|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."
Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."
|Eric Robins, MD
Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
"I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results."
|Deepak Chopra, MD
"EFT offers great healing benefits."
"This really works... I've had great results with tapping in my own life."
"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."
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."
|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."
|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."
|Candace Pert, PhD
Author of Molecules of Emotion.
"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."
"If you're looking for ways to change your life, check out Energy Psychology, it's pretty extraordinary."
Finding Core Issues
While EFT can be useful for minor or peripheral problems, much deeper healing is possible if you assist your client or yourself in finding core issues. The events that bother us are only a problem if they resemble deeper emotional wounds. Rather than being content with using EFT on surface problems, it's worth developing the skills to find and resolve the core issues that are at the root of the problem.
Here are some questions you might ask in order to identify core issues:
Does the problem that's bothering you remind you of any events in your childhood?
Tune into your body and feel your feelings. Then travel back in time to the first time in your life you ever felt that same sensation.
What's the worst similar experience you ever had?
If you were writing your autobiography, what chapter would you prefer to delete, as though it had never happened to you?
If the client tells you they can't remember, you can ask them to simply make up a fictional event in their minds. This kind of guessing usually turns out to be right on target. They're assembling the imagined event out of components of real events, and the imaginary event usually leads them back to actual events you can tap on.