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I have been using EFT for more than three years. I have found it useful for my own personal development. But last week something happened which really opened my eyes to the extraordinary power of EFT.
I had been suffering from a stubborn cold and I went to bed early. After midnight my wife ran into the bedroom in a hysterical frenzy. The toilet was stuck. She had tried to clear the blockage by ramming a toilet brush down the toilet drain and the brush got stuck in the toilet. Now, she told me, she was having a panic attack. I know that she gets panic attacks in enclosed areas like elevators or subways, but I had never seen her like this. She was totally distraught and falling apart.
I immediately used EFT on her. This involves tapping with one's fingers on acupuncture points. After I got the initial attack to subside, I would ask her to rank her emotional intensity on a scale of 1-10. She was a 5. I brought her down to a 1. Then I had her go back in the bathroom. She went up again to a 6. Using EFT together, my wife fell back down to a 1 again.
Then I worked on the chest pain she was having. That too came down to a 1 from a 7. When she was OK, I asked her what her emotional intensity on a scale of 1-10 was when she first came in the bedroom asking for help. She laughed that it was a 20. She was now looking at the toilet which was still blocked and laughing at it all.
I am a pretty hard-boiled type. I have a great deal of scepticism when it comes to a lot of new-age healing claims. I am particularly critical of those who charge big bucks telling people to make their affirmations 10 times a day and they too can make a million bucks. But what I saw myself do last week truly astounded me. I saw my wife undergo a transformation that was literally unbelievable. And my wife has been hostile to EFT ever since I began experiementing with it. She found it strange and weird and wanted nothing to do with it. She only agreed to do it last week because she was absolutely, utterly desperate. She tried it because she felt she had no other choice.
I feel an obligation to let others know that there is a free procedure available which has the potential to alleviate a huge amount of human suffering.
I make no claims that EFT will solve all your problems. To be honest, for myself, the results of EFT have been rather mixed. It has aided me in eliminating some bad habits but it is no instant recipe for total self-realization and fulfillment. I actually am still all too human (apologies to Nietzsche) and imperfect.
I have used EFT with some health problems, again, with mixed success. Sometimes it helps and sometimes not. I am still suffering from the cold that started last Thursday.
Nonetheless, I do think it worthwhile to experiment with EFT. I have found it especially when I find myself engaging in worthless activities and avoiding more highly valued next actions. One bad habit it has helped me eliminate was excessive, unproductive use of the internet.
And the best thing about EFT is that it's free. It's a gift. I hope it can help you. I know it turned my wife from someone who was crying uncontrollably to someone who was facing her fears and laughing at them in a matter of minutes.
I classify EFT with GTD as one of those three-letter acronyms that can really change your life for the better.