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Fear of the dark

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

By Mary Stafford

Dear Gary,

I had a wonderful experience using EFT with a 13 year old boy, B.J. His foster mother noticed that he would put his clothes in the washing machine on their back porch during the day, but never went out there after dark to get them out of the machine and put them in the dryer or bring them into the house after dark. She wondered why he would wait to morning to go get them.

One day she finally ask him. He said that when he was asleep at his biological home one night he was awakened by a light outside the window of his room and the sight of a man with a gun climbing up the side of the trailer. He screamed for his mother who came and he eventually was able to go back to sleep. Ever since that time he would experience anxiety whenever he would look out a window at night and so would wait till morning to go get his clean clothes.

I showed him how to tap and after one time thru the process he knew his anxiety was gone. He tested the cure by going outside in the dark with no problem at all that very night. He was very excited to learn such an easy way to recover from emotional blocks and wanted to know everything about how and why it worked so easily. I was very gratified to have such a simple way to help him with his fear and especially one that he could learn and use on his own whenever he needed in the future.


Mary E. Stafford, M.Ed., C.P.C.

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