Dawson Church EFT Practitioner Mentoring Report - Sample #1
Thanks for sharing the details of your personal work in the Naturally Thin You Boot-camp, I got a chuckle over your motto that "instant gratification wasn’t fast enough." I'm glad you’re considering certification as a weight loss practitioner and I think you would have a lot to offer in that capacity.
Please share some of your experiences in the Facebook forum attached to the boot-camp site if you haven’t done so already. Many other people could benefit from your experience. The story about how you would not only clean your plate, but clean your infant and son’s plate too was a powerful example of how we tend to follow our childhood scripts. I
I like your 9-part template since it reminds you to cover the bases with clients. Please consider writing up those that session flow as a story for the EFTUniverse newsletter.
For client #1, MM, you went from a vague issue of poor verbal communication with her husband and a co-worker to the general problem of fear around authority figures to a specific event and a movie. She worked silently on her movie, and you tested by having her imagine speaking up to her boss.
With client #2, the trajectory of emotions for client #2, MP, from anger to sadness, is typical when tapping. She was angry about her mother taking the drug DES and you did well to probe for the physical sensations associated with her sadness, which turned out to be tightness in her gut. Though she didn’t want to cry at first, she began to cry as the session progressed. Your use of the 9 gamut was also appropriate since it’s likely that there are other issues that underpin her sadness. Her fear of dying of breast cancer might also be a recap of many other losses. This is one of those rare cases in which the client may need some resourcing or positive tapping.
You respected the aversion your client #3, KB, had to giving you a SUD score and your workaround of “more or less intensity on the same issue” allowed you to test without any numerical score. Analytical clients like this who refuse to get into their emotions present a particular challenge however he was able to tune into his body and you were able to identify three specific childhood events to work on. His eventual willingness to provide a SUD score may indicate that he learned to trust EFT, you, and his own ability to heal his own emotions over the course of this session.
For clients like #4, BK, with an overwhelming and lifelong collection of issues, it’s difficult to know where to start. You had him find 2 childhood events, and hopefully success with these will give him the confidence to tackle further events. Because of EFT’s generalization effect, sometimes these clients make surprisingly fast progress. You used the 9 gamut technique with him, which was appropriate given the scale of problem, and you also referred him to his body, so that he had the yardstick of the feeling in his chest to measure his level of sadness.
Whether or not client #5, AA, makes progress on his incontinence or not, he should benefit from this work emotionally. It’s leading him and you to specific childhood events which were clearly traumatic, as well as his 4 issues around taking care of himself. This is another one where the 9 gamut would come in handy.
Client #7, GM, worked on anxiety about her grandson coming to live with her after he was released from prison. She was able to provide you with a long list of offenses he committed when he was with her before, and while she wants to work on her current problem, I would try and figure out why she has these boundary issues in the first place. After she’s had all these bad experiences with him, why is she letting him stay with her again after he’s released from prison? While the reframes you used with her about choosing to be powerful might have some effect, I would look for early experiences that setup her pattern of violating her boundaries.
With client #8, SH, you’re able to very clearly link his current financial anxieties to early life events in which his self-esteem was undermined as a child. In my experience adult anxieties about money, usually go away after early events are addressed. “Not trusting people” and “not good with money” are tabletop issues. Loaning money to a friend 12 years before is one leg, it’s worth finding others. You had him tune into his somatic sensations, and he identified a pressure in his throat and chest and that will probably lead you back to childhood events.
Client #9, AP, who’s trying to quit smoking, has this issue that 40 years ago when he proposed to his wife, he promised to give up smoking, yet has never been able to quit. You were able to link that to a sensation in his heart area; that sensation is a good bridge to childhood events. You also identified secondary gains, like his using smoking to get back at his wife, and that smoking reduces his stress. Make sure you do lots of tapping on the reversal point and perhaps the sore spot too to correct the psychological reversal.
You’re clear about tables and legs with client #10, MM. Not good enough is his table top, and among his legs are his failed flying test and his dad editing his college paper. Please provide me with a SUD for each leg on your session notes forms, and also see if you can find more legs dating from earlier in his life. You’ll probably find that when tapping on the “worst or the first” is successful, the generalization effect produces a drop in the legs you haven’t worked on. Sometimes they even go to zero.
For your client #11, TH, who hates being fat, you can use that statement to test whether or not his intensity on his tabletop issue was going down. You linked it to several table legs with his brother; and again the earlier you can go the better. There’s also a likelihood here of psychological reversal, so lots of karate chop tapping and eye movements will help.
It looks like you’re having lots of fun with EFT and you seem to be developing a talent with working with older men in particular. They’ve often had the same issues they’re whole lives and may not have much hope for change. They might see many new possibilities after you’ve worked with them and you might find yourself very naturally specializing in the issues of this demographic group.
I look forward to your next batch of cases in this group, which is so aligned with your other work, I look forward to seeing where you take EFT from this point on and perhaps spending time with you again at a subsequent event.
All the best,