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EFT and circumcision

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

By Larry Stoler, PhD

I had an experience some months ago....

I was attending my nephew's bris (ritual circumcision) and was asked to play a significant role in the ceremony--be the person who holds the child, gives him the wine dipped cloth to suck and be closest to him while the mohel performs the actual ceremony. For those who are unfamiliar, in Jewish practice, the bris is performed when the child is 8 days old. I decided to tap on my nephew throughout the procedure. Even before giving the wine, whenever he started to get uncomfortable, I tapped on the eyebrow point (and sang to him, and told him that I loved him). I tapped pretty much through the entire ceremony. He hardly cried at all. It was quite apparent to everyone there that this boy was unusually calm during the bris.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

It was extremely moving to me to think that we have a method to alleviate some of the discomfort of the circumcision. Image the healing that this could lead to!

Larry Stoler, PhD

Bobbie Sandoz comments on Larry's message

Dear Larry,

What a beautiful and moving story about you and your nephew's connection during his circumcision. Tapping has so many applications for comforting....babies, particularly colicy ones, the dying, the fearful.....people without goals, but who simply need comforting. Thanks for sharing your story as well.

With aloha,

Bobbie Sandoz


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