Eating disorders of all types are incredibly complex to overcome. From an energetic standpoint, there is an intense resistance to returning to healthy patterns of eating. Indeed, healthy actions contain more fear and emotional disruptions than actions that will clearly result in death.
In the article, U.K. EFT practitioner Karl Dawson takes us through the process he went through with a young man who had reached a point where he was, in his words, “Only a slight breeze away from ending up in front of a train.”
Karl’s descriptions match what we often see when using EFT on any condition where anxiety/panic/fear is the predominant emotion. First, there was an initial success. In Joe’s case, it was with his addiction to Diet Coke. Having been addicted to regular Coke back when I was very ill, I can certainly appreciate how a technique that would have helped me break that addiction would have gotten my attention and my trust. When faced with a myriad of different issues and aspects, taking one that is important and easily addressed can build a foundation of trust and positive expectation for future work.
Next, there were ups and downs. In Joe’s case some of those “downs” were life-threatening. Joe was fortunate to have the support of family and his girlfriend. What I would hope to change over time is Joe and his family’s feeling that the traditional medical establishment had given up and were just waiting for the point where he dropped low enough in weight that they could commit and then force feed him. I am not a mental health or medical practitioner, but the fact that SO FEW of these professionals are using meridian energy therapies that can be taught as self-care support and that have such immediate impact on anxiety seems to demonstrate the insular approach many professionals still take towards complementary options. When a person reaches the point where they are anorexic or bulimic, they have a serious condition. It is my hope that as word spreads that EFT and other energy therapies can provide such dramatic results in a short time period, they will be integrated into the other treatment options currently employed to save these lives.