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Other Emotional Issues


Jaqui Crooks used EFT to overcome her Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Here's some useful EFT advice for those who experience forms of depression during the darker, gloomier days of winter. It is offered by EFT Master Jaqui Crooks from the UK.

Hugs, Gary

By Jaqui Crooks, EFT Master

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who are now in the deep, dark, short winter days, the lack of natural light can be a problem.

Often we go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and summer and sunlight seems a distant memory.

This can be where people suffer from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. This can lead to a low level of depression, or something more serious. It’s certainly not something that people look forward to.

I suffered from SAD for several years and I finally cleared it using EFT. If you’d like to try out my method, enjoy yourself and play with the technique below in a way that works for you.

  • Think about getting up in the dark, looking out of the window at a dark grey day. What does that picture look like? Is it black and white? Coloured? Clear? Hazy?
  • Step into the picture. Check where you have that feeling of lowness in your body. You might want to check if it has a colour or a shape. Gather as much information about the feeling as you can.
  • Imagine stepping out of that picture and take a couple of breaths.
  • Create an image of you in the summer, somewhere you love to be. It could be in the country, at the beach, somewhere with sunlight and warmth.  What does that picture look like?
  • Step into the picture and really feel what it’s like when you are full of energy, warm and feeling great. Where is that feeling in your body? Colour? Shape?
  • Step out of the picture and take a couple of deep breaths.
  • Now for the tapping! I have given some suggestions below, but please fill in the blanks with your own words and feelings as that is what will make this work for you.
  • Even though, when it’s winter and it’s dark, I have that low feeling in my….(solar plexus) and it’s ….(grey and soft and stuck ) I deeply and completely accept myself. 3x on the Karate Chop point, followed by the rest of the points with a reminder phrase such as winter, dark, low, sad.
  • Back to the Karate Chop point.
  • Even though when it’s summer and I have that feeling in my ….(heart) And it’s ….(blue and shiny and moving),I deeply and completely accept myself. 3x on the karate Chop point. Complete the round with reminders such as Joyful, bright, light.
  • Back to the Karate Chop point.
  • Even though in the winter, I feel low with that dark grey feeling, I choose to feel the summer joy and brightness, even when the sky is dark and the weather is bad and I deeply and completely accept myself.
  • Even though I used to have those feelings in winter, I choose the part that creates those old feelings, to create the summer feelings instead.
  • Even though I’m used to feeling low and sad in winter, I chose to feel sunny inside instead.
  • Complete the round with reminders such as sunny, bright, joyful.

For some people the image they see will be stronger and for some people the feelings in their body will be stronger. Just use whichever works best for you and notice the difference when you wake up on a grey day.



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