Anger Management

A murderous rage is calmed with EFT

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Hi Everyone,

Listen in as Chris Shaver does more in one EFT session for his friend's rage than years of conventional therapy could hope to do. Chris zeroes in on a specific event and, from there, collapses the centerpiece of the rage. Nice work. Chris says, "And then, with this, an hour’s work done, he no longer felt any emotion about his movie or past father issues, or any traces of his current sense of rage over the issue in his house. Two months later he describes himself as "much better and back to normal with no traces of the rage whatsoever.""

Hugs, Gary


By Chris Shaver

Hi Gary,

A friend of mine was experiencing near murderous rage over a current situation in his family. He had been suffering this rage for almost a year and it was continually building up, not waning over time. He was to the point of having to flee his house for hours at a time just to suppress it or not act on it. It was all-consuming. He was very open with this information and stuck at this point of his life.

In an earlier conversation he'd let slip, in a guarded way, that his father was an abusive alcoholic. I could feel the presence of trauma in him that I've felt around others: specifically my heart chakra throbbed when I was in his presence. That is my internal thermometer for traumatic stress and it has never been wrong yet.

So two weeks ago, when my friend came to my house I asked him if we could tap on the rage. I started with the Movie Technique and asked him to tune into an incident when his father may have produced a similar rage in him. He easily isolated such an incident.

I had him frame up the incident in his mind "like a movie" but asked him not to run the movie yet... just tell me what kind of emotional intensity, on a scale of 0 to 10 it produced when he just thought about running the movie. He was a 10++.

I asked him where he felt this emotion in his body and we tapped on the emotion itself which manifested as a sick feeling in his stomach, a tightness in his chest and then a numbness in his face. This was a "chasing the pain" EFT exercise. While chasing the pain, we ran the movie frame by frame straight through to the end. Each piece of pain had a direct corollary in his movie. For example he had neck pain that he experienced when the movie started to play and he had felt "completely helpless" to stop an attack he was witnessing. So in this instance we did a complete round on,

Even though I have this pain in my neck of complete helplessness to stop the attack…

Taking each piece of pain and linking it with the part of the movie it was associated with, and tapping complete rounds on each, we reduced all the pain and the emotions to zeros. I had him play the movie straight through one frame at a time - but he declared all the rage and emotion was gone - at a zero.

I still sensed pain, however and helped him locate some other bodily symptoms that were tied to very specific memories from the trauma movie. There was tightness in his chest, jaw and throat which we tapped down to a zero on a scale of 0 to 10. This related to having to repress himself from telling his father what he really thought after the incident.

Even though I never got to tell him what I thought of him or what I would do to him because I had to protect myself…

There was also pain in his arm from where his father had grabbed him after the incident when my friend had set out to attack his father.

Even though my father would have broken my arm if I tried to attack him and I had to stop and protect myself...

And then, with this, an hour’s work done, he no longer felt any emotion about his movie or past father issues, or any traces of his current sense of rage over the issue in his house. Two months later he describes himself as "much better and back to normal with no traces of the rage whatsoever."

In this instance, I can almost guaranty you that EFT saved a life, as the course he was on would have ended one and devastated many.

In gratitude for your work,

Chris

 

 

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