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Easy EFT

This is an introduction to a fast, effective, and effortless way to learn EFT. It’s literally as easy as watching a video and tapping along with it. You can use one of the many Tap Along videos on this site for this purpose. Easy EFT is a three-step process  that requires no training or experience with EFT.

1. Identify the Issues

First, write up a list of troublesome symptoms, self-improvement goals, and other problems, and rate the intensity of each on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being no emotional intensity and 10 being maximum intensity. This is called the Subjective Units of Distress scale or a SUD.

Here are some examples:

  • Shoulder pain: 7
  • Performance Stress: 5
  • Binge Eating: 9

 

You can also tap for specific events that bother you, such as:

  • I’m mad at my co-worker who swore at me last week:  8
  • I’m upset that my daughter was held back from third grade by the principal: 7
  • I hate myself for giving in to that craving and eating a tub of ice cream: 9
  • When my mentor criticized me, I felt so hurt: 10

2. Tap Along

As you watch one of the videos, tap along with the coach and client. You can pick one that closely matches your issue from the dozens available. Even if the issue in the Tap Along Video isn’t an exact match with yours, your brain is smart enough, and eager enough to heal, that it will associate your problem with the one you’re witnessing.

3. Check Your Results

Revisit your list of issues and write down their new 0-to-10 intensities. You should notice some improvement each time. The more sessions you tap along with, the better your results. It’s that simple! For the best results, review the Questions and Answers and Helpful Tips below.

Questions and Answers About Easy EFT

Therapists offering EFT to their clients began to report that their issues resolved as well. They would conduct sessions with others, and suddenly discover than an illness or phobia from which they’d previously suffered had disappeared. We then began to put this phenomenon, called Borrowing Benefits, to an experimental test. Several studies were performed, which found that just watching someone else’s session while tapping along produced substantial reductions in anxiety, depression, phobias, and other psychological problems (Church & Brooks, 2010; PalmerHoffman & Brooks, 2011; Rowe, 2005).

As you tap along with the real-life people featured on our videos, a part of your brain called the hippocampus finds similarities between your issues and the ones being addressed in the session. We also have “mirror neurons” in our brains that fire as we watch a similar experience being enacted by someone else. Mirror neurons mimic the other person’s experience in our own brains.

Yes. We’re empathetically wired to other human beings; the ability to recognize and respond to the emotions of others is a valuable evolutionary skill. You needn’t have the same experience to benefit. Just the way you laugh or cry (have an emotional reaction) during a movie in which the characters are having experiences nothing like yours, your brain responds to the emotions of those you watch. You know if you are making progress by recording your SUD score regularly.

Your results may be dramatic improvement, incremental improvement, or no improvement. Studies suggest that substantial improvement, though not complete remission, is the norm.

While Easy EFT is relatively gentle and most people experience benefits, you might feel emotional or physical stress. With EFT as with any other healing method, you should always consult your primary care provider in advance.

Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Easy EFT

Here are some examples:

  • You’re no longer irritated by Aunt Peg’s overbearing manner.
  • Your friends notice and comment on your reduced stress level.
  • You notice yourself scoring better at basketball.
  • Your insomnia is markedly improved.
  • You find yourself looking forward to each day’s work.
  • Troublesome memories from your childhood may lose their sting.
  • Physical symptoms may improve.

Most Importantly…have fun with it!

EFT doesn’t have to be complicated, difficult, or totally serious. You’ll find plenty to laugh about in our EFT books, at EFT workshops, and your own EFT sessions at home.

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