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Other Emotional Issues


Surrogate tapping and its effect on depression.

EFt Tapping Outdated ImageNote: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping but you should also explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™, and/or get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.

by Mernie Graham

Hi, Gary!

Treated a mom last week who was suicidally depressed over mental health issues with her daughter. The girl, 17 1/2 yo (which is bad, funding-wise, in most states under managed care), had used up all her funds and was about to be discharged from the psych unit of the local children's hospital, with nowhere to go. Symptoms include anorexia and bulimia and self-mutilation. She has been hospitalized for most of the past year with no progress, only deterioration. She will no longer speak to her mom, much less go home with her. Other options were quite bleak, since "locked" beds in this state are precious few.

The mom did a splendid job of doing her homework, tapping many, many times surrogately each day for her daughter [surrogate tapping is where the mother taps herself in behalf of the daughter]. I suggested to her the tapping was likely to have a carry-over effect on the tapper, but we'd have no real way to measure the effect it might have on her daughter. But to just do it anyway. She did.

This week, she reported her depression is gone and she can't believe it. (She's been depressed most of her life, but especially since the girl's dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer during her pregnancy with this child. He died when the girl was 2). The girl got a couple days reprieve to stay at the hospital, then transferred to the best, and least likely to get, facility. She has 30 days there, and it's the facility most likely to allow this alternative sort of intervention. To the surprise of everyone, she made the transition easily. Who knows, eh?

Mernie Graham


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