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First Aid

First Aid EFT for a burn - and for feeling stupid about getting burned

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

JoAnn SkyWatcher is one of many people to report on EFT's extraordinary use for first aid. I did a similar thing myself recently (touched a hot pan and burned my finger) and my results were as extraordinary as JoAnn's.

Hugs, Gary

By JoAnn SkyWatcher

Hi Gary,

While strolling through my garden, I noticed a pile of plant debris that I had stacked during the summer, including dried artichoke flowers, sunflower heads, burdock stalks, Blackberry vines and various other things that I didn't want in my compost pile. With barely a whisper of breeze about, I decided it would be a good day to burn the pile.

After I started the fire, I used a pitchfork to toss pieces back onto the smoldering pile. In the middle of the burn, the business end of the decrepit pitchfork fell off. Impatient to get on with it, I picked up some small pieces with my bare hands and threw them back onto the fire. I wasn't paying close enough attention, and one of those pieces turned out to be red-hot. Ouch! I burned the palm of my hand. After expressing my feelings with a few well-chosen expletives, I decided to use EFT to see if I could lessen the searing pain in my palm. I didn't bother coming up with a number for the pain's intensity, I just started tapping on the karate chop point immediately, saying:

Even though it was really stupid for me to pick up that burning branch with my bare hand…

Even though it really hurt where I got burnt on my palm...

Even though I wish I wouldn’t have been so stupid to pick up that burning branch with my bare hands...

In my first round, I enthusiastically used "really stupid" as my reminder phrase. My second, third and fourth rounds included ranting about how stupid I felt for picking up a hot branch with my bare hand.

Within two hours after I burned my palm, though I could still see a red mark on my hand, the intensity of the pain was down to about a 1 on a scale of 0 to 10. Five hours after the incident, the intensity was less than 1/2 out of 10 and the red mark was barely visible. So far, there has been no sign of a blister.

So, how can you use this information? Let's say you hurt yourself, perhaps a cut, a scratch, pulling a muscle gardening - whatever. Of course, if it's a significant injury, seek professional medical assistance immediately. Otherwise, you can ask yourself, "How do I feel about what just happened?" Many times when we hurt ourselves, we feel stupid or embarrassed. Just get in touch with how you feel and start tapping.

If you feel embarrassed because people are watching you tap, you may choose to go somewhere private: a bathroom stall, your bedroom, your car. The important thing is to tap and release any emotions you may be feeling so you can speed up the healing process. Just start with your setup phrase, which is in this formula:

Even though I feel (include how you feel) I deeply and completely love and accept myself.You repeat your setup phrase three times while tapping on your karate chop point. Then, start tapping on the points on your body. You can use a reminder phrase, so you remember why you are tapping. After a round of tapping, continue tapping and rant about how you feel about what just happened.

Gratefully yours,



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