Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this, but my first experiences with EFT, a meridian tapping technique, were rather uninspiring. When I first heard about tapping, I still thought it was my job to fix my children.
I was always looking for ways to change and improve them. Somewhere I read about using the EFT technique to help children manage their emotions and avoid intense outbursts. I decided I needed to teach my children this technique. The testimonials were quite convincing.
EFT On My Own
From the written instructions, I wasn’t entirely sure how the process was supposed to work. I found the whole tapping thing odd and complicated.
Not surprisingly, my results were unspectacular. I got out what I put in – not much. After one attempt to tap on my children, I placed the book on a bookshelf and deemed this another over-hyped modality.
Often, a technique or remedy is not right for us and our children. Sometimes though, there is a timing issue. We may not be ready or the moment might not be ripe.
When the time is right, a teacher will appear.
A year or two later, a group of mothers at an on-line forum I frequented began discussing EFT. Coincidentally, a woman I knew contacted me and told me her friend wanted to practice EFT on a mother of an autistic child. “Are you interested?” she asked.
While I was pretty sure this tapping thing would not work for me , the offer came during my darkest days. I was desperate and willing to try almost anything.
EFT with a Practitioner
When I walked into Linda Kent’s home office, I did not know what to expect. I was surprised to learn that this technique was not about fixing my children. It was about helping me feel better.
Linda asked me a number of questions and then started tapping on me. She explained that I might feel sensations in my body or remember incidents from long ago.
She tapped on me and helped me formulate set-up phrases like those I use in the demo. I was convinced nothing was happening, but sat there politely while she tapped and talkead.
I no longer remember what we were tapping on, but when she said, and I repeated, “Even though I feel so alone, I deeply and completely love and accept myself,” something deep inside of me cracked opened. My tears flowed and flowed and healing began.
It was then that I understood the power of EFT. In that moment, something shifted.
That first session was transformative for me. It took me on a journey of deep healing. It led to my studying EFT and Matrix Reimprinting and using them often for myself and others.
Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t feel much the first few times you tap. I believe that the early sessions “prime the pump.” They start balancing and opening energy channels.
Stick with it, work with a practitioner or try a group session. When it starts working for you (and for many people this is during the first session), you will be forever grateful to have this handy tool in your pocket. I plan to resume group and private tapping sessions soon. Comment if you’re interested in experiencing meridian tapping for better, easier parenting.
In the interview below, I talk to Annabele Fisher about my journey with EFT and Matrix Reimprinting.