Transderivational Searches for More Effective EFT

An NLP technique to enhance EFT sessions

By Ruthi Backenroth, MBA, EFT Cert 1

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I have studied Gary Craig’s videos for hundreds of hours and am still amazed at the simplicity of his brilliant successes. Something I have noticed, but is not often mentioned is the constant succession of transderivational searches that Gary encourages. He is having the person do these inner searches all the time. 

Trans-derivational Search (TDS) - Definition: 'the process of searching back through one's stored memories and mental representations to find the reference experience from which a current behavior or response was derived' (Dilts, 1990).

"These 'Gary Craig Questions' lead to transderivational searches: 

What is the intensity on a scale of 1 to 10?  (Every time he asks, that's another TDS.)
How is the pain now?
Gary repeats the description, using many of the same words, and asks if that is correct.
He suggests a variety of emotions for the person to consider.  
He says that he wants to be accurate in describing the emotional discomfort, and confirms that he is accurate.
Gary often touches or points to the parts of the body that is described.

Movie technique....  
How long would the movie be?
Give it a title
Imagine sitting in a movie theater and watching it
If you had to tell the story, what do you think your intensity would be?
Imagine it brighter, in other colors, sizes, etc.  
Try to get your emotion up.

He says something, and then asks, “Is that accurate?”  
He repeats the exact words the person used, many times.  (Causes a TDS each time.)
He tests for a reaction many times. (Try it again. Is it different now?)
He pauses and hesitates often,

He shows that he is thinking about the next thing to try.  
     He offers the client the option of what to work on next.
     We can work on whichever memory you choose.
     Which foot should we concentrate on?

He is constantly asking about the changes in emotional and physical pain, 
He asks for a description and for SUDs levels after most rounds of tapping.

The above examples demonstrate how to encourage transderivational searches, an NLP technique, for more effective  EFT sessions.


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Author's Bio:

Ruthi Backenroth, MBA, AAMET EFT Level 2; EFT Cert 1, of EFT-ACTION LLC, utilizes results oriented EFT techniques, to clear a path to creativity and resourcefulness for executives, professionals, and homemakers, to find lasting relief from stress, anxiety, and pain.

Ruthi discovered her passion for EFT healing while searching for a 'Sarno' type of solution for her own back pain.  She became hooked on the process, and the art, of EFT after trying EFT for her pain and finding herself facing work deadlines and family issues with a newfound sense of serenity, as well as creativity.

Ruthi earned her MBA, graduating with honors, and has professional experience as a grants-writer. After using EFT, her own work skills catapulted in areas of productivity, creativity and time management.  Co-workers commented on her sense of calm, and her competent presence.  And her back is feeling pretty good these days.

Ruthi combines her knowledge of EFT with NLP (neuro-linguistic programing) techniques and a lighthearted touch. We can work by telephone from the comfort of your home or office, and there is a money-back satisfaction guarantee for your first session.

To learn more about my approach to EFT, or if you would like us to meet for a no obligation telephone consultation, please visit  WWW.EFTACTION.com.  




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