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

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

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Touch the world

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tutorial #9--When physical issues resist healing.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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