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EFT after a horrible nightmare

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Wouldn't it be nice if nightmares could just be "tapped away" in minutes? Such is usually the case with EFT and Karin Tarte gives us an impressive example of this. She applies EFT to her daughter and says, "Gary, within 3 minutes she was sleeping soundly - and slept peacefully throughout the rest of the night. The entire EFT process took about 6 minutes."

Hugs, Gary

By Karin Tarte

Hi Gary,

Thank you for this incredible process!  The defining moment for me in deciding to become an EFT Practitioner was when my 15 year old daughter awoke one night and told me she had had "another one of those horrible nightmares."

She hadn't had one for quite some time, but this time, instead of just holding her and talking about how we could 'rewrite' the dream to make it more empowering for her and less scary, I tried EFT.

I tapped on her and just asked her to repeat whatever I said.  She rated the dream at an intensity level of 10 out of 10 and we began with, Even though I just had this terrible nightmare…

I then tapped on each point with, this awful nightmare ... it really scared me ... I don't even want to think about it, it was so bad.  I said whatever intuitively came to me and asked her to validate if they were true statements.  She agreed.

After one round, I asked her to rate the emotional intensity again.  She gave it an 8 out of 10.  We proceeded with another round:  Even though I'm an '8' and have a ways to go…  She went to a 5 out of 10 and one more round reduced it to a 3 out of 10.  At that point she pushed my hand away and said, "Mom, stop thumping on my head ... I want to go to sleep!"

Gary, within 3 minutes she was sleeping soundly - and slept peacefully throughout the rest of the night.  The entire EFT process took about 6 minutes.

The next day I asked her if the EFT really worked or perhaps her dream wasn't really that bad.  She looked at me very seriously and said, "No, Mom, it was a really bad dream ... and what you did really worked!"  She agreed to get up and speak at one of my workshops for kids suffering with nightmares.

Thank you again, Gary.  I've spent many years working with psychotherapy, and NOTHING has helped to 'get the job done' like EFT!  It takes the pain and suffering out of troubling memories and helps with self-image problems, as long as the root cause has been identified accurately.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Karin Tarte


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