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Solid motivation to use Surrogate EFT

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Surrogate EFT has unlimited uses and I encourage everyone to develop their skills regarding this fascinating feature. Eileen Sullivan provides yet another use for it.

Hugs, Gary

By Eileen Sullivan, EFTCert-1

On a recent cross-country flight, I sat beside a mother and her young son. The little boy was a first-time air traveler and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy gazing out the window and watching everything go by below us.  All through the long flight, this sweet young man was well-behaved and in good spirits.  That changed, however, when the plane began to descend as we neared our destination.

It was apparent that he was becoming more upset by the moment.  First he frowned and wiggled around wildly in his seat, which he had not done the whole flight.  Then he began to rub at his little ears.  I overheard him complain to his mom that his ears hurt.  And then he began to cry.  Soon he was sobbing, poor fellow, with his mom trying to cuddle and comfort him - but also, to shush and still him.  Some of our fellow travelers, unaware of the child's discomfort, were already beginning to grumble.  In response, a flight attendant came over to find out what was going on.

The mom clearly had her hands full as she spoke to the flight attendant, while still trying to console her son.  In his pain, the little boy was thumping the seat back of the person seated in front of him, and his howls were disturbing a great many more people now.  It was obvious that his mom was in no mood to listen to some crazy stranger telling her about EFT, but the situation and the hurting little boy at the heart of it needed some help.  So I chose to try tapping on myself as surrogate for him.

Rather than say the set-up and reminder phrases aloud, I just thought them to myself:

I'm the little boy, and even though my ears really hurt, I'm a great kid and my mama loves me. I used "This ear pain" as the reminder phrase. It was a bit hard to stay focused, as the poor fellow thrashed beside me. The shrill, frantic tone of his cries eased a little after I tapped through the first round.  I took that as a positive sign and shifted to:

I'm the little boy, and even though I still have some of this ear pain, I'm a great kid and I'm feeling much better now.

Another round and he stopped wildly writhing.  Two additional rounds and he went totally still and silent.  All of a sudden, he pulled his little face away from his mama and smiled up at her.  "All better," he said.  And that was that.  Immediately, he went back to looking out the window, excited and happy again, as though the pain had never happened.  It was over so quickly, it was stunning!

Everyone enjoyed the renewed calm as we completed our descent and came in for a landing without further trouble.  As we taxied to our arrival gate, the little boy was joyfully burbling to his mom about how much he liked flying and when were they going on a plane again?  His happy chatter continued until we had deplaned and were in the terminal, where I soon lost track of them in the crowd.

I can't PROVE that EFT made the difference, of course.  The child's ears could've just adjusted, popped, whatever.  It could be coincidental.  All I know is what I observed.  I can tell you this, though: if I were ever faced with similar circumstances, I'd start tapping a whole lot sooner.  Imagine how much less pain that little boy might've suffered if EFT had been applied at the first sign of distress!



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