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EFT side effects - EFT turned Cathie into a marathon runner

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

What might happen if you consistently used EFT to collapse many of your emotional "limits?" Would a "new you" arise? Read this article by Cathie van Rooyen from South Africa for a clue about the new vistas that may await you.

Hugs, Gary

By Cathie van Rooyen

I have been practising EFT for many years and have discovered an unusual side effect. It turned me into a marathon runner. Now, I have never consciously tapped on turning myself into an athlete, because I had a love affair with my couch. I had no interest whatsoever in running around my neighbourhood block never mind from city to city. Three years later while running a 50km road race, it struck me that it might just be a side effect of using EFT. I have tapped on self esteem issues, self confidence issues, procrastination, and other emotional issues, but not once did I tap on 'I want to be a runner'.

I have now run distances which make my mind boggle, and last year I attempted our ultra road race of 88 kilometers (55 miles). This year I am going to do it again. I have tapped on various issues which I now experience as a runner, while faced with distance and heat and blisters. But overall, I have found myself at the starting line time and time again, with no nervousness, no self doubt, only excitement. The challenge doesn't scare me, and I have given up the internal dialogue of 'who do you think you are, trying to run this?'

While running, I have tapped on my fingers on things like...
heavy legs
its so far
tight chest
blisters on my toes
I am not an athlete
I never finish anything
I am not fast enough
I am too overweight
I am too old
I am not a runner

All of these issues no longer bother me. I am excited by the prospect of seeing my world on foot. I enjoy the sights and sounds of all the different types of runners on the road. I am enjoying the challenge of willing my body to the finish line. I have new pride in my body, huge respect for my legs, my feet, my body. All of this I attribute to EFT.

I now warn my clients, who look rather alarmed when I joke with them about this particular side effect! Thank you Gary, and warn your clients!

Cathie van Rooyen
South Africa


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