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Viewing Mike Sisson and Randy Shaw's excellent Pre Talk for hypnosis clients video, I was intrigued at the statements they made about incorporating tapping to restore emotional balance and combat flashbacks of trauma (sorry guys, I am loosely quoting you, feel free to chime in) - and for more accurate account visit their website www. regression hypnosis.com.
I listened to a few days of the World Tapping Summit 2013. The impressions it gave me was that integration of mind and body work is really made surprisingly simple by EFT,. I purchased the entire content and transcripts of the event. I reviewed words/phrases used for pain relief, self motivation (love and care, self soothing.). I believe it is especially effective when working with the high need for achievement client from the woman executives to the overworked start up entrepreneur among others.
Listening to the commanding techniques of the presenters, impressed me. If only they were hypnotherapists? Well they are. They do not seem to own our phrases but listening to theirs is important insight to shadowing//pacing/leading clients to more positive self messaging opens up the discussion , are they better than us?
To my mind, the use of hypnosis in embedding positive suggestions for behavior and attitude change is the most superior of healing skills. Yet tapping is growing and growing, gaining more share of the alternative healing marketplace.
I say , merge their practices, their expertise, their motivational phrases within our healing work.
Anyone, with me on this? Again, please limit responses to practitioners who incorporate or have gone through some EFT training.
Live vividly, dream loudly, wake up refreshed and feeling good again, Dave
Many have been doing this for years now, David. I have since before I began my practice and continue to do so. Heck, Melissa Tiers does it and Roy Hunter mentions using it in his training via HPTI. If they do, you know it has to be a legitimate help!
Michelle, Thanks for your comment. I have learned EFT for about one year now. What I like is that it completes the circle of mind body work. The scripts for calming are tremendous. Dave
Gary Craig must have been very unsettled with what all happened in the EFT world since he retired, so much so that he has come out of retirement. He has his original website www.emofree.com again I feel it is best to learn it from Gary and develop your own spin. I believe the original intent was to approach it like an open source method, much like David Grove did with Clean Language.
This is what Gary said about the Tapping Summit in his latest newsletter.
"Did you attend the "Tapping World Summit"?: Around this time each year, a highly promoted "Tapping World Summit" occurs wherein about 20 EFT'ers are gathered together to promote their products.
I neither endorse nor participate in these types of events because I am uncomfortable with the quality and commercialism involved. As an example, I polled attendees of previous summits and discovered that only 15% felt that what they purchased lived up to its promises. Further, past summits have been loaded with Scripts, Brief Tap Along Audios/Videos, Choices and other methods that limit the truly symphonic use of EFT.
Someday I may provide a "summit" myself wherein the EFT quality will follow our Gold Standard EFT and the commercial drumbeat will be absent. Maybe I'll call it...
Gary's Gold Standard EFT Summit
(The Palace of PossibilitiesTM)
I do agree that rampant commercialism developed after Gary retired. Unfortunately, that genie does not want to go back in the bottle.
The biggest advantage of the summit was many people were introduced to the concept and made aware of its versatility. Many, many talented people are using it in many ways.
Ricardo, the beauty of EFT is, it is a take along do-it-yourself thing. Get your info from Gary Craig's site and decide. I use it with clients, but most importantly, I teach it to them and refer them to Gary Craig's website for further information.
EFT and self-hypnosis are similar in that they both are very effective used alone by yourself. Also like hypnosis, sometimes we need an impartial party to help move us along forward. I don't know how others use it, but I often use it myself and with clients in trance. My belief is it all works faster and ... deeper. : )
Ricardo Costa said:
Thanks, Jo! Will download it when I'm home.
Do you think it works fine if you use it for your self without any "therapist" or is has less results in that modality?
Matt Sison and Randy Shaw use EFT, but EFT, in the traditional way it was created, is not, exactly the way they are using it. These guys are experts at getting emotional release via having the clients FEEL their feelings and they are excellent regressionists. EFT is just part of their overall method for them to do that and you would be hard pressed to find anyone doing work with EFT in the unique way that they do(or their students do), in terms of the way they incorporate it into their overall addressing of issues.
Thanks all, I am enjoying this entire thread and learning a lot from the comments. My mentor wrote the second chapter in a great book called Energy Psychology. Brian Grodner was a friend and trusted colleague of Milton Erickson. I think EFT extends the theory to a best practice model for helping others get unstuck.Just imagine how poor we would be without the ability to convene and blog here on Hypnothoughts.com. Hope to meet some of you at Hypnothoughts Live! Wonder freely through your mind, when you come upon a block, unwind..be kind to yourself everyone. Appreciate it, Dave
I have incorporated EFT into my practice. It has been a great tool for many clients. Others just can't get over the skepticism or embarrassment of what it looks like when doing it. More than just defining myself as a hypnotherapist or EFT practitioner, I see my job as an educator helping individuals gain understanding of the vital part the subconscious mind plays in shaping our life. There are many modalities that use different doors to access the same building. Some individuals like to explore all the possibilities, or at least a few. Some only the front door.
I agree that we can always learn how to connect better with our clients and learn from other healing disciplines. I believe that having a variety of resources not only offers clients a greater opportunity to find something that they are more suggestible to as a resource, but also adds value to our offerings and helps establish us as more expert practitioners. Just like diets, there is not single bullet to hit the mark. I love that we have the opportunity to come from our own authentic leanings as facilitators of the healing processes. I always invite my colleagues to remember it's not just what you do, but who you are being as you do it. Hopefully, that is someone committed to service, professionalism, integrity, and honoring of the client.
Blessings and thanks for a great thread,
Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
I use "tapping" in most of my sessions. Clients call sometimes just looking for someone who does EFT. It's a GREAT technique. It supplements everything else I do with clients.
Regarding the mention of integrating the hemispheres by tapping........... Many EFT practitioners use inilateral tapping and therefore might not involve both hemispheres. So this may not be a viable mechanism.
But the theory behind this is powerful. Any voluntary movement incorporating both sides of the body while thinking about an issue will employ both hemispheres. Andrew Austin posted a video somewhere in which he has an individual "tossing a ball" from one hand to another while thinking about a negative emotion. Result? The intensity of the emotion diminished. Tapping certainly is utilizing such a process.
Second, the presupposition of Gary Craig's EFT is this: There is a blockage of energy causing negative emotional problems. He likens this to a taking a wire and "zapping" the circuitry of a TV. This zapping short circuits the TV, rendering it dysfunctional. The presupposition is "we are broken and need to be fixed". If you accept this as your model, then that's fine. I don't. Most people are not broken, they come from broken ideas and learning. (but that's just map perhaps).
Third, while I truly believe in energy systems, (Chi or Ki), I just don't believe that "tapping" impacts these systems. Think about it. Why would the human body be designed to allow a simple tapping of the surface of the skin affect such a vital energy system? There is something else going on which underlies the tapping effect.
I use a system similar to Faster EFT. This is an NLP belief model incorporated into a successful Tapping model system. It works and it makes sense (to me).
Tapping requires an individual to go into trance. Tapping relies on physical stimulation that preoccupies the conscious mind, probably allowing the interjection of suggestion to be integrated into the unconscious mind. In my humble opinion, tapping is a wondeful NLP technique. If our energy systems are affected by tapping (due to shifts an changes in unconscious programming), then so be it. But I just don't buy the energy explanation as THE mechanism.
Most people won't care in these thoughts about the mechanism of EFT. They say, "as long as it works, it doesn't matter'. And that's probably true. IF - it works 100% of the time and completely eliminates every problem. It doesn't. And so the understanding of how a technique works goes a long way into solving shortcomings and problems associated with said technique.
Enough pontificating for now. :-)