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Apex problem--a response twist

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Sometimes the client reports no progress even though at subtle (and important) levels great progress has actually been made. Betsy Landau shares with us a recent case along these lines.

Peace, Gary

by Betsy Landau


Sharing with you a different kind of apex phenomenon than the one where the client gets over the problem but attributes it to something other than the tapping. It was extremely fascinating to me. Am curious to hear other people's experiences as well.

Client had been tapping for several days on a particular issue (feeling rejected by a particular person) and then something in her life happened that made her think the tapping wasn't working so she stopped. When she explained to me how she had responded to the events, and in particular to the person whom she had felt rejected by, it was striking to me that she was acting very differently from her normal behavior. So, I asked her if she noticed that she had acted differently. "Upon examining it now," she said, "I see that I was in fact quite different, and it happened after the tapping."

In fact, she noticed only as she was talking with me that she stopped tapping AFTER she realized she no longer felt rejected by that person. She also realized she didn't like a variety of things this person was doing, and was both self confident and calm as she expressed her feelings to the person. As she was talking with me she realized that she had been confident, but didn't know at the time that that was how she felt.

Even as she was talking with me I could see that she was sitting straight up in her chair, speaking with clarity and focus about issues that she used to be foggy and vague in describing. When I shared my observations of her "in my office" behavior, she easily agreed, though again had not noticed it until we talked about it.

Her mood was much more cheerful than last week even though the events in her life were no more gratifying than they had been the previous week. She JUST felt better about herself and while finding it difficult to attribute it to the tapping, could find no other reasonable explanation (she's a very reasonable person) and was looking forward to doing more tapping.

The result of the tapping did NOT show up in a 0 or 1 on a 10 point scale; rather it showed up in the client's altered perceptions of herself and the situation, and her improved feelings about herself.

There is another client who is very reluctant to use the number scale and so it is difficult to assess how well the tapping is working with that measure. However, she does say that she notices she feels "a little better" and that she's "doing things a little more easily" and she's still finding it hard to believe that it's the tapping. But, she can't find another explanation.

Both these clients have been working with me for a while and so we both know what their changes have been like. Until the tapping there was not the "quantum" movement that we now see.

Betsy Landau


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