A Second Example of Getting to Core Issues

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By Helen P Bressler

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A recent experience prompted this EFT snippet. It gives an example of just how versatile and rapid EFT can be.

With regard to this, I was visiting a university’s computer room recently when a very agitated lady entered. At the time there were a number of folks in the room awaiting an observed clinical exam as part of their nursing degree. The lady literally had moments to go before she entered the exam room. She had arrived late and had announced her nervousness for all to hear.

Our conversation was as follows:

Me: Can I ask you if you have ever heard of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques?

She (we did not have time to exchange names): No, what's that?

Me: It's an energy psychology, it can help you eliminate your nerves (she had burst into the room declaring her nerves) by tapping on various points, a bit like acupressure.

She: What do I do?

Me: Just follow me, find your sore spot, it'll be around here (I was demonstrating on myself)

She: Er, oh, ow - got it

Me: Follow me with words and actions, "Even though I am really nervous about this exam I deeply and completely love and accept myself." I'll say it with you.

We rubbed the sore spot three times and then proceeded to tap on the facial points, collar bone and karate chop point stating 'this nervousness'.

I could see in her face she was thinking 'What on earth am I doing but I'm so nervous I'll give anything a go.' By the time we were at the karate chop point (this was the first and only round) her face had completely changed and rather than tapping with that tentative 'what I am doing' action, she was tapping away with a 'wow what's going on, this is great' look on her face and a purposefulness of action to her tap.

I asked her how she was feeling. Her reply: 'Oh my God, I can't believe that, I feel totally calm. Wow, I LOVE this collar bone point (she started tapping on this point), I could tap on that all day!' At that point she was called into her exam. I remained in the room and she eventually returned with a broad smile on her face and a huge thank you from her lips.

Helen P Bressler


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Author's Bio:

Helen holds a bachelor’s degree with suma cum laude honors from Oxford Brookes University and is certified in EFT, Z Point and Professional Coaching. Helen is also a registered nurse and ordained minister. She has over two decades of experience in the area of self-development; and works with individuals, groups and couples with great success.

Her wealth of experience and knowledge make her invaluable in the area of self-development. She is widely renowned as a self development expert and transformational coach and has helped hundreds transform their lives.

Helen uses EFT and Z Point to diminish trauma, blocks and isempowering beliefs which get in the way of discovering  or achieving what we really want. Furthermore, she optimizes growth and facilitates direction. She helps people improve relationships and health, clear emotional baggage, reduce stress and unleash potential. She creates tailor-made sessions that perfectly suit the needs of her clients.

Clients have reported feeling happier, healthier, more peaceful and more aware of their life purpose as a result of working with Helen.

Helen co-authored '101 Ways to Enhance Your Career' and has had countless articles published both electronically and in paper form. As part of her own continuing development she is currently working towards her license in marriage and family therapy.

Helen is available for individual, group, family and couples sessions. Visit her website for further information and details of how to contact Helen: www.optimumevolution.com


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