People can spend their entire lives deathly afraid of snakes, spiders, mice, and in the case of “Mary,” flying insects. EFT offers incredibly fast results in eliminating fears and phobias. In this case , she describes working with Sally through her fear.
At this stage a wasp appeared at the consulting room window and was trying to get in. The window was closed and there was no possibility of the wasp entering, but this caused an immediate terror reaction in Mary. She was clearly terrified and begged me to keep the wasp away from her. It transpired that her fear was not about moths [what she came to the session to address], but about all flying insects.
When EFT is working, people don’t have to face their fears with willpower and courage. The fear is neutralized.
Mary calmed down and was eventually able to approach the wasp – still on the other side of the window pane. She was able to look at it and describe how “pretty” its markings were. Eventually the wasp flew away, and I asked Mary to guess what her 0-10 intensity level would be if she were to face a wasp outside when there was not a window pane between her and it. She guessed it would be zero.
EFT’s rapid results with specific fears and phobias makes it possible for individuals to feel “indifferent” about things that used to make them shake, scream, run in terror, and break out in sweats. I have seen this remarkable change in clients and in my own children. The key is to test, to make sure that all the remaining aspects have been addressed. This case report shows this. You might also want to review Dave’s Fear of Water on Video #1b of Gary Craig’s Basic EFT Course on DVD. This shows a detailed session (using the long form of EFT) that helps Dave overcome a lifelong fear of water.