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Other Emotional Issues

Panic And Anxiety

EFT Newbie resolves her own major trip anxiety

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

For 30 years Elizabeth Seifert experienced substantial anxiety before taking a trip. Just before a recent trip, however, she applied EFT for whatever thoughts occurred to her. The result? The trip anxiety vanished. She says, "I was stunned with the great results."

Hugs, Gary

By Elizabeth Seifert

Dearest Gary,

I originally became interested in EFT for my own and my oldest son's extremely wide-ranging food allergies.  My son's allergies are even more extreme than my own to the point that I can write down on one sheet of paper everything that he can eat.  (And he is only 8 years old.)

GC COMMENT: Although these food allergies are not addressed in this article, I wish to emphasize that EFT can likely improve or eliminate them.

ELIZABETH CONTINUES: Well, I'm a stark "newbie" at all of this.  Last month, I had just downloaded your free online manual.  I read through most of the first part when I had to ready my family for an out of town trip.  This might not seem like much but to me, it is.

You see, ever since I was a small girl, I've always had a tremendous trip anxiety/anticipation.  The night before any trip (be it a school field or family trip), I couldn't sleep.  By that, I mean that it would take me a very long time to fall asleep (sometimes several hours). Plus, I would wake frequently during the night.  I would have dreams/nightmares of such a nature that I would feel as if I hadn't slept at all.  My mind always seemed to "go in a loop" of incessant chatter surrounding the trip. 

I've had this for over 30 years, now.

Now that I have a growing family, that incessant chatter has only increased before a trip especially since I have a long "laundry" list of items to pack as result of my son's allergies.

Well, the night before our trip to visit my husband's father, everyone else was already in bed.  I was still awake getting things together.  I finally decided to do some relaxation exercises and tap for all the things about which I could think regarding my trip anxiety.  I simply followed my intuition and tapped on my thoughts as they came to mind.

After about 15 minutes, I decided to retire and leave whatever was undone until the morning.   I did this even though we had plans to leave as early in the morning as possible, something which is not normal for me to be able to do.

Well, I am happy to report that not only did my anxiety NOT keep me awake but I didn't have the usual worrisome thoughts at all prior to falling asleep!  Additionally, I did not wake during the night as result of the loop of "incessant mind chatter", either!!!

I woke up early and feeling rested despite having to rise several hours earlier than my normal time.

This was my first personal use of EFT, and I was stunned with the great results.

Many Blessings,

Elizabeth Seifert

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