The Role of EFT in Healing Breast Cancer
Dear EFT Community,
Bill Jensen, certified EFT practitioner, sent in this article, stating: “A few weeks ago a client of mine sent me this account of our joint experience in addressing her breast cancer with EFT and has given me permission to share it with the world. I am sharing it here in its entirety.” The client titled her account “The Role of EFT in My Alternative Healing of Triple Negative Invasive Carcinoma of the Right Breast—Diagnosed January, 2011.”
By Sandra Fackler of Twin Falls, Idaho
After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having two surgeries, when I refused the standard chemo and radiation treatments, my oncologist gave me the name of a book: Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD. I was determined to put my cancer into remission by using supplements to boost my own immune system; beyond that I was at a loss how to proceed.
While the tumor had been found timely, pathology showed that I had a second form of breast cancer as well and had cancer cells already in both blood and lymph systems.
From the book, I found out one of the big items standing in the way of the body’s own healing system is old emotional wounds; I determined to do mind-body energy work to solve that as well as ongoing problems with family members, which continued to be stressful.
I was already familiar with EFT and while I had successfully used it for occasional headache or painful muscles, I thought I needed a professional to help me get the most from the technique. Alone, I would find my mind wandering and never finished the needed rounds to persistently release emotional blockages. In my situation, I needed to do EFT well and often.
Using the Internet I found a certified EFT practitioner in Burley [Idaho], William “Bill” Jensen. We met in person at his office for two non-consecutive sessions. The rest of two years, we met by telephone, mostly once a week, for an hour of what I think of as support for the cure. Each session we discussed my current stresses with family and/or relationships and then we would tap on one or more issues.
Often during the tapping, I would receive strong intuition about specific things I could do, or ways I could think about issues in my life to relieve the tension and be at peace with things I couldn’t change.
I was pretty much a responsibility sponge most of my life, but gradually we changed that way of thinking. I found myself having actual boundaries, and being able to say no without guilt as I learned to put myself and my health first in my life. Finally, at the end of two years, my oncologist declared that I am in remission and have no detectable cancer anywhere in my body.
I learned so much from Bill and Emotional Freedom Techniques. My life is in my control much more than ever before in my 73 years of life. I still have a large helping of daily stress, but, thankfully, I take one day at a time and remain calm. I’ve developed my creative side again and am working on a second book, this one of poetry and watercolor art.
I continue in better health and believe the best is yet to be.
I’m very grateful for Bill’s excellent guidance in using EFT to heal my body and change my thoughts, as well as his support and friendship.
Breast Cancer Care: Clear Underlying Emotional Conflict
Dear EFT Community,
In this article, JoAnn SkyWatcher, author of Touched by a Miracle: EFT Healing Stories, writes about a breast cancer patient who used EFT to help her clear the conflicts that she was having, including any blocks to healing as part of her cancer care.
By JoAnn SkyWatcher
Belinda, a woman in her middle years, recently learned that she has breast cancer. She switched to a raw foods diet and immediately started losing weight. She also started seeing different therapists.
I explained to her that EFT could help her clear any conflicts that she was having, including any blocks she has to healing.
Though Belinda lives close enough that we could have done a session in person, we decided to do a phone session to save time. The way that I like doing EFT is to get to the biggest underlying issue, and for Belinda her biggest conflict centered around spending so much time taking care of her elderly parents that she hasn’t allowed time to take care of herself.
The intensity of the conflict was a 10, and when I asked her where it was located in her body, she replied that it felt the most intense in her throat and third eye. Then she noticed that it had become entangled in all of her chakras.
When we did up the set-up phrases we included statements such as, "Even though:
- There is a part of me that doesn’t think this is going to work, I love and accept myself.
- I doubt that this will work…
- It’s a juggling act with a few too many balls in the air...
- I have this conflict with taking care of my parents and not taking care of myself...
- I haven’t been taking care of myself…"
During the first round, we used “It’s a juggling act” as her reminder phrase. I could hear her laughing when she repeated, “It’s a juggling act.”
After each round of tapping I asked about the intensity level in her chakras, reminding her that it had been a 10 when we started. At the end of the first round, the intensity dropped from a 10 to an 8. We talked a little more, and it seemed that it might have continued to drop, so I repeated my question. It had dropped to a 6.
To determine what her “sweet spots” were, I asked which of the points that she had tapped on felt particularly good. She came up with four points that stood out for her (her collar bone, side of the eye, above the lip and the top of the head).
I told her that in the future, when feeling any anxiety or frustration, she can tap or press on her sweet spots for instant relief. The next round of tapping brought the intensity down to a 4. I could hear her yawning over the phone. I reminded her that yawning is a release. She said that she was feeling more relaxed as she tapped.
On the third round, she tapped on all the responsibilities that she had with her parents, and how she had forgotten about herself. She also shared how she hadn’t taken care of herself, and that she would eat a carton of Häagen-Dazs ice cream for dinner.
One of her set-up phrases was: "Even though I used to eat a carton of Häagen-Dazs for dinner, I love and accept myself."
At one point as we were tapping, Belinda blurted out, "I’m important!" and so we finished the round with her tapping on "I’m important!" Her intensity dropped to a 2. Belinda shared with me how she was getting other people involved with all of the jobs that she had been doing for her folks. She was going to continue to lessen her load and shifting her focus to taking good care of herself.
With her final round of tapping, we didn’t use any set-up phrases (because the intensity was less than 3). We started with: “I am important!” I encouraged her to come up with her own affirmations as we tapped.
The affirmations included:
- I am important
- I remember I am important
- I take good care of myself
- I count
- I make time for fun (she really liked this one)
- The cancer is dissolving as we speak
- We have fun at my Titty Party (she had told me she was going to have a breast party)
- I am healthy
- I am whole and complete
Belinda was really laughing after this last round. Her intensity dropped down to 0. She said that she was feeling really relaxed. I asked if she was familiar with Louise Hay’s work, and she said she had several of her books. I shared this affirmation that Louise uses for breast problems.
Caregivers have to remember to take good care of themselves or they can end up getting sick themselves. It truly is a balancing act to take care of oneself and to take care of parents. Belinda is learning how balance her own life with her obligations of taking care of her parents.
Now she has EFT as a tool with which to help herself with her cancer care. ￼