I make many introduction to EFT presentations, as a great way to introduce tapping to wide audiences. Last year I made one to the 80 staff members of a health organization.
Sometimes the seeds planted don't seem to sprout right away. But when you eventually learn that they have, the results can be amazing.
Months after the presentation, I was invited back to work with a patient support group. A nurse who helps patients navigate their treatment and support options was present as well.
Only one person came to the group that night, a woman fighting chronic pain after cancer treatment. She estimated the pain at a fairly constant level of 7-8. After two rounds, her pain reduced to a 4; after two more rounds, she was astonished to find it gone. She said she “felt wonderful” and it was rewarding to watch her transform from appearing tense and miserable to happy and upbeat. We also did some rounds on associated emotional issues, and then she was satisfied with the work so we just chatted for a while. The entire time spent tapping was under 20 minutes.
The cherry on top, however, came when the nurse and I were talking afterwards. The nurse shared with me that a while back her 15 year old daughter had begun to suffer anxiety attacks and they couldn't pinpoint the cause. She had been avoiding putting her daughter on mood-altering medication, but she felt helpless to help her.
After attending my presentation, the nurse was impressed by how tapping had worked for her and her colleagues. So a few days later when her daughter had another anxiety attack, she led her daughter through tapping rounds until it subsided.
She then told me her daughter has continued to use it whenever she’s feeling anxious. It works so well for her, even her school counselor asked her where she had learned it, so I gave her mom extra brochures to take to school for the counselor.
This nurse emphasized what a difference this had made for her family, and thanked me for this gift that was helping her daughter regulate her moods. In return, I thanked her for using it and for sharing the story with me.
We never know, when we plant the seeds, how they will bear fruit.
Ange Dickson Finn is an EFT International Accredited Certified EFT Advanced Practitioner. She is based in Houston, Texas, USA, and works with clients over the phone and via Skype. Ange has helped clients with issues including physical pain, health and well-being, work-related stress, equestrian sports and relationships. Visit her on the web at www.TapIntoYourself.com or www.RideWithoutFear.com.
From the EFTfree Archives, which are now a part of EFT International International.
Originally published on November 3, 2012