There have been many example articles about how tapping ‘for’ someone can have amazing effects. Here’s my contribution. I used to be annoyed by screaming kids in public places but now I do my bit to ease the situation.
The first time I did this was in a food court. You know the situation – the kid is screaming and running uncontrollably, the mother is looking desperate, and everyone else is grumbling or looking away. I focused on the child and, without saying anything out loud, I placed my intention on the tapping spots and thought something like “Even though I’m tired and hungry, I choose to be relaxed and calm” but I don’t think the words really matter. In less than a minute the child returned to her mother and sat down with the family. I’m sure I felt a mutual sigh of relief from all within hearing distance.
Then just recently, I was on a flight with a very new baby on board who starting screaming during takeoff. I focused on the child, put my intention on the tapping points and mentally repeated “Even though my ears hurt, the plane is noisy and I’m scared, I choose to feel relaxed and calm”. Before I even got through one round the baby fell silent. During landing the baby started to cry again and I repeated the procedure with the same effect.
I call this being a Silent Angel. I love to be able to contribute to others in this way. I wonder how many of us can perform random acts of kindness like this each day.
Rick comments: Notice how Rod focuses his mind on the EFT tapping points. For those people who are still reluctant to physically tap in public places, this technique can be effective both for you and with surrogate tapping. Rod also uses the set-up statement as if he is the child.
What I find in practice is that this works much of the time. And when it doesn’t manifest in behavioral changes for the child, it always results in a a more peaceful state within me. Our first responsibility with children, I feel, is to take response-ability for our own emotional self-management. It certainly doesn’t help a child when we’re annoyed or frustrated. When we address the energy directly inside us, it affects the entire environment (such as the child’s emotions are affecting everyone!). Radiating peace has a way of calming those around us, even when no one but ourselves is aware that we are the ones choosing to do so.
Oh, and don’t be surprised if the Universe sends you a few unconsolable children to practice with. (grin) Our first intention is to feel peace within us regardless of whether outside conditions change to our “liking.” I’ve found that children—both mine and others—are the greatest teachers of this kind of unconditional love (namely, that conditions outside of us do not have to change for us to feel love inside).