EFT - Tapping for Weight Loss
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FAQ about EFT
1. What words do I use when Tapping? What do I say?
If you have any challenge or upset with a 1 to 10 intensity, that means something is logically or emotionally out of balance for you. If everything were the way you wanted it to be, your intensity level would be zero.
Since the intensity belongs to you, it’s very likely that you do know what to say, because you do know what is “wrong”.
Begin by focusing on the story of what is wrong; this is what you say out loud to Talk and Tap through. The situation might involve your health, employment, relationships, finance, or lack in those areas. If you know what the upset or issue is for you, the more you can be specific, the faster the issue will resolve.
Eg. An issue of “Barry argues with me all the time” is too vague and may have too many story pieces to clear at once. “Barry argued with me in the grocery store on Tuesday evening”… this story is specific in time and place. You can expect something this specific to resolve quickly.
As you Tap, look within the story for why the situation caused you distress… what does the behaviour that you are interpreting as unacceptable mean to you? Do you see the public disagreement as Unkind? Unfair? Rude? Disrespectful? Mean? Controlling? Did you feel angry? Embarrassed? Afraid your relationship would end? Say the truth of what you thought and felt about the situation… those are the words to use while Tapping.
2. How can I use Tapping on my own to get great results?
TAPPING FACT: Tapping should work like this - As long as you remain focused clearly on the issue with each 2 to 3 rounds of Tapping, your intensity level should drop by at least 2 intensity points or more.
As your SUD intensity is reduced, ask yourself “What about this issue is still unresolved for me?” This questioning will help you stay focused on one specific issue, so you get your best, fastest results. Continue focusing on Tapping to clear whatever remains about the issue, to get to zero intensity.
I like to use TALK & TAP in this process: The Story – The Change – and The Goal
3. WHY say negatives? Won’t talking in negatives just draw more negatives?
Tapping on the negatives you think or remember, is neutralizing those negatives. As you speak and Tap, the Tapping is calming (Tapping calms the Amygdala which calms your body’s fight and flight reaction) the mental and emotional intensity of whatever you are focused upon… clearing it, so it doesn’t keep popping up later.
You can cover your eyes and chant “There are no weeds, there are no weeds in the garden…” but that will not make what you are saying true, no matter how many times to say it, if there are weeds in the garden. (Your weeds could be anger, loss, grief, unfairness, fear, abuse, victimhood, powerlessness, people pleasing… etc.)
It just makes sense to always start with the negative of
the issue you want to clear or change, first. If you
try to pouring all positives into a vessel which is
already full or partly full of negatives, the results
will be minimized. When you Tap to clear negatives
first, it’s like emptying and washing the tea cup before
you pour in fresh new tea. Pouring fresh new tea into
the dregs of last week’s tea, with a little sour milk
still in the bottom, just doesn’t make sense.
4. What are “tail-enders”? Why are they valuable?
5. Are there “right words” to say when Tapping?
The “right words” are whatever is true for you in the moment. Keep it simple.
If you’re a logical thinker, and you’re aware of the
situation you are addressing… speak aloud about that
situation and what is unhappy or unresolved about that
If you’re an emotional person, and you’re feeling uncomfortable but don’t know why, then Tap on the feeling of discomfort. How does that emotion feel in your body? Is your stomach upset… or are your neck and shoulders tight? Describe the feeling and where the feeling is inside your body, to reduce the feeling’s intensity.
Ask yourself “What triggered this emotion/ physical feeling?” If/when you get an insight, look for how the answer you receive could be linked to the emotion or pain in your body. Be as specific as possible, and Tap while talking aloud through the story of the emotion or pain.
6. What if I can’t remember the Tapping sequence?
Tap on the points shown in the FREE Downloads: EFT Tapping & 9 Gamut Chart
If you’re Tapping and suddenly realize that you stopped Tapping while lost in a thought… even if you don’t remember which acupressure point you Tapped on last… it doesn’t matter. Just choose a spot and continue Tapping. The Tapping sequence will continue to work, even if you skip a Tapping point by accident, once in a while.
Just like riding a bicycle, you’ll benefit from “muscle memory” when you make Tapping a habit. When Tapping becomes familiar, Tapping feels natural, and you’ll feel relaxed even more rapidly when you do Tap.
It’s OK to miss a tapping point now and then. However, each meridian has a different emotional connection, so there is a benefit to Tapping though the full range of Tapping points… it provides a broader clearing of the emotions or situations.
8. What is SUD? How do I choose my 1-10 SUD intensity?
SUD is terminology used in Hospital Emergency Departments. SUD is a 1 to 10 intensity scale for Subjective Units of Distress. Zero is no intensity. A 10 is intensity so high it might involve tears, or yelling, or extreme physical or emotional pain.
Think about the issue at hand, just think of the issue and imagine a score that is related to your experience. If you’re very analytical you might feel unable to choose a number, unless you have more information, but just choose the first number you think of in regard to intensity around this issue.
Subjective units of Distress can also be used for a 1-10 intensity of how far you are out of alignment with believing you are able to do a task or chore which is important towards achieving your personal goals.
It’s OK to just Tap without a 1-10 intensity rating if you are an emotion based person. You may prefer to simply check in with yourself, and notice when the feeling state begins to change for you. However, be aware that if you skip using a specific SUD and you skip being specific regarding issues you are Tapping to clear, issues may not be fully cleared, and could return if triggered by new ‘similar feeling’ situations.
Being specific about clearing issues one at a time to zero will get you the more permanent emotional ‘releases’ that are known to be beneficial with Tapping. SUD is a great way to assess progress, along with the importance of focusing on the core of an issue and continuing Tapping to zero intensity.
9. What if my SUD score (1-10 Intensity level) doesn’t reduce?
There are a number of reasons why a SUD score might remain the same:
10. Why is 9 Gamut Tapping sequence SO important?
Tapping should work like this: As long as you remain focused clearly on the issue with each 2 to 3 rounds of Tapping, your intensity level should drop by at least 2 intensity points or more. As your SUD intensity is reduced, ask yourself, “What about this issue is still unresolved for me?” This questioning will help you stay focused, so you get your best results. Continue focusing on Tapping to clear whatever remains about the issue, to get to zero intensity.
FAQ - Clinical Hypnotherapy & Habitual Behaviours
1. How much free will do I have – how much power is there in my automatic habitual programming?
In physical reality you are using only a small percentage of your brain’s capabilities. Your conscious mind makes choices and course changes in your day, using about 10% to 15% of your brain’s function. It is your subconscious mind (85% – 90%) that is your invincible powerhouse.
This 85% is where you naturally, easily and
automatically do the actions which support confirmation
of what you already believe to be true (what you know
and are familiar with) without stopping to question
2. When I finally see my goal in sight, why do I sabotage my successes?
Your subconscious returns you again and again to the old programming that is within your ‘comfort zone’, based on your early childhood observations and beliefs. As an adult, even if you clearly see your old programming as negative, no longer valid, or not helpful to you - the old programming inside you remains constantly running.
You have the power to neutralize or re-write over your old limitations with EFT/ Meridian Tapping, but it requires two steps. Self-sabotage can be permanently transformed with the application of the two following steps… this is where you can use YOUR always present power of choice:
1. Decide what it is that you DO want, and own that choice for yourself. Believe your goal is possible for you! Imagine the feelings in your body of owning doing it, being it, or having your goal. What emotions do you feel when you’ve succeeded?
2. Take action to activate the newer and happier programming belief for yourself, in your neural circuitry. To change a passing thought into a solid belief which you can easily take action upon, Talk & Tap yourself through the visualization of enjoying owning (already having) your goal until it feels good, and true to you.
Tap through any resistance you think or feel as you
visualize, so your conscious choice and subconscious
programming come into alignment. How much could your
goal achievements increase when you intentionally bring
all of you, 100% of your resources, into alignment…
intent on achieving only the same beneficial outcomes
3. Why are ‘comfort zones’ so hard to change?
Einstein said one of the most important determinations you will make is whether or not you see the world as a safe place. Long before you were able to speak to articulate thoughts and feelings, you were absorbing all the information around you as factual. Your childhood beliefs, which support or sabotage your actions in your adult life right now, were set in place before you were seven years old.
How your family dealt with money, and relationships are part of what you know, and what you think you can expect. This inner knowledge and expectation is how a person from a home with childhood rage or violence may find herself in a relationship with rage or violence as an adult. A woman would never consciously choose a dysfunctional violent relationship for herself, but those behaviours are something she knows and is familiar with. The level of dysfunction in her childhood relationships may even have led her to believe that poor treatment is all she deserves.
Your comfort zone is what you know… what feels ‘normal’ to you, it might feel safe to you, even if it does not support your growth, and any kind of present or future happiness! The first step in expanding your comfort zone is to recognize its limitations… then begin releasing the unhelpful modeling or old emotional ties which keep us in a mental or emotional place of limitation. Tapping has an amazing capacity to help you let go of the past, if it is your intention to change yourself or your situation.
4. What are examples of your limiting beliefs?
What was said around you, or to you before the age of seven? What beliefs did your parents/family hold? What did life feel like then? Are your beliefs helpful ones which assist you through life’s daily challenges and make your life really worthwhile?
Releasing your limiting beliefs can change your world.
5. Can the intentional repetition of new positives really change my future?
Yes. Absolutely. As an adult your limiting beliefs run on and on in your subconscious mind, just like a computer program which loops, without end. You literally can choose to create a new ‘program’ with wonderful benefits for you, to input.
Repeating any belief statement until it is accepted and recorded in your subconscious mind will create an active new program inside you. Activating a new program, which then runs automatically for you, only takes 14 to 30 days of ‘homework’ with self-hypnosis. However, my experience when using EFT’s Meridian Tapping reduced that time frame for noticeable change to 10-14 days.
Two weeks to change your life outcomes is pretty outstanding!
The repetition of feeling the emotional benefit of a desired belief/outcome, can be a strong connection in changing a newly learned piece of information into one of your building blocks of belief; a strength from which you operate your life, easily and automatically, as habitual programming.
6. Does Hypnosis/Guided Visualization always work?
Yes, IF your subconscious mind agrees that your new
beliefs/choices are a good idea for you to acquire: AND
if you repeat your new ‘programming’ regularly for 10-14
day with Tapping or 14-30 days with self-hypnosis.
Helpful Fact: Your subconscious mind and cellular memory
DOES know the limiting beliefs and core issues you hold,
even if your conscious mind does not. There are a
number of ways to use wording in EFT or in hypnosis
which can assist you in achieving your goals… depending
on your individual way of seeing the world.
Cellular memory is why your body is such an amazing healing machine. When you were born, you knew how to heal yourself. No one taught you. You could heal a cut, or mend a broken bone. Stitches or a cast do not cause healing to begin – your healing response is part of your cellular memory. Reproduction of perfect cells, and your body’s most healthy state, is in your cellular memory.
Like a powerful master computer, your subconscious mind runs all of your automatic functioning: walking, talking, thought patterns, memory access, co-ordination, breathing, heart rhythm, blood pressure, blink rate, hair growth, body temperature, sleeping cycle, and every other tiny detail of your bodily functions, down to the chemicals your brain produces, when and how your cells reproduce, and so much more! Using EFT and guided visualization can lower your stress, help you to sleep better, and change your life outcomes… sometimes in surprising ways!
Don't ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive, then
go do that,
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) also known asMeridian Tapping is classified as Energy Psychology.
Clinical studies published in Australia show EFT better in effectiveness for weight loss and eliminating cravings
than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT was the previous Gold Standard for weight loss.
EFT, developed by Gary Craig in 1995, is still considered 'new'
by Western medicine.
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