Dear EFT Community,
In this article, certified EFT practitioner, Dr. Suzanne Lerner, shares how she uses photos of clients as material for tapping. This practice can create a deeper connection with clients as well as find a hidden aspect when EFT seems not to be working.
By Dr. Suzanne Lerner, Certified EFT Practitioner
I'm always finding ways to access people's issues and beliefs. I devised EFT Photo Therapy where I have clients I am working with send me a "good photo" and a "bad photo" of themselves.
In the past, they'd tear up the bad photos, or not even print them. But with digital, most people have a bunch of photos of themselves, and can find one they don't like, as well as one they do. These photos provide us with great tapping material and sometimes leads us to a hidden aspect.
I ask the client to first tell me about the "bad photo" and then tap on whatever arises.
We then will tap on it:
"Even though I look fat and ugly in that picture, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though at least my hair and eyes look nice, but I hate my nose, I choose to love and accept all of me."
"Even though I sometimes am really shy, I deeply and completely accept myself."
We also tap on the "Good photo":
"Even though I think I look much better there than I do now, I choose to love myself completely, just the way I am. Every age has its special beauty."
I first did this with teenagers, struggling with self-esteem issues. But I soon found that adults could relate to this exercise as well, both male and female. I think it works best after some rapport has been built with your client, or you are not seeing results with what you ahve been tapping on.
To work it really seems to need a deeper sense of trust and connection.
I work with people all over the world by phone, and it also adds a kind of friendly, pen-pal feel. You have to decide what works best for you, but depending on the person, as a surprise, after they have shared, I sometimes share a "good photo" and a "bad photo" of myself.
It's a lot of fun, and humanizing. We get to experience each other as vulnerable, beautiful humans, with all our strengths and weaknesses.