"This really works... I've had great results with tapping in my own life."
|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."
|Nathaniel Brandon, PhD
author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
"The techniques of EP have provided me with invaluable tools for working with trauma. No therapist can afford to remain ignorant of this new and exciting field."
Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.
"EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school."
"If you're looking for ways to change your life, check out Energy Psychology, it's pretty extraordinary."
"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."
|Eric Robins, MD
Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
"I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results."
|Bruce Lipton, PhD
Author of The Biology of Belief.
"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior."
|Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
"EP techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel."
|Deepak Chopra, MD
"EFT offers great healing benefits."
|Candace Pert, PhD
Author of Molecules of Emotion.
"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."
Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."
Aspects in EFT Tapping
EFT uses the term "aspects" to refer to the parts of an event.
In the previous tutorial, we explained the importance of finding specific events, rather than tapping on generalities.
Within those events, aspects are the parts of the experience, and it's vital that we identify all the aspects of an event, and tap on each one till it loses its emotional charge.
Here's an example of tapping on aspects, drawn from experience at an actual EFT workshop.
A woman in her late thirties volunteered a subject. She had neck pain, and limited range of motion, after an automobile accident six years before. She could turn her head to the right most of the way, but she had only a few degrees of movement to the left.
The accident had been a minor one, and why she still suffered six years later was something of a mystery to her.
We asked her to feel where in her body she felt the most intensity when recalling the accident, and she said it was in hear upper chest. We then asked her about the first time she'd ever felt that way, and she said it was when she'd been involved in another auto accident at the age of 8.
Her sister was driving the car. We worked on each aspect of the early accident.
The two girls had hit another car head-on at low speed while turning a bend on a country road. One emotionally triggering aspect was the moment she realized that a collision was unavoidable, and we tapped till that lost its force. We tapped on the sound of the crash, another aspect. She had been taking to a neighbor's house, bleeding from a head cut, and we tapped on that.
We tapped on aspect after aspect.
Still, her pain level didn't go down much, and her range of motion didn't improve.
Then she gasped, and said, "I just remembered. My sister was only 15-years-old. She was underage. That day, I dared her to drive the family car, and we totaled it."
Her guilt turned out to be the aspect that held the most emotional charge, and after we tapped on that, her pain disappeared, and she regained full range of motion in her neck.
If we'd tapped on the later accident, or failed to uncover all the aspects, we might have thought, "EFT doesn't work."
Aspects can be pains, physical feelings, emotions, elements of an event, or beliefs.
Make sure you dig deep for all the aspects of an event before you move on to the next one. Check each sensory channel, and ask, "What did you hear / see / taste / touch / smell." Thorough exploration of all the aspects will usually yield a complete neutralization of the memory.
If there's still some emotional charge left, the chances are good that you've missed an aspect, so go back and find out what shards of trauma might still be stuck in the picture.