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Overcome Weight Loss Resistance with EFT

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By Dawson Church, PhD

In any new project there are several ways in which we can interfere with our own progress.

By becoming familiar with these ways, you can recognize them when they appear and then use EFT tapping to remove them.

By far the easiest way to reach a goal is with the cooperation of your subconscious mind.

If there is an agreement or congruence between what your conscious mind wants and what your subconscious mind has been programmed to accept as possible, everything is likely to flow smoothly toward the goal.

But if there’s disagreement or incongruence, the conscious mind doesn’t have a chance.

In that situation, the subconscious mind always wins.

Somehow circumstances will conspire to prevent you from reaching your goal, and the conscious mind will probably never understand what happened or why. It will simply forget about the project or attribute your failure to bad luck or circumstances.

It won’t know that you yourself went out of your way to prevent your own success.

If you have ever made a New Year’s resolution regarding your weight or physical fitness, you understand this syndrome all to well. Your conscious mind really wants to get your body into shape, and you may even start a new diet and exercise program with enthusiasm. But a week later, you’re back on the sofa watching TV and eating potato chips.

Resistance to improving your life can show up in several forms. We have already discussed Psychological Reversal and tail-enders, both of which tend to operate behind the scenes can be difficult to see.

EFT, or emotional freedom techniques, can be effective even if you don’t believe it will work and even if a part of you doesn’t want to.

Irene Mitchell, who learned EFT while recovering from a car accident, discovered this too, she explains;

My daughter invited me to go on a cruise with her. She said that I had to lose at least 10 pounds, though, as one gains a lot of weight on a Week-long cruise. I had never practiced EFT for weight loss before, but I decided to try it. I kept at it and tapped every time I wanted to eat things I shouldn’t.

Sometimes I had to tap for the desire to tap.

Even though I don’t want to tap about his weight problem because I really want to eat whatever I want, I deeply and completely accept myself.

After two months of tapping all of the time and following a balanced diet, I dropped 25 pounds! I have never has such a dramatic weight loss, ever! Aside from the weight loss there were unexpected benefits. Naturally, I could get around better. I had less pain in my injured leg and navigating the shower was a lot easier. The best through, was the fact that my sugar readings went so low that I had to go from 25 units f insulin each night to only 5! My doctor was thrilled! So was I!


Excerpted from EFT for Weight LossLoss, Pages 205-207
By Dawson Church, PhD