EFT Case Studies

Using EFT for addictions and cravings.

Client was trying to lose weight and had an addiction to crisps, she had to have them in the house and whenever she went out to the pub she had to have them there. Not surprisingly this was affecting her desire to lose weight significantly. First of all we did a breathing exercise, and then tapped round on the intensity of craving it was an 8 out of 10. We also worked on what it was particularly about the craving, the smell, the texture etc. the craving gradually reduced to a 3,then client had a flash of memory recall. She recalled sitting in her parents car, age 6 waiting for her parents to come back out of the pub. Her parents had gone for a drink and 'left her alone'. This feeling of loneliness had become associated and a trigger for her craving-she felt that the crisps could compensate for her social isolation.This was a core issue, so we worked on this within the matrix and reprogrammed the memory with new imagery. When we checked the craving intensity after the initial memory collapsed, the craving had disappeared. Client's addiction was resolved and consequently her weight loss increased.

Using EFT for acute emotional distress.

Client had a row with her partner and was suffering extreme emotional upset-crying, obsessive thinking and distress.Together we did a few rounds of tapping to bring down the emotional intensity, which was 15 out of 10. As the client began to calm down she was able to talk about the incident and specific keywords kept coming up, 'offended' and 'torn-up'. As we tapped around these words a specific memory cropped up, it was a memory of her parents arguing.In the memory she was about two years old sitting in her high chair, playing with her rattle. The argument between her parents went out of control and the newspaper that her father was reading ended up being torn to pieces. We went into this memory in the matrix and did some significant healing work with everyone that was involved. The memory had made a trigger in the client's subconscious mind and when it was re-activated the client had gone back to being two years old. This strategy is employed by the sub-conscious so we can protect ourselves from further harm, useful when there is a clear and present danger like fire, but not so useful when it provides a barrier emotional healing in the present day. Together we diffused and healed the memory and checked that the client's present distress had resolved to a lower level. It had, and the client was able to have a clear conversation with partner about the incident without getting too upset to speak.

Using EFT when taking a Driving Test

Client had been taking driving lessons for some time and was ready for driving test, however he felt extremely nervous. I worked with the client, teaching him basic EFT technique and a breathing technique to help calm himself down. We also did a lot of positive visualisation work on him completing the aspects of the test that he felt particularly worried about - parallel parking. The subconscious is primarily programmed to deal with pictures, visualisations, so this represents an extremely effective way of using EFT for future events. My client went for his test and whilst waiting for the examiner did some discreet tapping to keep himself calm, he said this really helped. The parallel parking part of the test went perfectly and my client passed his test. So as you can see EFT is a very useful tool for dealing with future events also, once you have learnt this technique you may want to try it on everything!