Diane Kendrick of Dorset
years ago a colleague told me about a system of tapping on acupuncture points
and gave me a sheet of paper with tapping points marked on it, taken from Gary
Craig’s EFT manual. It
seemed very weird to me but I thought I’d give it a try.
had a client coming to see me the next day for hypnotherapy and proposed, with
her permission, to try an experiment. She
was suffering from panic attacks when travelling and was due to fly out on
holiday the next day. During
hypnosis, we established that her problem had started when she had fainted in a
hot place and that it’s when she gets hot, away from home, that she has a
panic attacks usually takes a number of hypnotherapy sessions, with the client
using relaxation and desensitisation techniques in between sessions.
Even then, the duration is unpredictable.
We began by tapping for ‘even though I’m afraid of having an attack
in hot places, I deeply and completely accept myself’, and, ‘even though I
fainted when I was I was on holiday, and I’m afraid of fainting again, I
deeply and completely accept myself’. As
I had no experience of the system, I couldn’t explain much about it, but she
was very open minded and desperate to get better.
could hardly believe how quickly she became comfortable with the idea of going
away, but then she started to look for other situations – this often happens
in this situation. We dealt with
trains and buses and anything else that may be connected. She called me the next day and said she was really looking
forward to the holiday and that she had just been behaving a ‘bit silly’.
Gary Craig calls this the ‘Apex’ effect’, when the client doesn’t
acknowledge that EFT has helped, often saying ‘oh well, it wasn’t really a
big deal, I was just being silly’. Do I care? Not
at all. I will use anything in my
tool-box which may help and EFT is, in my opinion, the most useful tool I have.
now introduce EFT to all my hypnotherapy clients and find that the combination
of hypnotherapy and EFT is wonderful. I
introduce it by explaining about the mind/body connection and the links with
Chinese medicine and NLP. I also
show Garry Craig’s introductory video, which is truly impressive.
The effect on my success with all kinds of conditions has been
staggering. These include habit
disorders, weight control, emotional problems, physical problems… the list
goes on. We may never truly be sure
of how EFT works, but I rather like it like that!
[Diane Kendrick, Dip Hyp, PsyV, may be contacted by email: email@example.com, or by telephone at 01202 740392]
Michael Carr-Jones of Dorset
first came across EFT when I was visiting a friend in Montreal who showed me
Gary Craig’s EFT training videos.
the beginning I was somewhat sceptical. Being a practising hypnotherapist I
thought I had all the answers!
I did start to use Energy Tapping (EFT) I was amazed at the results and the ease
with which I was able to help clients and friends to help themselves; to change
things in their lives that they had been struggling with for years. After four
or five years the list is almost endless, fears and phobias that have bugged
them for what seems like forever resolved often in a matter of moments. I now
work one to one, or over the telephone, and in groups. Just imagine how good it
is to be able to help an agoraphobic leave the house for the first time in
twenty years, or a sufferer from claustrophobia to use a lift when they have
never been able to use one before; for someone to overcome their fear of driving
on a motorway, to pass an exam, overcome your dread of flying, cats, dogs,
snakes. As I said, the list is
discovery that psychological change can occur in such a simple way is a
breakthrough in mental health. It’s a radical departure from talk
therapy, which dominated psychology in the twentieth century.
Many people still believe that the most effective and healthy method of
emotional change occurs through talk therapy, in which new knowledge is learned
or new life skills are developed through verbal communication. Although it
may not seem realistic that tapping on meridian points located on your face and
hands can change how you think or feel, we have not found another treatment that
is as fast or as effective as energy psychology.
[ For more information about Energy Psychology and Workshops, Michael Carr-Jones may be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to him at 7, Church Mews, Church Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 8UF.]