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Otherwise, you function normally. One's fear of heights is not present, for example, while one is reading the comic section of the Sunday newspaper and therefore not tuned in to the problem. Tuning in to a problem can be done by simply thinking about it. In fact, tuning in means thinking about it.
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Thinking about the problem will bring about the energy disruptions involved which then Without tuning in to the problem, thereby creating those energy disruptions, EFT does nothing. Now you will need to tap on each of the points described above while you are stating the positive affirmation. This will only take a few moments to do. If you do this while tapping the points described earlier, it is highly likely you will notice a major decrease in the issue or problem that you were tapping on.
If your problem or issue resolves completely, you are done with the tapping. Sometimes, one round of the tapping sequence while voicing your affirmation is enough to clear up the issue.
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However, when subsequent rounds are necessary, you can employ a "reminder phrase. In this way you continually "remind" your system about the problem you are working on. The best reminder phrase to use is usually identical to what you choose for the affirmation you initially used. However, you can use a shortcut if the setup is particularly long by simply saying one or several words to speed up the process and do more rounds.
For example, if you are working on a fear of public speaking, the initial, or "setup," affirmation would go like this:. Within this affirmation, the underlined words "fear of public speaking" are ideal candidates for use as the reminder phrase. Simply repeating this reminder phrase and the affirmation are usually sufficient to "tune in" to the problem at hand.
Sometimes the first round of tapping doesn't completely eliminate a problem because a new issue or issues that prevent further progress show themselves via the tapping. These issues — whether images, conversations, interactions or in some other form — are in some way related to the first problem being addressed — sometimes they are part of or the core of the cause, sometimes they are a result.
The barrier restricting your emotional health, in other words, is made up of more than one brick — and you must eliminate all the bricks. If this is the case, you should do additional rounds of tapping as necessary to eliminate all the issues, but adjust your affirmation slightly as follows for best results:.
Note the words "still" and "some" and how they change the thrust of the affirmation toward the remainder of the problem. Clinicians and clients should only do what feels right or good to them.
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You should not enter into emotional or physical waters that seem threatening. It is your responsibility to take care of yourselves in this setting. Remember professional help is easily available. Here are some cautions and advice with EFT:. It is essential for clinicians to be extremely specific with language when using EFT. The clients need to be totally tuned in to the issue of concern when using EFT.
Sometimes, when the material is emotionally painful, clients will want to disconnect from their feelings. Look for any signs that the client is becoming distracted or disengaged and make sure that they repeat the Reminder Phrase as they tap the treatment points. As with energy movement, it is essential to pay attention to the cognitive shifts that can occur with even a single round of the tapping.
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A cognitive shift has occurred when you reframe the problem. Seeing the problem from a new angle, you will often express a sense of surprise and insight. These movements can offer valuable connections and associations and may open new pathways for healing. Following a cognitive shift, you often feel less guilt and self-blame, more hope, or a simple sense of relief in an area where there has never been relief before. It is important to stop after tapping and see if you notice anything different or if something new came up after you tapped.
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This is frequently the underlying issue that is the real root of your problem. Many clients report that they do not have the same success when using EFT by themselves and on themselves. This likely has to do, in part, with the advantage of combining the energy and intention of two people sharing a single purpose during a session.
When clients are less than satisfied with their own results, it is best to find a therapist to help them resolve the issue at a deeper level. This is one of Gary Craig's other favorite sayings. The healing is done through us if our clients are open to receive it. Many people see themselves as special healers.
This, in fact, interferes with the treatment process. The reality is that they are not healing anybody; the clients are actually healing themselves. Witnessing and facilitating this process is humbling as well as gratifying. Water conducts electricity, and EFT accesses the electrical energy that flows through our bodies and minds. It is very important for both you and your clients to be properly hydrated.
That would be about one quart of pure water per day for every 50 pounds of body weight. Doing affirmations is one of the best ways to be kind to your mind, every thought you have, every sentence you speak is an affirmation of a sort. It is either positive or negative. However, you can also do specific intentional affirmations. And the beautiful thing about doing affirmations is that you can radically improve the effectiveness with EFT.
You can do this by first creating a definite positive statement that builds you up instead of beats you up. We're talking about definite positive statements to make or do, something in our lives or to create a specific goal. You can start this process with positive self-statements. Even if it doesn't feel true to begin with, you will want to do these statements or affirmations many times a day. When you wake up, when you go to bed, every time you go to the bathroom you should say them. It is especially important to tap and say the affirmations before you go to sleep. This is probably the single most important time to do it.
I can't encourage you enough to do the EFT affirmations every night.
It is one of the most important principles I can give you. When you tap before you go to bed you will give your subconscious from six to eight hours to work on your affirmations and help create them for you. If you find prayer a helpful resource like I do, you will want to integrate your prayer into the EFT sequences as I believe that will help dramatically increase the effectiveness of your affirmations. It took me a nearly a year after learning EFT before I got in the habit of tapping before going to bed, but I want you to avoid my mistake and not wait awhile before you start doing this valuable technique.
Start tapping each and every night before you go to bed. This is actually quite simple and inexpensive; all you need is a mirror and some time. You can certainly tap alone or in the dark, but I find it is far more effective to tap while staring at your own eyes, in the mirror.
This seems to provide a far deeper connection with your subconscious. It's almost as if the mirror is reflecting back your energy into you rather than going out into space somewhere. If you haven't tried this yet you really need to consider doing this profoundly simple yet powerful technique. Pay careful attention and listen to what you hear, especially focusing on any negative messages that can be blocking your progress.
You may not get any messages initially because you are so used to beating yourself up and you are not used to a kind loving thought, but listen and follow through and learn to trust yourself. We frequently have a tendency to beat ourselves up for every little thing no matter how small. All of us can use forgiveness on a daily basis and you can use the mirror to help you here also. You can start by looking into your own eyes and say, "Even though I wasn't successful or I was angry or impatient or mean or cruel," or whatever problem you need to forgive yourself for then say, "I forgive you, I was only doing the best I could.
I forgive you for holding onto those patterns for too long, I forgive you for not loving yourself. You have to try this as it is quite powerful. Remember to always acknowledge the negative thought if it is there, but don't give it a lot of importance.