EFT Emotinal Freedom Techniques

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The list of individuals who contributed to the development of EFT can never be complete because most of them lived over 5,000 years ago. Those are the brilliant physicians who discovered and mapped the centerpiece of EFT, namely, the subtle energies that course through our bodies. These subtle energies are also the centerpiece of acupuncture and, as a result, EFT and acupuncture are cousins. Both disciplines are growing rapidly here in the West and, as time unfolds, they are destined to have a primary role in emotional and physical healing....

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A ccording t o new scientific studies. EFT is o f g reat value in helping p eople attain and maintain their
g oal weight. That's because it doesn't rely on diets or restrictions, b ut takes aim the emotional issues
that underlie food cravings. overeating, and undereating. This book teaches you the essentials o f
EFT, and then shows you h ow t o a pp ly this breakthrough m ethod t o eating disorders. I t's p acked
with stories from therapists and coaches w ho h elped their clients overcome lifetime eating problems
with EFT. It shows you the strategies and inSights they used t o h elp even the most difficult cases.
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T echniques) h as p roduced r emarkable c linical r esults, i t
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a nd t hus p ractitioners a nd t he p ublic m ust t ake c omplete
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C ontents



A V ital G uide f or R eading T his B ook ... ...... .... ..... ........... v
N otes a nd A cknowledgments .... .. .. ................. ............... xiii
I ntroduction ................ ... ... ... ..... ... .......... .. ......... ............. ... xvii
C hapter 1: G etting S tarted with E FT ........................... 21
Welcome to E FT .. ... ... ... ... ....... ............................. .. ...... 21
D efining the P roblem ...................... ... ... ........... .. ... ...... 24
The Basic Recipe ............................. ............................. 2 6
I ngredient #1: T he Setup ...................................... .... ...... 2 7
Psyc hological Reversal .................. ............ ......... ... ... .... 29
The Affirmation ... ............ ......... ...... ............................... 30
C orrecting for Psychological Reversal ...... ........... ....... 33
The Karate Chop P oint .... ............................................. 33
I ngredient #2: T he Sequence ...... ..................................... 34
The Reminder P hrase ................... ... ................. .. ......... 3 8
T est Y our Results .................................... .................... 4 0
S ubsequent-round Adjustments ........... ...................... 41
Tapping with and for O thers ...... .................... .... ....... 4 3
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I ntroducing A spects ................................................... 44
C ore I ssues ................................................................ 4 7
Be Specific ................................................................. 4 8
T he Generalization Effect .......................................... 52
The Movie Technique a nd Tell the
S tory T echnique ................................................. 52
E FT's C onstricted Breathing Technique ................... 54
S econdary G ain ......................................................... 56
The Personal Peace Procedure .................................. 5 7
Is E FT W orking Y et? ................................................ 6 0
U pcoming Examples .................................................. 63
C hapter 2: T apping A way C ravings .............................. 6 7
E FT R esearch a nd W eight Loss ................................ 69
Intense Cravings in a Weight-loss Class .................... 71
O vercoming a F ood C raving ....................................... 73
H itting a C hocolate Craving Head-on ........................ 7 7
C hocolate Cravings a nd C hildhood Poverty .............. 79
W hat W as ReaLLy B ehind Those Cravings? ................ 81
A Craving Vanishes for a Skeptical D octor ............... 8 6
E FT f or Ice Cream Cravings ...................................... 89
C hapter 3: E FT F ood A ddictions .................................. 9 3
E FT for a Chocolate Addiction
Triggers Symptoms ............................................... 95
M orbidly O bese W oman S tops Feeling H ungry ....... 9 7
B udweiser a nd E motions T hat C ause Addictions .... 100
D etective W ork for an Ice-cream Addiction ............ 103
A C hocolate Addiction a nd t he Reason Behind I t ... 109
F inding O ut W hat ReaLLy C aused a Food Craving ... 112
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T he Core Issue Behind a Cookie Addiction ............. 113
Using t he Client's Cravings ....................................... 115
E FT a nd M y S ugar Addiction ................................. 119
C hapter 4: A re Y ou G etting t he R esults
Y ou W ant? ....................................................... 125
Results a nd Refinements ........................................... 125
W hen E FT D oesn't W ork ........................................ 1 30
T he I mportance o f B eing S pecific ........................ 131
Weight Loss a nd Tail-enders .................................... 134
More Helpful Hints ................................................... 138
Sugar Cravings Subside With Persistent E FT ........ 141
C hapter 5: E xploring U nderlying I ssues ..................... 143
Finding the Root o f t he Problem .......................... ~ ... 144
Persistent E FT for C hubby Issues ............................ 146
The Comfort Z one ................................................... 148
Detective Skills .......................................................... 151
Emotional Issues H ad t o Go F irst ............................ 155
E FT for Panic Attacks and O vereating .................... 1 60
H er Boss W as M aking H er F at. ............................... 163
"God, Y ou're F at!" ..................................................... 167
Sneaking U p on the Core Issue ................................. 170
A Compulsive Overeating a nd
Weight-loss Protocol ........................................... 172
C hapter 6: E liminating R esistance ............................... 185
Emphatic Tapping for a S ugar Addiction ................ 187
A U nique Perspective on Weight Loss .................... 190
Personal E FT M arathon ........................................... 194
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C hapter 7: E ating D isorders ........................................ 199
J oe Resolves His A norexia-and M ore ................... 202
E FT S uccess for a Binge E ater ................................. 213
Binge Eating R ecovery .............................................. 217
T reating Self-sabotage Eliminates Binge Eating ...... 221
Is I t S afe to D rop T hose Pounds? ............................ 223
B ulimia in Brazil ........................................................ 226
T wo-year Bulimia Problem Improves in
O ne H our ............................................................ 232
A B ulimia " O ne-session W onder" ......................... 235
E FT G lossary ................................................................ 239
A ppendix A: T he F ull B asic R ecipe ............................ 243
Ingredient #1: T he S etup ............................................ 243
T he Sore S pot .......................................................... 244
Ingredient #2: T he Sequence ...................................... 245
Ingredient #3: T he 9 G amut P rocedure ...................... 249
Ingredient #4: T he Sequence (again) ......................... 251
A ppendix B: E asy E FT ................................................ 253
Q uestions a nd A nswers About E asy E FT ............... 254
H elpful Tips for Getting the M ost O ut
o f E asy E FT ...................................................... 257
A ppendix C: I deal W eight E FT: T he O nline
E FT W eight L oss T raining P rogram ............. 263
E FT R esources .............................................................. 2 67
I ndex .............................................................................. 269
N otes a nd




T he l ist o f i ndividuals w ho c ontributed t o t he d evel-
opment o f E FT c an n ever b e c omp lete b ecause m ost o f
t hem lived o ver 5 ,000 y ears a go. T hose a re t he b rilliant
p hysicians w ho d iscovered a nd m apped t he c enterpiece
o f E FT, n amely, t he s ubtle e nergies t hat c ourse t hrough
o ur b odies. T hese s ubtle e nergies a re a lso t he c enterpiece
o f a cupuncture a nd, a s a r esult, E FT a nd a cupuncture
a re c ousins. B oth d isciplines a re g rowing r apidly h ere in
t he W est a nd, a s time unfolds, t hey a re d estined t o h ave a
p rimary r ole in emotional a nd p hysical healing.
I n t he 2 0th C entury, o ther d edicated s ouls a dvanced
o ur u se o f a ncient t echniques t hat u tilize t he b ody's e ner-
gy . P rincipal a mong t hem is D r. G eorge G oodheart, w ho
d eveloped A pplied K inesiology, a f orerunner o f E FT. I n
t he 1960s, D r. G oodheart d iscovered t hat m uscle t esting
c ould b e u sed t o g ather i mportant i nformation f rom t he
b ody , a nd h e w ent o n to t rain m any h ealth c are p ractitio-
ners a nd p ublish i mportant b ooks a nd p apers.
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D r. J ohn D iamond's w ork d eserves a pplause b ecause,
t o m y k nowledge, h e w as o ne o f t he f irst p sychiatrists t o
u se a nd w rite a bout t hese s ubtle e nergies. H is m any
p ioneering c oncepts, t ogether w ith a dvanced i deas f rom
A pplied K inesiology, h ave f ormed t he f oundation u pon
w hich o ur w ork is c onstructed. D r. D iamond's b est-
sellers i nclude Life Energy: UJing the Meri2ianJ to Unlock the
Power o f Your EnwtionJ ( Continuum I nternational, 1990)
a nd Life Energy and the EmotionJ ( Eden G rove, 1 997).
D r. R oger C allahan, t he c linical p sychologist f rom
w hom I r eceived m y o riginal i ntroduction t o " emotional
a cupressure," d eserves all t he c redit h istory c an g ive him.
H e w as t he f irst t o b ring t hese t echniques t o t he p ublic
i n a s ubstantial w ay a nd h e d id s o d espite o pen h ostil-
ity f rom h is o wn p rofession. A s y ou m ight a ppreciate,
i t t akes h eavy d oses o f c onviction t o p low t hrough t he
i ngrained b eliefs o f c onventional t hinking. W ithout R oger
C allahan's m issionary d rive, w e m ight still b e s itting
a round t heorizing a bout t his " interesting t hing."
I t is u pon t he s houlders o f t hese g iants t hat I h umbly
s tand. M y o wn c ontribution t o t he r apidly e xpanding
field o f m eridian t herapies h as b een t o r educe t he u nnec-
essary c omplexity t hat i nevitably f inds its w ay i nto n ew
d iscoveries. E FT is a n e legantly s imple v ersion o f t hese
p rocedures, w hich p rofessionals a nd l aypeople a like c an
u se o n a v ariety o f p roblems.
I a lso o we a s pecial d ebt o f g ratitude t o A drienne
F owlie, w ho, t hrough a f riend, i ntroduced m e t o m eridian
t apping t echniques a nd h elped m e d evelop E FT.
N otes a nd A cknowledgments xv

M any E FT s tudents a nd p ractitioners h elped m ake
t his b ook p ossible. I a m g rateful t o a ll w ho c ontributed
c ase s tudies a nd r eports. M ost o f t he e xamples g iven
h ere w ere p ublished i n o ur e mail n ewsletter a nd a re
p osted i n t he n ewsletter's a rchives a t t he E FT w ebsite,
w ww.EFTUniverse.com. T he g rowth o f t his c ollection
o f r eports h as b een s omething t o b ehold. A wesome is a n
a ppropriate w ord, a s t here a re s o m any a rticles i n t his
c ollection t hat t hey c ould b e b ound i nto p ersonalized r ef-
erence b ooks o n m any t opics. O ur w ebsite is l oaded w ith
s ome o f t he b est o f t hese c ontributions.
T he n ames g iven i n t he r eports p resented h ere
h ave o ften b een c hanged t o p rotect t he p rivacy o f t hose
i nvolved. T his is e specially l ikely i f o nly f irst n ames a re
g iven. W hen a p erson's f ull n ame i s given, i t h as n ot b een
c hanged a nd is u sed w ith p ermission.
I n t he i nterests o f e ditorial c onsistency, r eports f rom
t he U nited K ingdom, A ustralia, C anada, a nd o ther c oun-
tries t hat u se B ritish s pelling a nd p unctuation h ave b een
c hanged t o c onform t o s tandard A merican E nglish.
L ike m ost t opics o f s pecial i nterest, E FT h as i ts o wn
l anguage, w ords, o r a bbreviations t hat h ave s pecial m ean-
ing f or i ts s tudents a nd p ractitioners. Y ou'll f ind a l ist o f
E FT t erms a nd t heir d efinitions i n t he G lossary.
A re y ou o vereating a s a w ay t o s uppress o r s oothe
u ncomfortable e motions, s uch a s s tress, a nger, a nxiety,
b oredom, s adness, a nd l oneliness? I f so, y ou m ay b e a n
e motional o vereater.
O besity h as r eached e pidemic p roportions i n t he
U nited S tates, a nd a t a ny g iven t ime, a bout h alf o f
A merica's w omen a nd a q uarter o f i ts m en a re o n a d iet.
D ieting h as g rown t o a $ 40-billion-a-year i ndustry a t t he
s ame t ime m ost d ieters a re failing. I t is e stimated t hat 9 5
p ercent o f s uccessful d ieters g ain t heir l ost w eight b ack
w ithin five y ears.
R ecently, c elebrities l ike O prah W infrey a nd D r. P hil
M cGraw h ave b rought a ttention t o e motional o vereating,
b ut t he s tandard a dvice o f t rying t alk t herapy, j ournaling,
a nd k eeping a f ood/mood d iary i n a ddition t o c ounting
c alories, c arbohydrates, a nd f at g rams d oesn't s eem t o
w ork f or m any.
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T hat p ersonal w ork c an b e a s tep i n t he r ight d irection
b ecause i t h elps p eople t une i nto t heir r easons f or o vereat-
ing, b ut there M Jomething nwre JubtLe a t the root o f enwtionaL
eating. U nresolved e motional i ssues o r t raumas c reate
b locks o r d isruptions i n t he b ody's s ubtle e nergy s ystems.
Thede energy dMruptionJ create a type o f "anxiety Jhort circuit"
in the body that, in turn, triggerJ overeating. T his o vereating
s erves t o c alm a nxiety, b ut a t t he e xpense o f c onsuming
u nnecessary c alories.
E FT i s a h ighly e ffective a id t o w eight l oss b ecause
i t is v ery r elaxing a nd u sually r emoves a nxiety. W ith t he
a nxiety g one, t he d rive f or e motional o vereating d isap-
pears. F urther, E FT h elps t o r eprogram y our e nergy s ys-
tem s o t hat y ou e at f or n utrition r ather t han t o t ranquilize
e motions.
E FT h elps p eople r esolve t heir e motional i ssues
b ecause i t a ddresses e nergy i mbalances t hat a re s o o ften
b ehind o ne's u nresolved n egative e motions.
H ave y ou e ver f ound a nything t hat t akes a way y our
c ravings f or j unk f ood? O ther t han g iving i n a nd e ating
t he f ood y ou w ere c raving, t hat is! C ravings h appen t o
j ust a bout e veryone. I t's w hat w e d o w hen t hey h it t hat
m akes a ll t he d ifference.
C ravings a re o ften a r esult o f o ur e motions, a nxiety,
o r s tress. O ur b odies c rave h igh-sugar, h igh-fat f oods a s a
w ay t o " medicate" o urselves i nto a c almer s tate w hen w e
a re a voiding o ur e motions o r u nder a l ot o f s tress. W hen
w e a re i n e motionally s tressful s tates, o ur b odies' e nergy
f low m ay b e b locked o r r eversed.
I ntroduction x ix

D id y ou k now y ou c an t otally e liminate f ood c rav-
ings i n s econds ? Y ou'll f ind s tep-by-step i nstructions
a nd n umerous e xamples f or g etting r id o f c ravings i n
t his b ook.
Y our j ob o n t his w eight l oss p ath i sn't j ust a bout l os-
ing w eight. I t's a bout m aking a m ental t urnaround s o t hat
y our w eight l oss is p ermanent. P art o f t he r eason m any
p eople g ain b ack t heir l ost w eight i s b ecause t heir m ental
o utlook n ever c hanged. Change y our perdpectire a nd y ou wiLL
change y our life.
O f c ourse, t his is e asier s aid t han d one. I f N ew Y ear's
r esolutions a lways w orked, w e'd a ll b e p erfect. R esolutions
t o c hange o ur h abits, c hange o ur t houghts, a nd c hange o ur
b odies all h it t he s ame e normous b ump i n t he r oad, a nd
t hat's s elf-sabotage.
W hat c auses s elf-sabotage? T hat's s imple-it's c aused
b y t he s ame e nergy b locks t hat c ontribute t o n egative
t houghts a nd u ncomfortable p hysical s ymptoms. B ecause
E FT a ddresses t he u nderlying c auses o f e nergy b locks a nd
all o f t heir m anifestations, i t is a p owerful t ool t hat a nyone
c an u se t o m ake p owerful, p ermanent c hanges.
W hether y ou a re n ew t o E FT o r a lready a n e xperi-
enced t apper, I a m v el}' p leased t o s hare t his b ook w ith
y ou. I k now w ithout a d oubt t hat E FT c an h elp y ou t ake
c ontrol o f y our h ealth a nd h appiness a nd t hat t he i nstruc-
tions a nd r ecommendations g iven h ere c an c ompletely
t ransform n ot o nly y our w eight b ut y our e ntire life.
1
Getting Started with EFT



W elcome t o E FT
T he b asic p remise o f t he E motional F reedom
T echniques is t hat t be ca/Ue o f a llllegative e motwlU U a
{)i.lruptwll i ll t be body'.! e llergy .ly.ltem. I c an't e mphasize
this c oncept e nough. W hen o ur e nergy is flowing n or-
mally, w ithout o bstruction, w e feel g ood i n e very w ay.
W hen o ur e nergy b ecomes b locked o r s tagnant o r is o th-
erwise d isrupted a long o ne o r m ore o f t he b ody's e nergy
m eridians, negative o r d amaging e motions c an d evelop
a long w ith all types o f p hysical s ymptoms. T his i dea h as
b een t he c enterpiece o f E astern m edicine for t housands
o f y ears .
E FT is often c a lled e motiolla L a cupullcture b ecause
i t co mbines g entle t apping o n k ey a cupuncture p oints
w hile focusing y our t houghts o n p ain, u nhappy m emo-
ries, u ncomfortable e motions, food cravings, o r a ny o ther
p roblem. W hen p roperly d one , t he u nderlying e mo-
tional factors t hat c ontribute t o t he p roblem a re t ypically
released a long w ith t he e nergy b locks.
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F OR W EIGHT


C onsider t hat:
E FT o ften w orks w hen n othing e lse w ill.
• F urther, i t c an b ring c omplete o r p artial r elief i n
a bout 8 0 p ercent o f t he c ases i n w hich i t's t ried, a nd
i n t he h ands o f a s killed p ractitioner, i ts s uccess r ate
c an e xceed 9 5 p ercent.
• S ometimes t he i mprovement i s p ermanent, w hile
i n o ther c ases t he p rocess n eeds t o b e c ontinued. B ut
e ven i f s ymptoms r eturn, t hey c an u sually b e r educed
o r e liminated q uickly a nd e ffectively j ust b y r epeating
t he p rocedure.
• P eople a re o ften a stonished a t t he r esults t hey
e xperience b ecause t heir b elief s ystems h ave n ot y et
a dapted t o t his c ommon-sense p rocess. T he t reatment
o f p hysical, e motional, a nd p erformance i ssues is s up-
posed t o b e m uch m ore d ifficult t han s imply t apping
w ith y our f ingertips o n k ey a cupuncture p oints.
• T he E FT b asics a re e xtremely e asy t o u se. S mall
c hildren l earn i t q uickly, a nd k ids a s y oung a s e ight
o r t en h ave n o t rouble t eaching i t t o o thers. I t's f ully
p ortable, r equires n o s pecial e quipment, a nd c an b e
u sed a t a ny t ime o f t he d ay o r n ight a nd u nder a ny
c ircumstances.
• N o d rugs, s urgeries, r adiations, o r o ther m edical
i nterventions a re i nvolved i n E FT. I n f act, i t's s o
d ifferent f rom c onventional m edicine t hat t he m edical
p rofession o ften h as d ifficulty e xplaining i ts r esults.
• I t d oesn't s eem t o m atter w hat t he p atient's b lood
t ests o r o ther d iagnostic t ests s how. R elief c an o ccur
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 23

w ith E FT n o m atter w hat y our d iagnosis. T hat's
b ecause w e a re a ddressing a d ifferent c ause t hat t ends
t o b e o utside t he m edical b ox.
• T his i s n ot t o s ay y ou s hould i gnore y our p hysi-
cian's a dvice. O n t he c ontrary, I e ncourage y ou t o
c onsult w ith q ualified h ealth c are p roviders. Q uite
a f ew E FT p ractitioners a re p hysicians, n urses, d en-
tists, a cupuncturists, c hiropractors, m assage t hera-
pists, p sychologists, c ounselors, a nd o ther h ealth c are
p rofessionals. A s E FT b ecomes m ore w idely k nown,
i t w ill b ecome e asier t o f ind l icensed h ealth c are p ro-
viders w ho a re k nowledgeable a bout E FT.
• C onsistent u se o f E FT i s o ften r eported t o i mprove
p hysical h ealth. W hen i t d oesn't, s ome u nderly-
ing e motional i ssue is l ikely t o b e c reating t ension
o r c hemistry i n y our b ody t hat i nterferes w ith y our
s uccess.
• I f t hat's t he c ase, E FT i s i deal f or c ollapsing a nd
n eutralizing e motional i ssues a nd i t o ften d oes t he
j ob i n m inutes. E FT w as o riginally d esigned f or
r educing t he p sychotherapy p rocess f rom m onths o r
y ears d own t o m inutes o r, i n c omplicated c ases, a f ew
seSSIOns.
N o t echnique o r p rocedure w orks f or e veryone b ut
b y all a ccounts t he v ast m ajority o f t hose w ho t ry E FT f or
a s pecific p roblem e xperience s ignificant i mprovement.
T hat's a s tunning r esult a nd o ne t hat c ompares f avorably
w ith p rescription d rugs, s urgical p rocedures, a nd o ther
m edical t reatments.
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F OR W EIGHT


E FT is s o n ew t hat i t's s till e volving. I e ncourage
p ractitioners a nd n ewcomers a like t o e xperiment-to t ry
i t o n e verything. I t m akes s ense t hat i f y our e nergy is b al-
anced, e verything i nside a nd a round y ou b enefits.
W hether y ou a re n ew t o E FT o r a lready a n e xperi-
enced t apper, 1 a m v ery p leased t o s hare t his i nformation
w ith y ou. I k now w ithout a d oubt t hat E FT c an h elp y ou
t ake c ontrol o f y our h ealth a nd h appiness a nd t hat t he
i nstructions a nd r ecommendations g iven h ere c an c om-
pletely t ransform y our life.


Defining the Problem
E FT s essions u sually b egin w ith a s elf-estimate o f
d iscomfort u sing a s cale f rom z ero t o 1 0 . W e c all t his t he
O-to-IO i ntensity m eter o r i ntensity s cale. T he d iscomfort
b eing m easured c an b e p hysical, s uch a s h eadache p ain o r
a c raving, o r i t c an b e a n e motion s uch a s f ear, a nxiety,
d epression, o r a nger.
I ntensity M eter

10

8

6

4

2

o
I t's a g ood i dea t o r ate e very p roblem b efore a nd a fter
y ou a pply E FT s o t hat y ou c an d etermine h ow m uch
p rogress y ou're m aking. I t's a lso i mportant t o a ssess y our
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 25

i ntensity a s i t e xists n ow r ather t han w hen t he e vent o r
p roblem f irst o ccurred.
D on't w orry i f y ou f ind i t d ifficult t o s elect a s pecific
n umber-sometimes n ewbies ( my a ffectionate t erm f or
E FT n ewcomers) g et d istracted b y t his p art o f t he p ro-
cedure a nd w orry u nnecessarily a bout w hether i t's a 5 o r
a 6, o r a 2 o r a 3 . U sing t he l O-point s cale b ecomes e asy
w ith p ractice. J ust g ive y ourself a n umber t o g et s tarted
a nd i t w ill s oon b e a utomatic. I t h elps t o r emind y ourself
t hat t here a re n o w rong a nswers h ere a nd t hat i f y ou h ave
t rouble c oming u p w ith a s pecific n umber, a g uess w ill
w ork fine. I t is s imply a b enchmark f or c omparison b efore
a nd a fter y ou p erform E FT.
F or r eference, j ot t he n umber d own a nd a dd a f ew
n otes. F or e xample, i f y ou're f ocusing o n a p ain, t hink
a bout w here t he p ain is l ocated, h ow i t i nterferes w ith
y our r ange o f m otion, a nd w hether i t h urts m ore w hen
y ou m ove t o t he l eft o r r ight, s tand o r s it, a nd s o f orth.
A nother w ay t o i ndicate t he i ntensity o f p ain o r d is-
comfort t hat w orks w ell f or c hildren is b y s tretching o ne's
a rms w ide a part f or m ajor p ain a nd p utting t hem c lose
t ogether f or m inor p ain. S ome c hildren f ind i t e asier t o
e xpress " big" a nd " small" w ith t heir h ands t han w ith a
n umber s cale.
T he m ethod y ou c hoose d oesn't m atter a s l ong a s
i t w orks f or y ou. K eeping t rack o f y our p ain's i ntensity
b efore a nd a fter t reatment is t he e asiest w ay t o d etermine
w hether a nd h ow e ffectively t he t reatment is w orking.
T he s ame s cale w orks f or f eelings. F irst, f ocus o n
a n e vent o r m emory o r p roblem t hat h as b een b othering
..

26 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


y ou. N ow a sk y ourself h ow a ngry, a nxious, d epressed,
o r u pset y ou a re o n a s c ale f rom z ero t o 10. I f i t d oesn't
b other y ou a t all, y ou're a t z ero. I f y ou're a t 10, t hat's t he
m ost i t h as e ver b een. G et i n t he h abit o f s tarting e ach
t apping s ession w ith a n i ntensity m easurement a nd m ake
a n ote o f it.
N ow, b orrowing s ome p ages f rom The E FT Mantta~
I 'd l ike t o i ntroduce y ou t o t he B asic R ecipe, t he f ormula
t hat is t he f oundation o f t his t echnique.


T he B asic R ecipe




A r ecipe h as c ertain i ngredients t hat m ust b e a dded
i n a c ertain o rder. I f y ou a re b aking a c ake, f or e xample,
y ou m ust u se s ugar i nstead o f p epper a nd y ou m ust
a dd t he s ugar before y ou p ut i t i n t he o ven. O therwise . ..
n o c ake.
B asic E FT i s l ike a c ake r ecipe. I t h as s pecific i ngre-
dients t hat g o t ogether in a s pecific w ay . J ust a s s omeone
w ho is l earning t o c ook w ill g et b est r esults f rom follow-
ing t ried a nd t rue i nstructions, s omeone w ho is n ew t o
E FT w ill d o w ell t o l earn t he B asic R ecipe. A n a ccom-
plished c hef w ill t ake a d ifferent a pproach, a nd s o c an
y ou o nce y ou m aster t he f undamentals.
W hat I 'm g oing t o s how y ou h ere is a s hortcut
m ethod o f u sing E FT. I t d oes n ot i nclude e verything t hat
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 27

I t each i n The E FT ManuaL o r i n t he t raining m aterials
a t w ww.EFTUniverse.com. H owever, a fter d eveloping
E FT, I d iscovered t hat t his s hortcut m ethod w orks v ery
w ell a lmost all o f t he t ime, s o t his i s t he p rimary m ethod I
n ow u se, a nd s o d o m ost E FT p ractitioners. I e ncourage
e veryone t o l earn o r a t l east k now a bout t he o riginal v er-
sion s o t hat i f y ou d on't g et t he r esults y ou w ant, y ou c an
t ry t he c omplete B asic R ecipe. I t i s e asy t o l earn a nd a dds
less t han a m inute t o t he p rocedure. T he c omplete B asic
R ecipe is e xplained i n A ppendix A o f t his b ook.
F ocusing n ow o n t he s hortcut m ethod, h ere i s w hat
y ou n eed i n o rder t o s tart u sing E FT.


Ingredient #1: T he Setup
A pplying t he B asic R ecipe is s omething l ike g oing
b owling. I n b owling, t here i s a m achine t hat s ets u p t he
p ins b y p icking t hem u p a nd a rranging t hem i n p erfect
o rder a t t he e nd o f t he a lley. O nce t his " setup" i s d one,
all y ou n eed t o d o is roll t he b all d own t he a lley t o k nock
o ver t he p ins.
I n a s imilar m anner, t he B asic R ecipe h as a b eginning
r outine t o " set u p" y our e nergy s ystem a s t hough i t is a s et
o f b owling p ins. T his r outine ( called t he S etup) i s v ital t o
t he w hole p rocess a nd p repares t he e nergy s ystem s o t hat
t he r est o f t he B asic R ecipe ( the b all) c an d o i ts j ob.
Y our e nergy s ystem, o f c ourse, i s n ot reaLLy a s et o f
b owling p ins. I t is a s et o f s ubtle e lectric c ircuits. I p res-
ent t his b owling a nalogy o nly t o g ive y ou a s ense o f t he
p urpose o f t he S etup a nd t he n eed t o m ake s ure y our
28 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


e nergy s ystem i s p roperly o riented b efore a ttempting
t o r emove i ts d isruptions.
Y our e nergy s ystem is s ubject t o a f orm o f e lectrical
i nterference w hich c an b lock t he b alancing e ffect o f t hese
t apping p rocedures. W hen p resent, t his i nterfering b lock-
age m ust b e r emoved o r t he B asic R ecipe w ill n ot w ork.
R emoving i t is t he j ob o f t he S etup .
T echnically s peaking, t his i nterfering b lockage t akes
t he f orm o f a polarity re ver.1a L w ithin y our e nergy s ystem.
T his is d ifferent f rom t he energy 'Ji.Jruptwn.J t hat c ause y our
n egative e motions.
A nother a nalogy m ay h elp u s h ere. C onsider a f lash-
light o r a ny o ther d evice t hat r uns o n b atteries. I f t he
b atteries a ren't t here, i t w on't w ork. E qually i mportant,
the batterie.J mu.Jt be in.JtaLLe'J properLy. Y ou've n oticed, I 'm
s ure, t hat b atteries h ave + a nd - marks o n t hem. T hese
m arks i ndicate t heir polarity. I f y ou l ine u p t he + a nd -
marks a ccording t o t he i nstructions, t he e lectricity f lows
n ormally a nd y our f lashlight w orks fine.


+


B ut w hat h appens i f y ou p ut t he b atteries i n b ack-
wards? T ry i t s ometime. T he f lashlight w ill n ot w ork. I t
a cts a s if t he b atteries h ave b een r emoved. T hat's w hat
h appens w hen p olarity r evers al is p resent in y our e nergy
s ystem. I t's a s t hough y o ur b atteries a re in b ackwards.
,
29
G e,tting S tarted w ith E FT

I d on't m ean t hat y ou s top w orking a ltogether-like i,




t urn " toes u p" a nd d ie - but y our p rogress dOCd b ecome
a rrested i n s ome a reas.


Psychological Reversal
T his p olarity r eversal h as a n o fficial n ame. I t is c alled
P sychological R eversal a nd i t r epresents a f ascinating
d iscovery w ith w ide-ranging a pplications i n a ll a reas o f
h ealing a nd p ersonal p erformance.
I t is t he r eason w hy s ome d iseases a re c hronic a nd
r espond v ery p oorly t o c onventional t reatments. I t is t he
r eason w hy s ome p eople h ave s uch a d ifficult t ime l osing
w eight o r g iving u p a ddictive s ubstances. I t is, q uite l iter-
ally, t he c ause o f s elf-sabotage.
P sychological R eversal is c aused b y s elf-defeating,
n egative t hinking t hat o ften o ccurs s ubconsciously a nd
t hus o utside o f y our a wareness. O n a verage, i t w ill b e
p resent-and t hus h inder E FT - about 4 0 p ercent o f
t he t ime. S ome p eople h ave v ery l ittle o f i t ( this i s r are)
w hile o thers a re b eset b y i t m ost o f t he t ime ( this a lso is
r are). M ost p eople fall s omewhere i n b etween t hese t wo
e xtremes. P sychological r eversal d oesn't c reate a ny f eel-
ings w ithin y ou s o y ou w on't k now i f i t is p resent o r n ot.
E ven t he m ost p ositive p eople a re s ubject t o i t . .. i ncluding
y ours t ruly.
W hen p sychological r eversal i s p resent, i t w ill s top
a ny a ttempt a t h ealing, i ncluding E FT, d ead i n i ts t racks.
T herefore i t m ust b e c orrected i f t he r est o f t he B asic
R ecipe i s g oing t o w ork.
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F OR W EIGHT


W e c orrect f or P sychological R eversal even though it
m ight n ot be pre.Jent. I t o nly t akes 8 o r 1 0 s econds t o d o
a nd, i f i t i sn't p resent, n o h arm is d one. I f i t i f p resent,
h owever, a m ajor i mpediment t o y our s uccess w ill b e o ut
o f t he w ay.
I n o rder t o c orrect t he P sychological R eversal, t he
S etup c onsists o f t wo p arts, w hich a re:
1 ) s aying a n a ffirmation t hree t imes a nd
2 ) s imultaneously t apping t he K arate C hop ( KC)
p oint.


T he Affirmation
S ince t he c ause o f P sychological R eversal i nvolves
n egative t hinking, i t s hould c ome a s n o s urprise t hat t he
c orrection f or i t i ncludes a n eutralizing a ffirmation. S uch
i s t he c ase w ith E FT, a nd h ere i t is.
E ven t hough I have t hif _ _ _ _ _- -->, I deepLy
a nd completeLy accept mYde/f.

F ill i n t he b lank w ith a b rief d escription o f t he p rob-
lem y ou w ant t o a ddress. H ere a re s ome e xamples.
E ven t hough I have t hif pain in m y Lower back, I
deepLy a nd completeLy accept mYde/f.
E ven t hough I have t hif fear o f public ,!peaking. I
deepLy a nd completeLy accept mYde/f.
E ven t hough I have t hif headache. I deepLy a nd com-
pleteLy accept mYde/f.
G etting S tarted w i t h E FT 31

Even thou.flh I have t hu a nqer towardd m y father, I
deepLy a nd completeLy accept mYde/f.
Even though I have t hu war memory. I deepLy a nd
completeLy accept mYde/f.
Even though I have t hu dtiffnedd in m y neck. I
deeply and completely accept mYde/f.
Even though I have thede niphtmared. I deepLy a nd
completeLy accept mYde/f.
Even though I have t hu craving for chocolate. I
deepLy a nd completeLy accept mYde/f.
Even though I have t hu fear o f dna ked. I deepLy a nd
completely accept mYde/f.

T his is o nly a p artial list, o f c ourse, b ecause t he p os-
sible i ssues t hat a re a ddressable b y E FT a re e ndless. Y ou
c an a lso v ary t he a cceptance p hrase b y s aying:
' 1 accept mydeLj even though I have t hu _ _- -'
"Even thou.flh I have t hu _ _ _ _ _- ', I deeply
a nd profoundLy accept mYde/f. "
"Even though . I lflve a nd forgive mYde/f. "
' 1 lflve a nd accept mYdeLj even though I have t hu
"

A nd t here a re m ore v ariations. I nstead o f s aying, " I
d eeply a nd c ompletely a ccept m yself," y ou c an s imply say:
I 'm O K with that.
I accept t hat p art o f mYde/f.
I 'm wilLing to accept mYdeLj a nyway.
I () Like to accept mYde/f.
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F OR W EIGHT


O r s omething s imilar. T his, b y t he w ay, is h ow w e
u se E FT w ith c hildren. T he p hrase " I d eeply a nd c om-
pletely a ccept m yself" m akes l ittle s ense t o k ids. I nstead,
a c hild w ho's u pset c an s ay s omething l ike t he f ollowing:
Even though I flunked the math tedt, I 'm a cool kiJ,
I 'm O K
Even though I lodt m y backpack and I 'm m ad a t
myde/f, I 'm dtill an awedome kiJ.

A ll o f t hese a ffirmations a re c orrect b ecause t hey fol-
low t he s ame g eneral f ormat. T hat is, t hey a cknowledge
t he p roblem a nd c reate s elf-acceptance d espite t he e xis-
tence o f t he p roblem.
T hat's w hat is n ecessary f or t he a ffirmation t o b e
e ffective. Y ou c an u se a ny v ersion, b ut I s uggest y ou s tart
w ith t he r ecommended o ne b ecause i t is e asy t o m emorize
a nd h as a g ood t rack r ecord o f g etting t he j ob d one.
N ow h ere a re s ome i nteresting p oints a bout t he a ffir-
mation:
• I t d oesn't m atter w hether y ou b elieve t he a ffirmation
o r n ot. J ust s ay i t.
• I t is b etter t o s ay i t w ith f eeling a nd e mphasis, b ut
s aying i t r outinely w ill u sually d o t he j ob.
• I t is b est t o s ay i t o ut l oud, b ut i f y ou a re i n a s ocial
s ituation w here y ou p refer t o m utter i t u nder y our
b reath o r d o i t s ilently, t hen g o a head. I t w ill p rob-
ably b e e ffective.
G etting S tarted w ith E FT

Correcting for Psychological Reversal
T o a dd t o t he e ffectiveness o f t he a ffirmation, t he
S etup i ncludes a s imple m ethod f or c learing P sychological
R eversal. Y ou d o t his b y t apping t he K arate C hop p oint,
w hich is e xplained n ext, w hile r eciting t he a ffirmation.


T he Karate C hop P oint




T he Karate C hop ( K C) P oint

T he K arate C hop p oint ( abbreviated K C) is l ocated
a t t he c enter o f t he f leshy p art o f t he o utside o f y our h and
( either h and) b etween t he t op o f t he w rist a nd t he b ase
o f t he b aby f inger - or, s tated d ifferently, t he p art o f y our
h and y ou w ould u se t o d eliver a k arate c hop.
SoLiJLy t ap t he K arate C hop p oint w ith t he t ips o f t he
i ndex f inger a nd m iddle f inger-or all f our f ingers-of
t he o pposite h and. W hile y ou c ou[J u se t he K arate C hop
p oint o f e ither h and, i t is u sually m ost c onvenient t o t ap
t he K arate C hop p oint o f t he n on-dominant h and w ith t he
f ingertips o f t he d ominant h and. I f y ou a re r ight-handed,
t ap the K arate C hop p oint o n y our l eft h and w ith t he fin-
gertips o f y our r ight h and. I f y ou a re l eft-handed, t ap the
K arate C hop p oint o n y our r ight h and w ith t he f ingertips
o f y our l eft h and.
34 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


N ow t hat y ou u nderstand t he p arts o f t he S etup, p er-
forming i t is e asy. Y ou c reate a w ord o r s hort p hrase t o
fill i n t he b lank i n t he a ffirmation a nd t hen s imply r epeat
t he a ffirmation, w ith e mphasis, t hree t imes w hile c on-
tinuously t apping t he K arate C hop p oint.
T hat's it. A fter a f ew p ractice r ounds, y ou s hould
b e a ble t o p erform t he S etup i n e ight t o t en s econds
o r s o. N ow, w ith t he S etup p roperly p erformed, y ou
a re r eady f or t he n ext i ngredient i n t he B asic R ecipe-
the S equence.


I ngredient #2: T he Sequence
T he S equence is v ery s imple i n c oncept. I t i nvolves
t apping a t o r n ear t he e nd p oints o f t he b ody's m ajor
e nergy f lows, w hich a re c alled meriJialld i n E astern m edi-
cine, a nd i t is t he m ethod b y w hich t he d isruption i n t he
e nergy s ystem is c orrected o r b alanced o ut. B efore l ocat-
ing t hese p oints, h owever, y ou n eed a f ew t ips o n h ow t o
c arry o ut t he t apping p rocess.
T apping t ips: Y ou c an t ap w ith e ither h and o r b oth
h ands b ut i t is u sually m ore c onvenient t o d o s o w ith y our
d ominant h and ( your r ight h and i f y ou a re r ight-handed
o r y our l eft h and i f y ou a re l eft-handed).
T ap w ith t he f ingertips o f y our i ndex f inger a nd
m iddle f inger. T his c overs a l ittle l arger a rea t han j ust
t apping w ith o ne f ingertip a nd a llows y ou t o c over t he
t apping p oints m ore e asily.
T ap s olidly b ut n ever s o h ard a s t o h urt o r b ruise
y ourself.
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 35

T ap a bout s even t imes o n e ach o f t he t apping p oints.
I s ay a bout s even t imes b ecause y ou w ill b e r epeating a
" Reminder P hrase" ( explained l ater) w hile t apping a nd i t
w ill b e d ifficult t o c ount a t t he s ame t ime. I f y ou a re a l ittle
o ver o r a l ittle u nder s even ( five t o n ine, f or e xample) t hat
w ill b e s ufficient.
M ost o f t he t apping p oints e xist o n e ither s ide o f
t he b ody. I t d oesn't m atter w hich s ide y ou u se n or d oes
i t m atter i f y ou s witch s ides d uring t he S equence. F or
e xample, y ou c an t ap u nder y our r ight e ye a nd, l ater in
t he S equence, t ap u nder y our l eft a rm.
T he p oints: F or t he p urposes o f t he B asic R ecipe,
I h ave f ound t hat y ou n eed o nly t ap o n o ne a ccessible
p oint o n e ach m eridian t o b alance o ut a ny d isruptions
t hat m ay e xist in t hat m eridian. T he p oints c hosen f or
t he E FT s equence a re n ear t he s urface o f t he b ody a nd
a re t hus m ore r eadily a ccessed t han o ther p oints a long
t he m eridians t hat m ay b e m ore d eeply b uried. W hat fol-
lows a re i nstructions o n h ow t o l ocate t he p oints o f t hose
m eridians t hat a re i mportant t o t he B asic R ecipe. T aken
t ogether a nd d one in t he o rder p resented, t hey f orm
t he S equence.




E B , S E, U E, U N a nd C h P oints
.
36 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


E yebrow: A t t he b eginning o f t he e yebrow, j ust
a bove a nd t o o ne side o f t he nose. T his p oint is abbrevi-
ated E B f or b eginning o f t he E yeBrow.
S ide o f E ye: O n t he b one b ordering t he o utside c or-
ner o f t he eye. This p oint is a bbreviated S E for S ide o f
t he E ye.
U nder E ye: O n t he b one u nder a n eye a bout 1 i nch
b elow t he p upil. T his p oint is a bbreviated U E f or U nder
t he E ye.
U nder N ose: O n t he small a rea b etween t he b ottom
o f t he n ose a nd t he t op o f t he u pper lip. This p oint is
a bbreviated U N f or U nder t he N ose.
C hin: M idway b etween t he p oint o f y our c hin a nd t he
b ottom o f y our l ower lip. A lthough i t is n ot d irectly o n t he
p oint o f t he c hin, w e call it t he C hin P oint b ecause i t is
descriptive e nough f or people t o u nderstand easily. This
p oint is a bbreviated C h f or C hin.




The Collarbone (CB) Points
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 37

C ollarbone: T he j unction w here t he s ternum ( breast-
bone), c ollarbone, a nd f irst r ib m eet. P lace y our f orefin-
ger o n t he U - shaped n otch a t t he t op o f t he b reastbone
( where a m an w ould k not h is t ie). M ove d own t oward t he
n avell i nch a nd t hen g o t o t he l eft ( or r ight) 1 t o 2 i nches.
T his p oint is a bbreviated C B f or C ollarBone even though
i t i f n ot on the coLlarbone (or clavicle). I t is a t t he beginning o f
t he c ollarbone.




T he U nderarm ( UA) P oints

U nderarm: O n t he s ide o f t he b ody, a t a p oint e ven
w ith t he n ipple ( for m en) o r i n t he m iddle o f t he b ra s trap
( for w omen). I t is a bout 4 i nches b elow t he a rmpit. T his
p oint is a bbreviated U A f or U nder t he A rm.
T he a bbreviations f or t hese p oints a re s ummarized i n
t he s ame o rder a s g iven a bove.
EB B eginning o f t he E yeBrow
=

SE S ide o f t he E ye
=

UE U nder t he E ye
=
38 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


UN U nder t he N ose
=

Ch C hin
=

CB B eginning o f t he C ollarBone
=

UA U nder t he A rm
=

P lease n otice t hat t hese t apping p oints p roceed down
the bOdy. T hat is, e ach t apping p oint is below t he o ne b efore
it. T hat s hould m ake i t a s nap t o m emorize. A f ew t rips
t hrough i t a nd i t s hould b e y ours f orever.


T he R eminder Phrase
O nce m emorized, t he B asic R ecipe b ecomes a life-
time f riend. I t c an b e a pplied t o a n a lmost e ndless l ist o f
e motional a nd p hysical p roblems, a nd i t p rovides r elief
f rom m ost o f t hem. H owever, t here's o ne m ore c oncept
w e n eed t o d evelop b efore w e c an a pply t he B asic R ecipe
t o a g iven p roblem. I t's c alled t he R eminder P hrase.
W hen a f ootball q uarterback t hrows a p ass, h e a ims
i t a t a p articular r eceiver. H e d oesn't j ust t hrow t he b all
i n t he a ir a nd h ope s omeone w ill c atch it. Likewise, t he
B asic R ecipe n eeds t o b e a imed a t a s pecific p roblem.
O therwise, i t w ill b ounce a round a imlessly w ith l ittle o r
n o e ffect.
Y ou " aim" t he B asic R ecipe b y a pplying i t w hile
" tuned i n" t o t he p roblem f rom w hich y ou w ant relief.
T his t ells y our s ystem w hich p roblem n eeds t o b e t he
r eceIver.
R emember t he E FT d iscovery s tatement, w hich says:
T he cau.le o f a ll negative enwtwn.! hi a (}hiruptwn i n the
boiJy'.! e nergy dY.:Item.
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 39

N egative e motions c ome a bout b ecause y ou a re t uned
i nto c ertain t houghts o r c ircumstances t hat, i n t urn, d is-
rupt y our e nergy s ystem. O therwise, y ou f unction n or-
mally. O ne's f ear o f h eights is n ot p resent, f or e xample,
w hile o ne is r eading t he c omic s ection o f t he S unday
n ewspaper a nd t herefore n ot t uned i n t o t he p roblem.
T uning i n t o a p roblem c an b e d one b y s imply t hink-
ing a bout it. I n f act, t uning i n m ealkf t hinking a bout it.
T hinking a bout t he p roblem w ill b ring a bout t he e nergy
d isruptions i nvolved, w hich t hen a nd o nly t hen, c an b e
b alanced b y a pplying t he B asic R ecipe. W ithout t uning
i n t o t he p roblem-thereby c reating t hose e nergy d isrup-
tions - the B asic R ecipe d oes n othing.
T uning i n is s eemingly a v ery s imple p rocess. Y ou
m erely t hink a bout t he p roblem w hile a pplying t he B asic
R ecipe. T hat's it, a t l east i n t heory.
H owever, y ou m ay f ind i t a b it d ifficult t o c onsciously
t hink a bout t he p roblem w hile y ou a re t apping. T hat's
w hy I 'm i ntroducing a R eminder P hrase t hat y ou c an
r epeat c ontinually w hile p erforming t he B asic R ecipe.
T he R eminder P hrase is s imply a w ord o r s hort
p hrase t hat d escribes t he p roblem a nd t hat y ou r epeat o ut
l oud e ach t ime y ou t ap o ne o f t he p oints i n t he S equence.
I n t his w ay y ou c ontinually " remind" y our s ystem a bout
t he p roblem y ou a re w orking o n.
T he b est R eminder P hrase t o u se is u sually i dentical
t o w hat y ou c hoose f or t he a ffirmation p art o f t he S etup.
F or e xample, i f y ou a re w orking o n a f ear o f p ublic s peak-
ing, t he S etup a ffirmation w ould g o l ike t his:
40 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


Even though I have t hif fear o f public dpeaking. I
deepLy a nd completeLy accept mydeLj.

W ithin t his a ffirmation, t he u nderlined w ords, fear o f
pubLic dpeaking, a re i deal f or u se a s t he R eminder P hrase.
I s ometimes u se a s horter v ersion o f t his R eminder
P hrase w hen i n s eminars. I m ight, f or e xample, u se " pub-
lic s peaking f ear" o r j ust " public s peaking" i nstead o f t he
s omewhat l onger v ersion s hown a bove. T hat's j ust o ne o f
t he s hortcuts w e h ave g rown a ccustomed t o a fter y ears
o f e xperience w ith t hese t echniques. F or y our p urposes,
h owever, y ou c an s imply u se i dentical w ords f or b oth t he
S etup's a ffirmation a nd t he R eminder P hrase. T hat w ay
y ou w ill m inimize a ny p ossibility f or e rror.
T his c oncept a bout t he R eminder P hrase is a n e asy o ne.
B ut j ust t o b e c omplete, I a m i ncluding a f ew s amples:
headache nightmare'!
anger towardd m y f ather cravin,q f or chocolate
war m emory fear o f dnaked
dtiffnedd i n m y neck


Test Your Results
A t t he e nd o f o ne o r t wo r ounds o f t apping a ll o f t he
p oints i n t he S equence, t ake a nother l ook a t t he p roblem
y ou're w orking o n. M easure i t o n t he 0 -to-10 i ntensity
s cale. W here is i t n ow?
If i t d oesn't b other y ou a t all a ny m ore a nd is a t
z ero, c ongratulations. Y ou're d one. N o f urther t apping
is r equired.
G etting S tarted w ith E FT 41

I f y ou feel b etter b ut t he p roblem is still t here, m ake a
n ote o f y our n ew l evel o f d iscomfort o n t he 0 -to-10 i nten-
sity s cale. F or e xample, y our h eadache p ain m ay h ave
g one f rom a 9 t o a 4 , o r y our a nger t oward y our f ather
m ight h ave m oved f rom a n 8 t o a 5. K eeping t rack o f t he
n umbers h elps y ou k eep t rack o f y our p rogress.
I f y ou a re a p ractitioner, w rite d own t he p roblem
y our c lient is w orking o n, t he b eginning i ntensity l evel,
a nd t he l evel a fter t reatment. T his h elps b oth o f y ou
a ppreciate w hatever i mprovement i s b eing m ade, a nd i t
s implifies f ollow-up s essions.
I f y ou're w orking o n y our o wn, w rite d own e very p rob-
lem o r i ssue y ou t ap f or a long w ith y our r esults. R eview
y our n otes a fter a f ew w eeks o f p ractice a nd y ou w ill b e
a mazed a t t he n umber o f i ssues y ou h ave c leared a way,
m any o f w hich y ou w ill h ave f orgotten a bout b y t hen.
H ere's w hat t o d o i f y ou o r y our c lient s till h ave s ome
d iscomfort a fter a n i nitial r ound o f t apping.


S ubsequent-round Adjustments
W hen E FT t apping p roduces o nly p artial r elief, y ou
w ill n eed t o d o o ne o r m ore a dditional r ounds.
S ince t he s ubconscious m ind t ends t o b e v ery l iteral,
s ubsequent r ounds o f t he B asic R ecipe n eed t o a ddress
t he f act t hat y ou a re w orking o n t he remaining problem.
A ccordingly, t he a ffirmation c ontained w ithin t he S etup
h as t o b e a djusted, a s d oes t he R eminder P hrase.
Ellen though I J till halle Jorne o f thid _ _ _ _- '
I deeply and completely accept mYde/f.
42 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


P lease n ote t he e mphasized w ords ( e at t hree m eals p er d ay, s o t hat s he w ouldn't g et " too
t hin," b ut r estricted h er f rom e ating j unk f ood.
C arla o ften f elt d eprived, s o s he w ould b inge-
eat i n s ecret, a nd t hen e at h er m eals a nyway, so
h er p arents w ouldn't s uspect t hat s he w as b inge-
ing. W hatever s he w as d eprived o f. .. t hat's w hat s he
c raved. A s a n a dult, C arla c ould n ot r estrict h erself t o
t hree r egular m eals w ithout f eeling d eprived.
A s a c hild, C arla h ad b een a bused. S he " waited"
t o g et t hrough c hildhood, p romising h erself s he c ould
h ave a nd d o w hatever s he w anted. A s a n a dult, s he
r efused t o c onstrain h er f ood c hoices a nd h ated b eing
t old w hat t o d o. ( She h ad a l ittle f ive-year-old i nside,
w ho w as s tomping h er f eet a nd r efusing t o c om-
promise.)
E ating D isorders 2 19

Even thou.qh I've been waiting m y whole Life to g et
through chifJhooo, dO I can have whatever I w ant a nd 00
whatever I w ant . ..
Even though I H ATE being t ofJ what to do . .. no diet
i.J going to teLL m e what to do . ..
Even though I don't Lilee to w ait . . . l w ant to have i t
r ight a way . .. a nd I 'm a jraiJ i t won't be enough . ..
Even though I re/Ude to be " without," even though
i tJ cOdting m e . ..

R eminder P hrases:
I oon 't Lilee to wait.
I have to have i t r ight now.
I m ight n ot g et through the day.
I t won't be enou.qh.
I refUde to be without.
I W ILL have what I want.
N o one i.J going to teLL m e w hat to 00.
You c an't malee me.

A t t his p oint, C arla b egan t o d escribe h er c hild-
hood a buse, i n w hich s he e ndured n umerous i nstances
o f b eing h it h erself a nd a lso w itnessing h er b rother
b eing h it b y h er f ather. L ike m any t rauma v ictims,
C arla w ould d issociate d uring t he a buse. " I c ould d is-
connect m y h ead o ff m y s houlders," s he r ecalled. " I
c ould l eave m y b ody a nd b e r eally still."
C arla k new t hat " being r eally still" w as t he k ey t o
h er s urvival. A s m uch a s t he a buse h urt, s truggling o r
2 20 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


r unning w ould h ave m ade i t w orse. C arla's s urvival
m ode w as t o i magine t hat a ll o f h er w eight w as g oing
d own i nto h er f eet. B eing " weighted d own" w ould
k eep h er f rom r unning a nd m inimize t he a buse. S he
e ven i magined h erself w earing l eaded b oots t hat
w ould a nchor h er.
C arla a lso b elieved t hat i f s he k ept a l ayer o f p ad-
ding ( extra w eight) o n h er b ody, t he a buse w ould b e
l ess p ainful. I f t he p adding w asn't t here, s he w ould
h ave n o p rotection. A s a n a dult, s he still t hought t hat
t he " padding" k ept h er s afe. I t d idn't feel s afe t o l ose
w eight.
C arla w as i ncredibly r elieved t o m ake t hese
c onnections. M ter a ddressing s everal o f t he s pecific
a buse e vents f rom h er c hildhood, h er b inge e ating is
g reatly d ecreased, a nd s he c an n ow e at t hree h ealthy
m eals p er d ay w ithout f eeling r ebellious.
I h ave w orked w ith C arla f or 12 s essions. S he
w as a stounded b y h er p rogress u sing E FT c ompared
t o t raditional t herapy. H er q uestion t o m e a t t he e nd
o f t his s ession w as, " How c an I h ave a ccomplished
m ore i n 1 2 E FT s essions t han I h ave s pending t hou-
sands o f d ollars a nd h undreds o f h ours i n t raditional
t herapy?" T hat's E FT!


W hile t his n ext a rticle b y D r. S olomon h as a b inge-
eating f ocus, its c oncepts c an b e u sed f or m any k inds o f
s uccess b locks. A s s he e xplains, " Since o ur w ork t ogeth-
er, J ohnna h as g one f rom b inge e ating s everal t imes
E ating D isorders 2 21

p er m onth t o z ero b inge e ating f or t he p ast t wo m onths.
S uccess! N o r everting b ack t o o ld p atterns. T his p rocess,
o f c ourse, c an b e r epeated f or o ther a venues o f s uccess."


Treating Self-sabotage Eliminates Binge Eating
b y Dr. Carol Solomon
M y c lient, J ohnna, w as i ncredibly c apable, b ut
s he f ound h erself c ontinuously s abotaging h er s uc-
cess. S he w ould g et c lose t o h er g oal, w hether i t w as
w eight l oss o r c reative e ndeavors, a nd s uddenly r evert
b ack t o o ld b ehavior.
T his w as p articularly o bvious w ith h er b inge e at-
ing p roblem. S everal t imes p er m onth s he w ould g o
" over t he e dge" a nd e at e verything i n s ight. S he m ade
s everal a ttempts t o o vercome t his p roblem b ut, a las,
s he r everted b ack e very t ime.
I t w as a s t hough a w et b lanket w as t hrown o n h er
d rive t oward h er g oal. H er i nner c ritic w ould t hen
s how u p, a nd s he w ould h ave s elf-talk s uch a s, " Who
d o y ou t hink y ou a re?" J o hnna d id n ot b elieve t hat
s he w as a llowed t o b e s uccessful i n a nything, b inge-
eating c ontrol i ncluded.
J ohnna r ecognized h er p attern o f s elf-sabotage.
T here s eemed t o b e s ome f ear o f s uccess, b ut s he
c ouldn't i dentifY t he s ource o f t he p roblem. K eeping
i n m ind h er l ack o f s uccess w ith b inge e ating, w e
s tarted w ith s ome g eneral E FT s tatements:
Even tholl..qh dUCC&M doed n ot feel dafe, I deeply and
completely accept mYdeif.
2 22 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


Even though JUCCt!.:M doe.:J not leeL good, I deepLy Love
and accept mYdeL/ anyway.
Even though dUCCe.:Jd l eeu threatening, I choode to
Love and accept mYdeL/ completeLy.
T hen w e u sed s ome g eneral R eminder P hrases t o
t ap a round t he b ody:
SUCCe.:Jd dOe.:Jn 't leeL dale.
SUCCe.:Jd dOe.:Jn 't leeL good.
Succe.1.1 i f threatening.
P art 01 me dOe.:Jn't want to ducceed.
Who do you think you are?
I 'm not aLlowed to have it.
P art 01 me dOe.:Jn't want to change.
I t jiMt doedn 't leeL right.
A t t his p oint, J ohnna r emembered t hat w hen-
ever s he w as s uccessful, h er p arents w ould n o l onger
h elp h er. W hen s he l earned h ow t o b ake c ookies, f or
e xample, h er m other w as h appy a nd r elieved. S he
w ould w ithdraw h er s upport a nd t urn t hat r espon-
sibility o ver t o J ohnna. I t m ade J ohnna feel alone,
lonely, a nd o verwhelmed, s ince s he w as s addled w ith
m ore a nd m ore a dult r esponsibilities.
S he w as a lways e xpected t o h andle t hese r espon-
sibilities. I t w as w hat h er p arents v alued i n h er. B ut
f or J o hnna, s uccess m eant l osing c ontact w ith h er
p arents, f eeling a lone a nd u nsupported.
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I t w as s uch a w ell-entrenched, u nconscious p at-
tern t hat a s a n a dult, J ohnna b ecame a nxious w hen-
ever s he n eared s uccess. I f s he l ost w eight, s he w as
a fraid t here w ouldn't b e a ny s upport a nd t hat o thers
w ould e xpect m ore o f h er.
S he r outinely s abotaged h er s uccess i n o rder t o
feel less a nxious. Y et, s he f elt f rustrated k nowing t hat
s he w as r epeating t he s ame v icious c ycle o ver a nd
o ver a gain. I t w as o nly d uring E FT s essions t hat t hese
p atterns b ecame c lear.
O nce t he p atterns w ere c lear, w e i dentified s ome
e vents f rom h er p ast t hat w ere c learly c ausing t hese
b locks t o h er s uccess. U sing m ore E FT, w e r esolved
t he e motional a spects o f t hose e vents a nd J ohnna
s oon s tarted t o feel t he f reedom.
S ince o ur w ork t ogether, J ohnna h as g one f rom
b inge e ating s everal t imes p er m onth t o z ero b inge
e ating f or t he p ast t wo m onths. S uccess! N o r everting
b ack t o o ld p atterns. T his p rocess, o f c ourse, c an b e
r epeated f or o ther a venues o f s uccess.


O nce a gain, D r. S olomon s hows u s h ow e ffective E FT
c an b e w ith o vereating o nce y ou f ind t he c ore i ssues.


Is I t Safe to Drop Those Pounds?
by Dr. CaroL SoLonwn
S ue w as a b inge e ater w ho s eemed t o s abotage
h erself a t e very t urn. S he t ried e verything a nd l ost
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w eight m any t imes, o nly t o g ain i t b ack a nd m ore.
S he d escribed h er e ating a s b eing " like a r unaway
t rain." S he a te t o r elieve s tress. S he a te t o c elebrate.
S he a te f or e very e motion s he e ver felt. A nd s he felt
l ike a f ailure.
S ue's m other a lways s truggled w ith h er w eight
a nd d ied o f l ung c ancer a t a n e arly a ge. R ight b efore
s he w as d iagnosed, s he l ost 2 0 p ounds a nd l ooked
g reat. S he s topped d ieting, b ut c ontinued t o l ose
w eight. S ue r ecalled t hat h er m other r emarked, " Gee,
I s topped d ieting a nd I 'm s till l osing w eight." B ut t he
w eight l oss h appened b ecause s he h ad c ancer. S he
d ied s oon a fterwards.
F ood w as c omforting, b ut S ue w anted t o feel
m ore i n c ontrol, t o s top b ingeing, a nd t o u se f ood
f or n utrition, n ot a s a d rug. S he l ived a lone a nd felt
s cared a t n ight. S he w as a fraid o f d ying, o f g oing t o
s leep a nd n ot w aking u p. E very d ay, s he a te s ensibly.
E very n ight, s he b lew it. S he f ound h erself c ircling
t he p izza p lace, t elling h erself, " You're t ired, y ou
d eserve i t, y ou c an s tart t omorrow." S he w as m edicat-
ing h erself t o g et t o s leep.
E very t ime S ue s tarted t o l ose w eight, s he g ot
s cared. S he f elt v ulnerable. I t j llA (JiJn 't /ee! ,la/e. F ood
g ave h er t hat f alse s ense o f c omfort b ecause f ood a nd
c omfort w ere l inked i n h er m ind. H er g randmother
f ed h er t o c omfort h er. H er m other d ied w hen s he
l ost w eight. P art o f h er w as a fraid t o l ose w eight, e ven
t hough c onsciously, s he d esired it.
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S trong a ssociations c an i mpact o ur b ehavior. I n
S ue's m ind, f ood w as a ssociated w ith c omfort a nd
s afety. W eight l oss w as a ssociated w ith f ear, l oss
a nd d eath. S he w as a fraid t hat i f s he l ost w eight,
s omething t errible w ould h appen. L osing w eight
w asn't s afe.
B inge e ating is a c oping b ehavior-a r eaction t o
life's p roblems. I t's e asy t o f eel c onsumed b y y our
e motions. B inge e aters o ften g et i nto c ircular p atterns
o f n ot s leeping w ell, o verworking a nd f eeling t ired,
a nd t hen b eing m ore v ulnerable t o b ingeing.
F ears t end t o s urface a t n ight, s o S ue t apped a t
n ight w henever s he f elt a fraid a nd/or f elt t he u rge t o
b inge. S he t apped o n h er f eelings a bout l osing h er
m om, h er f ears o f l osing h er c o-workers, h er f ear o f
n ot w aking u p. W ithin t hree n ights, s he w as a ble t o
feel m ore c alm a nd r elaxed a nd g et m ore s leep, t hus
i nterrupting t he v icious c ycle. W hen h er f ears w ere
r esolved, t here w as n o n eed t o s oothe h erself w ith
f ood. W ithin a w eek, s he w as n o l onger b ingeing.
I t's b een a f ew m onths n ow a nd S ue's l ast n ote
t o m e s imply s aid, " I c an't r emember t he l ast t ime I
b inged, a nd I 've m anaged t o l ose 1 0 p ounds i n t he
p rocess."


B razilian t herapist S onia N ovinsky s pends h er t ime
u sing E FT a nd a ffirmations t o g o s traight f or t he e mo-
tional c auses-and i n t he f ollowing b ulimia c ase t here a re
m any o f t hem, a s y ou w ill see. T he r esult? A c omplete
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c essation o f s ymptoms. W hat e lse w ould y ou e xpect
w hen y ou h ave e radicated t he c ause?
Y ou w ill n ote i n S onia's m essage t hat E nglish is n ot
h er f irst l anguage. F urther, s he h ad t o w rite i n a h urried
s tate b etween a ppointments. N onetheless, h er c onviction,
c aring, a nd s kill c ome a cross q uite c learly. S ince w rit-
ing t his r eport, s he h as w orked w ith a t l east five o ther
c lients w ith c ompulsive e ating d isorders, a nd a ll w ere
t reated s uccessfully, w ith n o r ecurring s ymptoms. H ow
m any e ating d isorder s pecialists c an s ay t hat? H opefully,
S onia's m essage w ill f ind i ts w ay i nto e ating d isorder c lin-
ics a round t he w orld a nd i nitiate h ealing a t n ew l evels.
D on't y ou j ust l ove i t w hen o ne v oice f rom a f ar-away
l and c an b ring h ealing t o m any?


Bulimia in Brazil
by Sonia Novifldlcy
S helly is m y b ulimic c lient. S he is a p ersonal
t rainer, 3 4 y ears o ld, m arried, w ith o ne c hild.
I w orked w ith h er f or t hree m onths, o nce a w eek,
f rom J une t o S eptember, 1 999. T hen s he c ame till
J anuary o nce a m onth, o nly f or c hecking, a nd t he
s ymptoms d idn't c ame b ack.
S ymptoms s tarted i n h er e arly t wenties ( she g ot
m arried a t 2 4). F rom m enstruation p hase (11 y ears
o ld) t ill a ge 2 4, s he w asn't a llowed t o d ate, g o o ut,
t ake a s hower, o r d ress h erself b eautifully. All d ay i n
t he b edroom, c rying m ost o f t he t ime, f eeling s hame
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o f b eing f at. A lmost n o m emories o f t hese y ears. V ery
s evere d epression a fter d elivery o f h er c hild.
W hen s he a rrived s he w as t aking R eductil ( a
w eight-loss p rescription d rug) a nd t wo a nti-depres-
sants, P rozac a nd T ryptanol. W hen s he l eft s he w as
f ree f rom t hese d rugs.
S ymptoms: S he a te c ompulsively, till n o p lace w as
l eft i n t he s tomach, m ainly i n t he e vening. T hen s he
v omited o r r an 10 t o 3 0 k m ( 6 t o 1 9 m iles) f or s weat-
ing o ut all t he c alories.
T hen s he s tarted e ating a gain. W as o bsessive
a bout l osing w eight. N ot f at a t a ll. T hree l ipoaspira-
tion s urgeries i n t he b elly a nd i n t he b uttocks. In a ddi-
tion, c ompulsive s hopping u ntil b ankrupt.
U sing E FT a nd a ffirmations, I h elped h er w ork
w ith t he f ollowing f amily i ssues.
1. H er m other h as b een v ery s ick s ince a dolescence
w ith a v ery r are k ind o f l eprosy, n o c ure a vailable.
V ery d isagreeable s pots i n t he s kin. S helly n ever
f elt p ermission t o d evelop h er o wn f emininity.
G uilty o f b eing b eautiful.
2. G randmother l iving i n t he s ame h ouse, t ak-
ing c are o f S helly's m other a nd t he c hildren. A
v ery a uthoritarian p erson, v iolent, s educer a nd
i ntrusive ( including i n s exual i ssues) - feelings o f
h ate a nd g uilt. T he g randmother u sed t o s ay t hat
S helly a nd h er b rother w ere r esponsible f or t he
s pots o n t heir m other's b ody. S helly y elled, " You
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a re n ot m y m other!" S he felt g uilty all t he t ime
a nd w ore o nly m ale c lothes.
3. H er f ather ( a c ompulsive e ater, m aybe b ulimic
also, s he t hinks) f elt i n a t rap, H e d idn't k now
t he m other h ad t his t errible l eprosy b efore m ar-
riage. V iolent c onflicts a t h ome all t he t ime. S he
feels h er f ather a t t he s ame t ime l ooks a t h er i n
a s ensual w ay, a nd w ith c ontempt. O nce s he p ut
h er h and o n h is s houlder a nd h e s creamed, " I
a m n ot y our b oyfriend! " V ery a mbivalent s itua-
tion. F eelings: S hame, g uilt, a nd a l ot o f p assion
a nd r age.
W henever s he felt b etter, t hinner, o r b eauti-
ful, a nd h er f ather s aid a c ompliment, like, " You
l ook b eautiful t oday," t his i mmediately t riggered
a d eep t ension a nd t he c ompulsion t o e at a nd
t hrow u p t he f ood. A nd s he s tart g aining w eight
a gain w hile f eeling t hat f ood is i n a b ad p lace i n
t he b ody a nd h as t o b e t hrown a way i n s ome w ay
( through v omiting o r a erobic a ctivity). Feelings:
F ear o f b eing b eautiful, f ear o f n ot b eing a ble t o
s et l imits, f ear o f b ecoming a w hore.
4. M arriage i ssues: Limits issues w ith h er h usband
a nd h is family.
ReduLt,,:
1. S he is m ore c omfortable w hen v isiting h er m oth-
er a nd f ather. N o t ension felt a nymore.
2. N o c ompulsion a t a ll ( zero o n t he 0 -to-l0 s cale)
f or b uying a nd e ating f ood. N o n eed t o e liminate
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f ood f rom t he b ody o r t o f ast ( she u sed b efore t o
f ast s ome d ays t o e liminate f ood).
3. S he s tarted w earing m ore f eminine c lothes. S hame
a nd g uilt = z ero
4. S he n ow c an l ook i n t he m irror a nd l ove h erself.
R age = z ero
5. S he is n ow s etting l imits a nd p rotecting h erself
f rom h er h usband's i ntrusive f amily. B eing a ble t o
s ay, " I d on't w ant y ou h ere t oday," f or e xample.
6. M ore h ealthy r elationship w ith j ob a nd c areer,
a ttracting m ore s table c lients.
[ My comment: S ix m onths l ater, S onia s ent
t he f ollowing u pdate. W hile S helly still h ad n o
t race o f h er b ulimic r eaction, s he d eveloped o ther
e ating/weight r esponses t o r ecent e vents i n h er
life. T his s hould c ome a s n o s urprise, e specially
g iven S helly's d ifficult c hildhood. W hile S helly
h as f reedom o n s ome t hings, t here a re n ow n ew
i ssues t hat a re b egging f or a ttention. H ere i s
S onia's m essage. H er E nglish, w hile n ot p erfect,
c arries w ithin i t a bundant e vidence o f h er s kill
a nd c aring.]
S helly c ame t oday. V ery i nteresting.
S hopping c ompulsion: N ever m ore
B ulimic r eactions: N ever m ore.
J ob a s p ersonal t rainer: S even c lients p er d ay
( earning m oney).
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B ut s omething h appened w ith h er e ating c om-
pulsion.
A fter o ur l ast s ession, I c alled a sking f or p ermis-
sion t o t ell h er s tory t o a m agazine t hat i nvited m e f or
a n i nterview. S he a greed i mmediately, b ut t his p hone
c all t riggered a v ery a nxious feeling: '1 can't deal with
a dUCCe.:M. I c an't dlMtain a dUCCedd, I prefer to leave forever,
there Mno durable ducceM f or me. "
A fter t his s he n ever t apped a gain a nd n ever c alled
m e b ack a gain. S he j ust f orgot m e. I t's a p attern.
W henever s he h as a s uccess w ith s omeone o r r eceives
s ome p ublic r ecognition, a nd s he g ave s everal e xam-
ples, s he l eaves i mmediately a nd c uts t he p erson off.
T hen s he w as i nvolved i n a b ig s tress i n F ebruary
b ecause h er h usband w ent b ankrupt, a nd s he h ad
s ome s erious d ental w ork. W hen t his o ccurred, s he
g ained 3 k ilograms, o r 7 p ounds. S he h ad b een a c on-
stant 62 k ilograms o r 136 p ounds s ince o ur t reatment.
N ow s he f elt s ome c ompulsion b ut n ot a b ulimic
r eaction. S he i s w orking v ery h ard a nd h as n o t ime t o
i ndulge i n a b ig c ompulsion!
I n otice n ow a d issociation: A p art o f h er w ants t o
b e 5 8-60 k ilograms ( 127-132 p ounds). A nother p art
s till c an't s ustain v ictory o r s uccess.
W e w ill s tart a nother p iece o f t reatment. S he
w ill p ay m e o nly i f s he m aintains 5 8 k ilograms (127
p ounds) f or a w hile.
A lthough s ome c ore i ssues r emained u ntreated,
i ncluding a c ritical o ne t hat a llowed h er t o s abotage
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o ur c onnection a nd E FT, t he b ulk o f o ur p revious
w ork is fine. S he n ever t hrew u p f ood a nymore, n ever
w ent t o a m all t o b uy t hings o n i mpulse, a nd s he is
v ery r esponsible i n m oney i ssues, e arning a nd s ustain-
ing h er h ouse p ractically a lone n ow.
[ My comment: I n t his s econd f ollow-up, S onia
c ompletes h er r eport.]
I t hink m y w ork w ith S helly j ust f inished t oday.
S he is feeling g reat. I w ill s ee h er n ext w eek f or t he
l ast t ime. T oday s he t old m e s ome i mportant f eelings
s he h ad l ast w eek t hat g ive e vidence s he is O K:
1. S he is d ressing h erself i n a f eminine w ay a lmost
e veryday. P reviously s he w ore m en's c lothes
b ecause o f h er s hame.
2. S omeone s aid, "How thin y ou a re!" A nd s he l iked
t his a nd d id n ot feel t he u rge t o e at c ompulsively
a fter t hat.
H er m other s aid, "The way you are LMing y our h air M
3.
Like whored LMe i t!" A nd s he s miled a nd t ranslated
f or h erself, 7 a m h eautiful m y h air Mh eautiful a nd I
don 'tfeeL {Lfhamed or guilty. "
4. S he is i n a w onderful m oment w ith h er h usband.
A nd w hen t hey w ere h aving s ex a nd h e p assed h is
h ands o ver h er b ody, s he f elt a ppreciation f or h er
w eight, w hich is s omething r eally n ew f or h er.
5. J ust b efore m enstruation, w hen s he n ormally
s uccumbed t o c ravings, s he r ealized s he c ould e at
a p iece o f c hocolate a nd t hen s top i mmediately.
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6. D uring t he w eekend ( when s he u sed t o e at a
l ot), s he n ow t alks t o h erself a s f ollows, "J w ant
to h are the pleadure of being d kinny, dO J wiLl n ot hare
the pleadure o f eatin.fJ a l ot now. J can pOdtpone m y plea-
dure. " A nd s he is p laying w ith t his n ew p ossibility
i n h er life, t o p ostpone p leasure s ometimes. F or
e xample, s he p ostponed t he p leasure o f r eading
a m agazine s he w anted t o r ead a s s oon a s s he
b ought it, c hoosing i nstead t o r ead i t l ater w hile
a lone a nd i n a p eaceful m oment, a nd s o o n.
7. S he w as a lone S aturday n ight ( a g ood m oment
f or t he c ompulsion) a nd s he d idn't feel a ny e mp-
tiness i nside. S he c alled s ome f riends, d rank a
j uice, w atched a s oap o pera, a nd fell a sleep. E FT
h as c ompletely c hanged h er life.


E ating d isorders s uch a s b ulimia a re o ften c omplex
a nd m ay t ake m any s essions t o r esolve. O nce i n a w hile,
h owever, w e g et a " one-session w onder" a nd m ajor
p rogress o ccurs w ithin o ne h our. S uch is t he c ase i n t his
r eport b y T herese B aumgart. N ote h ow T herese g ets t o
t he e motional d rivers b ehind t he d isorder.


Two-year Bulimia P roblem
I mproves i n O ne H our
b y Therede B aumgart
L inda is a v ibrant, a thletic c areer w oman a nd
m other. P rior t o h er f irst a ppointment s he t old m e
o n t he p hone t hat s he h ad a f ood i ssue, b ut s he w as
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n ot s pecific. W hen s he a rrived i n m y o ffice s he s aid
s he h ad n ever t old a nybody b efore, b ut s he h ad b een
b ingeing a nd p urging f or t wo y ears. W hat b egan a s
a t wice-a-month e vent h ad n ow i ncreased t o t wice a
w eek. A s s he r elated t his p roblem, a nd t hrough m ost
o f o ur s ession, L inda w as v ery e motional. I u sed h er
i nformation a nd o ften h er e xact w ording t o c onstruct
h er E FT S etups a nd R eminder P hrases. L inda m ir-
rored m y t apping o n h erself a s w e w orked t ogether
w hile s aying:
Even though 1 feel ( uhamed and diJguAed with
myde/j, 1 deeply and completely accept mYde!j.
ThiJ iJ a decret I never to[J anyone . . .
I 'm . 10 humiliated and embarradded . . .
Bin.qeing and pw:qing iJ m y decret, a nd I 'm .10
Mhamed . ..
I f they found out, they wou[J day it'.1 .10 diJgwting . ..
They would day, Linda, how cou[J y ou do t hat?
The wordt thing in the wor[J iJ f or them to f ind
o ut . ..
They would criticize, reject, a nd judge m e hardhly . ..

A s L inda w as g etting r eady t o l eave, s he m en-
tioned t hat s he w as m ost t empted t o b inge a nd p urge
i n t he a fternoons. S o f or a dditional s upport d uring t he
t wo w eeks b etween o ur f irst a nd s econd s essions, I
r ecommended t hat e very m orning b efore s tarting h er
d aily a ctivities, L inda " set u p t he d ay" w ith E FT.
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F OR W EIGHT


I a lso t old L inda t o f ollow h er o wn t houghts a nd
u se t hem f or h er E FT S etups a nd s tatements.
I b elieve t hat p art o f L inda's r apid p rogress is
d ue t o h er h igh m otivation t o h elp h erself a nd h er
c omplete a cceptance a nd e nthusiasm f or E FT. S he
s tarted o ur f irst s ession e xtremely d istressed a nd
c rying a nd e nded t he s ession w ith a h uge c onfident
s mile, s aying t hat s he f elt " wonderful."
T wo w eeks l ater, L inda r eported t hat s he h ad
n ot h ad a ny b ulimia e pisodes a nd h ad b een f aithful
i n d oing h er s et-up-the-day p hrases a s w ell a s t ap-
ping d aily o n w hatever i ssues c ame u p. S he h ad e ven
a ttended h er f amily's T hanksgiving d inner a nd felt a
little t oo full b ut h ad u sed E FT t o h andle t he s ituation
s uccessfully.
D uring h er s econd a ppointment w e i dentified
a c ore-issue i ncident f rom h er c hildhood i nvolving
h er m other, w hich e choed s ome o f t he e motions a nd
t houghts a round h er b ulimia. W e u sed E FT t o r elease
t hese r elated c ore i ssues f rom 10 d own t o O. L inda
is n ow o ptimistic a nd c onfident a bout h er c ontinued
s uccess, a nd s o a m 1.
A fter h er f irst s ession, L inda w rote, " As I r eflect
o n t he l ast o ne a nd a h alf w eeks s ince w e m et, t he
o verall s ense I h ave is t hat t he t orment is g one f rom
m y r elationship w ith f ood. B efore I c ame t o s ee y ou
a nd h ad m y f irst E FT s ession, I h ad d efinite feel-
ings o f i nadequacy, h opelessness, a nd h elplessness
a bout b ingeing a nd m y w eight. I d id n ot r ealize t he
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a mount o f s hame I f elt a bout m y a ctions i n t he a rea
o f b ingeing.
" I h ave t o s ay f or t he f irst t ime," s he c oncluded,
" that 1 feel like I h ave a h ealthy h ome i nside m yself,
a p lace I c an g o, t hrough t apping, t hat s oothes, c om-
forts, a nd c ares f or m e a nd m y f eelings. 1 h ear t he t or-
ment a nd I ' go h ome' t o t he c omfort a nd c ompassion
o f t he t apping s ession. I t is t ruly a r elief a nd g race f or
m e. 1 l ook f orward t o o ur n ext s ession."


I n t his n ext r eport f rom A ileen N obles, o ne p rofes-
sionally a pplied s ession b rought r elief t o a c lient w ho
w ent f rom b ingeing a nd p urging t wice a d ay t o z ero
o ccurrences i n t he f ollowing s ix w eeks.


A Bulimia " One-session Wonder"
by AiLeen NoMe.:!
A bout a m onth a go a c lient c ame t o m e w ith m ajor
a nxiety i ssues. S he h ad r everted b ack t o a b ulimic p at-
tern t hat s he h as h ad o n a nd o ff s ince s he w as a t een.
S he's i n h er l ate t hirties n ow. S he f ully u nderstood
t he d angers o f t his b ehavior b ut h ad b een e ating a nd
p urging t wice a d ay f or t he l ast f our m onths.
S he w as v ery c lear a s t o w hen i t f irst s tarted. H er
m other h ad b een a t a b irthday p arty w ith h er a nd s he
h ad e aten t oo m uch c ake a nd d idn't feel s o w ell. H er
m other t old h er t hat i f s he c ould m ake h erself t hrow
u p s he w ould feel b etter. S he d id . .. a nd, i ndeed, s he
felt b etter!
2 36 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


S he a lso s aid t hat s he w as t eased a t s chool a bout
h er b ody, y et i f s he l ooked a t a p hoto o f h erself a t
s chool, s he s aw t hat s he w asn't fat.
W e d id a b asic r ound o n:
Even though m y mother,fUgge.1ted I throw up if I've
eaten too much, I can JtiLL completeLy accept mYJe!f.
Even though I 'm t rying to throw up aLL o f m y a nxi-
ety, fear, a nd ugLy feeLingJ a bout mYJe/j, l td OK. I can
JtiLL completeLy accept mYJe!f.
M y m other d wn 't aLwaYJ JuggeJt the beJt thingJ f or
u
me, a nd throwing up after eating one o f them.

I c hose t o u se " is" i nstead o f " was" t o b ring t hese
e vents i nto p resent t ime. W e d id a nother r ound o n:
M y m other d rank too m uch a nd d wn't feeL good
a bout herJelj JO Jhe p ut a Lot 0/ preJJure on m e to Look
a nd perform a certain way.

T he c lient h ad b een a c hild a ctor.
I t hen s uggested t hat s he r elax a nd i magine a ll o f
t he n egative i mages t hat c ame f rom h er m other a nd
t he c hildren a t s chool. W e s tarted t apping o n h er
i ssues o f a nxiety a nd f ear a nd b rought t hose l evels
w ay d own.
W e w ent b ack t o:
Even though I c an't g et r w o f m y f ear a nd a nxi-
ety by throwing i t up, I deepLy a nd completeLy accept
mYJe!f.
E ating D isorders 2 37

if I
Even thou.qh i t wou[J be much better don't
m'ereat in the fir,1t place . ..

W e w ent o n t o i ssues o f n ot l iking t he w ay s he
l ooks. I a sked h er t o tell m e w hat s he d isliked a nd
l iked a bout h er a ppearance. S he f ocused o n d isliking
h er legs, thighs, a nd b ehind. S he s uddenly r emem-
bered v ery v ividly b eing c alled " fat a ss" i n s chool. I t
still t riggered a s trong r eaction a s s he t hought a bout
it. W e t apped on:
Even thou.qh I have a f at add, I d on't need to
throw up.

I t hrew 1 0 a r eframe a bout t he s ize o f S erena
W illiams' r ear e nd a nd h ow i t w as r evered b y t hou-
sands. ( My c lient a ctually h as a n ice fairly small
c urved r ear e nd.)
I t's b een s ix w eeks n ow a nd, s o f ar, s he h as h ad
n o d esire t o b inge. P lease r ecall t hat, b efore E FT, s he
w as b ingeing a nd p urging t wice a d ay. S he t aps o n
h erself f or t he a nxiety a nd f ear. I j ust l ove i t w hen
E FT w orks t his w ell.
Glos~~ry I
EFT I




The f ollowing t erms h ave s pe c ific m eanings i n E FT.
T hey a re o ften m entioned i n E FT I nsights e -newsletter,
o n t he E FT w ebsite, a nd i n The E FT ManuaL.
A spects a re " issues w ithin i ssues," d ifferent f acets o r p iec-
es o f a p roblem t hat a re r elated b ut s eparate. W hen n ew
a spects a ppear, E FT c an s eem t o s top w orking. I n t ruth,
t he o riginal E FT t reatment c ontinues t o w ork w hile t he
n ew a spect t riggers a n ew s et o f s ymptoms. I n s ome c ases,
m any o f a p roblem 's a spects r equi re t heir o wn i ndividual
t reatments. I n o thers, o nly a f ew d o.
B asic R ecipe. T he o riginal E FT p rocess is a f our-step
t reatment c onsisting o f S etup P hrase, T apping S equence,
9 G amut P rocedure, a nd T apping S equence a gain u sing
E FT t apping p oints o n t he h ead , t orso , a nd h ands. T he
s hortcut B asic R ecipe, w hich is m ore c ommonly u sed,
is a t wo-step t reatment c onsisting o f S etup P hrase a nd
S equence u sing E FT t apping p oints o n t he h ead a nd
t orso o nly. ( See C hapter O ne.)
2 40 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


B orrowing B enefits. T apping a long w ith s omeone e lse's
E FT s ession c an p rovide s urprising r elief f or y our o wn
i ssues a s w ell. S ee a lso E asy E FT i n A ppendix B.
C ore I ssues. C ore i ssues a re d eep, i mportant u nderlying
e motional i mbalances, u sually c reated i n c hildhood o r i n
r esponse t o t raumatic e vents. A c ore i ssue is t ruly t he c rux
o f t he p roblem, i ts r oot o r h eart. C ore i ssues a re n ot a lways
o bvious b ut c areful d etective w ork c an o ften u ncover
t hem, a nd o nce d iscovered, t hey c an b e b roken d own i nto
s pecific e vents a nd h andled r outinely w ith E FT.
G eneralization E ffect. W hen r elated i ssues a re n eutral-
ized w ith E FT, t hey o ften t ake w ith t hem i ssues t hat a re
r elated i n t he p erson's m ind. I n t his w ay, s everal i ssues
c an b e r esolved e ven t hough o nly o ne is d irectly t reated.
G lobal. W hile t he t erm " global" u sually r efers t o s ome-
thing t hat is u niversal o r e xperienced w orldwide, I n E FT
i t r efers t o p roblems, e specially i n S etup p hrases, t hat a re
v ague a nd n ot s pecific.
I ntensity M eter. T he 0 -to-10 s cale t hat m easures p ain,
d iscomfort, a nger, f rustration, a nd e very o ther p hysical
o r e motional s ymptom. I ntensity c an a lso b e i ndicated
w ith g estures, s uch a s h ands h eld c lose t ogether ( small
d iscomfort) o r w ide a part ( large d iscomfort).
M eridians. I nvisible c hannels o r p athways d iscovered
t housands o f y ears a go b y C hinese p hysicians t hrough
w hich e nergy f lows i n t he b ody. T he b asic p remise o f
E FT is t hat t he c ause o f e very n egative e motion a nd m ost
p hysical s ymptoms is a b lock o r d isruption i n t he f low o f
e nergy a long o ne o r m ore o f t he m eridians.
E FT G lossary

M ovie T echnique. I n t his p rocess y ou r eview i n y our
m ind, a s t hough i t w ere a m ovie, a b othersome s pecific
e vent. W hen i ntensity c omes u p, s top a nd t ap o n t hat
i ntensity. W hen t he i ntensity s ubsides, c ontinue i n y our
m ind w ith t he s tory. T his m ethod is c ommonly u sed b y
m any E FT p ractitioners. F or a f ull d escription, s ee w ww.
E FTU n iverse.com/tutorialltutorcthree.htm
P ersonal P eace P rocedure. A n e xercise i n w hich y ou
c lear p roblems a nd r elease c ore i ssues o ne b y o ne. W rite
d own a s m any b othersome e vents f rom y our life t hat y ou
c an r emember ( try f or a t l east 5 0 o r 1 00), t hen a pply
E FT t o t hem o ne a t at t ime u ntil t he e motional i ntensity
f ades. E liminating a t l east o ne u ncomfortable m emory p er
d ay ( a v ery c onservative s chedule) r emoves a t l east 9 0
u nhappy e vents i n t hree m onths. I f y ou w ork t hrough t wo
o r t hree p er d ay, i t's 1 80 o r 2 70. S ee a lso G eneralization
E ffect. F or d etails, s ee w ww.EFTUniverse.com/tutoriali
t utormthirteen.htm.
P roxy T apping. S ee S urrogate E FT.
R eminder P hrase. A w ord, p hrase, o r s entence t hat h elps
t he m ind f ocus o n t he p roblem b eing t reated. I t is u sed i n
c ombination w ith t apping m eridian p oints a s a p art o f t he
B asic R ecipe.
S etup P hrase. A n o pening s tatement s aid a t t he b egin-
ning o f e ach E FT r ound, w hich d efines a nd h elps t o n eu-
tralize t he p roblem. I n E FT, t he s tandard S etup P hrase
is, " Even t hough I h ave t his , I d eeply a nd
c ompletely a ccept m yself."
S urrogate E FT. T ap o n y ourself a s t hough y ou a re t he
p erson o r a nimal y ou w ish t o h elp.
2 42 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


T ail-enders. T he " yes, b ut" s tatements t hat r ef1ect n ega-
tive s elf-talk. W hen y ou s tate a g oal o r a ffirmation, t ail-
enders p oint t he w ay t o c ore i ssues.
Tell t he S tory T echnique. N arrate o r t ell t he s tory o ut
l oud o f a s pecific e vent d ealing w ith t rauma, g rief: a nger,
e tc., a nd s top t o t ap w henever t he s tory b ecomes e mo-
tionally i ntense. E ach o f t he s topping p oints r epresents
a nother a spect o f t he i ssue t hat, o n o ccasion, w ill t ake y ou
t o e ven d eeper i ssues. T his t echnique is i dentical t o t he
M ovie T echnique e xcept t hat i n t he M ovie T echnique,
y ou s imply w atch p ast e vents u nfold i n y our m ind. I n
t he T ell a S tory T echnique, y ou d escribe t hem o ut l oud.
F or d etails, s ee h ttp://www.EFTUniverse.com/tutorial!
t utoritwelve.htm.
A lthough t he s hortcut v ersion o f E FT t hat's d escribed
t hroughout t his b ook w orks w ell a lmost a ll o f t he t ime,
t he o riginal v ersion o f E FT, w h i ch is d escribed i n The
E FT ManuaL, c ontains a dditional f eatures t hat a re s ome-
times n ecessary. I r ecommend t hat e veryone w ho's l earn-
ing E FT b ecome f amiliar w ith t he fuLl B asic R ecipe,
w hich i ncludes t apping p oints o n t he f ingers a s weLl a s
t he 9 G amut P rocedure. A fter y ou m aster t he full B asic
R ecipe, feel free t o p ut t he f inger p oints a nd t he 9 G amut
P rocedure o n t he s helf. As l ong a s y ou o btain g ood r esults
f rom t he s hortcut v ersion, s ave t ime b y u sing i t - but i f
y ou feel s tuck, t ry a f ew r ounds o f t he o riginal p rocess.


Ingredient #1: The Setup
T he full B asic R ecipe b egins w ith t he S etup P hrase:
Even though I have thi! , I deepLy and
completely accept mY.1e/f.
2 44 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


W hile r eciting t he S etup P hrase, e ither t ap o n t he
K arate C hop p oint o r m assage y our S ore S pot.
T he S ore S pot ( described b elow) is n ot p art o f t he
s hortcut E FT m ethod d escribed i n t his b ook, b ut i t c an
b e s ubstituted f or t he K arate C hop p oint a t t he b eginning
o f a ny E FT s ession. H ere's h ow t o f ind it.


T he Sore Spot
T here a re t wo S ore S pots a nd it d oesn't m atter w hich
o ne y ou u se. T hey a re l ocated in t he u pper left a nd r ight
p ortions o f t he c hest.




T he S ore S pot .

G o t o t he b ase o f t he t hroat a bout w here a m an w ould
k not h is tie. P oke a round in this a rea a nd y ou will find a
U s haped n otch a t t he t op o f y our s ternum ( breastbone).
F rom t he t op o f t hat n otch g o d own 2 o r 3 i nches t oward
y our n avel a nd s ideways 2 o r 3 i nches t o y our left ( or
A ppendix A: T he F ull B asic R ecipe

r ight). Y ou s hould n ow b e i n t he u pper l eft ( or r ight)
p ortion o f y our c hest. I f y ou p ress v igorously i n t hat a rea
( within a 2 -inch r adius) y ou w ill f ind a s pot t hat f eels s ore
o r t ender. T his h appens b ecause l ymphatic c ongestion
o ccurs t here. W hen y ou r ub it, y ou d isperse t hat c onges-
tion. F ortunately, a fter a f ew e pisodes t he c ongestion is all
d ispersed a nd t he s oreness g oes a way. T hen y ou c an r ub
i t w ith n o d iscomfort w hatsoever.
I d on't m ean t o o verplay t he s oreness y ou m ay feel.
Y ou w on't feel massive, i ntense p ain b y r ubbing t his
S ore S pot. I t is c ertainly b earable a nd s hould c ause n o
u ndue d iscomfort. I f i t d oes, t hen l ighten u p y our p ressure
a l ittle.
Also, i f y ou've h ad s ome k ind o f o peration i n t hat a rea
o f t he c hest o r i f t here's a ny m edical r eason w hatsoever
w hy y ou s houldn't b e p robing a round i n t hat s pecific a rea
t hen dwitch to the other diJe. B oth s ides a re e qually e ffective.
I n a ny c ase, i f t here is a ny d oubt, c onsult y our h ealth
p ractitioner b efore p roceeding o r s imply t ap the K arate
C hop p oint i nstead.


I ngredient #2: T he Sequence
T he S equence i nvolves t apping o n t he E yebrow,
S ide o f E ye, U nder E ye, U nder N ose, C hin, C ollarbone,
U nder A rm, a nd B elow N ipple p oints.
T he B elow N ipple p oint is a n ewer a ddition t o t he
full s equence. I t w as o riginally l eft o ut b ecause i t's i n
a n a wkward p osition f or l adies w hile i n s ocial s ituations
( restaurants, e tc.) a s w ell a s i n w orkshops. E ven t hough
t he E FT r esults h ave b een s uperb w ithout it, I i nclude i t
2 46 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


n ow f or c ompleteness. F or m en , it is o ne i nch b elow t he
n ipple. F or l adies, i t's w here t he u nder-skin o f t he b reast
m eets t he c hest w all. S ome c all i t t he "underwire" p oint
o n a n u nderwire b ra. T his p oint is a bbreviated B N f or
B elow N ipple.




B elow the Nipple ( BN) .

I n a ddition, t he S equence in t he full Basic Recipe
i ncludes t he f ollowing finger p oints :




T humb ( Th) P oint .

Thumb: O n t he o utside e dge o f y our t humb a t a p oint
e ven w ith t he b ase o f t he t humbnail. T his p oint is a bbrevi-
ated T h f or T humb.
A ppendix A : T he F ull B asic R ecipe 2 47




T he Index F inger ( IF) P oint.

I ndex Finger: O n t he s ide o f y our i ndex f inger ( the
side facing y our t humb) a t a p o i nt e ven w ith t he b ase
o f t he f ingernail. T his point is a bbreviated I F f or I ndex
F inger .




The Middle F inger ( MF) Point.

Middle Finger: O n t he s ide o f y our m iddle finger
(the side closest to y our t humb) a t a p oint e ven w ith t he
b ase o f t he f ingernail. T his p oint is a bbreviated M F f or
M iddle F inger.




T he B aby Finger ( BF) P oint.
2 48 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


B aby F inger: O n t he i nside o f y our b aby f inger ( the
s ide closest to y our t humb) a t a p oint e ven w ith t he base
o f t he f ingernail. T his p oint is a bbreviated B F f or B aby
F inger.
Y ou m ay h ave n oticed t hat t he S equence d oes n ot
i nclude t he R ing F inger. H owever, s ome include it for
convenience, a nd t his d oes n ot i nterfere w ith E FT's effec-
tiveness.




T he K arate Chop ( KC) Point.

K arate C hop: T he l ast p oint is t he K arate C hop p oint,
w hich c an a lso b e u sed a t t he b eginning o f t he S etup.
T hus, t he c omplete S equence c onsists o f t he follow-
ing E FT p oints, w hich a re t apped w hile o ne r epeats a
r eminder p hrase t hat d escribes t he p roblem, s uch a s
" This h eadache" o r " This f ear o f h eights."
E B = B eginning o f t he E yeBrow
S E = S ide o f t he E ye
U E = U nder t he E ye
U N = U nder t he N ose
Ch C hin
=

CB B eginning o f t he C ollarBone
=

U A = U nder t he A rm
~
..



A ppendix A: T he F ull B asic R ecipe 2 491
B N = B elow t he N ipple
T h = T humb
IF I ndex F inger
=

M F = M iddle F inger
BF B aby F inger
=

KC K arate C hop
=



I ngredient #3: T he 9 G amut P rocedure
T he 9 G amut P rocedure is p erhaps t he m ost b izarre
l ooking p rocess w ithin E FT. I ts p urpose is t o f ine-tune"
t he b rain, w hich i t d oes s o v ia s ome e ye m ovements,
h umming, a nd c ounting. T hrough c onnecting n erves,
c ertain p arts o f t he b rain a re s timulated w hen t he e yes a re
m oved. L ikewise, t he r ight s ide o f t he b rain ( the c reative
s ide) is e ngaged w hen y ou h um a s ong a nd t he l eft s ide
( the d igital s ide) is e ngaged w hen y ou c ount.
T he 9 G amut P rocedure is a l O-second p rocess i n
w hich n ine " brain s timulating" a ctions a re p erformed
w hile o ne c ontinuously t aps o n o ne o f t he b ody's e nergy
p oints-the G amut p oint. I t h as b een f ound, a fter y ears
o f e xperience, t hat t his r outine c an a dd e fficiency t o E FT
a nd h asten y our p rogress t owards e motional f reedom,
e specially w hen dan()wiche() b etween t wo t rips t hrough t he
S equence.
O ne w ay t o h elp m emorize t he B asic R ecipe is t o
l ook a t i t a s t hough i t is a h am s andwich. T he S etup is t he
p reparation f or t he h am s andwich a nd t he s andwich i tself
2 50 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


c onsists o f t wo s lices o f b read ( The S equence) w ith t he
h am, o r m iddle p ortion, a s t he 9 G amut P rocedure.




T he G amut P oint.

T o d o t he 9 G amut P rocedure, y ou m ust f irst l ocate
t he G amut p oint. I t is o n t he b ack o f e ither h and a nd is
1/2 i nch b ehind t he m idpoint b etween t he k nuckles a t t he
b ase o f t he r ing f inger a nd t he l ittle finger.
I f y ou d raw a n i maginary l ine b etween t he k nuckles
a t t he b ase o f t he r ing f inger a nd l ittle f inger a nd c onsider
t hat l ine t o b e t he b ase o f a n e quilateral t riangle w hose
o ther s ides c onverge t o a p oint ( apex) in t he d irection
o f t he w rist, t hen t he G amut p oint w ould b e l ocated a t
t he a pex o f t he t riangle. W ith t he i ndex f inger o f y our
t apping h and, feel f or a s mall i ndentation o n t he b ack o f
y our t apped h and n ear t he b ase o f t he l ittle f inger a nd
r ing f inger. T here is j ust e nough r oom t here t o t ap w ith
t he t ips o f y our i ndex a nd m iddle f ingers.
N ext, y ou m ust p erform n ine d ifferent s teps w hile
t apping t he G amut p oint c ontinuously. T hese 9 G amut
s teps a re:
1. E yes c losed .
2. E yes o pen.
251l
A ppendix A : T he F ull B asic R ecipe

3. E yes d own h ard r ight w hile h olding t he h ead s teady.
4. E yes d own h ard l eft w hile h olding t he h ead s teady.
5. Roll t he e yes i n a c ircle a s t hough y our n ose is a t t he
c enter o f a c lock a nd y ou a re t rying t o s ee a ll t he n um-
bers i n o rder.
6. Roll t he e yes i n a c ircle i n t he r everse d irection.
7. H um t wo s econds o f a s ong (1 u sually s uggest " Happy
B irthday") .
8. C ount r apidly f rom 1 t o 5.
9. H um t wo s econds o f a s ong a gain.
N ote t hat t hese n ine a ctions a re p resented i n a c ertain
o rder a nd 1 s uggest t hat y ou m emorize t hem i n t he o rder
g iven. H owever, y ou c an m ix t he o rder u p i f y ou w ish s o
l ong a s y ou d o a ll n ine o f t hem a nd y ou p erform t he l ast
t hree t ogether a s a u nit. T hat is, y ou h um f or t wo s econds,
t hen c ount, t hen h um t he s ong a gain, i n t hat o rder. Y ears
o f e xperience h ave p roven t his t o b e i mportant.
A lso, n ote t hat f or s ome p eople h umming " Happy
B irthday" c auses r esistance b ecause i t b rings u p m emo-
ries o f u nhappy b irthdays. I n t his c ase, y ou c an e ither u se
E FT o n t hose u nhappy m emories a nd r esolve t hem o r
y ou c an s ide-step t his i ssue f or n ow b y s ubstituting s ome
o ther s ong.


I ngredient #4: T he Sequence (again)
T he f ourth a nd l ast i ngredient i n t he B asic R ecipe is
a nother t rip t hrough T he S equence, i ncluding t he f inger
p oints.
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F OR W EIGHT


A s i n t he s hortcut B asic R ecipe, c heck f or a ny r emain-
ing d iscomfort, i n w hich c ase y ou'll d o a nother r ound o f
E FT t apping u sing a m odified S etup P hrase:
Even though I JtiLL have Jome o f thi:J ,I
deepLy and completeLy accept mYJe!f.
Y ou w ill a dd " remaining" t o t he R eminder P hrases a s
y ou t ap t hrough t he c omplete S equence.
Appendix B:




N ow I w ould l ike t o i ntroduce y ou t o a f ast, effective,
a nd e ffortless w ay t o l earn E FT. I t's l iterally a s e asy a s
w atching a v ideo a nd t apping a long w ith it. Y ou c an u se
o ne o f t he m any E FT v ideos a t w ww.EFTUniverse .com
f or t his p urpose.
T he E asy E FT t echnique m ay b e t he m ost i mportant
a dvancement in t he h ealing field s ince E FT w as f irst
i ntroduced. I t p uts t he e ssence o f t his p owerful p rocess
w ithin e asy r each o f e veryone.
H ere a re i ts t hree s imple s teps.
1. Identify the i ssues.
W rite d own a l ist o f y our i ssues, o r t he t hings y ou
w ould l ike t o i mprove, a nd r ank t heir c urrent i ntensities
o n a s cale o f O-to-lO. F or e xample:
N eck pain: 7 ' A nxiety: 5 EmotionaL Overeating: 9
Y ou c an a lso t ap f or s pecific t hings t hat b other y ou,
s uch as:
2 54 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


Angry a t tbe clerk wbo W M rufle to me yedterday: 8
Updet about m y don J acciJent laA week: 7
DiJappointed witb mYde/f for gaining five poundd
tbiJ montb: 9
RealLy burt by m y friendJ criticiJm: 10
2 . T ap a long.
F ast-forward t he v ideo u ntil y ou c ome t o a t apping
s ession. T hen s imply t ap a long a s t hough y ou w ere t he
c lient o n t he s creen. I t d oesn't m atter w hich s essions y ou
c hoose o r w hether t hey a ddress y our i ssues d irectly. Y our
s ystem w ill e mpathize w ith t he s tory a nd a utomatically
t arget y our i ssues b ehind t he s cenes.
3 . C heck y our r esults.
R evisit y our l ist o f i ssues a nd w rite d own t heir n ew
0 -to-10 i ntensities. Y ou s hould n otice s ome i mprovement
e ach t ime. T he m ore s essions y ou t ap a long w ith, t he b et-
ter y our r esults.
T hat's it!
B ut f or b est r esults, r eview t he QUedtWnd and Andwerd
a nd Helpful Tipd b elow.


Q uestions a nd Answers a bout Easy E FT
Q: H ow w as E asy E FT d iscovered?
A : I f irst d iscovered t his p rocess a fter E FT p rac-
titioners r epeatedly t old m e t hat t heir p ersonal i ssues
i mproved a s a r esult o f t apping a long w ith t heir c lients.
T he f irst e xample o ccurred w hen I l earned t hat s omeone's
,
I
Appendix B: E asy E FT 2 55

t hyroid f unction i mproved. N ext I l earned t hat a f ear o f
d riving o ver b ridges v anished. A nd t hen I g ot a b arrage
o f r eports r egarding m ajor i mprovements i n f ears, a nxi-
eties, a nger, a nd t rauma a s w ell a s a l ong l ist o f p hysical
s ymptoms.
B ut w hat's a stonishing a bout t his is t hat t he E FT
p ractitioners w eren't t apping f or t heir o wn i ssues-they
w ere t apping a long w ith t heir c lients f or s eemingly d if-
ferent i ssues. T his is a s tunning d iscovery a nd m eans t hat
o ur s ystems h ave t he i ntelligence t o " borrow b enefits"
a nd d raw p arallels f rom s omeone e lse's s ession. I f ind t his
h appens w ith g reat r egularity a nd, w ith E asy E FT, t he
s ame t hing c an h appen f or y ou.

Q : W hy d oes E asy E FT w ork s o w ell?
A : A s y ou t ap a long w ith t he a uthentic p eople
f eatured o n o ur v ideos, y our s ystem f inds s imilarities
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I t's a d elight t o u se b ecause i t a utomatically i njects t he
p rinciples o f E FT i nto s omething e veryone e njoys d oing
. .. w atching t elevision.

Q: C an I r eally b enefit f rom a s ession t hat d eals
w ith s omeone e lse's i ssue?
A : Y es! I t's d one a ll t he t ime. I f a h ousewife, f or
e xample, t aps a long w ith a s ession i nvolving a w ar v et-
eran's g rief, fear, guilt, a nger, a nd t rauma, h er s ystem w ill
b ring u p her own e xperiences o f t he s ame e motions. T uning
2 56 E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


i nto s omeone e lse's i ssues t his w ay is a n atural t hing t o d o
a nd is c ommonly k nown a s e mpathy. E asy E FT c an t hen
a ddress t hese e motions a nd w hatever p hysical s ymptoms
m ight b e a ssociated w ith t hem.
S ometimes y ou m ight b e a ware t hat t hese i ssues a re
s urfacing a nd y ou m ay feel s ome d iscomfort. O ther t imes,
t hings a re b eing a ddressed i n t he b ackground, o utside o f
y our a wareness. H ow w ill y ou k now i f y ou a re m aking
p rogress? B y a ssessing t he 0 -to-l0 i ntensities a s y ou p er-
sistently u se E asy E FT.

Q : W hat s hould I e xpect?
A : P roperly d one, m any o f y our r esults s hould r ange
f rom " clearly i mproved" t o " completely r esolved." I c annot
t ell y ou i n a dvance w hich o f y our i ssues will s how t he m ost
i mprovement, b ut I c an s ay t hat t he m ore s essions y ou t ap
a long w ith, t he b etter y our r esults c an b e o ver t ime.
M any p eople r eport m uch l ess e motional b aggage a nd
t he r eduction ( or e limination) o f s evere p hysical s ymp-
toms, s uch a s p ain, a llergies, a ddictive c ravings, a nd s o
o n. W hile I w ould e xpect t hat c onsistency w ill b ring y ou
g reat r ewards, t his d oes n ot m ean t hat e very i ssue w ill b e
r esolved o r i mproved.
O bviously, y ou c annot e xpect E asy E FT t o b e a s
t horough a s O FFICIAL E FT. S ome r esults m ay c ome
r ight a way, w hile o thers m ay t ake a w hile. A ccordingly,
a nytime y ou w ant f aster r esults, y ou c an v isit o ur w ebsite
f or a C ertified E FT P ractitioner, o r l earn O FFICIAL
E FT y ourself. O therwise, p ersistence a nd p atience w ill
o ften p ayoff i n a b ig w ay.
A ppendix B : E asy E FT 2 57

F or p erspective, I c onducted t his p rocess o ne a fter-
noon i n C hicago f or a n a udience o f 500 p eople a nd 4 99
r eported i mpressive r esults. H owever, t his d oes n ot r ep-
resent a g uarantee. Y our r esults m ay v ary f rom t his a nd
t here's a s mall p ossibility t hat y ou m ay n ot e xperience a ny
b enefits a t all.

Q: A re t here a ny c autions r egarding t his p rocess?
A : W hile E asy E FT is r elatively g entle a nd m ost
p eople fly r ight t hrough i t w ith e ase, i t is p ossible t hat y ou
m ay o pen u p s ome s tressful i ssues. F urther, a bout 3 o r 4
p ercent o f t he p opulation ( my e stimate) h ave s uch f rail
e motional o r p hysical i ssues t hat t hey s hould n ot a ttempt
a ny h ealing a id o n t heir o wn. S uch a ttempts c ould l ead t o
s tress a nd u nwanted r esults. A ccordingly, y ou a re a dvised
t o c onsult a q ualified h ealth p rofessional b efore p roceed-
ing w ith t his m ethod.


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F OR W EIGHT


c ally i ntegrated w ithin y our E asy E FT r esults. J ust
t ap a long.
• A t f irst, y ou m ay f ind t he t apping p ace i n t he s es-
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E ventually, y ou w ill g et u sed t o t he p rocess a nd t he
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S pend q uality t ime w ith y our l ist o f i ssues a nd
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• F or y our list, g o b ack t o c hildhood a nd p ick u p
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T hese c an b e h elped b y E asy E FT.
• L ist a s m any i ssues a s y ou w ant. T he m ore, t he m er-
rier. F ifty i s b etter t han t en b ecause t his g ives E asy
~'9
A ppendix B : E asy E FT

E FT a w ider d oorway t hrough w hich i t c an p rovide
b enefits.
• Y our l ist m ight l ook s omething l ike t he c hart b elow
a fter a f ew t ap-along s essions. T his e xample is f or
i llustration o nly a nd d oes n ot i ndicate w hat y ou
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w ell E asy E FT i s d oing f or y ou.
Issue Original Session Session 2 Session 3 Etc.
0-to-10 1 0-to-10 0-10-10 0-to-10


5
Fear of Heights 2
8 3
5
Easily Angered 10 10 2
7 7 7
5
Test Anxiety
Knee Pain 2
9 0 0
Digestion Problems 4 4 2 3
Etc.

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i ssues a re all v ery s imilar.
E FT L oss
F OR W EIGHT


S ome o f y our r esults m ay h e s uhtle a nd y ou m ay n ot
n otice t hem u ntil l ater. F urther, y ou m ay a lso h ave s ome
p leasant " side b enefits" w herein i mprovements o ccur t hat
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b other y ou.
P eople m ay s ay t hat y ou s eem m ore r elaxed.
Y our g olf g ame m ay i mprove.
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C ertain m emories m ay n o l onger b other y ou.
P hysical s ymptoms m ay i mprove.
R ead y our l ist o f i ssues h efore e ach t ap-along s es-
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D o y our s essions o n a ny s chedule y ou l ike. Y ou c an
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Y ou c an e ven d o s everal p er d ay o r b reak t hem u p s o t hat
A ppendix B : E asy E FT

y ou d o a h alf s ession t oday a nd f inish i t t omorrow. I t a ll
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F OR W EIGHT


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2.
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p rogramming files a re f ound. S ubconscious u rges m ight
A ppendix C : I deal W eight E FT 2 65

p ush y ou, a nd y ou t ranslate t hem i nto t he l anguage o f
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Index


anger a nd food addiction,
A
addictions/cravings, 93-123 109-111
Aspartame, 203 a norexia, anorexia nervosa, 199
b read d unked in milk, E FT for, 202-212
Applied Kinesiology, xii
112-113
Budweiser beer, 100-103 A rrowsmith, Margo, 61
cake, 8 6-88 A spartame addiction , 203
aspects, 4 4-47, 239
c hewing gum, 71 -73
chocolate, 77-79, 7 9-80,
8 1-85, 95-96 , 109-111 B
cookies, 113- 1 J 5 Baby Finger point, 247-248
Diet Coke, 203 Baumgart, Theresa, 232-235
ice cream, 89-91, 1 03-108 beer craving, 1 00-103
M &Ms, 116 Below Nipple point, 245
p eanuts, 7 3-77 Benesch, Horst, 113-115
raisins, 7 1-73 binge eating, bingeing, 200,
2 13-217, 217-221,
sugar, 119- 123, 141 - 142,
221-223, 224-225
187-189
affirmation, E FT's affirmation Borrowing Benefits, 239, 255
phrase, 3 0-32 bread d unked in milk craving,
112- 113
a ffirmations, h ow t o u s e,
134-138 Brooks, Audrey, 70
Bu dweiser beer, 1 00-103
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b ulimia. 200. 226-232. d ieting i ndustry. xvii
232-235. 235-237 Digby. J ohn. 9 4-96
d iscomfort scale. 24
C d iscomfort level increases. 128
c ake c raving. 86--88 D oublemint g um. 71
C allahan. R oger. x iv
E
C ampbell. C athleen. 164-167
C ampbell. J une. 61 E asy E FT. 1 40.253-261
e ating d isorders. 1 99-237
c hewing g um a ddiction. 7 1-73
C hin p oint. 3 6 E FT ( Emotional F reedom
c hocolate craving. 77-79. T echniques)
a ffirmation p hrase. 3 0-32
79--80. 81--85. 95-96.
109-111 a spects. 44--47. 239
C hurch. D awson. 69 b asic premise. 21
C ollarbone p oint. 3 7 b asic recipe. 26--40. 239.
c omfort z one. 148-151 243-252
b ooks. 272
C ompton. L inda. 70
c ompulsive o vereating a nd c hanging p erspective.
190-194
w eight-loss protocol.
172-183 c ompulsive o vereating
C onstricted B reathing a nd w eight-loss
T echnique. 5 4-55 protocol. 172-183
c ookie craving. 113-115 C onstricted B reathing
c ore issues. 47--48. 240 T echnique. 5 4-55
s neaking u p o n. 170-172 c ore issue. s neaking u p on.
170-172
c ravings. 6 7-92
E FT for. 6 7-92 c ore issues. 47--48.240
C runchie b ars. 145-146 d iscovery s tatement. 38
D awson. K arl. 202 E FT M anual vii
E FT m arathon. 194-198
D e motional a cupuncture. 21
f inger points. 2 46-247
D erasmo. M elissa. 119-123
n othing h appens. 128.
d etective w ork f or c ore issues.
130-131
94. 100. 103. 128. 139.
140. 151-155 p ersistence. 146-148
p oints. 3 5-38
D iamond. J ohn. x iv
r efinements. 125-130
D iet C oke c raving. 203
I ndex
Reminder Phrase,
38-40, 241 Ice cream craving, 89-91,
research and weight loss, 69 103-108
resources, 267 Ideal Weight EFT, 263-265
results, 60--63, 125-130 Index Finger point, 247
sequence, 34 intensity meter, 24, 240
session guidelines, 182-183
Setup Phrase, 27-28, 241 J -K
S etup Phrase, extended, 64 job stress a nd w eight gain,
Setup Phrase, shout, 139 164-167
specific events, 48-52 Karate C hop point, 3 3-34, 248
symptoms worsen, 128
tapping tips, 3 4-35, L
138-141, 257-261 Life Energy books, xiv
tapping with o r for Llewellyn, Tarn, 99-103,
others, 43 143-146
test results, 4 0-41, 92, 140 Look, Carol. 115-119, 172-183
variations, 64 Lyon, Angela Treat, 190-194
website, vi
M
energy disruptions, 28
Eyebrow point, 36 M &Ms craving, 116
MaIka, Shelley, 81~5
F m arathon, EFT, 194-198
Fowlie, Adrienne, xv Marina, Rebecca, 209
M cGraw, Phil. xvii
G medication, prescription,
Garrett, J ohn, 155-160 adjust, 59
Generalization Effect, 52, meridians, 240
153,240 Middle Finger point, 247
global issue, 240 Miller, Deborah, 111-113
Goodheart, George, xii Mitchell, Irene, 186
Goudie, Dorothy, 88-91 Movie Technique, 52-54, 240
Griffith University, 69 music, old songs, 139

H N
Hardisty, Chrissie, 60 N ational Guild o f
Hardwick, Michelle, 141-142 Hypnotists, 115
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N ine G amut P rocedure, s elf-sabotage, x ix
249-251 s equence, E FT, 34
N obles, A ileen, 2 35-237 S etup P hrase, 2 7-28, 241, 243
N ovinsky, S onia, 2 26-232 e xtended, 6 4
S heldon, T erri, 69
P s hout S etup P hrase, 139
p ain, " chasing," m oving, 98, S ide o f E ye p oint, 36
127-128 s neaking u p o n c ore issue,
170-172
p anic a ttacks a nd o vereating,
1 60-163 S olomon, Carol, 9 6-99,
p eanut c raving, 7 3-77 103-108, 160-163,
p ersistence, 1 46-148 2 13-217,217-221,
221-223, 224-225
P ersonal P eace P rocedure,
5 7-60,140,241 S ore S pot, 2 44-245
p erspective, c hanging, 1 90-194 S oul M edicine I nstitute, 69
p hotos, family, 139 S pearmint g um, 71
p hysician, w ork w ith, 59 s pecific events, 4 8-52
p olarity r eversal, 28 specific, i mportance o f b eing,
131-134 .
P orth, E mily, 1 45-148
P owell, H elen, 1 87-189 S tapleton, P eta, 69
p roblem, d efining f or E FT, 24 S treicher, C ollette, 73
p roxy t apping, 241 s ubsequent-round a djustments
p sychological reversal, 2 9-30, 4 1-43
3 3-34 s ugar c raving, 119-123,
141-142, 187-189
R s urrogate t apping, 241
r aisins a ddiction, 7 1-73 s ymptom m oves, 127 - 128
R aworth, A lyson, 77
T
R eminder P hrase, 3 8-40, 241
r esistance, eliminating, 1 85-198 t ail-enders a nd w eight loss,
r esources, E FT, 2 67 134-138, 242
R oots o f W eight class, 71 Tell t he S tory T echnique,
R other, G abriele, 108-111 5 2-54,242
t est r esults, h ow to, 4 0-41,
S 92, 140
T humb p oint, 246
S abedra, V irginia, 1 94-198
S ales, K athleen, 1 67-170 T opsy ice c ream b ar, 8 9-91
s econdary g ain, 56
I ndex

U
U nder Eye point, 3 6
U nder N ose point, 36
Underarm point, 3 7
u nderlying issues, 143-183
University o f A rizona a t
Tucson, 70

V -y
"volcano" technique, 209
w eight loss, E FT research, 69
Weiler, llana, 8~8
Winfrey, O prah, xvii
y o rkie chocolate bar, 7 7-79
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