Psychological Reversal in EFT
Tapping to release blocks to healing
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One feature that was built into every round of EFT is Psychological Reversal tapping, where we tap on the Karate Chop or rub the Sore Spot whilst saying the famous “Even though” statement. And I like that. Clients also like it. As sson as we start the “Even though”, it is a familiar place, a nice comfortable feeling. It is almost like a familiar comfortable pair of jeans or your favorite song. It is so comforting, we just say it automatically and healing can start.
Then there are the times when this simple PR treatment needs a boost. Maybe the SUDS stay where they are. Or perhaps they go down by tiny increments. This is when extra skills are needed to give it a boost.
Although PR is an energy disruption, I am happier thinking of PR in NLP terms as a protective mechanism. So to me, in my experience, we are not so much correcting PR as we are allowing healing to occur. If we feel we need the problem in order to be protected in some way or other, then it is hard to let go of the problem. This protection can be at various different levels.
Protection could be the protection of our identity. For example, an anorexic may see herself as that Thin Girl and anything geared towards recovery is also destructive of her identity or the core of her being. Or protection can be for our way of life or security, where for example tapping for a better job never gets anywhere because the current job is too secure to let go of. Protection can also be of where we stand or where we belong, such as a smoker at a deep level needing to remain a smoker to be like the rest of their loving family.
Naturally, it follows that if tapping is meant to resolve most issues, we can tap for PR. This is a good first port of call. Like all tapping, it is best to be specific. For example:
"Even though it does not feel safe to let go of this, I deeply love and accept myself"
"Even though I don't know who I'll be when I let go of this..."
“Even though I don't know how to cope if I let go of this...”
"Even though it reminds me of my family's love to continue like this..."
On the actual physical tapping level, we can rub the Sore Spot or tap the Karate Chop. And we can also tap on any point while we do the PR treatment. A round of "I accept myself" on each point can do wonders. If in doubt, try doing the PR reversal on various different points and see what feels best for you. You may be pleasantly surprised. And if one cannot accept oneself, that can be a session itself, working on raising levels of self-acceptance. In my experience, this is time well spent. I find that when clients accept themselves less that 20%, they will be very reversed towards healing. But when this reaches 50%, the client suddenly starts surging ahead.
Another PR-shifter is emphasis. You can make the Setup even more powerful by shouting out the second half, the "I DEEPLY ACCEPT MYSELF!" This is very simple to do and may be all that is needed to dislodge a little stuckness in a session. Try doing it while rubbing both Sore Spots or tapping bilaterally on both sides of the body!
Allowing healing is also allowing love. Any blocks to self-love are worthy of dedicated sessions to resolve the. Like self-acceptance, I find if a client loves themselves less that 20%, that in itself leads to a big PR element. Unconditional love is an energy that we can learn to let in. Training in allowing unconditional love in can lead to huge shifts in PR.
The 20% self-love or self-acceptance threshold is based upon my client experiences, and I would welcome comments about your experiences. We are always learning with EFT. These are very exciting times.
This reminds me of the creation of EFT; the very beginning. EFT was made out of TFT and toxins are a big thing to TFTers. Of course it is true that on the rare occasion, toxins can create PR. But with EFT, all you have to do is find the toxin and tap for it. For example, with someone I treated recently, upon muscle-testing, I found this to be peanuts. So we tapped for "Even though I have this reaction to peanuts,..." and then the session went very smoothly afterwards.
Quite honestly though, simple persistence is one way to get around PR that works. It may take longer, but something will happen. The biggest advantage is that you do not need to be a highly skilled EFTer to do it. Just tap, tap, and tap. You can get there in the end.
So, there are many ways to release PR and much has been written about it. Sometimes it can seem daunting, but if we keep it simple, there are many ways forward. One step at a time.
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© 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
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