| Since I
understand that a lot of how the EFT coaching works goes against what
a lot of people believe and what they are accustomed to, I have decided
to create a thorough Q & A section addressing a lot of what many
may be confused by.
Q: You keep saying that the shifts during the session are concrete
and measurable. What does that mean exactly?
A: It means that as the minutes move along,
a client usually experiences negative emotions diminishing away
in a very deep and measurable way. It is beyond just talking it
out or pumping you up, it is an actual diminishing and clearing
away of core blocks that are the source of your emotional suffering.
That is one of the beauties of EFT, the very immediate softening
of even extremely intense issues.
Q: So, are you saying its like a kind of overall relaxing experience,
perhaps the way a massage might make one feel?
A: No. While, of course, we all love a great
massage and the soothing qualities it gives us, this is not a system
of just giving you are generalized state of relaxation that only
provides temporary relief for a few hours or even a day or so. These
sessions are designed to help you permanently release painful issues
and blocks---even traumatic ones. The tapping helps collapse away
emotional distress down to the deepest mental levels.
Q: Is EFT like hypnosis?
A: I am not putting you under an induction.
Actually, you will be alert and dialoging with me on what needs
to be addressed. The tapping on issues, while tuned into the disturbing
issues, helps dissolve away the negative charge by balancing out
your energy system.
Q: I've heard that intense phobias, fears and traumatic memories
can be cured in just minutes, is that true?
A: There have been many cases where phobias
and intense traumatic issues have been permanently alleviated within
a matter of minutes (many of these cases are documented on videos
and by dozens of EFT practitioners). However, in some cases, a particular
person may have a more complex issue that may require removing some
layers of blocks, and this would require more than a few minutes
to alleviate the issue. While I don't want to create the impression
that every single person that has an intense issue can have it totally
eliminated in a few minutes, there are countless cases where this
has proven to be true. What is normal is that within minutes, wonderful
strides of progress are being made. Far more than with conventional
methods. As the minutes move by, you can have layers and layers
of even ful things dropping away.
Q: I don't understand how this silly tapping on parts of my body
can help me with things like resentment or grief. This sounds like
utter nonsense. Is this real or is it just some kind of stupid,
A: I understand that it may sound very weird
to many. Yes, it most certainly can help in issues like resentment
and grief, because when a person is tuned into an issue and has
a competent EFT practitioner facilitating the tapping, issues get
cleared away and healed.
A lot of the issue here is that the idea
of tapping and working with the bodies energy system (meridians)
challenges the established beliefs of current "experts"
and of the masses. What might help you digest this is to try and
to think outside the box a bit. Just because the masses don't acknowledge
something, this does not mean it is not valid. History has shown
us that over and over.
The great thing is that the results will
clearly speak for themselves. You don't even need much time to experience
it. Often, a few minutes are all you need to actually see that things
are shifting around in you.
Also, there are many documented cases of success stories. I suggest
going to the main EFT website, www.emofree.com. There is a research
section there and countless articles written by EFT practitioners
successfully applying EFT on just about anything you can think of.
Even the biggest skeptic could not deny that the plethora of videos,
research papers and articles that are in existence clearly show
incontrovertible proof that EFT works marvelously.
Q: I am confused, EFT is supposed to be a holistic healing system.
I've tried other holistic things out there that also speak of energy
healing and those other things are very, very subtle. You keep stating
it's concrete and that changes are felt on the spot. That's another
reason why I am uncomfortable with this and feel you might be a
con artist. That makes no sense to me, how could it be immediate????
Frankly, this sounds like a bunch of lies.
A: Tapping on the body's meridian system is
an extremely effective technology. It has been very undervalued
over the centuries and has gone virtually unknown as something that
can help people with emotional issues.
The other reason it works quite concretely is that a good EFT practitioner
will help you uncover the very specific blocks within you. A big
part of what I do is help you bring your inner blocks to the light
to be cleared away. That's also very different from other holistic
systems out there. This is not a generalized healing session. I
will help you very specifically address your blocks and beliefs.
That is also why these sessions are so highly effective.
Q: Frankly, this still sounds like it might be hokey. I am still
not convinced. The idea of tapping on my body to deal with emotional
issues absolutely stupid. I am certain this is a scam. This sounds
like New Age-y trash!
A: I understand that it my all sound bizarre.
I can assure you the tapping does work. Just because it is very
different than established, conventional methods does not mean these
"out of the box" methods don't work. EFT has been used
on even severely disturbed individuals like war veterans with very
bad Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and after just very brief EFT
treatments, their condition improved dramatically. These cases are
documented and I suggest you look them up at www.emofree.com in
the research section.
Also, on the same website, you can find footage of these vets, if
you click on the video called "EFT for war veterans."
You can actually see their improvement for yourself.
This is a science and can be backed up by the most important thing
of all---concrete results.
Q: You say that it's possible to have stubborn pain fade away in
a matter of minutes. That sounds like you are doing some kind of
weird, supernatural stuff. Is that what is going on?
A: No. I am using the healing technology that
was discovered 5,000 years ago in China when the meridian system
was discovered and its link to wellness was recognized.
Q: You help people with emotional issues and even heal physical
maladies - are you a licensed mental health practitioner or a physician?
A: No, I am neither a licensed therapist nor physician. I am a certified
EFT practitioner/Life Coach. While the information and EFT coaching
I provide is intended to inform, educate and inspire you on your
personal journey towards optimal wellness. It is clearly not intended
to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care
professional and is not intended as medical advice or diagnosis.
Q: You have emphasized how EFT can help with all these negative
things, but can what you do help me with positive things like career
success, romance and achievement?
A: Absolutely. A very significant part of
the official EFT training is called "The Palace of Possibilities."
This is Gary Craig's (EFT founder) version of how to tap into your
deepest potential and making your dreams come true. It's a very
comprehensive explanation of how our negative programming and conditioning
can block us and keep us from succeeding in life and how, with EFT,
we can clear away that limiting programming and successfully install
new patterns of success and prosperity in all areas of our lives.
In my opinion, this system is more thorough than a lot of the popular
material floating around that just speak of "positive thinking"
or goal setting. The big difference is that I can help you address
core issues and beliefs that keep holding you back. We can quickly
clear these blocks away so you can be free of them once and for
all and replace blocks with empowered habits and attitudes. Another
way of saying it is rewiring your neurology to succeed.
Q: All this talk of clearing out my core issues and blocks to succeed
sounds really complicated and like psycho babble. I think it's about
just going for it and being positive, you are complicating this
with a bunch of unnecessary nonsense.
A: Please allow me to explain things a little
more then. If a person has blocks and is carrying around all kinds
of issues of unworthiness, being inadequate, stupid, unlovable and
a host of other common blocks most people are walking around with,
how can they succeed if this programming is operating within them?
For example, if a person is striving to have career success and
is carrying around all these voices of inadequacy from things in
the past, that negative programming will sabotage their efforts
time and time again. Also, the pursuit of their goals will tend
to be an intense struggle because they are fighting all those negative
underlying issues over and over with very little peace underneath.
The "just go for it" philosophy usually doesn't pan out
too well, as long as the negative program is raging within.
The EFT philosophy is to make you a kind of "clear vessel".
When your issues are cleared out, you can more easily focus on your
goals and dreams and maintain positive focus without constant sabotage
from your "dark side". Because you've cleared that out,
when you focus on a goal or desire, your positive patterns are what
are predominantly operating. The difference shows not only in the
attainment of the goals more consistently, but also in enjoying
the journey also. Life becomes more joyous and satisfying.
Q: How does the coaching you do relate to Law Of Attraction? I have
read books like "The Secret" and I totally believe in
Law Of Attraction. Is EFT and the work you do compatible with Law
Of Attraction in any way at all?
A: The work I do definitely does work hand-in-hand
with Law Of Attraction. One missing link to the popular Law Of Attraction
teachings is the principle of effectively clearing out negative
blocks. Especially all the negative writing on our mental "walls"
that is deeply programmed within us.
With EFT, you can now release those dis-empowering blocks and more
effectively align with your desires. When you can clear out the
blocks, you can more effectively visualize and affirm positive outcomes
without as much resistance.
Law Of Attraction functions on the Vibration
one radiates based on the thoughts and emotions a person is giving
off. If a person who is steeped in negative thoughts and issues
has a very poor self image, feels unworthy, is carrying around insecurities
and resentments, THAT is the Vibration a person is sending out.
So, even if someone is affirming success, abundance, romance, etc.
the TRUE Energy that is going out is insecurity, resentment and
unworthiness. EFT and clearing out blocks helps you create a "blank
canvas" so that you can then program your mind with the things
you truly want. Can you see how your life can take on a whole new
level of possibilities with this?
Q: What's the big deal with the tapping? I see videos all over
You Tube on tapping. Why bother with doing sessions with a coach?
Isn't it just tapping on a few, simple points on the body when you
are stressed out? Can't I do it on my own just as well?
A: While You Tube EFT videos have helped
spread the popularity of EFT, it has also made people think that
all that is involved is following along with some simplified tapping
videos, tapping while just doing positive affirmations or just going
along with some generalized video. This is not accurate. Yes, some
results might be obtained by self instruction, but there is a plateau
EFT truly is a science, craft and art. It
takes skill and talent to fascilitate an effective session of tapping.
One tricky thing is uncovering your core issues and beliefs. That
is not usually something a person can do alone.
Your specific issues cannot be addressed
in a cookie-cutter fashion. You have your own particular blocks
that you are carrying around that need to be addressed. Also, most
people are not prepared to completely face all their deepest blocks,
fears, doubts and the areas where they may feel inadequate. Some
outside assistance in these matters is important. You are talking
about your life and your wellness. Everything springs from our states
of consciousness - would you really want to shortchange yourself
on that by trying to just work on this by yourself?
Q: I tried some EFT on myself with some You Tube videos and while
I did feel a little lighter overall, I was not that impressed with
it. My problems were still pretty much there. If EFT is so great,
why didn't I get very noticeable results when I tried it?
A: You did not even come close to truly applying
EFT in a thorough way. I constantly see forums or come across people
saying they have tried EFT from videos and that it's not all that
great. The people that say that are very misguided. All they did
was do a general tapping video or try tapping on their own while
not really knowing what they are doing. If that is all you did,
you have not truly tried EFT---not even close.
Yes, the tapping points are very easy to
learn. A child can learn them, but actually knowing how to steer
the tapping, knowing what to tap on can be a little bit of a slippery
road. That takes skill. Do you think that those of us that are certified
practitioners are just having you tap in a general way with some
positive affirmations thrown in? No, we are doing our best to uncover
what your specific blocks are to help you release them and bring
you empowerment. This is a bit beyond the scope of someone barely
learning the EFT basics and just trying to self-treat.