By Dawson Church, PhD, EFT EXP-3, EFT TRN-3
In this EFT tapping video, Dawson Church, PhD shares his tapping steps on how to use EFT to heal past money trauma.
Dawson begins the video by explaining what money trauma is and how your beliefs about money embed themselves deep in your mind, deep in your subconscious mind, and also in the neurological wiring in your brain creating unfavorable associations with money.
He then asks you to remember the first time in your young life when you felt about money the way you do now. Was there a specific event from childhood that stands out in your mind?
Maybe your parents didn’t trust you with money so they always responded to you when you were a child like they had to control what you wanted to do with your money. Maybe they refused to ever give you money. Maybe you remember a particular embarrassing event from childhood where your parents told people in front of you that you were terrible with money. Maybe you were only 6-years-old and what 6-year-old has to be good with money? You remember the embarrassment and shame you felt.
Create a SUD Level of Intensity number around that money memory and locate where you feel it in your body. Do you feel it in your throat? Stomach? Chest? Upper back? Lower back?
The tapping statement Dawson begins with:
“Even though [name the financial event] happened, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
Did you know that if you tap along doing EFT while watching the sessions of other people, your problems improve too! Several research studies have documented this phenomenon, called Borrowing Benefits.
We invite you to tap with Dawson on your money trauma and Borrow Benefits with the video.
On the video, instructions appear at the start of each session; you can skip through them once you’re used to the procedure.
EFT Tapping for Money Trauma
Borrowing Benefits –
One of the most profound discoveries in EFT in the early part of the twenty-first 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 reducing 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.
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.