EFT Tapping Persistence and 9 Gamut for Pain

Dear EFT Community,

Edith Howell tells of using EFT’s Full Basic Recipe (which includes the 9 Gamut Procedure) to help Maria, a restaurateur suffering severe unexplained pain that threatened to put her out of business. The pain disappeared in one hour-long session. Maria continued using the protocol Edith taught her and did it every day to make sure the pain did not return. Several years later, she reported that she was still pain-free.

-EFT Universe


By Edith Howell, EFT Cert-1

As I was reading through my case histories, I found the story of Maria. This story happened many years ago and it was significant to me because what transpired that day at her Mexican restaurant was the fuel that I needed to keep going with EFT to heal all the multiple and complex aspects related to the chronic illness that I have been suffering for 14 years. You see, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and I was so sick and living in a perpetual state of desperation and hopelessness.

Can you imagine feeling that you are dying inside day and night while raising young children? And my husband and I had already spent thousands of dollars trying to find a cure.

That is why I was so incredulous when I found out that I could downloadThe EFT Manual for free and that I could practice EFT on me to see if it would work before I dived into the serious study of these amazing techniques.

The truth is that while I was finding resolution to many traumatic childhood issues and specific life events, I did not experience a fantastic dissipation of pain like it happened to Maria in just one session. Of course, we were two different individuals with different situations and our own stories were unique. And on top of all of that, I had been sick for so long.

But this is what happened that day: Maria’s husband came to our table, with a sad look on his face, and told us that he was thinking of selling his restaurant because his wife had been suffering this tremendous pain in her feet for some time. She couldn't stand and cook for very long due to the severity of the pain. She had already gone to the UCD Med Center in California and, after lots of testing, the doctors acknowledged her physical pain but could not diagnose her condition.

Maria spent thousands of dollars at the Med Center without getting any relief. In desperation, she went to Mexico to seek medical help; again, she did not get any favorable results. While in Mexico, she also tried magnet therapy, but it too did not help.

After listening to him, my husband and I decided to offer her an EFT session right there and then.

Maria accepted, but I could see that she was uncomfortable. There were many people at the restaurant, so we found a secluded corner. I asked her questions and then I guided her using what used to be called “The Basic Recipe” including the 9 Gamut Procedure, which includes performing nine different actions while tapping the Gamut point continuously.

We tapped:

“Even though I have all this stress in my body, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I cannot stand on my feet, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I am so sick, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though the doctors can’t help me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though my husband wants me to get a job at Kaiser so I can get medical insurance, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I get angry at my husband, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I feel that my husband should work at Kaiser and not me, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

We worked for an hour. At the end of the session, Maria stood up and kept trying to find the pain, but there was no pain! She was amazed. She then told us that her headache had disappeared too! We didn’t even know she had a headache. All the pain had disappeared from her body. Maria was really happy. She said, “I am so grateful and I believe that you were sent to me by God.”

Later, when we got home, I sent her a copy of the 9 Gamut technique in Spanish and I told her to tap every day on every single event, issue, and emotion that makes her upset, including her husband, and the stress and tiredness that she feels working at the restaurant. I also told her about the importance of being persistent and to be as specific as possible.

Maria’s husband kept making plans to sell the restaurant because he could not operate it without her and it was his belief that his wife’s pain would return. But Maria was persistent, and after a few months, she reported to us, “I am happy to tell you that I did my EFT treatments every day before going to work until I felt confident that the pain was completely gone.” Several years later Maria told me, “ I continue to be pain free. I am so grateful and I believe that you were sent to me by God.”

By the way, Maria and her husband kept their restaurant for several more years.

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