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Answers to the most common and uncommon questions about tapping and EFT.

Answers to the most common and uncommon questions about tapping and EFT.
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Answers to the most common and uncommon questions about tapping and EFT.




EFT For Business Mindset w/ Pamela Bruner (Pod #288)

My friend Pamela Bruner often says that "Small business ownership is the master's degree of personal development." The reason she says this is because when we own a business, we are constantly being pushed to do tasks that make us uncomfortable. And because we are constantly in these situations, we have many opportunities to lean head on into the underlying issues that hold us back from taking action. Pamela is a firm believer that mindset work is essential and fundamental to being...

Duration: 00:36:03

Why We Struggle With Being Easy And Gentle With Ourselves (Pod #287)

Support the podcast! One of the phrases that my clients find hardest to use in their tapping is, "I give myself permission to be easy and gentle with myself". The reason they find it difficult is because it feels as if it’s giving themselves permission to do less work, not to try, or to be satisfied with something that is less than. Recently I had conversation with one of my clients who reported struggling with using that phrase, even though she recognized it would be useful. Below is...

Duration: 00:14:56

EFT For Self Medicating Behaviors w/ Manal Khalife (Pod #286)

Support the podcast! Money Event! It is amazing how effective our system is at finding ways to feel better. When something is wrong (even when we aren't consciously aware of it), the system starts to take steps to feel better. The problem is that our system is geared to react with short term solutions. Its only concern is to stop the discomfort right now, so it isn't motivated to make good long term choices. For example, when I am highly stressed I start to crave ice cream...

Duration: 00:32:26

Pod #285: EFT For Money Mindset w/ Brad Yates

Uncomplicate Your Relationship With Money Support the podcast! Dealing with money is a fact of life. We can't live without it. In the best of all possible worlds money would be perceived just as a tool that helps us to fulfill our daily needs. The problem is that on an emotional level we don't perceive money as simply a tool. Instead, we write stories about ourselves in terms of our relationship with money. Not having money can mean that we don’t feel worthy. If do have money, we feel...

Duration: 00:41:03

EFT For Caregivers Who Struggle With Self Care and Money w/ Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW (Pod #284)

There is a very common struggle that caregivers have. It is that they are notoriously bad taking care of themselves. If you have been around the self-help world for any amount of time, this is not going to come as a surprise to you. What might be surprising is that one of the places that this lack of self care shows up in the way that caregivers struggle with money. In this conversation with Melissa Lester Olson we talk about why caregivers struggle with self care and struggle with their...

Duration: 00:38:44

The 3 Reasons Why Our Loved Ones Don't Want Us To Change (Pod #283)

Support the podcast! I might seem counter intuitive, but there are three good reasons to why our loved ones don't want us to heal and transform. This can even be true for the people in our lives who are vocally supportive of us. In most cases this lack of support from our loved ones is happening on a subconscious level. This week in the podcast I talk about the three reasons why our loved ones don't want us to change and I provide a tap along audio for each of the reasons. You can...

Duration: 00:26:02

Pod #281: EFT For Feeling Bad For Wanting More AND Feeling Bad For Not Having More

Join me at "Uncomplicate Your Relationship With Money" Support the podcast! Desire can be a double edged sword. When we want something that we don't have, but see others with it we feel left out. In some cases we even feel as if we are not as worthy or not as valuable as others because they have it and we don't. On the other hand we can feel bad for having desires as all. When we have desires we can beat ourselves up for being ungrateful and unappreciative for what we have. What I...

Duration: 00:19:09

EFT For Dread (Pod #281)

Join me at "Uncomplicate Your Relationship With Money" Support the podcast! Tapping for negative past experiences is often the easiest kind of tapping because we know the details of the past experience. While tapping we have the opportunity to state exactly what happened, how we interpret those events, how we felt about them back then, and how we feel now. No matter how long we have to tap to find relief, the tapping itself is straightforward. Tapping for the emotion of dread can be much...

Duration: 00:14:32

Why We Use EFT (Pod #280)

Support the podcast! Why do you tap? It seems like such a silly question to consider. Obviously (!) we tap to make ourselves feel better, remove pain, to be healthier, and to create a more enjoyable life. I don't disagree with any of those ideas. In a global way that is why I use Emotional Freedom Techniques as well. But it doesn't get to the heart of the reason why we tap. For me, there is a simple underlying principle that informs how I understand change, where to start when working...

Duration: 00:19:00

Tapping For The Right Emotion (Pod #279)

Support the podcast! One of the first techniques that any good tapper learns is the "movie technique". In the movie technique you replay the details of a past event in your mind, as if you are watching them in a film. As you replay the past events, the moment you get to an emotion in the memory, you stop and tap for the emotion. This is a very effective way of clearing the emotions from a past event. The problem is that there are often more emotions that need to be cleared than just the...

Duration: 00:11:11

EFT For When You Are Unwilling To Accept Help (Pod #278)

Support the podcast! People with a kind heart and helping disposition are often those who have the hardest time reaching out for help. This can happen for reasons ranging from not wanting to be a burden to others, to believing that since we possess the tools of healing, we are responsible for taking care of ourselves. Everyone (and I mean everyone) needs help from the outside. We can't and aren't meant to go it alone. This week I have a tap-along audio and tapping script for those who...

Duration: 00:11:43

EFT For When It Is Too Late For A Loved One To Change (Pod #277)

Support the podcast! It would be great if we could find a solution for every problem. But that is simply not possible. Some illness can't be cured. Death is inevitable. There are even times when solutions are available, but for a variety of complex reasons our loved ones aren't willing or able to choose change. Whether there is no clear solution or the solution isn't being chosen, it can leave you feeling helpless and heartbroken.

Duration: 00:14:56

The Difference Between Knowing What To Do And Doing It (Pod #276)

Support the podcast! There is a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it. Just because tapping is a powerful tool doesn't mean that you will always remember to reach for it in times of emotional distress. When my clients are recounting something from the previous week that was hard, I ask them if they tried tapping for the issue. They usually reply somewhat sheepishly, "No… I forgot." My aim is not to try to shame them by asking that question. I just want to know...

Duration: 00:13:07

Pod #275: EFT For Grief

Unfortunately, death is an unfortunate fact of life. Even with the passing of a loved one is expected it is an emotionally difficult experience. When we are facing the emotions that come after the death of a loved one, the goal is not to eliminate all of our emotion. Sadness is appropriate. Sadness is healthy. Instead we can tap to make sure that we are have proportional well informed emotions. The tap-along audio and script that you can find below is perfect any time you are feeling the...

Duration: 00:13:17

Pod #274: How To Tap When Your Emotions Are So Strong You Can't Find The Right Words

Support the podcast! One of the main reasons we don't tap in the moment is because we are so lost in the emotions that we are feeling that we don't remember tapping is something we can do. There are other times when we are in the moment, we remember to tap, but we still don't do it because we don't know where to start. In these moments the emotional response is so strong we can't describe what is going on. We can't find the words to describe the root cause and we aren't thinking clearly...

Duration: 00:13:32

Pod #273: EFT For Big Decisions

Support The Podcast Back in Pod #199 I shared with you a tap-along audio to help you when you are facing a big decision. The tap-along is about trusting yourself, creating space, and knowing that everything will work out for the best. I went back to listen to it again and I think it is an excellent and useful tap-along. At the same time, I think there is more we can do to create space for making good choices when facing a big decision. This week I have for you a simple tool with...

Duration: 00:14:46

Pod #272: EFT For The Frustration Of Plateaued Progress

Support the podcast! When tapping works it feels like magic. You tap on a few points, you say a few phrases, and you get relief. When tapping doesn't work you feel like a fool. You are sitting alone in your room muttering phrases to yourself, tapping on your body, and hoping it will get better. When this happens to me not only do I question tapping in the moment, but I also question all of the tapping I did in the past. I wonder if I was just making my past successes up? This week I...

Duration: 00:14:39

Pod #271: Tapping To Boost Creativity

Support the podcast! Many times we are doing some sort of creative endeavor it can feel emotionally daunting. This is true for both our personal and professional lives. We struggle with creativity because: Because we don't want the process to go badly (think of wasting time staring a blank Word document with the cursor blinking at you as if it is taunting you) we simply don't start. This tap-along audio (with script below) will help you to clear the emotional blocks and allow you to...

Duration: 00:17:43

Pod #270: How To Support Those With Serious Illness w/ Annabel Fisher, Annie Siegel Alexander, and Ange Finn

Support the podcast! When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness it can difficult to know what to do next. On one level we want to be helpful but also recognise that they may need their space so we don't want to be intrusive. Often we are so shocked ourselves that we just don't know what to do next. At the 2017 Spring Energy Event I was given the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion between Annabel Fisher, Annie Siegel Alexander, and Ange Finn. All three of these amazing...

Duration: 00:50:42

Pod #269: How Tapping and Acupuncture Are Related (Part 2) w/ Beth Kearns

Support the podcast! Last August I had a conversation with acupuncturist Beth Kearns about each of the tapping points we use in the basic tapping routine. If you haven't listened to the conversation, I encourage you to go back to it because it is informative. There are three main differences between tapping and acupuncture. The first and most obvious is that we tap with our hands and an acupuncturist uses needles. Second, when we are tapping we usually say phrases out loud and if not, we...

Duration: 00:34:20

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