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Frequently Asked Questions About EFT

Carol Look 12-19

(1) Where do I begin?
Here: Learn the basics of EFT/ Meridian Tapping

(2) How can a single treatment method address such a variety of issues?
The discovery statement of EFT states that “the cause of all negative emotion is an imbalance in the energy system.” All reactions, feelings, responses or physical symptoms can be addressed by balancing the energy system with EFT.

“The unique approach… shows how you can work with your body’s energies to shift your neurology and actually alter the patterns in your brain that maintain unwanted habits, maladaptive emotional responses, and self-limiting ways of thinking. With this strategy, stubborn phobias often fade in minutes; the lifelong effects of an early trauma can be reduced or completely eliminated; uncontrollable anger can rapidly become manageable; even physical problems may respond positively where other treatments have failed.” From the book The Promise of Energy Psychology, David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig

(3) Are there any contraindications to using EFT?
The research so far has indicated there are no contraindications to using EFT. To date, minimal side effects have been reported other than occasional temporary fatigue. However, this does not mean that you will not experience adverse side effects. Consult a professional EFT practitioner for professional application of these techniques.

(4) Is there anything that prevents EFT from working?
Occasionally, the targeted issue is approached too globally which results in ineffective relief. In rare cases, energy toxins such as perfumes or certain foods produce an allergic reaction in an individual’s energy system and retard, or temporarily reverse treatment. Skilled EFT practitioners will spot this block and be able to treat the client effectively. While not perfect, EFT has an extraordinarily high success rate of 85%. Usually, when EFT appears to have no effect, it has been found that additional aspects of the problem need to be addressed with EFT first.

(5) Can I treat myself?
Absolutely; this is why I offer many books, DVDs and audio CDs to guide you. However, many people consult EFT practitioners for the objectivity and experience that will likely insure successful treatment

(6) Suppose my illness has lasted decades or is an inherited condition?
Using EFT and variations of Meridian Tapping have been able to alleviate symptoms regardless of duration, etiology, or family history.

(7) How long will the treatment last?
It is difficult to predict this outcome, however, indications are that long-lasting results are routine when using EFT/ Meridian Tapping appropriately. If you or the practitioner successfully treats the core of the problem, it has been shown to provide permanent relief.

(8) How long will it take to be successful with me?
Some symptoms, like certain phobias or issues connected to single events, have been shown to clear in one round of EFT (“one minute miracles”), however, complex issues can consist of several smaller inter-related problems that must first be treated before healing can occur. Be persistent and patient. EFT practitioners should be consulted for complicated issues and your physician should be a part of any treatment that involves medical related issues.

(9) Can EFT be used for children?
Yes, usually with superb results.  The language needs to be tailored to the child’s age.

(10) How do I find out more about EFT and related treatments? There are hundreds of websites on EFT/ Meridian Tapping.  I recommend reviewing: EFT Masters Worldwide, Tapping International, and the movie The Tapping Solution.

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