EFT helps with school anxiety

By Elizabeth Paris, Certified EFT

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One Saturday afternoon Jen asked me if EFT could help her 6 year old daughter’s habit of hugging Mom’s leg and crying when it was time to get on the bus for school every morning. Not a great way to start the day to say the least.  I can never guarantee EFT will work, but I will try it on everything so we gave it a shot.  What happened next was what we call in EFT land a ‘one minute wonder’.  I asked Maggie how much she did not want to get on the bus in the morning and by using my hands tried to measure her anxiety.  My hands clapped together was no anxiety and my hands extended farthest apart was a 10. She mimicked me and put her hands out as far as they could go out stretched.  I spent a couple of minutes tapping on some of her meridian (acupuncture) points saying things like, ‘you don’t like to get on the bus, it’s hard to leave your mom, you just don’t like to get on the bus. You don’t like school.’ At that statement she looked at me funny and told me that she does like school but she doesn’t want to leave her mom.  So, I did one more tapping from head to collar bone tapping and saying ‘you don’t like to leave your mom.  You want to stay home with your mom etc....and then asked her again if she still felt that huge anxiety thinking about getting on the bus.  She said no and that it was more like - and she put her hands about 2 inches apart.  I asked her if that was good enough and she said yes.  Her mom text me Monday morning saying she was watching as Maggie walked to the bus without a word.  I called Jen up immediately to get the full story and she explained that Maggie had commented on Sunday night that she viewed getting on the bus differently.  The next morning not even a frown.  Now that is what I call life changing.  If any of you have had 6 year olds you can relate that the last way you want to start your day or their day is with all that anxiety.  EFT is amazing!


Author's Bio:

Elizabeth Paris is a certified EFT Practitioner and Health Coach in Pittsfield, MA.  You can read more about her at Elizabethparis.net or email her at BerkshireEFT@gmail.com  or like her on Facebook at Berkshire EFT


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