Dear EFT Community,
Christine Metawati relates how her client felt better on several fronts after the EFT session, but the presenting problem of dizziness (BPPV) remained unsolved. Later, the client reported that her BPPV disappeared not long after and she was convinced EFT speeded her recovery. It's interesting to see how even when we think we have failed, EFT can carry on working.
By Christine Metawati, CCHT, RMT, CET
"Lily" (not her real name) contacted me to find out if EFT could help her heal a physical condition. It's called BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) and started several years ago. It made her feel "seasick" even when she was on land. She would feel dizzy just getting up from her couch.
At the beginning of our EFT tapping session, I asked Lily what would happen if she were "healed" from this condition.
Her answer was that she would have no excuses for what wasn't working in her life. She also thought that it would mean that she would be able to work harder at building her online business. Because our ears house our balancing mechanisms, I wondered if there were some fears about being balanced on an emotional, mental, or even spiritual level. I asked her to consider what the downsides of being in balance could be.
At first, it was challenging for her to think that there was a downside to being healthy. She saw that if she was balanced, she would be eating properly, exercising and having money coming into her life. She said, "I want to show these people that I can do it, that I am capable of doing what I say I would. My parents are disapproving of how I am living my life."
Curious, I asked whether she felt anything in her body as she shared that thought with me. She mentioned that she felt some tension at the base of her skull as well as pain in her right hip and on her back.
"I don't know how to handle being important," she then said, and added as an afterthought, "I want to be an expert in what I do."
To remove the edge of her increasing emotional intensity and physical discomforts, we started tapping rather globally on feeling dizzy, fear of being balanced, not knowing how to handle being important, the desire and pressure to be an expert, as well as her parents disapproving of how she was living her life.
"Even though I am feeling dizzy, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I have this fear of being balanced, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I don't know how to handle being important, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I have this desire and pressure to be an expert, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though my parents disapprove of how I live my life, I deeply and completely accept myself."
She reported feeling lighter and better after these tapping rounds.
I asked her to test whether our global tapping had any effects on her symptoms. She noticed that she was still having the dizzy spell when getting up from the couch.
We tapped on:
"Even though I feel this dizziness won't go away with EFT, I allow myself to receive healing easily and safely, as I deeply and completely accept myself."
After a couple of rounds of tapping, Lily switched to a new aspect. She brought up the concern she was feeling toward her current business situation. She had been working long and hard trying to get a new project off the ground. A part of her was worried that she would work long and hard forever, and that just wouldn't do! We tapped on this, too, and brought the fear SUD Level of intensity down from a 5 out of 10 to a 0 out of 10.
But we weren't out of the woods yet; another new aspect showed up!
She was fearful of making certain decisions involving her new business venture. Intellectually, she knew that no decision would be bad: "None would be a wrong decision, so I can just pick one and go!" But she couldn't.
I asked what she thought was the worst decision she had ever made in her life.
She talked about her decision to get married. There was an incredible sadness she had been holding about it (a SUD Level of 9 out of 10) as well as anger at both herself and ex-husband for not being mature, for not making it work, for the time loss, and so on. We tapped on both the sadness and anger until her SUD level went down to 0, at least on the sadness.
She went on to explain how she went ahead with the marriage because she so wanted to be married, despite sensing at some level that it was not the right thing for her to do. She felt hugely embarrassed by the people who came to her wedding and gave her gifts; she wanted to return the gifts, but they said no. We tapped on the embarrassment.
Then she said, "I am a pain in the neck, because I don't listen to my own guidance!"
So, we tapped on her being a pain in the neck and how she had ignored her own guidance about marriage, and perhaps even other times in her life. As we tapped, we played with the possibility that her ear condition was trying to tell her to pay attention to her own guidance.
After tapping several rounds on this, Lily said that her neck and headache felt better. She reported feeling a lot happier and lighter.
I asked her to test how she would feel getting up from the couch. She said that she still felt the dizziness. We agreed to end the session there, even though her symptom didn't change much. She was feeling better in other ways.
Two months after our EFT session, I received this sweet email from Lily:
"I'm long overdue an email to you. While EFT did not seem to help my dizziness the day we worked together, my recovery was very speedy after that. When I saw the doctor, he said that I was getting better on my own and there was nothing he could do for me. Just a couple of weeks after that I realized I felt just fine, and I've felt fine ever since. So as far as I'm concerned, EFT hastened my recovery, and that's a good thing."
It was such a pleasure to receive her email and find out how she continued to feel better long after our one EFT session ended. I love that Lily attributes her speedy recovery to EFT. Yes, EFT is a good thing!