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Energy EFT Self Help Treatment: An Embarrassing School Memory
The EFT Story protocol is a hugely important pattern with many uses. Apart from the fact that it can treat any problem that has a story which can be told, it is also a wonderful training device to notice the effects of energetic disturbances on the mind/body/spirit system, to learn about de-stressing, about building a stress free path into the heart of the problem, and taking a negative memory through to a real healing event.
In this article, we find important tips on using the Energy EFT story protocol in self help, and a self help session done by Martina Konecna from the Czech Republic, who is student on the Master Practitioner course which is an excellent example how to do the story protocol right.
Added May 16, 2012 | 11,950 Reads
The Energy EFT story protocol works as follows.
First, we de-stress the person (our ourselves in self help) so everyone concerned is clear, calm and in full possession of their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual faculties.
Then we ask: Tell the story of the problem in your own words.
We pay very close attention to what happens with the person's body, with their voice, their breathing, their gestures; and as soon as we detect ANY stress marker, we stop the story and treat that which caused the noticeable stress.
This way, we build a stress free path, like step stones, into the heart of the story where the greatest disturbances lie. The client remains stress free and lucid throughout; and every aspect in the story is treated with the attention it deserves.
Story Protocol Additional Instructions
Remember a memory from school that was painful, or embarrassing.
Story Protocol Self Help Assignment:
Embarrassment At School
by Martina Konecna
(Martina is from the Czech Republic and English is her 2nd language)
When I started grammar school and was in the first class, an embarrassing thing happened to me. I went to the W.C. and when I flushed, the handle fell off and water started to rush out. From fear I didn´t confess, I left it as it was and it felt very embarrassing.
1. “When I started to visit grammar school” (-5, pressure in throat)
During tapping I felt pins and needless of my feet, one moment pressure in head. At the end of this round I was at -2 and felt sadness.
I had need to tap more on it.
2. “My transfer to grammar school”
Movement of the emotions through my body, titillation at the back of my head. (-1)
3. “Beginning of the grammar school”
I registered movements of emotions through my body again. (+1)
4. “I was in the in the first class” (-4), pressure in eyepits, sadness
During tapping as if my eyes opened and the energy from eypits stretched up. Then pressure and sticking in forehead. (-2)
5. “First class”
Feeling energy flowing around my eyes – (0), sticking in forehead
6. “Forehead, sticking feelings” (-2)
During tapping it warmed up, very pleasant feeling, it streamed as if over the head to the back and along the spine down. Expressive pleasant feeling in the nape. (+2)
7. “An embarrassing thing happened to me” (-2)
pressure in my throat, growth of tiredness, occasionally sticking feelings in my head, frozen feelings in my body.
8. “That embarrassing thing at that time” (-1)
Frozing again, shifts of energy through my body, activation, tiredness disappeared. (0)
9. “I went to the W.C.” (-3)
It worked back in the neck and in head (0)
10. “When I tried to flush” (-2)
Sticking feelings in forehead and head. (0)
11. “The handle fell off” – still 0, no special feelings
12. “Water started to rush out” (-3)
Waves of energy along my spine, frozen feelings, particularly in nape. (0)
13. “From fear I didn´t confess” (-2)
Pressure in throat, then relief (0)
14. “I left it as it was” (-1)
Fine feelings in nape and along spine. (0)
15. “I felt very embarrassing” (0)
16. “I would like to feel safety”
Warming feelings in forearms, wrists, then in my heart, chest and from there it streamed to the hands. (+1)
17. “I would like to feel more safety with myself”
Waves of energy in my back, along spine up and down, released breathing, warm in nape, then in shoulders and the whole top part of my back. (+3)
18. “I would like to know, how does it feel, when I am maximum safety with myself.”
Very nice and very strong – waves of energy, I had to go in room, warm in neck, relief, I started to smile, I had feeling, that in chest area I started to shine, (+7)
I wanted to deepen the feeling of shining.
19. “I shine.”
Warm, shining , smiling, joy, creepy feeling in my body (+8)
The lightening up of body – when this happens, it is very pleasant, joyful, nice and I don´t know how to describe this with words. (I experienced it already, but didn´t know how to repeat it) I´m very glad that it happened now.
I think, when I have worked this way, I learned a lot about the 6.senth, I could pay full attention to these various feelings in my body, because I knew (on the basis of the story), what I´ll say in the next round EFT. I could tap, relax and observe, what occurred. Very pleasant for me.
To my story: Now I would say “such a rubbish," but there were such important things involved… To be safe with myself it was so important to me (I didn´t realized it before), that set up treated nice the fear of myself.
Martina did an excellent job here; she took the time to really start at the beginning and work all the way through, carefully, conscientiously, step by step, checking in with the SUE scale after each pass to make sure she kept on track (the big challenge in EFT self help!).
She also paid outstanding attention to the physical sensations of the energy movements in her body and documented her awareness of what was happening really well.
There is merit in EFT self help sessions to likewise, document what goes on; it is really educational and allows you to pick up on certain things that got missed "in the heat of the moment" later on.
Finally, Martina did a really good job at finding the POSITIVE energy that would bring about the healing event, and to POWER UP this energy form through three rounds until she ended up with "I shine!" - a beautiful outcome and reward for an exemplary EFT self help session.
I'm hoping by posting this you'll be inspired to re-visit some of your own stories and gain your own version of "I shine!" at the end; each memory that is treated in this way becomes a star on our timeline; and when our timelines really start to sparkle - well, what might happen next ...?
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* This article is based on work from the EFT Master Practitioner Distance Learning Course, Unit 3
Added May 16, 2012 | 11,950 Reads