Q: What if I have many similar traumatic events in my history?
A: I always ask people to tap on this first: “Even though I have similar traumatic events in my life, I ask my body to show me which one I should focus on first to release and process my reactions to it.” I also let the client know about the generalization effect of EFT: that when we tap on the events with the most emotional charge first, many or all of the other similar events lose their emotional charge eventually—there comes a “tipping point” when the charge on similar events suddenly disappears without tapping. People feel much more at ease knowing that they don’t have to find and tap on every single event. It is still important to get to the specific aspects in the events or memories that are tapped on. It’s about getting to the root cause and belief that was created from these similar traumatic events. This means that not only is the emotional charge of the event processed, but also the limiting belief is uncovered so that a natural cognitive shift and new belief unfolds.
— Jenny Johnston, Certified EFT Practitioner and Trainer