Aspects of Trauma from Accidents

By Patricia Carrington

A therapist who is a newcomer to EFT poses the following question:

Question:   What are your thoughts about the interval between a traumatic event and the appropriate use of EFT?  My initial thoughts on this are that there has to be an appropriate interval to allow the mind to do its normal processing, and that the appropriate interval will vary, depending on the intensity of the … Continue reading

EFT for Multiple Traumas

By Patricia Carrington

Interestingly, I have received questions from several different readers which address the same basic issue— the occurrence in these people’s lives of one disaster after another, a pile-up of mishaps that have ranged from sudden death of someone near to that person, followed by crippling illness in another family member and subsequent loss of their own job and career, to another reader’s experience of an assault against them with attempt … Continue reading

Using EFT with Family Members

Question: Is it useful to ese EFT with a family member?

This mother's asked question was too lengthy to reprint so I will summarize it here.  She asks how she can use EFT to help her 19 year old son who has a serious history of drug abuse and was recently released from a short prison sentence.  He is now on parole and feels deeply hopeless about his life.  She … Continue reading

When a Prisoner Won’t Disclose the Issue

By Rehana Webster

Gary Craig’s Introduction

EFT Contributing Editor Steve Wells from Australia has been in contact with Rehana Webster, an expert in applying EFT in the New Zealand prison system.

As you might appreciate, prisoners often feel such pain, guilt, fear, etc. about their issues that they don’t want to discuss them with anyone.  Accordingly, they can be very close mouthed about their problems.  … Continue reading

Can EFT Be Used with Animals?

Question: I know that acupuncture can be used with animals. Do animals have comfort spots as well and can we use EFT with them?

Answer: Yes and some people are doing this with great success.  To do so involves a certain degree of understanding and rapport with your animals but obviously many pet owners have this already.  You use words and phrases said in a comforting voice to the animal.  … Continue reading

Can EFT Be Used with Children?

Question: What about using EFT for children? It seems as though it would be very useful for them – but I can’t see how that could be done.

Answer: You can use EFT for children with wonderful effects; in fact, you can even use it with infants.  In general, one introduces the tapping points as a kind of game with children and they thoroughly enjoy and respond to it.  It … Continue reading

Handling Childhood Experiences that Hinder Confidence

There are a number of experiences in childhood that can create fears about presenting new ideas to others.  Here are some of them:

School Experiences

Unfortunately we learn some “lessons” that are better not learned at school, along with all the essential knowledge that this institution imparts.  One of these can be a deep insecurity about presenting new and different ideas to others.