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Tapping for Shoulder Pain

In the following video tutorial on EFT for shoulder pain, Dr. Dawson Church helps this EFT Workshop participant tap on the feelings around what originally caused her shoulder pain and demonstrates how to use the 9 Gamut Technique.

One of the most profound discoveries in EFT in the early part of the 21st century was the phenomenon called “Borrowing Benefits.” It’s the discovery that simply watching someone else do EFT on their issues, while tapping along with them, can help you reduce the emotional intensity of your own issues.

Borrowing Benefits was first noted by EFT practitioners. They reported that, rather than feeling exhausted after a day working with clients, they were energized. Their own emotional problems seemed to have melted away, even though they weren’t working on the same issues as their clients.

This EFT tapping video shows Dr. Church’s workshop participant using EFT for her neck, shoulder and arm pain from a fall she took, which landed her in the hospital for surgery. We invite you to Borrow Benefits with her to work on any pain areas in your body.

Here are the instructions for Borrowing Benefits:

  1. Pick an issue you’d like to work on. Write down a brief name for the issue in 1 to 3 words.
  2. Rate your degree of emotional distress on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being no intensity and 10 being the maximum intensity. Write down your number.
  3. Identify a part of your body in which you feel the sensation associated with that number, and write down the name of that particular body location.
  4. Recall an event in your life when you felt that feeling in your body. Pick the event that occurred the earliest in your life, if possible.
  5. Start tapping through the EFT points, as soon as the video session starts, and keep tapping till the end. When the person onscreen states their issue, state your issue instead.
  6. When the video is done, usually in 5 to 20 minutes, think about the issue, tune into that same part of your body, and rate your degree of emotional distress a second time. Write down your new number.

You’ll usually find your number dropping substantially. If it doesn’t, then pick another specific incident in your life most identified with that feeling in your body, and repeat the process.

Learn more about Borrowing Benefits

EFT stands for “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often re-balance itself, and accelerate healing.

EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 20 clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems.