Dear EFT Community,
Even though EFT can often be self-applied with impressive results, there are times when a skilled EFT tapping practitioner can be essential. EFT practitioner Jasmina Kovacev gives us a useful checklist in this regard.
By Jasmina Kovacev, BSc
The simplicity of EFT can at times make people underestimate their issue or overestimate their skills and knowledge. Your piano metaphor is something that I often use: good piano is always the same. What makes the difference is the pianist who is either a beginner, an average player, or a master pianist. After numerous EFT introductory evenings, I started including a small section that can help people realize why they might need an EFT practitioner. The latest addition to the list is the wisdom that I learned at your latest Master’s Boot Camp Training about seeing the beauty in a client ... It is so powerful.
EFT is a great self-help tool for simple issues and some simpler complex issues. It is important not to blame EFT as a therapy if you did not get results. More likely it is level of your skills and experience that are stopping you. There is a good chance that an experienced EFT practitioner can help you. The good ones have a success rate of 80% to 90% or better.
You might know the tapping points, but EFT is much more than tapping points.
If you want to be more proficient you can always attend workshops or watch trainings and learn how to apply EFT tapping properly. That said, you might be well trained and experienced in EFT and still get stuck when you work on yourself.
Here is the list of why you may need an EFT practitioner:
1. The user’s ability to tune in to the problem is the most important factor for success in EFT tapping. The art of delivery of the EFT practitioner is in asking questions that lead to the core emotional issues and enable tuning in, and experienced therapists have appropriate training to be able to achieve this.
2. Qualified EFT practitioners also know extra tapping points and techniques to help in more difficult cases.
3. In cases of overwhelming emotions as in severe trauma and abuse, it is advisable to work with an experienced EFT practitioner who can use EFT's gentle techniques as well as other skills to approach the trauma safely.
4. EFT tapping practitioners can see issues from a different perspective or angle. That is the reason why even experienced practitioners work with each other from time to time.
5. It is very healing when someone else sees the beauty in you that you can not see from where you are.
6. Combining the energy and intention of two people who are sharing a single purpose (practitioner and client) has a more powerful effect than one alone.
7. Sometimes just the fact that a therapist is tapping on you can make a difference.
8. In the end, you might not be interested to learn more about EFT but want help from someone who is experienced and trained sufficiently to be able to help you.