Energy EFT

EFT Energy - Energy EFT NEW EFT Book by Dr Hartmann

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Energy EFT: Energize Your Life With EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques

 

This is an excerpt from "Energy EFT - Energize Your Life"

© Dr S Hartmann 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Learning EFT

Dr S Hartmann, 2012


Welcome To EFTHow EFT Works - What Can We Treat With EFT? - How To Do EFT - The EFT Round - Tapping EFT - Contacting The Problem - The EFT Set Up - Stress In The EFT Treatment Flow - Stress, EFT and Energy - The Complete EFT Round - Testing Your EFT Changes - Subsequent EFT Treatment Rounds - The Healing Event In EFT - Improve Your Energy Flow - Tips On Tapping - Alternatives To Tapping - Tips On Energy - Energy EFT - The Whole Treatment At A Glance


 

Welcome To EFT

EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques is a wonderfully simple and likewise, immensely profound method to remove blockages to success, health and happiness in our lives and to quite literally, re-energize us so we have the energy, the power, the inspiration we need.

Over the last 15 years, millions of people from all around the world, from all walks of life, old and young alike have found EFT to be a reliable, easy way to help themselves and others with problems of all kinds in a whole new way.

This new way really is a new way.

EFT may be using energy points and places that have been talked and written about for at least ten thousand years, but the way in which we apply modern EFT is something that has never been done in the history of humanity before.

In this way, EFT opens the doors to experiences we have never had before and this is tremendously exciting.

When we apply EFT to our problems, not only do the problems go away, but there is more. We learn that we can become energized; that where there was fear, now there is courage and pride; where there was sadness and grief, now there is the freedom; and where there was anger and hatred, there can be love.

There is still more to it - when our emotions change, so do our thoughts and our bodies, as well.

When we feel energized, powerful and happy, our thinking becomes clearer, more logical; we gain access to the powers of our mind.

Likewise, when we are energized, our bodies become happier; they feel stronger, healthier, lighter and younger, too.

After all these years and all these experiences, it is still most wonderful to consider that so many good things can come from something as simple as EFT. All we have to do is to remove energy blockages from our energy body, and then go on to improve the flow of energy even further, and we really do become more energized in every sense of the word.

What is also wonderful about EFT and what sets it apart from the ancient forms of emotional control through energy work is that EFT is so personal for each one of us.

Instead of having to think and meditate on “off the peg” ideas or stand in a row to think the same thoughts and do the same movements as everyone else, we get to work with our own individual problems and challenges instead.

We get to choose what we want to treat, what we want to deal with; we get to have our say what we want out of life at last.

  • Each one of us is highly individual.

We were born all different to start with, and then our life experiences went on to shape us, make us more and more different with each day that passed, with each experience - good and bad alike - that was had.

So it stands to reason that each one of us has our own challenges, and our own order and sequence in which to approach these challenges as we go through life.

For some, EFT can help with health; for others, relationships are the most important issue. Someone else might want to address memories that haunt them first of all, and others may have life long problems with stress, addictions, low self esteem, sadness, grief or anger.

  • EFT allows us to direct its effects wherever we want to start, and whatever we want to apply it to.

This is truly revolutionary and it is also what makes EFT so immensely effective.

Further, we don't have to wait around for the next “sacred circle time” of therapy or healing with EFT.

We can use EFT at any time, anywhere we go; and therefore, we can treat the daily upsets and the “stuff” that happens on an ongoing basis, again highly personalised, as and when we need it.

EFT is quite literally in your own hands.

Once you have learned the simple protocol, you own it; it is yours and it is yours to use, any time, anywhere. There are no expensive machines involved; there are no repeat prescriptions. EFT is yours to use forever, and freely share with others too, and all it takes is ten minutes to show someone what to do and where the treatment points are.

What a wonderful gift - we can hardly begin to appreciate this completely.

If you are new to EFT, we can also tell you that it gets better and better with practice and experience.

Even though EFT can help you feel better right away, especially if you don't stop too soon and keep tapping until you feel really energized (this is a core part of EFT Energy!), this is still only the beginning.

When we apply EFT, we quite practically step into a whole new world of possibilities and potential, far beyond the mere symptom cessation we currently crave.

In this book you will find the new EFT Heart & Soul Protocol, all the instructions and exercises you need to get started with EFT, as well as many examples how to apply EFT for different problems and challenges directly, simply and with excellent effect.

The most important piece of advice at the beginning is:

  • Simply start tapping!

EFT works with real people who live in the real world, today, in the 21st Century. These are very different people to those who lived 6,000 years ago; we have challenges and experiences those who devised the ancient ways of working with energy could not have foreseen in their wildest dreams. We eat differently, act differently, think very differently and the range of problems we face on a daily basis were completely unknown back in the day when people lived in little villages, worked on farms and had their life's paths mapped out from the cradle to the grave, reliably.

Even if you had no luck with some of the older methods around, take heart and give EFT a fresh start.

Allow yourself to become fascinated by the EFT protocol, how it feels and how it affects you.

Pay attention even to small sensations, shifts and movements in your thoughts, body sensations and emotions - you are learning not just EFT, but important new things about yourself, how you work, how mind/body/spirit interact and influence each other in your own particular and absolutely unique case.

There are many wonderful aspects to the practice of EFT; that we start understand ourselves better and as a result, gain a better relationship with ourselves in the process is high on the list of benefits.

In this spirit, be gentle with yourself; follow the simple instructions, pay attention to your own stress levels and start by treating stress first of all so you are in a calm and curious state of mind when you start your own exploration of EFT and now, let us no longer delay and find out more about EFT, how it works, and how you can make it work for you.



 

How EFT Works


All human beings have an energy body

All human beings have an energy body.

 

Energy body is an undiscovered country

What exactly one particular person's energy body is like, we do not know as we can't see or measure the energy body.


There are some basic things we can know about the energy body:


We know some things about the energy body

  • This energy body has a head of energy, the energy mind;

  • it has hands made from energy, the healing hands,

  • it has energy organs such as the heart centre

  • and it has many energy flows and energy channels that transport energy in, through and out the energy body.

 

EFT Energy must flow diagram

  • In order to function properly, energy must flow freely into the energy body, through and out.

Sometimes, the flow of energy becomes blocked.

When this happens, problems arise in the energy body:


EFT blockages diagram

 

Please note how the blockage doesn't just affect the direct erea1 of where it is located, but how all the energy flows are being disturbed and disrupted because of it. Energy blockages have all sorts of side effects and really throw the mind/body/energy body system out of balance.

If this energy blockage was removed, it is easy to understand how this person would feel much better - from relief at the top to having more energy at the bottom, and feel more “right” in themselves, and definitely more alive, more “energized.”

In EFT,

we tap on certain energy points

to improve the flow of energy

and clear the blockages.

 

When the blockages are cleared, a person starts to feel different, better and more energized.

Emotions change, thoughts change, and many other things change as a result.

EFT Works by tapping away energy blockages diagram

EFT Works By

Increasing The Flow Of Energy

Through The Energy Body.



When there is positive, powerful flow of energy through the energy body, we experience positive emotions - happiness, personal power, feeling good, feeling compassionate, feeling loving.

When the flow of energy in the energy system is disrupted, we feel negative emotions instead - stress, panic, anger, sadness and all the many different ways the real feelings in the physical body that are our emotions have been labelled.

  • When we tap on the energy points to improve energy flow in the energy body, we can unlock energy blockages.

Energy flow improves, and we start to feel better.

  • We tap some more to improve the energy flow even further - and we get to feel even better still!

It is that simple, and because it is simple and true, EFT works so well and has helped so many people overcome so many problems.

Thereby, instead of trying to undo the thoughts or memories in some way, which has been attempted by millions in therapy for many years and with highly unpredictable results, by working with EFT at the real source of the problem, with the energy body, we finally have a real tool to “make us feel better” - for the first time in recorded human history.

As you will see, this simple yet profound discovery doesn't only make perfect sense, it has also proven itself in practice - there are now tens of thousands of therapists all across the world, daily relieving clients of all kinds of long standing problems using variations on this idea, successfully, predictably, time and time again. And just as importantly, there are many, many more individual people who are using EFT to help themselves feel better all around the world today.

Theory and conscious understanding is all good and well, but you don't really begin to appreciate the truth of how amazing and wonderful EFT is - until you have experienced it for yourself.

In a moment, we're going to learn how to do basic EFT, and you can pick any stress, limitation, fear or feeling that bothers you and try it out for yourself.

 

What Can We Treat With EFT?

EFT is not a “miracle cure.”

EFT works by unblocking the flow of energy through the energy body. This gives us a different perspective and a different way to address old problems, and this is very important.

EFT can be expected to make significant changes in all problems that have their root in the energy body.

This includes first of all, all forms of emotions.

Emotions are the feedback devices

that tell us about

the conditions in the energy body.

  • Negative emotions correspond to disturbances and blockages in the energy body, causing us to feel “bad.”

  • Positive emotions correspond to the energy body flowing freely and feeling “great.”

Real emotions have a physical component. This means you can physically feel sensations of trembling, pressure, heat, churning, pounding, fluttering and so on in your physical body. These are messages from the energy body, transmitted through the physical body so we can do something about them, just the same as stepping on a rusty nail would hurt in the physical foot.

As so little was known about energy and emotions, people in the past didn't understand the connection between emotions and movements in the energy body. With EFT, we can reliably and predictably improve energy flow and that will cause us to “feel better” in the literal sense of the word.

  • Treating emotional disturbances, emotional stress and emotional pain is the first and most important application of EFT.

Many if not all human problems have some form of emotional disturbance attached to them.

For example, when someone gets physically sick, they can also become scared and unhappy.

When we work with EFT to improve their emotions about being sick, and we improve the flow of energy through their energy body, we might not be healing their sickness, but we will make them feel better.

We will also release a lot of emotional stress from the whole person, so the body stands a better chance of repairing itself more quickly.

  • EFT does not treat physical illness.

EFT can only treat the energy system components of a problem; but in doing so, many positive effects can happen.

  • Likewise, EFT does not treat physical pain.

However, physical pain often has an energy or emotional component to it; when we release this with EFT, the experience of pain changes. This can lead to pain reduction, or the pain being experienced differently; we can't say in advance how the application of EFT will affect any one person.

We can certainly say that it is worth trying EFT on everything.

The energy body aspects of any problem we have has never been addressed at all, and here is a whole third of the mind/body/spirit triad which is awaiting exploration.

EFT can bring forward movement into many, many stuck problems and can surprisingly solve many more.

We can also learn a lot by applying EFT to our problems. At the very least, with the emotional disturbances out of the way, we can get to a much more rational assessment of what else needs to be done to completely overcome a problem.

EFT is thereby not a miracle cure that can heal all ills of mankind, but it is a new approach that can bring surprising results and forward movement into all sorts of old, stuck problems.

EFT is quick, it's painless; improving the flow of energy through the energy body is always a good thing to do so we say:

“Try EFT On Everything!”

 

How To Do EFT

EFT Heart & Soul Chart


EFT Diagram with EFT Tapping Points on it

The EFT Round

EFT uses major energy centres and special energy points or meridian points to stimulate and improve the flow of energy through the energy body.

0 = The Heart Centre. This is where we start and finish our round of EFT by placing both hands flat on the centre of the chest in the Heart Healing Position and take three deep breaths in and out.

  1. Top Of The Head - The highest point on the top of your head.

  2. Third Eye Point - In the centre of your forehead.

  3. Start Of The Eyebrow - Where the bone behind your eyebrow turns into the bridge of your nose.

  4. Corner Of The Eye - On the bone in the corner of your eye.

  5. Under The Eye - On the bone just below your eye, in line with your pupil if you look straight ahead.

  6. Under The Nose - Between you nose and your upper lip

  7. Under The Mouth - In the indentation between your chin and your lower lip

  8. Under The Collarbone - In the angle formed by your collarbone and the breastbone

  9. Thumb - all finger points are on the side of the finger, in line with the nail bed.

  10. Index Finger

  11. Middle Finger

  12. Ring Finger

  13. Little Finger

  14. Karate Chop Point - on the side of your hand, roughly in line with your life line.

0 = And to finish the round of EFT, back to the Heart Healing Position where we take three deep breaths in and out.


Take a moment now go through the sequence, starting with the Heart Healing position where you take three deep breaths in and out. Then find and touch each point in turn with your index finger.

Touch each point lightly, breathe deeply and simply pay attention to how that feels, and how each point creates all kinds of different sensations you can feel in your body.

Tapping EFT

The EFT treatment points are stimulated by tapping lightly on them.

Even though we are using our physical hands on our physical body, we are not trying to massage muscles, bones or tissue but instead it is our energy hands tapping on our energy body which produce the results.

Each individual tap is like closing an electric circuit.

As such, tapping “harder” doesn't do the trick; but tapping with awareness and paying attention to the contact between your fingertip and your body as you tap really helps.

You can tap with either hand on either side of the bilateral points. Normally people will tap with the index finger of their leading hand on the opposite side of the face. You can choose either side on the bilateral points.

Try now tapping the point under your eye, with your index finger, quite gently and rhythmically, as many times as it takes for you to take a normal breath in and out.

The strength of tapping should be light, just enough so that you feel a resonance from the tapping spreading out across a reasonable part of that side of your face when you pay close attention.

Different people have different speeds of tapping, and the speed of tapping often relates naturally to what we are tapping on. We generally show a tapping speed in the rhythm of "Jingle Bells."

For practice, turn back to the diagram.

Start with the Heart Healing position and tap all the points from the Top Of The Head to the Karate Chop point, ending up with the Heart Healing position at the end, right now to get the feel of doing EFT.

Remember to breathe deeply throughout and move towards finding a rhythm between the tapping and your breath so that the EFT round flows easily and smoothly all the way from the beginning to the end.

  • A single EFT round is from Heart Healing to Heart Healing, with all the points from the Top of the Head to the Karate Chop point in between.

Contacting The Problem

The most important part of any EFT treatment is to tune in on a problem correctly so that we know what we are tapping on.

To direct the unblocking effects to the required erea, we focus on the problem.

This can be done in various different ways, some of which we will discuss later. The simplest way of starting with EFT is by using a statement of the problem, for example: "I am afraid of spiders."

Preferably, this is spoken out loud to engage as much of the neurology as possible and to contact the problem as directly as possible.

  • It is important to note at this point that the statement is not to be confused with an affirmation (see also EFT & Affirmations in the A-Z of EFT).

The energy system is a very complex environment. Each problem has its own unique address in that energy system - there is a blockage that corresponds to the problem.

We need to get to this one specific blockage rather than all the other many places, and we do this by consciously thinking towards the problem or “tuning in” on the problem.

  • When we think about or tune in on a real problem, we can immediately notice that our feelings - the real sensations in our bodies - start to change.

This is the sign that there really is a problem, and it is affecting us physically as the energy body transmits how it feels through the medium of our emotions, the 6th sense of feeling energy movements that have no physical origin.

  • We now give the problem a description to keep our attention on the problem while we tap, and this is our set up statement, for example, “I am afraid of spiders.”

Now we assume the Heart Healing position, take three deep breaths in and out, and say out aloud, “I am afraid of spiders.”

We then start tapping from the top of the head down, and on each point we tap, we can say the set up again, “I am afraid of spiders,” or we can use a shortened reminder phrase, “Spiders” to keep us focused on the problem as we tap the whole round of EFT.

  • The more simple, forthright, direct and truthful we can be in stating the problem, the more effective the EFT treatment becomes.

Here are a couple of stories to illustrate this point.

After a demonstration of EFT for a Weight Watchers group, a lady tried EFT with the set up of, "I'm not as thin as I would like to be," and said that she felt nothing when she tapped. When she was asked to consider if that was really what she thought when she looked in the mirror, and she shook her head and whispered, "No, I think I'm a fat cow."

When she tapped using that set up instead, the shift was extreme and the release visible to all and joyful in its intensity. She has since reported that this moment constituted a true turning point in her life and she has never thought about herself in such negative terms ever again since that day.

Another lady who was pregnant and afraid of giving birth, used the statement, "I am apprehensive of the forthcoming event." Again, nothing happened.

When she was asked to find a better description that would ring more true to her, she came up with, "The truth is that I'm scared to death of giving birth."

Tapping on this provided her with the release she so desperately needed, cured her backache and headache on the spot, and allowed her to continue forward with her pregnancy without further problems.

In a moment, take a little time to think about a problem that you have, a pain, a fear, an illness or perhaps a phobia, something that always makes you depressed when you think about it, just generally any negative emotion you are happy to release now and forever.

  • Choose a set up statement that rings true to you, choosing simple, direct words that make sense to you.

  • The more forthright, direct and truthful you can be, the more profound a change you will experience.

 

Understanding Stress In The EFT Treatment Flow

We have discovered in the long term use of EFT that when people are stressed, they say and think and do and feel all sorts of things they wouldn't say, think, do or feel if they weren't so stressed.

For example, a stressed person might say, “I can't cope, I don't have what it takes, I'll never succeed at anything, I'm just a loser, nobody loves me, nobody cares, nothing in my life ever goes right, God hates me and I wish I'd never been born!”

What we have here is a flood of “stress talk” - none of it is really true, none of it has any relevance or information about the real problems of this person, and none of this stress talk makes a good EFT set up statement.

  • Everybody starts to think crazy thoughts when they are too stressed.

Under stress, everyone will generate what seem to be endless negative statements, and in the past people tapped and tapped using set ups from such stress talk and found little relief.

We have learned that in order to get a good EFT set up statement which clearly and precisely describes the problem so we can solve it, we need to de-stress first.

As soon as we start to de-stress, we can think more clearly.

In the example of our stressed person above, he was encouraged to just use “Stress!” as his set up statement. After the very first round of EFT, he had calmed down enough to say, “There is lot of pressure at work and it's driving me crazy ...” which is already much more promising than “God hates me!”

The next set up was “Pressure at work,” which de-stressed this gentleman enough to be able to identify that it was one particular manager who was setting impossible deadlines and who was the “real problem.”

Using EFT to take off the top levels of stress first and before you formulate a set up for “the real problem” avoids doing many rounds on meaningless stress talk and gets you better results, every time.

 

Stress, EFT and Energy Flow

Stress is always a sign of blocked energy flow - the energy body becomes de-stabilised and that shows up in crazy thinking, irrational emotions and also in “body stupidity” such as clumsiness, shaking, becoming uncoordinated.

When we tap EFT, we remove blockages from the energy system and improve the flow of energy, and that lowers stress immediately.

99.9% of all people and even children in the modern world are much more stressed than we realise, and they are stressed all the time.

When stress becomes too high, we quite literally go crazy and can't help but make very bad decisions, think “fool thoughts” (such as, “Nobody loves me!”) and experience all sorts of very disturbing emotions, from anger tantrums via panic attacks to crying fits.

In the past, people didn't realise just how much stress is to blame for all kinds of malfunctions in mind, body and spirit.

Many people still walk around today thinking they have “low self esteem” when in fact, they're just stressed quite literally out of their minds.

  • Using EFT to alleviate general stress is one of the healthiest and best things you can do for yourself, and teach others too, including friends, family and even young children.

Very importantly, when we remove the disturbance of stress, we get to find out what our real problems are and we can get to work on them with EFT quickly and precisely. A student on the EFT Master Practitioner course likened this to melting away the snow so you can now discover the real rocks that were hiding underneath.

We strongly recommend that any time you use EFT, start with a round or two to simply reduce stress, which will put you in a much better position to come up with good set ups to treat what is really a problem in your life.



The EFT Set Up

Now that we have de-stressed enough to be able to name the real problem, we can start with the Set Up which consists of

  • assuming the Heart Healing position,

  • taking three deep breaths, in and out,

  • and making the first set up statement out aloud

... which directs the treatment to the right place in your energy body.

It is perfectly OK to start feeling feelings in your body as you make the set up statement, to feel angry or sad or low all of a sudden as you “tune in” to the problem.

These are the exact emotions we are going to be releasing by applying EFT to them, and these emotions are going to change for the better as we do our rounds of EFT.

Remember to:

  • Breathe deeply, in and out, at least once on each point you tap; and

  • Pay attention to the feelings in your body which tell you what's going on with your energy system.

If you are tuning in on a very disturbing problem with a high emotional charge, please de-stress more first if you are afraid or you are becoming overwhelmed.

For very extreme emotional problems, we highly recommend you find a good EFT practitioner to be by your side.

No-one expects even the greatest dentist in the world to extract their own molars all by themselves; it is just common sense to seek assistance with extreme problems that cause so much stress that you can't be expected to deal with it all alone.

Seek assistance for extreme problems - it's the right thing to do.

The Complete EFT Round

Following the Set Up, we now tap all the points, starting from the Top of the Head and ending up with the Karate Chop Point on the hand, followed by assuming the Heart Healing position again for three deep breaths, in and out.

As you tap each point, repeat a shortened version of the Set Up Statement which is called the reminder phrase; so if your set up statement was,

"I'm so worried about my daughter Sandy.”

… you can shorten this down to:

"So worried."

… on each point at the same time as you tap.

The reason for repeating the reminder phrase is that we can get distracted very easily; by repeating the reminder on each point we stop ourselves from thinking about lunch, the next appointment or how the weather has changed and make sure the tapping goes directly to the problem you're working on.

Once you know where the points are, the entire round of tapping should take no more than about 3 minutes, unless you feel a strong urge to stay longer on one particular point which can sometimes happen.

A note: As you start to tap, your feelings change and sometimes they change so much that you want to start changing the reminder phrase in the middle of a round. That is perfectly OK and a good sign that the problem is already changing, evolving.

 

Testing Your EFT Changes

A great way to ascertain from yourself or others just how you feel is to put a number on it. The technical term is taking a SUE Level or SUE Scale reading, which stands for Subjective Units of Experience.

What that means is you ask yourself:

On a scale of -10 to +10,

  • -10 being the highest imaginable pain/ upset/ distress/ fear/ sadness/ discomfort, and

  • +10 being the highest level of joy/happiness/feeling great,

... where would you rate what you are experiencing at this moment?

Where are you on the SUE scale right now?

A tip: Sliding your finger over the scale and paying attention to what “feels right” can be a very helpful indicator.

You can use the SUE scale for measuring stress, the severity of emotions as well as for physical sensations and even for beliefs which might be a problem:

On the SUE Scale:

  • how stressed are you right now?

  • how depressed are you right now?

  • how painful is your leg?

  • how bad is your fear of heights?

  • how distressing is this memory?

  • how much do you love this person?

  • how true or untrue is this statement?


SUE Scale for EFT Treatments Subjective Units of Experience

Before you begin tapping for any subject or problem, take the time to take a SUE rating and make a mental note of it. Then, when you have completed a round of EFT, check the SUE scale again to find how much has changed.

This is also a good way to be able to assess how well the treatment has worked and if you need further rounds of EFT.

Sometimes, the problem can go from -10 to +10 in a single EFT treatment round.

This is also known as the “EFT One Minute Wonder” or the “EFT Miracle” and it's awesome when that happens.

More often though, you start with a -7, and after a round of tapping, the severity is reduced to a -3 or -2.

  • This means that the situation is evolving but there is more EFT to be done.

Also, and this is a unique feature of energy work, we don't stop at the “zero point of nothing” but we want to IMPROVE energy flow into the positive wing of the SUE scale. That's where we really start to feel better, come to life, and get close to “living life with a full battery,” as one person described it.

Using the SUE scale helps keep your EFT treatments on track. It's a great way to measure your stress, measure your improvements, and to make sure you don't stop too early when just one more round could turn the EFT treatment from mere pain relief into a really exciting, energizing, healing experience.

  • A tip: Use the SUE scale for one week to test your stress levels every day and tap to improve the flow of energy until you feel good and empowered, a high positive on the + side of the scale.

This will really help you develop a much better understanding of how stress and energy flow interact, and will make for a much better week.

Subsequent EFT Treatment Rounds

If the original set up statement was, "I have this problem," you have tapped a first round on "this problem," and upon checking with yourself, this problem is not as severe any longer but still noticeable, change the set up to:

"I still have some of this problem."

When you're down to a rating of "Oh its a tiny little bit now!" which would be a -2, or -1 on the SUE rating scale, do the next round of EFT with the set up of,

"I want to completely overcome this problem now!”

When you get to the Zero Point of Nothing in the middle of the SUE scale, where the problem has gone and you don't feel anything about it any longer, it is time to think about how you want to feel. Now, instead of thinking about the problem, we want to think about what positive emotions or what kind of energy we want in our lives, and use these for our set ups instead, for example,

I want to feel amazing!”

This takes you to the positive side of the SUE scale as you are starting to feel positive emotions as the energy flow improves.

Now to improve your energy flow even further and to bring up your SUE reading towards the high positive numbers (+7 and above) tap a round for,

I want to feel EVEN MORE amazing!”

... or any positive phrase, want or desire that comes to your mind.

Really pay attention to how good it feels when energy flows better and enjoy the sensations!

And that's it! EFT is as simple as that.

There's no need for you to worry about getting it wrong, or getting the wrong set statement.

 

All EFT you do is good for you!

 

Any EFT you do stimulates the energy system, improves energy flow, releases old energy blockages, relaxes you, calms you and makes you feel better. With practice, you'll get much better at spotting good set ups and your EFT will go from strength to strength.

 

The Healing Event In EFT

You might have heard and read many EFT stories about people tapping for something, and then something amazing happened.

Not only did the problem disappear instantly, there was a moment of enlightenment where everything changed. Not only had the problem completely disappeared, the person was amazed and excited, quite literally jumping for joy. It is precisely these kinds of Healing Events that have inspired so many people to take up EFT and want to share this joy with other people.

Also known as the “One Minute Wonder” and the “EFT Miracle,” these lightning strikes of healing are simply what we now call energy “Healing Events.”

A major blockage is taken out of the energy system and all of a sudden, energy can flow freely again, often the first time in a long time, and there's a rush of energy which was trapped behind the blockage, causing that amazing “lightning strike” sensation which truly is an event2. Once you have felt that, the world will never be the same again; and we now think of these Healing Events as true “enlightenment experiences.”

What was so mysterious before has become quite simple. It's just like finding the one light bulb in a chain of Christmas tree lights and giving it a little tap and in an instance, there is a bright flash as all the lights come on when there was only darkness before.

The Healing Event is the biggest difference between energy work and other forms of therapy.

  • Every time we tap EFT, we always seek a Healing Event.

When we improve energy flow step by step using the SUE scale and bringing it up higher and higher, one tap at a time, one round of EFT at a time, a Healing Event has to happen eventually.

It structurally can't not happen - once energy flow reaches a certain level, that breakthrough has to occur and the Healing Event comes into being.

When that has happened, the problem as it was will never come back in its old form. It really is solved, once and for all. We can say as well that until the Healing Event has happened, the problem isn't solved completely, it can come back and then we have to tap on it again.

We always seek the Healing Event, but that doesn't mean we have to be disappointed if it doesn't happen in the first couple of taps, or even in the first session.

  • As long as we keep improving the energy flow, we're heading in the right direction, towards the Healing Event.

We sum this up by saying, “You don't have to solve it, only evolve it!”

A single point movement on the SUE scale towards the positive side and the +10 is a step in the right direction.

Keep improving the energy flow, and the Healing Event will have to come in the end. It's great if that happens in one tap, or one session; but it is just as good if it takes two or three sessions.

Keep improving the flow of energy, and you're heading in the right direction towards the Healing Event, that enlightenment moment of real change which is the hallmark and the gift of modern energy work.

“You don't have to solve it, only evolve it!”



Improve Your Energy Flow

For practice, now have a go at improving your energy flow with EFT.

Start by finding a number of how stressed you are overall, right now.

Now do a full round of EFT, starting and finishing with the Heart Healing position, with the Set Up of “Release stress!” and the reminder phrase, “Stress” as you tap on each point.

Breathe deeply in and out as you tap slowly and mindfully.

When you have completed the round of EFT, check your level on the SUE scale - what is your number now?

When you have reached 0, do the next round for, “I want to improve my energy flow!” as the Set Up in the Heart Healing position, with the reminder phrase of, “Energy!”

Repeat until you get into the positive side of the SUE scale.

Pay attention how this makes you feel, the real feelings in your body.

  • Practice this simple stress -> calm -> feeling positive basic EFT treatment. It will teach you how to do EFT.

  • Once you have learned how it works, you can then apply EFT to your specific problems.

 

Tips On Tapping

  • It is your energy hands tapping on your energy body which is doing the work in EFT. To know this helps to activate your “healing hands” and improves results.

  • Tapping “harder” isn't going to help. Pay attention to the feeling of the contact between your fingertips and your body; tapping should feel pleasant and relaxing to you. Experiment with how tapping feels best for you personally.

  • Tap lightly and rhythmically, using your index finger.

  • Breathe deeply in and out while you tap. Always take time for one deep breath in and out between points.

  • Keep relaxed as you tap. Loosen your shoulders, relax your face, your neck and your arms, your wrist, hand and fingers as this helps with energy flow.

  • Move your body a little to keep it loose and relaxed as you tap.



Alternatives To Tapping

Instead of tapping, you can also stimulate the points by massaging them gently, and simply by touching them.

  • Try for yourself a round of EFT with gently massaging the points instead of tapping;

  • and a round of EFT where you place your index finger on the points and breathe in deeply on each point.

Massaging and holding the points can be a good alternative if you have a headache, for example, a toothache, or you would like to reflect deeply on a topic.

If in doubt, just tap.

 

General Tips On Improving Energy Flow

There are three things which can help improve energy flow when you are doing an EFT session.

The first is breathing.

When we become stressed, we start breathing irregularly and shallow; reminding yourself to breathe deeply really improves energy flow.

Sometimes it can be very beneficial to step outside for a moment of breathing fresh air, or opening a window to let some fresh air in.

The second is movement.

Move your body, relax your shoulders and neck.

Sometimes it really helps to get up and shake out your hands and feet to encourage energy flow; but in general, pay attention to any parts of your body that feel locked up, tense or tight. Taking a moment to make movements to “unlock” tight muscles and sinews can really help your EFT sessions along.

The third tip is to have some water handy and drink a few sips in between treatment rounds.

This also helps to wake up your body and your energy system and adds extra fresh energy as well as avoiding getting dehydrated if you are doing a number of EFT treatment rounds on a particular problem.

 

EFT - The Whole Treatment At A Glance

Before you start: Are you very stressed? If so, do a round or two simply on “Stress!” to relieve stress from your energy system and so you can think more clearly. When you are ready:

Step 1 - Name the problem, clearly, directly and truthfully.

Step 2 - Take a SUE reading of how bad it is right now.

Step 3 - Assume the Heart Healing Position, take three deep breaths in and out and say the set up statement out aloud..

Step 4 - Repeat the set up statement or a shortened reminder phrase and say this on each point as you tap from the Top of the Head to the Karate Chop point. Always take one deep breath, in and out, before moving on to the next point.

Step 5 - Return to the Heart Healing position and take three deep breaths, in and out..

Step 6 - Take a new SUE reading. Any movement up towards +10 is good!

Subsequent Rounds - Choose a new set up to remove any remaining energy blockages so the problem goes down to zero. Then - Do more rounds of EFT to improve the energy flow beyond zero and into the positive wing of the SUE scale, all the way up to +7 or above.

Congratulations!

You have learned how to do Energy EFT!

 


Welcome To EFTHow EFT Works - What Can We Treat With EFT? - How To Do EFT - The EFT Round - Tapping EFT - Contacting The Problem - The EFT Set Up - Stress In The EFT Treatment Flow - Stress, EFT and Energy - The Complete EFT Round - Testing Your EFT Changes - Subsequent EFT Treatment Rounds - The Healing Event In EFT - Improve Your Energy Flow - Tips On Tapping - Alternatives To Tapping - Tips On Energy - Energy EFT - The Whole Treatment At A Glance


This is an excerpt from Energy EFT by Dr S Hartmann. To order the book, view the full Table of Contents and offers, please go to http://dragonrising.com/store/energy_eft/

Energy EFT (2012) is available from February 2012 from all good book shops, online and off.

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