Rose had another appointment with Ethel, the dentist, this evening. As before, she was away two and a half hours. It turned out that she had spent a long time “tapping” one of the members of Ethel’s family.
Rose is getting known around here for working with this relatively unknown method of healing, and I am very glad to see it. Last evening she was at the house of Ethel’s grandfather, who had found himself unable to stand, and unable to use his right arm. He’s over eighty years old now. Anyway, after two or three rounds of tapping, he stood up, declared himself recovered and walked about. This morning his daughter Siling (Ethel’s mother) was very pleasantly surprised when she visited.
So this evening Rose was asked to tap for Seth, Ethel’s brother, the black sheep of the family I suppose you could call him. Seth has been addicted for a while to shabu (speed, meth, ice). Because of this, his wife has left him and he has had to return to live with his father. Rose was tapping Seth for the grief at the loss of his wife, and the shame he felt at have become addicted, being unable to forgive himself. These feelings were somewhat relieved. Rose has only had the one little session with him, and addictions of any kind normally take quite a lot of work even with EFT. It may be that Rose will be have some more sessions with Seth in the near future.
EFT uses the energy meridian points as used in acupuncture, but no needles are used. Instead, a selection of points are tapped with the finger ends, while repeating phrases connected with the problem being treated. The art in EFT lies mainly with finding out the phrases which work best, and these are usually phrases connected with emotional trauma of one kind and another; though sometimes a condition will rapidly resolve itself, even if long-standing, in just a few minutes of routine tapping. More often it takes several rounds of tapping and some inspired guesswork by the tapper. The principal website, www.emofree.com, is a treasure trove of inspiring success stories. In our experience, the great thing about EFT is that anyone with a modicum of common sense can learn to use it, either on themselves or on others.
For an account of some of my own experience using EFT on myself (heart problems), go to my April archives and scroll down almost to the bottom - "EFT, the Magic Technique".