How to Boost EFT with Color

A Case Study in Color

By Suzanne Zacharia

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My workshop attendee, Victor, was tapping for an incident and became stuck.  The incident was a talk he attended where Victor could not concentrate and felt detached.  We called this event the "Big Hall Event", and we first tapped on the whole thing as one entity.  His level of intensity started at about an 8 on a scale of 0 to 10.  We tapped: Even though I have this Big Hall Event feeling…

We carried on in this vein for a few rounds.  During the workshop, Victor responded very well to EFT for issues before this exercise.  However, this exercise was a challenge because there were many aspects to the Big Hall Event, and Victor could not remember most of them.  This is because memory and concentration were a big part of the problem, as were his anxiety and shame about this.

His level of intensity was going down, but only gradually.  Putting emphasis on the words "I deeply accept myself" helped shift his level of intensity a little more.  We even shouted that part with gusto.  We also tapped the following.

"Even though I'm feeling impatient and want a resolution…"

"Even though I'm only responding normally and I want to respond like Superman…"

"Even though I still have this Big Hall feeling."

Reminder phrase: "Feeling impatient and want a resolution."

His level of intensity went down gradually to about a 5 when we had to stop for lunch.  After lunch, we worked on the Big Hall Event again using the Movie Technique.  Victor recounted the event step-by-step as far as he could remember.  I stopped him at one point where he said he had been feeling overwhelmed with the atmosphere in the big hall.  He reported a level of intensity of about 4 out of 10.  So we tapped as follows.

"Even though I have this big hall atmosphere feeling…"

We tapped a few times on this, and it reached zero.  So we carried on with the movie.  We reached a part when Victor was feeling detached, and anxious about feeling detached.  His level of intensity was about a 5 out of 10.  We tapped as follows.

"Even though I have this detached feeling…"

"Even though I have this anxiety about feeling detached…"

I believe it was at this point that his level of intensity crept up a little, back to about a 5.  So I asked Victor where he felt the anxiety.  It was in his solar plexus; this is where we feel our identity, self-will, and sense of being in control.  If there is a problem with feeling in control or feeling that something has been taken from us, it is usually felt in the solar plexus.

So, having gained the knowledge previously that Victor had experienced difficulty getting on with his stepmother, I told him that I had a hunch this was connected.  He described the stepmother feeling as one of "my space being invaded" and reported feeling it in the solar plexus.  I asked him to give a number to the level of intensity in his solar plexus, and thinking of his stepmother measured it at 5 out of 10.

So we tapped on a few stepmother aspects, which brought the solar plexus feeling to about a 2 or 3 out of 10.  Since this was an exercise in a workshop, I decided to go back to the movie at this stage.  Victor reported that level of intensity for the detached feeling and associated anxiety went down to about a 3 or 4.

"Even though I have this detached feeling anxiety in my solar plexus…"

This produced no further results and we were running out of time, so I could not explore further aspects.

I had recently been working on a project involving EFT and chakra colors, so it was on the forefront of my mind.  I sometimes combine color with EFT.  I use Sandi Radomski's Allergy Antidotes EFT treatment, only instead of holding a substance, I hold a colored object.  The EFT is used for tapping in the color needed to restore balance and the solar plexus color is yellow.  So I found just the right shade of yellow toy bricks which we held in one hand and tapped with the other as follows.

"Even though I have this detached feeling of anxiety…"

"Even though I need this yellow in my solar plexus…"

For the reminder phrases we alternated tapping "detached feeling anxiety" and "yellow healing in my solar plexus."  At the under eye point we continued tapping while I told Victor, "Just allow yellow healing to your solar plexus. Remember good things your friends say about you, all the nice comments clients give you, and all the nice things that you know about yourself.  Sunshine yellow healing in your solar plexus."

His level of intensity went down to a 2.  Encouraged, Victor then took out a couple of yellow-ish crystals that he had in his pockets.  He exchanged a crystal for the yellow toy brick and we tapped as the color tapping above and his level of intensity went up to a 3 or 4 again!

To me this was a sign that we were tapping on the wrong color, as the crystal was more orange than yellow.  This probably brought out other aspects relating to a different color, in other words, aspects other than were felt in the solar plexus.  We only had time for one more round, so we decided to try the toy brick again, since it was an actual yellow.

His level of intensity went down to 2 out of 10 again. We were amazed. This really brings home the importance of being specific.

In my opinion, this color booster for EFT is an extension of Chasing the Pain where we describe the feeling, such as "this anxiety in my solar plexus".  With the color addition, we are simply being more specific and describing the feeling in terms of color as well.  And the color is only the wavelength needed to release the negative feeling.  After all, it is all energy.

We had to stop there, as it was a workshop session rather than a one-to-one.  Victor attended a further workshop with me later, and it seems that the first session had paved the way for further healing related to the root causes of this issue.  As a result, Victor could remember and release events from his childhood that even previous visits to a regression hypnotherapist could not yield.   And all it took was EFT and a yellow object.


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Author's Bio:

© Suzanne Zacharia 2010.  My name is Suzanne Zacharia and I am committed to spreading the word about health options. I believe that the more and better options one has, the more choice there is. 

A virus caught along with 5 other students at university at the end of 1986, plus medical negligence, meant that I got smokers lung at a relatively young age.  In desperation for help with my symptoms and quality of life, I turned to complementary therapy, and I have outlived one doctor's prognosis by many years now.

I am now a complementary therapist, author and trainer specializing in energy healing.  Want to use this article?  You can, as long as you credit me with it and invite your readers to get my FREE book "EFT How-To For You" at http://www.EFT-Scripts.com




Posted February 06, 2010 01:01 PM

Hi Suzanne
I was very interested in what you are saying about EFT and the chakras and would like to know more about where you got your info, it sounds interesting. I just read this very interesting book about it (Why People don't heal and how they can by Caroline Myss) which also links in with the Christian sacraments to each point.

Thanks for your very useful article!


Posted February 07, 2010 12:11 PM

Hi Heather,

I'm glad you enjoyed the article.

I love using color with healing; it's so simple - and specific in its own way. I had Reiki training in the traditional way, with regular mentoring and practice, since February 1999. So I guess my biggest source is monthly Reiki shares plus the continuing several-times-a-year complementary health education the average UK complementary therapist with Embody (association) has to do. I also teamed up with a great color therapist and kinesiologist in the UK and did workshops with her, learning all the way. So sorry I can't say buy this book or that. However, I did put a good deal of this experience in a book on my website - Energy Color Healing :-)


Dorothy Biagioni
Posted August 20, 2010 01:12 PM

Thank You for a great article.
I to have found using colour with EFT and/or hypnosis to be extremely complimentary for work with my clients.

I am very thankful that we have varied resources and people such as yourself to share these experiences and promote health and wellness.

In Peace and Light to All
Dorothy Biagioni


Dorothy Biagioni
Posted August 20, 2010 01:21 PM


Thank You for your great insight.

I to have found using colour with EFT and/or hypnosis to bring positive results.

I look forward to reading and learning more from you.

In Peace and Light to All
Dorothy Biagioni


Posted August 20, 2010 02:48 PM

Hi Suzanne
sorry I can't find the link to that energy colour healing on your site. Please can you post it. Lol I am only reading your answer now to what you wrote in Feb!


Posted August 21, 2010 03:09 AM

Hi Heather,

It's here:

Right now, the shopping cart company that sells and sends you the e-book is down for maintenance, but it should be back up and running again soon. If you want to get it earlier, just email me, and I'll arrange with you.


Posted August 21, 2010 03:11 AM

Hi Dorothy,

That's wonderful! Color is very powerful, isn't it?


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