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3 Items and some Holiday advice

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

For those celebrating Christmas (or any other form of family celebration), the Holiday season does not always unfold in the joyous way that is typically expected. Sometimes the process becomes exhausting, family members are not always so pleasant and so on. EFT, of course, can produce calm in place of such consternation.

Along these lines, Dr. Alexander Lees from Canada makes some EFT suggestions for such circumstances. As usual, you will find a bit of humor interwoven within his seasoned advice.

By Dr. Alexander Lees

Christmas comes but once a year. It is a time of great anticipation, excitement, joy and good times for many. For some, it is not. There are high expectations, hope and determination that this year, things will be different. Maybe this year everything will work out as planned and everyone will have a wonderful holiday season. Then something happens.

Aunt Matilda once again, offends everyone. Uncle George does a half gainer into the punch bowl, the dog destroys the tree, or the overloaded circuit supplying power to all those lights finally decides to protect the humans by expiring.

Now, all the effort and work, the shopping, the wrapping presents, the baking, cooking the turkey, the planning was supposed to culminate in a wonderful Christmas. Well, before EFT, when the glitches happened, and they always seemed to, the resulting negativity tended to generalize out, and contaminated part, or all, of the festive season. Another Christmas ruined, or not so good.

This year can be different. Here's what you can do to make this Christmas be the joyous occasion you hope and plan for. Turn your attention inwards, and notice your reaction to an event or circumstance. Put what you are feeling into words. Once you have put into words what you are feeling, you are clear on your response, decide if you want to feel that way. If you would prefer "X" never happened, if you would prefer not to feel that way, then now is the time to change it.

Start with tapping the P.R. point, and as you continue to tap, describe to yourself what happened, or how you feel, and place "Even though" in front of it. When you have repeated it three times, tapping the P.R. point the whole time, then tap the rest of the points using a reminder phrase as you do so.

Here's an example.

While tapping the P.R. point say,

"Even though Uncle George is drunk once again, and has now dumped the punch bowl's contents all over Aunt Mary, none the less, I deeply and completely accept myself."

Repeat three times, with emphasis. Then tap the rest of the points, using a reminder phrase, such as "Uncle George."

Alternatively, you may be more aware of your anger towards Uncle George. Tapping the P.R. point you would say,

"Even though I'm angry at Uncle George, I deeply and completely accept myself."

Repeat three times, with emphasis. Then tap the rest of the points using the reminder phrase, "This anger."

This protocol will work equally well for feelings of disappointment, sadness, loneliness, frustration, etc. The idea is to pay attention to the glitche(s), acknowledge it, frame it into words, and tap it. You will accomplish several things.

You will feel better sooner, thus allowing yourself to enjoy the holidays more.

You will prevent the incident from generalizing out, and thus stop your memory remembering "just another bad Christmas."

By doing so, maybe, just maybe, you will give yourself a Happy Christmas.

And, wouldn't it be a precious gift to give a loved one, the gift of EFT...

My wish for all of you is to have a truly happy Christmas, and may 2004 be the best year ever!

Fond Regards,

Alex Lees


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