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Tapping on both sides of the body, on feel-good points only, then taking deep breaths after each point

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Hi Everyone,

Here are some ideas by Baerbel Froehlin that may enhance your use of EFT.

Hugs, Gary

By Baerbel Froehlin, CHt./HypnoCoach, EFT-ADV

Hi Gary!

I'd like to ad something to both Lindsay Kenny's and Jerem Egan's articles.

Lindsay points out the tapping on both sides of the body, and Jerem the tapping on favorite points only.  Both techniques are very valuable; even more so when used together, I find.  In addition, I always include deep breathing after each tapping point.  Combining all three techniques has given me speedy success very often.

Coming from a Hypnotherapist background where I work with the subconscious mind, from the beginning I've included deep breathing after each single tapping point.  Children especially like that; they do it really well and it builds good rapport with them.  The stop for breathing is incredibly important for the amount of time it will take to get to the core issue.  It gives the client a moment in which he/she will gently slide into a trance, mostly during the first round of tapping.

A trance means that people relax and are able to access their subconscious mind, their "database" as I call it.  In there all the memories are stored about everything that ever happened to them since (or even before) they were born.  That ties in nicely with EFT and the search for the core issues!  Once the "database" is open it will stay open while the person is tapping and breathing. The person is now able to connect with the things that happened and may have caused the problem: the core issue!

This cuts therapy time pretty short and makes EFT even more powerful.  One great physical benefit for the clients is the deeply relaxed state they are in when the session ends.

One thing about tapping on preferred points only, that Jerem talks about.  When I do groups I will ask the participants before they leave where it felt best to tap.  I encourage them to use that point whenever doing EFT. Most of them cannot easily remember all tapping points after an emotional 2-hour group session, so sticking with the feel-good point is a good way to succeed.

I've definitely noticed many times that the feel-good points will give quicker results.  I do have a few clients that have very critical, logical, analytical and sarcastic ways of thinking and talking. Those are the ones that refuse doing any tapping by themselves.  They refuse to do it because to them "it doesn't make sense"; it feels "ridiculous'". They even tell me that they go along only to please me.

By encouraging them to find their favorite point, by letting them make the decision about where to tap, their healing process became more fluent and much more successful.  They now feel pretty comfortable about doing EFT always on just one or two points that they selected.  I have them tap on both sides of the body whenever possible, on the points they have selected while breathing deeply after each tapping phrase.

Makes us all happy, and it works great!

Love and Peace to all!

Baerbel Froehlin, CHt./HypnoCoach, EFT-ADV


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