EFT practitioner, Annette Vaillancourt, PhD, author of How to Manifest Your SoulMate with EFT, tells how she tapped after falling on two occasions. In the first, no bruise developed, even though she normally bruises extremely easily. In the second case, no bump rose on her head after she banged it hard enough to see stars.
By Annette Vaillancourt, PhD, Certified EFT Practitioner
I have always bruised very easily. My doctor says this is good because it means I have thin blood and I won’t have a heart attack. However, my sensei is horrified to see red welts and bruises appear instantly when we are doing self-defense and karate training.
The appearance of these welts and bruises were bad enough to alarm a friend of mine, a third-degree Black Belt, who once offered to come and “make him stop beating you.” I assured him they look worse than they feel.
Last year, however, I fell on my backside when rollerblading for the first time.
Not thinking to tap, I developed a huge, dark black and purple bruise that lasted for at least 6 weeks. Plus, my right hip remained sore for about a year! I’m not fond of falling and try not to make a habit out of it.
About the time that massive bruise healed, I fell again on the same “cheek” during an ice storm. As soon as I hit the ground, I started tapping, before I even picked myself up.
“Even though I just fell and I might bruise again, what if I don’t?”
I did that for about 5 minutes, then got up and went to my karate lesson.
I didn’t bruise at all.
A few weeks ago, I was learning a particularly challenging kata for my Black Belt in karate. It required that I jump up in the air and spin around.
Now, I’m 60-years-old and not as agile as I used to be. I started to demonstrate to my sensei that “white women can’t jump,” when I lost my footing completely and fell backward to the floor, smacking the back of my head against it.
I could feel my brain rattle around in my head.
Fearing concussion, headache, or at least a nasty knob on the back of my head, I started tapping immediately, while sending Sensei to find some ice.
“Even though I just smacked my head against the floor, I deeply love and accept myself.”
I did that until my head stopped spinning and the sense of shock dissipated from my body. Slowly, I sat up. I tapped several more rounds until I felt fine. I got up and continued my karate lesson.
Later that evening, I checked the back of my head for the anticipated knob. Nothing! Not even a little bit of tenderness.