Dear EFT Community,
In this article, certified EFT practitioner Shannon McDonald shares how EFT helped her client resolve a nervous tic she had suffered from for nearly 40 years relating back to a militant teacher she had in first grade.
By Shannon McDonald
A client of mine asked if I could help her with a nervous tic that she had had for almost 40 years. Whenever she got nervous or extremely stressed/overwhelmed, she would have the following symptoms: excessive blinking, a “jerking” motion in her stomach, tensing up, and clearing her throat repeatedly.
Her mother had told her that this nervous tic started when she was in the first grade. She had had a “militant” teacher, who was very mean. My client would often tell her mother that she did not want to go to school (apparently, several kids in that class developed nervous tics that year).
We did a few rounds of Basic EFT, both on her first-grade experience and on work-related things that were causing her stress.
Two weeks later my client reported that the symptoms were about 70% gone. I told her I wasn’t satisfied with 70%, so we did another session.
This time, we did the Full Recipe, using the Gamut Procedure. We used the keywords “militant teacher.” I decided to incorporate the Gamut as this issue had started when the client was only 6-years-old.
We also did Basic EFT on the physical symptoms of the nervous tic.
Two weeks later the client called, very pleased that the symptoms were at least 80% gone. 80% is pretty good, but I knew we could do better.
We did one more session. We did the Full Recipe with Gamut on the physical symptoms of “blinking and jerking.”
We also did the Basic Recipe on a new situation at work that was causing her stress.
It’s been 1 month since our last session, and I am thrilled to report that the nervous tic symptoms are 100% gone!