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EFT for forgetting lines in a school play

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Note: This article assumes you have a working knowledge of EFT. Newcomers can still learn from it but are advised to peruse our Free Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tutorial™ for a more complete understanding.

Hi Everyone,

Mark Lawrence helps a young drama class student under very challenging conditions and says, "After the play she came up to me twice, about 10 minutes apart, all excited, and said "I didn't forget a single line! Thank you!""

Hugs, Gary

By Mark Lawrence

Yesterday, my son's high school drama class put on a play. Half an hour before the play I noted a very nervous looking girl sitting on the grass copying her lines onto her palms. I said, "That's cheating." She said "I always forget my lines, I totally can't do this."

I sat down on the grass facing her and asked "Do you want to fix that? We can fix it right now." She looked confused, of course, but agreed. This was a far from ideal environment - there were about 15 to 20 excited teenagers running all around us burning off steam and generally making the kind of noise that only teenagers can make. Nonetheless, with more faith in EFT than in my intuitive skills in such a busy environment, we started.

As is my habit now, I gave her no introduction to EFT, not even the name. From her point of view I was some strange guy who was going to have her do some very strange pantomime.

First I put a finger on my sore spot and said to her "Find this spot. It's about here, it's a bit softer and deeper and it feels a bit sore when you push on it." She found it quickly. I told her to push hard enough that it was uncomfortable, but we didn't need real pain. Then I had her say three times,
"Even though I get nervous and forget my lines, I deeply and completely respect and love myself."
With all the running around and talking near me, I found I was completely unable to get any sense at all of how we were doing or if she needed more work against PR. I had to just blindly trust the procedure, just as she was blindly trusting me.

Then I had her tap on the EFT points while repeating "forgetting my lines." I felt very unsatisfied by my own lack of feedback from my feelings about how she was doing, but I realized in this environment I had done everything I could. So I told her with great confidence, "You're going to be fine now."
She asked what we had done; I told her it was kind of a modern version of acupuncture, except without needles. She then got up off the grass, her transcription score-to-palm chore forgotten, and ran around with the other kids.

After the play she came up to me twice, about 10 minutes apart, all excited, and said "I didn't forget a single line! Thank you!"

While I would hate to attempt to work on a more serious issue in such a distracting environment, I have to say that due to the power of EFT and the plasticity of youth, this experiment was a complete success.

Mark Lawrence


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