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Success with a skeptical, depressed scientist - follow up included

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

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Hi Everyone,

Cacina Spaeth from Germany gives us this delightful case wherein the client goes from skepticism and disbelief to a new found romance and the elimination of his depression pills.

Hugs, Gary

By  Cacina Spaeth EFT-ADV

Dear Gary,

Today is one of these days again where I would simply love to kiss you for having brought EFT into our world. And this is why:

Recently I got a new client (I'll call him "Michael").  Michael is a scientist, a total skeptic.  He doesn't believe in anything - no energy work, no purpose of life, let alone Spirit or anything of that sort.  He only came to see me, because 1) a very good girlfriend of his had tried this "tapping thing" with me and to his surprise actually got better, and 2) because he was desperate enough to try even weird stuff like EFT now.

His severe depression simply didn't get any better.  On the contrary: despite the stronger and stronger medication that his psychiatrist kept prescribing him Michael was less and less able to go to work and clearly caught in a downward spiral regarding his life.

Just for the records: I am no doctor or anything of that sort.  I simply use EFT in my coaching practice, teaching people how to use EFT effectively for themselves.  Michael was aware of that, and kept taking both his strong anti-depressives and sleeping pills as prescribed.  In a way, he simply added our EFT sessions to the life he was leading at the time.

Since it was such a challenge for Michael to sit with me and try "this whole energy thing", I chose very unthreatening and creative wording for our first EFT rounds.  He was loosening up significantly.  And already after our two sessions he left saying: "This is not therapy. This is FUN!"

A few weeks later, Michael was oozing joy.  When I saw him recently he was genuinely pissed about his relationship situation.  He's had relationships on and off, but it never really worked out. And in his "pissedness" he was spitting out his frustration and sadness about his situation.  He's not a loner by choice.  After some time I introduced the idea to him (the physicist!) that - whether we want to acknowledge it or not - we truly do attract a reality that reflects how we resonate.  And if we're loaded with the hurts and disenchantments of the past, no wonder we either attract more of the same or no new partner at all.

And then I tapped with him on "potential and probability":  Despite what the statistics say, there has to be a woman out there that he not only would love to be with, but who would feel the same for him.  That she doesn't have to be born first: she's most likely long since around!

Even though I have no clue how to find her - I'm willing to be found.

Only two days after our "potential" tapping an attractive woman approached him at work - out of thin air!  In the meantime they emailed, they talked, they met, and they even share their love for music.  No compromise in sight whatsoever.  When Michael came to his most recent session, he said with the brightest smile: "I'm deliriously happy.  I'm still pinching myself.  And you know what?  Even if it wouldn't go on, even if it wouldn't work out with her, it would still be ok for me.  Because what happened since last week was already worth it!"  And getting a bit more serious he added: "You know ... I used to not believe in stuff like this. But now ... This is too big.  This is no coincidence ... It feels strange for me to say this, but I might have become a 'believer'."

"Converting" a scientist simply because what we do works.  I love it.

Cacina Spaeth, EFT-ADV (Munich, Germany)

P.S. - Follow-up:

In the two weeks since the last session, I received a very positive email from Michael, stating even more progress.  I'll add excerpts of it below.  To be very clear here - I did not advise Michael to just quit his medication.

"... I think you'll be very pleased to know that 'X' and I are officially a couple now.  I'm quitting the pills; the last one, tomorrow (I found info on the Internet about the discontinuation schedule so I just went for it without asking my shrink; it's very clear to me that I don't need them anymore). I haven't felt happier in my entire life.  Thank you so much, Cacina, as you know you and EFT have a lot to do with all this. Lots of love, Michael."

Newest follow up:

Michael really did stop his medication. He hasn't taken any of his pills in almost 4 months now, and the depression didn't come back either.


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