Our logical mind often cannot make a connection between past events and current behavior. This is where working with a coach can help you explore where in your energy system the disruption can be tapped on effectively with EFT. In this report by UK EFT practitioner Alan Morison, we see how Janice’s discomfort about flying was tied to a vague, undefined feeling that ‘something might happen.’ When we ask the question, ‘What does this remind you of?’ we see that Janice’s inner intelligence brought up a seeming unrelated trauma. In retrospect it is easy to make the logical connections, as Janice does.
In my work with clients, one of my goals is to harmonize the energy around those specific events that still cause distress if you think about them today. We’re talking about the ENERGY of the event, which can be soothed independent of any overriding thoughts about the event. What most people observe, whether they use EFT for themselves or with help, is that if applied properly to a specific event, something that decades later might have still felt like a “10” on the emotional pain scale (with physical discomfort to match!) might now be a “1” or even a zero. And as is the case with Janice, addressing these disruptions usually leaves us free to FLY!
By Alan Morison
Janice had tried a variety of treatments before coming to me and none had worked. She was now getting a little desperate as she was due to fly out to Singapore on holiday in 4 weeks time. She described how she felt afraid in constricted areas, even to the extent of being uncomfortable sitting on the outside seat in public transport ‘because something might happen’. What that ‘something’ was she couldn’t say.
I did a couple of opening rounds on the general issue knowing that it wouldn’t bring a great deal but that it would make her anxiety a little easier. I was not surprised when she said after a few minutes that although more relaxed, she did not feel any change in her fear of flying. When nothing seems to be happening or when we seem to reach an impasse, that is when I probe into the past, childhood in particular.
I asked Janice if she could remember any incident, maybe a traumatic one, that she could recall. Instantly she remembered the time at the age of 8 when she was hauled into a dark shed where a stranger exposed himself to her. I tapped her for that experience and within a couple of minutes she felt a lot lighter. When I asked her about her fear of flying she said it had gone. She just could not believe it could be true saying she could not ‘get her head’ round the connection between the shed and her fear of flying. When I reminded her of the panic she felt in that constricted place she began to understand the panic she felt in other places where her movement was restricted, planes for example. Now it all made sense to her and a test flight in her imagination produced no reaction at all.
Two months later she returned from Singapore having had a wonderful holiday. She had enjoyed the flights and lifts and public transport were no problem. So overjoyed was she with the results that she wrote her story for a family magazine.