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Headaches & Migraines

Surrogate EFT helps husband

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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

Annie Bathgate clearly illustrates for us that surrogate EFT can be soooo convenient.

Hugs, Gary

By Annie Bathgate

Recently I had the chance to flex my EFT muscles with my husband, a computer engineer who is a very logical person and uncertain when it comes to alternative healing techniques.  I called him at work one morning to see how he was.  He said he had a really bad headache which was only getting worse.  

I offered to try the EFT over the phone, saying all he had to do was tap the ‘karate chop’ point and I would surrogate for him the other points.  He reluctantly agreed, since the headache seemed to be mounting.  When asked, he rated the pain at about a 7 on a scale of 0 to 10, and climbing.  I find the EFT Choices technique extremely effective, especially over the phone, so we tapped on, Even though I have this headache, I choose to accept myself.

After one round with my husband tapping the karate chop point and me as surrogate tapping for him, there was no difference.  Through my experience with EFT, I know it can be effective with headaches.  Persistence is the key.  I knew there must be an emotional aspect to try, so I asked him how work was going.

“Oh, it’s very overwhelming right now.”  He replied.  “We have a huge project due at the end of the month and there’s just so much to do.”  I suggested we try tapping on the overwhelming feelings.  Even though I am overwhelmed at work, I choose to accept myself.

After one round, I asked him how he was feeling.  I heard a chuckle of disbelief on the phone.  He said, “I cannot believe it.  My headache pain is about a 4.”  I offered to do more and after two more rounds, his headache was at a 0.  Needless to say, my husband is sold on EFT and now my favorite client.

The power of this technique is thrilling for me, a healer who wants to help people effectively.  I’m humbled to have been lead into this healing tool and grateful to integrate it into my healing practice.  Day after day I am able to relieve people’s suffering and it is because of EFT.


Annie Bathgate


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