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EFT for feeling overly responsible

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Now here's a widespread issue for which many of us could use relief. It's good to be a responsible person but, of course, too many of us overdo it. Note how Amy Babcock reduces this topic to specifics.

Hugs, Gary

By Amy Babcock

Dear Gary,

I've been a devoted EFT tapper for about 4 years now and follow your newsletter articles very carefully. Yesterday, I was inspired by an article about forgiveness. I injured my left arm about 6 months ago and have been working on healing it completely.

According to Louise Hay, pain usually means guilt, and guilt seeks punishment, so I tried tapping on anything I might feel guilty about, but none of it quite resonated with me until I introduced the idea of feeling responsible.

A part of me has always felt responsible for everything in my life, even when I was a little girl. This is when I began to feel the energy move. Tapping on my karate chop point...

Even though I feel responsible for injuring my arm, I choose to forgive myself for anything I've done to contribute to this.

I began to go through my life as I've done with The EFT Personal Peace Procedure identifying any trauma or problem in my childhood and adulthood that I might feel responsible for (just about everything!). I would tap on the karate chop point first, and if I didn't feel complete release right away, I would begin with a few points on the head and face, repeating the same phrase.

Even though I feel responsible for the painful encounter with my cat when he attacked me and gave me 3 stitches in my ear, I forgive myself for anything I've done to contribute to this.

Even though I feel responsible for my mother's breast cancer, I forgive myself for anything I've done to contribute to this.

Even though I feel responsible for my husband's hearing loss, forgive myself for anything I've done to contribute to this.

I imagine I'm not alone suffering feelings of responsibility for everything and I hope other people benefit from this idea of using EFT to let go of all the guilt, blame and punishment that we may inflict on ourselves subconsciously.

GC COMMENT: These specifics that Amy mentions are indeed useful.  Since this article was written prior to our Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial, we can now also suggest that each of these specifics can be taken apart into depths that are more specific still.  Results with this deeper approach are often more reliable.  See Intro to Being Specific With EFT Tapping and   Uncovering Specific Events - An Essential Concept Within the EFT Tapping Process.

Thanks to Gary and everyone who shares their work in the newsletters!

Amy Babcock


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