Dawson: I've seen a fairly rational rant on one of Robert Smith's Faster EFT videos about why the Discovery Statement makes no sense and Smith's wording does. Will see if I can locate.
Also, it would be great if Valerie takes you up on your suggestion to post the meridian/organ/emotion associations. It's an extremely valuable set of distinctions which are highly EFT-applicable and might be worthy of consideration for a down-the-road EFT Specialty Training.
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The Discovery Statement and the Chopping Block! 2 years 9 months ago #6168
Thank you so much for a fresh new look at an old chestnut.
"The Discovery Statement" harkens back to Gary Craig's teacher, Roger Callahan and TFT (Thought Field Therapy).
TFT and EFT are both presented as "acupuncture without needles", and IMHO thus reflects a more Asian perspective on healing.
I have also had the same problems you have had with presenting "The Discovery Statement" to my groups, and I do like your new way of "Bridging the Gap".
To be generous to Gary, I would suggest that:
a.) Gary did not have at the time, the benefit of DECADES of truly AMAZING and THOROUGH, Professional, Clinical, and Scientific research on EFT that you have conducted.
b.) Gary was trying to bridge a "comprehension" gap, and was using very simplistic ways to explain ideas and concepts that were pretty alien to the mainstream American psyche and mindset.
c.) Admittedly, Gary's methods of presentation bordered on "pseudo science" and "pop psychology", however, I don't think Gary was being disingenuous. Gary's early presentations of EFT merely reflected our own collective level of understanding and the Zeigeist of ALL of us at the time.
d.) To be philosophical, I guess we ALL eventually become victims of PROGRESS.
Hope that this helps,
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