By Eros Biasiolo
The following is a case study on vision improvement with brief commentary by me and a letter of thanks from the subject of the case study.
As in any seminar, upon commencing I ask people to introduce themselves and to tell what they know about EFT, how they heard about the seminar, and what they expect from the seminar. People respond to the latter question in a variety of ways, such as “I expect to meet other people” or “I don’t know what to expect.”
But one woman said, “From this seminar, I expect miracles.” I wish I could have seen my surprised smile as I replied, “Well, I guess that is the only way to see one happen.”
That same night, people attending could decide whether to attend some extra free EFT demonstrations or to take a beautiful walk along the Italian seaside. Only two chose the walk by the sea. Edda (my client and attendee) had EFT demonstrated on her as she told me she had been losing vision over the past 10 years, and she was waiting for the miracle.
I asked her, “Can you see the poster over there?” She could barely see the colors. She was both farsighted and nearsighted and she was also bothered by sunlight. I asked her what happened before she started losing her vision. It was when she went back to secondary school and was reading a lot of books.
That took her back to a traumatic event in her childhood, in which she was punished by some nuns who forced her to kneel on chickpeas and stay there for 6 hours. The nuns kept watching her all the time and she was threatened with further punishment if she moved. She was being punished because she stole the Bible from the school library and was reading it under her blankets!
So we tapped on Even though they forced me on my knees on the chickpeas, and I couldn’t move, otherwise they would have punished me, and I was not guilty… She ended up crying for a while and then I asked her, “Take a look at the poster over there, any better?” She said, “Wow, I can see the bigger words.” I gave her advice on how to follow on that, tapping by herself.
Three days later, I was back to Ireland, where I currently reside. I called her, announcing that I would like to take her vision improvement as a case study to enlarge my knowledge of EFT. All the subsequent sessions were telephone sessions.
During the first telephone session, she remembered why she went back to school. It was because someone told her that her daughter was taking drugs and she didn’t want to SEE it. We tapped on many specific events connected with (in chronological order over the phone sessions):
I would ask her also to use the physical approach such as: Even though I can’t see… or Even though I am really bothered by the fact that I can’t see… and to test her progress using a Snellen table (eye chart) at fixed distances.
As we went on, events seemed to clear more easily and more quickly. We had six telephone sessions over a 6-week period, and she did a lot of tapping by herself (very important!), using simple statements on specific events. In the following letter from her, notice how she cleared other issues in the process.
I translated her letter of thanks myself (I will email the original in Italian to anyone who asks me for it, for completeness of information). Here it goes:
Very dear Eros,
I want to thank you for all you have done for me through Emotional Freedom Techniques. When I took part at your seminar in Cesenatico, I knew almost nothing of the technique. I must confess I was skeptical, but after seeing you in action during the seminar I was absolutely astonished. My biggest problem was my poor vision. As you know I was wearing two pair of glasses, a pair to see in the distance with dark lenses (shades) because I was bothered by sunlight, the other to read from close distance, books/newspapers. Immediately after our first session, I was able to stand sunlight and this was already an incredible result. When you called me to tell me that I was chosen as your case study and you were willing to continue EFT on the phone with me, you really made me happy.
After 1 month and a half of EFT, going back to many emotionally charged events connected with fear, anger, anxiety, and guilt that happened in my life, I made the conclusion that these techniques can really do miracles. As I am speaking, I don’t need any glasses to see in the distance, and I improved from +3 to +1.5 with the glasses for farsightedness. This means I am able to read practically everything, apart from very small fonts. You tell me if this isn’t a good result! More, in the process, I also cured: chronic constipation, vertigo, and fear of not being up to something, and I enjoy a renewed self-trust and self-esteem. Don’t you call that miraculous? I do! I have nothing but this small letter to express my gratitude. THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! I will spread the word for people to use EFT to heal themselves, and to do it often, because the more you do it the better it works. I will keep up the good work with the Personal Peace Procedure till I see perfectly again. I am really happy and thanks again, Edda
I then called her on the phone to tell her I was going to translate and publish this letter both on my personal newsletter (in Italian) and possibly on EFT Insights. She revealed to me that her husband is a surgeon and he was shocked by what he had seen with her and he wants to meet me!