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You’ve heard about the Emotional Focus Transformation (EFT or Tapping), and now you’re wondering: Should I learn Mindful EFT (MEFT)? Will MEFT work for me? How will it improve my life?
Well, good news. The MEFT can improve your life and that of your clients. You can start using it today, and it will work for you. Also, I will teach you self-compassion.
The combination of tapping and mindfulness is compelling. You will learn how to use MEFT/Tapping to deal with any issue, problem, and feeling, such as chronic pain, stress, depression, low self-esteem, weight, smoking, and drinking…
Don’t you think you deserve to feel good and enjoy life? You have one life, and that is the only life you have.
You will learn the exact technique we use to:
- Overcome low self-esteem
- Reduce anxiety and help prevent anxiety attacks
- Manage depression
- Increase self-love and self-confidence
- Reach your goals
- Feel more in control of your emotions daily
The benefits and reasons why you should learn Mindful Emotional Focus Transformation are
- You can do it anywhere. At home, in your office, in the car, on the beach, while walking!
- You can do it by yourself. No therapy classes, counselors, or tools needed.
- You can use it on for any problem or issue you have, ranging from weight issues to pain.
- You can teach and practice MEFT to clients to help improve their lives.
Get started with this course to learn how to start feeling more at peace, relaxed, happier, and pain-free immediately!
What people think about EFT
“EFT offers great healing benefits.” Deepak Chopra, MD
“EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health, and behavior.” Bruce Lipton, PhD
“EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement.” Candace Pert, PhD
“EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results.” Donna Eden
“EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century” Cheryl Richardson
“I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results.” Eric Robins, MD
What can you expect to get from this course?
- Enable you to be in tune with your feelings and appropriately transform their impact.
- Give you the skills to effectively handle challenges with more clarity.
- Teach you how to change by controlling your emotional and physical destiny.
- Help you achieve profound changes and develop radically new outlooks on life.
- Give you techniques for changing all areas of your life, beliefs, fears, and attitudes that have limited your ability to be truly happy.
- Show you that you can create positive desires, wishes, preferences, goals, and values as well as change your negative limiting beliefs.
- Show you how to “take control” in an open world, and experience happiness under difficult and “impossible” conditions.
- Illustrate ways, to be honest, and to become the person you like to be.
- Accepting yourself as you are now
- Improving your life with self-compassion
- Making wise choices and living a happy and successful life.
What are your requirements?
- You are older than 20 years
- You want to improve your emotional and physical well-being
- You are interested in self-development
- You want to learn about Mindful EFT
What will you learn?
- What is energy healing?
- What are meridians?
- What is self-compassion, and why is it important?
- How to energize your hands?
- What is Mindful Emotional Freedom?
- Why should you use the Mindful Emotional Freedom?
- What is Mindful EFT used?
- How to use Mindful EFT on yourself?
- What to do if Mindful EFT doesn’t work on the issue?
- How to use Mindful EFT with clients?
History of EFT (Emotionally Focused Transformations)
EFT is a meridian-based energy therapy developed by Gary Craig from the landmark discoveries of Dr. Roger Callahan. It is a simple technique that often provides rapid relief from physical-emotional issues (e.g., Trauma, PTSD, Phobias, Grief, Anger, Guilt, Anxiety, Addictive Cravings, Nightmares, Abandonment, Fear of Public Speaking, Fear of Flying, Love Pain, Depression, Pain, Headaches and much more).
Gary Craig, a Stanford- trained engineer, reduced years of diligent research and endless trial and error down to one practical procedure.
Robert Smith evolved EFT. He calls his routine “Faster EFT.” This Faster EFT has the same results, and it’s easy to learn.
Faster EFT, we will teach you, addresses the entire mind/body system, including what you think and how you process your thoughts, along with the body’s response. It is a self-empowering system that gives you control over your past, present, and your future. It will show you how to design and transform your life right now. It is a universal healing system that can address virtually anything.
About Energy healing
Energetic Healing is an umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates the energy circuits in our physical bodies to regain balance and facilitate our body’s innate healing mechanisms. Some of the more popular treatments that fall under the heading “energetic healing” include Reiki, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Thought Field Therapy, Acupuncture, and EFT. Energetic healing practitioners are usually trained in several modalities and will combine these in their unique way. Many combine intuitive skills with their practical and theoretical skills.
Energetic healing takes a holistic approach that looks beyond the physical to manipulating the energy systems (meridians, auric bodies, chakras) where the cause of the disease is.
Trauma, emotional and mental stress, false belief systems, physical distress, environmental stress, and other blocks to our personal growth can be stored in the energy fields of our bodies.
Energetic healing facilitates the healing process by clearing blocks in the energy fields, repairing and re-balancing the energy so that the body can move to its optimal level of balance from where it can access its inherent ability to heal itself.
Energetic healing can also help identify “issues” before they manifest as pain or as similar distortions in the physical body. It opens our consciousness to the areas we need to work through and heal to bring our lives into balance and to maintain health, harmony, and vitality.
As an energy healer (by practicing Mindful EFT you are an energy healer), the meridians will be of central importance to you for yourself and as you work with your clients.
Meridians are energy channels ‘transporting’ life energy (Chi/Qi) throughout the body. If there are blockages in the system of meridians, you will experience a lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body.
Your energy flow affects how you feel, how you think, and the overall condition of your health situation. When the body’s life-force energy becomes blocked, various imbalances will result.
Acupuncture Meridians – Pathways of Chi Energy
Acupuncture meridians have many names. These names include Chinese meridians, energy meridians, and Chi meridians, to name a few. These meridians carry the life force that vitalizes all life forms and allows them to flourish and grow. Different cultures call this life force by various names: Chi, subtle energy, Spirit, Prana, and vital energy to mention just a few.
Similar to electricity, this energy is invisible to the human eye. However, experienced Chinese doctors can feel and trace these pathways of energy with their hands. About 5,000 years ago, they mapped these meridian lines. With this understanding, acupuncture was developed to balance Chi.
Think of these acupuncture meridians as streams or rivers flowing with energy. Like a river that provides life-giving water to its surrounding areas, these channels distribute revitalizing energy to the surrounding area of the body.
It is only because of the existence of this energy in our body that we can move, breathe, digest food… think and even feel.
Qi is composed of two kinds of forces: ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang.’
A person remains in good health if there are harmony and balance between these two forces.
Sometimes, however, the flow of energy is disrupted. An overload of power in the form of strong emotions and trauma can block the flow of Chi. It is like a surge of electricity going to your TV and causing a circuit to blow. Optimal health depends on energy consistently flowing; balanced, free, and uninterrupted throughout the entire body.
That is where Mindful Emotionally Focused Transformations Techniques (MEFT) comes in. Practicing MEFT will help clear energy disruptions in your acupuncture meridians, allowing energy to flow more freely to all parts of your body.
You will find acupuncture meridians throughout the body. There are many acupuncture points along these meridians that are energy reservoirs. These meridian points can be stimulated with needles, physical pressure, or tapping to release or redistribute energy.
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When you press these points, muscle tension is released and promotes the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points; acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective. But acupressure, the older of the two traditions, was neglected after the Chinese developed more technological methods for stimulating points with needles and electricity. Acupressure, however, continues to be the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and is used with MEFT.
It can be beneficial for the MEFT healer to develop more hand sensitivity.
Below is a useful exercise to help you with developing hand sensitivity. Most of the EFT practitioners don’t practice it, but we think that it’s crucial if you would like to do energy healing with MEFT.
Exercise for Developing Hand Sensitivity
Sit comfortably with your back straight and tall. Allow your mind to quiet down. Spend a few minutes breathing deeply and comfortably into your belly. When your breath has become slow and even, then you are ready to go on.
Rub the palms of your hands fast together for 15-30 seconds.
Hold your hands out in front of you, palms facing each other.
Slowly bring your hands together, as close as you can without touching. Pay attention to any sensations you feel in your hands.
Slowly bring your hands by 6-12 inches again, so that they are separated
Repeat this process several times, bringing your hands together and apart. Be slow and steady. As you do it, pay close attention to your palms. What are you experiencing? You may experience a sense of pressure or thickness between your palms; warmth; buzzing; tickling; pulsing; or other sensations. You’re feeling energetic!
What is Mindful EFT
EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, here combined with mindful techniques. EFT uses the same energy meridians that have been used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, however without the penetration of needles. Instead, tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while speaking positive statements.
This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive statements works to clear the “short-circuit” – the emotional block — from your body’s Bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and healing. The mindful interventions will support this healing sincerely.
Some people are initially wary of these principles that MEFT is based on – the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates our health is only recently becoming recognized in the West. Others are initially taken aback by (and sometimes amused by) the EFT tapping and affirmation methodology, whose basics you will learn here.
Keep in mind, EFT works and is, in combination with mindfulness interventions, most potent.
This manual will provide an overview of how and where to tap, the proper affirmation techniques, and the mindful interventions so that you can begin using MEFT immediately to help yourself and others. It will also provide an introduction to some advanced MEFT techniques and principles you can employ.
Here are the things we believe, according to MEFT that are true:
- The saboteur or inner critic is just a part of us that is scared and is operating from old programs that worked in the past to keep us safe.
- Our subconscious/unconscious mind will reliably do as it has been programmed to do.
- We motivate ourselves by the internal reaction, which is driven by pain or pleasure.
- Our feelings motivate everything we do.
- The prevention of pain controls our life.
- Our bodies are mirrors of our emotional experiences, beliefs, fears, and attitudes.
- What you focus on you get.
- What you believe to be true or not to be true powerfully shapes your perception of the external world.
- You see what you already believe and beliefs create the fact.
- You can change your beliefs.
- The mind and bodywork as one because they are one. What affects the body also affects the mind, and what changes the mind also modifies the body.
- Memories seem real because they stimulate the body to feel its impact. They are in the living cells of your brain and body, and their meaning is subject to change.
- Memories are not you.
- Memories are flexible and changeable.
- What you resist persists.
- Pretending emotional issues or traumas don’t exist, pushing them away, or ignoring negative emotions supports their power to control your life.
Using Mindful EFT, you identify the feelings that drive the behavior. You release it by tapping on it until the feelings have changed.
What is Mindfulness, and what’s in it for you?
Though mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular practice of mindfulness has entered the American mainstream in recent years, in part through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which he launched at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979.
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as:
- “Paying attention;
- On purpose,
- In the present moment, and
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts turn into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them-without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.
That we can achieve by having a beginner’s mind; every breath we take is a new one. We are always starting new and fresh again. We can only live in the NOW, the only place where we make our decisions, where we choose who we are.
That sounds easy to me. But it is not so simple.
Our mind is always thinking, and that is normal. And the thoughts hop like a monkey from tree to tree.
The task of our brain is thinking. It has to ensure our survival and reproduction. And that’s it.
Our brain is not hardwired for happiness.
Possible threats and reproduction are the brain’s primary focus. And because of that, we are continually looking for threats.
That was very important in former times. To not see the tiger was the death sentence. For the survival of human beings, this survival wiring of the brain was necessary and vital.
In our society, it’s possible to see a threat everywhere. Everything can be a threat, and that has implications on our whole body system. Just a look in the mirror is for many people a threat because there are instantly thoughts like: “How do you look today?… Your hair is so miserable…. And you’ve gained weight… and see all the lines under your eyes… you are getting old and ugly. You don’t have to ask yourself why you can’t find a man…..”
It is reasonable to get lost in thoughts and to look for threats; we usually are not aware. And if we have enough balance in our lives that is not a problem.
But if we are good at it, that means we experience a lot of possible threats in the form of thoughts, and we believe them, we are stressed, and our body has difficulties to adjust. Most of the people don’t feel these threats. It’s a habit, and we are on autopilot.
To change this habit, wired deep in our brains, always constantly to look for threats, we need mindfulness or awareness.
We have to look at what we are thinking and feeling.
Watch your thoughts and feelings just for one minute. What are you feeling in your body, now, at this moment? What are you thinking now, if the thoughts in your brain are hopping around like monkeys?
The practice of mindfulness reduces heart rate, slows respiration, decreases blood pressure, lowers oxygen consumption, and decreases muscle tension.
- Reduces chronic pain,
- Lowers levels of bad cholesterol,
- Lowers blood levels of harmful stress hormones,
- Alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
- Improves sleep patterns,
- Lowers levels of blood lactate (which is associated with anxiety), and it
- Reduces the risk of heart and artery disease and stroke.
- Practicing mindfulness also improves emotional health.
- Research shows that regular practice has a powerful effect on depression as it alleviates loneliness, hopelessness, and despair.
- It enhances the ability to think clearly.
- You learn faster.
- You are better at solving problems and are more creative and intelligent.
- It increases the ability to pay attention to a rapid stream of information.
How can you change the body with MEFT?
What we think has a significant impact on our body. Our body remembers everything we experience.
To show you how that work, we will do an experiment.
If you don’t mind, let your eyes gently close as you take in a nice abdominal breath. Imagine or pretend that you’re at home in your kitchen.
- Look around the room and pay attention to the sounds, the sights, and the light. Listen to the sounds of the refrigerator…
- Walk over to the refrigerator, and as you do pay attention to your footsteps as you walk across the floor… You may, or you may not hear your steps on the floor.
- Open the door to the refrigerator… Feel the fresh air as it spills out into your body. ….. Today, whether you usually have one or not, there’s a lemon in your refrigerator…
- Look at the lemon… Pay attention to its color as you reach in and take the lemon.
- Notice the texture, the temperature, the size, and the shape.
- Now take the lemon over to a place where you would typically cut up fruits or vegetables…
- Take out your favorite knife… Now slice the lemon… You may slice it lengthwise from end to end or down the center in small pieces.
- You may have noticed the juice as it drips out on the cutting area… Reach down and take a slice and smell the fragrance… You may recognize memories …
- Now open your mouth and take a big bite into that lemon. Feel and taste the juices… Experience the increased salivation and notice the feeling at the corners of your jaw. Now swallow the lemon juice.
- Open your eyes. What did you notice? What did you experience?
Did you realize that something was happening in your body while hearing just words and seeing a mental image? That happens with every word, with everything we hear and see or imagine.
Our believing system
In our unconscious mind are a lot of beliefs. Some of them are good for us. For example: If I believe that I’m a lucky person, I will focus more on what is right in my life.
But we have beliefs inside that are not helpful. Those ideas and experiences are what hold us back at the unconscious level, but it is not a character defect, it is just a program learned most often in childhood. It was serving us well at the time we learned or experienced it because we survived in that environment.
The big problem comes when we start to judge and condemn ourselves because of them. These judgments and condemnations we create only add to the fire with self-blame, self-rejection, self-judgment, isolation, self-condemnation, guilt, and even shame.
It’s not only then that it’s necessary to open our hearts and practice self-compassion.
Open your heart – The power of compassion
New research, according to Jeffrey Schwartz, shows that self-affirmation alters the brain’s response to health messages and leads to subsequent behavior change. And to practice compassion is a kind of self-affirmation.
Compassion is a deep caring for the pain of others, often accompanied by a desire to help.
Compassion is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves. Scientists have figured out that compassion and kindness are good for our health. “The neural net around the heart is an essential part of our thinking and our reasoning. Our happiness and our collective wellbeing depend on the integration and collaboration of both our minds and hearts.” These are words from James Doty a neurosurgeon.
One of the most consistent findings in the research literature is that greater self- compassion leads to less anxiety and depression.
Of course, a key feature of compassion is the lack of self-criticism, and self-criticism is known to be an essential predictor of anxiety and depression. Compassion offers protection against anxiety and depression.
With compassion, we strengthen the neural net around our heart.
A lack of compassion for oneself and others is a significant cause of inner and relationship unhappiness. In terms of personal growth, if you were to focus on making compassion your highest priority — both for yourself and others — you would find yourself progressing toward happiness, peace, and joy more rapidly than you can imagine.
With self-kindness, we are supportive and understanding toward ourselves. Our inner dialogues are gentle and encouraging rather than harsh and belittling. That means that instead of continually punishing ourselves for not being good enough, we kindly acknowledge that we’re doing the best we can.
Moving into self-compassion takes time and practice.
Put your hands on your heart
Think of yourself. Look at yourself in a mirror (maybe just in your mind) and say to yourself
- May I be happy
- May I learn to accept myself as I am
- May I be healthy
Think of someone you are grateful for, your family and friends. And then tell them:
- May you be happy
- May you learn to accept yourself as you are
- May you be healthy
Think now of the whole world. Of all the people on our planet and tell them
- May all people be happy
- May all people learn to accept themselves as they are
- May all people be healthy
You will see that if you do this small exercise daily, you will change and the world around you will change as well.
You will get a different relationship with yourself. The voice of your inner critic will not be so loud anymore, and you can easily allow yourself to change your feelings with EFT.
Part 2 Rewire your brain and heal yourself with Mindful EFT
Self Compassion: A Prerequisite for Change with Birgit Zottmann