Helping Children Sleep and Socialize--AND--two Lactose Intolerance Cases
Below are three interesting EFT cases - two from newcomers to EFT, and one by experienced EFT'er Dr. Alexander Lees.
Helping children to sleep and socialize
I just learned about EFT through a Cheryl Richardson presentation. I ordered your Newcomer's Videos and have used the techniques on myself with some mixed success. I want to emphasize I am a total neophyte to EFT and yet am getting a lot of benefit from it.
Since your last note I began adding EFT to my children's bedtime ritual. My daughter, who is 4, was afraid to sleep by herself. She had been experiencing fears and nightmares at bedtime. Getting her to sleep always required a lot of work. I decided to try tapping her on that topic. The very first night bedtime was much easier. After 3 nights of tapping she now goes to bed alone without fear.
She also is asking me to tap her at night. She loves the attention. She now tells me what to say when I tap and what I forgot if I miss a tapping spot.
I have also been tapping my son who is 7, starting 1st grade. He has a hard time socializing. I tapped him to relieve his sadness about a friend who didn't want to play with him. The tapping seemed to help ease his hurt feelings immediately. The surprising thing is he seems to be approaching the whole friend making thing with a lot less fear of rejection.
Thank you so much for sharing this wisdom,
professional coach and grateful mom
A personal experience with EFT and lactose intolerance
By Kristine Lotoski
Here is a quick write up about my lactose intolerance experience with tapping [EFT].
1. Before tapping, I was probably lactose intolerant for most of my life. But it wasn't until my adult years that I experienced the first lactose attack that I could not ignore. Yogurt with granola was my all time favorite and a great way to get protein. It was also my nemesis.
Milk upset my stomach. So did heavy cream sauces and half-and half . Ice cream for some reason had not created any painful knots in my intestines at that point. Milk and yogurt bloated my stomach and intestines with painful gas. Yogurt was definitely the most painful attacker of all.
Also, before the tapping, I frequently ran to the bathroom following indulgence in heavy cream dishes. The pain for heavy cream dishes was a 5 (on a 0-10 scale) and my stomach and intestines broke the sound barrier. My stomach rumbled and wheezed and made some strange noises. I figured I had food poisoning. The yogurt was a 6 working its way to a unmistakable 10.
Though, I had had painful lactose gaseous attacks before, yogurt gave me a LEVEL 10 attack in 1992. Over the years I had what both my doctors and I thought were "just stomach aches'' and stress attacks. It was in the summer of 1992 that I could not ignore these aches any more. Still, I had no idea what they were.
Then it was that fall of 1992, that I had the worst attack in history. Literally, I was writhing in pain. It felt like my intestines would implode. I took all kinds of household medicines to help myself get past this unbearable pain. Nothing helped. Finally, my family, doctor and I dismissed this episode as a batch of bad yogurt.
In 1996, while a graduate student at a medical school no less, I was tested for gastro-intestinal problems. I drank barium and they did x-rays and such. The diagnosis came back as negative. My doctor said it was stress related.
2. Finally, In winter 1999, I had a tapping session with a friend of mine. She said she suspected that I had lactose intolerance amongst other allergies.
My friend tapped me for lactose intolerance for 1 session for approx. 3 minutes. She tapped me for milk, yogurt, eggs, and butter. Yogurt she said was the worst: a 10.
Then she suspected that I had more allergies. She also tapped me for wheat allergy. If I remember right, she said that was a strong allergy and tapped me for 5 minutes. I now rate this a 2. I can eat wheat now without the watering eyes and blowing of the nose. I do, however, infrequently experience tightening of the lungs. (We would have done more but she was traveling back to Ontario. )
3. After the tapping
It had been years that I lived with lactose intolerance before my friend discovered it and provided a cure. She surmises that I had it most of my life, yet no one knew. Now I eat yogurt everyday, if I want. I can travel to friends' houses for a weekend trip without bringing soy products. I still enjoy soy, but I now use their milk and creams and yogurt and eat their ice cream. It is a huge relief. I don't have to pack a cooler! I can enjoy a latte, a cappacinno, or a malted. I generally do not eat or drink these. However, if I feel like splurging at a birthday party or some celebration, I am no longer concerned about my locality to a bathroom or at what time I will be in the car traveling, etc. I can eat Italian cream sauces again.
Heavy rich cream sauces will still upset my stomach a bit. Then some diarrhea later. However, there is no urgency to get to a bathroom. The stomach upset is a 2 for discomfort. I don't experience pain nor am I concerned that I will not make it to a bathroom quickly enough. I should tap again on the heavy cream sauces in order to knock the 2 to a 0, but I am not COMPLAINING!
Essentially, I have returned to a regular life. I am so grateful for this.
Another lactose intolerance case
By Dr. Alexander Lees
Thought you might like to hear about the following case.
A client was presenting her list to me of things she wished to resolve, there were marital difficulties, child raising differences, and a host of other related issues to be dealt with. As she was reading her list, she apologized for having "the sniffles" as she called it, and mentioned it was because she'd eaten something with milk in it, and followed up with "even though I know I shouldn't."
When I expressed concern and interest, she quickly explained she'd been diagnosed as lactose intolerant and had been advised to ingest lactase, an enzyme, whenever she used a milk based food. Her symptoms were runny nose, puffiness around the eyes, and an itchy sensation (especially on the face) and, occasionally, a red rash would appear on her throat.
I asked her how long had she been taking the enzyme. Apparently for at least a month. The second question, how long had the symptoms been present, was answered with "over a year."
I gave her the briefest of explanations of EFT, and tapped the hand P.R. point using the phrase "even though I have this allergy to dairy products, which I really love, I deeply and completely accept myself." These were the words she chose to frame the problem. We repeated this three times, then did a full round using the reminder phrase "this allergy to dairy products." She said she didn't feel any different, and we returned to the main reasons for her visit for the rest of the session.
On the third visit, I asked her how she was doing with her allergic reaction to dairy products. "Oh, fine, the doctor said that sometimes some people take longer than the normal time to respond to the enzyme treatment."
We moved on to other issues, and one day, her sister was referred to me. (Approx. 2 months later.)
I asked how her sister was doing with her allergy. "Oh, that's long gone," she replied, "'Kelly' got over it shortly after she first came to see you."
Do enzymes have a delayed reaction ? I haven't a clue. Did EFT clear it in less than 4 minutes of application? I guess we won't ever know that, either. However, it was an interesting enough coincidence to pass along the story to you.
Dr. Alexander R. Lees