flows through me. supporting and calming.. After several rounds specifically on whatever the feeling is. For instance. for some people “Spirit” works better than “God. This really works for me when in those times when I’m struggling. I slow down to the point where I say the whole © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 92 • International Copyrights .

saying this phrase in my mind. In a relatively short time I feel like I have been meditating for hours. This is also wonderful to use as you would traditional meditation: sitting quietly. Mayan Schraders EFT practitioner/Facilitator inrspace@ihug. I do the imaginary tapping. If I do this just before going to sleep I drift off very peacefully and have a great night sleep.co.nz !!! . You’ll notice how quickly you drop into a meditative state. slowly and meaningfully. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 93 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. start tapping the points. using the phrase like a mantra. After that (and this is especially good when lying down in bed). !!! . Panic and Fear phrase at each point. with all the wonderful benefits of that.

Symptoms of panic attacks are: ! a feeling of intense fear ! sense of doom. I have learned to use EFT to keep mine under control. ! feeling of unreality Physical symptoms such as: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! a racing or pounding heartbeat difficulty breathing choking sweating shaking flushing chest pains dizziness light-headiness nausea fear of losing control © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 94 • International Copyrights . I have done some research and thought you might find this useful for yourself or your clients. I am always looking for new information and treatment of this debilitating condition. Panic and Fear 27 Laugh? As a veteran of traumatic panic attacks.EFT for Stress.

Some people respond very well to drug therapy and some do not. it will usually show up on an EKG.. Make yourself feel better and get yourself medically checked out. This fear can keep you from making plans to enjoy your life. The greatest fear to recognize is the fear of the panic attack. Of course. the more you will have them. then by all means try it. therefore. When I went to the emergency room with a panic attack thinking © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 95 • International Copyrights . If it works and resonates with you. Panic and Fear ! ! ! ! tingling or numbness in the hands. I have talked to lots of folks who wound up in the emergency room (including myself) only to discover that the symptoms subside— and there you are with your bare face hanging out and the medical world looking at you like some kind of weak hypochondriac. If you really think about it. the medical approach is with drugs. fear of dying of a heart attack or stroke fear of something horrible about to happen fear that this time it is for REAL The problem with panic attacks is the more you have the more you fear you will have them. You can even get your arteries measured for “clogging” now with non invasive methods. if there is something really wrong with your heart. It is this fear that can keep you prisoner in your home just waiting for that next attack to come.EFT for Stress. no one has ever died from a panic attack.. Also. and this may seem like a good alternative to you.

.. need to run away.. They did every test in the book on me and announced that my heart was strong as a racehorse’s. I have these crazy physical symptoms that don’t make any sense to me.. think I will scream. I deeply love and accept myself. PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Even though: my heart is pounding.. POSITIVE CHOICE: Even though: I have this fear of the fear... but most people who have panic attacks would have been dead long ago if their heart really had problems... I think I will die. think this time I will die. escape. One answer is to try EFT with some variations to address several of the underlying issues. FEAR OF THE FEAR: Even though: I I I I I I have this fear of the fear... sit and wait for this fear.. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 96 • International Copyrights . don’t understand this fear of the fear.. Panic and Fear seriously I was having a heart attack... Of course there are REAL heart problems. I deeply love and accept myself......... I know fear can’t kill me.EFT for Stress.. my heart is racing.

. So try some EFT for..EFT for Stress. THE SCARY THINGS I HEAR: Even though: ‘they say’ it could be this pain in my jaw. I ask and allow my parasympathetic nervous system to take over and return me to normal... By using EFT for inviting the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM to return us to normal. I ask all system of the body to assist my parasympathetic nervous system in returning me to normal.. the things they say scare me silly. maybe it presents as a pain in the jaw or a backache etc. It is the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM that returns the body to normal. Panic and Fear Important note: It is the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM that causes the body to go into the fight or flight mode in the first place.. Like. © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 97 • International Copyrights . ‘they say’ it could be this backache..”Women have different symptoms. I love and understand it’s need to protect me.. Even though: my sympathetic nervous system thinks I am in danger... One of the things that can be a trigger to these attacks is words we hear the media saying. I deeply love and accept myself. we can get quicker results.

So my suggestion is to “laugh” and tap! You may have to fake it a bit but you will probably feel so silly laughing and tapping in the middle of a panic attack that you really will laugh. Aren’t you tired of it sneaking up on you when you are NOT expecting it? I tried this all day and couldn’t get even a speck of panic or fear.you can’t do it can you? A powerful technique is to go “looking” for the panic and fear—dare it to come out when you’re ready. Dr Sultanoff reports wonderful results just Imaging you are laughing. I hope this was helpful to you. laughter is believed to reduce the cortisol levels. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 98 • International Copyrights . One more method is to try and put yourself into a panic attack just so you can tap on it. CA. !!! . Go ahead. try it. Rebecca Marina !!! .. asking his patients to see themselves in a situation laughing uncontrollably. uses humor visualization.D.EFT for Stress. Warmest regards.. Steven Sultanoff Ph. a clinical psychologist in Irvine. please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think it may help. Panic and Fear Perhaps one of my favorite methods of transforming a panic attack is to change state. a stress hormone. Since a panic attack releases large amounts of cortisol.

com The Celebration Healing Method uniquely combines the principles of Abraham. !!! . Angelic Guidance with some pure Southern outrageousness to help startle you out of your rut and jumpstart you to success! I’m Rebecca Marina. live seminars.com StopPanicNow.EFT for Stress. teleclasses. !!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 99 • International Copyrights .com CelebrationHealing. I’ve developed information. EFT Expert & creator of the Celebration Healing Method. intuitive. the Emotional Freedom Techniques. books and DVDs for people who are ready to: ! Stop sittin’ on that fence ! Take back Your power ! And Kick a little butt for a change! The information on this site will help people who want to discover why the heck all the prosperity seminars and marketing tricks have not been working! Do I have your attention? Would you like to get over your fears and start living like you have only dreamed about? What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail? !!! . Panic and Fear Rebecca Marina 956-630-4930 RebeccaMarina@yahoo.

lack of exercise Digestive System Imbalances: maldigestion. We need clues or triggers. eliminating problems Spiritual Disconnection: outdated beliefs. emotional stress: negative. pollutants. A weakened immune system: poor diet/nutritional deficiencies: refined sugars. trans fats. emotions. infection. illness. petroleum. discomfort. Here is a handy list of stress factors you may want to keep in mind when you are tapping either for yourself or others. malabsorbtion. Panic and Fear Where to start? Sometimes we just don’t know where to start tapping. impending death of self. molds. geopathic stress © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 100 • International Copyrights .EFT for Stress. synthetic plastics. fearful thoughts. beliefs. herbicides. electromagnetic fields. values. refined carbohydrates. death of another Physical Stress: trauma. depression. lack of wate. misery. intestinal dysbiosis. pesticides. conditional love Genetics Environmental Toxicity: chemicals. lack of trust. disease. overuse of anti-biotics/steroids Mental stress. chronic conditions. processed foods.

Carol Look EFT Master Rebecca Marina Aileen Nobles Mayan Schraders Rod Sherwin Rehana Webster EFT Master Steve Wells Robyn Wood Editor: Angela Treat Lyon is trained in multiple alternative healing methods and technologies. Panic and Fear Thanks to all the Contributing authors! This book would not have been possible without you! EFT Practitioners: “Joanna” Maggie Adkins EFT Master Alina Frank Colleen Flanagan Chrissie Hardisty Denis Jevon Dr.!!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 101 • International Copyrights . is an Avatar Master. Stress and Money). holds EFT trainings in the US and internationally. I-Dare-You and Hawaiian Retreat sites all at AngelaTreatLyon.com. Find links to her unique artwork. her other ebooks (on EFT.EFT for Stress. !!!.!!!. and is an award-winning. internationally recognized artist and author living and working in Hawaii.

improve and get more fun—as you allow it.EFT for Stress. much love to you! Now you’ve tapped yourself through both Book I and Book II—right?!? Congratulations! You’ll find that as you use EFT on a daily basis—keep it simple!—your experience with it will get easier. and may your experience with EFT be phenomenal! Aloha nui loa (the best love) !!!!! © Angela Treat Lyon & Contributing Authors 2007 All rights reserved • Page 102 • International Copyrights . practitioner or a new-comer to EFT. friends. your use of it benefits you. always. of course! I hope that. your clients. in all ways. Panic and Fear The End! Much. and your life will continue to change. associates and loved ones tremendously. My very best best best to you. no matter whether you’re a seasoned therapist.

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