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|01-12-2008, 10:53 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Hi there, TahoeGal
I usually use EFT for getting rid of anxiousness, but I've successfully used it with getting rid of or softening all sorts of pains, like headaches, pain in my neck, pain in my legs and lots of other stuff. I've also once used it in combination with Intention-Manifestation with rapid success. Oh yeah, and recently I've gotten rid of a fear, after which I was able to finish my business.
It also helps me calm my mind to get to sleep faster.
I've also shown it to my family members to mainly get rid of their headaches
About your procrastination, sure, you can use EFT on that, but I would take it a step further and use EFT on what causes you to procrastinate. Is it a fear for something?
I tend to procrastinate because I'm afraid that I'm not good enough. Then I'd use EFT on that
|01-12-2008, 11:24 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I think it's primarily for emotional pain, but I'd also seen it recommended for physical pain, which I seem to have a lot, because of a bad accident.
I used it about a half dozen times and can't say I ever noticed a discernable difference. It's hard to say, because sometimes I did feel better an hour or so later, but many times I feel better an hour later anyhow, so who knows.
It definitely did not impress me, using it for physical pain.
|01-13-2008, 01:03 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
EFT works brilliantly! It works very well for emotional/trauma issues, and their symptoms. Sometimes pain is a symptom of underlying problems and dealing with them causes the pain to disappear. Sometimes you can just tap on the pain itself directly.
Results vary depending on how you're using it and specifics of what you're working on - there are plenty of tips and tricks I've learnt through experience for when "it doesn't work". EFT Practitioners (like me!) and the EFT website are great places to find how to make it work for whatever you need. It's not always a one-minute fix though. I've heard it said that 5-15% get no improvement - but there is usually a reason for this and in the end it comes down to the skill and experience of the practitioner. EFT is just a tool, how you use it is far more important.
|01-13-2008, 02:57 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I used EFT on myself, It has worked for me with my procrastination issues besides other kind of issues, it took some time to progress on it though because i had many many reasons for why i procrastinated, and different areas in wich i procrastrinated, it defenitely made a difference making me enjoy my work more, helping me excersize, practice, etc; as an example, i used to stay in front of the TV as if i where paralized whenever i knew i had something to do, like work, now that doest happen anymore, i just go and do it.
So, have patience, a symptom may have MANY causes, and unless you get rid of all those causes you wont see a big difference in your behaviour or symptom. Try this site Tapping.com - Free EFT Videos - Emotional Freedom Technique
|01-13-2008, 05:51 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Thank you everyone for all your input and advice.
I have started EFT, as I figure I have nothing to lose, and it seems to be well worth a try.
From what I've read, it seems like the most important thing for success is to really "drill down" deep to your issues.
|01-13-2008, 05:55 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
|01-13-2008, 07:25 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
EFT/Tapping seriously worked for me. Helped me let go of a lot of painful memories. I've been using it for a little over a year now (on and off). It works for most people, not for others.
I recently started reading Psycho-Cybernetics which talks about your inner identity. If you clear away all the block with EFT, but your inner identity still says "this is the kind of person I am" then EFT isn't going to fix that unless you recognize your inner identity and start applying EFT to that.
Anyway, that's where I'm at right now. EFT is a great thing if it works for you, but the people it doesn't seem to work for seem to have fewer internal issues in general anyway. At least in my experience.
|01-13-2008, 07:28 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Sometimes the answer is more complicated...
I have to admit that I am very enthusiastic about EFT and so I wish that I could say it works all the time, but the fact is, from my experience, it varies...
But there are reasons for that, and I think EFT works better for more people with more issues than meets the eye at first try:
On the one hand, I've found it extremely helpful with things like calming myself down, regaining some sort of emotional equilibrium, and I have also made quite a bit of progress with other issues -- my comfort level with money and sense of deserving it, fear of dogs (HUGE difference!), etc.
I have also taught it to others who find it very helpful, again especially with reducing anxiety. Especially once I work on a range of related aspects, it becomes more more effective.
I.e., fear of public speaking: fear of forgetting lines, fear of choking up, fear of bursting out into tears/giggles, fear of looking stupid, fear of people laughing etc. the more you cover the more it helps.
Also: there are different approaches. Some work better for some people than others. For example: do you make the same statement over and over or do you switch it around? do you include positive and more empowering statements, including choice statement (that's what made a HUGE difference for me. Until I started doing that, I didn't really get any results to speak of).
So I would suggest to experiment a LOT more before discounting it.
On the other hand, I am also a big believer in holistic approaches, so I don't believe that any ONE modality is necessarily a panacea for anything. I don't believe in having to choose the ONE RIGHT technique or modality.
I personally tend to combine a range of different modalities, so if I find myself very stressed, for example, I might add a combination of some of the following: valerian, aroma therapy, and deep breathing, and prayer etc. AND EFT of course, see above. Has restored my sanity many times. Or helped me sleep.
One other thing to add perspective here: Tylenol (or Advil or whatever) doesn't always fix headaches either, yet sometimes it works like a charm. Ditto for EFT and other modalities...
|01-13-2008, 07:49 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Portland / Eugene, OR
It works. I don't know how, and I'm sure all that stuff about energy meridians is total BS, but it does work.
I think it taps into some sort of primary emotional processing system within the brain. It helps you come to terms with the emotions you're actually experiencing, thus they get expressed instead of sitting around festering. The more aware you become of your emotional states, the easier it is for you to free yourself from their grasp. It's actually a lot like mindfulness meditation, only you're directing your awareness on emotions solely.
You have to want to be over the emotions your experiencing, however. If you cling to them, of course they're going to stick around. But if you learn to observe them objectively by using the EFT technique they will let go of you.
|02-03-2008, 03:46 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bristol, UK
I was very skeptical about this and to be honest I have always felt that energy flows and auras were very, well laughable. Lately however I have been reading and trying many different things as my life has not taken me where I wished and I have fallen into a very bad place emotionally and physically.
I still do not believe in energy flows and auras, but I do now believe things such as Tapping do something (I have no idea what). I used to get very intense feelings in my stomache and chest when I thought about certain issues "my worthlessness, my failure in life, my bad choices, wasted years" but after doing these exercises several times I no longer get those negative feelings to any where near the extent I used to.
Without these feeling I have felt it has cleared my thinking, and I am much more able to tackle other issues now.
My suggestions would be try it, and try again and mix some of the different styles.
It has worked for me, and even in the early sessions where I felt less effect it still left me with a strange lightheaded content feeling for a while.
|02-09-2008, 08:34 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brighton England
It has worked for me and lots of the people who I have met on training courses Tapping.com - Free EFT Videos - Emotional Freedom Technique
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
|02-11-2008, 01:38 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
EFT useless for me. I know some people have had great results, me personally, nothing actually changed in my outer life, except now i was saying more false affirmations and tapping myself more.... but my life essentially remained the same. And I was more depressed because my therapy sessions set me back into an enormous debt.
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