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EFT for people who are sensitive

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

If you consider yourself a "sensitive" person, Annie Bathgate has some useful EFT ideas for you.

Hugs, Gary

By Annie Bathgate, EFT-CC

Are you one of those people who have trouble watching scary movies?  Do you cry when a friend of yours starts to cry?  Do you easily find tears welling up in your eyes when that cute commercial comes on with the little boy and his dog?  Are you inconsolable at funerals, or even weddings?

There is a segment of the world today of people who can be defined as ‘sensitive’ or ‘energy sensitive’.  I know this because I am one of them.  We are an intuitive bunch.  You can find us typically in the healing arts of the world.  We are nurses, aides, massage therapists, reflexologists, intuitive readers and psychologists.  We are the ones who can, to some extent, physically feel others’ pain, physically and emotionally.  Because of this intuitive talent, we want to relieve others from this physical, mental and emotional pain that we feel.  We are the empaths, the intuitives of the world, and the feelers of the world.

EFT has been a turning point in my healing journey, in empowering me and my sensitive clients to be able to handle life more effectively.  EFT truly provides freedom to those I call sensitive.  The EFT process, when applied on a daily basis, can assist all sensitive people in many ways. Sensitive or Empathic people do struggle with common problems.  These include:

1.  Anxiety:  Sensitives can easily become anxious when placed in a new and unfamiliar situation.  They may feel new energies around them and be unable to explain why they are overwhelmed or anxious.  They may also easily pick up on the anxiety of others.  Unable to identify or correct the anxiety of others, they can become even more anxious.

2.  Burdened:  Sensitives can quickly feel ‘burdened’ with other people’s unrepressed emotions or feelings.  Again, unable to identify where these feelings of anger, frustration or anxiety are coming from, they may feel burdened and unable to handle the simple tasks at home or in the workplace.

3.  Sickness:  If unable to shake or guard themselves from feelings of anxiety, depression or anger, the sensitive may have headaches or nightmares, be sick and stay home in bed more often than the average person.  Unable to understand why they feel so overwhelmed, the sensitive needs a break from the world to regain their state of mind and peace.

EFT can free these people from feeling emotionally attacked in the world today.  Applying EFT principles, unwinding other people’s feelings and building up your confidence can help you function and succeed.  Sample ideas of tapping are, with the EFT Choices Method:

Even though I feel overwhelmed in the world, I choose to accept myself.

Even though I am sensitive to (insert person’s name) I choose to accept myself.

Even though I am picking up anxious feelings from someone, I choose to accept myself.

Another vital tool for the sensitive is using Gary's technique as described in the very beginning of the EFT training videos.  When Gary became overwhelmed in talking about his treasured colleague Adrienne, we can see him actively rubbing the collarbone point.  This point has been a lifesaver to me and all of my sensitive clients.  We are able to calm ourselves and be more present to stressful and emotional situations, such as giving a eulogy, addressing a doctor in a hospital or being present for an emotional client.

EFT can be utilized to unwind sickness stemming from these overwhelming feelings at home and in the workplace.  Using it daily can strengthen your stamina.  The sensitive starts to realize that they do not have to carry other people’s feelings around, or feel other people’s feelings.  Thanks to EFT, they are now able to freely to live the life they choose.

Annie Bathgate, EFT-CC


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