Panic And Anxiety

Surgery anxiety and EFT

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Hi Everyone,

Chrissie Hardisty details the use of EFT for surgery anxiety. Please note her comment at the end about tapping for her friend (surrogately).


by Chrissie Hardisty

I have been meaning to write re: a friend of mine - Pat -who underwent pioneering surgery a few weeks ago. Just before Christmas I taught her EFT for her chocolate addiction and it was very successful so she did have a prior knowledge of EFT.

She had a prolapse of the bladder and was told that it would be at least three months before they could operate. However, within a couple of weeks of seeing the specialist the hospital called to ask her if she would be willing to undergo a pioneering operation, never done before in this country [United Kingdom]. A specialist was to come from Europe to teach the procedure to her doctor. They wanted 4 guinea pigs. That was the good news, the bad news was that she couldn't have a general anaesthetic, just a spinal epidural which she was not keen on having at all - in fact, dreading would be a more appropriate word.

There were 4 of them lined up for this particular surgery, all on the same day. When she decided to go ahead [4 days before the scheduled surgery] she rang me up to tell me how frightened she was. I told her to tap, which she proceeded to do each day. On Thursday she went into the hospital and met the other three women who were all extremely afraid. By this time Pat was cool and calm. She was the only one who slept like a log, the only one who watched TV most of the morning before her surgery in the afternoon. The only one who didn't need a pre-med because, as the nurse said, " you don't need it you are so calm".

On arrival in the theatre, because she was so calm, they decided to give her only a local anaesthetic, and, according to Pat, it was so easy and she felt nothing. For an operation with a normal hospital stay of up to 10 days, she came out on Sunday, 48 hours after the op. Nurses were amazed that she wasn't more bruised and she has made a full recovery in three weeks.

BTW, I tapped for her throughout the day and a few times during the actual op.

Makes you think!!!!

Luv and wishes,

Chrissie Hardisty

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