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Methods for working with pain

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Maggie Adkins provides this 1 page handout at her EFT workshops describing 3 methods for working with pain.

Hugs, Gary

By Maggie Adkins

Note: While this document does describe methods of working with pain using EFT, if you have physical pain in the body, it is important that you consult with your doctor or medical professional.


There are numerous ways to work with pain using EFT. Sometimes pain just shifts while working on another issue. That issue could be anything: past trauma; anger; grief; sadness, and a myriad of other issues. At other times, you may want to do EFT while focused specifically on pain in the body.

This document outlines three ways to work with pain in the body.

1. Focus on the actual pain:

Even though I have this lightning bolt pain in my side....

Even though I have this throbbing headache in the front of my head.....

Even though I have this dull ache in my left knee....

2. Focus on how you feel about the pain.

Even though I'm afraid if this pain keeps up, I won't be able to dance anymore.....

Even though I'm terrified I'll lose my job if this pain gets worse.....

Even though if I was the person I think I am, I would have gotten rid of this pain long ago.....

Even though I have these emotions about having this pain.....

3.  Find an emotion or quality in the pain or part of the body in pain

Even though I have this resentment in my shoulder.....

Even though I have this anger in my lower back - nobody ever supported me and I'm tired of doing it all myself.....

Even though I have this shame/grief/sadness (whatever it is) in my _____,.....

These are just a few ideas. Use your genius and your intuition.

Maggie Adkins
Alchemy at Work


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