two years ago, when I searched desperately to help my horse who was very
ill and getting worse every day, I was told to try EFT. I searched
the Internet and found some little basic information, for more I would
have needed to buy videos. But for this there was no time left. With the
little information I had, in the same night at 3 o'clock in the morning
I did EFT for my horse. But it was too late, he was laying down
and could not get up anymore... The same day in the afternoon he died.
vet who came in the morning said that the best would be to put him to sleep,
what means to kill him. I did not agree and wanted that he died without
this kind of help. I did EFT the whole day with him, not to heal
him, but to help him to leave his body. It helped and he could go without
too much strain.
death of my horse was a strong emotional shock for me, as he has been my
best friend for more than thirty years.
just recovered from Fibromyalgia after several
years of suffering, but now it got worse again. There was no doubt that
this was caused due to the emotional stress. So then I continued to do
the EFT every day and this time just for myself. Now my EFT
was effective and I used it in several occasions, for example with my teeth
problems (I will report about this later on my 'Teeth Page'.)
attracted me especially about this healing method is that one can do it
alone, not depending on another person or 'professionals'. To do one's
self treatment it needs only a few minutes and one can do it anywhere in
all kind of situations, only needing one's owns hands and knowing the points
where to touch. This is probably one of the most gentle ways to heal oneself
which exist, one can do no harm to oneself or others, it is similar to
or Reiki or the very effective 'Stress
came to the conclusion, that EFT is not similar to meditation or SRE, because
doing the EFT, tapping certain points and repeating a phrase, is mostly
done automatically and one's awareness and utmost feeling is not necessarily
involved. With this the self treatment is the same as when treating the
usual way, what means treating the symptoms with medication or some mechanical
advises. The root cause is not seen and not touched. Looking at it now
after some time has passed, I see that EFT is a manipulation of the mental
and emotional system, without engaging oneself and taking self responsibility.
Yes it works, but still lets the root cause untouched. As a first aid to
overcome ones emotional and mental blocks it might serve, but if then one
doesn't go beyond ones identification games, ones inbuilt 'growing force'
will cause other severe symptoms of imbalance...
said that EFT is a version of acupuncture except one doesn't use needles,
so it is a kind of 'emotional acupuncture'. One is stimulating the
known energy meridian points on one's body by tapping them with the
fingertips. And the same time saying or thinking the 'EFT Statement'
which in its essence says, but is expressed due to one's individual conditions:
cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
I do not agree in this. It might as well be that the disruption of the
energy is caused by negative emotions and the cause of this emotions can
be found in the attitude of this person and the belief system, the self-image
and the established concepts of this person. So if manipulation is done
on the energy system then the cause is not treated just the symptoms, not
so much different as when eliminating symptoms with chemicals. Indeed,
it needs some more investigation to be done...
is known since several thousand years especially in the East. One can not
really find the realization of this statement in our established medical
system... These ideas have been mostly ignored by the established healing
practices and this might be a reason why EFT often works so surprisingly
when nothing else does. (Because all what
is tried stays on the same limited level!) That's
because conventional healing methods have simply overlooked the obvious
and that is to treat the root cause. With this one will enter into a kind
of 'Freedom' where things are getting cleared up due to the
practice, where before one couldn't even see that possibility, being the
slaves of our habits and conditionings...
bout 'energy' sounds impressive, but knowing that this expression still
comes out of a world view which is basically materialistic, then one should
be very critical. One can say that the cause of all negative emotions is
NOT the disruption in the body's energy system, but probably more correct
is that the disruption in the body's energy system is caused by negative
emotions, which are nothing else then reactions provoked by daily
reality because of the established concepts of each individual, forming
the so called 'personality'. With EFT those established programs can be
manipulated without touching the identification games of the personality
and without being involved very much, not using one's awareness or reflecting
about one's conditions...
did EFT give help to me?
told before: When my horse died, this was a strong emotional shock to me
and the symptoms of Fibromyalgia came back. With meditation I could recover
pretty fast from this shock and then also the symptoms like energy lack
and pain disappeared when I continued with my ozone saunas until I was
completely healed. During my healing process it became clear to me that
my physical illness was caused mainly by emotional reasons. I am using
to help me with my energy and my mood, so I do the tapping and say: 'Affirmation:
I am in perfect health, full of energy and in a good mood!' . This
needs only two minutes and it helps.
several occasions to find out that EFT helps. Not only with my mood and
energy level, my teeth and other pain issues, but also when I had heart
problems due to too much stress. When I broke my leg and had unbearable
pain, then I could manage not to use any pain killer just doing EFT. The
broken bone healed within four weeks instead of six weeks and I'm convinced
this could happen because I did EFT several times a day, as laying in bed
I had nothing else to do...
EFT parallel with the 'Stress Release
Exercise' and I am convinced that this makes the EFT effective, much
more than doing it without meditation or SRE.
had written on this page that EFT treats the 'root cause', but meanwhile
after several years of practice I have doubts about this. Yes, it helps.
What means that the symptoms disappear, but probably the root cause stays
untouched. The same as when treating a disease with medication, although
EFT is not just covering the symptoms, but stimulating positive energies,
even on the same level and not touching directly the root cause. I see
now that EFT is a manipulation using suggestions in a kind of self hypnosis,
programming one's brain. Similar as what a witch doctor or magician is
doing. The root cause will stay untouched if not the individual is deeply
engaged in one's healing process. This is a work with oneself: clearing
up one's unconscious background and very few individuals are willing to
do this. It is much easier to use some formulas and repeat these in an
automatic way. It works with the symptoms, that's all what is ask for.
So no wonder that the EFT has success as a healing method...
an alternative way? Yes, I'm convinced that one can go further and beyond
this 'emotional technique' and indeed do self healing which includes one's
body, mind and feelings and even further and so then also healing the root
be clear that emotions are reactions caused by one's program running in
the background, which includes one's self image and all established concepts...
Becoming clear about this probably is more important and will have the
most effective healing result. With this we can leave behind any manipulation
and tricks used by one's personality and become aware of ourselves and
work with this in the first place.
it is possible to use EFT as a kind of crutch to be able to start to walk,
but if one is clinging too long on this, then one's healing process might
get stuck. To avoid to depend on any 'healing technique' one will need
to listen to oneself, being very critical as a result of knowing 'human
nature' and those 'personality games' connected with it and then learning
to distinguish and out of this making decisions...
the most important is, that one comes to the understanding through one's
realization, that 'personality' is an illusion, created by identification
with images and concepts... But about all this I have written enough in
other places. - But at least you might have gotten the taste that tapping
on certain points is not enough and one needs to be engaged much more to
get out of one's cage to be healed.