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Fasting??--try it on everything

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

I am forever getting back channel queries that ask, "Will EFT work on ________?" In response I usually point to one of the principles that is sprinkled throughout the EFT Course, namely, "Try it on everything." I don't know why people bother to ask me this question when it takes far less time to actually try it than it does to write me a letter and wait for an answer.

Deborah Mitnick tries it on everything and usually gets results (as do others). Recently she tried it on her husband's difficulty with fasting. She tells the story below.

Hugs, Gary

by Deborah Mitnick

Hi, Gary.

Here's a short anecdote for you about "try it on everything."

July 22, 1999 was a fast day. In the Jewish calendar, Tisha B'Av is a fast day of commemoration and mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. During the Crusades, on this same day, communities were destroyed. On this day, the Talmud was burned in Paris in 1242. Also on this day, the deportation from the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka in 1942 started.

For these reasons as well as other reasons, many Jewish people take this day of fasting very seriously.

My husband observes this day of mourning by fasting for the 25-hour period, but since there is no prohibition about working, he works his usual schedule that is very high-paced. Whereas other fasts occur while people spend the day in the synagogue in prayer and without distractions, on this day, that's not the case. They may be near others who are eating. They may smell foods cooking. And it's hot here in Baltimore, so fasting is often more difficult than other fasts that occur during the cooler months.

It's a good idea to eat a substantial dinner before the fast begins. But Searle was not able to do that this year because of his work schedule. When he went to bed, he was already hungry and was anticipating a "rough fast." I suggested that we tap for any issues he might have regarding this fast.

We tapped for a few minutes in the morning, before he left for work. And the fast was going well.

But later in the day, some hunger pangs distracted him. He called me and we tapped once again. Both times we dealt with such issues as "hunger pangs," "worries about fasting," "stomach attention," and "stomach awareness."

I threw in some re-frames about "doing this for a higher good" and "choosing to fast" and "keeping my focus."

And with that, he felt no more distress from the fast. He said it was the easiest fast he's ever experienced. He asked me to tap with him when we're getting close to the observance of Yom Kippur.

I had no idea if this would work and I told him that. But we tapped away anyway. And we had success.

Since there are others who might have discomforts while fasting, I'd thought I'd reinforce the EFT motto of "try it on everything"!

Deborah Mitnick


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